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Hit a six in Cape Town once the cricket wraps up

If you’ve spent an hour or two checking out the international series in South Africa, you’d know it’s been a pretty exciting tour – finely balanced after two Tests, with the Aussies hoping to finish the tour on a high with a win in Cape Town.  And if you’re looking to follow the team’s footsteps, and make sure you hit Cape Town for a six, we’ve lined up some of the top things for you to do while in the Mother City.
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Hit a six in Cape Town once the cricket wraps up

If you’ve spent an hour or two checking out the international series in South Africa, you’d know it’s been a pretty exciting tour – finely balanced after two Tests, with the Aussies hoping to finish the tour on a high with a win in Cape Town.  And if you’re looking to follow the team’s footsteps, and make sure you hit Cape Town for a six, we’ve lined up some of the top things for you to do while in the Mother City.
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Discover the unique spice trails of Durban

Buzzing, vibrant and exotic, Durban offers a South African experience that is uniquely its own. The coastal city in the eastern province of KwaZulu-Natal is the third largest in the country and brings together the best of city, sea and culture. More →

Discover the unique spice trails of Durban

Buzzing, vibrant and exotic, Durban offers a South African experience that is uniquely its own. The coastal city in the eastern province of KwaZulu-Natal is the third largest in the country and brings together the best of city, sea and culture. More →

The Tasting Room at Le Quartier Francais, Franschhoek – Billy Law

Billy Law was lucky enough to get a table at The Tasting Room at Le Quartier Francais in Franschhoek. Prepare your taste buds for the best restaurant in South Africa! More →

The Tasting Room at Le Quartier Francais, Franschhoek – Billy Law

Billy Law was lucky enough to get a table at The Tasting Room at Le Quartier Francais in Franschhoek. Prepare your taste buds for the best restaurant in South Africa! More →

Best of South Africa after dark

From dazzling Johannesburg, to the style and sophistication of Cape Town, and cosy fireside dining in Camps Bay, South Africa takes the phrase “big night out” very seriously.

Read on for the best South Africa has to offer when the sun goes down.

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Best of South Africa after dark

From dazzling Johannesburg, to the style and sophistication of Cape Town, and cosy fireside dining in Camps Bay, South Africa takes the phrase “big night out” very seriously.

Read on for the best South Africa has to offer when the sun goes down.

More →

Dining out in South Africa

South Africa’s colourful and lively flag is a symbol of diversity that by extension is also a perfect illustration of its rich and multicultural cuisine. It is sometimes referred to as rainbow cuisine, due to the numerous ethnic influences that have helped shape it.There have been many different people who have had a hand in creating this diversity of food. These include indigenous people like the Xhosa and Zulus and also the numerous cultures that  immigrated into South Africa such as Indians or British.This mix of cultures has ensured South African cuisine is one of the most tempting and exciting in Africa. On a single street in most major towns you can find a mix of Italian, Chinese, Japanese and French foods.

If you are in search of amazing food from around the world, the opportunity to find it is rampant in South Africa. Other challenges however, do wait for the more adventurous eater. If you are looking for a new experience, South Africa also offers crocodile sirloin which is reputed to be delicious.There is also the option to savour the delicacy of a sheep or cow’s head. The use of the lesser cut of meat by no means offers a lesser quality taste.

For those in the mood to go further, you can also munch down on fried caterpillar, that – if you have the fortitude to try – is rumoured to be an unparalleled delicacy.

For those wanting to play it safe, South Africa also offers a wide variety of indigenous delicacies like biltong, a dried and slated meat, bobotie which is similar to a shepherd’s pie and boerewors that is just like throwing a banger on the Barbie. Umnqusho is a stew consisting of maze and butter beans, reputed to be former President Nelson Mandela’s favourite food, is also a traditional favorite

and a must-try while travelling through South Africa.

South Africa’s cuisine is still relatively exotic and unknown. You will find that, like travelling through its varied landscape, even the food offers you countless opportunities to explore and be as daring as you can.

Dining out in South Africa

South Africa’s colourful and lively flag is a symbol of diversity that by extension is also a perfect illustration of its rich and multicultural cuisine. It is sometimes referred to as rainbow cuisine, due to the numerous ethnic influences that have helped shape it.There have been many different people who have had a hand in creating this diversity of food. These include indigenous people like the Xhosa and Zulus and also the numerous cultures that  immigrated into South Africa such as Indians or British.This mix of cultures has ensured South African cuisine is one of the most tempting and exciting in Africa. On a single street in most major towns you can find a mix of Italian, Chinese, Japanese and French foods.

