Owned by the Taberer family since 1984, the property has recently undergone impressive renovations. Apart from its wines and horses, Avontuur is now also a spectacular wedding and events venue.
We were on the third leg of Ford’s RangeHer Drives with a Mission campaign. It was an interesting dynamic being on an all-female trip like this – especially since it wasn’t a case of cliched spa treatments and champagne brunches.
I’m excited to see that chef Luke Dale-Roberts himself is in the kitchen, leaning over his chefs, watching their preparations and making occasional suggestions. I take a surreptitious photo of him and WhatsApp it to a friend who has something of a rockstar crush on him.
The Natal Midlands has a magical draw to it and although there are many other fantastic destinations in South Africa, also offering a wide range of experiences to diverse audiences, there are some unmatchable aspects to it.
The winners of the Condé Nast Johansens Awards for Excellence 2020 has been announced. Congratulations to all these exceptional establishments!
I am slowed down to a halt by a road worker waving a red flag just a few kilometres from my final destination. It’s in these moments on a dusty road in front of a stop-and-go boom that I begin to ponder if this might be how the magic dies for this whitewashed coastal town.
The sun is bright. In fact, so bright that I struggle to see out of the front window, thanks to the dust of the Ford Rangers in the convoy in front of us. We’re seriously climbing up this mountain over rocks and ridges…