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Friday, 31 July 2009

Favourite South African Beaches

Tweet After this weeks cold spell, a day at the beach is probably not high on the agenda but summer will roll around again so here are a few of my favourite beaches … In the Overberg, Nanny’s Beach, also known as Kammabaai, is a well loved Hermanus beach.  A firm favourite for a family […]

Friday, 31 July 2009

Olifants River Meander

Tweet The Olifants River meanders through the valley bringing life to the surrounding area. Without the water this beautiful world of green, the heavy fragrance of the citrus groves that greet you as you drive along, the proud farming community with the renowned Groen Vallei wines would cease to exist. There are many beautiful villages […]

Friday, 31 July 2009

Jacobsbaai Photo

Tweet These photographs taken in Jacobsbaai (near Saldanha) on the Cape West Coast, were sent to us by Barbara Minnie in July 2009. Barbara took these photographs when a barge that was being towed by a tug boat dislodged and was stranded near Jacobsbaai …

Thursday, 30 July 2009

With Love From Shelley Point

Tweet It all started on a Friday afternoon with three great friends, off for a weekend of fun and birthday celebration. It was lunch time, the car was packed, the music was playing and our journey began. Before we left Cape Town we had to stop off for some essential padkos (quiches, bottled water and […]

Thursday, 30 July 2009

Jubilee Creek in Knysna

Tweet This interesting (and gorgeous) photograph was taken by Carmen Goodrich at Jubilee Creek in Knysna in the Garden Route. Jubilee Creek lies within the Knysna Forest and is the perfect spot for a romantic picnic …

Wednesday, 29 July 2009

Sports Wrap – What’s been happening and what’s coming up in SA Sports

Tweet 29 July – This week in South African Sports – Guy Mortimer reports on what’s been happening this past week and what’s coming up! Warren runs down the opposition Fleet-footed South African athlete Warren Hendricks (pictured) produced a sparkling performance at a Finnish Savo Games meeting in Lainlahti on Saturday when he stormed to victory in […]

Wednesday, 29 July 2009

Double Collared Sunbird Photo

Tweet This magnificent photograph of the Double Collared Sunbird was sent to us by Diane Morrison (who also submitted the spectacular photo of the Knysna Loerie). South Africa ranks as one of the top birding destinations in the world and its not difficult to see why when we see photos like this.

Tuesday, 28 July 2009

Win 2 nights at Award Winning Karkloof Spa (closed)

Win a fully inclusive 2-night getaway for 2 persons sharing at the 5-star graded, international award winning Karkloof Spa, Wellness & Wildlife Retreat in the KwaZulu Natal Midlands. Valued at R15960, the prize includes …

Tuesday, 28 July 2009
Eco-Tourism in August

How to Go Green

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Tweet The time is NOW, the colour is GREEN and the question is: “What are you doing to save our Planet?” Eco living is on everybody’s lips and if it isn’t, it should be! Recycling, conservation and renewable energy have been around for many years. Fossils fuels are polluting our environment and alternative energy sources […]

Tuesday, 28 July 2009
Eco-Tourism in August

South Africa Eco-Friendly Accommodations

Tweet Booking eco-friendly accommodation in South Africa doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice on comfort (though South Africa does offer a number of camping options should you want to “rough it”). More and more establishments in South Africa are adopting eco-friendly principles on varying scales. Whether subscribing to “green values”, “sustainable or responsible tourism” or […]

Tuesday, 28 July 2009
Eco-Tourism in August

Eco-Tourism Western Cape – Eco-Friendly Activities in the Western Cape

Tweet We start our eco-tour of South Africa in Cape Town, voted one of the world’s top 10 green cities – the US think tank Ethisphere Institute named Cape Town as a centre of global sustainability. The “Mother City”, so blessed with natural beauty, offers a multitude of outdoor activities which can be enjoyed guilt-free. […]

Tuesday, 28 July 2009
Eco-Tourism in August

Are you a “Responsible” Traveller?

Tweet Are you a responsible traveller? Believe in travelling green? When travelling in South Africa, you can travel responsibly, travel green and give back to communities, by choosing providers who subscribe to the ethos of eco-tourism (see: What is Eco-Tourism?). How to Travel Green: book eco-friendly accommodations get around responsibly trains offer economical travel with […]

Tuesday, 28 July 2009
Eco-Tourism in August

Karkloof Spa – Ecology and Wildlife Management

Tweet Article by Karkloof Spa, Natal Midlands At Karkloof Spa we are proud to be custodians of an extraordinarily beautiful piece of land. It is one which reflects changing moods and colour palettes, according to the seasons, and which supports a large variety of plants, mammals, birds, insects, fish and other creatures. Unfortunately, as is the […]

Tuesday, 28 July 2009
Eco-Tourism in August

What is Eco-Tourism?

Tweet Ecological tourism or eco-tourism is a highly popular term and possibly one of the most misused in the travel industry. It should describe travel to fragile areas where the fauna, flora and cultural heritage are the main reasons for travel. Essentially eco-tourism protects and empowers local people and natural areas, and at the same […]

Tuesday, 28 July 2009
Eco-Tourism in August

Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability at Mosaic Farm

Tweet “The term ‘green’ certainly can be misused”, says Kathryn Johnson of Mosaic Farm, one of the few true eco-tourism establishments in South Africa. Surrounded by the whale watching paradise of Walker Bay Beach and the majestic Overberg Mountains, Mosaic Farm (near Stanford) perfectly blends the glories of nature with fine country living and superb […]