April 2019

KWV- THE MENTORS: PIONEERING WINES, INSPIRED BY THE VINES

SITUATED on the outskirts of Paarl, the vast KWV production cellars are, at 24 hectares, the largest single winery in the southern hemisphere, producing upwards of 15 million litres of wine each year. Yet hidden away beneath the sea of warehouse roofs and rows of massive fermentation tanks you’ll find a special corner of this […]

Margot Janse is Making a Difference

Margot Janse is making a difference…A BIG difference. Her passion project, Isabelo was born in 2009, because “no child can learn on an empty stomach”. In her own words, “Every morning I would drive to my restaurant The Tasting Room (Le Quartier Français, Franschhoek, South-Africa) and turn left at the bottom of the road. Within […]

Unwind at Rickety Bridge this Winter

Perched on the slopes of the Franschhoek Mountains with sweeping views of the valley, Rickety Bridge Winery is a popular destination for those seeking a true Cape winelands experience. So why not take advantage of Rickety Bridge’s winter special and enjoy a wonderful break at this historic Franschhoek estate. Featuring an award-winning winery, bistro-style restaurant, […]

Raise your glass twice

Hey Joe Brewing Company has finally opened! and word among the locals, is it was well worth the wait! This Belgian inspired, destination brewery with focus on family and fun, expresses the brewery’s culture through their artisan style of beer brewing. Beer is brewed in 1961 copper brewhouse brought in all the way from, yes […]

SILVERSEA UNVEILS THE MOST ELEGANT SHIP EVER TO SAIL THE GALAPAGOS

Italian whispered luxury combined with amazing expedition experience will redefine luxury in the destination. Silversea unveils new details of Silver Origin, the cruise line’s first ever destination-specific ship, which will unlock deep travel experiences for guests in the Galapagos Islands from the summer of 2020. One of the most environmentally friendly cruise ships ever and […]

The Franschhoek Literary Festival raising the bar in 2019

Established in 2007, The Franschhoek Literary Festival, a non-profit organization,  continues to delights festival goers each year, in doing so, raises funds for local community and school libraries and training and placing assistant school librarians, through the FLF Library Fund. Set in the magnificent Franschhoek Valley, home to some of South Africa’s top chefs, award winning wineries and boutique hotels, […]

JAN COMES HOME

BORN and raised on a farm, first South African Michelin-star Chef Jan Hendrik van der Westhuizen always knew he would one day return to the bush; to the campfires and the open skies of his beloved South Africa. A global partnership with the Oppenheimer family, which was born of a shared passion and vision for […]

Ponant celebrates Le Bougainville’s inaugural sailing

Newest luxury ship will operate expedition-style voyages in the Mediterranean and Seychelles French polar expedition leader and pioneer, Ponant, celebrates as its third Explorer-class ship, Le Bougainville, enters service. The new vessel left Søvik in Norway on 8 April for Malaga, Spain, beginning its maiden cruise through the Mediterranean, which is currently rated the most […]

Paserene launches 2017 Vintage Chardonnay

Paserene Chardonnay, in its 5th vintage is harvested from vineyards in Elgin and is a charming expression of cool-climate elegance. The wine spent 16 months in French oak barrels, which allows for balance between the fine acidity and a creamy oat character, making it the perfect sip for any wine lover. Co-owner and winemaker, Martin […]