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A stylish home-away-from-home in Cape Town

5 Star Luxury at Pembroke 403 on Cape Town's Waterfront

Posted on Travelstart Blog January 11, 2013 by Bridget McNulty There are many things I love about travelling, but one of the few things I don’t love (aside from airline food and jetlag) is never truly feeling settled. Sure, you might …

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Snow on Table Mountain


Snow today on Table Mountain. Can you imagine. Not something that ones associates with Cape Town and certainly caused a frisson of excitement among residents and visitors alike. Many brave souls actually made it to the top.   Earlier, there …

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Oded’s Kitchen


Oded’s Kitchen is a super little deli based at the Old Biscuit Mill in Woodstock. We discovered it some two years ago and always stock up there when we arrive in Cape Town. He is a particular wizard at all …

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Cape Town’s Big 5 (and more)

Big 5

  Everyone that comes on holiday to South Africa wants to see the Big 5. Cape Town doesn’t have elephants, lion, leopard, rhino or buffalo on its immediate doorstep but it certainly has its own Big 5 and many more …

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Richardt Strauss wins Heineken Cup medal at Leinster

Richardt Strauss receives the Heineken Man of the Match award from Pat Maher (National Events & Sponsorship Manager, Heineken Ireland) following Leinster's 17-10 quarter final victory over Leicester Tigers at the Aviva Stadium.

As Conrad Richardt Strauss picked up his Heineken Cup medal with Leinster last week, I could not help but think that it is a long way from the Cheetah’s in the Free State, South Africa to the RDS and the …

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TripAdvisor Unveils 2011 Travelers’ Choice Destinations Awards

Table Mountain cradles Mother City

Table Mountain cradles Mother City TripAdvisor, the giant online travel resource, has just announced its third annual Travellers Choice Awards List. Guess which city got the No 1 spot. Yes, you are right. Its Cape Town. The secret seems to …

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World’s 50 Best Restaurants

Le Quartier Francais, Franschhoek

The San Pellegrino list of the World’s Top 50 Restaurants has just been released with Noma in Denmark retaining the No 1 spot. South Africa, and particularly the Cape Town area, has much to be proud of. Le Quartier Francais …

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Jardine at Jordans Restaurant – Wow! Really Stunning

Jordan Restaurant with George Jardine

Last night, we went to Jardine at Jordans Restaurant in the Stellenbosch winelands. We knew George was a very talented chef since we first came across him at Jardines in Bree St a few years ago. He has since gone …

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Food Shopping in Cape Town Markets

Neighbourgoods Market at Old Biscuit Mill

Neighbourgoods Market at Old Biscuit Mill We generally arrive in Cape Town on Saturday morning after an overnight flight. Our holiday starts some fifteen minutes from the airport en route to our 5 star serviced apartment at the V&A Waterfront …

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