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Thursday, 31 July 2008

New Flea Market in Durban

Tweet Durban’s Newest Flea Market opens Sunday 3 August – Don’t miss the 1st Umkhumbane Flea Market on Sunday 3 August! It’s on the corner of Booth and Bellair Roads just a short drive from the Pavilion or the University. Shop for curios, clothing, jewellery and home décor items, try a traditional herbal cure or […]

Wednesday, 30 July 2008

Swellendam – A Swell Weekend Getaway

Tweet The small town of Swellendam, is located approximately half way between Cape Town and Mossel Bay on the N2 highway.You will know you are reaching the town when you pass over the Breederivier, and see the Ostrich processing facility on the right hand side, approaching from Cape Town. To reach the main road of […]

Tuesday, 29 July 2008

De Hoop Nature Reserve

Tweet De Hoop Nature Reserve is roughly three hours drive from Cape Town and just east of the town of Bredasdorp. The Reserve covers an area of 34,000 hectares and one of the favorite destinations for those who want to spend time away from frenetic city life. The reserve offers diverse scenery for hikers, bikers […]

Monday, 28 July 2008

Design for sustainable living expo in Hermanus

Tweet There is something so exciting about this time of year. Yes, it rains a great deal in the Western Cape (who’s complaining, it’s not like we get a lot!) but it’s also the time of the coming of the whales to our shores. I love the whales. These beautiful, gentle, giants show utter trust […]

Monday, 28 July 2008

Hout Bay – a Delightful Hideaway

Tweet Hout Bay gained its name from early Dutch settlers in the Cape. It literally means Wood Bay, for the timber they gathered there to construct the early buildings in the Cape. After a brief period where the area was used for Manganese mining, the still-existent fishing industry was founded. One of the main attractions […]

Sunday, 27 July 2008

The Westcliff’s Chocolate Afternoon Teas

Tweet July to September 2008: Chocolate is especially irresistible when it is enjoyed with the gloriously warm Highveld winter sun streaming through the windows of The Westcliff’s Conservatory. Which explains why The Westcliff’s Winter Chocolate Afternoon Teas are such a popular treat for not only chocolate lovers but for anyone who is passionate about the […]

Saturday, 26 July 2008

Oxpecker Research Facility unveiled at Mokopane

Tweet Oxpecker Research Facility unveiled at Mokopane: The National Zoological Gardens of South Africa’s Mokopane Centre unveiled its custom-designed oxpecker facility on Friday 18th July 2008. This facility is for the research of Red-billed Oxpeckers with the aim of breeding and relocating these endangered birds to areas throughout South Africa. In the 1900’s oxpecker numbers […]

Wednesday, 23 July 2008

Wacky & Wonderful Robertson!

Tweet Located in the foothills of the Langeberg Mountains, on Route 62 between Worcester and Swellendam, is the small town of Robertson. With a history spanning more than 150 years, having been founded in 1853, the town has plenty to offer, despite only having a population in the region of 17 000 people. Many of […]

Tuesday, 22 July 2008

The Transkei

Tweet When driving towards the Transkei, particularly between East London and the Kei River crossing, it almost seems as if you are entering another country. This, you can tell, is wild, untamed country. Whereas en route to Transkei you will travel through towns and cities much like any other in South Africa, when you get […]

Thursday, 17 July 2008

Exploring the Cederberg

Tweet Many people remember being a teenager with a fond, misty, sentimental look on their face. I for one am lucky to crack a grimace at some of the downright outrageous things I got up to during those years. Like the time my friends and I decided to go camping in the Cederberg. At the […]

Wednesday, 16 July 2008
Adventures in South Africa

Diving in Cape Town

Tweet Silently balancing in a state of almost complete weightlessness, the dark water moving around you, it can feel almost meditative. Here, in the quiet depths of the ocean, you are forced to ignore your often hyperactive, chattering mind and just focus on the dive, all your attention focused on absorbing the strange and sometimes […]

Tuesday, 15 July 2008

Blackheath Lodge in Sea Point

Tweet Blackheath Lodge is, quite simply, an indulgence. Set snug up against Signal Hill in Sea Point, Cape Town, this Victorian style, spacious home has been converted into a guest house deluxe with first rate service and that something ‘extra’ that comes from its gracious and downright affable host, Antony. Blackheath Lodge is a gorgeous […]

Wednesday, 9 July 2008

Exploring the Cango Caves

Tweet The KhoiSan used the Cango Caves thousands of years ago as shelter but nobody else realized the beauty under the limestone ledge until the curiosity of a farmer in 1780 made him lower himself into the caves to investigate. For the first time his dim torch showed an awesome splendour that still takes the […]

Tuesday, 8 July 2008

Hermanus Whale-Crier

Tweet Until fairly recently it was unknown to all but locals, but mention the small South Africa coastal town of Hermanus anywhere in the world today and someone will have heard about the village, and no doubt, the whales. Whales are one of the most popular and well known attractions on offer in this small […]

Friday, 4 July 2008

Hot Springs in the Western Cape

Tweet Hot springs have long been known to have beneficial effects on health, as well as a relaxing, rejuvenating way to while away time. High in natural minerals due to geothermal activities deep below the ground, which causes the water that bubbles up through the earth to be heated, their waters are thought to provide […]

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