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Wednesday, 30 September 2009

Proteas choke yet again and other sporting news …

Tweet Proteas choke yet again in major tournament The Proteas failed to shake off their unpleasant label of chokers with regard to their performances in major International Cricket Council (ICC) tournaments, when they were unceremoniously bundled out of the ICC Champions trophy in Centurion on Sunday. Graeme Smith’s men were defeated by a resurgent England […]

Wednesday, 30 September 2009

Why support organic and local, and where to get it in Cape Town

Tweet Everyone’s talking organic and local. Eating organic is obviously a lot better for you, given the lack of chemicals used in growing the food. But is it always the best choice for the planet? And where do you go to find it? Organic produce is important. We have spent a great deal of the […]

Wednesday, 30 September 2009

Spring Photos of the Kirstenbosch Gardens

Tweet Spring has sprung in Cape Town’s favourite garden – Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden is world renowned for the beauty and diversity of the Cape flora it displays and for the magnificence of its setting against the eastern slopes of Table Mountain …

Tuesday, 29 September 2009
Spring has Sprung

October Specials

Tweet In celebration of Spring and all that the coming Summer months offer us, we’ve put together a list of specials in destinations offering something “summery”. All specials listed below are valid for the month of October 2009 (unless otherwise specified) and are subject to availability. The first thought of Spring brings to mind the […]

Tuesday, 29 September 2009

Win a 2 Night Getaway to the Big 5 Pilanesberg Park (closed)

Tweet WIN a 2-night getaway to Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge in the malaria-free, Big 5 Pilanesberg National Park, in the North West Province of South Africa, sponsored by South African Golfing & Safari Tours and SA-Venues.com. The 4 star, family-friendly Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge is situated approximately 2 hours drive from OR Tambo International Airport […]

Tuesday, 29 September 2009
Spring has Sprung

October Events and Festivals

Tweet To celebrate the full effect of Spring here are a few suggestions of popular annual events and festivals happening around South Africa in October. Western Cape Events Make your way to the charming town of Standford for the Glendower Bird Fair from the 1st to the 4th October. Again sponsored by Glendower Whisky and […]

Monday, 28 September 2009
South African Hiking Trails

Orange Kloof Forest Trail

Tweet The day was perfect for a hike – cool winds and blue skies overhead – and our group set off in anticipation of cool forests, mountain streams and beautiful views. We weren’t disappointed. Orange Kloof is a particularly beautiful, protected area above Hout Bay, which we entered via the Constantia Nek parking lot, through […]

Monday, 28 September 2009

International Poetry Festival in Durban

Tweet Poetry, the stringing of words together in a rhythmical pattern that evokes emotion and reaction can be a performance, a reading of a rhyme or a completely personal experience. From 5 to 10 October 2009 the 13th International Poetry festival in Durban will showcase poetry from all around South Africa, Africa and the world.

Monday, 28 September 2009

Muizenberg Photographs

Tweet Photographs taken on a Sunday morning in Muizenberg. Linked to the surfing culture, Muizenberg’s waves are dotted with surfers of all ages on any given day, waiting for their moment to experience the feeling. Muizenberg is an eclectic beach-side suburb on the False Bay Coast in Cape Town, with a colourful mix of history, […]

Friday, 25 September 2009

Popular Cape Town Family-friendly Restaurants

Tweet Cape Town offers some beautiful locations to spend time with your family in a relaxing and playful atmosphere. On a constant quest to find perfect family spots offering healthy child-friendly food with an appetizing menu for adults, set in pleasant surrounds with play areas, here are some of the best experiences on offer … […]

Friday, 25 September 2009

Posticino in Sea Point

Tweet Its official; I LOVE Posticino!  It was the first restaurant I had dinner at when I moved to Cape Town nearly three years ago and although I am not a regular visitor (I live in the Southern Suburbs and Posticino is across town on the Atlantic Seaboard), whenever I find myself on that side […]

Friday, 25 September 2009

Table Mountain by Greg Lumley

Tweet Table Mountain photographs by popular Cape Town wedding photographer, Greg Lumley. Table Mountain has made it into the final round of the New 7 Wonders of Nature contest – so may we take this opportunity to remind you to vote!

Thursday, 24 September 2009

Self-drive the Mpumalanga Escarpment Route

Tweet Take a little escape on the Escarpment Route in Mpumalanga, a specific section of the greater Panorama Route. Buckle up and head out on the road of the ‘land of the rising sun’ with a journey departure timed with the sunrise. An early start ensures that all of the thirty plus points of interest […]

Wednesday, 23 September 2009

Bafana end losing streak and more sports news …

Tweet Bafana end losing streak with narrow victory: Bafana Bafana broke their run of six consecutive losses when they defeated Madagascar 1-0 in an international friendly played at the GWK Stadium in Kimberley on Saturday afternoon. However, it was by no means an impressive performance by Bafana who seemed to lack ideas and urgency for […]

Wednesday, 23 September 2009

Street Soccer Safari

Tweet ‘The beautiful game’ played by the beautiful people of South Africa in the beautiful surroundings of Cape Town can be enjoyed by all visitors – beautiful or not. Celebrate the game of football and the unifying spirit it generates with a Street Soccer Safari, offered by Andulela Tours (similar tours can be arranged by […]