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Inside Napa Harvest 2017 – A Firsthand Account of the Napa Fires

by Brittany Hawkins St. Helena is a small agricultural town of 5,000 people in Napa Valley, California where wine is the one and the only thing that matters. Each year, nearly everyone in the St. Helena participates in what is called harvest. Harvest is the pinnacle of importance throughout the year in which the picking... Read more »

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Top 5 Reasons to add Franschhoek to your South African Itinerary

Franschhoek Valley is one of the most amazing wine regions in the world with majestic mountain scenery, lush vineyards and a quaint European feel. Franschhoek's rich history of European influence dates back to the late 1600s when French Huguenots arrived in the Cape after fleeing France after the revocation of the Edict of Nantes in... Read more »

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Top 5 Road Trips in South Africa

South Africa is an amazing country to experience no matter how you travel across it - but even more so when you’re driving on the open road, with farm stall pit-stops and lush countrysides for company... It possesses a landscape just begging you to hop in the car and put some miles behind you, with... Read more »

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Best South African Gins by Sommelier Higgo Jacobs

Guest Explorer: Higgo Jacobs A law graduate from Stellenbosch, Higgo was lured into the wine industry after his studies, and what was meant to be a sabbatical ended up as a way of life. Certified with the Court of Master Sommeliers, Higgo consults to various establishments; judges on wine competitions and publications locally and abroad,... Read more »

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Why Cape Town is the New Epicenter for Film

South Africa is quickly gaining a reputation as a sought-after country in which to film. Cape Town is already considered an epicenter for art, and along with Johannesburg, is becoming an increasingly popular location for film studios to base their entire productions. The rise of South Africa as a film destination Since the mid-2000’s, numerous... Read more »

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Best Wine Farms in Stellenbosch for Lunch

A visit to Stellenbosch is one experience you shouldn't miss. Award-winning wines, delicious food, paired with spectacular surroundings, you are sure to have a fantastic time. On a journey of senses in one of South Africa’s most highly acclaimed wine producing regions, we’ve curated the top 10 best wine farms for lunch spots in Stellenbosch.... Read more »

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Discover Cape Town Through a Local Culinary Cooking Class

One of the best ways to immerse yourself in local Cape Town culture is to get to know the uniquely South African foods that help define the "Rainbow Nation." Taste the unique flavors of the country with a passionate local chef. There's no question that South Africans are seriously passionate about food and we believe you will... Read more »