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Emma Odendaal

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Best sundowner spots in Cape Town

Location counts for a lot but restaurants with a great setting or spectacular views often become complacent. It’s not the case with the establishments...

Takumi – restaurant review

There was a time when sushi lovers flocked to Minato, just off Cape Town’s Long Street. With a tattoo parlour as a neighbour, tacky...

Markets in the winelands

A round-up of some of the best markets in the Cape winelands. Blaauwklippen Family Market, Stellenbosch Sundays, 10am to 3pm www.blaauwklippen.com Families are welcome! Expect arts, crafts, food...

Out and about in Breedekloof

There are certain places I’d prefer not to write about lest they be discovered and irrevocably lose their charm.  This Breedekloof farm is one...

[spasie] – restaurant review

I’ve never thought much of long-table restaurants. Nor am I a fan of drinking wine out of tumblers. Innovative, hipster, trendy… whatever you want...

Out and about in the Hemel-en-Aarde

The Hemel-en-Aarde near Hermanus is far from a bargain-hunter’s paradise. Top-rated wineries and equally remarkable eateries line the R320, the valley’s aorta, and the...

Chocolate and wine pairings in the winelands

Don’t believe those stick-in-the-muds who say that chocolate doesn’t pair with wine. When done well, there are few things as deliciously decadent. It’s a...

Christmas in the winelands

Why not make this Christmas holiday a real holiday and allow someone else to do the cooking and washing up? The Cape winelands has...