Wine tasting at The Brampton Wine Studio

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The Brampton Wine Studio, set in the elegant town of Stellenbosch in the heart of South Africa’s Cape Winelands, captures the vitality of the popular wine range full of appealing offerings – and a few surprises. More…

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Discover Cape Town’s Food Secrets with a Foodie Thursday Tour

aleCape Town’s Foodie Thursday tour helps visitors to the Mother City discover why it has a reputation for outstanding food and drink. More…

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Do you have a question about wine?

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Swahili Coast Foodie looks forward to meeting readers from Dar es Salaam at the city’s 11th wine festival. To mark the occasion you are invited to send me your questions about the world of wine for a special Q and A series in the coming weeks. More…

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Fast food and slow wine pairing at Neethlingshof estate

Neethlingshof 1Cape Town Series: There has been a really great response from readers to the special reports from South Africa. This report from Neethlingshof estate in the Cape Winelands will please food and wine enthusiasts alike. More…

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Part II of Whisk(e)y Tasting and Jazz Evening at Akemi

fiveThe equivalent of 34 bottles of Scotch whisky was shipped from Scotland every second last year according to the Scotch Whisky Association. Patrons of Akemi Restaurant’s first Whisk(ey) and Jazz evening in Dar es Salaam were treated to a selection of this Scotch. Here are my tasting highlights… More…

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The Art of Winemaking at Plaisir de Merle

comp 1Cape Town Series: As the 11th Dar Wine Festival approaches it’s a perfect time to get an exclusive expert insight into how grapes are transformed into award-winning vino by acclaimed wine maker Niel Bester at Plaisir de Merle. More…

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Q and A with Jessica Laditan, Pop Up Africa


Across Europe and North America there is increasing interest in the diverse cuisines of the African continent. One of the inspirational figures behind the rising ‘African food’ scene is Jessica Laditan, co-founder of Pop Up Africa, a UK-based events enterprise. More…

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Discover more with the City Sightseeing Cape Town Bus

cameraland-canon_sightseeing_photo_tour_1080_892_85_sCape Town Series: If you are visiting South Africa’s Mother City for the first time (or just want to discover more on a return trip) the City Sightseeing Cape Town ‘hop on, hop off’ bus tours are a convenient, safe and fun way to explore a variety of places in just one day. More…

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