Innovative Winter Wine Pairings in the Cape

There is no denying that autumn has arrived and winter is just around the corner. Already the first fires are being lighted in the grates around the tasting rooms of the Cape Winelands. Whilst wine tasting just by itself is one of my favourite past times, when combined with delectable, well thought out and innovative Read More

Uma Thurman’s Quest To Save The Rhino

Better known for her iconic roles in the highly influential Pulp Fiction and the Kill Bill movies, American actress Uma Thurman has joined the desperate fight to save our rhinos from extinction. Demand for their horn has escalated in recent years, especially in Asian countries, and particularly in Vietnam, where it is deemed more precious Read More

Our Top 5 Beaches In The Cape

The Cape is blessed with some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, and summer holidays here are synonymous with days spent lazily on the beach soaking up the sun. In fact, Africa’s capital of cool Cape Town was recently voted by National Geographic as the number two Beach City in the world, narrowly Read More

The Nile Crocodile: Fearsome Or Fascinating?

The Nile crocodile is amongst Africa’s most feared predators. And with good reason. It has one of the strongest bites in the animal kingdom and can take down a grown human being with ease. Experts say that a crocodile’s bite exerts a force that is eight times greater than that of the fearsome Great White Read More

Get the ‘safari chic’ look

(this one is for the girls!) Most people come away from a safari with a sense of wonder at open spaces uninterrupted by roads or buildings; a feeling of awe at seeing the Milky Way with naked eyes; an amazement at Africa’s giants and incredible wildlife; and a million and one photographs to sort through. Read More

Renaissance in the Constantia Winelands

There is a Renaissance sweeping the Constantia winelands and it is very exciting indeed! It is not a question of out with the old and in with the new, but rather whilst acknowledging the history and heritage of the past – and we are talking 350 years of wine-making – there is a sense of revival, Read More