Best Things to Do in Delightful Dullstroom, Mpumalanga
Tamlyn Amber Wanderlust – Travel Writing and Photography
by Tamlyn Ryan
1w ago
Situated in the diverse, vibrant province of Mpumalanga, Dullstroom is a delightful village that forms part of the Highlands Meander. This cosy, adventure-driven village is the highest in South Africa, sitting pretty at an altitude of 2100 metres above sea level on Steenkampsberg’s eastern escarpment. Dullstroom is unequivocally known for its crystal clear dams (which lend themselves well to trout fly-fishing and other water-based activities), forested areas, colourful buildings and of course, a host of outdoor adventures. For adventurers, there’s everything from an Ernie Els-designed golf cou ..read more
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Lievland Café Review: Visiting This Stellenbosch Treasure
Tamlyn Amber Wanderlust – Travel Writing and Photography
by Tamlyn Ryan
4M ago
Tucked away in the Stellenbosch Wine Route, along the famous R44, between Stellenbosch and Klapmuts, one finds a charming, new Cape Winelands café addition in Lievland Café. Explore the Exciting Lievland Vineyards and Lievland Café In 2017, MAN Family Wines, a partnership between Tyrrel Myburgh and José Conde, acquired this beautiful farm and set out to restore it to its former glory. Safe to say, they, and the respective teams behind both the stylish tasting room and café at Lievland Vineyards (which translates to ‘loveland’ in English, a most fitting name!), have achieved that goal. And the ..read more
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Fun Outdoor Activities to Enjoy in the Cape Winelands
Tamlyn Amber Wanderlust – Travel Writing and Photography
by Tamlyn Ryan
4M ago
The Cape Winelands offers a host of incredible experiences for families, tourists and everyone in between to enjoy. With a plethora of stunning, award-winning mainstream- and boutique- wine farms, there is no shortage of amazing outdoor activities to enjoy. In this post, I share some of my favourite, quick-fire outdoor activities for young and old to savour in the Cape Winelands. Thrilling Outdoor Activities in the Cape Winelands 1) Go for an Outride in the Franschhoek Valley I am always hesitant to feature any animal encounters or experiences on my blog because it’s not something I personall ..read more
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Durbanville Wine Valley’s Best Estate Picks
Tamlyn Amber Wanderlust – Travel Writing and Photography
by Tamlyn Ryan
5M ago
Since moving to the Northern Suburbs in 2017, I have been fortunate enough to visit several of the Durbanville Wine Valley’s most well-loved and popular estates. Some are new and upcoming, while others are longstanding favourites, littered with awards or which have glowingly stood the test of time. But, regardless of status or age, their incredible beauty, top class wines and fun atmospheres and experiences unify them in their specialness. I have not visited all the Durbanville Wine Valley estates as yet… So here are some of the lovely estates I have been to, with a focus on what makes each u ..read more
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Best Wedding Venues for Travellers in the Cape Winelands
Tamlyn Amber Wanderlust – Travel Writing and Photography
by Tamlyn Ryan
7M ago
As travellers, we get to experience some incredible destinations across the world. Yet few destinations are as meaningful as the one you choose to host your wedding at. With this in mind, I have put together a list of my favourite Cape Winelands wedding venues. Each of these venues has either been visited or vetted by yours truly, so I can personally attest to their quality. Scattered across South Africa’s most world-famous wine regions, these stunning destinations are individually unique, aesthetically appealing and professionally operated. Each estate and venue offers carefully curated packa ..read more
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My Best Things to Do Near Canal Walk
Tamlyn Amber Wanderlust – Travel Writing and Photography
by Tamlyn Ryan
7M ago
Century City and Canal Walk are two of the most popular attractions in the Mother City. Canal Walk Shopping Centre – famously known as the biggest shopping centre in Cape Town and loved for its Cape Venetian architecture style – offers a wealth of shopping and indoor activities to enjoy. While Century City – a modern, urban smart city – offers residential gems, events and plenty of outdoor- and indoor-attractions alike. In this post, I share my best things to do near Canal Walk and around Century City. 1) Explore Canal Walk Shopping Centre Growing up, I used to frequently visit Canal Walk. Ev ..read more
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Droom @ Die Meul: Making Culinary Dreams Happen in Philadelphia
Tamlyn Amber Wanderlust – Travel Writing and Photography
by Tamlyn Ryan
10M ago
Philadelphia is one of those small Western Cape villages, where, if you blink while driving past, you entirely miss it. While this tiny village is diminutive in size – with the opening of Droom @ Die Meul in March 2023, it has one of the best country culinary offerings around. You see, Droom @ Die Meul is bringing culinary dreams to life in the humble Western Cape village of Philadelphia.  Celebrating Dreams and Culinary Gems at Droom For a special anniversary, we decided to hunt around for a stunning, country-style eatery in the Western Cape. I had seen Droom praised on Instagram and af ..read more
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Best Cape Winelands Farm Shops
Tamlyn Amber Wanderlust – Travel Writing and Photography
by Tamlyn Ryan
11M ago
The Cape Winelands offers visitors and locals a treasure trove of food and drink experiences, outdoor adventure and Cape history but one of the most underrated wine farm offerings are local farm shops. My Pick of the Best Cape Winelands Farm Shops to Enjoy Personally, I love a wine farm shop almost as much as any other attraction on our local wine farms – and in this post, I share why. We look at wine farm shops across the Winelands – everything from local farm grocers and wine shops to local cheese shops brimming with local delicacies. Farm Grocer, Laborie (Paarl) After our first visit to La ..read more
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Interesting Day Trips Near Cape Town to Enjoy
Tamlyn Amber Wanderlust – Travel Writing and Photography
by Tamlyn Ryan
1y ago
Day trips are some of my favourite travel adventures. I am a sucker for road trips, hidden gems and new places and a day trip is the perfect chance to enjoy all this and more! Happily, there are so many interesting day trips near Cape Town for locals and tourists to enjoy. In this post, I cover some of my favourite day trips by region. This should help you get the most out of your day. My Most Interesting Day Trips Near Cape Town Whether you go wine farm hopping, dive into nature or road trip to your heart’s content, this post has something for everyone. What’s more, these day trips are perfec ..read more
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Sustainably Minded Wine Farms near Cape Town
Tamlyn Amber Wanderlust – Travel Writing and Photography
by Tamlyn Ryan
1y ago
With our planet under siege and threat from carbon emissions, wastage, single-use plastics and more, there can be no doubt that ‘going green’ is essential. In fact, this drive for more eco-friendly practices and methods needs our gravest support throughout every industry. In South Africa’s own wine industry, the threat of climate change is already apparent in the droughts, changing wine seasons, varying harvests, unseasonal rainfall, wild fires and sweltering temperatures we see each year. Yet, for years now, the wine industry has quietly shown the power of sustainably minded farming – through ..read more
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