Eugene Yiga

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Nov 2014

Eugene graduated from the University of Cape Town with distinctions in financial accounting and classical piano. He then spent over two-and-half years working in branding and communications at two of South Africa’s top market research companies. Eugene also spent over three-and-a-half years at an eLearning start-up, all while building his business as an award-winning writer.

Eugene has written about travel, leisure, food, wine, marketing, media, television, film, music, theatre, art, books, business, personal development, and more for over 70 different websites, newspapers, and magazines across the globe. But what do all his features, articles, and stories have in common? People.

As a journalist and blogger, he’s profiled over a hundred inspiring individuals so far: from Grammy-winning musicians and multinational CEOs, to celebrated fashion designers and the world’s best chefs. And as B2B copywriter and content marketer, he interviews a company’s happy customers and uses their words to create authentic case studies and testimonials that drive sales and improve the bottom line. 

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Published Articles (200)

Here for the holidays (PDF)


Get ready for the long weekends by stocking up on some award-winning drinks.

The spice of life (PDF)


Zanzibar is a melting pot of cultures.

Give a hoot, Nairobi (PDF)


Navigating Kenya’s capital can be a complex affair.

The mother of all beer


Motherland Brewers is serving up a selection of unique craft beers for the Cape Town crowd.

Mullineux and Leeu Wines


US publication Wine Enthusiast named Andrea Mullineux its Winemaker of the Year for 2016.

Behind the Kirton at Foxcroft Restaurant


Scot Kirton, who won the S.Pellegrino Chef of the Year Award in 2015, was also the first ever winner of the Retail Capital New Restaurant Award for Foxcroft.

A place in the sun (PDF)


To enjoy the last of summer while you can, sit back and take a sip of this month’s selection.

Ghana is young and vibrant


With the median age of its population at just 30 years, Ghana is a young and vibrant country with a story that’s just getting started.

Mullineux and Leeu Wines (PDF)


US publication Wine Enthusiast named Andrea Mullineux its Winemaker of the Year for 2016.

Switching careers proved palatable


Career transitions aren’t easy, but Lentswe Bhengu’s decision to follow his passion is one he doesn’t regret.

Cape Wine Auction to support education


Andi Norton, who coordinates the beneficiaries of The Cape Wine Auction, talks about the upcoming event at the Anthonij Rupert Wine Estate in Franschhoek.

Meet the chef behind the Cape Town restaurant CNN named one of the world’s best


La Tête, a new restaurant on Cape Town’s trendy Bree Street, recently made the list of CNN’s best new restaurants in the world for 2017.

La Tête Restaurant is turning heads


La Tête, a new restaurant on Cape Town’s trendy Bree Street, recently made the list of CNN’s best new restaurants in the world for 2017.

Back to our routes


Mamre in the Western Cape of South Africa is a town untouched by time.

DJ Black Coffee spins the globe


Award-winning South African record producer and DJ, Nkosinathi Innocent Maphumulo (better known as Black Coffee), is a firm believer in the transformative power of travel.

Traveller’s guide to luggage (PDF)


How to pack like a pro.

Love on the rocks (PDF)


From whisky to wine, there are plenty of choices to pour your heart into this Valentine’s Day.

Tours at your fingertips (PDF)


With over 250 tours in almost 80 cities (and new ones produced every week), VoiceMap offers immersive GPS audio tours in 35 countries around the world.

6 luxury lifestyle trends for 2017


A new report from Wealth-X, the global authority on wealth intelligence, offers fascinating insights into the lives of billionaires.

The Bounty of Bushmans Kloof


Deep in the Cederberg Mountains of South Africa’s Western Cape is a feast for body and soul.

Diverse guests give Airbnb hosts a new lease of life


Exploring the highlights of becoming part of Airbnb’s vibrant and welcoming community.

Changing tourist perceptions of Africa


Daniel Adidwa, founder and CEO of Tour2.0, is a firm believer that growth of the cultural and community tourism sector will benefit tourists, trade, and our communities.

Lentswe Bhengu: Master of his Plate


After five years of working at top investment finance companies, Lentswe Bhengu decided to follow his passion for food.

