Higgo Jacobs’ Top 6 South African Unwooded Chardonnays

Higgo Jacobs’ Top 6 South African Unwooded Chardonnays

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, and tries... Read more »

Interview with Hanneli Rupert - Proprietor of Okapi & Merchants on Long

Interview with Hanneli Rupert – Proprietor of Okapi & Merchants on Long

We are excited to announce the launch of our Insider Shopping Safari, which brings together some of the most incredible insider shopping experiences in the Western Cape, led by a personal shopper. One of the most exciting additions to this exclusive experience is the curated retail store, Merchants on Long. We sat down with shop... Read more »

A Boho Bride’s Heavenly Hen Party in the Winelands

A Boho Bride’s Heavenly Hen Party in the Winelands

For a bohemian bride, an Explore Sideways wine tour is the perfect way to spend the day with family and friends for a hen party (obviously, we're partial). Cape Town local and brand ambassador for wedding dress designer Bo and Luca, Kirsty Craik, epitomises bohemian beauty. She opted for a flower-crown laden float around the Constantia... Read more »

Top 5 Cape Town Food “Trends” that Are Hopefully Not Just Trends

Top 5 Cape Town Food “Trends” that Are Hopefully Not Just Trends

Guest Explorer: Ilana Sharlin Stone Ilana Sharlin Stone is an American freelance writer and former chef who has lived in Cape Town, South Africa since 1994. Originally from Los Angeles, she worked as a professional chef for 15 years and opened and operated Rustica, the iconic rustic Italian restaurant in Cape Town, in the early... Read more »