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the new bosjes farm in the breede valley

The chapel at Bosjes Farm, Breede Valley

Today I got a sneak peek into the very beautiful Bosjes Farm in the Breede River Valley before it’s opening in the middle of this month. I had seen many pictures of its chapel, the design of which was inspired by a bird in flight, but seeing it in the flesh was even more impressive. It is exquisite. From a distance it looks to me like a swan gliding across the water, and is a stunning space to look at and be in. Continue Reading →


eat at chefs warehouse beau constantia

Yesterday we lunched at the brand new Chefs Warehouse at Beau Constantia Wine Estate and it was every bit as exceptional as I had imagined. Falling under the Liam Tomlin Chefs Warehouse stable of restaurants, the Beau Constantia kitchen is run by Ivor Jones (ex Test Kitchen), and we were all blown away by our meal. Ivor and his team of chefs work in an open plan kitchen that faces directly onto the restaurant floor, and service was seamless and a delight to watch. The menu runs along the same format as The Chefs Warehouse & Canteen where 8 tapas dishes for 2 are served as a set menu. You can add a bread service or oysters to start, and a few incredible desserts, cheese or chocolates to finish. Whilst you don’t get to pick and choose what you will eat, they will take into consideration any dietary requirements.

The Chefs Warehouse, Beau Constantia, Cape Town South Africa

They are also the only restaurant in the group that take reservations, which I’m pleased about, and think essential given the location. I love how this space has been opened up and expanded with elegant, contemporary and comfortable seating both inside and out. Slowly as they build to capacity all areas will be full. At the moment they are focusing on serving inside the restaurant, which is like a glass box with the most beautiful panoramic views of the Constantia Valley.

Ivor Jones, The Chefs Warehouse, Beau Constantia, Cape Town South Africa

The menu will evolve slightly with some dishes being updated but you can always expect 8 plates of utter deliciousness. Continue Reading →


druk my niet stud farm in tulbagh

Druk My Niet, stud farm, Tulbagh

Druk My Niet, stud farm, Tulbagh

Druk My Niet, stud farm, Tulbagh

Last week end a group of friends and I stayed in a stunning house on Druk My Niet stud farm in Tulbagh. This spacious house was recently renovated and decorated and is now available to rent via the Perfect Hideaways website, which you simply have to visit if you want to see some of the most incredible hidden property gems in South Africa. These are not just nice houses on a rental site, these are hand picked, loaded with charm offering retreats into special homes in spectacular locations. I constantly click onto it to dream away about places I would love to visit.  Continue Reading →


visit glen carlou

View from Glen CarlouGlen Carlou

Glen Carlou

I hadn’t been to Glen Carlou for so long it may as well have been my fist visit. I have however been enjoying their wines over the years so was excited to try their food. Along with a few media peoople, I went to taste the new winter menu last week and was so impressed. Continue Reading →


visit grande provence in franschhoek

Grande Provence, Franschhoek

As I’ve said before, and quite recently again, Franschhoek is just so much nicer in Winter. The Vineyards go from autumn auburn to stark wherein lies a different beauty. I love the rain, I love the mood after the rain, and mostly I love the fireplaces, red wine and delicious food this region has to offer. You don’t want to be indulging in that on a sweltering day. Grande Provence is one of those estates that is lovely to visit, with so much to offer. Continue Reading →


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