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MY south africa picks by Kamogelo Mafokwane

Based between Johannesburg and London, luxury fashion writer Kamogelo Mafokwane founded the blog WILLKATE in 2014. What begun as a passion project exploring fashion, beauty and lifestyle has resulted in numerous high-profile collaborations with the likes of Cartier, Wolford, La Mer and Topshop Unique amongst many others. We thought there was no better girl to curate our latest Top 10 Guide to South Africa- to cheer up your January, here are Kamogelo's top picks.

1 FOUR SEASONS WEST-CLIFF, Johannesburg MY SOUTH AFRICA

Johannesburg: FOUR SEASONS WEST-CLIFF

"Sunday lunch and cocktails by the pool during the summer are one of my favourite spots to chill out. Ever."

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2 WINE FARMS MY SOUTH AFRICA

Western Cape: Waterford Wine Estate

"A glass a day, keeps the stress away! Drink your way to the wine lands for not an impeccable wine farm view but taste some of the worlds most incredible wine in Western Cape. Waterford Wine Estate is one of the best."

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3 HIKE UP LIONS HEAD MY SOUTH AFRICA

Cape Town: HIKE UP LIONS HEAD

"If you’re a sucker for views, then you have to hike up the Lion’s Head in Cape Town. You’re bound to fall in love with the insane view from the top."

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4 MARION ON NICOL MY SOUTH AFRICA

Johannesburg: MARION ON NICOL

"One of the few places in Johannesburg, you’re bound to always find me at is Marion On Nicol. Purely because of its interiors and insanely good service, food and view of the garden. This is a place, I never get tired of."

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5 LUMINANCE, HYDE PARK MY SOUTH AFRICA

Johannesburg: LUMINANCE, HYDE PARK

"If you’re looking for some international brands in Johannesburg such Alexander Wang, Balenciaga, Givenchy and more then Luminance is the place to spend your shopping money at. You can find some of the most exclusive and trendiest items here. - Don’t forget to request for personal shopping!"

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6 MARBLE, ROSEBANK MY SOUTH AFRICA

Johannesburg: MARBLE, ROSEBANK

"Food presentation, as well as taste, is a bonus for me - Marble in Johannesburg does both insanely well. And let’s not forget it's the coolest contemporary dining decor setting."

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7 TASHA’S FLAMINGO ROOM MY SOUTH AFRICA

Johannesburg: TASHA’S FLAMINGO ROOM

"If you love Sketch in London, then this is a Johannesburg place you’d love to eat at or have a couple of cute cocktails or stop by for their on-the go sweet treats. The flamingo room at Tashas’s is so cute and quiet inspirational for a quiet trendy lunch."

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8 BOULDER’S BEACH MY SOUTH AFRICA

Cape Town: BOULDER’S BEACH

"South of Cape Town this beach is filled with my black and white friends - the penguins. Definitely a must - visit for animal lovers. It’s so insanely cute!"

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9 SPA MY SOUTH AFRICA

Johannesburg:Saxon SPA

"If there is one place I love to get a spa at, is at Saxon. Forget, their insanely good massages, their massage rooms are massive yet comfortable."

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10 ROAD TRIP MY SOUTH AFRICA

Krugernational Park: ROAD TRIP

"Recently took a road trip for my birthday. If you’re in South Africa, you  MUST take a road trip we have the most amazing views whilst driving - not only that, but South Africa is really well-known for it’s safaris. If you love nature - this is for you! The Krugernational Park or North West Province with their game reserves are always a great choice."

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