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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

In recent years, Cape Town has gained an international reputation for its fantastic restaurant scene and, fortunately for families visiting the South African capital, this includes plenty of family-friendly eateries too. Here are our top five.

16th November 2017

south african wine
An Essential Guide to South African Wine

South African wine has always had a reputation for being ripe, full-bodied and fruity, but over the last two decades winemakers have been working behind the scenes to create a growing number of nuanced wines that have picked up awards left, right and centre. From signature South African grapes like Chenin Blanc and Syrah,

26th June 2017

Health Benefits of Drinking Rooibos Tea
Nine Health Benefits of Drinking Rooibos Tea

Indigenous to the Cederberg Mountains in South Africa’s Western Cape, Rooibos tea tastes great and is a fantastic panacea for a plethora of ailments. Made from the fabaceae family of plants, the needle-like leaves are oxidised, turning them the red colour that has given the tea its name – “red bush”. If you’re staying

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

Valentine's strawberry mousse
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

Recipe: Chocolate Brownies

Henrico Grobbelaar, Executive Head Chef, at The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa shares the recipe for these delicious Chocolate Brownies perfect for an afternoon treat! Ingredients 112g butter 200g castor sugar 4 eggs 285g dark chocolate, melted (Lindt will be the first prize) 65g flour 132g hazelnuts, toasted skinned and coarsely chopped Method Cream the

02nd April 2013

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