Story of the streets


VoiceMap is an app that lets you listen to location-aware stories by journalists, novelists, tour guides and passionate locals as you walk.

Banish worries with holiday fit for a king


Zanzibar is the perfect place to escape from the daily grind.

How to split a restaurant bill (PDF)


In the interests of good friendship and hassle-free dining, here’s a plea for separate bills.

Flights of fancy (PDF)


Winner of Best Airport Hotel in Africa at the Skytrax World Airport Awards for 2016, the InterContinental O.R. Tambo Airport Hotel combines luxury and convenience.

Where big five protection meets the bottom line


Spun off from Shamwari’s sale, Founders Lodge is a model of anti-poaching security and conservation education.

Eat Out: South Africa’s best restaurants


The annual Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards took place in Cape Town last weekend. If you’re travelling through South Africa, here’s a guide to the best places to eat.

Black Cellar Club having a vine time


A new initiative is reaching out to black Africans interested in furthering their wine knowledge.

All things wild and wonderful


Mhondoro Game Lodge takes luxury safari travel to new heights.

Chef Neill Anthony handles the heat


As one of the top private chefs to some of the world’s biggest celebs, Neill Anthony is happiest when he works with amazing ingredients and produces incredible plates of food.

The Vine Life: De Grendel (PDF)


For over a decade, cellarmaster Charles Hopkins has been creating top wines at one of the Cape’s most historic wine estates.

Cape Town boasts world’s best coffee shop


TRUTH Coffee Roastery in Cape Town’s Buitenkant Street is being celebrated locally and abroad as one of the best coffee shops in the world.

When you eat what you sow


Now, even the space-constrained have a chance to flex their green fingers.

DV Artisan Chocolate (PDF)


Pieter de Villiers, owner and CEO of DV Artisan Chocolate, is South Africa’s first bean-to-bar chocolate maker.

A new generation of South African wine talent


The Cape Winemakers Guild Protégé Programme celebrates a decade of empowering young talent in South Africa’s wine industry.

Delicious Mauritius (PDF)


Mauritius is a melting pot of cultures and cuisines

Sow it grows and grows and grows Deliciously (PDF)


Award-winning entrepreneur Vanessa Jacobs discusses overcoming the challenges of running your own business.

Going underground


Greg Zeleny, creator of South Africa’s first underground restaurant and dining experiences, gave up a high-paying banking career to follow his passion for people and food.

How to celebrate spring in Stellenbosch


Spring has sprung and there are several ways to celebrate the season in Stellenbosch.

From sport to spirits


South African distiller Andy Watts talks about his transition from professional cricketer to whisky connoisseur.

Welcome to the African Travel Olympics


The Olympic Games may have come and gone, but here’s has a guide to discovering Africa’s ten winning countries.

Up the coast without a paddle


Kayaking in Paternoster on the west coast of South Africa is a good reminder that the best way to appreciate the warmth is the experience the cold first.

Surf’s up (PDF)


Waterman, ocean adventurer, and inspirational speaker Chris Bertish is riding the wave of an extraordinary life.

Courage in the line of fire (PDF)


In the shadow of an active volcano, the rangers of Virunga National Park quietly go about dangerous work

Ghana goes for gold


With the median age of its population at just 30 years, Ghana is a young and vibrant country on the road to economic prosperity.

Wine, dine, and shine


The Cape Legends Inter Hotel Challenge is celebrating young sommeliers and chefs across South Africa.

Fêted Mother City chef branches out


Luke Dale-Roberts of The Test Kitchen, voted best restaurant in Africa, has opened a new eatery in Cape Town.

Friendships rescue DRC’s gorilla reserve from ruin


Virunga National Park in the DRC reopened to the public in 2014, and has been successful in conserving the natural habitat and its famed mountain gorillas.

Taking South African wine into the future (PDF)


Ntsiki Biyela, the first ever black female winemaker in South Africa, is making her mark in the world of wine.

Eat your heart out (PDF)


As one of the top private chefs to some of the world’s biggest celebrities, Neill Anthony is at his peak when it comes to creating culinary masterpieces.

Lalesso luxury African fashion makes global impact


When Olivia Kennaway met Alice Heusser at fashion design school in 2004, she had no idea their friendship would create a company making an impact across the continent.

