NEWS UPDATE: Franschhoek Bastille 2024 celebrations postponed

In an urgent update, event organisers – following consultations with disaster and risk management – have been advised to postpone the iconic Bastille 2024 celebrations to new dates. This decision prioritises guest safety amid severe weather warnings and anticipated disruptive rain this week. “The decision to postpone was made after Continue Reading

Tsodilo Hills Sleep-Out Camp experience unveiled

Prepare to be captivated by an extraordinary adventure as Desert & Delta Safaris, renowned for its luxury and responsible safari experiences in Botswana, introduces its latest one-of-a-kind experience: the Tsodilo Hills Sleep-Out Camp. This exceptional overnight expedition departs from Nxamaseri Island Lodge to the legendary and historic Tsodilo Hills: an Continue Reading

Zulu-inspired winter fare

Southern Sun Newlands Café, nestled in the heart of Cape Town’s Southern Suburbs, has launched its new winter menu. As the temperatures drop, guests can now indulge in a delightful fusion of flavours that celebrate South African heritage and local ingredients. Nose-to-tail cooking and Zulu-inspired flair Executive chef Sihle Dlamini, Continue Reading

Unique African luxury brand arrives in South Africa

Iconic international jewellery house Patrick Mavros has opened its first boutique in South Africa at Cape Town’s prestigious V&A Waterfront. This expansion marks a significant milestone for the family business, bringing together two icons: the timeless elegance of Patrick Mavros’ creations and the beauty of the V&A Waterfront. The eponymous brand was founded in 1978 when Continue Reading

Journey through time aboard Cape Town’s steam train

In an era where speed often dominates the travel experience, there’s something timeless and captivating about the slow chug of a steam train journey. Ceres Rail Company, the only heritage rail tourism operator in Cape Town, brings this nostalgic charm to life with its growing offerings, inviting travellers to embark Continue Reading

Sutha ke Fete: The art of the Basotho blanket 

Sutha ke Fete means “make way so I may pass” in Sesotho – an invitation to make way for an imagined passerby, wrapped in a richly decorated heritage blanket. This is the title of the first-ever exhibition in the Western Cape of the globally iconic Basotho blankets, presented by Sanlam Continue Reading

Take a luxury ride down memory lane

The Franschhoek Motor Museum is a world-class facility situated on the L’Ormarins Estate in the majestic Franschhoek Valley, which is an hour’s drive (75 kilometres) from central Cape Town. The museum’s Cape Dutch architecture reflects the area’s origins, with the exhibition space covering 2 700 square metres. Set among some expansive Continue Reading

Commemorating Zulu stalwarts at Ntelezi Msani Heritage Centre

The Bhambatha Rebellion tells the story of the 1906 Zulu uprising against the cruel colonial poll tax, which resulted in the imprisonment and death of thousands of Zulu warriors. This pivotal moment in history will be commemorated at KwaZulu-Natal South Coast’s Ntelezi Msani Heritage Centre – supported by South Coast Continue Reading

KwaNdwalane Adventure Experience launched on the KZN Coast South

While the Paradise of the Zulu Kingdom is renowned for its Blue Flag beaches and world-class dive sites, the enchanting hinterland is home to incredible natural beauty and adventure. South Coast Tourism & Investment Enterprise (SCTIE) continues to extend these rural tourism offerings with the launch of the KwaNdwalane Adventure Continue Reading

An alternative festive season – Disrupting traditional holiday norms

If you are thinking of diverging from the conventional South African December holiday traditions of family gatherings, beachside holidays or camping, then open your mind to the exciting possibilities for an alternative festive season. Ulrich Fischer, operations manager of ANEW Hotels & Resorts, says when breaking away from the traditional Continue Reading