Author: Lara Aspeling

Lara was born in Jo’burg and relocated to Cape Town several years ago, fulfilling a dream of making her favorite holiday destination her home. She's traveled in Europe, experiencing some of its magic and romance, only to become even more enchanted by the loveliness of our own backyard in South Africa, and the Western Cape in particular. Her passion for nature and desire to preserve it have always given her a zeal for exploration and discovery, making a story out of every adventure. She immerses herself in cultures, from the sights and sounds to the cuisine and creature comforts. When she's not taking photographs or sightseeing, she's at home with her husband, Steve, and their two fur children. She is a teacher, a gardener, a reader and a friend.

A truly tranquil escape – Cape Point Villa is an ‘oasis of calm’ you need to visit

Posted on Aug 21, 2019 by Lara Aspeling

Cape Point Villa overlooks the Cape Point Nature Reserve, with cascading mountains and fynbos, echoing a peaceful atmosphere...

Experience the charm of Kalk Bay and Chartfield Guest House

Posted on Aug 14, 2019 by Lara Aspeling

Kalk Bay in Cape Town was recently voted one of the ‘coolest’ suburbs in the world according to ...

The 12 Apostles review – An unforgettable luxury experience in Cape Town

Posted on May 17, 2019 by Lara Aspeling

Spectacular sunsets, breath-taking mountain views and a gorgeous escape even for Capetonians, the 12 Apostles Hotel and Spa ...

Val du Charron in Wellington is a ‘world away’ and well worth a visit

Posted on Oct 1, 2018 by Lara Aspeling

Val du Charron really is built around the panoramic vista and the fresh air with mountains in almost ...

Looking for relaxation? Visit the Mariner Guesthouse & mosey around Simon’s Town

Posted on Oct 1, 2018 by Lara Aspeling

The Mariner Guesthouse in Simon's Town overlooks the harbour and naval base and gives one a great overview ...

Enjoy deep-fried Bar Ones & curiosities galore at the Bay Harbour Market

Posted on Oct 1, 2018 by Lara Aspeling

Generous portions of nachos, hearty burgers, succulent lamb, fresh seafood, breakfast pizzas, delicious artisan soup and cheese sticks... ...

Review: Delish! Pina coladas & signature dishes at The 41 in Camps Bay

Posted on Oct 1, 2018 by Lara Aspeling

The 41 restaurant features a weekly jazz night on Thursdays, where various jazz trios give patrons another dimension ...

Wining, dining and ‘artjamming’ with Winchester Mansions

Posted on Jun 9, 2017 by Lara Aspeling

Having been to Harveys Restaurant on a couple of occasions, we were more than curious to stay at ...

South Beach – a shining jewel in Camps Bay

Posted on May 11, 2017 by Lara Aspeling

Just as we discovered on our first visit, South Beach is the perfect blend of comfort and style ...

Exploring Cape Town? Sleep soundly at the Park Inn in Newlands

Posted on Aug 12, 2016 by Lara Aspeling

The Park Inn by Radisson in Newlands is conveniently located in Cape Town's leafy green southern suburbs …

Review: South Beach – self-catering, luxury apartments in Camps Bay

Posted on May 27, 2016 by Lara Aspeling

The first thing you'll notice about South Beach is its amazing location ...

7 Reasons you need to visit the luxurious Taj Cape Town

Posted on Oct 26, 2015 by Lara Aspeling

Cape Town central’s most luxurious hotel, Taj Cape Town celebrated its fifth anniversary in September. All4Women travel reviewer, ...

10 Reasons to stay at the stylish Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront

Posted on Sep 11, 2015 by Lara Aspeling

The Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront in Granger Bay, Cape Town blends nautical charm with cosmopolitan ambience.

12 Reasons you should book your getaway at the nostalgic Rickety Bridge winery

Posted on Sep 7, 2015 by Lara Aspeling

Just three kilometres from the quaint, historical town of Franschhoek, against the slopes of the Franschhoek Mountains, Rickety ...

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