December 2018

5 ways to celebrate New Years in the winelands

We have rounded up a few options to celebrate New Years Eve THE WERF RESTAURANT AT BOSCHENDAL Swing into the New year by celebrating with jazz music and MCC. The evening will be 1940’s themed and guests are invited to dress up if they wish. GRANDE PROVENCE Bid farewell to 2018 with a lavish New […]

Grande Provence wishes guests a happy New Year!

Please join us for our Summer highlights including our GRANDE COUNTRY PICNIC-Enjoy a delicious and relaxing country-style picnic under majestic oaks in beautifully landscaped gardens. Baskets are filled with Heirloom garden salad, stone fruit, chevin, fynbos & honey dressing, Estate made hummus, Dalewood camembert, preserves & crispies, Fresh seasonal fruits, Farm baked bread, salted butter, […]


Ulusaba, meaning ‘place of little fear, is Sir Richard Branson’s private game reserve in South Africa. So named because the koppie, or hill, on which Rock Lodge sits provided the ancient Shangaan tribal warriors with the perfect lookout point. Sitting entirely within the Sabi Sand Reserve near Kruger National Park and surrounded by 13,500 hectares […]

Great reasons to head to Mont Rochelle this summer

With beautiful views and extensive grounds, the summer is one of the best times to experience Mont Rochelle. Taste of MIKO: Experience our most-loved dishes with the new ‘Taste of Miko’ menu. Available for lunch or dinner, this 5-course feast, curated by Miko’s Head Chef, Shane Louw showcases South African and International dishes that the […]

La Petite Ferme launches boutique Function Venue & tasting room

La Petite Ferme has just launched a beautifully designed private venue to ensure you make the most of your meetings and celebrations. The Wine Tasting Lounge with its conference table and intimate reception area, make for a welcoming atmosphere with artful décor details lending elegance and warmth to the space. The Wine Tasting Lounge can […]

Conversations with a brewmaster:

We chatted to  Dewald Goosen of TukTuk Microrewery “A very nice little brewery on steroids – especially when it comes to technological advances and energy savings!”  1.How many years have you been in the beer industry and how has it changed in the last year or two? A: I have been in the beer industry […]

A Stellar Year For Franschhoek

Regarded as one of South Africa’s leading wine producing regions as well as the country’s premier culinary destination, the Franschhoek Wine Valley has every reason to raise a glass to a stellar year. Earning top accolades has once again placed this picture perfect valley at the top of visitors’ minds. Herewith a sampling of this […]

New Edu-Play Centre for “Free Range Kids” at Boschendal’s Tree House

The Tree House edu-play centre at Boschendal is a creative and playful space with a hands-on educational programme, where children between the ages of 4 and 14 can have fun, build friendships and lifelong memories. “Free Range Kids” get the opportunity to enjoy an authentic farm experience under the guidance and full supervision of a […]

Things to do around Cape Town this festive season

It’s the time of the year when we finally have time to explore the Mother City’s hidden treasures and share the city’s gems with visitors, friends and family. So we’ve rounded up five of Cape Town’s must-visit destinations perfect for a short out-of-town excursion that you need to tick off your list this festive season.  […]

A Bumper Wine Year for Leopard’s Leap

The world of wine is a very competitive environment. At the 2018 Prowein show in Germany, 3690 wine producers and 602 sparkling wine were competing for the attention of international wine buyers and media. This means hall upon hall of booths manned with winemakers and marketers trying to sell their wine. But what makes one […]