April 2018

Alto Wine Estate- A Rich History

Alto is a farm with a rich history, befitting its status as one of the iconic estates of the Western Cape winelands. The first title deeds date back to 1693, but it was only in 1919 that the farm was given over entirely to vineyard That was thanks to the foresight of the farmer Manie […]

Safari so good as Ulusaba launches brand new Suite

Virgin Limited Edition is delighted to announce that Ulusaba Private Game Reserve will be welcoming guests to a brand new Safari Suite from June 2018, following a period of refurbishment. The stunning and spacious new suite will accommodate two guests and comes complete with a private plunge pool and outdoor deck offering views of the Mabrak riverbed, bush […]

Neethlingshof appoints a new chef

The historic Neethlingshof has recently announced that it is now a 100% independent family owned wine estate. In conjunction with this news, The Restaurant at Neethlingshof has appointed a new chef, Brendan Stein, bringing with him extensive experience spanning 14 years in the industry. The new menu offers lunches and dinners with a mix of […]

Franschhoek Literary Festival 2018

Every year for the past 10 years, the Franschhoek Literary Festival has delighted, challenged and enthralled readers from across the country and abroad. FLF 2018 will be no exception. This year’s festival will showcase up to 160 authors and 40 event chairs, alongside local musicians and performers who will entertain into the evening. International authors […]

Spice Route Destination adds Pilates to its Mix of Experiences

What a treat it was to visit Paarl’s Spice Route Destination earlier this week to find out more about the Winelands Venue’s new addition to it’s array of restaurants and retail offerings. While the Destination’s meandering pathways provide a scenic walking adventure, its new Pilates for Life studio and Beauty for Life spa add a […]

Grande Provence rolls out the red carpet on Mother’s Day

Let Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate treat your mom like a queen with a masterly crafted meal, gorgeous wines, or for the ultimate spoil, a luxurious weekend getaway in Franschhoek on Mother’s Day, Sunday, 13 May,  In honour of his own mom, Executive Chef Guy Bennett has created a delicious three course lunch and dinner […]

Holden Manz excels in Cabernet Franc Challenge

The third annual Cabernet Franc Challenge results have just been announced and the Holden Manz team is absolutely delighted with the consistent recognition their Cabernet Franc wines have been receiving year-on-year. Franschhoek, South Africa, 18 April 2018 Holden Manz Wine Estate situated in the bo-hoek corner of the majestic Franschhoek wine valley has been producing […]

KWV Commemorates a Century with its Limited Edition MCC – The Centenary

   Entering its 100th year, KWV, one of South Africa’s most established and trusted wine and spirits producers, is welcoming another first with the launch of the limited edition 2011 Blanc de Blancs Methodé Cap Classique (MCC), The Centenary. The introduction of the inimitable bubbly benchmarks a new and exciting era in the producer’s expanding […]

Tuk Tuk Microbrewery spices things up with a new menu

Tuk Tuk, part of Leeu Collection and located on Franschhoek’s vibey main street is well known for its bespoke brews and Mexican food. The popular Taqueria has recently introduced mouth-watering new dishes on its updated menu. Created by the innovative chef Martin Senekal, the new menu was a direct outcome of their constant interaction with […]

Luxurious ‘La Rive’ Villa opens in Franschhoek

The quintessential luxury Cape winelands villa, La Rive Franschhoek http://larive.co.za/ has opened for exclusive-use bookings. Tucked away in sprawling private gardens on 2,5 acres of land, the traditional, privately owned Cape manor house offers privacy and security, yet is located in the heart of Franschhoek and within walking distance of its restaurants and other attractions. […]