Posts – Food & Wine

We celebrate 150 000 Google+ likes with ... sabrage

South African Tourism’s Love South Africa page on Google+ recently celebrated a milestone, with its 150 000th like. The wine farm of Simonsig near Stellenbosch, one of the participants in #StellenBlog, offered to demonstrate the Napoleonic technique of sabrage to open a celebratory bottle of bubbly.

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Swellenberry festival fun

Looking for a fun way to end off your year, all for a good cause? Then head on down to the town of Swellendam for its annual berry festival, from 5 to 7 December this year.

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Bring on the bubbly – top champagne and cocktail bars in South Africa

  • 22 October 2014 by Stuart Dickinson

If an evening of refined elegance is what you’re after, check out some of these champagne and cocktail bars in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town.

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Vrede en Lust – more than just a wine farm

  • 10 October 2014 by Lynnette Johns

Franschhoek wine farm Vrede en Lust is known for its award-winning wines and for hosting memorable weddings. But the farm is also a sought-after filming location, and is a trailblazer in renewable energy use.

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Farm stalls of South Africa on #TravelChatSA

Farm stalls were the subject of this week’s #TravelChatSA - those places you pull over at to take a break, have a meal and stock up on delicious local treats.

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Cooked in the Karoo: Q&A session with Justin Bonello

  • 07 October 2014 by Desireé Haakonsen (all images Louis Hiemstra)

Cooked in the Karoo is a cook book and travel book all wrapped up in one, by one of South Africa’s most popular TV personalities, Justin Bonello.

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New inner-city food market opens in Joburg

  • 06 October 2014 by Thrishni Subramoney

Situated between towering skyscrapers in Johannesburg’s inner city lies a delight for foodies and tourists in search of a new experience – a fresh-food market. The Sheds@1Fox threw open its doors to the public on the sidelines of the Joburg City Festival.

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Experiencing a shisa nyama in South Africa is a must!

  • 30 September 2014 by Kolosa Vuso

A favourite pastime among South Africans is the awesome Shisa nyama –  a phrase used to describe an informal barbecue, or braai.

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Wakkerstroom, Mpumalanga – not only for the birds

Birders from all over the world flock to the charming village of Wakkerstroom, which is home to a critical wetlands area, an important avian ‘flyway’ that thousands of birds use as migratory routes. But many visitors come here for things other than beaks, feathers and wings.

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Dining in East London

  • 20 September 2014 by Kolosa Vuso

East London is at the northern end of the Sunshine Coast – a coastal tourism route in the Eastern Cape, starting at Tsitsikamma – and offers many opportunities to sample a delicious meal.

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