Looking for a unique safari experience? Look no further than Mwandi View, a safari camp located in Kavimba, Botswana, overlooking the Chobe River and floodplain
Located 118kms south of Durban, Royston Hall is a stately Victorian manor house steeped in history and old-world charm near Port Shepstone. Nestled in its
Located on the Buitenverwachting Wine Farm in Constantia, Quaffee is a coffee roastery specializing in selecting and supplying freshly roasted coffee to fellow coffee lovers.
Forget the impersonal, rushed tourist traps! Cape Town Culinary Tours takes you on a personalized odyssey, guided by passionate locals who breathe life into the
Located in the leafy suburb of Morningside in Durban, Holland House offers bed and breakfast and self-catering accommodation – close enough to the city and
Located in the heart of the South African Garden Route, Eagles Nest Resort is ideally situated between Wilderness and Sedgefield on the N2. Built on
Embark on an unforgettable adventure with Safari for Six, which operates from St Lucia, KwaZulu-Natal. Located just a 2.5-hour drive from King Shaka International Airport,
In my experience the best service offered by businesses comes from those that are owner managed and where the owner has a passion for his
White Shark Projects, located in Gansbaai, is a renowned global research organisation focusing on the conservation and health of our oceans as well as offering
As the year draws to a close, Blanco Guest Farm, in Tarkastad, is ready to celebrate this festive season with you and your loved ones.
Tarkastad, a hidden gem nestled in the heart of the Eastern Cape, comes alive with unparalleled charm and beauty, especially in December. It is here
Charming host, Smiley Mudada, is the owner of Smiley’s Darling Diner, located in the town of Darling just inland from the West Coast. This popular
As we step into the New Year, consider making it a year of transformative experiences and your positive impact on the planet. EcoTraining, a pioneer
The Garden Route Birds of Prey Centre was established in 2018 by falconers Bertus and Lizette Beukes, and is located in the Garden Route Botanical
This holiday season, take your family and kids on an unforgettable wildlife adventure at the ZA Cheetah Conservation Cheetah Experience in Bela Bela, Limpopo. Whether
Looking to enjoy a juicy burger, hand-cut fries, a refreshing, thick milkshake or perhaps a delicious pizza or a flavourful seafood meal that will hit
Cape Kayak Adventures offer a unique and exhilarating way to experience the stunning landscapes and diverse marine life of Cape Town by paddling along The
Looking for a family-friendly restaurant with a delectable menu and an atmosphere that’s both relaxed and inviting? Look no further than Wimpy Boardwalk Mall, nestled
When you visit Milky Lane Boardwalk Mall, in Summerstrand, Gqeberha, expect to be treated to an amazing selection of indulgent ice cream creations, decadent waffles
Happy Island Waterworld features some of the world’s best and local water park slides and rides. Situated at 106 Lakeview drive, Muldersdrift, Gauteng, Happy Island
With the December holidays just around the corner, families are dusting off suitcases, giving car tyres the once-over, and plotting adventures. If you’re rolling with
As the name suggests, Wimpy Shark Rock Pier is not your average burger joint. Located right on the shore at Summerstrand Beach, Gqeberha, it offers
Finding great accommodation, restaurants, spas adventure and more
Actually, Home Food and Travel offers a lot more than just reviews of accommodation, restaurants, spas and adventure activities. We also visit great destinations, receive advice from interior designers and stop to smell the roses and taste the coffee.
Our team of journalists are seasoned travels and love visiting the myriad of exciting places around South Africa. Whether it is off the beaten track or in the heart of the top attractions of the country, we’ll be there,
Home Food and Travel advice on finding the right accommodation
So what is the right accommodation? Well more often than not, it’s your travel budget that dictates the type of accommodation that you choose.
Expensive is not always better. Our team at Home Food and Travel will tell you that they have camped in areas with limited ablutions and had a wonderful holiday. They have also spent a night in a five star hotel only to be disappointed because their expectations exceeded the experience.
The reason for your travels will also affect your choice. A business trip requires different amenities to a beach holiday.
Our articles, reviews and experiences can certainly help you make your decision.
Restaurants with a good mix of service, food and ambiance
To my mind a great restaurant offers three things – excellent service, great food and a wonderful ambiance. Of these, service is the most important.
No matter that the food is delicious and the setting delightful, poor service can ruin the occasion. However, great service combined with mediocre meal and a plane jane restaurant can still be a pleasant night out.
We’ve eaten in restaurants that are really dirty but with incredible food and couldn’t help but give a rave review. We’ve also hardly noticed what we ate because the setting was just amazing.
However, the best restaurants come with the best of service, food and ambiance.
Spas are the ultimate relaxation aid
How do you know when you have had a great spa experience? The answer, of course, is when you doze off on the treatment table.
Well that’s our theory anyway. It also doesn’t take a grand location with enormous facilities for a spa to be really good
A small, personal spa that is owner run can result in the best massage you have ever experienced. However, the grand spas in five star hotels offer unsurpassed facilities in an environment that just makes the stress in your shoulders and neck melt away before you even finish checking in.
You don’t have to be an adrenaline junky to enjoy an exciting experience. In fact, what are commonly termed adventure activities usually have incredibly high safety standards and unblemished safety records.
Ziplining, bungy jumping and shark cage diving are all very safe. It’s just that our mind tells us we are craaazzzzyyyy to be doing this.
On the road to great places of accommodation, restaurants, spas and adventure activities
If you’re driving, be safe and make use of all the wonderful farm stalls that populate South Africa’s open roads.
If you overhear somebody asking a lot of questions or see someone taking photos of empty bedrooms chances are it’s one of our Home Food and Travel team members.
We’re out looking or those great places of accommodation, restaurants, spas and adventure activities.
See you on the road!