Month: November 2012

10 minutes into a safari and we’ve seen the giraffes at Sabi Sabi

Breakfast on the terrace of the Westcliff in Johannesburg After a short but wonderful stay in Johannesburg, living a TRAVELIFE at the iconic Westcliff Hotel, we went on to the second part of our trip around South Africa — to the Sabi Sands in Greater Kruger National Park. Here we’d booked a stay at the …

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The legend of Catharina and wine-tasting at the Steenberg in Cape Town

Towards the end of our trip to South Africa, we visited the winery of our hotel, the Steenberg, on the beautiful Steenberg estate in the wine region of Constantia, for a very enjoyable wine-tasting. If you ever find yourself in the Cape Town area on a TRAVELIFE, I strongly recommend a stay and a wine-tasting at …

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Lunch at La Colombe and a drive to the Cape of Good Hope for a last day in South Africa

The understatedly elegant Steenberg Hotel Our last full day in beautiful South Africa began with a very nice breakfast at the Steenberg, a lovely winery and boutique hotel in Constantia, in the suburbs of Cape Town, that had been one of the hotels on my “must stay at” bucket list. Our breakfast was prepared by Steenberg’s executive …

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A sunset picnic hamper from the Mount Nelson on South Africa’s Table Mountain

Last weekend in Cape Town, living a TRAVELIFE, we decided to take a food hamper up Table Mountain at sunset for a little picnic while watching what is supposed to be one of the most gorgeous sunsets in the world. Seeing the sunset from the top of Table Mountain has long been on my bucket …

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