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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
Dinner and a Show at Zandvliet Wine Estate

Dinner and a Show at Zandvliet Wine Estate

To make the most of Wacky Wine, we decided to book ourselves for a four-course meal for an authentic and slow farm experience. But this year’s Wacky Wine had conjured the wrath of a gale force wind. We left McGregor well after sunset and had to battle the forces of nature to reach Zandvliet Wine Estate. The…

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By soninkec, June 9, 2017
A Not-So-Wacky Wine Weekend

A Not-So-Wacky Wine Weekend

We set off for Wacky Wine Weekend fully geared for winter in the Klein Karoo. I packed winter coats, boots, gloves and a load of bedding. If past experiences were anything to go by, we would be expecting a wet weekend with snowcapped Langeberg Mountains. Wacky Wine Weekend is a local wine festival dedicated to…

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By soninkec, June 7, 2017
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A Winter Country Getaway in McGregor

A Winter Country Getaway in McGregor

It felt good to be nestled in my corner of the world again. It had been a while since I was back in the little village of McGregor where I grew up. I take a moment to breathe in the silence. I arrived on Friday night a while after sunset. The road trip up from McGregor…

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By soninkec, May 31, 2017
Art and Wine Pairing in Autumn at Zandvliet Estate

Art and Wine Pairing in Autumn at Zandvliet Estate

On Saturday I got to be a plus one to a stunning event taking place in the heart of the Langeberg Valley. Tucked around a corner, somewhere between Robertson and Ashton, lies the beautiful destination of Zandvliet Wine Estate. The old Cape Dutch houses stretch out to welcome you in. It was late afternoon and…

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By soninkec, May 29, 2017
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Keen for Free-Beer-Friday at Beerhouse?

Keen for Free-Beer-Friday at Beerhouse?

“Hey! Keen for Free-Beer-Friday at Beerhouse this week?” We have often dropped this line in our ‘Three Musketeers‘ WhatsApp group. For the past three years, meeting at Beerhouse at 4 pm on a Friday has become sort of a weekly gathering. Beerhouse is sort of a central hub in Long Street. The canary-yellow building jumps…

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By soninkec, May 25, 2017
Sunday Morning Brunch at Mojo Market

Sunday Morning Brunch at Mojo Market

The long awaited food-and-lifestyle market has opened on Regent Street in Sea Point. Mojo Market is a fiesta of various food vendors and designers all sharing the space. This market will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and is one of the first of its kind in Cape Town. This little…

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By soninkec, May 22, 2017
Weekend Coffee at Mischu Cafe, Sea Point

Weekend Coffee at Mischu Cafe, Sea Point

I have been hunting for a coffee shop that is open on the weekends. More often than not, I do not have time during the weekdays to explore new coffee corners. To my surprise, most of the coffee shops in Cape Town are either closed or closing early on weekends. This weekend I was determined…

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By soninkec, May 20, 2017
Capturing Beauty with Jason Paul Hermann

Capturing Beauty with Jason Paul Hermann

There has always been an argument of whether photography is art or not. With photographer Jason Paul Hermann, there is no debate. His work blurs boundaries between art and photography. Jason is a digital artist, he paints people with his photography into mythical scenes and mystical places. Jason is a South African artist based in…

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By soninkec, May 19, 2017
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