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

Tuesday, 29 December 2009

I Love Claremont because …

Tweet Hi, I’m Stefani, a website designer from Cape Town, South Africa. I live in Claremont, which is in the Southern Suburbs of Cape Town. CLAREMONT IS BEST KNOWN FOR Cavendish Square and its proximity to the rugby and cricket stadiums in Newlands. It is also well-known for its nightlife, as many of Cape Town’s […]

Tuesday, 29 December 2009
2010 Host Cities Explored

2010 Host City, Rustenburg

Tweet Two of the world’s largest platinum mines lie just outside Rustenburg, earning it the nickname ‘Platinum City’, which is hardly a fair description of the city that started out as little more than a church and farming community centre, named as a ‘place of rest’ that still manages to retain its small town atmosphere. […]

Monday, 28 December 2009

I Love Robertson because …

Tweet Hi, I’m Balbina Hürttlen, owner and manager from GUBAS DE HOEK ****meet, eat, sleep in Robertson in the Breede River Valley. I ♥ Robertson because it’s a safe SMALL TOWN with a BIG HEART! ROBERTSON IS BEST KNOWN FOR … in The Heart of Western Cape and Route 62, with 150 years of history, […]

Monday, 28 December 2009

Breakfast at the Wild Oats Market

Tweet As far as food markets go, the Wild Oats Market in Sedgefield on the Garden Route probably comes up tops. Residents of Sedgefield and visitors to the town head out in their droves on a Saturday morning to the edge of town right next to the Swartvlei lake-lagoon, where the market has a permanent […]

Monday, 28 December 2009
2010 Host Cities Explored

2010 Host City Polokwane

Tweet Polokwane, the capital of the Limpopo Province (and formerly known as Pietersburg), is the cultural hub of the region half way between Pretoria Accommodation and the Zimbabwean border – a city graced with wide streets, green spaces and a vivid mix of jacaranda and coral trees that are a sight to behold in spring. […]

Wednesday, 23 December 2009

South African Sports News – 23 December

Tweet So close, yet so far for Proteas England survived a horrendous batting collapse to earn a nail-biting draw on the final day of the first Castle test match against South Africa at SuperSport Park in Centurion on Sunday. Paul Collingwood and No 11 Graham Onions were required to fend off 20 deliveries as England […]

Tuesday, 22 December 2009

I Love Hout Bay because …

Tweet Hi, I’m Liz Bester from Chez Victor in Hout Bay, Cape Town. HOUT BAY IS BEST KNOWN FOR its magnificent mountains and sparkling blue sea views, its vibrant cosmopolitan restaurant life as well as its laidback “village” lifestyle. GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN ON Chapman’s Peak Drive which overlooks the Sentinel Mountain across the bay. […]

Saturday, 19 December 2009

Ingcwaba lendoda lise cankwe ndlela at Artscape from 10 to 21 February 2010

Tweet Ingcwaba lendoda lise cankwe ndlela – 10 to 21 February 2010 (The grave of the man is next to the road). Ingcwaba lendoda lise cankwe ndlela, a moving and powerful play by the Magnet Theatre, directed by GIPCA project awardee Mandla Mbothwe, will be at Artscape Cape Town from 10 to 21 February 2010. […]

Saturday, 19 December 2009

Last few days to see My Fair Lady at The Playhouse Theatre in Durban

Tweet The Playhouse Company’s star-studded 2009 staging of the classic musical My Fair Lady, presented in partnership with East Coast Radio is one of the hottest theatre tickets in Durban this Festive Season. One of the world’s all-time box office hit shows, the much-loved musical returns to The Playhouse Opera in a sumptuous staging directed […]

Friday, 18 December 2009

Umhlanga Vodacom Summer Carnival 2009

Tweet An explosive programme of fun, games and entertainment awaits the whole family at Umhlanga’s fabulous main beach! Sponsored by Vodacom, the Umhlanga Tourism’s 2009 Summer Carnival taking place from the 14th till the 23rd December includes a fabulous programme for beach lovers of all ages. The Miss Umhlanga glamour event, children’s sports and activities, […]

Wednesday, 16 December 2009

I Love Knysna because …

Tweet Hi, I’m Liz Louw from Prospect Cottage in Knysna on the Garden Route. KNYSNA IS BEST KNOWN for the Knysna Heads, delicious oysters and our locally brewed beer. GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN AT the Knysna Elephant Park with all the Jumbo’s. You can hand feed them fruit and veggies … THE BEST Elephant PICTURES […]

Wednesday, 16 December 2009

South African Sports News – 16 December

Tweet ‘Blitsboks’ come up short again South Africa ended their Emirates Airline George Sevens tournament on a disappointing note, succumbing 21-7 in the Plate final to England in a game they will want to forget in a hurry. Last week the ‘Blitsboks’ lost to Australia in the Plate final of the Dubai Sevens and in […]

Tuesday, 15 December 2009

I Love Hermanus because …

Tweet Hi, I’m Carole from Hermanus on the Cape Whale Coast. HERMANUS IS BEST KNOWN as offering the best land-based whale watching in the world. GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN AT Gearing’s Point, with the Whale Crier, whose job it is to blow his kelp horn as soon as he spots any whales in Walker Bay, a […]

Tuesday, 15 December 2009

Winner Weekend Away for 4 Couples in Sandton

Tweet CONGRATULATIONS to Janine Bardin of South Africa who has won a luxurious weekend away for 4 couples to the 5-star graded Tladi Lodge in Sandton. The prize includes accommodation for 4 couples for 2 consecutive weekend nights (Friday and Saturday nights), one 3-course set menu served in the dining room for each adult staying […]

Tuesday, 15 December 2009

The Cape Quarter – step into a veritable treasure trove of purveyance

Tweet The up and coming Greenpoint has most decidedly up and come with the recent opening of the Cape Quarter extension.  Already a trendy social hub – situated as it is in the upwardly mobile De Waterkant area – the small-scale lifestyle centre received a serious upgrade in terms of positioning and space, complete with […]