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Grub’s up! Why dining at places like the Insect Experience might become the norm

Mario Barnard, the chef at The Insect Experience, brought the platter over to our table. On the wooden board, elegantly plated, was a serving of polenta chips with a homemade smoked tomato chilli chutney, basil pesto and cherry tomato tagliatelle and croquettes with tahini hummus topped with micro coriander. It looked like it could be a meal at any of the fine restaurants in Cape Town. The only difference? Nearly 50% of the food was made from bugs.  As their menu says, ‘Eating insects is a culinary experience, one that delights the taste buds and excites the senses. We...

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The Fearless Female Leaders of Faithful to Nature

We sat down with the two fearless female leaders of Faithful to Nature. Their dynamic and powerful personalities are the combo-force of where we’ve come from and where we are going. Driving excellence and female-empowerment in the workplace. When posed with the same set of questions this is what they had to say:  Robyn Smith, Founder of Faithful to Nature  Describe yourself in 3 words. Dynamic, Strong, a Seeker. What is one app on your phone that you can’t live without? Google Maps! I’m much happier singing out loud to the music in my car rather than to have...

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8 Epic Outdoor Documentaries to Inspire You

In October every year, the Banff Film Festival World Tour comes to South Africa. It showcases about 25 adventure films that focus on a range of themes such as climbing, skiing, kayaking, biking, adventure, culture, and the environment. The films, which vary from five to 45 minutes, show people doing tricks on mountain bikes you wouldn’t think possible, pulling off crazy skydiving stunts just for the hell of it and cutting insane ski lines down backcountry mountains. It’s impossible to walk out of their not amped to do something adventurous yourself. Unfortunately, it’s on just once a year. The...

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9 Tips for Hiking in Wet Weather

Rain has a bad reputation. Even though it’s just a bit of water falling out of the sky. And if you’re going to be in it, you might as well enjoy it. There are the puddles to jump in, the sound of raindrops bouncing off trees on their way down to earth and the fresh natural smells. The world is transformed when it rains – everything looks greener, the streams burble louder, the waterfalls gush and there’s the chance of a rainbow (or two)! No wonder children get such a kick out of playing in the rain. And if...

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The Best Wellness Festivals In The Country.

There are only two events that go beyond a retreat and enter into the realm of full-on wellness festivals. Set in beautiful locations and full of workshops, classes, markets and healthy eating options, these festivals are wonderfully inspiring and restorative experiences.

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