Does responsible tourism pay? (PDF)


Doing good for others can be good for business, as three tourism operators explain.

Luxury in the heart of olive country (PDF)


Surval Boutique Olive Estate is an oasis in the heart of South Africa’s ‘Klein Karoo’.

Where design, hospitality and business meet (PDF)


The LIFE Group of Companies was born from a passion to combine business, design and hospitality. CEO, Maira Koutsoudakis, explains how they achieved this and where LIFE is headed.

Living a life full of beans


Pieter de Villiers, owner and CEO of DV Artisan Chocolate, is the first South African bean-to-bar chocolate maker.

Rovos Rail brings back luxury of slow lane


Rovos Rail was recently voted by Wired.com as one of the seven most luxurious trains in the world.

Living la dolce vita with Bottega (PDF)


As operations and marketing director for Profumi D’Italia, Giuliana Abrahamse is giving locals a taste of a world-renowned Italian sparkling wine.

Serving excellence (PDF)


The cutting-edge concierge of The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa holds the keys to prestige.

A force for good (PDF)


Can doing well for others be good for you too? For Calabash Tours, the answer is a resounding yes.

The perfect stopover (PDF)


Surval Boutique Olive Estate is an oasis in the heart of South Africa’s Klein Karoo.

Playing it cool


Ryan Stramrood chats about his career as an “Ultra Extreme Open Water and Ice Swimmer”, travelling the globe in search of new thrills.

Sabi spices it up


What started as a passion project has grown into a hugely successful group of restaurants where authenticity and quality are placed first.

Wining and shining (PDF)


As Kleine Zalze celebrates its 20th anniversary, Alastair Rimmer talks about his role as cellar master of the award-winning wine estate.

A wider aperture


Aaron Yeboah Jr created African Lens as a platform that would innovate, that would inspire, and that would tell stories of substance.

Tour2.0 takes tourists into the hearts of African communities


Daniel Adidwa, founder and CEO of the Tour 2.0, believes that growth of cultural and community tourism benefits tourists, trade and our communities.

Run for your life (PDF)


Ultra-trail-running champion Ryan Sandes takes life in his stride.

The consummate concierge (PDF)


Masood Sadulla, Head Concierge at the luxurious Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa in Cape Town, was recently inducted into Les Clefs D’Or.

The Riel Renaissance (PDF)


One of the oldest dance forms in South Africa is making a comeback, uplifting local children, and shining on the world’s stage.

Award yourself wilderness splendour


The award-winning Bushmans Kloof resort is renowned for its conservation efforts and offers the perfect escape in a calming and spiritual place.

SA neuroscientists launch world’s first NeuroWine


A chance encounter on an airplane led to a collaboration that neither party could have imagined.

SA’s first tea bar opens in Cape Town


Somebody call the queen; South Africa’s first dedicated tea bar just opened its doors.

Bosman Vineyards reaps empowerment awards


The Bosman Family Vineyards has its sights set on the future when it comes to sustainability and development.

On the right track


A two-day luxury train trip with Rovos Rail offers a taste of a timeless world.

Happier in the long run


The takeaway message from Ryan Sandes’s autobiography is that our minds are more powerful than we realise and that we can achieve a lot more than we think.

The business case for responsible tourism (PDF)


For Calabah Tours and Trust, doing good for others is also good for the bottom line.

Passion to serve drives concierge


Masood Sadulla, the head concierge at the Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa, was named Concierge of the Year by the Red Carnation Hotels chain.

Pouring with passion


Driving the growth of Lady Bonin’s Tea are the company’s passionate team of seven, most of them women.

Food tinkerer (PDF)


Artisan chef Jan Hendrik van der Westhuizen is the master of his plate

Stellenbosch wineries showcase the “Kingdom of Cabernet”


If you’d like to warm up with red wine over the next few months, here are some of Stellenbosch’s top wineries that show why the region is the “Kingdom of […]

The diplomat’s choice (PDF)


In the heart of Pretoria is the Menlyn Boutique Hotel, rightly rated as one of the city’s best.

Ungovernable cider Sxollie will shout revolution from the tables


The cider boom is about to hit Mzansi and Karol Ostaszewski is ready.

