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Jozi Tours

Why are we so excited about the City Sightseeing red buses launching in Johannesburg in 2013? Well the answer is obvious.  Johannesburg’s inner-city is one of the most dynamic and exciting places to visit in all of South Africa. Sure, it may not be as picturesque as the landscapes of the Drankensberg, the Western Cape or Swellendam and yes, travellers love seeing these astoundingly beautiful places. Yet, visitors sometimes leave South Africa with great memories of scenic places without having had the opportunity to get to understand the country, its people and culture. For anyone who truly...

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Mullineux wine at Augusta’s African Kitchen

New at Augusta's African Kitchen is the Mullineux Family Kloof Street Chenin Blanc. We can safely say that we are the only establishment in town who carries this amazing product - we also have a few bottles of their simply gorgeous Three Foxes Darling Sangiovese, which is as cool as the name suggests. Mullineux is a small, highly focused Family winery based in the village of Riebeek Kasteel producing a select Family of hand-crafted wines from the granite and shale based terroirs of the Swartland Region of South Africa. They are also great friends, excellent parents, good dog owners and the nicest...

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Pomegranate Crazy

Beating the fruit

Still developing the PASSIONATE POMEGRANATE range of products, today was the photoshoot at the farm - Judi Rebstein and I enjoyed a very relaxed late-morning discussing the range and the launch programme. We also stocked up on some juice, so if you are staying at Augusta or eating at Old Gaol, be sure to try some of this amazing product. Intriguing, refreshing, delicious: pomegranate juice is all-natural. To ensure that you get the most wholesome product possible, they only use fresh juice. They do not add any preservatives or additives, nor do they apply any heat treatment (pasteurizing). Pomegranate...

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A note from new friends in Orlando

Staff member Melanie in the kitchen, image by George Irwin

We were lucky enough to spend 2 nights here at the end of June, the guest house is charming and we would love to return for a longer visit another time. The reception area and main part of the guest house is in a home that was built in 1802, it has been restored and transformed into a unigue and stylish boutique-like inn. The salon/living room is a decorator's delight with a mix of old and new, a timeless room that says "welcome" in a sophisticated and beautiful manner. We stayed in one of the garden cottages, very tastefully furnished and decorated with our own wood burning fireplace and a VERY...

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