Wynwood’s street art attracts camera toting tourists and locals in pursuit of the perfect selfie, but this former warehouse district north of downtown is the place to come to eat and drink. The best way to experience the neighborhood is by hopping around Wynwood to sample all the neighborhood has to offer.
The drive through the macadamia, litchi, and granadilla (passion fruit) orchards on the road leading to Summerfields Rose Retreat and Spa convinced me that my weekend stay on this working farm-cum-spa was going to be the an idyllic weekend retreat. But when the receptionist inquired, “what kind of champagne would you like to drink with your romantic bath?” I knew I had found a destination suited to my persona to a tee.
Traveling is how I relieve stress and recharge. Lately, I have had to scale back on my travels due to work commitments and while I try to build in stress reducing Pilates classes, massages, or explorations in Johannesburg, these activities are never as relaxing as my weekends away. Away from my daily life, I give myself permission to relax. At home I can’t quite give myself license to do nothing.
The unique Tswalu Kalahari offers a memorable experience owing to its extraordinary landscape and nothing-is-too much philosophy. This isn’t a traditional safari destination, but Tswalu Kalahari will not fail to deliver a unique safari experience. Here are the top five remarkable experiences from my most recent trip.
On the odd weekend I am in Johannesburg, I usually spend Saturday working which explains why it has taken me so long to to visit the highly recommended Neighbourgoods Market. This is the kind of hip place where friends gather on a Saturday for good food, conversation, and day drinking.
Sundays in Cape Town are generally quiet with most shops and restaurants closed so that their staff can maintain a work life balance that Capetonians pride themselves on. Visitors should follow the lead of locals and head to the wine lands for a seriously delicious Sunday lunch. On my latest foray to Cape Town, I chose to spend my Sunday wining and dining at Waterkloof Wine Estate in Somerset West.