Best Restaurants in Cape Town, South Africa

Best Restaurants in Cape Town, South Africa

Make sure your trip to the Mother City is complete by experiencing the best restaurants Cape Town has to offer. Below you will find our selection of the greatest restaurants in Cape Town, from typical South African food to some delicious tapas (because what is an amazing holiday without amazing food right!?). Authentic Eats Moyo Moyo is... Read more »

The Best Beaches in Cape Town

The Best Beaches in Cape Town – Travel Guide

Cape Town really does have it all when it comes to the perfect vacation. Not only are there incredible wines, amazing adventure activities, wonderful wild animals and culinary delights galore but it also boasts some unbelievable beaches. The best part is that each beach has its own personality and often draws a different crowd (some are... Read more »

Top 20 South African Semillon Wines – Higgo Jacobs

Top 20 South African Semillon Wines – 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... Read more »

Top 10 Off the Beaten Track Wineries in Stellenbosch

Top 10 Off the Beaten Track Wineries in Stellenbosch

Traveling abroad and taking in the very best of what South Africa has to offer has to include a trip to Stellenbosch. Nestled between the Cape Dutch buildings, this small university town is surrounded by the iconic Cape Winelands. Along with the historic oak trees, winding back roads, and art galleries there are several Stellenbosch wineries that... Read more »

Higgo Jacobs’ Top 20 South African Chenin Blancs

Higgo Jacobs’ Top 20 South African Chenin Blancs

The team at Explore Sideways does a LOT of wine tasting and we've been really excited to see how so many wineries are starting to embrace the heritage of Chenin blanc. Historically, Pinotage has been the most distinctive South African wine but many industry insiders say that Chenin is taking center stage as it gains... Read more »

Top 5 Hikes in Cape Town

Top 5 Hikes in Cape Town

1. The Pipe Track Difficulty: Easy This contour path undulating along the Twelve Apostles is like a supermarket aisle for an array of some of the most exciting Table Mountain hiking trails. However, I love it just for itself. It’s great for brisk early morning walks, or an evening chat while strolling, or just thinking;... Read more »

Best Clothing and Jewellery Designers in Cape Town

Best Clothing and Jewelry Designers in Cape Town

It's no question that Cape Town is one of the premiere hotspots for authentic fashion and bold creativity. The "rainbow nation" brings together such an array of talent across cultures, aesthetics and disciplines. It is a fertile breeding ground for inspiration and rule breaking. Seeing as our mission at Explore Sideways is to take our guests... Read more »

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

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

It’s no question that the wine industry is crucial to the economic development of South Africa. Not only does the wine industry contribute over R36M to the GDP but it is an integral component of brand South Africa when it comes to exposing visitors to the breathtakingly beautiful winelands and stunning countryside. At Explore Sideways, we... Read more »