• 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 ...
  • 10 Pamper-Perfect Spas in South Africa 10 Pamper-Perfect Spas in South Africa Combine your trip to South Africa with a relaxing, revitalising visit to a health spa and experience Africa at it's finest. Our favourite 10 Pamper-Perfect Spas in South Africa are ...
  • 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 ...
  • "World's most beautiful Cities" "World's most beautiful Cities" Open space makes Cape Town special. Renowned English sea navigator Sir Francis Drake once referred to Cape Town as the fairest cape in the world. The city houses the ...

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Missed some articles? View all posts published in June 2009 below.

Tuesday, 30 June 2009

Simply Stunning Stellenbosch

Tweet Beautiful Stellenbosch lies just 55 kilometres east of Cape Town sheltered in a valley surrounded by mountains that include the Papegaaiberg – little more than a hill in reality – the Stellenbosch Mountain, Jonkershoek Mountains and the Great Drakenstein Mountains. Stellenbosch is not only the second oldest European settlement in the Western Cape – it was founded […]

Tuesday, 30 June 2009

New Photographs of South Africa

Tweet Thanks to everybody that has taken the trouble to submit photographs to us. We’ve selected some of them to display at South Africa Photographs, July 2009. We’ll be uploading more as they come in. Please keep them coming! We particularly liked this one that came in today taken in the Drakensberg, KwaZulu Natal …

Monday, 29 June 2009

Photographers’ Competition July 2009 (closed)

Tweet Budding photographer? Submit your favourite photo of South Africa and win! Your photo will be featured and credited in our next newsletter and in line with our Theme for July 2009 (Celebrate All Things “Vino” in July), you’ll also win a case of wine. All the best photographs submitted will be featured here for […]

Monday, 29 June 2009
Celebrate All Things "Vino" in July

Wine Events in July

Tweet Just because you can’t make it to the Cape Winelands in July doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate South Africa’s great wines a little closer to your intended destination (or home if you are local). There are a few excellent events being held around the country that celebrate South African wines. Here’s a quick round […]

Monday, 29 June 2009
Celebrate All Things "Vino" in July

Things to Do in The Cape Winelands

Tweet You’ll be hard pressed to find a moment to put your feet up and relax in “couch potato” fashion if you are planning to spend time in the Cape Winelands. That’s not to say you won’t be relaxing … there are plenty of things to do that require minimum input for maximum return … […]

Monday, 29 June 2009
Celebrate All Things "Vino" in July

Winelands for Less

Tweet We’re all watching our budgets at the moment. But that doesn’t mean we can’t take a much deserved break. You just have to plan a little better and look around for the best deal. A weekend away doesn’t have to break the bank! While celebrating “all things vino” in July 2009, we thought we’d […]

Monday, 29 June 2009
Celebrate All Things "Vino" in July

Pop Your Cork!

Tweet If it’s superb viticulture you’re looking for, then spending some time exploring the Winelands of the Western Cape will definitely pop your cork. There are a staggering number of wine routes to choose from (around 560 wineries), most of which are little more than an hour, at most, out of Cape Town. And the […]

Monday, 29 June 2009

The Definitive Guide to Kalk Bay

Tweet Clutching sun faded towels and cloaked in floaty kaftans, the more adventurous residents of Kalk Bay make their daily pilgrimage down to the tidal pools that generously grace the False Bay coastline. Splashing in refreshingly cold sea water every morning could be the secret to the youth and vitality of the people in Kalk […]

Saturday, 27 June 2009

See Saldanha

Tweet The seaside town of Saldanha lies in the northern corner of the largest and deepest bay in South Africa and is a bustling harbour town with a thriving fishing industry with fish, crayfish, mussels, oysters and seaweed. Any visitor taking a walk amongst the fisherman when they bring in their catch is in for […]

Friday, 26 June 2009
Celebrate the Start of Winter in June

It’s Christmas in Tulbagh

Tweet It’s Winter in the Western Cape and Tulbagh is celebrating Christmas early by welcoming one and all to visit their town for a host of wonderful winter warmers this Saturday and Sunday (27-28 June 2009). Father Christmas will be there and you may even be able to take a trip with him down Church […]

Thursday, 25 June 2009

Stellenbosch Natural and Organic Farmers’ Market

Tweet Pick up freshly picked produce at the Stellenbosch Natural and Organic Farmers’ Market on the grounds of the Stellenbosch Waldorf School. The provenance of organic ingredients sold at this intimate little farm market (trading since 2001) adds simultaneously to the quality of taste and life. The passionate practice of pure pleasures and plantations are […]

Thursday, 25 June 2009

Real men’s health is not all push-ups and bench-presses!

Tweet We all know that the term ‘metrosexual’ is now a little passé, with few people even able to remember a time when guys didn’t cleanse and moisturise. We men, however, are still a little behind on the evolutionary ladder of bodily beauty. The spa experience, so loved by the men of ancient Rome for […]

Wednesday, 24 June 2009

Watch the Penguins Play

Tweet Things in life aren’t always black and white… except for the African Penguin. Of course things that are black and white leave little room for individuality… except for the African Penguin whose specific monochromatic markings are so unique that they personalise the birds like fingerprints on humans. What may seem like conservative tuxedo colouring […]

Wednesday, 24 June 2009

Time Out in Kommetjie

Tweet Separated from neighbouring towns by mountains and cliffs, the coastal town of Kommetjie offers its visitors a sense of undisturbed natural beauty and peaceful isolation. Situated between rural Noordhoek and the seaside town of Scarborough, the wilderness and foliage of the mountains preserved, and the stark contrast of the ocean, Kommetjie is a secret […]

Tuesday, 23 June 2009

Magical McGregor

Tweet The small town of McGregor is what most would call “off the beaten track”; aside from a small signpost on the N2 highway, there is almost no indication of its existence.  Perhaps because of its isolation and the inspiring natural surrounds, it has become somewhat of a haven for artists. The village lies at […]

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