Tour de Lagune, anyone?

Never mind walking on water, you can now cycle on water at Langebaan! Sorta like a micro-mini catamaran with pontoons (and just as stable, according...

The sea, the sky and the birds between

Snug excitement takes hold when you first set eyes on Shark Bay Hotel & Spa in Langebaan. How lavishly it’s laid on: the lagoon’s...

Swirl, sniff & sip this beaut

Fresh, fruity, age-worthy or deep, Grenache has always been a bit of a chameleon. However, the Grenache from Ormonde Private Cellar in Darling will...

Warm-your-belly glee

One-pot meals feature big on winter menu planners. So too it was for yesteryear’s West Coasters, with fish soup a hero meal for warming...

In the pink

Mesembs are such a low-maintenance pleasure in the garden. Oscularia deltoides, commonly known as the pink iceplant, is a prime example. With its bright...

Hell, yeah!

To feel alive, suffer baby, suffer (only a little) with a nail-biting 4x4 drive, taxing mountain biking and tough trail running or hiking in...

Eat like a legend

There are no prizes for guessing what’s on the menu at the Red Ox Steakhouse in Vanrhynsdorp. The clue is in the name. At this...

Succulent seduction

With a succulent diversity that’s hard to beat, Kokerboom Nursery in Vanrhynsdorp is a sensational destination. Be warned though: many specimens appeal to the...

Va-va-voom

This Vanrhynsdorp lady is all hustle and bustle while juggling five occupations. If you thought country living means long, lazy days of doing nothing much,...

Pause in big-sky country

Five hectares of 400 Frantoio, Mission and Kalamata olive trees, fruit trees and lucerne fields grace the view as you enter pet-friendly Botuin farm....