• Bitten by the whale watching bug Bitten by the whale watching bug We don’t realise how lucky we are in South Africa, and in particular the Western Cape, to have the mightiest of the marine mammals visit our coastline between every year ...
  • The Whale Trail The Whale Trail The Whale Trail is not a new trail, having been around since about 2002, but it has become extremely popular. It is truly a unique experience, perhaps comparable with ...
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  • Locals share their favourite getaways Locals share their favourite getaways We ask 30 local South Africans to share their favourite holiday destinations and getaways with us. From the more popular destinations like Knysna and the Kruger Park to ...
  • The Oude Skip hike The Oude Skip hike The Oude Skip walk shares portions of its hike with the larger Karbonkelberg Traverse, which is roughly seven hours of hard walk from Hout Bay harbour to Llandudno ...
  • 10 Amazing Game Lodges 10 Amazing Game Lodges South Africa is world renowned for her game reserves and wildlife. The lodges which allow us to experience these in luxury are no less awe inspiring. Our favourites are ...
  • 101 Things to Do with Kids in Cape Town 101 Things to Do with Kids in Cape Town As much as your kids will tell you they can’t wait for the school holidays, the words "I’m bored" inevitably cross their lips. Our "101 things to do with kids in Cape Town" will ...
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Missed some articles? View all posts published in October 2008 below.

Wednesday, 29 October 2008

Ceres – it’s not just about the Fruit

Tweet Ceres, in the Western Cape, is named for the Roman goddess of the harvest and plenty. Living up to this name, the town has a reputation as one of the best fruit growing areas in South Africa, and accounts for a large amount of the production of deciduous and other fruit in the Cape. […]

Tuesday, 28 October 2008

Long Beach Noordhoek

Tweet There is a beach that will always take my breath away, no matter how many times I’ve seen it. Long Beach, in Noordhoek, located on the Southern Peninsula of Cape Town, en route to Cape Point, is named as such for its great expanse and stretch, right through to Kommetjie. The beach is not […]

Tuesday, 28 October 2008

The KwaZulu Natal South Coast

Tweet It is easy, when driving through most of the South Coast area of KwaZulu Natal, to imagine that you have been transported to a tropical island. Roads are edged with lush green vegetation, or the ubiquitous sugar cane and banana plantations. Towns such as Umkomaas, renowned for its angling, as well as a top […]

Monday, 20 October 2008

Glorious Gordons Bay

Tweet Glorious Gordons Bay: The area known today as Gordon’s Bay was named after Captain Robert James Gordon, an officer in the Dutch East India Company, who explored the area in 1778, however, for many years before that, the area was known as Fish Hoek – the same name as another town on the opposite […]

Friday, 17 October 2008

Neighbourgoods Market in Cape Town

Tweet The Neighbourgoods Market in Cape Town based at ‘The Old Biscuit Mill’ in Woodstock, is Cape Town’s answer to world renowned markets such as Portobello Market in the U.K. It has a dedicated following of fashionistas, families, chefs, singeltons, hippies, yuppies and just about any other person who appreciates great food and atmosphere and […]

Thursday, 16 October 2008

Franschhoek Reviewed – Heads we take the N1, Tails the N2

One sunny morning, two national highways that lead you to Franschhoek and three reasons to visit; in order of appearance scenery, wine and food. Be warned though what starts as a happy breakfast will evolve into an even happier lunch and a borderline ecstatic dinner …

Wednesday, 15 October 2008

Back from Rocking the Daisies

Tweet Starting just three years ago, the folk and rock festival, Rocking the Daisies, has fast become one of the best music festivals in South Africa. It takes place on a farm in Darling, on the West Coast, and is one hours drive from Cape Town, making it a pleasure to attend for most locals. […]

Tuesday, 14 October 2008

Festivals in the Cape

Tweet The amazing variety of festivals in and around the Western Cape is evidence of the fact that Capetonians like to celebrate. Having recently experienced the epic, eco-friendly Rocking the Daisies music festival in Darling, I can attest to the fact Cape Town’s party spirit is alive and well. Capetonians don’t just rock ‘n roll […]

Thursday, 2 October 2008

Majestic Muizenberg

Tweet With the faded opulence of its grand old manor houses lining the seafront, its retro children’s playgrounds and vintage soft drink advertisements that have been bleached by the sun, Muizenberg wears its past on its sleeve and seems akin to stumbling upon a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party! One can easily imagine the sight of […]