Julie

Ryan’s Kitchen, Franschhoek

We loved the look of Franschhoek on arrival, so decided to head into town from our hotel on our first evening. I wasn’t sure where to eat, we were still waiting to try South African cuisine, then I came across recommendations for Ryan’s Kitchen. Ryan’s Kitchen is easy to find, situated in the Place Vendôme Lifestyle Centre facing on to the main road through town. We decided to drive in as we had booked a wine tour for the following…

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Wine Tasting in Franschhoek

Before we arrived in South Africa, I was convinced that we would use the Wine Tram to go wine tasting, their hop on, hop off service sounded like it could be fun. When it came down to booking it, I couldn’t decide which of the four tours to do, not knowing any of the wineries made it difficult, so we left the decision until we arrived at our hotel in Franschhoek. Osmond, the concierge at our hotel confirmed that the…

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Boulders Beach Penguin Sanctuary

The African penguins that can be found on Boulders Beach near Simon’s Town, are a popular attraction for visitors to South Africa. The Boulders Penguin Colony was founded when a pair of African penguins were spotted on Boulders Beach in 1983, today there are around 1000 breeding pairs in residence at this sanctuary. These penguins were commonly referred to as “jackass penguins” due to the braying noise they make. The African Penguin has been registered as an endangered species since…

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7 Nights in Las Vegas From £479pp

Can we tempt you with a week in Las Vegas from just £479 per person! This price is based on 2 adults travelling on the 14th November 2016, however this offer is available for travel between 29th October and 12th December 2016 or 25th December and 5th April 2017. Flying in economy with British Airways, from Glasgow via London Heathrow & Philadelphia (outbound), and London Heathrow (inbound). Pay £20pp more and remove the PHL stop from your outbound flight. Staying…

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Den Anker, Cape Town

For our first dinner in Cape Town we both wanted to eat early and fancied seafood. After getting wet exploring the V&A Waterfront in the rain, we took shelter inside the Belgian speciality restaurant, Den Anker, which was conveniently on the quayside only a stone’s throw from our hotel. We didn’t have a reservation and the restaurant had a busy evening ahead of them, thankfully they took pity on us and offered us a table next to the fireplace. Having…

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ESTA apply before booking your holiday to United States

As a British citizen with an ePassport (including a chip) we qualify to enter the USA under the Visa Waiver Programme (VWP) to visit the States for up to 90 days. An ESTA is also required for passengers just transiting through the United States, which can catch some travellers out. In order to check in for your flight to the USA, your passport, Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) and flight tickets all need to match. So it’s important to…

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The Bay Hotel, Camps Bay

The Bay Hotel enjoys an unrivalled position directly on a beachfront promenade. This stylish hotel is at home in the affluent suburb of Camps Bay, 9,5km away from the V&A Waterfront and Cape Town city centre. The hotel’s 78 rooms have a selection of sea view, pool view and mountain view rooms, which every way you look it’s impressive. The Twelve Apostles rise majestically behind the hotel for mountain views, pool view rooms on the side of the hotel also…

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Le Franschhoek Hotel & Spa, South Africa

The 4* picturesque thatched Le Franschhoek Hotel was perfect for our two night stay in the Cape Winelands. Situated 5km outside the village, this wasn’t a problem for us with a hire car, if you’re not driving, the hotel run a courtesy transfer to the village a few times a day, or their concierge offers a private return transfer for R120 per couple. We booked a standard room and was allocated number 16, which was nestled under the thatch. Our…

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