Stellenbosch wine tasting: old school at Middelvlei Estate

Without doubt, there’s a vast amount of world-class wine farms in Stellenbosch . In my opinion, there’s only a few that still offer a down-to-earth good-old-fashioned ‘authentic’ tastings – which is where Middelvlei differentiates itself. One of the original Stellenbosch family estates, it offers a old school approach to both the making – and tasting – of wine.

Shark cage diving in Gansbaai: romancing the great white

Facing my phobia by going cage diving in Gansbaai profoundly changed my perspective on the most misunderstood of marine giants: the great white shark. While some might dismiss shark cage diving as an adrenalin rush, I was overwhelmed instead by peace.

Sweet Summer Treat: Las Paletas Lollies

Having had to give up wine tasting (in excess), I found myself a new ‘Colombian’ habit at Hermanus’ Nourish Cafe in the form of Las Paletas’ glorious gourmet ice lollies. With flavours like pineapple & chilli; coconut lemonade; strawberry sorbet; watermelon & mint; granadilla gelato and recently released hibiscus – a whole rainbow of frozen bliss… Read more »

Heaven at De Kelders: Cliff Lodge

Looking for a glorious getaway? Indulge in little piece of Atlantic heaven at De Kelder’s award winning Cliff Lodge in the Overberg.

Super spicy hot chocolate recipe

This decadent take on an old favourite is fiery and because it’s packed with healthy superfood powders, is also really good for you!

Pink peach and vodka sorbet recipe

Having survived the festive season and the luxurious bliss of being on holiday, most of us are headed back to work. But since summer’s still in full swing, celebrate the balmy evenings with this boozy little recipe to help rekindle those lazy bygone days beside the sea.

Tiramisu ice cream recipe

Looking for an ice cold ‘pick me up’ and a caffeine shot? Try this tiramisu served with a handmade chocolate truffle, it’s guarantees bliss on a teaspoon.