Nestled in Church Street Stellenbosch, The Diamond Works offers travelers a unique wine tasting tour whilst witnessing the art of diamond cutting and learning about the rich history of diamonds and gold in South Africa. Patrycja from Travel Opulent Box and I recently experienced The South African Select Tour at The Diamond Works branch in Stellenbosch, which forms one of two flagship stores in the Winelands. The other branch is located in Franschhoek. Upon arrival, we received a short orientation around the store. Thereafter the staff members explained the diamond
Are you ready for Black Friday in South Africa? It’s my favourite time of the year, I love shopping especially when there are discounts and savings involved. Before we get into the deals, here are some tips to surviving Black Friday in South Africa. Tips for surviving Black Friday in South Africa Online shopping is your best bet, especially if you don’t enjoy crowded malls. If you are visiting a shopping mall, opt for the small branches/stores instead. Shopping malls will be crazy (we saw the clips circulating last year).
Prior to The Diamond Works experience, my knowledge of diamonds and Tanzanite was limited to Marilyn Monroe quotes and the location of mines in South Africa. Whilst the famous quote may be true, “diamonds are a girl’s best friend”, what else constitutes to these rare gems? Today, I am speaking about my recent visit to The Diamond Works in Cape Town and sharing a few tips when investing in these gems. The Diamond Works Tour A complimentary glass of MCC awaits as you enter The Diamond Works. Aimee Lentz, the
As we entered the grounds of Idiom wine estate, the striking architecture captivated me at once. The architecture is inspired by old world arches combined with a new world modern twist. Idiom wine estate is situated close to Sir Lowry’s Pass. Consequently it is considered to be one of the southern-most vineyards in Stellenbosch, with 180 degree panoramic views of both sea and mountain. Besotted with the location of Idiom wine estate, I instantly fell in love with the garden, architecture and views. The clouds and mist could not distract
There’s a stillness that surrounds Grande Provence, which lies in the valley of Franschhoek. It has the Je Ne Sais Quoi -a distinctive beauty that surrounds the estate. Everything is mesmerizing and bold, from the long entrance into the estate to the art pieces sculpted by Anton Smit. Anton Smit, a renowned South African artist selected Grande Provence as an exclusive venue to display his sculptures. His abstract work uses mostly steel, metal, fiberglass and bronze. These sculptures evoke themes of suffering, reconciliation, glory and sublimation which adds to the