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Classic Cocktail: the Mojito practically begs to cool you down on a hot balmy day

From its humble beginnings in the sugarcane fields of Cuba, the Mojito went on to conquer the world as a favorite of dignitaries, writers, celebrities, cocktail aficionados and tourists alike. Now, it’s impossible to imagine summertime anywhere without this refreshing drink. Despite its simple recipe, the checkered history of the Mojito is as captivating as it […]

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The Saldanha Experience: Shuck, Savour & Sip the Finest Hand-Picked West Coast Encounters in Saldanha

Get ready to have your preconceived notions of Saldanha shattered on this epic two-day adventure into the secret foodie nooks and artisanal crannies of this underrated harbour town on South Africa’s West Coast. Situated a mere 150 km north of Cape Town, this undiscovered gem is bursting at the seams with fresh new faces, lots […]

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Food & Wine Pairing Experience in An Inspiring Working Artists’ Studio in Woodstock, Cape Town

In the 50s, Pablo Picasso was famous for entertaining groups of friends and fans in his light-filled studio in Paris. In the 60s, Andy Warhol’s Manhattan studio, The Factory, became a psychedelic refuge for creative souls from all walks of life. Now, in 2018, Maia du Plessis and sculptor husband Otto open their creative space […]

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High Tea, Coffee & Royal Champagne Experience at Truth in Cape Town

Artisanal Fair-Trade coffee blends, exotic teas, royal-sanctioned Champagne with the British monarchy’s seal of approval and a delectable selection of petit fours prepared by a French-Algerian pastry chef who looks somewhat like a Hugo Boss model – all this and more awaits at High Tea at Truth. Highlights An alluring array of petit fours by […]

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Wild Mushroom Foraging Experience and Feast on Elgin Vintners Wine Estate

The spellbinding Elgin Valley lies in a lush arboreal fold on the cusp of the Overberg, where verdant forests and carefully tended vineyards play tag team against the rolling hills. It’s in this epic setting that renowned mushroom forager Gary Goldman, celebrated chef Robert Knuckey, and wine guy extraordinaire Richard Rose join forces to take […]

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The skinny on the rather delicious Robertson Wine Valley Hands-On Harvest Festival

Situated in the heart of the abundant Breede River Valley, the quaint town of Robertson is surrounded by many well-known wine estates and stud farms. Here, in the shadows of the Langeberg mountains, fanciful Victorian homesteads rub shoulders with chic eateries along jacaranda-lined roads that amble towards ever-more fascinating destinations. The town developed against the […]

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Gin and vodka distillery tour, tasting and cocktail making experience with Pienaar & Son

Up for some gin-spiration and voddy voodoo in a hip urban setting? Slap bang in the city centre, ex-rocker André Pienaar, his chemical engineer dad Schalk and ever-dutiful doggo Bear make moonshine magic, crafting artisanal spirits to rival the best. And guess what, they want to show you exactly how it’s done in the heart […]

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