Tipping in South Africa

Date posted: June 10, 2020 | Author: Denis Stupan

Travel introduces you to a whole new world of culture and history, and without a little background on the place you’re visiting it can be tough to know what’s expected of you as a guest.

Tipping is one of those things that is different all over the world, and it can be awkward trying to figure out etiquette and local customs.

We asked some local experts to weigh in, and provide the official guide to tipping in South Africa.

South Africa has a tipping culture, and the general rule is we start at 10%. Many people who work in the service industry rely on these tips to make a living wage, so often tips are higher than 10%. [Read more]

Who claims popcorn does not fit with wine?

Date posted: February 22, 2020 | Author: Denis Stupan

Experience the contrary at Stellenbosch Hills estate. Polkadraai & Popcorn is a wine and popcorn pairing, designed to bring out the best flavours in each other. For R55 per person, you can taste four wines from the estate’s Polkadraai wine range, paired perfectly with flavoured gourmet popcorn.


Which do you think would pop for you? The Sauvignon blanc brut, which has notable fruit flavours, with coconut and chia seed popcorn, or the Chenin blanc with salted caramel popcorn? Maybe you’re more of a red wine person, in which case you’ll love the berry-inspired rose complemented by cinnamon and pretzel popcorn, or the pinotage and dark chocolate popcorn combination.

Tastings occur at the Stellenbosch Hills winery, which is open Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm, and Saturdays from 10am to 3pm. Bookings are highly recommended as sessions fill up quickly.

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Night markets in Cape Town

Date posted: January 15, 2020 | Author: Denis Stupan

Who doesn’t love a night market? Festive music, blazing fires, the sizzle of saucepans on open flames, delicious aromas wafting through the air, and crowds jostling for a seat at the communal table (okay, the last bit we can do without). Much to do and to explore.

Source: Inside Guide


In summer, when you’re looking for a low-key evening out – without a hefty bill and having to make a reservation beforehand – there’s hardly a better way to do so than at a night market.

No mess, no fuss, and no dishes to wash up after. Plus, nothing comes close to enjoying a meal under a starlit sky.

[Click] for a list of night markets in the Cape.

Enjoying sunset at a rooftop bar

Date posted: December 19, 2019 | Author: Denis Stupan

When the golden hour descends, it can only mean one thing: it’s rooftop time in the Mother City!

source: Inside Guide

Perched high above the sweltering, traffic-infested streets, these sky-high watering holes provide vertical respite from the chaos below, offering fresh air, stellar views, a lively atmosphere, and a selection of crafty cocktails, to boot.

There are plenty of rooftop bars in Cape Town. Do you already have a favourite one? Do you know them at all?

In any case: Don’t miss it! [Read more]


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