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Do you ever feel like you need a break from it all? Perhaps you long for a holiday in the countryside where the air is clean, there’s no noise and you are surrounded by scenic views? Contrary to popular belief, Winter is the ideal time to drive out of Cape Town and spoil yourself (and your family) with a well-deserved holiday. Especially, when there are so many special offers to take advantage of. My sister and I visited Blue Gum country estate to immerse ourselves in the land and scenery

Nestled between Table Mountain National Park and the Constaniaberg, lies Constantia – a tranquil and green area ideal for wine-lovers and hiking enthusiasts. When AfriStay sent me a voucher to book accommodation via their website. I knew exactly where I wanted to stay, in Constantia close to the vineyards. AfriStay (previously known as Accommodation Direct) is one of South Africa’s largest accommodation sites, with over 22 000 listings across Southern Africa. Founded in 2006, by local entrepreneurs Oliver Bryant and Ric Meulemans. AfriStay quickly grew to become one of South

The Bistro at Klein Constantia Nestled alongside the newly renovated tasting room, the Bistro at Klein Constantia opened its doors to the public in January 2018. This was my first visit to the estate. I’ve tasted their wines on numerous occasions, but never visited the estate before. We always end up visiting Steenberg, Silvermist, Beau Constantia or the Groot Constantia wine farm. Klein Constantia For starters, I ordered a coal baked beetroot and grilled Pepe Buche salad paired with Metis Sauvignon Blanc 2015. Apart from the beautiful and clean presentation, the

I recently attended a media trip at Zandvliet wine estate, a charming little gem, on the outside of Ashton. A mere 2-hour drive from Cape Town, Zandvliet wine estate is known as one of South Africa’s first Shiraz producers or the “home of Shiraz.” And understandably so, the Shiraz is pure luxury in a glass! Apart from the award-winning Shiraz, Zandvliet wine estate offers visitors various activities from wine blending sessions, underground cellar tours with art, Clemengold and wine pairing. Upon arrival, we were treated to a glass of Clemengold

A few weeks ago, my sister and I embarked on a spontaneous road trip to the Breedekloof Valley. We wanted to visit Bosjes farm and see the iconic chapel. The 183-year-old farm is a mere 90-minute drive from Cape Town. Bosjes Chapel For the longest time, I’ve wanted to see the iconic Bosjes chapel. Designed by Coetzee Steyn, this remarkable piece of architecture mirrors the curves of the mountains. Nestled between the Slanghoek and Waaihoek mountain range, the chapel is visible from every angle on the farm. Bosjes chapel is

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