The month of November often goes by a different moniker: “Movember”. This is the time of the year when many South African men sport a moustache to raise awareness for men’s health issues, including prostate cancer and mental health. Turn to page 37 to read more about this campaign, and how you can be part of the mo’ movement.
Still focusing on health, in this month’s edition of PREMIER, we have profiled one of the country’s most famous healthy exports: rooibos tea. Across South Africa, many people have a box of rooibos tea in their kitchen cupboard – not only is it a refreshing choice of drink, but the health benefits of enjoying a cup of rooibos tea are numerous. Turn to page 73 to read more about this wonder herb in Brew a Cup of Health.
To assist you in daydreaming about the upcoming holiday season, we have a plethora of exciting travel destinations in this month’s pages.
Travel writer Michèle Meyer, recently went on a sailing expedition through France, bobbing along picturesque landscapes and fairy-tale homes. Accompanied by bottles of French wine, good friends, and French baguettes, this adventure through 50 locks turned out to be a holiday that will not easily be forgotten. Read more in Float your Boat in Burgundy on page 34.
If you are looking for a travel adventure slightly closer to home, but one which still requires you to get your passport stamped, the Kingdom of Swaziland offers gorgeous landscapes and a warm culture in which to revel. Features Editor, Monique Vanderlinden, recently spent some time in this landlocked country near Nelspruit, and was so amazed by what she experienced, that she has made it her mission to return. To read more about her Swazi journey, turn to A Kingdom of Adventure on page 52.
The picturesque village of Franschhoek in the Western Cape has long been an ideal holiday destination for many because of its beautiful surroundings, world-class wine estates, excellent restaurants, and premier accommodation options. Bringing all this together on one property is Leeu Estates. Here, the stunning landscapes and views merge with the lush suites, award-wining winery, and sublime restaurant to create an estate that ticks all the five-star holiday boxes. Turn to The Crème De La Crème of Luxury on page 44 to read more.
I hope that you enjoy this edition of PREMIER; safe travels!