February 2018

Taste differently at GlenWood Over the last thirty-three years, GlenWood boutique winery has become one of South Africa’s leading wine producers and now exports to more than a dozen countries.  Visitors to family-owned GlenWood first notice the outstanding natural beauty of the location. Applying only environmentally-friendly farming practices, the credo “simple, natural, quality” pervades everything. […]

Premium wine tastings in historic Boschendal Manor House

To celebrate 300 years of wine-making, Boschendal has launched a range of premium wine tastings in the refurbished Manor House. Guests can now sample some of the most prestigious varietals against the backdrop of a beautiful building while an innovative smartphone story-telling app provides a 21st century guided tour of the Manor House, bringing the […]

Monneaux mon amour

Set on the original site of Franschhoek’s first perfumery, Monneaux Restaurant offers some of the finest cuisine in the Franschhoek Valley.  Whether you choose to dine under the shading of a pepper tree on the fountain terrace, in the elegant blue-hued dining room in the original manor house or host a private function in the […]

Floral inspiration at La Motte

Fleurs de La Motte – the new exhibition in the La Motte Museum is a celebration of the floral splendour of the estate, combining the indigenous beauty of fynbos, lavender fields, disas, the estate’s classic rose garden and the coral abundance of the Hanneli Rupert roses welcoming visitors to the estate. Featuring vibrant and detailed paintings […]

Trio of Treats: Grand picnic, bubbly & oysters

Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate embraces true South African wine heritage, excellent food at The Restaurant and luxury accommodation at The Owner’s Cottage and La Provençale.  Grande Provence offers guests  The Winery, The Jonkershuis, The Gallery, The Sculpture Garden and The Shop. Adding to its popular fine dining and wine tasting experiences, Executive Chef Guy […]

Franschhoek based sculptor Samuel Allerton off to Congo to meet Gorilla’s

As part of his research for his upcoming solo show, Franschhoek based sculptor, Samuel Allerton,  will be visiting Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo with the sole purpose of witnessing some of the last of the critically endangered mountain gorillas in their natural jungle habitat. This will provide Samuel with the opportunity to observe the […]

An Italian Twist with Tokara Olive Oils

Across the Mediterranean olive groves and vineyards have long been an indelible part of the landscape. From Portugal to Spain to Italy, elegant olive trees grace the hillsides between rows of neatly clipped vineyards, rolling countryside giving way to memorable vistas. A similar scene awaits visitors to TOKARA estate atop the Helshoogte Pass between Stellenbosch and […]

Well Worn at Cavalli weaves a tale of art and Zeitgeist 

Cavalli, the Cape Wineland’s finest art destination, continues to captivate both art lovers and avid foodies, this time with ‘Well Worn’, an eclectic display of intricate fashion and textile design. Participating artists are set to explore fashion as a manifestation of contemporary culture during this compelling exhibition which opens at the Gallery at Cavalli on […]