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Friday, 27 November 2009

Green Map for Cape Town

Tweet Those who live in Cape Town are the envy of most of the country. It is one of the most spectacular settings on the planet, although its unique environment is also its most fragile asset. It lies in the heart of the Cape Floristic Kingdom, the smallest and most diverse of the world’s six […]

Friday, 27 November 2009

Johnny Clegg at Kirstenbosch

Tweet The 2009 / 2010 Kirstenbosch Summer series of concerts kicked off on Sunday evening with a superb performance from South African music legend Johnny Clegg. The venue started to fill up from 3.30pm when the gates opened and by 5.30pm was packed to capacity with fans of all ages.  The Kirstenbosch concerts definitely get […]

Thursday, 26 November 2009

Win 3 Nights in Luxury Cape Town Hotel (closed)

WIN a 3 night stay at the plush and playful Grand Daddy Hotel on Cape Town’s trendy Long Street. This beautiful 26-roomed, 4-star hotel has been transformed into a creative, affordable and uber-chic offering in Cape Town’s city centre …

Thursday, 26 November 2009
Let the Festivities Begin

Things to Do with Kids during the School Holidays

Tweet It’s that time again … school holidays … which means it’s time to spend some quality time with your children, nieces, nephews, god-children or any other little ones in your life. But the big question that might be playing on your mind is what are we going to do? School holidays are quite long […]

Thursday, 26 November 2009
Let the Festivities Begin

Festive Season Events

Tweet It is almost that time of the year, holiday time for most, family time for many and the shopping centres have Christmas music on repeat. In the words of one of those songs, for me “it’s the most wonderful time of the year”. This is a time for celebration and enjoying time with those […]

Thursday, 26 November 2009

V&A Waterfront World Cup Draw Events

Tweet Predicted to attract thousands of Cape Town football fanatics, celebrity watchers and the world’s media, the V&A Waterfront, in partnership with official FIFA World Cup sponsors – MTN, Coca, Adidas and Sony – today revealed its line-up of exclusive events taking place in and around the V&A Waterfront from December 1st to 6th, 2009. […]

Thursday, 26 November 2009
Let the Festivities Begin

Festive Season Specials

Tweet ‘Tis the season to be jolly (well soon enough), and the best way to be jolly this year, is to save on your holiday accommodation – means you’ll have more to spend on the important stuff like presents and cocktails. So playing “helper elf”, here are a few special offers that’ll save your budget […]

Thursday, 26 November 2009

For Brides To Be – Win a Little Pink Book (closed)

Tweet Ah!  He’s proposed and you’ve accepted and now its wedding planning time.  In as much as this is a very exciting time in a couple’s life, planning a wedding can be stressful (I should know, I got engaged over the Easter weekend this year and married in September!) The Little Pink Book is designed […]

Wednesday, 25 November 2009

South African Sports News – 25 November

Tweet England cruise home against Proteas Paul Collingwood scored a superb unbeaten century to steer England to a comfortable seven-wicket win over South Africa in the second MTN one-day international (ODI) at SuperSport Park in Centurion on Sunday. Chasing the home side’s total of 250/9, England cantered to 252/3 to secure victory with 24 balls […]

Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Izibindi Zulu Lodge – gameviewing, battlefields and Zulu culture

Tweet Isibindi Zulu Lodge in Rorke’s Drift, KwaZulu Natal, is a peaceful bushveld retreat with accommodation designed in an architectural celebration of the Zulu nation. It offers a host of activities for those wanting to experience a combination of gameviewing, battlefields and Zulu cultural experiences. “We found Isibindi quite unique, with it’s beehive lodges and […]

Wednesday, 25 November 2009
Let the Festivities Begin

Eastern Cape Festive Season events

Tweet If you are planning to be in the Eastern Cape this festive season let me give you some ideas on how to make your holiday extra special. The Uitenhage Street Carnival from Friday 4 to Saturday 5 December is two days of fun. With music, art, culture, street markets and parades, not to forget […]

Wednesday, 25 November 2009
Let the Festivities Begin

Christmas markets happening around the country

Tweet See our updated list for 2013 – Christmas Markets in South Africa The countdown to Christmas has begun and with just over a month to go you are probably wondering what you are going to be filling the family Christmas stockings with or you might want to spend some quality time with your friends […]

Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Wining, dining and music at Solms-Delta

Tweet Hey la la, hey la la, hey la la – our voices were jiving, our hips swaying and our fingers clicking in time to Robbie Jansen’s slightly smokey voice as he gave vent to his own interpretation of Cape jazz – a fusion of musical influences ranging from traditional Cape Malay ‘goema’ and African […]

Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Tshukudu Bush Lodge – a perfectly indulgent bush getaway

Tweet Imagine lying back in a soothing bubble bath with a sweeping view of the malaria-free Pilanesberg National Park, where over 80 species of animal roam the savannah. Imagine no more. Built high on a rocky outcrop, Tshukudu Bush Lodge has been designed to offer you a perfectly indulgent bush getaway … Overlooking its own […]

Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Fundraising Spinnathon for child protection

Tweet Are you feeling a bit out of touch with your community and you would like to do something for a good cause but are not sure what, then why not head down to Canal Walk in Cape Town on Saturday 5 December and take part in the “Make a Difference Spinnathon“. Virgin Active and […]