Rubens Leopard Bar
Take a walk on the wild side at these exotic leopard print inspired bars

With the new Leopard Bar now opened at The Rubens at the Palace, here are six of the best feline-inspired hotspots in which to celebrate this perennially chic print.

25th May 2018

orange lily on towels
Chef Charles Heywood on Sustainable South African Cuisine

Talented Executive Chef, Charles Hayward and his team are committed to creating dishes that are big on flavour, using sustainably sourced ingredients. Here, he chats to us about his unpretentious approach to fine dining.

27th November 2017

burger and chips
Five Family-Friendly Restaurants in Cape Town

Our top five family-friendly eateries.

16th November 2017

South African Wine2
An Essential Guide to South African Wine

A wine capital of the world, we take a closer look at what makes South African wine so special.

26th June 2017

Rooibos Nine Health Benefits
Nine Health Benefits of Drinking Rooibos Tea

Discover the wonderful health benefits of rooibos tea.

12th June 2017

Paarl Wine Route
A Wine Lover’s Day Trip to Paarl

Just outside of Cape Town, the small town of Paarl is home to some of the most underrated of the Cape's wineries. Surrounded by the pearlescent mountains it takes its name from, as well as the vineyards it’s gaining a name for, this little oasis of civilisation forms the central hub of what’s become known

20th January 2017

Cape Town Food
Why You Should Book A Cape Town Food Tour

The Cape is famously celebrated for its verdant Winelands, but the cuisine is revered in equal measure, representing the diverse cultural background of this vibrant region as well as the bountiful produce grown on the land. As a result of this diversity, the food here spans an extraordinary spectrum of flavours and cooking styles, with

08th November 2016

Bouchard Finlayson
The Bouchard Finlayson Guide to Christmas Wine Pairing

  Set in the scenic Hemel-en-Aarde valley on South Africa’s Hermanus wine route, boutique vineyard Bouchard Finlayson is one of the country’s most acclaimed. With award winning Pinot Noir and globally recognised Chardonnay, this winery has become well respected worldwide. With Christmas on the horizon, we sit down with Bouchard Finlayson’s global ambassador, Lia

01st December 2015

New Restaurants in Cape Town
The Coolest New Restaurants in Cape Town

Home to an incredible bounty of local ingredients, an exciting crop of cutting-edge chefs, and the kind of weather that makes all-day, outdoor dining a true pleasure, Cape Town has all the ingredients needed to earn a place on the culinary map. At The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa you’ll be treated to delicious international cuisine

20th March 2015

Bouchard Finlayson Vineyard
Experience the Cape Winelands

One of the highlights of any trip to Cape Town is a visit to the Cape Winelands. From the Constantia Valley region, which is only a stone’s throw from The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa, to the secret delights of the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley near Hermanus, the picturesque beauty of Paarl, and of course the Cape’s

15th September 2014

Cape Town Restaurants with Fireplaces

Winter has arrived in the Cape and with it the perfect excuse to indulge in one of life’s greatest pleasures – dining out in a charming restaurant setting, savouring delicious cuisine beside a roaring fireplace. Add good company and a glass of South African wine and you have the main ingredients for the perfect night

21st May 2014

Recipe: Valentine’s Strawberry Mousse

A delicious strawberry mouse with banana ice cream, compressed strawberries, strawberry coulis and lemon curd Flowers and chocolates are old news – if you really want to impress your loved one this Valentine’s Day, surprise them with a homemade Strawberry Mousse. Never picked up a cooking spoon in your life? Fear not –  Executive Chef

04th February 2014

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