Meet the elders

Meet the elders

After years of ripping out old vies to increase yields, South African winemakers and viticulturists are slowly changing tack, recognising the potential of older vines in crafting world-class wines. 

More than pub grub

More than pub grub

It’s impossible to visit London without enjoying a pint – and a bite to eat – ‘down the pub’. But not all pubs are created equal, so I took a wander through London to track down the capital’s best gastro-pubs; where fine food and real ale live happily ever after…

Old city, new look

Old city, new look

There’s more to Amsterdam than the over-hyped Red Light District and coffee shops that don’t sell coffee. Unless you have a rucksack on your back, rather seek out these highlights of the Dutch capital…

Pure island escapism

Pure island escapism

I could get used to this. And by this, I mean the seaplane transfers that swoop low over palm-fringed atolls lined by luxury resorts on seas the colour of Bombay Sapphire. Welcome to the Maldives, where the living is easy...

Review: Foliage, Franschhoek

Review: Foliage, Franschhoek

What does Franschhoek taste like? If restaurants had terroir then I’d say it’s to be found at the top of town, in a kitchen where you’re as likely to find a basket of pine needles and freshly picked ferns alongside a fillet of yellowtail. 

Roving with Rovos

Roving with Rovos

There are few better ways to cross South Africa than aboard the most luxurious train in Africa as it trundles through the 'big sky' country of the Great Karoo.

Sea sells Sauv Blanc

Sea sells Sauv Blanc

The R362 from Lutzville to Doringbaai isn’t exactly what you’d call vineyard country, but I discovered outstanding Sauvignon Blanc just metres from the icy Atlantic.

Shark tale

Shark tale

With luxury resorts and an abundance of aquatic adventure, Richard Holmes can’t stop smiling when he’s in the Maldives…

Who is OnAnotherPlane...

RIchard Holmes headshot web smallRichard Holmes is a freelance travel, food and lifestyle writer based in Cape Town, South Africa. His work on African and international destinations has appeared in a wide range of consumer publications both in South Africa and abroad.