An Oasis in Sandton – Burkleigh House

  Recently Tiny and I were in Johannesburg for a rather long seminar which necessitated us being confined to the monotony of a chain hotel in the heart of Sandton, which as you know are generally somewhat soulless albeit enormously practical and cost effective – at least that is what I had assumed; until by […]

Signal Restaurant at The Cape Grace Hotel Cape Town

  With the backdrop of Devil’s Peak and Table Mountain, the cool Atlantic sea breeze whistling between the many luxurious yacht moored by the terraces and the call of the odd cheeky seal makes the iconic new lady of Cape Town the most desirable place to hang out – The Cape Grace Hotel! What an […]

Our next road trip about to start!!!

We are really looking forward to our next road trip due to start early next week – can’t wait!!  some very interesting and exciting adventure lined up… Leaving Cape Town and traversing through the Karoo with a few pit stops, sleep overs and culinary experiences along the way toward Gauteng and once there we will be […]


You cannot resist this place! I did ask the powers that be to allow the sun to come out, well, this particular request was ignored – it rained, it was cold and windy –  real Cape winters day, one of the very few we have experienced yet this winter! So I was curious how an […]


I know you are going to be jealous when I tell you that we the MANICTRAVELLERS are off to experience the delights of THE GRAND CAFE AND BEACH in Granger Baytomorrow!!! Yep! For lunch and some of their own pink Sparkling wine!! oohhh!!! I can’t wait!  So the Sun BETTER come out tomorrow! Set on […]

The TAJ Hotel and We Love Real Beer team together for a gastronomically exciting evening 29 July 2011.

Next week if you are in Cape Town – I have just uncovered a MUST DO for you to attend!  Tiny and I will be there, for sure!  A Beer tasting of a range of unique beers from number of micro breweries including Camelthorn Brewing Company, Darling, Jack Black and Napier Breweries to name a […]

Christmas Gift Ideas for 2011

I know, I know, the countdown has not even started and I am already speaking of Christmas and the shopping for presents! But hey, in order to make sure you have a fun time at Christmas you need to make sure you have purchased your significant other a suitably impressive gift! Now is the time […]

Romantic Destinations

This is coming soon as we are still in the process of deciding – it is a diffcult one as you can imagine, with so many absolutely glorious destinations around the world! Hopefully will be complete soon….   But in the meantime, if you are looking for a truly romantic destination – think about Pemba […]