Ferme Favourite
Feb07

Ferme Favourite

La Petite Ferme in South Africa’s Franschhoek winelands not only offers high quality homely accommodation but great cuisine and stunning views. ‘The Little Farm’ is named, not as an affectation but as a reference to the 17th & 18th Century Huguenot exiles from France, who escaped persecution by Louis XIV, bringing their vines, crafts and skills with them, at the invitation of Dutch Protestant settlers in the Cape. As the story...

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Atlanticview – much more than a view with a room
May17

Atlanticview – much more than a view with a room

We’re only spending ten days in South Africa – and four of them are going to be in Camp’s Bay. Even more vital to get our choice of hotel just right! Our guest contributors Olly & Ruth share their experiences of  Camps Bay. You might think that wall-to-wall sunshine, beach, bed and a good restaurant is all you need to escape from grey skies – but we want our stay to be special, without breaking the bank. Our final choice –...

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Pack your trunk for Nellie!
Apr19

Pack your trunk for Nellie!

’The Nellie’ as it’s known by many of the locals, sits like a wedding cake in the heart of Cape Town’s historic and cultural centre; near the trendy areas of Kloof and Long Streets, nestling at the foot of Table Mountain. The Mount Nelson experience starts at their entrance, through the Prince of Wales gates and continues to the hotel where you’ll be greeted with a sea of pink walls and welcoming staff. Once you settle into the...

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Fly Southern Africa as if its in your own plane
Dec08

Fly Southern Africa as if its in your own plane

Join your favourite locations in Southern Africa with Skypass for the ultimate personalised itinerary. We’ll help you create your own perfect Southern Africa itinerary by putting together the locations and stays you’ve always wanted to visit – for the amount of time you’d like – all linked together by a smart commuter executive aircraft – flying to set routes and schedules that you just hop on and...

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Searching for a great meal in Cape Town? Visit these five ace places.
Nov10

Searching for a great meal in Cape Town? Visit these five ace places.

In this, the last of our Cape Town series, we’ve avoided the ‘must be seen at’ places – even if we could get into them in less than a month – opting for attractive and unusual places that offer good quality, interesting food, with an overall great atmosphere and service. We’ve listed them below in alphabetical order to avoid favouritism, as each is excellent in its own right. Ash Restaurant ASH, as the name unsurprisingly...

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