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Wellness retreats

A space to retreat – the benefits of wellness getaways

From cleanses to silent meditation and spaces for ritual, wellness retreats are all the rage. What is the inspiration behind this approach to health, and what are the benefits of taking this particular kind...
green spaces

The power of green spaces

As it turns out, spending time in green spaces - even those within a city - has long-term health benefits. So, force yourself outside this winter, for the sake of your wellbeing. According to a...
Angsana Spa

The Vineyards’ eco-spa: Angsana

An afternoon at Angsana I’ve recently discovered is the only cure for a stressful week. Hands-down. What’s more, because we were there, they’re offering all Southern Vines readers a 15% off promotion, so for health’s sake...
Steenberg Spa

Winter rejuvenation in the vineyards at Steenberg Spa

Revitalise your body and mind in a refuge of utter rejuvenation by making Steenberg Spa an essential part of your winter survival kit. This haven of tranquillity amidst the vineyards in Constantia alongside the 5-star...
Catharinas Steenberg

Steenberg winter escape in Constantia vineyards

Escape the winter blues for a haven of tranquility in the vineyards and take advantage of fabulous seasonal offers at Steenberg, the Cape’s first registered farm just 30 minutes from the bustling heart of...
Barre Body

Barre Body – The New Buzz Word in the Burbs

Keen to get your body into shape while elongating your muscles and increasing your flexibility? Give Barre Body a go. And you won’t have to stand on your toes to feel the burn!  Let’s face...
Frozen banana smoothie with fig & chia seeds

Simply delicious and healthy recipes

Looking for inspiration for a feast that’s healthy and full of flavour? Charmaine Lilje, chef at Chardonnay Deli in Constantia, has put together some meat-free ideas made with fresh fruits and veggies. Whether you’re...
Meditation

Mindfulness and meditation: what’s the difference?

We look at the science and health benefits of these practices, and how to incorporate them in into daily life. With packed schedules and busy routines, most of us end up multitasking our way through...
Minimalism

Minimalism: what’s it all about?

With a shift towards simplicity, minimalism has become a trend with emotional and mental health benefits. Decluttering is certainly not a new concept, but the minimalist trend is gaining momentum around the world. With smaller...
Relax

Beat holiday stress

While the festive season is supposed to be a fun time, family holidays can also be a time of tension and stress. Here's how to avoid a meltdown and have a happy holiday. Most of...