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Drink Beer and Save the World: Mad Giant

Who'd have thunk beer could save the world? Well, I do have some friends who already think beer makes the world a better place, but doing good for the environment is probably not uppermost on their minds when they crack open a cold one. Enter Mad Giant, a range of...

Bartholomeus Klip Smoke and Fire BBQ Garden Party

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLHjYcB9QWo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LXSBbEzPQVY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IM262kO_46E {UPDATE} What a swell party it was... The BK crew sure know how to lay on a good bash, and the 7th of December was no different. The perfect occasion to experience the best of Swartland country hospitality, with fine food, great wines and excellent company, in the...

Summer Starts Here! Stellenbosch Street Soirées

It's time for festive feasting with the locals in Stellenbosch, City of Oaks! These famous street parties are on all summer, from November 2018 till March 2019. What to expect? Music, wine, friends and good times, all out in the open, right on the streets, nogal. Good food, too, with several...

Festive High Tea at La Paris

Few occasions in life aren't improved with cake and tea so if you're looking for a hot spot to indulge, head over to La Paris Estate outside Franschhoek. Their popular Afternoon High Tea stand comes with sweet and savoury treats, tea or coffee for 2 or more and costs...

Terra del Capo Antipasto Bar Summer Menu

Summer brings with it longer days, warmer weather and all the reasons to book a table for lunch at the Terra del Capo Tasting Room and Antipasto Bar in Franschhoek. This intimate space is located on the breathtakingly beautiful Anthonij Rupert Estate, with luscious gardens where you can also dine...

Franschhoek Cap Classique and Champagne Festival

The annual Franschhoek Cap Classique and Champagne Festival is one of the highlights on the Cape social calender and a fitting way to kickstart the festive season. Bubbly lovers gather to celebrate, dressed in their finest, and to soak up the delicious food and fizz on offer with 'The...

Paradise Found: Elgin Open Gardens

Elgin Open Gardens is an annual, week-long event that allows the public access to otherwise private gardens. 15 gardens are participating this year, the 17th Open Gardens. Many of the wine estates in the valley lay on special events with food, wine, music and entertainment during this magical week. My...

Bartholomeus Klip Christmas Celebrations and Accommodation

Bartholomeus Klip Guest Farm in the Swartland is never less than magic to visit, and this Christmas will be no exception. The food is extraordinarily good, the accommodation is country-style luxury and the hospitality of the finest to be found anywhere. BK specialises in local craft gins and regional...

Steenberg Ruby Rosè Frosé Recipe, Cheese & Wine

I'm rather partial to rosé myself, and Steenberg is a big favourite of mine. It goes beautiful with summery food, smoked trout or salmon, oysters, barbecued prawns, Thai food and even sushi. Always keep some at hand in the fridge, is my hot summer tip to you. From the tasting...

Delheim Fynbos Conservation

Delheim Wine Estate lies across a 2 km stretch of Simonsberg. In the 1970's, land not under vineyard cultivation was heavily planted with what would become the largest private pine plantation in the Western Cape. 150 hectares of the pine plantation were destroyed by fire in 2000. The pine...