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Friday, 30 April 2010

Get running – half marathons coming up in the Western Cape

Tweet South Africa is in general, sports mad, and a weekend would not be a weekend without a sporting event of some kind taking place.  Running is one of our more popular pastimes and it’s not uncommon to see running die hards out pounding the pavements in the early hours of the morning or the […]

Friday, 30 April 2010

Move over Route 62 – Route 26 is more than a pretty face

We travelled Route 26, which is also part of the not much publicised Maloti Route all the way to Fouriesburg, where we then turned onto the R711 to Clarens. The drive winds through and past the towns of Zastron, Vanstadensrus, Wepener, Hobhouse, Ladybrand, Clocolan, and …

Friday, 30 April 2010

uShaka Marine World – a review

Tweet Durban seems to have become peppered with references to King Shaka, the man who ruled over the Zulu clan and brought them to great glory. The new airport in La Mercy, which is the gateway to KwaZulu Natal, bears his name and was christened King Shaka International. As we travelled along what in my […]

Thursday, 29 April 2010

Escape the Vuvuzela – Your antidote to World Cup Fever

Tweet The chance to host a major sports tournament on a world stage is a wonderful opportunity for South Africa. The positive aspects of World Cup Fever will bring this country a heightened sense of optimism, valuable foreign income and a patriotic pride at being the first African nation to stage the FIFA festivities. That […]

Thursday, 29 April 2010

Bonnievale – hidden treasure along the Breede River

Tweet On a Friday afternoon we take the N1 towards Bonnievale for a weekend of camping. Because it’s still early we decide to make the 160 km, a road trip of note. With great music and lots of traffic heading out for the weekend, we start bobbing our heads to the freedom of nature. The […]

Wednesday, 28 April 2010

A few unusual things to do in Cape Town …

Tweet There’s always one at the party. You know who I mean, the person who is talking about their latest adventure wrestling wild bulls in Chile, doing Kilimanjaro on a unicycle or cliff diving in Fiji. You know the type. The adventure junkie, the one with all the good stories. Unfortunately I’ve never really been […]

Wednesday, 28 April 2010

It’s No Joke at the Sandton Convention Centre on Saturday 1 May

Tweet If you haven’t yet heard of the 46664 campaign – let me enlighten you.  This is a campaign inspired by both the leadership and vision of Nelson Mandela and initially its focus was on creating global awareness of HIV AIDS. It did this by staging a number of sporting events and international concerts throughout […]

Wednesday, 28 April 2010
South African Hiking Trails

Walking on clouds: Hiking in the Drakensberg

Tweet Not far from Johannesburg and Bloemfontein lies South Africa’s most majestic mountain range. The Drakensberg has for centuries captured the imagination of South Africans and has become a haven away from the city noise. With many camping sites, lodges and hotels in the Drakensberg, you can choose your retreat and become part of this […]

Wednesday, 28 April 2010

South African Sports News – 28 April

Tweet Bafana to face ‘Reggae Boyz’ after China pull-out World Cup hosts South Africa will play a warm-up match against Jamaica in Germany today after China, their initial opponents, suddenly withdrew. The hastily arranged game will take place at the Offenbach Kickers Stadium in Frankfurt (18.30 GMT) and comes as a welcome boost to a […]

Monday, 26 April 2010

Lady Grey – secret of the Eastern Cape, and best kept that way

Tweet Lady Grey, the cutest little hamlet just inside the border of the Eastern Cape when coming at it from the Free State side, is one of those insider secrets about which I’m going to tell you, but about which you will say nothing. Let me assure you that when you finally travel there, you […]

Monday, 26 April 2010

Earth Fair Market – a review

Tweet We don’t cook at home on a Wednesday night anymore and the reason for this is that we’ve started going to the utterly fabulous Earth Fair Market in Tokai in the Constantia Valley, Cape Town. Open twice a week (Saturday 9am – 2pm and Wednesday 3pm – 8pm) the Earth Fair Market which is […]

Monday, 26 April 2010

Table Mountain Winter Special

Tweet Table Mountain Winter special: Table Mountain Aerial Cableway’s annual family winter special starts on the 1st May and is valid through to 31st October. Throughout this period, two children (under 18) will ride for free to the top of Table Mountain when accompanied by a full-paying adult. The special is valid over weekends and […]

Monday, 26 April 2010

Travel Contest: The Blog Hop is On

posted to: Miscellaneous

Tweet Here you go – Your Blog Hop Travel Contest Play Card! Click here to download the play card for this week, April 26th to May 2nd. Click here to get your play card for future weeks. Playing the Blog Hop? You’ll find the answer to the question for this blog by clicking on the […]

Thursday, 22 April 2010

Rouxville – a nothing-doing town or an ideal breakaway?

Tweet The southern-most town in the south-eastern Free State, Rouxville virtually falls off the map it so seldom makes it onto anyone’s travel agenda, but as a destination to get away from it all (completely and utterly) the town definitely qualifies as one of the best bets. At first glance the town appears to lack […]

Thursday, 22 April 2010

The Cape Farm House – a review

Tweet People from the UK are fond of South African sun. Perhaps a little too fond. In fact most of the time you can tell how long a Brit has been in the country purely by the shade of magenta his skin has gone. The problem is of course that most visitors often only have a […]