Archive for category: South Africa

/ Jan 11, 2017 9:04 AM

Stellenbosch Harvest Parade brings fanfare to City of Oaks (28 January)

The oak-lined streets of Stellenbosch will be invaded by a colourful community of winemaking charismatics on uniquely adorned ‘chariots’ on Saturday, January 28. The annual Harvest Parade comes to this most prominent town of South African wine to usher in the grape harvest season with convivial cheer. The memorable Stellenbosch Harvest Parade also pays homage to the people behind this labour of love and especially the invaluable contribution of South Africa’s farm workers. This proud Stellenbosch procession traditionally includes merry marching bands, inimitable Cape minstrels, drum majorettes and – the highlight of this harvest high jinks – a flotilla of [&hellip

/ Jan 9, 2017 7:31 AM

Rest and Relax at Raptor Rise | Tulbagh, South Africa

Whenever you need sometime away and not too far from Cape Town – think of Tulbagh. This beautiful rural village offers magnificent mountain views and scenery, peacefulness and it’s also a great place for those loving outdoor activities, a bit of history or great wines. Raptor Rise self-catering accommodation is nestled 6km from historic and scenic Tulbagh. Located on a working farm Raptor Rise offers luxurious yet very affordable accommodation. In offer double rooms, sleepers flat, penthouses and beautiful cottage – all well appointed,neat with everything you need, including fast WI-FI (which was a bonus!) Our sleepers flat was very clean, with [&hellip

/ Jan 3, 2017 6:34 PM

O on Kloof Boutique Hotel and Spa has Now Expanded | Cape Town, South Africa

O on Kloof “home away from home” has now expanded! Beautiful 329 m2 Cape Dutch house has been undergoing renovations and opened it’s doors beginning of December 2016. Scandinavian touches have been carefully incorporated throughout the residence with exquisite attention to detail, warm wood finishes, monochrome colours & customised furniture. 3 Double Bedrooms are all unique & furnished with luxurious cotton linen & modern fabrics with pops of colour.   The Residence welcomes travellers of all ages –a family vacation for everyone!      For more details or to simply make an enquiry please visit: W: or call +27 (0) [&hellip

/ Jan 1, 2017 12:30 AM

2017 Wishes to YOU | Happy New Year

I’d Also Like to Wish You all on behalf of #TravelChatSA and Travel Opulent Box: An amazing travels in 2017: new Discoveries that will steal your heart,  meeting new People that friendships will last forever; Great Health for You and Your Families and Friends. A wish for us all that we don’t look back and compare what happened in 2016 but with energy and excitement grab 2017 and make it “OURS”. Happy New Year Everybody!  Patrycja & Travel Opulent Box Team 

/ Dec 27, 2016 7:41 AM

15 Quotes that will Inspire You for 2017

“Tomorrow is the first blank page of a 365 page book. Write a good one.” — Brad Paisley  “Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson “Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.” – Anthony Robbins “Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.” — Albert Einstein “Think Big And Don’t Listen To People Who Tell You It Can’t Be Done. Life’s Too Short To Think Small.”- Tim Ferriss “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” [&hellip

/ Dec 20, 2016 12:00 AM

Faultless & Very Special Stay at Augusta de Mist Country House | Swellendam, South Africa

Augusta de Mist is located in beautiful Swellendam around 3hrs drive from Cape Town. Set on a 2  hectare estate with beautiful gardens  it’s a truly hidden gem waiting to be discovered. We arrived and were blown away how green and peaceful Augusta de Mist is. We were thrown into the tranquility of the place awaiting to share more surprises for us. Our host Michele welcomed us warmly and showed around the homestead and surroundings. Its a place that reflect passion and hard work. You can see it through immaculate attention to detail, small little touches you wouldn’t expect and interest [&hellip

/ Dec 14, 2016 12:08 PM

Season’s Greetings to All our Fantastic Readers and Supporters

Have an amazing Festive Season with Family and Friends. Enjoy the times together and cherish each other. Stay Safe. Be happy. Enjoy laughter, peace, and love. Travel Opulent Box and #TravelChatSA wishes you only the best for this festive season!    

/ Dec 6, 2016 4:18 PM

@Delheim spreads their blankets for laid-back Riverside Picnics + #WIN

It’s  summertime and the living is tasty at Delheim Estate, the Stellenbosch stalwart in the foothills of the Simonsberg. The season for its Riverside Picnics opens within days, offering new summer-inspired fare to celebrate Mother Nature and all her seasonal deliciousness. Started already in October until the end of April 2017, why not rally your friends and head to Delheim. The ultimate picnic experience awaits in a beautiful setting at the edge of the Klip River with its abundant bird life. Brimming with all things homemade and share-worthy, your basket of epicurean bliss costs R460 per couple. For starters, there’s a [&hellip

/ Nov 30, 2016 6:39 AM

On Top of the World | Table Mountain (Photoblog)

  Images by Pat@travel opulent box

/ Nov 29, 2016 3:35 PM

New restaurant La Tete just opened at 17 Bree Street (opened doors Monday 28 November)

Headed up by Chef Giles Edwards, who spent the past ten years in London. This farm to fork eatery gives a nod to the French, with emphasis on direct relationships with producers. Beef, lamb, goat and seafood will feature, with dishes such as mussels with bacon and cider, mint and pork terrine, hake, and beef and kidney pudding. Desserts will be classic offerings of poached guavas, chocolate pots and plum pavlova. Open Tuesday to Saturday, for lunch and dinner. Address: 17 Bree Street, Cape Town, 8001. Tel: 021 418 1299 Social media details:   Issued by Spill [&hellip