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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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Meet the Maker: Paul & Paul, the bread blokes from Woodstock Bakery

Confession time! We love bread. And not in a take-it-or-leave-it, a sarmie-once-every-now-and-again way. In a slightly obsessive, might-have-to-see-someone-about-it way. Therefore, as mildly overeager connoisseurs are wont, we also happen to be super fussy about the loaves that make it into our baskets, onto our harvest tables and finally end up slathered in lashings of butter […]

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Doringbos Karoo cottage stay in Prince Albert

Forget those looming deadlines! Pile into the car and take a road trip to the best little village in the Karoo for an unforgettable weekend of small-town hospitality and amazing local produce, all to be enjoyed from your very own Karoo cottage – kitted out to the nines so you can either kick back in […]

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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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Sunrise Coffee Safari Experience in Cape Town

Hold onto your java-loving hat, because we have just found what might very well be the most game-changing thing to happen to coffee since the Levant was invaded by the Ottoman Empire. Three words: Sunrise Coffee Safari! Highlights An exclusive coffee experience in a breath-taking outdoor location in the heart of Cape Town A multi-sensory experience that […]

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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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