Monday, October 25, 2021

Culinary escapades

Gourmands will interact with the head chefs of Liam Tomlin’s Chefs Warehouse over three culinary weekends at Tintswalo Boulders

Trust you’re well

Trust You’re Well - a collection of email conversations between Hans Mackenzie Main and whoever, is funny yet scathing, sarcastic yet heart-warming.

Chin, chin! Taste the gin!

Snug winter safari. Wake up to the sound of a lion’s roar, or a jackal barking, and a cacophony of birdsong,at Tau Game Lodge

Take Part

Take part in conservation by researching rhino or elephant.  Monitor their activity in the Waterberg’s Lapalala Wilderness Reserve

Estate branches out

Vergelegen, the 321-year-old Somerset West wine estate with 18 gardens, has unveiled plans for a 54-hectare arboretum

Babanango benchmark

Babanango Game Reserve's high score on biodiversity conservation assessment qualifies it to be declared a protected nature reserve

Lethabo Life

Where else that's close to Johannesburg can you see Cape Clawless Otter hunt in the Crocodile River rapids a few feet from your lounger?

Safari at Shamwari

Seeking a weekend getaway in the bush at a discounted rate?  Shamwari's Explorer Camp is the third of seven lodges to reopen for bookings

Hip Hippo Hooray!

Moses the hippo calf and Milly the meerkat doing well as the Shamwari Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre continues accepting and caring for injured animals

Plan a trip off-road

Follow these essential off-road tips from Mitsubishi Motors ambassador Francois Rossouw, (71) before you go

Beetles make tree lovers gently weep

Vergelegen Wine Estate in the western Cape is tackling the invasive shot hole borer (PSHB) beetle with the help of a doctoral student Heather Nependa from the Faculty of AgriScience at Stellenbosch University.

The Homestead

The US-based Really Epic Dog (RED) group are investing an estimated R200 million to develop and operate a new luxury lodge in the Nambiti Big 5 Private Game Reserve, outside Ladysmith in KwaZulu-Natal

Karoo Roads

Julienne du Toit and Chris Marais have come out swinging after the COVID lockdown and doing what they do best: recounting the beloved stories of the Heartland of South Africa.

Corporate Madikwe

Tau Game Lodge in the Madikwe Reserve is an ideal corporate escape after a difficult year in business, post pandemic. 

Vergelegen’s new tour

A newly-launched environmental tour at Vergelegen wine estate in Somerset West reveals tracts of the 3000-hectare estate previously closed to the public

KZN lodge razed

A devastating fire burnt the family-owned Gwahumbe Game & Spa in KwaZulu-Natal to the ground on Sunday causing millions of rands worth in damages

#ForWaterForLife

Gugulethu Mhlungu and Sekoetlane Phamodi delve into topics that include macadamia nuts and nanotech, extracting useful materials from human urine, revitalising the Jukskei, and drilling for groundwater to survive South Africa’s extreme drought cycle.

Harri Spotter

Nine months after launching, only 18 apartments remain available for sale at The Harri in Cape Town’s East City Precinct

Vehicle of choice

The Mercedes-Benz V-Class V330 includes a 10,25 inch touchscreen, Bluetooth, Smartphone integration, and Burmester sound system

Wheels of Fortune

South Africa has some excellent motor museums scattered between Franschhoek, White River and even little old Matjiesfontein. so get out your anorak, sally forth, and smell the fumes, suggests Blaise Hopkinson

Birding au Balcon

Wondering what to do during lockdown? Let's twitch again! Blaise Hopkinson on the pure joy that daily awaits the sharp-eyed and patient observers at our suburban South African aviaries