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    #DoStellies – My lovely stay at Bonne Esperance Guest House

#DoStellies – My lovely stay at Bonne Esperance Guest House

Our home for our #DoStellies weekend getaway was the oh-so-lovely Bonne Esperance Guest House which is situated in the heart of Stellenbosch town on the oak-lined Van Riebeeck St, just to the side of the main hustle & bustle to ensure that you’re located in a slightly quieter zone.

This Victorian-style guest house which was […]

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    My stay at The Stellenbosch Hotel (including a look at The Stellenbosch Kitchen)

My stay at The Stellenbosch Hotel (including a look at The Stellenbosch Kitchen)

A few weeks ago I was invited to stay at The Stellenbosch Hotel which had recently undergone a bit of a revamp.  Located right in the heart of Stellenbosch town, the hotel was built on land that was granted by Governor Simon van der Stel somewhere between 1692 and 1701.  It was then restored […]

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    My stay at The Capital Mirage (and stunning views at The Vue)

My stay at The Capital Mirage (and stunning views at The Vue)

My bestie Leigh (from www.lipglossismylife.com) and I recently had the pleasure of spending a night at The Capital Mirage which is located at 40 Chiappini St in the trendy De Waterkant area.

The hotel is all about slick inner city living, with modern comforts and a big apartment style rooms. They actually have 65 en-suite […]

By |September 7th, 2016|Places to stay|2 Comments|

My incredible stay at the Franschhoek Boutique Hotel

Last weekend I had the absolute pleasure of spending 2 nights at the very cute & oh-so-beautiful Franschhoek Boutique Hotel.

Conveniently situated right in the center of the Franschhoek village, the hotel is walking distance from top restaurants (we all know that Franschhoek is a must-see foodie destination), gorgeous wine estates, art galleries, and various […]

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    My stay at the Radisson Blu Cape Town (plus info about their winter specials)

My stay at the Radisson Blu Cape Town (plus info about their winter specials)

Two weekends ago, I had the pleasure of staying over at the beautiful Radisson Blu Hotel in the Waterfront.

What makes this hotel a standout (well for me at least) is definitely its location and the uninterrupted ocean views. I mean waking up to the sound of waves crashing outside is just the most incredible experience, one […]

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    I get a taste of the Cederberg thanks to Red Carnation Hotels

I get a taste of the Cederberg thanks to Red Carnation Hotels

Two weeks ago, I braved the storm (literally) to join the team from Red Carnation Hotels for a decadent little lunch over at the gorgeous Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa in Camps Bay.

Now for those who aren’t familiar with the Red Carnation hotel collection – they have luxury hotels located in London, Dorset, Guernsey, […]

Check out this amazing Laborie Wines winter warmer special

Keeping with yesterday’s winter specials theme… Here’s another great one that just landed in my inbox – this time from one of my favourite wine estates:  Laborie

If you missed my review of the estate – you can still check it out over here: A tour, a tasting & lunch with Laborie Wines
You can also […]

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    Absolute luxury and pampering over at Southern Sun The Cullinan

Absolute luxury and pampering over at Southern Sun The Cullinan

As a freelancer & part-time blogger, I can guarantee you one thing:  My life certainly aint all about the glamour.  Most days you’ll find me hunched over my laptop, in FULL granny mode, mainly wearing pajamas or my new favourite thing: this blanket style poncho I found at Woolies.  Oh yeah,  it’s all about […]

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    My mini Stellenbosch escape thanks to Coopmanhuijs Hotel & Helena’s Restaurant

My mini Stellenbosch escape thanks to Coopmanhuijs Hotel & Helena’s Restaurant

I was recently invited to try out the Helena’s Restaurant in Stellenbosch, and because the folks of this gorgeous little winelands town are really just awesome in general, they said why not make a night of it and stay over at the Coopmanhuijs Hotel as well…

Well how could a girl say no to an offer like […]

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    My most luxurious stay at Lothian House on the Lothian Vineyards estate in Elgin Valley

My most luxurious stay at Lothian House on the Lothian Vineyards estate in Elgin Valley

Lothian Vineyards is the most exquisite wine estate situated in the Elgin Valley.

Its location is quite unique in that it’s positioned in the Kogelberg Biosphere – an area which posesses 1654 plan species that you won’t find anywhere else in the world.  Their location also means that if you’re patient and alert enough, you’ll […]