• 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 August 2009 below.

Monday, 31 August 2009
South African Hiking Trails

Waterworks Museum Hike, Cape Town

Tweet The Waterworks Museum Hike is a wonderful 12km walk starting at the top of Table Mountain (at the cable car station) and ending at Constantia Nek.  With a bit of preparation and planning, you could work it that you only spend about five minutes walking uphill and the rest is flat or downhill walking […]

Monday, 31 August 2009

Cape Horticultural Society’s Spring Flower and Garden Show

Tweet For new information about upcoming shows see: Cape Horticultural Society’s Flower & Garden Show Spring Fever is in the air! Why not visit the Cape Horticultural Society’s Spring Flower and Garden Show? Scheduled for Sat 19th and Sunday 20th September at the Alphen Centre in Constantia, this regular Celebration of Spring features a display […]

Monday, 31 August 2009

Cape Floral Kingdom Photo

Tweet Todays photo is of the view from Cape Town’s Silvermine Nature reserve towards the False Bay coastline. The Silvermine Reserve straddles the mountain, from the winding Ou Kaapse Weg (Old Cape Road) on the Tokai, Constantia and Westlake side of the mountain, over the peak of the mountain, and into Noordhoek, Sun Valley and […]

Friday, 28 August 2009

Cape Town Jazz Safari

Tweet Reviewed by the New York Times as ‘gritty authenticity’ and revered by the locals as authentic grooves, easy listening in Cape Town is a musical must. Take in live jazz in the living rooms of living musicians. Sit at the dining room table that comforts the local jazzing legends of moody tunes and absorb […]

Friday, 28 August 2009

Cederberg Photographs

Tweet Our photographs today were taken in the Cederberg in the Olifants River Valley of the Western Cape. The Cederberg is a wilderness area dominated by a craggy mountain range and a nature reserve that stretches from the Middelberg Pass at Citrusdal to just north of the Pakhuis Pass at Clanwilliam – over 70,000 hectares […]

Thursday, 27 August 2009
Adventures in South Africa

Fly Away Weekend to Zebula Golf Estate

Tweet Fly Away Weekend to Zebula Golf Estate and Spa – (By Debbie from Johannesburg): Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did – so explore, dream, discover – and this is exactly what NAC Training does at least once a […]

Thursday, 27 August 2009

Get Creative with Dangerous Creatures

Tweet It is time to put your creative thinking caps on for the fourth uShaka Marine World Body Art competition taking place on Saturday 12 September 2009. This competition takes place at the uShaka Village Walk so bring the whole family for a day of fun. This year the theme is “Dangerous Creatures” and artists […]

Thursday, 27 August 2009

African Wild Cat Photographs

Tweet These photographs of an African Wild Cat were taken at the Emdoneni Cat Rehabilitation Centre in Hluhluwe, KwaZulu Natal. Apart from the obvious difference in their ear coloration and the longer legs, the African Wild Cat is easily mistaken for a domestic cat. Interbreeding is possible as they are so closely related to domestic […]

Wednesday, 26 August 2009

Win 3 Nights at 5-Star Zebula Golf Estate & Spa (closed)

Tweet Win a 3 night getaway to the only 5-star graded Country Club, Game Lodge and Spa in southern Africa, Zebula Golf Estate & Spa located in the African Bushveld, in the shadows of the Waterberg mountain range in the Limpopo Province. Valued at R11000, the prize includes: accommodation for 2 people sharing for 3 […]

Wednesday, 26 August 2009
Adventures in South Africa

Upcoming Adventurers’ Events

Tweet We’re celebrating Adventures in South Africa this coming month and in keeping with the theme, have listed some notable events that adrenalin-seekers, sportsmen and adventurers may be interested in. Remember, you don’t need to compete to join in on the fun – spectators most welcome! Come and cheer them across the finish line and […]

Wednesday, 26 August 2009
Adventures in South Africa

Specials in September 2009

Tweet Every month we bring you a few budget savers that prove it’s more affordable than ever to treat yourself to a well deserved break. This month is no exception. As we’re celebrating Adventures in South Africa in September, we thought we’d bring you special offers from hotels, lodges and other accommodation establishments which also […]

Wednesday, 26 August 2009
Spring has Sprung

Spring Festivals and Flower Shows

Tweet Spring is round the corner, even though it might not feel like it is, and in celebration of Spring it’s a good time to let you know about some of the Spring Festivals and flower shows happening in South Africa in the coming weeks …

Wednesday, 26 August 2009
Adventures in South Africa

Cape Town Kitesurfing Photographs

Tweet Todays photographs are of kitesurfers in Bloubergstrand, Cape Town. Cape Town is considered on of the best kitesurfing destinations in the world and profesional kitesurfers from around the world converge on Cape Town annually from October to March to train …

Wednesday, 26 August 2009

This Week in South African Sports – 26 August 2009

Tweet Rich medal haul for South African trio in Berlin Mbulaeni Mulaudzi had the last laugh at the World Athletics Championships at the Olympic Stadium in Berlin on Sunday when he ran a superb 800m race to clock 1 min, 45.29 secs to secure a gold medal for South Africa. Mulaudzi did not run particularly […]

Tuesday, 25 August 2009
Adventures in South Africa

High Altitude, High Energy Fun

Tweet Exploring the “Wild Side of the Drakensberg” by foot, pedal, hoof and paddle – Are you looking for adventure, exhilaration and variety from your next holiday? Wild Mountain Adventures based in the stunning Eastern Cape Highlands has the perfect answer. Their ‘High 5’ adventure trail offers you the chance to explore “The Wild Side […]