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An Alternative Valentine’s Day

So you’re not a Valentine’s Day fan – you find it over-commercialised and you hate the heart-shaped chocolates and teddy bears that stare pleadingly at you in the checkout aisle. We hear you! Despite that, however, it’s still a good excuse to do something with your special person. We’ve rounded up a few alternative suggestions that are short on schmaltz but long on fun. Read more >

Safari & bubbly at Villiera Wine Estate

The Portfolio team recently held their end of year Christmas function in the lush surroundings of Villiera Wine Estate in Stellenbosch. With wine tasting, game drives and a picnic under the beautiful oak trees, this is a day out that you don't want to miss. Read more >

7 of the best food markets in Gauteng

Food markets are a great place to catch up with friends, meet new people or just sit back and watch the interesting types go about their business, all while enjoying some of the best food in town.. .Here are 7 of our favourite food markets in Gauteng... Read more >

A Visit to Vergenoegd Wine Estate

One of the best things to do in summer in the Cape is to spend a day discovering the winelands and recently Portfolio's Kathryn discovered a wine farm that's a destination all in itself... the gorgeous historical farm of Vergenoegd. Read more >

7 Ways to Travel Like a Local in South Africa

Travelling South Africa is a whole lot more rewarding when you get stuck in and experience the local way of life. Here are 7 ways to put a local twist on your next trip... Read more >

How to plan your visit to Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens

The most beautiful garden in Africa, and one of the great botanical gardens in the world, a trip to Cape Town is not complete without a visit to explore the natural wonders set beneath the imposing mountain slopes of Table Mountain. To a pleasant experience, here's some info on tickets and tours to help you make the most of your visit... Read more >

5 ways to entertain yourself in Dullstroom

The Mpumalanga hamlet of Dullstroom is quiet, serene and the perfect place to get away for a weekend if you live in Johannesburg. Other than taking in the opulence of relaxation, here are some suggestions of things to do in Dullstroom to ensure you enjoy your time there... Read more >

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7 Things to do in Prince Albert

Portfolio's Kathryn recently visited the little Karoo "dorp" of Prince Albert with her family. Here she shares 7 things to do in the tiny town... Read more >

Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2015 exhibition in South Africa

The world-renowned Wildlife Photographer of the Year photography exhibition, on loan from the Natural History Museum in London, will open on 1 December in Cape Town before moving on to Johannesburg and Durban later in 2016. Read more >

How to plan your visit to the top of Table Mountain

Table Mountain is one of the most iconic natural wonders of the world, making it a must-visit tourist attraction in Cape Town. To ensure a safe, efficient and fun visit to take in the view from the top, here's some info on parking, queuing, tickets and tours to help you make the most of your visit. Read more >

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