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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 »

Everything you need to know about a south african braai

The Ultimate South African Braai Guide

Summer in Cape Town means one thing: the aroma of meat being cooked to perfection over hot coals wafting from the gardens and outdoor areas of the city’s inhabitants. There’s nothing more South African than a “braai” which is this country's version of a barbecue and to be enjoyed by family and friends in the... Read more »

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Walking on the Wild Side in Style – What to Pack on an African Safari

Safari and style? Not often two words that go together for the practical necessities required to enjoy a safari can prove an impediment to following fashion trends. The safari has moved on, however - it’s no longer catering to yellow suited and booted game hunters, but has now adapted for a range of tastes from... Read more »

Top 5 Reasons to add Franschhoek to your South African Itinerary

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 »

Top 5 Road Trips in South Africa

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 »

Best South African Gins by Sommelier Higgo Jacobs

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 »