Chocks away, taste takes off


Founded in 2000, Von Geusau Chocolates produces an array of products, including truffles and bespoke ranges for corporates.

SA gets its first dedicated tea bar


Bree Street may be the cool kid on the block but Cape Town’s Long Street will be the scene of the country’s first dedicated Tea Bar.

Run for your life (PDF)


The takeaway message from Ryan Sandes’s autobiography is that our minds are more powerful than we realise and that we can achieve a lot more than we think.

Sans of time (PDF)


Although photographer Paul Weinberg studied the San at university, nothing could have prepared him for what he saw when he first encountered them in 1984.

Going underground (PDF)


Since it opened in November 2014, [spasie] has become Cape Town’s top restaurant for underground dining experiences.

There’s always a story with Nederburg (PDF)


As Nederburg continues to expand its global presence, the awarded winery is presenting wine lovers with a fresh new face.

Fifty shades of gold


If you think brandy is just a way to make Coca-Cola taste better, it’s time to think again.

Carnival of ideas


Greg Zeleny, creator of [spasie] underground restaurant and SecretEATS underground dining experiences, gave up a high-paying banking career to follow his love for people and food.

The art of craft


Felix Magdziarz, German-born brewer at Darling Brew, chats about beer.

Braai the beloved country


Chesa Nyama, the fastest-growing franchise in South Africa, has signed an agreement that will see the country’s favourite braai brand head to the US.

Darling Brew takes natural to a new level


Darling Brew is a highlight for many in Darling, a small town with ample diversity.

Mamre’s buildings steeped in stories


Mamre, a biblical name from Genesis, befits the small, bold town north of the Mother City with a big story to tell.

Colour Me Kente (PDF)


Ghana is a land of vibrant colours, and they all have an interesting story to tell in its wonderful Kente cloth.

Sail the heaven seas (PDF)


Raising children costs a fortune but a family holiday doesn’t have to break the bank.

Lines in the sand (PDF)


A five-hour drive through the oldest desert in the world opens up a world of new discoveries if you slow down and take a closer look.

Team Travel (PDF)


Here are four perfect South African off-the-beaten-track destinations for your next company team building retreat.

Whose cider you on? (PDF)


A South African cider brewery is starting a revolution on a par with that of craft beer.

Master of his plate (PDF)


As the first South African to ever receive the prestigious Michelin accolade, Jan Hendrik van der Westhuizen is spreading his love for South African cuisine.

Scot Kirton wins an award for Chef of the Year


The belief that anything is possible is a philosophy Soct Kirton celebrates at La Colombe, as is his view that one should cook from the heart.

3 Pongrácz bubblies to enjoy on Valentine’s Day.


Pongrácz, one of South Africa’s leading Méthode Cap Classiques, celebrated its 25th anniversary last year. Here are three Pongrácz bubblies to enjoy on Valentine’s Day.

Tasty celebrations at TOKARA Restaurant


If TOKARA Restaurant has plenty of reasons to celebrate, you might as well celebrate too.

Still at home as custodian of her family’s winery brand


Nikki Friedman, managing director of Môreson Family Winery, knows that quality and authenticity turn every visitor into a brand ambassador.

Slow, sweet road to brilliant brandy


South Africans may not give brandy the respect it deserves, but passionate distillers on the R62 are showing why local is lovely.

The red tape of red wine (PDF)


One of the most interesting discoveries from the annual release celebration for Bosman Family Vineyards was the story of Nero D’Avola.

Spirit of brandy (PDF)


Discover South Africa’s “50 shades of gold” through atmospheric distilleries, Brandy Homes, and an urban cocktail route through Cape Town and Johannesburg.

Tintswalo Atlantic boutique hotel rebuilds after devastating fire


Voted best sundowner spot in Africa a few years ago, the boutique hotel is the only one in the Table Mountain National Park.

How to pair food and wine


In Stellenbosch, you can pair wine with many different foods, including biltong, paté, chocolate, cupcakes, Turkish delight, and even artisanal salt.

Oldenburg Vineyards Homestead (PDF)


Lap up the luxury of Cape Dutch charm.

