July 2018: 9 stories in 5 publications

There’s a lot to celebrate this month, including the centenary of a legendary man.

Philip Jonker, winemaker at Weltevrede, shares the story of the Robben Island wine he made in honour of Madiba whlie Mandela Tea features in the latest selection of best drinks. Another celebration this month was Bastille Day, which I attended and captured in this video of the Bisquit Cognac lunch.

The World Cup may be over, but you can still enjoy some of Cape Town’s best sports bars and pubs. But if you’re prefer something less casual, here’s a guide to the best fine dining restaurant specials across the Western Cape, including a restaurant review of Bread and Wine in Franschhoek.

If you feel like some adventure, Cape Town Travel Guide has details on the best coastal suburbs and towns, the best Table Mountain hikes and trails, as well as the best winter getaways and weekend breaks. Further afield, you can even enjoy a luxury yoga retreat.

This month’s book recommendation is The Riddle of the Sands, in which Erskine Childers writes this:

“To reduce a romantic ideal to a working plan is a very difficult thing.”

Fortunately, nothing is impossible if you’re prepared to do the work.

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Road trip through the Klein Karoo (Copyright: Eugene Yiga)
Road trip through the Klein Karoo (Copyright: Eugene Yiga)