All posts filed under: travel

Blackheath Lodge | #comehome

Blackheath Lodge is conveniently situated on Cape Town’s world-famous Atlantic Seaboard just off High Level Road in Sea Point and right under well-known Signal Hill. They recently renovated a couple of their rooms and invited me to a night in their Superior room to really get a feel for the new space. So I packed my overnight bag for a midweek break and cause it coincided with existing plans, I decided to mash them up and my midweek break turned out to be a girls catch up sleepover. I would recommend this place for any of my friends and readers visiting Cape Town for a short or long stay – purely because ending my day in this lovely little place felt like coming home. Not that I have friendly staff waiting on me at home lol, boy do I wish… but the decor details  and vibe were comfy and homey. I got there late afternoon, found a cute, cushioned corner for me to respond to some emails with some tea while I waited for an engagement – to …

Field of Sunshine | #traveltuesday

Spring in Cape Town usually has me down, with all my friends and family up North (I’m originally from Gauteng) enjoying the wonderful spring weather and me still being stuck in temperamental transitional period that seems to last forever down here. Come the weekend, my social media timelines are often flooded with ‘fun in the sun’ posts sharing people living their best lives, while I’m still drowning in knitwear and rain – though I’m grateful for that last one with the water shortages we’ve been experiencing lately. This passed Sunday was pretty warm out, so some friends and I decided to take a drive out to the Canola fields for some of our own fun in the sun, enjoying a taste of whats to come… whenever those warmer days decide to be more consistent lol. Cape Town’s spectacular flower season sends blankets of blooms across the nature reserves of the Western Cape from August to late September, not just sunshine yellow Canola fields in Botrivier, but all sorts of floral species all across the Western Cape. …

Life & Leisure

Life & Leisure accommodation is where design meets comfort and service is the quintessential mixer. Their reputation is built on their hospitality and service and their commitment to making every guests stay special. The guesthouse rooms and apartments are designed and decorated by director and business-owner Margie Potgieter. These are a glamorous meld of contemporary designer chic; with the sophisticated use of furnishings, colours and playful patterns creating a unique collection of rooms for guests to take comfort in. “Our commitment to your comfort, our central location and our beautifully appointed guesthouse has drawn visitors from all over the world and our guest lists include professionals, holiday-makers international athletes, film crews and visiting academics.” All their guest rooms come furnished with either a Queen- or King-size bed, the en-suite bathrooms all have a shower, toilet & basin and the honesty bar and custom-built kitchenette unit, neatly hidden behind cupboard doors. I enjoy little places like this when travelling than at hotels, cause besides being often more affordable, they tend to have that ‘home away from …

Colour Explosion | #BotRiver

The annual Spring Weekend comes to the pretty little village of Bot River this weekend on 1-3 September with a kaleidoscope of exciting wine, delicious food and genuine, country-style fun in order. Just like the rainbow-theme it has adopted this year, the people of this Overberg town have lined up a dazzling spectrum of activities and fun that showcase the best of the region. In celebration of the awakening of nature in all its forms, all the participating wine farms will throw open their doors for visitors to taste their cellar gems and unique local produce through convivial farm hopping and pantry shopping. “The wineries of Bot River are truly a welcoming community and the Spring Weekend is one of our favourite occasions to showcase our farms and the riches to be found on them,” says Melissa Nelsen of Genevieve MCC. The tone for the jam-packed weekend programme will be set at the Best of Bot Wines exclusive dinner on Friday, 1 September. Then, on Saturday and Sunday, Bot River’s participating wineries will turn on the …

Bubbly Tasting | @HouseofJCleRoux

I was invited to experience the craftsmanship of The House of JC Le Roux’s fine Cap Classique and observe the time-honoured French tradition of bottle fermentation. Well known for their paired tastings, I tasted five of their MCC’s pre-selected by the Cellar Master, paired with Roses devine Handmade Nougat.