Category: Travel

LUXURIOUS ‘LA RIVE’ VILLA OPENS IN THE CAPE WINELANDS

The quintessential luxury Cape winelands villa, La Rive Franschhoek has opened for exclusive-use bookings. Tucked away in sprawling private gardens on 2,5 acres of land, the traditional, privately owned Cape manor house offers privacy and security, yet is located in the heart of Franschhoek and within walking distance of its restaurants and other attractions. Designed with deep verandas and a covered terrace with several lounge and dining areas set around a magnificent swimming pool, La Rive provides a warm and welcome home to families or groups of friends travelling together. Its bespoke, elegant interiors are a marriage of colonial English and traditional Cape Dutch heritage within a contemporary colour palette showcasing collection pieces by artists from across the globe and an alchemy of classic and artistic influences throughout the villa.La Rive Villa accommodates up to 12 guests in six luxurious suites with private bathrooms. The Manor House includes the spacious master bedroom suite, as well as two loft rooms, one accommodating up to three guests which are ideal for children sharing. In addition, three private garden cottages are individually decorated to each offer a double bedroom with a patio. The epitome of comfort and unsurpassed quality, the generous living area within the Manor House boasts a high thatched ceiling and doors opening out onto the gardens and the protected pool terrace. An indoor wood-burning fireplace heats up the open...

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CUCINA LABIA: MUIZENBERG’S ITALIAN FIRST LADY

An elegant destination restaurant a mere 30 to 40 minutes’ drive from Cape Town, Cucina Labia offers top-notch Italian-inspired cuisine with panoramic views of False Bay to match. Under the management of food lovers Andrea and Oscar Foulkes of the successful Cape Town based catering company, Dish Food & Social, the eatery is housed in the historic historic Casa Labia, where original art by Irma Stern, Gerard Sekoto, Francois Boucher and others, is displayed in a manner that belies both its rarity and value. The graciousness of the building, and the way it imposes itself on the False Bay coastline,...

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WEST COAST HIDEOUT, RUSSELLS ON THE PORT

Russells on the Port Restaurant and Guesthouse launched their new wing of nine suites on 23 November 2017, offering a tranquil stay in an idyllic location, a mere ninety minutes’ scenic drive from Cape Town for group tours, families and couples. Russells on the Port is a touch of warm elegance that has to be experienced when visiting Port Owen Velddrif, on the West Coast of South Africa. This is the place to take that break and enjoy the beautiful Berg River Basin. Russells on the Port boasts nine new luxurious en-suite bedrooms, increasing their guesthouse to fifteen double rooms which sleeps thirty guests plus additional sleeper sofas in some of the suites to accommodate children or extra adults. The en-suite bathrooms have enormous showers and a few have the addition of a bath. The four-star accommodation is inclusive of breakfast, wifi, satellite channels, flat screen TV, air-conditioning (in most rooms), private balcony (river view rooms), swimming pool, free private parking, 24-hour CCTV, free amenities, refrigerator, coffee station and BBQ area. The honeymoon suite includes breakfast, champagne on arrival, own patio and entrance. Some of the rooms have interleading doors for families, as well as private, direct access to the pool. The latest addition is a twenty-meter stroll from the main building and the 90 seater restaurant which offers an upmarket dining experience. The excellent menu is seasonal and...

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