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Wednesday, 31 March 2010

A River of Life – Stories from the road by Ruan Smit

Tweet For nearly 500km I look at the endless Namaqualand and Boesmanland as I slowly move across towards the Orange River and the spectacular Augrabies Waterfall. At points it feels like the landscape is repeating itself and that I’m stuck in a loop of the same piece of road as nothing seems to change. For […]

Wednesday, 31 March 2010

South African Sports News – 31 March

Tweet Bafana camp a success – Parreira Bafana Bafana coach Carlos Alberto Parreira believes the first two weeks of his team’s training camp in Brazil have been successful. The South Africans are in the South American country on a month-long preparation for the 2010 Fifa World Cup, which starts in June. They have played seven […]

Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Africa Umoja, the Spirit of Togetherness – a South African song and dance sensation

Tweet Be a part of the reopening of one of Johannesburg’s oldest theatres – The Victory Theatre in Houghton Estates as it has become the permanent home to Africa Umoja. This is a proudly South African production that has wowed audiences around the world. London’s Daily Telegraph described it as having “enough energy to light […]

Tuesday, 30 March 2010

The Franschhoek Oesfees review of a great festival

Tweet On Saturday I attended the 3rd annual Franschhoek Oesfees and oh my goodness what a great day it was.  I was lucky enough to be offered two complimentary tickets, including meal and drink vouchers.  My husband is away on business so my brother was the recipient of the 2nd ticket and we headed off […]

Monday, 29 March 2010

Focus on Hogsback – a magical town ideal for weekends away and extended stays

Tweet This month we focus our attention on the magical little town of Hogsback in the Eastern Cape, home to numerous accomplished artists – potters, painters, musicians and poets – who have chosen the beauty of Hogsback over the rush of city life. Hogsback offers so much as a weekend destination or extended holiday stay […]

Monday, 29 March 2010

April Special Offers – special rates and accommodation packages at discounted rates …

Tweet March is almost over and we’ll soon be in April which brings with it the Easter weekend as well as Freedom Day on 27 April. That said wouldn’t this month be a great time for a holiday? I’m sure you’re feeling like you need some time out, April presents the perfect opportunity for a […]

Monday, 29 March 2010

10 Romantic Hideaways – Pictures to Inspire

Romantic venues to inspire travellers with the beauty of our country. A small range of some of the most romantic establishments from hotels and lodges to b&bs and self catering establishments, all suitable for couples looking for a little romance …

Monday, 29 March 2010

South Africa in 9 days? Here are the ‘must see’ spots

Tweet You’ve hit the shores of our rugged, gorgeous, riddled with contradictions, big on diversity South African land, and have but 9 days in which to say you’ve done it all? A tall order at the best of times, but not impossible. South Africa is huge by anyone’s standards, with unforgettable scenery, and memory-making places […]

Monday, 29 March 2010

Events in April 2010 – from marathons to festivals and plenty in between

Tweet What a diverse month we will be having in April 2010, with events of all shapes, sizes, tastes and kinds. Nearly all of our nine provinces are full to bursting with fun things to do so you are sure to find something that will interest you. We celebrate the Easter weekend nationwide from 2-5 […]

Monday, 29 March 2010

Mbotyi, Wild Coast – photographs one of the best hidden secrets in the Eastern Cape

Tweet If you’re after desolate beaches, rolling hills, the odd appearance of oxen pulling carts, and not much else, then Mbotyi is possibly one of the best hidden secrets in the Eastern Cape‘s Pondoland. The coast south of Port Edward is wild, and life here has not yet caught up with the western world’s clamour […]

Friday, 26 March 2010

Breakfast at The Meeting Place in Simons Town

Tweet What is better than breakfast out on a Monday public holiday?  Although my brother had been before, it was my first visit to The Meeting Place in Simon’s Town and I just love the place.  Located opposite the Quayside Hotel on St George’s Street, The Meeting Place is double storey and we made our […]

Friday, 26 March 2010

Grease the Musical at Artscape in Cape Town – a review

Tweet Grease the Musical is currently playing at The Artscape Theatre Centre in Cape Town before moving on to The Teatro at Montecasino in Johannesburg.  The West End production was brought to our shores by Pieter Toerien, Paul Nicholas and David Ian and this production, with its entirely local cast will be the first full […]

Friday, 26 March 2010

Greyton Winter Classical Music Festival coming up in June

Tweet Some wonderful events are in store for us in the upcoming months and even though South Africa is bubbling with soccer fever it does not mean that some of the well known and well loved events will not take place while the 2010 world cup is here. The events will still be happening and […]

Thursday, 25 March 2010

The Franschhoek Literary Fair 2010 – a celebration of books and writers

Tweet I have recently joined a book club and while it has confirmed my suspicions that book clubs are there for a good gossip, tasty wine and snacks, there is a considerable amount of time set out to discuss books. Something that in my opinion does not happen enough. While we have a large selection […]

Thursday, 25 March 2010

Breakfast at Cafe Albert in the little Karoo town, Prince Albert

Tweet Possibly the best breakfast I’ve ever had and a mean cappuccino to boot is at Café Albert in the little Karoo town, Prince Albert. I can’t claim to be a connoisseur, but a weekend isn’t a weekend for me until I’ve gone out for breakfast. As such, I’ve tried breakfast spots all over South […]