Category: Travel in Africa

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Great foodie shopping at Cape Town’s Oranjezicht Market

Today we’re heading to beautiful Granger Bay close to Cape Town’s Waterfront. How I love a food market and the Oranjezicht farmers market is absolutely fabulous. It’s a community farmers-style market for independent local farmers and artisanal food producers that’s set overlooking the sparkling sea. There’s plenty of seating where you can relax and munch […]

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Classically perfect pasta at Morgenster

I’m taking my job very seriously this month and trying to bring you news and lovely pictures from a range of Cape Winelands eateries. So today we’ve popped in for a casual mid-week lunch at 95 at Morgenster. Morgenster is a thriving wine and olive farm which dates back to 1711. They are known for their […]

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Exploring and indulging on the Franschhoek Wine Tram

As promised, today we’re hopping on board the Franschhoek Wine Tram. There are so many vineyards in Franschhoek in  South Africa’s Cape Winelands it’s quite a daunting task to pick which ones to visit. So someone clever thought about starting up the Wine Tram to make it easier. There are five routes to choose from and seven […]

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Tasty tapas at Spek & Bone in Stellenbosch

Today we’re in the beautiful university town of Stellenbosch. Majestic tree-lined streets, quirky shops and bars and a happy buzz, this university town offers many dining opportunities. One of the newest ones is chef Bertus Basson’s (of the famed Overture) latest venture, Spek & Bone. The restaurant is named after his pet pig Spek (it […]

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Coffee in Cape Town: Spoilt for choice

Today I’m delighted to have a double-guest contribution to Eating Covent Garden. Nicky Elliot and Yvette Wilsenach live in Cape Town and as a fabulous photographer/writer combination have produced a stunning book called The Coffee Route. It’s their guide to Cape Town’s hottest coffee spots. It’s a volume of beautiful pictures and useful facts to help enhance the […]

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Travel: Safari So Good in South Africa

Last December I flew from Cape Town to Durban and headed for the nearby Phinda Game Reserve. We stayed in a beautiful lodge set on a hill overlooking the far-ranging bush with mountains in shades of blue in the distance. And the sky, so huge and so filled with stars. Seriously, I live in London (which […]