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How to make a Flat White with Fleet Coffee

How to make a Flat White with Fleet Coffee

From humble beginnings, Cheslin Grobler started a successful string of coffee shops called Fleet Coffee in the Cape Winelands. This young entrepreneur has gone from barista to coffee shop owner, bringing great local coffee to a corner near you. Why “Fleet” Coffee? Cheslin grew up in the Cape Winelands and called Wellington ‘home’. While at…

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By soninkec, August 9, 2017
Living the Country Life at White Water Farm

Living the Country Life at White Water Farm

I took a sneaky weekend getaway to one of the Western Cape’s most colourful regions: the Overberg. This winter escape at White Water Farm took me straight back to my childhood days I spent in the countryside. We drove along the Whale Coast, passing through Hermanus and stopping just outside Stanford for our weekend getaway destination….

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By soninkec, July 12, 2017
Winter Warmers at Ginger & Lime

Winter Warmers at Ginger & Lime

We Cape Townians are not very brave in the face of winter. We stay indoors, layer up and wait until the winter rain gives way to the summer sun. But in doing this, we miss out on cosy winter warmers we can only experience for three short months of the year. There are many gems…

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By soninkec, June 22, 2017
Afternoon Delight at Honest Chocolate

Afternoon Delight at Honest Chocolate

Honest Chocolate is not that hang you go to every day. It is a treat. A visit to Honest Chocolate is full of cocoa decadence that fills every corner of the room. This local Cape Town cafe on Wale Street is the best indulgence in the city. You notice it when you first step into…

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By soninkec, June 19, 2017
Panning for Gold in Pilgrim’s Rest

Panning for Gold in Pilgrim’s Rest

“Pilgrim’s Rest, where ghosts are still panning for gold.” Pilgrim’s Rest is one of those places full of history. You can feel it in your bones. As we took the R533 that curved along the mountain side, we could sense it. It was a place of gold. This old mining town in Mpumalanga dates back…

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By soninkec, June 17, 2017
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Pancakes and Castles at Graskop

Pancakes and Castles at Graskop

Today was road trip day. After two successful trips into Kruger National Park, my uncle decided to show us the other treasures hidden in this part of Mpumalanga. We were to drive east towards Graskop, a little tourist town. Then northeast towards the edge of the world, to peer through God’s Window. Once there, we would…

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By soninkec, June 17, 2017
Peering through God’s Window in Mpumalanga

Peering through God’s Window in Mpumalanga

I stood on my tippy toes at the edge of the world. My eyes tried to pierce the haze to catch sight of the Indian Ocean beyond Mozambique. I am perched at God’s Window, approximately 1 730m above sea level. The precipice is part of the very eastern Drakensberg Mountain range that forms part of the…

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By soninkec, June 15, 2017
Into the Wild: A Roadtrip to Onder Sabie

Into the Wild: A Roadtrip to Onder Sabie

We geared up for a full day road trip into Kruger National Park. We started early in the morning with our hopes high to see the Big Five but settled for a different kind of magic near Onder Sabie in the south of the Kruger. The plan was to go deep into the Kruger today….

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By soninkec, June 14, 2017
7 Tips for Wildlife Photography when on Safari

7 Tips for Wildlife Photography when on Safari

If you are heading out on an expedition into Africa, it is always nice to create memories and have a little something to take home. We imagine beautiful images of a herd of zebras sprawled like on the cover of National Geographic, or that moment when you capture a lion mid-roar. The truth is, wildlife…

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By soninkec, June 11, 2017
Sunny on Safari: Exploring Kruger National Park

Sunny on Safari: Exploring Kruger National Park

I was wriggling on my bed all night, anxious for the sun to rise. The rush of the Sabie river alongside our bungalow at Kruger Park Lodge kept me awake on the couch. This was my first safari experience this far east in the country. I was excited to explore a different kind of wilderness, and the…

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By soninkec, June 10, 2017
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