Archive for category: Opulent Destinations

/ Mar 27, 2017 3:12 PM

Guest Blog: Walkersons Hotel Is Luxury County Living by @r_kambule

Sometimes when I write about my favourite subject; – luxury travel, I imagine that I am a director of an orchestra and my ensemble is hanging on to my lead – this due to my teen years of having played the violin, I suspect. So perhaps it shouldn’t come as a surprise that when the food and wine experience meets and supersedes my high expectations, I somehow connect it to a Mozart piece… Arriving at the entrance of Walkersons Hotels, our home for 2 nights was a novelty of its own. The winding downward path leading to the main hotel [&hellip

/ Mar 27, 2017 12:30 AM

Walking the South African Coastline – Interview with Zakie Odendaal @OdendaalZakie

For a couple of months now I have been following on Twitter (and then on all other Social Media) walking journey of Zekie Odendaal – who is currently attempting to walk the South African Coastline. How amazing is that? What a inspiring and brave thing to do as a solo female traveler. And what an adventure. To find our more and to get to know Zakie a bit more we asked a few questions: Please introduce yourself. I’m Zakie Odendaal , I’m 22 years old. I grew up in a small town Lydenburg, Mpumalanga. After school I moved away, worked, studied [&hellip

/ Mar 24, 2017 2:25 PM

Water and Forests in South Africa – Join #TravelChatSA 29th March at 7pm.

#145: #TravelChatSA Wednesday 29th March 2017 | Topic: Water and Forests in South Africa    Q1 Do you think forest and water is an important factor in tourism and why? Share a Picture via @gotravelbug #TravelChatSA (19h00) Q2 Most Enchanting Forest you’ve been to in SA is? & what necessary precautions one should take when exploring via @Winelands  #TravelChatSA (19h15) Q3 What are the obvious choices you make about water saving when travelling? Share your tips via @r_kambule #TravelChatSA (19h30) Q4 Name your special place or activity a) by the ocean and b) in a forest in South Africa. Share [&hellip

/ Mar 15, 2017 12:50 AM

ART@ALMENKERK stages Contemporary Group Exhibition on Elgin Estate

The gardens, cellar and tasting rooms of Elgin’s multi award-winning Almenkerk Wine Eestate have been transformed into a vibrant contemporary art ‘gallery’, Art@Almenkerk. Even an old barn on the farm has been reimagined to hold a collection of edgy works by premier South African and international artists, resulting in an unexpected art experience slightly off the beaten track. The exhibition titled Mute Wisdom has been curated by Gordon Froud who selected works around the narrative that artworks are mute until unlocked by the eyes and emotions of the viewer. Awaiting these viewers is an eclectic collection of large scale and [&hellip

/ Mar 13, 2017 6:28 PM

Save the Date: Snap up treasures at the Best of Bot winelands auction

Rare and exceptional items going under the hammer at 2017 Barrels & Beards 22 April Whether you grunt, shout or simply tip your hat like a pro in the back corner of the room, you’ll want to bring your A-Game on April 22 to the hairiest auction in town. The 2017 Best of Bot is an annual highlight of the Barrels & Beards winelands showcase in Bot River that once again offers some of the coolest, unusual and desirable items – all on sale to the highest bidder for a most worthy cause. Funds raised at the Best of Bot [&hellip

/ Mar 10, 2017 10:56 AM

10 More reasons to visit the Breedekloof Wine Valley

If trends are anything to go by, lesser explored wine valleys are going to be very popular in 2017 – here’s why… Most, if not all, wine lovers are familiar with South Africa’s more established wine routes: Stellenbosch wine route, home to many of South Africa’s most popular wine cellars, needs little introduction; Constantia, with its rich history as the home of South Africa’s most famous wine, Vin de Constance, draws a steady stream of tourists year-long; and Franschhoek, with its quaint French charm and many festivals is a familiar favourite for local and international visitors to the Cape Winelands. [&hellip

/ Mar 8, 2017 12:11 PM

Heart of #OurGreyton – The Post House Country Hotel | Greyton, South Africa

The Post House Country Hotel is conveniently located in the Heart of Greyton. “It offers the perfect blend of quiet country charm and boutique hotel luxury… Established in 1860 as the first Post Office where mail was brought in by ox wagon weekly. The original building is beautifully restored and declared a national monument. The property exudes elegant country and old world charm with rooms leading onto manicured gardens.” We arrived on a very hot day and were greeted by friendly staff. The warm welcome accompanied the check-in, which encompassed a tour and explanation of the charateristic property and all [&hellip

/ Mar 3, 2017 5:09 PM

A letter from… Richard’s Supper Stage is moving to another Venue | Cape Town, South Africa

Dear Friends and Supporters of “Richard’s” and “Kaapse Stories from the Mother City”. A number of circumstances have lead us to searching for a suitable and upgraded venue to house our dinner show. We are most excited to announce that the show will move to the “Rockwell Theatre”, which is part of the Rockwell Hotel in Greenpoint, Prestwich Street 32. We shall play the first show there March 2, 2017. The Rockwell Dinner Theatre is most suitable to house our dinner show and this move brings with it some great enhancements: More effective air conditioning Wheel chair friendly Extra  space [&hellip

/ Mar 2, 2017 5:19 PM

Women in Travel on #TravelChatSA – 8th March | Join the Conversation!

#144: #TravelChatSA Wednesday 8th March 2017 | Topic: Women in Travel   Q1 Is travelling as a woman different? What are your tips/suggestions/what you’ve experienced? via @TravelChatSA #TravelChatSA (19h00) Q2 What would be your ideal women-only local getaway? And what activities would you plan to do? via @tulipandphoenix #TravelChatSA (19h15) Q3  Recommend tourism projects in South Africa that are funded by women via @DoroLef #TravelChatSA (19h30) Q4  Tell us about Female Traveler who’s Adventures inspire you to Explore the World. Who is it? via @TravelOpulent #TravelChatSA (19h45) BONUS Q5: Tell us about a place on top of your bucket list to visit as [&hellip

/ Mar 2, 2017 4:54 PM

Safari DO’s and DON’Ts | South Africa

Last night on #TravelChatSA we talked all about Wildlife. Apart from sharing an amazing wildlife photography (recap here), stories & experiences – we did discussed what to do and what not to do while on Safari. Let’s don’t be ignorant! Below list of DO’s & DONT’s : A3: No loud voices/music/shouting/ kids when on a drive or self driving 🙈 #TravelChatSA this is bad for the animals & others in the park https://t.co/m4DtQogmNS — Cee (@CeecesTravel) March 1, 2017 Travel 'Do'… 👣Leave nothing but footprints#TravelChatSA #traveltips #Durban #wowSouthAfrica 🇿🇦 pic.twitter.com/XowhniEWZJ — Monique van der Walt (@Monique_PR_) March 1, 2017 A3: Be [&hellip