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Friday, 26 February 2010

8 GREAT spots to buy handmade in the Cape

Tweet Nothing has quite the appeal of handmade when it comes to gifts and extraordinary products for around your home. Particularly as these days, handmade no longer means  your aunt produced it in wool that she had lying around the house. Nowadays, handmade comes very closely associated with terms like ‘green’, ‘ethical’ and ‘sophisticated’, and […]

Friday, 26 February 2010

I Love Berea because …

Tweet Hi, I’m Sharon Muller from Botanic B&B on the Berea, Durban. BEREA IS BEST KNOWN FOR the friendliness of its people, the interesting range of its culture, and its wide range of tea gardens, coffee shops and restaurants, the latter especially in Florida Road and Davenport Road, where you will find menus from around […]

Friday, 26 February 2010

A leisurely afternoon at Riebeek Kasteel

Tweet We spent a weekend camping at Beaverlac at the end of January and decided to detour to Riebeek Kasteel for lunch on the way back to Cape Town.  I’d heard so many great things about this area and Riebeek Kasteel in particular (see a previous article), so we took a short left and explored […]

Thursday, 25 February 2010

Musselling at Scarborough

Tweet I would be perfectly happy spending an afternoon a weekend kicking back on the couch; watching the Isidingo omnibus or reading the latest Fair Lady.  My husband on the other hand thinks its complete sacrilege to waste a beautiful, sunny summers day (and let’s face it, there are a lot of those during the […]

Thursday, 25 February 2010

Planning a wedding? Wedding Expos coming up …

Tweet Attending a Wedding Exhibition, Fair or Show is a great way to meet many local wedding suppliers, all under one roof. Brides it’s your time to shine, so those of you who are planning your up and coming wedding should take note of the following bridal shows taking place …

Thursday, 25 February 2010

Rashid had R30 – Stories from Explore SA Cycle Tour

Tweet The road between Badplaas and Amsterdam in Mpumalanga is an unforgiving one. One that never really allows you to relax. At every bend there is something to photograph or someone to greet. At every junction you need to make sure that you’re taking it all in. But this road also doesn’t have one single […]

Wednesday, 24 February 2010

Pilanesberg Reserve – A holiday in the crater of a once active volcano …

Tweet When a friend of mine suggested that our next holiday in South Africa should be in the crater of a once active volcano, I wasn’t sure it was a good idea. I’ve seen way too many disaster movies to not know that people say “it’s been inactive for millennia” about fifteen minutes before the […]

Wednesday, 24 February 2010

The East Wynberg Walk – history on your doorstep

Tweet The leaflet for the East Wynberg Walk fell fortuitously into my hands at a recent library visit in Wynberg (great library, by the way). I’ve yet to scrounge up the other maps that are part of the Wynberg historical walks’ series, but it was a surprise to learn that some of the roads that […]

Wednesday, 24 February 2010

South African Sports News – 24 February

Tweet Late rally not enough as South Africa lose by one run The Proteas lost their second consecutive match against India when they went down by a single run to the home side in the first One Day International (ODI) at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur on Sunday. The agonising defeat came just four […]

Tuesday, 23 February 2010
South African Hiking Trails

Yellowwood trail Kirstenbosch

Tweet If you’re looking for a not-so-taxing, can-do-on-extremely-hot-days kind of hike, then the Yellowwood trail Kirstenbosch is definitely up there on the list, along with strolls through neighbouring Cecilia forest and Newlands forest. It’s also a great hike to do with children as it’s manageable within a couple of hours, or can extend into a […]

Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Standard Bank Fine Brandy Festival at the Sandton Sun in May

Tweet Borne from the vine, distilled to perfection and crowned by the world, South African brandy has no equal. Celebrating South Africa’s iconic elixir, the Standard Bank Fine Brandy Festival is a unique, all-brandy event taking place from 5 to 7 May 2010 at the Sandton Sun.  Now in its third year, the Standard Bank […]

Tuesday, 23 February 2010

She’s no Barberton Daisy …

Tweet When I see the turnoff for Barberton / Badplaas my heart sinks for a moment. I desperately wanted to see this town that I’ve heard so much about, but a 20km detour in this heat on my bike seems like a lot to ask. Too many thoughts wash through my tired mind. I want […]

Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Grease Musical in South Africa in March and April

Tweet “Sumer loving had me a blast Summer loving happened so fast Met a girl crazy for me Met a boy cute as can be Summer days drifting away, to uh-oh those summer nights Uh well-a-well-a-well-a huh Tell me more, tell me more …”

Monday, 22 February 2010

The time of the grape – harvest festivals in the Cape

Tweet Harvest festivals in the Cape: Wherever you look during the grape harvest season (late January to April) there is a harvest festival on. More and more wine estates and wine routes jostle for attention during the time of the bounty of the vineyards, and there is a real sense of harvest time as an […]

Monday, 22 February 2010

Bistro 1682 at Steenberg

Tweet Cape Town is renowned for it’s restaurants and eateries – from deli’s to 5-star cuisine, little café’s, coffee shops, wine estates and more, and often places open up faster than you can keep track of. A place that has been much spoken about over the last few months, and one that I have been […]