3 top Airbnbs in South Africa (PDF)


Three of South Africa’s highest rated Airbnb hosts share what it’s like to open up your home.

Lunar views without space travel


One of the driest places on the planet is bursting with life.

Cape Town chef keeps cooking at eatery awards


Chef Luke Dale-Roberts’s Test Kitchen collects top honours for fourth consecutive year in premier restaurant awards.

Restaurants from south take most of top 10 spots


Chief judge Abigail Donnelly says food in South Africa this year has been a spectacular standout.

3 Stellenblog chefs cooking at the Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards 2015


Here’s what to expect from the three Stellenblog chefs that will be part of the team making the best lunch of your life.

Rising Ghana glitters in light of star hotels


With the median age of its population at just 30 years, Ghana is a young and vibrant country on the road to economic prosperity.

Gourmet Ghana (PDF)


Food is expensive in the West African nation, and it’s best to stick to traditional local delicacies.

Beds on a budget (PDF)


As the rand continues to lose value against major international currencies, many South Africans are having their holidays closer to home.

Q&A with Siba Mtongana (PDF)


Siba’s Table was the first TV show by a non-American presenter to reach 60 million homes in the US.

The real San


It all began in 1984. This was when photographer Paul Weinberg made his first visit to the San.

Siba-licious feeds the US


Siba’s Table was the first television show by a non-American presenter to reach 60 million homes in the US.

In conversation with four of Cape Town’s top sommeliers


Not everyone knows their Chenin Blanc from their Chardonnay. But four of Cape Town’s top sommeliers are sharing their knowledge and love for wine.

Siba-licious and loving it (PDF)


Siba’s Table was the first TV show by a non-American presenter to reach 60 million homes in the US.

Four top Cape Town sommeliers


It may be difficult to believe but, just like any other job, being a sommelier is hard work.

Wining and shining (PDF)


Four young South Africans are showcasing a new generation in the world of local wine.

Wining and shining (PDF)


Four young South Africans are showcasing a new generation in the world of local wine.

Working across time zones to woo the world, a hotel MD never clocks out


For Clive Bennett, the career opportunity of a lifetime came when Kerzner International asked him to be MD of One&Only Cape Town five years ago.

My oh Myoga!


Ever since it opened in 2007, Myoga’s “east meets west” fusion offering has been a popular Cape Town treat.

How to order wine in a restaurant


Three steps to ordering wine in a restaurant so that you don’t ruin your meal.

The Test Kitchen: Africa’s best restaurant


It’s not every day that one gets invited to lunch at the best restaurant in Africa (and the 28th best in the world)…

Searching for South Africa’s culinary stars (PDF)


Twenty-five hotels from around the country entered their candidate chefs and wine stewards in the third annual Cape Legends Inter Hotel Challenge.

Bisquit celebrates World Cognac Day with X.O Rose Gold (PDF)


The Munro Boutique Hotel was the perfect setting for an exclusive lunch in celebration of World Cognac Day.

7 tips for travel bloggers (PDF)


How do you turn your love for travelling into a career?

Wining and shining (PDF)


At the recent Concours Mondial de Bruxelles, the Kleine Zalze Family Reserve Chenin Blanc 2013 won the award for Best White Wine in the World.

Master of his Plate (PDF)


After five years of working at top investment finance companies, Lentswe Bhengu decided to follow his passion for food.

How to be a travel blogger: The pros share their tips


The market is there, but creating content that resonates with global audiences isn’t as easy as you might think.

The moaner visa (PDF)


My excitement at the thought of travelling somewhere new turns into the realisation that I might be better off staying home.

Young commis chef wows judges with pink peppercorn macaroons


Despite being thrown in the deep end of the kitchen and working 12-hour shifts with eight days off a month, Jamie-Lee Saunders loves being a commis chef.

6 Stellenblog wineries in the annual Nedbank CWG Auction


It’s almost time for the annual Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild auction. Out of the 55 wines going under the hammer, here are some from Stellenbosch Experience partners.

No dish too difficult


Jamie-Lee Saunders, Commis chef at Red Indigo Restaurant at Grootbos Private Nature Reserve in Hermanus, won the inaugural ‘Chefs who share – the ART of giving’ Young Chef Award.

