The Royal Portfolio, South Africa February 9, 2021
A Royal Flush Some of the best stories begin with “Once upon a time”. Such a time was 1999, when Liz and Phil Biden decided to convert their holiday home in the African bush into what is now Royal Malewane. located in the Thornybush Private Game Reserve on the western border of the Kruger National Park. [caption id="attachment_882" align="aligncenter" width="2560"] Royal Malewane Safari Lodge private plunge pool at sunrise. Photo courtesy of The Royal Portfolio[/caption] This...
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Q’s Review- Simonsig’s restaurant Cuvée February 22, 2018
Lunching one flawless Cape afternoon on the terrace at Simonsig’s Cuvée restaurant a tall, blonde and smiling young man approached my table. “Good afternoon.” He boomed a little too loudly for Q who prefers his midweek lunches to be on the plus side of discreet. “I know you.” he announced to the sun dappled terrace in a way manner that left Q feeling decidedly awkward if not downright uncomfortable. The shady terrace, crowded with guests was...
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Val Du Charron January 16, 2018
Val Du Charron Wine and Leisure Estate- Burgeoning, Bucolic, Historic I’ve had a couple of really fine times at Val Du Charron Wine and Olive Estate, some four years apart I was reminded by owners Stuart and Catherine Entwistle. Too far apart in their estimation. What’s good about the gap is the reminders – and the differences. I’ve visited in summer and winter, which in the Western Cape are vastly different experiences. Things happened at pace...
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