South Africa's maverick winemakers

South Africa's maverick winemakers

Maverick local winemakers are pushing the boundaries of viticulture and oenology in a bid to discover new terroir, redefine the concept of winemaker, and force us to rethink our connection with the vineyards. 

Spice of life

Spice of life

Leave the sun lounger behind on your next visit to Mauritius and rather soak up the island's rich culinary heritage.

Swinging South Africa

Swinging South Africa

Forget the beaches of the towns or the great food... I packed my clubs and took a tour through a handful of the Garden Route's top golf courses. 

 

The (iron) road to Bagan

The (iron) road to Bagan

Why fly, when you can rattle and roll along iron tracks for 18 hours? Good question, I thought, stepping on board the overnight express from Yangon to Bagan…

The bay of plenty

The bay of plenty

Day-trippers and holidaymakers quickly fall in love with the quaint coastal suburbs lining False Bay, but few stop to consider the watery wilderness right in front of them... 

The Milky Way

The Milky Way

I threw caution to the wind, and myself down the slopes, on a visit to a brand new ski resort in northern Italy.

The salty kiss of Islay

The salty kiss of Islay

A love affair with the 'Queen of the Hebrides' takes time. She hides her charms behind a flinty exterior of rough seas and bogs and grey clouds, just as her single malts ward off undetermined suitors with a veil of iodine, sea salt and peat.

The secret garden

The secret garden

With minimalist décor and a suitably Zen ambience, Kyoto Garden Sushi certainly lives up to its name. But there’s far more to this humble Japanese restaurant than artfully sliced sashimi and perfect rice... 

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.