If you are in search of amazing food from around the world, the opportunity to find it is rampant in South Africa. Other challenges however, do wait for the more adventurous eater. If you are looking for a new experience, South Africa also offers crocodile sirloin which is reputed to be delicious.There is also the option to savour the delicacy of a sheep or cow’s head. The use of the lesser cut of meat by no means offers a lesser quality taste.

For those in the mood to go further, you can also munch down on fried caterpillar, that – if you have the fortitude to try – is rumoured to be an unparalleled delicacy.

For those wanting to play it safe, South Africa also offers a wide variety of indigenous delicacies like biltong, a dried and slated meat, bobotie which is similar to a shepherd’s pie and boerewors that is just like throwing a banger on the Barbie. Umnqusho is a stew consisting of maze and butter beans, reputed to be former President Nelson Mandela’s favourite food, is also a traditional favorite

and a must-try while travelling through South Africa.

South Africa’s cuisine is still relatively exotic and unknown. You will find that, like travelling through its varied landscape, even the food offers you countless opportunities to explore and be as daring as you can.

Adventures in South African Food

South Africa’s colourful and lively flag is a symbol of diversity that by extension is also a perfect illustration of its rich and multicultural cuisine. It is sometimes referred to as rainbow cuisine, due to the numerous ethnic influences that have helped shape it.

There have been many different people who have had a hand in creating this diversity of food. These include indigenous people like the Xhosa and Zulus and also the numerous cultures that  immigrated into South Africa such as Indians or British.

This mix of cultures has ensured South African cuisine is one of the most tempting and exciting in Africa. On a single street in most major towns you can find a mix of Italian, Chinese, Japanese and French foods.

If you are in search of amazing food from around the world, the opportunity to find it is rampant in South Africa.

Other challenges however, do wait for the more adventurous eater. If you are looking for a new experience, South Africa also offers crocodile sirloin which is reputed to be delicious.

There is also the option to savour the delicacy of a sheep or cow’s head. The use of the lesser cut of meat by no means offers a lesser quality taste.

For those in the mood to go further, you can also munch down on fried caterpillar, that – if you have the fortitude to try – is rumoured to be an unparalleled delicacy.

For those wanting to play it safe, South Africa also offers a wide variety of indigenous delicacies like biltong, a dried and slated meat, bobotie which is similar to a shepherd’s pie and boerewors that is just like throwing a banger on the Barbie.

Umnqusho is a stew consisting of maize and butter beans, reputed to be former President Nelson Mandela’s favourite food, is also a traditional favourite and a must-try while travelling through South Africa.

South Africa’s cuisine is still relatively exotic and unknown. You will find that, like travelling through its varied landscape, even the food offers you countless opportunities to explore and be as daring as you can.

 

Dining out in South Africa

Dining out in South Africa

Adventures in South African Food

South Africa’s colourful and lively flag is a symbol of diversity that by extension is also a perfect illustration of its rich and multicultural cuisine. It is sometimes referred to as rainbow cuisine, due to the numerous ethnic influences that have helped shape it.

There have been many different people who have had a hand in creating this diversity of food. These include indigenous people like the Xhosa and Zulus and also the numerous cultures that  immigrated into South Africa such as Indians or British.

This mix of cultures has ensured South African cuisine is one of the most tempting and exciting in Africa. On a single street in most major towns you can find a mix of Italian, Chinese, Japanese and French foods.

If you are in search of amazing food from around the world, the opportunity to find it is rampant in South Africa.

Other challenges however, do wait for the more adventurous eater. If you are looking for a new experience, South Africa also offers crocodile sirloin which is reputed to be delicious.

There is also the option to savour the delicacy of a sheep or cow’s head. The use of the lesser cut of meat by no means offers a lesser quality taste.

For those in the mood to go further, you can also munch down on fried caterpillar, that – if you have the fortitude to try – is rumoured to be an unparalleled delicacy.

For those wanting to play it safe, South Africa also offers a wide variety of indigenous delicacies like biltong, a dried and slated meat, bobotie which is similar to a shepherd’s pie and boerewors that is just like throwing a banger on the Barbie.

Umnqusho is a stew consisting of maize and butter beans, reputed to be former President Nelson Mandela’s favourite food, is also a traditional favourite and a must-try while travelling through South Africa.

South Africa’s cuisine is still relatively exotic and unknown. You will find that, like travelling through its varied landscape, even the food offers you countless opportunities to explore and be as daring as you can.

 

Dining out in South Africa

Dining out in South Africa

Our Top 5 Restaurants in Cape Town

Some of the greatest experiences you can have when travelling are found in the local restaurants! We’ve compiled five of our favourite restaurants in Cape Town for you to salivate over.

