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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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‘Step into a World of Hedonistic Glamour – a Little Eccentric …


Via Scoop.it – Exclusive 5 star accommodation, Cape Town Waterfront The Alphen Boutique Hotel in Creative Cape Town, South Africa opened its doors last year after an extensive revamp. Not your typical 5-star hotel, a modern and playful twist has …

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Heston Blumenthal for Cape Good Food and Wine Show

Heston Blumenthal of The Fat Duck

Wow! Heston Blumenthal coming to Cape Town. How amazing. This self-taught culinary genius runs the Fat Duck near London – a Michelin 3 star establishment and regarded by many as the best restaurant in the world. He has a deep …

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South Africa confirmed as WGC Venue

Charl Schwartzel & Rory McIlroy

Hot on the heels of Charl Schwartzel’s victory in the US Masters as our poor Rory McIlroy collapsed and on the 50th anniversary of Gary Player’s 1st green jacket, South Africa has been announced as the venue for a new …

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Lunch at Manna, Kloof St

Summer Fruit & Herb Salad with Avocado & Brie at Manna - really yummy

Lunch at Manna at the top of Kloof St in Cape Town is a delightful experience. The place itself is calm, with an all white interior as well as some quirky elements like the chandelier made out of wood and …

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Wild Coast Meander

Wavecrest Beach Wild Coast meander South Africa Nautre

It may not be in the style of Cape Town 5 Star accommodation but Wave Crest is a good place to start your walk on the Wild Coast. After a 75 minute flight from Cape Town to East London and …

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Cape Argus Cycle

Cape Argus Cycle Tour

The 2011 Cape Argus Cycle Tour, generally known simply as the Argus, takes place tomorrow, April 13th. It is a huge event and the bike is certainly king in Cape Town for the weekend. Over 35,000 people come from all …

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Sing, the Beloved Country at Umculo’s Cape Festival


An article in today’s London FT was uplifting and inspirational. South Africa has a huge depth of musical wealth and passion but which has been deprived of opportunity for so many years. South Africa-born Shirley Apthorp, FT music correspondent and …

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New Cape Town Food Market

Cape Town Self Catering Holiday Organic market cape town

  I was very excited to read last week of a new food market in downtown Cape Town and I look forward to visiting it myself soon. For a Cape Town self catering holiday, this is a great addition for …

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Noordhoek Beach


We always spend a day walking on Noordhoek beach when we are in Cape Town. One can access it from Cape Town via the amazing Chapman’s Drive but we like to go via Kalk Bay, have a coffee at the …

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Paul Cluver Wines


Last weekend, I had the pleasure and honour of hosting Dr Paul Cluver for a few days in the west of Ireland. Paul, a former neurosurgeon, founded Paul Cluver Wines and produced its first wines 23 years ago. The farm …

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Art at Pembroke 403 | Bee Eaters by Cobus van der Walt


A lot of people comment on our art collection at Pembroke 403. It certainly is a very significant element in this amazing space. Our very first purchase for Pembroke 403, before it was even complete, has turned out to be …

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Cape Town Dining – Harbour House

Harbour House Seafood Platter

We are just back from an early evening meal at the Harbour House in Kalk Bay, some thirty minutes drive from Cape Town on the east side of the Cape peninsula. This is a most spectacular spot built on the …

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Cape Point Trip

Cape Town big 5 Cape of Good Hope

Yesterday morning, we headed for the day to the Cape of Good Hope which is part of the Table Mountain Nature Reserve. This is always a very special thing to do during our trips to Cape Town and yesterday was …

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