Quaint and quietly snuggled at the foot of the Klein Drakenstein Mountains, in the heart of the Cape Winelands, the Hartebeeskraal Self Catering Cottage is
With its bold and expertly-crafted cocktails, Cause Effect Cocktail Kitchen and Cape Brandy Bar is certainly shaking traditional notions about the cocktail. ‘Cause Effect’ – judging by
Inkwenkwezi Private Game Reserve is the ideal setting for unforgettable safari experiences for families, groups or romantic couples visiting the Wild Coast, in the Eastern
If anyone can pick one defining characteristic of Spirit of The Ocean: Moyalwandle, it would certainly be its location, which allows their guests to enjoy
The Hyde All-Suite Hotel and Spa is part of the iconic Lion Roars Group of Hotels – you can certainly expect an all-round VIP experience.
The absence of skyscrapers, traffic and high levels of human density certainly makes Aloe Lifestyle Hotel in Eshowe the best place for anyone looking to
Charming and tastefully appointed, the Kingfisher Guesthouse offers comfortable 3-Star accommodation to those passing through Graaff-Reinet and those visiting this historical town on holiday. Founded
The Upper Deck in Sunny Cove, Fish Hoek, is a magic combination of great facilities, affordable rates, excellent hospitality and a prime location – right
My recent stay in St Lucia was nothing short of spectacular. Situated in the iSimangaliso Wetland Park comprising five ecosystems, one has access to incredible
During my recent trip throughout the northern KwaZulu Natal, I stayed at a number of top establishments, but none can compete with the all-round excellence
My stay at the George Hotel in Eshowe can only be described as one filled with adventure. I was fortunate enough to spend three nights
Dune Ridge Country House lies hidden away in a thick fynbos behind St Francis Links. Drive down Tarragona Road and you will find this wonderful
Nestled in a forested part of the upper Hogsback area, Maple Grove Self-Catering Cottages has an unforgettable charm. Besides, where better than deep in the
Bon Accord Guest House perfectly captures the warmth and hospitality found in the small community of Uniondale – on the fringes of the Klein Karoo.
Stellenhof Guesthouse provides comfortable, family-friendly bed and breakfast accommodation in Addo – right on the border of the famous Addo Elephant National Park. Not that
As a top holiday destination, Cape Town has some of the best hotels in South Africa. The 5-Star Cape Royale Luxury Suites, in upmarket Green
From guest reviews, Calitzdorp Country House, situated on the R62 among the vineyards overlooking the town of Calitzdorp, does not deserve its 4-Star grading –
When it comes to memorable stays along the KZN North Coast, look no further than the Salt Rock Manor. It is definitely among the best
My recent stay at the Ngoye Lodge and Nguni Cottage in Mtunzini, north of Durban, was nothing short of spectacular. The scenery and comfort that
A trip to St Lucia has always been on my bucket list and I had the opportunity to tick that off during my stay at
Discover all that South Africa has to offer holidaymakers with Carok Tours. The company is one of the best tours in South Africa and can
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!
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