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Umlilo Lodge, St Lucia, Kwa Zulu Natal

You seldom see road signs in a town warning that Hippo may be encountered.  St Lucia in Kwa Zulu Natal has this distinction and Hippo do indeed fairly regularly wander through town at night.  Although I did not encounter a hippo on the streets we saw many on a boat trip on the estuary. I would so love to live ... Read More »

Milk Frothers review, Salter, Stickocinno and Aerolatte

Now and then you will see me go on a bit of a rant about quality of service and products, both can really get me going.  Over weekends, starting the days with a yummy cappuccino is our regular indulgence.  Last year we went through 3 hand held milk frothers.  The first 2 were the same Salter frother which comes with ... Read More »

Monyane Lodge – Awesome weekend away for Cliff’s birthday

Choosing accommodation for Cliff’s birthday weekend away I took a few things into consideration, price and the distance from home are top of the list.  After narrowing down our options I checked reviews and felt comfortable choosing Monyane Lodge.  If I could give an award for the best hospitality ever Des and Elna would win, they were fantastic! Driving to ... Read More »

Mirage Toeriste Kamers – Accommodation in Britstown

UPDATE – JULY 2015 Mirage Toeriste Kamers is now under new Management and Owners. They are currently busy with renovations, but still open. Secure and under cover Parking is now available. Prices still exactly the same as 2 / 3 years ago. Rusks, coffee and tea in each room. More often than not, heading for Cape Town from home in ... Read More »

Bilton wine estate

As often the case, our decision to visit Bilton Wine Estate was driven by the children’s play area.  We have previously tasted and purchased Bilton wines at the Joburg Wine Show, but that was several years ago and we have never visited the estate.  Cliff did a full tasting and I took sample sips from his glasses.  The ‘Sir Percy’ ... Read More »

Fleur Du Cap tour and tasting at Die Bergkelder

On previous visits to the Cape we have ummed and ahhed regarding a visit to Die Bergkelder (literal translation, the mountain cellar), which falls under the large corporate Distell banner.  We decided to do the tour this time.  One can be put off by the fact that they also do an ‘Artisanal salt tasting’ which sounds a load like bs ... Read More »

Zulu Nyala Lodge

This December we used a Daddy’s Deal to visit Zulu Nyala Lodge.  First impressions do set the tone in most instances.  Before reaching our room we saw Nyala on the pathways in the natural gardens.  The lady at reception was warm and welcoming as we subsequently found all the staff to be. There is not a lot to do around ... Read More »

Neethlingshof Wine Estate

As a rule I prefer the family owned and run wine estates, still some of the corporately owned estates are well worth a visit.  The buildings and gardens at Neethlingshof are beautiful.  The wines are excellent, a rare instance where not one seemed lacking, each wine tasted was well above average.  I chose a single glass of Chardonnay and Cliff ... Read More »

Overgaauw wine estate

Returning to visit the Cape we delight in the prospect of visiting new wine estates.  This year our first stop was Overgaauw which ticks all the boxes which matter most to us.  I love family run estates, they have a warm sense of home and history.  The current wine maker is 4th generation and a new addition to the family ... Read More »