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About jezebel

Jess Henson is a world wide traveller, widely published media writer and social media strategist who has turned her lens local, and focuses on precise, uplifting coverage of products, services, places and people making an effort towards greater sustainability.


Putting down roots in healthy Cape Town cuisine (Plant Cafe review)

It’s my habit, when in foreign restaurants, to close my eyes and point at anything on the menu. It takes care of my illiteracy, and doesn’t take the mystery out of the meal. Of course, it works better for omnivores with tough stomachs, and I no longer qualify in that department. Eating out isn’t easy for plant-based junkies. Salads […]

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The Greyton Transition Town Project 1

 New knowledge and ability through tummies and trash The concept of community participation is one that enjoys much support in theory and far less in reality. Apart from awe at power and celebrity, online petitions and taxes, I mean. At some point, one realises that society, an apartheid legacy and the economy are just not […]


5 (green) reasons to stay at Fynbos Ridge, Plett

For every star on their five star rating, the folks at Fynbos Ridge have also made an effort to give you a first class, eco-conscious experience. It’s so seamlessly integrated; you may not notice it against the luxury finishes, fine gardens and delicious fare, so here are 5 reasons for the eco warrior to stay […]

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Living life naturally in rural Bereaville 2

 Live like a local on the gentle slopes of a colourful community   What does Bereaville look like? I arrived at night, so I had no idea at first. Horses at the bus stop. Pedestrians navigating by moonlight. By light of day few of the pale Greytonians I met even knew what I was talking […]


Class and comfort in an eco-strong stone cottage

Effort and elegance make a more sustainable holiday stay in Plettenberg Bay When I decorate my home, I’ll base it on Stone Cottage’s “eclectic elegance”.  Colourful but never cluttered, rustic but never rusty, its balance of antique and contemporary makes it a self-catered space that has everything you need – including hot water bottles. Place […]

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A new view at Buccaneers

It takes hard work and vision to build a world that works Getting lost in Cintsa is as easy as pronouncing its name is not – “Tsk”-IN-t-SAH. Along the way, you’ll see marvellous aberrations, I mean adaptations of the word on road signs advertising everything from trees to beer. Very entertaining.  Maybe that’s why I […]


Taking Time out in Treehaven, PLETT

The secret of the Garden Route is its surprises. Hanois Crescent winds up the side of a Plett hill that appears fairly ordinary and urban. Getting out at number 45 is a point of departure as well as arrival. You know that wands are made from trees, right? Maybe that explains the magic … Winding […]

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