Cape Town

Top Cape Town Instagram accounts to follow

January 18, 2017

Cape Town tips
I thought I’d list some top Instragam accounts that you should be following to keep up to date with all things Cape Town. Following the right people can give you all sorts of inspiration and insight but sometimes finding them is not so easy. I’ve listed a few accounts below and if you have any recommendations please add them in the comments so we can grow the list. I try to share daily on Instagram and share different posts to my what I share on my blog so be sure to follow me too and let’s connect.

Of course our local bloggers do it best, highlighting fabulous spots in and around Cape Town:
Tails of a mermaid |  9livesza | Seth Shezi Hospitality Hedonist 
Cape Town curated  | Cape Town’s darling 

City guides:
Official CT tourism pageCape Town magThe Inside GuideCape Town etc 

Nature & scenic accounts:
Heinrich KnoetzeCape Town Guide |  Wanderlust Cape Town


Country style accommodation at Doran Vineyards

January 13, 2017

Doran Vineyards
Over New Year, myself and some of my best friends checked into Doran Vineyards and stayed in their lovely guest house. This is really a dream home for larger groups as it’s so spacious with plenty of different areas to relax. Two lounges and four bedrooms each with an en-suite bathroom plus a fully kitted kitchen. The kitchen opens out onto the swimming pool area and beyond that is an absolutely enormous garden with plenty of trees for escaping the summer heat. 

We had a fantastic time… relaxing at the pool, playing boules on the lawn and enjoying the peace and quiet. The Doran team were also incredibly friendly and welcoming and generously gave us some of their superb wines to try. I highly recommend a stay if you’re looking to get away and want to soak up some of the countryside splendour.

Doran Vineyards
Doran Vineyards

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Paarl, Wine Estate

Paarl gem: Blacksmith’s Kitchen

January 12, 2017

Blacksmith's Kitchen, Paarl
I finally got to visit Blacksmith’s Kitchen during our holiday and loved the experience. Situated on the slopes of Paarl Mountain on the outskirts of town, the setting is magical. Views of vineyards and mountains surround you and a giant Oak tree creates shade for the outdoor area. Their menu has a great variety of Mediterranean inspired dishes, we shared a few and they were all superb. The ambiance is relaxed and friendly and it’s great for kids too. Definitely looking forward to another visit and doing their wine tasting next time round.

Blacksmith's Kitchen, Paarl
Blacksmith's Kitchen, Paarl

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