A Gourmet Tour of Africa – This is why we LOVE to Travel!

One of the things we love most about travelling is trying different foods, new wines, and local delicacies that one just cannot get anywhere else in the world. During our recent 5-week trip to South Africa and Namibia, we certainly made the most of the gourmet offerings (my expanded waistline is a testament to that…

Connoisseur Travel – Eat & Drink Your Way Around the World!

Definition of Connoisseur: An expert judge in matters of taste Definition of Taste:  The sensation of flavour perceived in the mouth and throat on contact with a substance: A persons liking for particular flavours Whether you regard yourself as a Connoisseur, or simply as someone who appreciates fine dining and great wines, there is no…

5 Perfect Places to Picnic in 2012

There is nothing quite like enjoying a picnic with a loved one on a sunny Sunday afternoon.  Alfresco dining in beautiful surroundings not only makes everything taste that much better, but it is a way to escape the routine of everyday life, turn off the TV, and get out there in the fresh air for…

Destination Review – Cape Town, South Africa

Big, beautiful, bold, and breathtaking are just some of the words I would use to describe the magnificent city of Cape Town, a bustling metropolis with a small town feel. One of those travel destinations that gets under your skin, Cape Town is a place where one immediately feels welcome, and once you start to…

South Africa in Pictures – No Words Required

Trying to sum up South Africa in words is a difficult task. One can only use words like amazing, beautiful, stunning, breathtaking and awe-inspiring so many times before becoming repetitive, and so I would like to share my vision of South Africa in pictures…

Wine Regions of the Western Cape

If your dream holiday consists of luxury hotels, great scenery, delicious dining opportunities and fine wines, you will struggle to find anywhere more perfect than the Western Cape of South Africa. An area that combines cosmopolitan cities with rugged coastlines, lush mountains with sweeping stretches of sand, and surrounds itself with not one, but two…

5 Luxury Hotels in South Africa

As recent reports indicate we will be spending most of our travel budget on accommodation in 2012, we thought it only right that we take this opportunity to share our 5 favourite luxury hotels in South Africa with you. Anyone reading our blogs will have realised that South Africa has a truly special place in…

Connoisseur Travel – Discovering New World Wines

If you are a follower of our blogs, you will have realised by now that we are quite partial to a glass of fine wine.   A taste we acquired while living in Spain for almost 10 years, wine has become a passion of ours, and while we do our best to collect fine vintages wherever…

Rovos – The Ultimate in Luxury Rail Travel

If you dream of travelling across Africa in a luxury vehicle of the bygone era then Rovos Rail will make all your dreams come true. Boasting a whole fleet of splendid locomotives, guests sleepers, exquisite dining cars and lounge cars, Rovos Rail offer a collection of different routes ranging from a three-day trip between Cape…

Our Top 10 Cities – Final Instalment – It’s Cape Town!

Well finally we reach our number one city and while many of our friends and family members may have probably already guessed, we can now confirm that Our Number 1 Top City goes to the magnificent Cape Town. A place we were lucky enough to call home for two years, Cape Town is undoubtedly the…

Escape this Easter

“The years go faster as you get older” is a saying I have heard many times, and as this year is already flying by – I ‘m afraid I must be getting old!  But with Valentine’s day just around the corner and supermarket shelves full of Easter Eggs we can be in no doubt that…