Karoo accommodation with a creative twist

Karoo accommodation with a creative twist Just 2 ½ hours from Cape Town, off the scenic Route 62 in the farming village of Barrydale, you’ll find the best accommodation in Barrydale in the form of the quirky, relaxed and welcoming Karoo Art Hotel. This little country hotel showcases and celebrates Art in a big way. Every room in the hotel is individually decorated, one of them by internationally-renowned design collective, Magpie Collective. Aside from the eye-catching interiors and artworks, much of it for sale, the art of winemaking is celebrated with a very good wine list. If Karoo cuisine is an art (and it is!) then…

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A new tourist experience in the heart of Cape Town

CLOCK TOWER The Shimansky Diamond Experience is ideally situated in the bustling Clock Tower Precinct at the world famous Waterfront in Cape Town, a top tourist destination offering visitors a unique diamond buying experience . Respected world-wide for cutting-edge design and superior artistry, Shimansky is renowned for expertly crafted diamond and tanzanite jewellery. Discover diamonds direct from mine to finger and, witness first-hand as rough diamonds are transformed into brilliant creations. ROCKWELL Nestled at the foot of Table Mountain at the Rockwell Hotel in Green Point, just a stone’s throw from the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town, the new Shimansky…

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Disaronno Celebrates La Dolce Vita at True Italic

Disaronno Celebrates La Dolce Vita at TrueItalic   In celebration of Italian Republic Day, Disaronno paired up with True Italic, an authentically Italian eatery owned by brother and sister duo Luca and Natasha Di Pasquale, to commemorate La Dolce Vita: The Sweet Life. With strong influences from his Italian background, Luca drew inspiration from all around Italy. “The challenge in creating the dishes for me was exciting,” notes Luca. “I am always looking for inspiration to recreate traditional Italian dishes drawing on modern flavours to create classic dishes with a contemporary twist while still respecting the ‘Italian way’.” With a…

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Book your room at Moondance Villa

Book your room at Moondance Villa We have some exciting news. Due to popular demand and after consultation with the trade, we are opening our gorgeous Moondance Villa to FIT. From today, couples, single travellers and smaller groups will be able to book one of the Moondance suites on a non-exclusive-use basis. This option is ideal for travellers keen to experience the essence of luxury travelling without taking over the entire villa. Full Moon Master-Suite R20,000 2 Night minimum stay •   260 Sqm.   •   Full 180 degree uninterrupted views of the ocean   •   Three balconies •   Kitchenette with wine fridge and coffee…

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Creation supporting Hermanus FynArts 2018

Of FynArts and Fine Wines Creation, proud home of the highly acclaimed Art of Chardonnay and Art of Pinot Noir wine portfolio, has been supporting the Hermanus FynArts festival since 2011. This year FynArts takes place from 8 to 17 June and the estate looks forward to showcasing the works of accomplished sculptor, Gordon Froud. The artist has been actively involved in both the South African and the international art world for the past 30 years. To read more about him, go to www.hermanusfynarts.co.za/artist/gordon-froud/ and to view some of his work, visit www.art.co.za/gordonfroud/. Commenting on FynArts, Creation marketing director Carolyn…

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Clarendon Collection – Water Update

Guaranteed water for The Clarendon Collection The Clarendon Collection would like to advise that we now have access to a strong supply of permanent water due to the recent successful exercise of sinking a borehole. Water was struck at 70 meters, and the borehole has the capacity to produce 5000 litres per hour which is more than enough for the needs of our boutique hotels and it’s guests. It’s no secret that the South Western Cape and Cape Town have been going through a severe drought and that Cape Town’s water supply needs to be carefully managed. The decent rainfall that the…

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Compass House

Compass House, perfectly positioned on the shores! Located in sheltered, wind-free Bantry Bay, just two minutes from the beach-front and ten minutes away from the city center, guests can enjoy breathtaking views of the ocean from every room. For specifics, click here. Compass House enjoys a warm atmosphere, with a fusion of interior design styles, blending the best of Mediterranean, Asian and African flavors. Our rooms offer our guests a warm ambiance, with clear views of the ocean and direct access to the spacious deck and pool area. In our large en-suite bathrooms, guests can indulge in our exclusive BVLGARI amenities.…

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Samara’s Manor opens to FIT

We have some exciting news. Due to popular demand and after consultation with the trade, we are opening our gorgeous Manor House to FIT. From today, couples, single travellers and smaller groups will be able to book one of the Manor’s suites on a non-exclusive-use basis. This option is ideal for travellers keen to experience the essence of laid-back Karoo luxury without taking over the entire 4-bed villa. The suites have had a facelift in preparation for the FIT launch. Each comes complete with king or twin beds, freestanding bath and separate shower, tea and coffee station and private verandah with mountain views.…

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The One Heaven & Earth

ONE DREAM, ONE TIME, ONE PLACE – THE ONE HEAVEN & EARTH   The ONE Heaven & Earth, situated at the top of Shaw’s Mountain Pass, is perfectly situated at the entrance to the beautiful Hemel & Aarde (Heaven & Earth) Valley, one of the most sought-after areas in South Africa for weddings due to its spectacular natural scenery and its proximity to Cape Town. In fact The One sits conveniently halfway between Hermanus and Caledon, indeed offering easy access from Cape Town and the international airport. For specific details, click here. Surrounded by nature reserves and farmland, The ONE…

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Saxenburg paired Supper Club at Blanko

  THE SUPPER CLUB Experience three courses of cuisine lovingly prepared by our chefs and perfectly paired with award-winning South African wines for just R395 per person. Edwin Grace, Winemaker at Saxenburg Wine Estate will personally guide you through the art of food and wine pairing. Places are limited, so reserve your seat at one or all of the dinner dates in this exclusive series now. Don’t drink & drive, rather stay the night! Contact our reservations team for rates. Venue: blanko. Date: 28 June 2018 Time: 18h30 for 19h00   Contact us for more information or Email: anthony@ambienz.co.za Follow us on…

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