Lanzerac Hotel and Spa: A luxury Stellenbosch Escape

Friends of mine had been raving about the recently reopened Lanzerac Hotel and Spa. Lanzerac has been closed for the last little while for renovations due to a fire which unfortunately destroyed large parts of the hotel. They are now open again and are better than ever! Lanzerac is a serious luxury choice in the…

Toomuchloveliness: Robertson Slow

Taking it Easy at the Robertson Slow

I have a very dear friend who is the unofficial boss of the Robertson Wine Valley. And when she tells you to come to the Robertson Slow– you pack a bag. And when she sends you an itinerary – you do what she says. I was so delighted to spend a weekend being bossed around…

Mushroom Foraging at Delheim

Mushroom Foraging at Delheim on a winter day

Foraging for my own mushrooms has been on my bucket list for the longest time. I love the idea of walking through the forest looking for mushrooms. And I especially love the idea of cooking delicious things with these wild mushrooms. But I have always been deathly scared of poisoning myself. Knowing my luck I…

Paper Jet Challenge

Be a Kid Again with Travelstart: Paper Jet Challenge

When was the last time you built a paper jet plane? When was the last time you coloured in or put together a puzzle? For me it’s been a pretty long time. When was the last time you cringed when filling up your petrol? Or the last time you rationalised groceries out of your shopping…

Toomuchloveliness: Weekend in Paternoster

Toomuchloveliness Guide to a Weekend in Paternoster

With busy work schedules and city stress we love nothing more than packing up the car and heading up the West Coast for a weekend away. This year we have discovered Paternoster for the first time during Winter and headed back again this Spring! We so loved spending time in this beautiful town that I…

Toomuchloveliness: Majeka House

Majeka House: Luxury Sleepovers in Stellenbosch

Majeka House is my favourite hotel in Stellenbosch. You would think with them being in the winelands they’d be on a lavish wine farm with rolling grounds. Majeka House is actually tucked away in the sleepy suburbs of Stellenbosch. The grounds are beautiful with giant cactus and bright blue furniture! I love the social areas…

Toomuchloveliness: Weekend in Stellenbosch

Highlights of our recent weekend in Stellenbosch

This winter season we spent a weekend away in both Franschhoek and Stellenbosch. I had such fun putting together a recommended weekend in Franschhoek that I wanted to try the same for Stellenbosch! Here are my highlights and recommendations for a fantastic weekend in Stellenbosch! We’re covering what to eat, where to stay and most…

Toomuchloveliness: Marigold in Franschhoek

Marigold in Franschhoek: A Taste of India

We headed to Franschhoek for a fantastic weekend away. I pulled a post together on our recommendations of where to eat, drink and sleep for your next weekend which you can finds over here. One of our recommendations was to have lunch at Marigold in Franschhoek. We had such an incredible time that I wanted…

Toomuchloveliness: Franschhoek Boutique Hotel

A weekend with the Franschhoek Boutique Hotel

I recently wrote a blog post helping you plan a fantastic weekend in Franschhoek. My recommended accommodation for a brilliant weekend escape was the Franschhoek Boutique Hotel. This gorgeous little six bedroom hotel was a luxurious spot right in the heart of the town of Franschhoek. I always through the default would be to stay…

Toomuchloveliness: Franschhoek Boutique Hotel

Tips on How to Spend a Weekend in Franschhoek!

Franschhoek is a little cultural hot spot about an hour out of Cape Town. We recently visited for a weekend escape and ticked off a few of our Franschhoek bucket list items! If you’re looking for exciting ideas of what to do in Franschhoek I have you covered. We’re talking beer, fine wine, delicious food…

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