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Friday, 29 January 2010

The Mt Moreland Swallows

Tweet I first heard about the Mt Moreland Swallows from a friend whose wonderful husband had organised a surprise birthday picnic for her at the Lake Victoria Conservancy.  She raved about how spectacular it was to see the swallows and I’ve been dying to experience it myself ever since.  Although I now live in the […]

Friday, 29 January 2010

Middle Earth explored – what they’re getting up to in Hogsback

Tweet There was something about Middle Earth being sign posted as an organic nursery that had us driving down a little obscure driveway whilst in Hogsback recently. Besides, we couldn’t let the Tolkienesque name of ‘Middle Earth’ go unexplored, and so it was, on a rather hot morning (the warmest we’d experienced so far) we […]

Friday, 29 January 2010

Collecting people’s stories – Cycling 9000km in 70 days

Tweet On the 13 February 2010 Ruan Smit intends beginning his epic cycle journey around South Africa. His journey across the face of our culturally diverse country is not about beating a gruelling time, or breaking a record. Rather it is a social experience. Along the 9 000 kilometre route, Ruan intends collecting stories about […]

Thursday, 28 January 2010

Border hopping on Horseback

One of my ‘must-dos’ when I started travelling in South Africa was to experience the wild mountain terrain of the Drakensberg. The only thing putting me off was that hiking up peaks sounded like extremely hard work, so when the opportunity presented itself to explore on horseback

Thursday, 28 January 2010

Bainskloof Escape

Tweet Where do you find yourself in just an hour and fifteen minute drive outside of Cape Town? Well on Saturday morning I found myself at a friends holiday home in Bainskloof, and no I wasn’t teleported there it was an easy drive. Three good friends and I decided to take a break from the […]

Wednesday, 27 January 2010
South African Hiking Trails

Hiking in Hogsback

Tweet Our roadtrip up South Africa’s east coast had already been filled with adventure (and a few mishaps) by the time we reached Hogsback in the Eastern Cape. Situated in the Amatola Mountains and named after three ridges which (apparently) look like the bristles on a hog’s back, Hogsback turned out to be one of […]

Wednesday, 27 January 2010

Britannia Bunnies

Tweet I had read about the Britannia Hotel and after asking local friends about it, it turns out that the Brittania is a bit of a legend in Durban.  The building, built in 1897, is now listed and forms part of the heritage of the city.  The front of the building must have been impressive […]

Wednesday, 27 January 2010

South African Sports News – 27 January

Tweet Mickey calls it quits Proteas’ coach Mickey Arthur (pictured) has resigned. The shocking news was leaked to the media on Monday and although Arthur’s resignation has still to be made official, it has been confirmed by reliable sources. It is believed that Arthur and Proteas’ captain Graeme Smith have been at loggerheads for some […]

Tuesday, 26 January 2010

I Love Clarens because …

Tweet Hi, I’m Gavin Northcote from Highland View in Clarens in the Eastern Free State. CLARENS IS BEST KNOWN FOR great scenery, the outdoors, restaurants and galleries. GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN by a friend in front of NG Church in the main street. It is the most beautiful old sandstone building in Clarens. THE BEST […]

Tuesday, 26 January 2010

Eight at Spier – a definite ‘must’ for brunch

Tweet Before the word gets out, I thought I’d share my addiction to the latest restaurant to open on the Spier Wine Estate in Lyndedoch Road, Stellenbosch. Eight at Spier serves good wholesome breakfasts, brunches and lunches on the grounds of the popular weekend destination. The restaurant is child-friendly, affordable, and one of very few […]

Monday, 25 January 2010

Beautiful, not-so-peaceful, Stilbaai

Tweet Stilbaai, also known as Still Bay, is well known amongst Capetonians as a peaceful, seaside getaway on the Garden Route, perfect for weekends. It has, to a large degree, managed to maintain an unspoiled and natural environment that is particularly beautiful during spring, with a pretty beach village atmosphere on the eastern side of […]

Monday, 25 January 2010
2010 Host Cities Explored

2010 Host City, Durban

Tweet Durban is more than just the city of Durban with its natural harbour, busy port and Golden Mile of impressive international hotels and glorious beaches – regarded as the definitive coastal ‘playground in the sun’. Rather, the Durban Metro is a region that extends up to Umhlanga Rocks to the north, to Inchanga and […]

Thursday, 21 January 2010

Win 3 Nights at the exquisite Euphoria Golf Estate & Hydro (closed)

Tweet WIN a 3 night stay at Euphoria Golf Estate & Hydro, located in the beautiful Waterberg mountain range of the Limpopo Province, only 2 hours drive from Johannesburg. The estate offers 4 star luxury bush villa accommodation, an 18 hole championship golf course, a Hydro and cablecar that connects to a Sundowner Deck restaurant […]

Wednesday, 20 January 2010

I Love Montagu because …

Tweet Hi, I’m Fida Hess from Mimosa Lodge in Montagu in the Western Cape. MONTAGU IS BEST KNOWN FOR its Muscadel, Hot Springs and Adventure Sport. GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN AT our great NG Church in Church Street, This is one of the most historic streets in Montagu apart from Long Street. THE BEST PICTURES […]

Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Just what they’re getting up to in Hogsback

Tweet Starways pottery and the Rose theatre – You don’t expect to find a theatre in Hogsback. Not only is it a theatre, albeit a little one, but it’s open air, in the middle of a glade of pine trees, and named after the Elizabethan theatre of the same name. The Rose was London’s most […]