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Our Top 5 Restaurants in Cape Town

Some of the greatest experiences you can have when travelling are found in the local restaurants! We’ve compiled five of our favourite restaurants in Cape Town for you to salivate over.

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Bree Street: Cape Town’s hippest street

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Take a stroll down Bree for gourmet restaurants, happening bars and beautiful architecture

Andrew Brauteseth is sipping on a lemonade when I meet him. It’s an unusual beverage to be drinking at Brewer’s &Union— that hallowed hang-out for beer aficionados.

“I’m trying to have at least one day of not drinking this year…” he explains. I first heard about Andrew when I stumbled on www.breestreet.co.za –his ongoing photographic blog that documents life on Bree Street.

“I spend a lot of time on this street,” he says. “The blog started as a kind of marketing project on Cape Town. Turning Bree Street into a destination—everyone knows about Long Street and it’s an amazing street, but it’s just a bit tourist-y these days…

“Bree Street on the other hand has a bit more edge, it’s a new destination—a more premium one.” His strategy is simple: “I photograph all the beautiful things I see on the street.”

Real beer lover and road-tripper of note, Andrew is more than happy to share some of his favourite Bree Street haunts with me. More →

Bree Street: Cape Town’s hippest street

via capetownmagazine.com
Take a stroll down Bree for gourmet restaurants, happening bars and beautiful architecture

Andrew Brauteseth is sipping on a lemonade when I meet him. It’s an unusual beverage to be drinking at Brewer’s &Union— that hallowed hang-out for beer aficionados.

“I’m trying to have at least one day of not drinking this year…” he explains. I first heard about Andrew when I stumbled on www.breestreet.co.za –his ongoing photographic blog that documents life on Bree Street.

“I spend a lot of time on this street,” he says. “The blog started as a kind of marketing project on Cape Town. Turning Bree Street into a destination—everyone knows about Long Street and it’s an amazing street, but it’s just a bit tourist-y these days…

“Bree Street on the other hand has a bit more edge, it’s a new destination—a more premium one.” His strategy is simple: “I photograph all the beautiful things I see on the street.”

Real beer lover and road-tripper of note, Andrew is more than happy to share some of his favourite Bree Street haunts with me. More →

10 top places for Prince William’s stag do in Cape Town

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We suggest places to make a South African stag of the royal betrothed

“It’s not what it looks like!” cries Prince William when he’s found handcuffed to a giraffe from Aquila Private Game Reserve. His royal-purple boxer shorts around his royal ankles. And, across his chest, in permanent marker, is written: I am your future king, get used to it. The paparazzi gleefully flash their cameras as other types of assorted wildlife clamber for a look. Not one scapegoat though, Guy Pelly may have once taken the blame for a young Prince Harry but there’s no taking the wrap for his royal comrades this time.

The scene above started with good intentions. Good friend Pelly had planned the prince’s last night of freedom on South African shores a month before the wedding to Kate Middleton (April, 29 at Westminster Abbey, London). This is our interpretation of how the event will go down. More →

Hotel: Monarch, Johannesburg
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The Monarch will surprise you – a boutique hotel presenting a juxtaposition of classical European elegance and important works of South African contemporary art.
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I was lucky enough to sample Chef Keith Fisely’s 7 course tasting menu – it was beautifully architected food both visually and in taste and managed to not become overly filling – definitely worth a splurge.
The 12 suites are all unique and have separate lounges and dining rooms, making meeting and entertaining much easier.  My shower is completely over the top with no less than 6 heads – brilliant.
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Hot tip: The 40 person cocktail / cigar lounge is the place to rub shoulders with Johannesburg’s hip crowd towards the end of the week.

 

Some more information:

 

T +27 11 341 2000   E info@monarchhotels.co.za

 


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Hotel: Monarch, Johannesburg

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The Monarch will surprise you – a boutique hotel presenting a juxtaposition of classical European elegance and important works of South African contemporary art.
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I was lucky enough to sample Chef Keith Fisely’s 7 course tasting menu – it was beautifully architected food both visually and in taste and managed to not become overly filling – definitely worth a splurge.
The 12 suites are all unique and have separate lounges and dining rooms, making meeting and entertaining much easier.  My shower is completely over the top with no less than 6 heads – brilliant.
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Hot tip: The 40 person cocktail / cigar lounge is the place to rub shoulders with Johannesburg’s hip crowd towards the end of the week.

 

Some more information:

 

T +27 11 341 2000   E info@monarchhotels.co.za

 


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