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Cape Winelands: a sipping safari

5 min readPublished Aug 22, 2019

Jagged peaks, rolling hills, grand manor houses and sunny skies – the Winelands is a remarkable region to visit, and that’s before you’ve set foot in a winery.

A vineyeard sitting at the base of a towering mountain in the evening sun
Health and wellness

Parkrun: free, fun and a new way to inspire travel

5 min readPublished Jun 5, 2019

Free, and open to everyone, parkrun has gripped millions across the globe since its inception in 2004. So much so that every Saturday morning there are…

A child and youth run through green grasslands towards a forested hill; a supporter holds her hand out to the youth to slap as he passes, as a runner in the foreground heads away from the camera with her dog on a lead
Art and culture

Cycling the mission villages of the Cape Winelands

5 min readPublished Aug 29, 2018

Hiding in plain sight, the beautiful Dwars River Valley in the Western Cape's Winelands has been something of a blind spot on the tourist radar as…

A fantastically bright mural covers one of two remaining stone walls of a ruined home in Kylemore. A large tree climbs into the sky behind it, with the mountains looming in the distance © Simon Richmond / Lonely Planet