Archive for category: Opulent Destinations

/ May 25, 2017 10:54 AM

Breaking News: La Petite Colombe set to open in Franschhoek | South Africa

Franschhoek – the world renowned and picturesque food and wine capital of South Africa, is abuzz with the imminent opening of the iconic La Colombe’s new La Petite Colombe, which is replacing The Tasting Room at Le Quartier Français – an exciting new partnership with the owners of the stylish and luxurious Leeu Collection. Proprietor chefs and business partners, Scot Kirton (Eat Out Chef of the Year 2015) and Head Chef, James Gaag, will be directing a highly talented and select team, to honour the heritage of this fine venue, and marry it with the La Colombe magic. The Franschhoek [&hellip

/ May 23, 2017 7:21 AM

Some Temptations One Should Never Resist – De Hoek Appreciates This Truth… | Guest Blog by @r_kambule

This was my second visit following the most delightful 5 course dinner I had at The Conservatory Restaurant last October – see my blog “A Long Celebration of Life @De Hoek” I got to stay in the night and confirmed why I fell in love with this elegant country hotel tucked in Magaliesberg on my first visit. I’m still enchanted by the dreamy driveway leading to the hotel parking, then the dramatic staircase towards the reception area. A river runs through the property… called Magalies River with a charming driveway that I mistook for a guest walk-way the last [&hellip

/ May 20, 2017 5:09 PM

Welcome to Cape Town, a Vegan Friendly City | Guest Blog by The Vegan Rainbow @traveltonia

Vegan travel in a meat loving country like South Africa? Yes, you heard right. Even in South Africa, where a ‘braai’ (BBQ) is a favorite tradition, a plant-based lifestyle is becoming more and more popular amongst people. Cape Town already boosts 4 vegan/vegetarian restaurants in the CBD area with more still to open for sure. Quite surprisingly you’ll easily find vegan options in most restaurants. If you have booked self-catering accommodation, don’t panic either. You’ll find vegan products in most supermarkets and the Wellness Warehouse brand definitely has got you covered. The Wellness Warehouse on Kloof Street (city center) for [&hellip

/ May 19, 2017 12:30 AM

#GIVEAWAY: #Win Dinner Experience at Catharina’s Restaurant in Steenberg | Cape Town

Catharina’s Restaurant at Steenberg is one of the top Restaurants in Cape Town and we are lucky to have a Dinner Experience to give away for you this season. To win this R600 valued experience simply click on the link below and enter: Good Luck!   T&Cs: Giveaway Open for Entries from 19th May – until 2nd June 2017. Winner will be announced Monday 5th June at 12h00. Dinner Experience value R600: Food and Beverages (Excluding All other Extras and Service Charge). Voucher Valid from 1st June 2017 – 31 May 2018. Voucher may not be redeemed for cash. Subject to Availability. [&hellip

/ May 18, 2017 12:08 PM

Onse Rus Guest House your Home away from Home in Prince Albert | South Africa

Prince Albert is a charming small town at the foot of the Swartberg Mountains, Western Cape. It has an electric mix of history, private nature reserves, vineyards, fruit, olive farms and even cheese making. Our arrival was like a homecoming, despite the fact that it was our first visit to Onse Rus.  We were welcomed like old friends or even family by the Owner and two beautiful Labradors: Jabulani and Jackson Brown. First Impression:  A well kept immaculate Karoo Guesthouse where attention to detail prevails and every furniture piece in the decor has a story to tell. Onse Rus offers [&hellip

/ May 18, 2017 9:17 AM

Nature Reserves in South Africa on #TravelChatSA – Join and #Win with @DeHoopReserve | 24th May

#153: #TravelChatSA 24th May 2017 | Topic: Nature Reserves in South Africa with Special Guest and Prize Sponsor @DeHoopReserve   Q1 What is your primary reason for visiting a nature reserve as a getaway? via @DeHoopReserve#TravelChatSA (19h00) Q2 Share a Top Tip / Do’s and Dont’s for travellers visiting a SA nature reserve via @DeHoopReserve #TravelChatSA (19h15) Q3 What is the impact of the water crisis on Nature reserves and how can establishments/ travellers make changes? via @DeHoopReserve #TravelChatSA (19h30) Q4 Tell us about a Nature reserve you visited and loved it and one you’d love to visit in SA via @TravelOpulent [&hellip

/ May 15, 2017 4:13 PM

Sea Point’s new addition: MOJO Market | Cape Town, South Africa

Mojo Market is a new 7-day-a-week food and lifestyle market which recently opened in Sea Point, Cape Town. It offers a mix of 45 designer stalls and with over 25 food vendors (including Baskin Robbins, Earth Fire Pizza and more) and it’s a fantastic addition to the Neighborhood. One can also enjoy: 3 bars, great coffee shops, entertainment; GoNow bikes for hire, and WiFi.   Opening times:  The market is open 7 days a week from 9am until 10pm (bars closing a bit later) Address: 30 Regent Rd, Sea Point, Cape Town, 8060, South Africa For updates follow on Facebook.   Images [&hellip

/ May 12, 2017 3:15 PM

32 Reasons why We Love South Africa (based on #TravelChatSA)

Our last #TravelChatSA was #ProudlySouthAfrican as we shouted to the world #LocalTravelisLekker (based on blog series by @tulipandphoenix / Below list of 32 reasons why we love South Africa.: So much to do here! A1 There is SO much for us to see and do – right here on our own doorstep #localtravelislekker #travelchatsa #southafrica — The Social Needia (@thesocialneedia) May 10, 2017 2. Our Sunsets are Amazing A1 We love the sunsets most! #LocalTravelisLekker #TravelChatSA Image: @KichakaLodge — 360 Online Marketing (@SolidBrands) May 10, 2017 3. History & Heritage A1) SA has the best weather, incredible landscapes & amazing [&hellip

/ May 11, 2017 7:15 AM

Steenberg winter escape in Constantia vineyards.

Escape the winter blues for a haven of tranquility in the vineyards and take advantage of fabulous seasonal offers at Steenberg, the Cape’s first registered farm just 30 minutes from the bustling heart of Cape Town. Wrapped in gracious, understated luxury and steeped in history dating back to 1682, the 24-room, 5-star boutique hotel and rejuvenating spa, top notch cuisine at two signature restaurants, remarkable wines, and an 18-hole championship golf course make Steenberg Farm a complete leisure destination in idyllic Constantia. For the perfect retreat from the fast paced world, Steenberg has a tailor-made winter experience to suit your [&hellip

/ May 10, 2017 12:11 PM

Review: K SPA (Kengsakon Spa) | Cape Town, South Africa

K Spa (Short from Kengsakon Spa) is located in the heart of The Victoria & Alfred, Waterfront, Cape Town. We have recently discovered this little gem when we booked for their Lovely Winter Special.   WELCOME: +7 We arrived quite early before our scheduled treatment but still were welcomed by a friendly staff. We were asked to fill the consultation form and offered to use a steam room or sauna before our treatments – this was much appreciated on a cool autumn morning. AMBIANCE: +7 We loved Thai-inspired decor through out the spa including bamboo planters and  Thai inspired massage [&hellip