A celebration of all things sparkling

Marking another milestone for Franschhoek Wine Valley, bubbly lovers and aficionados of all things sparkling come together for this newest venture: the Cap Classique Safari, a weekend that pays tribute to all things Cap Classique wines, perfectly coinciding with the beginning of spring and international Cap Classique day. As the Continue Reading

A truly down-to-earth mountain escape

Cradled by the Cape Fold Mountains, far away from the city rush, lies Simonskloof Mountain Retreat – your ideal destination for a digital detox and soul recharge. Located 50 kilometres west of Montagu in the Western Cape of South Africa, Simonskloof is just a scenic two- to three-hour drive from Continue Reading

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

The Sunday Brunch Winter Extravaganza at The Pot Luck Club

Despite Cape Town’s chill, things are sizzling at The Pot Luck Club. Introducing the Sunday Brunch Winter Extravaganza, featuring a decadent multi-course menu, bottomless bubbles and the city’s top-notch Bloody Mary. “We’re thrilled to offer our loyal diners a comprehensive experience of our legendary Sunday brunch at The Pot Luck Continue Reading

A harmonious blend of timeless elegance and contemporary sophistication

Southern Sun The Cullinan, an iconic landmark hotel situated in the vibrant heart of Cape Town, has officially reopened its doors after an extensive refurbishment that blends its award-winning classical grandeur with modern amenities. This grand reimagining entrenches Southern Sun The Cullinan as a symbol of luxury and innovation in Continue Reading

Vue Shortmarket’s winter menu comes with a million-dollar view

In Cape Town, restaurant gold is struck when great food meets a great view. Enter Vue Shortmarket Rooftop Restaurant and Bar, with not only panoramic City Bowl and mountain vistas from its Heritage Square rooftop setting but a stand-out menu of winter warmers and approachable globally inspired dishes as well, Continue Reading

Where service becomes therapy, in Africa’s most illustrious wine valley

Fleur du Soleil guesthouse is more than just a nexus of Franschhoek’s gastronomical and oenological hot spots – it’s a paradigm where hospitality and personalised service are deliciously transformative. For the affluent modern traveller, adjectives like ‘five-star luxury’ and ‘quality service’ are no longer sufficient as a means of enticement Continue Reading

The Persistence of Memory – a new ceramics exhibition at Spier Wine Farm

A new edition of an annual ceramics exhibition, which runs at Spier Wine Farm until 13 September 2024, is an exploration of time, texture and memory – both the personal and the collective. Many will be familiar with the artwork by surrealist painter Salvador Dali from 1931, which features melting, Continue Reading

Plan a family-friendly cable car trip this winter holiday – before the Cableway’s maintenance shutdown

Winter holidays are upon us! After two gruelling terms and mid-year exams, your kids may be tempted to succumb to the slump and spend the weeks indoors, watching movies or playing video games on their phones. In the interest of their wellness, let’s make sure they enjoy some outdoor adventure Continue Reading

Cableway to close for 7-week annual maintenance shutdown

Table Mountain Cableway will shut down for annual maintenance from Monday, 15 July – Sunday, 1 September 2024. It will reopen, weather permitting, on Monday, 2 September 2024. Our closure for such an extended time is in line with our maintenance schedule, in accordance with international standards. We will perform a full Continue Reading