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Vineyard Cottages, Bartinney Wine Estate in Stellenbosch

A stylish wine farm stay where you could easily just keep to yourself, admiring the view and exploring the fynbos-thicketed mountain trails around you, or pop over to the resident tasting room to kick off one of the most epic of wine-tasting weekends ever. If that’s not the best of both worlds, we don’t know what is. […]

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Meet the Maker: Gay’s Guernsey dairy in Prince Albert

Gay van Hasselt is a busy lady. At five every morning, seven days a week, when most of us are still shamefully snoring away, she’s already up and at it, orchestrating the milking of 30 of the happiest Guernsey cows you have ever come across in your life, and then turning that milk into award-winning […]

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Weekend pastry masterclass with Theresa de Vries at African Relish in Prince Albert

The mini break of your dreams and a chance to cook alongside pastry fundi Theresa de Vries, beloved contestant on Kokkedoor 1 on kykNET? We ain’t kidding. And it gets better. In between sharpening your kitchen skills and tucking into epic meals, you’ll get the chance to explore the quaint Karoo village, meeting the local foodies […]

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3-day cooking experience with African Relish Cooking School in Prince Albert

Small-town serenity? Check. Gorgeous Karoo sunsets? Check. Meet and greet local Prince Albert food producers plus hands-on cooking classes with amazing local produce under the guidance of a seasoned chef? Check-check. The only problem? You might never want to leave this quaint dorpie (town) on the southern edge of the Groot Karoo by the end of it all. […]

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De Warenmarkt: Stellenbosch’s coolest artisanal foodie collective

Located at the heart of the Stellenbosch historic district and inspired by the Cape of Good Hope’s legacy as trade post, De Warenmarkt is a bustling artisanal food market and friendly local watering hole all rolled into one. When the historical building at the corner of Ryneveld and Plein street in Stellenbosch became available after […]

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French cooking adventure with Marlene van der Westhuizen in Charroux

Join celebrated South African chef and author Marlene van der Westhuizen on a 6-day cooking adventure in the 12th century French medieval village of Charroux, Allier. Set in the rugged Auvergne region deep in the heart of Bourbonnais near Vichy, the Van der Westhuizens’ charming 15th century home, Bagatelle, is now the setting of immersive […]

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