Hennessy’s spirit of adventure


Hennessy could not have existed for 250 years if it did not have a capacity to be at ease with the world.

Master of his Plate (PDF)


Lentswe Bhengu took a leap to follow his dreams of being a chef. It paid off.

Eat, drink and be Mauritius (PDF)


Mauritius is a favourite holiday destination for its sun, sand, and sea. But this volcanic island in the Indian Ocean is also a melting pot of cultures and cuisines.

Tokara Deli-cious


Spring has sprung! And what better way to celebrate the good weather than by spending the day at Tokara Deli?

5 ways sharks are like dogs (PDF)


Creatures under the sea are a lot like man’s best friend

Keeping it in the family


Steeped in history and tradition, the eighth generation Bosman Family Vineyards is one of South Africa’s oldest and most established wineries.

Making waves in conservation (PDF)


Hanli Prinsloo travelled to Cocos Island as part of an international expedition and high profile documentary film project to raise awareness about the plight of the sharks in our oceans.

Rise of the travel blogger (PDF)


As the power of the web continues to grow, tourism boards and destination marketers are looking for new ways to collaborate with travel bloggers and online influencers.

Chris Bertish: Pioneering the NG32 Okavango Delta Expedition (PDF)


Chris Bertish recently made a stand-up paddleboard expedition through a small and remote area of the Okavango Delta called NG32.

3 French terms all bubbly drinkers should know


Everybody knows that you can’t call it champagne unless it’s from Champagne (you knew that, right?), but do you know what these three French terms mean?

Celebrating 250 years of Hennessy


How did an Irishman and former officer in the army of King Louis XV create one of the finest French cognacs in the world?

The lowdown on Upland


Traversing rugged terrain in the heart of Wellington is worth it when you get to the pot of gold at the end.

Cab sav(vy) with Kleine Zalze


The tasting was both vertical and horizontal, with the 9 wines placed on a grid like a game of tic-tac-toe.

A world apart: the power of stepping back


When the going gets tough, you need to get away.

Memories are made of this (One&Only)


Kerzner International is committed to providing the ultimate holiday experience by staying focused on their number one core value: blow away the customer.

Rootbar (PDF)


When life gets a little toxic, you have to find your way back to the root of all good.

Just cruisin’ (PDF)


Two trips with MSC Cruises convinced me that cruises aren’t just a slow break for the elderly; they offer plenty of fun for young people too!

EightyAte (PDF)


EightyAte, the new restaurant at Cape Town’s Hollow Boutique Hotel, is perfect for a productive (or lazy) afternoon. But the contemporary restaurant is ideal for dinner too.

Cooking for Africa (PDF)


When Siba Mtongana walked into the One&Only Cape Town, executives from the Food Network in the UK realised that they had found their next star.

A smart way to give (PDF)


Melanie Burke, founding member and new chairwoman of StreetSmart SA, reflects on how the non-profit organisation has used good food to make an impact over the past 10 years.

Overcoming odds in ocean of opportunity


For as long as he can remember, the ocean has been an integral part of Chris Bertish’s life.

Nobu? Yes please!


As the first African restaurant from Michelin-starred chef Nobuyuki Matsuhisa, it gives classic Japanese cuisine a contemporary twist.

Say olé in Camps Bay


Perhaps, with the restaurant only open for two months at the time, not many people were aware of the city’s newest gem.

Home sweet Hemelhuijs


Hemelhuijs is a restaurant of many faces. Now, as the seasons change, artist and chef Jacques Erasmus has transformed the Cape Town eatery once again.

Wining and dining at Haute Cabrière


When it comes to alfresco dining, it’s hard to beat Haute Cabrière’s spectacular outdoor setting and its breath-taking views of the Franschhoek valley.

Abalone House launches ‘brandy bar’


A boutique hotel in Paternoster teams up with a South African celebrity chef to create an exciting new menu!

A plateful of passion


Career transitions aren’t easy. But Lentswe Bhengu’s decision to follow his passion is one he doesn’t regret.

Nature’s rescue team


The Manis Collection is only the hospitality group in the world represented on all seven continents.

