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Birds, Bees and Butterflies

CapeTalk’s advice on how to fill your garden with bees, birds and butterflies. Invite the buzz, whir and tweet of some colourful little guests that will appreciate your garden as much as you do.

The Flowering Trees on Durban’s Berea

Durban has an irresistible vacation atmosphere, and is known for the idyllic beaches, its world-class surf spots and diverse cultural community, and of course, it’s subtropical climate.

A Total Facelift

“My grandparent’s apartment was stuck in a time warp,” said Jess Colepeper, “so we decided to do a total face lift."

Inspired by ancient ruins, Frankie Pappas crafts a green-roofed, brick guesthouse that connects deeply with nature.

Hidden amidst the dense trees of a private reserve in Waterberg, South Africa, is a long, narrow building that appears to grow from a steep cliff out into the treetops. Crafted from local brick that evokes the sandstone rock face and capped with a green roof, the House of the Tall Chimneys is a guesthouse by Johannesburg-based architecture studio Frankie Pappas that celebrates a visceral connection with nature.

Bathrooms Can Be Beautiful

The importance of a beautiful bathroom is a sound interior design strategy.

Willem Boshoff: Word Artist

He is one of South Africa’s foremost conceptual artists with a career spanning more than thirty years. Boshoff works in a variety of media which includes; sculpture, installation, performance and printmaking.

The Romance of an Age Gone By

Melvill & Moon is South Africa’s ‘retro safari brand. They manufacture high-end safari luggage, canvas seat covers, Campaign furniture and safari accessories.

The Heart of the Home

Perfecting your kitchen design is a big and exciting job – and can be expensive too. Hours can be spent dwelling over ‘mood boards’ and design variations, and there's no denying that it can get stressful.