5 Top African destinations for foodies

You might not immediately think of sub-Saharan Africa when it comes to delicious cuisines, but there are plenty of cities, regions and countries that offer dishes as sensational as their landscapes. From fine dining in Cape Town to eating fresh fish on the beach in Mozambique, these are our top 5 favourite African destinations for […]

South Africa’s Wolfgat voted Restaurant of the Year

On Monday 18th February 2019, a little beachside South African restaurant scooped a mighty prize: Restaurant of the Year at the World Restaurant Awards in Paris. Here’s all you need to know about Wolfgat and why a trip up the coast should be part of your Cape Town itinerary. Just two hours up the coast […]

A guide to the urban wildlife of Cape Town

If you’re not going on safari, don’t worry – Cape Town is full of wildlife! Here are some of the animals you can spot in and around the city. Cape fur seals You’ll often spot these friendly mammals sunbathing around the V&A Waterfront, but the best way to see them in their natural environment, when […]

5 things you didn’t know about the Mount Nelson

100 years ago this month, Cape Town’s Mount Nelson Hotel was painted an uplifting shade of pastel pink, a shade of hope and positivity chosen by the Italian then-manager Aldo Renato to mark the end of World War I. To this day, the Mount Nelson – now the Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel and affectionately known as […]

Where to find the best coffee in Cape Town

A city with a passion for excellent coffee, Cape Town is bursting with independent cafés and unique roasteries. You won’t find a Starbucks here (yet). Whether your caffeine kick of choice is a perfect flat white or black pour-over, there are plenty of fine establishments from which to pick. These five are amongst the best. […]

5 of the best hikes in Cape Town

If you love being outdoors, you’ll no doubt want to fit in a hike or two when in Cape Town. With a national park right in the middle of the city, it’s super easy to explore the many trails, whether it’s a sunrise hike up Lion’s Head or a morning spent clambering up Table Mountain. […]

The best luxury hotels in Cape Town

As Cape Town becomes ever more popular, the number of luxury hotels grows. There are classic, historic hotels and modern boutique hotels with everything from OTT lavish décor to more low-key, comfortable, chic styles. To help you choose, we’ve rounded up some of the best luxury hotels in Cape Town. Ellerman House Perched on the […]

Water, water everywhere: How to enjoy Cape Town’s ocean

Cape Town is surrounded by the far reaches of the Atlantic Ocean, which blends into the Indian Ocean just along the coast at Cape Agulhas. There are plenty of ways to enjoy this watery environment, from swimming with the local seals to harnessing the power of the so-called ‘Cape Doctor’ wind. Here are some of […]

9 reasons Cape Town is the best city in the world

There are more than nine reasons, trust us – but these should be enough to whet the appetite. From watching the sunrise from the top of Lion’s Head to dining at one of the world’s best restaurants, experiential luxury travel in Cape Town has so much to offer, no matter what you like to do […]

Zeitz MOCAA Opens in Cape Town

Situated in the Silo District of the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town, Zeitz MOCAA is a brand new contemporary art museum that specialises in African art. This museum has been created within the old silo building – a spectacular building that was once used as a grain silo. Comprising 42 concrete tubes towering 33 metres […]