New Data Revealed in the First Annual South African Food & Wine Tourism Report

2nd Annual South African Food & Wine Tourism Report in Partnership with Wesgro

In 2017, Wesgro, in partnership with Explore Sideways, conducted the second annual Wine & Food Tourism Study in the Western Cape. The study surveyed more than 40 South African tour operators, accounting for over 19,000 itineraries booked over the year. The study aims to determine sector trends and identify changing market conditions in the wine... Read more »


The Real Story Behind Rooibos Tea and its Connection to South Africa

Guest Explorer: Anton Louw - Founder of Sunbird Tea Anton used to work as a winemaker, before studying environmental science and then spending a year in Nepal. There, he discovered what good quality tea is and how similar it is to wine – both in how the flavours develop and then how they are appreciated.... Read more »

The Ultimate Guide to Planning the Perfect Honeymoon in Cape Town

The Ultimate Guide to Planning the Perfect Honeymoon in Cape Town

You’ve just finished planning the perfect wedding and now you have to plan the perfect honeymoon! Cape Town is full of unforgettable experiences for newlyweds on honeymoon but how do you make this once in a lifetime trip truly unforgettable?  This ultimate guide to honeymoon planning will ensure you’ve selected the perfect spot for your... Read more »


Top 15 South African Cab Francs by 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 by the Court of Master Sommeliers, Higgo consults to various establishments; judges on wine competitions and publications locally and abroad,... Read more »