Open Door opens in Cape Town


After their success with Burrata and Bocca, restaurateur and sommelier Neil Grant and business partner Barry Engelbrecht are at it again.

Luxury life at Oldenburg Vineyards


Wine-tasting at Oldenburg Vineyards is an exclusive affair.

Opening the door to something new


If you’re looking for a contemporary, but relaxed restaurant in the heart of Constantia, look no further than Open Door.

The Maslow Hotel (PDF)


There’s a chic watering hole in the middle of the concrete jungle.

3 things to love about a cruising holiday (PDF)


For many of those looking for a good holiday, cruising turns out to be the answer. Here are three reasons why.

Through the Looking Glass (PDF)


Kerzner International chief executive Alan Leibman says he has no qualms about selling spots in the new $1.4 billion Royal Atlantis Resort and Residences in Dubai.

Captivating Colombia (PDF)


Locals are correct in saying that the only risk to visiting Colombia is wanting to stay!

The business of brandy (PDF)


It all began in 1672. This was when South Africa’s first brandy was distilled on Pijl, a Dutch ship anchored in Cape Town.

Word on the street (PDF)


Melanie Burke, founding member and new chairperson of StreetSmart SA, reflects on how the non-profit organisation has used good food to make an impact over the last 10 years.

Alan Leibman: A place in the sun


SA-born Alan Leibman, CEO of Kerzner International, feels at home living in Dubai.

Wine as history and theatre


Thursday morning might be an unusual time for a wine-tasting. Then again, Haute Cabrière isn’t your usual wine estate.

Awards feed appetite


Two South African restaurants have made it onto the coveted top 100 world list. Here’s what the chefs had to say.

Afternoon Tea in Stellenbosch


Here are three places to enjoy afternoon tea in the present day.

The Tasting Room


Margot’s appetite for change spurs synergy and growth

Bubblegum Macaroons and more at Majeka


Majeka House, a boutique hotel in Stellenbosch, brings a touch of modern style to the age-old celebration of Afternoon Tea.

Naturalis


Cape Town can now look forward to another creation in Luke’s growing portfolio of culinary excellence.

VickyCristina’s (PDF)


VickyCristina’s is a casual dining concept inspired by the flavours of Spain.

Making waves in conservation (PDF)


Hanli Prinsloo, South African free diver and creator of I AM WATER Foundation, travelled to Cocos Island to raise awareness for sharks.

Eat out, help out (PDF)


On the eve of StreetSmart SA’s 10th anniversary, founding member and new chairperson Melanie Burke reflects on the journey so far and the route ahead.

A smarter way to give (PDF)


Melanie Burke, founding member and new chairwoman of StreetSmart SA, reflects on how the non-profit organisation has used good food to make an impact over the past 10 years.

Magical mystery tour


A new exhibit sheds some light on the mystery of Tutankhamun

Brandy for beginners


Even though South African brandies win top prizes at the International Wine and Spirit Competition, the local population seems none the wiser.

Warming up winter at Terroir


If you’re looking for hearty local cuisine to keep you warm this winter, look no further than Terroir.

The bid to put the brand back into brandy


The South African Brandy Foundation, a Stellenbosch-based non-profit organisation that represents more than 95% of the country’s producers, is trying to rebrand brandy.

Tokara Deli-cious


When I went to Tokara Deli, it wasn’t for the love of people (although bistro is available for small weddings and private functions). It was for the love of food.

Something to walk about (PDF)


Taking a hike to the centre of a deserted island is the perfect way to discover the benefits of slowing down.

One&Only Cape Town: foodie heaven


What better way to experience one of the best cities on the planet than by staying at one of Africa’s best hotels?

Bread and Wine (PDF)


Driving down Happy Valley Road is sure to leave you smiling!

The Quarterdeck Restaurant (PDF)


The PortsWood has a history that goes back over 100 years. And just like the hotel, the menu at the Quarterdeck Restaurant takes inspiration from history too.

A snippet from Siba (PDF)


A taste of SA’s favourite celebrity chef

Sail away at the PortsWood Hotel


Given that it’s located at the V&A Waterfront, perhaps it’s not surprising that the PortsWood, one of two dozen Legacy Group hotels across Africa, has a nautical theme.