September 2016 archive

Cape Dutch Architecture in Stellenbosch

Bites and sites on the streets of Stellenbosch

The pilgrimage to Stellensbosch is one all self-respecting foodies visiting South Africa should make. The vibrant university town in South Africa’s Western Cape province is not only home to some of South Africa’s best food and artisanal producers, but is conveniently plonked (if you’ll pardon the pun) amongst hundreds of wineries. Indeed there are so […] Read more…

Robben Island's Maximum Security Prison, Cape Town

A pilgrimage to Robben Island, Cape Town

They say that nobody comes back from a journey the way they began it. Nowhere has this proved, at least for me, more prophetic than Cape Town, a diverse and impossibly beautiful city that is dominated by a legendary mountain and the spectre of Nelson Mandela. It was here, on Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela served 18 of […] Read more…

Cannoli platter at The Sawmill Pymble

Raffles reviews: The Sawmill, Pymble

I really love Italian food… and saws, so I was really excited to try The Sawmill, Pymble, a new restaurant that is so cool it looks more like a place you’d find in the city than one hidden away in a quiet street in the suburbs. The place was packed on a weeknight with people on […] Read more…