Maaya Cape Town has become a favourite amongst locals thanks to their trendy setting and
The Cape Town restaurant scene is ever-expanding. That Carlucci’s Blouberg has managed to remain a
With its bold and expertly-crafted cocktails, Cause Effect Cocktail Kitchen and Cape Brandy Bar is certainly shaking
If you were ever looking for a trendy place to sit down and enjoy amazing
The Butcher Block in Ballito is a great place to visit should you be either
Butcher Block Steakhouse located in the Hillcrest Corner Shopping offers excellent steaks, really good service
The first Turn ’n Tender Steakhouse was opened in Greenside, Johannesburg in by the four
The first Turn ’n Tender Steakhouse was opened in Greenside, Johannesburg, in by the four
Noted for its imaginative menu, excellent service and the fine dining experience in a casual
The Raj Cook In Sauces are a must try for every Indian food lover. With
I recently had the opportunity to dine at the Bombay Brasserie at the majestic Taj
Are you a fan of traditional Indian food? Situated in one of the most famous
Isango Gate Boutique Hotel & Spa, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape With the Christmas a few
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!