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Wine Tasting in the City

Lauren recounts her experience at Tuning The Vine, a mid-week wine tasting adventure in the heart of Cape Town CBD. Read more >

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Weekend breaks from Joburg

Joburgers may bemoan that their city isn’t built close to mountains or ocean, but the great advantage of the city’s central location is that within a few hours drive there are an incredible variety of places to get away, in almost every direction! Read more >

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From Durban to the Drakensberg

Portfolio’s Lauren and her husband took a trip to KZN, taking in the spicy flavours of Durban, the sweeping vistas of the Drakensberg and the breathtaking tranquillity of the Sani Valley. Here she tells us about her stays along the way... Read more >

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Stillness and Sanctuary at Sani Valley Lodge

Portfolio’s Lauren finds sanctuary in Sani Valley Nature Lodges, one of the most beautiful places in KZN… Read more >

Food and Feasting at Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse

Portfolio’s Lauren relates tales of Roman-style feasting at gourmet getaway Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse. Read more >

7 Things to do on Route 62

South Africa is certainly one of the most scenic countries in the world and one of the very best ways to appreciate all it has to offer is to take the back roads more often! Instead of driving to the Garden Route from Cape Town via the N2 why not opt to explore Route 62 instead... Read more >

Hiking in Cathedral Peak

Portfolio’s Lauren loses herself in the breathtaking mountains of Cathedral Peak Hotel in the Drakensberg… Read more >

Where to go on your private African safari

An African safari is a holiday of a lifetime, and for many it's a once-in-a-lifetime trip. A chance to tick the Big 1 (or the Big 5) off your bucket list. But with so many areas in Africa offering safari options it's often hard to know which part of the continent you should visit to get your best safari experience... Read more >

Island Vibes at Coco De Mer

Portfolio’s Lauren discovers island vibes and a home décor mecca at Coco De Mer in Ballito… Read more >

Meeting Naledi at Maropeng

If you visit the Maropeng Interpretation Centre just outside Joburg from now until 11 October 2015, you'll get to see the hominid fossils which have people taking across the globe and making the front page of the New York Times just last week. Portfolio's James popped in to the see the exhibition for himself and tells us more... Read more >

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