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Monday, 31 May 2010

Boys in the Photograph musical at the Joburg theatre.

Tweet A different take on soccer as South Africa and the World gear up for the 2010 World Cup on 11 June, Boys in the Photograph began it’s month long run this week at the Joburg Theatre. This is a musical by the great Andrew Lloyd Webber and leading writer and comedian Ben Elton. Boys […]

Thursday, 27 May 2010
South African Hiking Trails

A walk at Silvermine – so much more than a breath of fresh air

Tweet Beautiful Silvermine nature reserve forms part of Table Mountain National Park and hugs the greater part of the Cape Peninsula mountain range from Constantiaberg to Kalk Bay. Whilst most Capetonians know gate one – on the right-hand-side of Ou Kaapse Weg when travelling towards Fish Hoek – very well, where one can picnic, walk […]

Thursday, 27 May 2010

Get to the Wacky Wine Weekend on 3 to 6 June

Tweet Named after the Scottish minister Dr William Robertson who arrived on our shores in 1822, Robertson is today a prosperous town and is home to the well known Robertson Winery (established in 1941).  The winery has a long history of grape-growing families, some of them 7th generation growers.  Thirty five families today cultivate 2400 […]

Thursday, 27 May 2010

Robertson Winery Miles of Smiles

Tweet The running world will come to a halt this weekend as 20,500 odd runners take to the road between Pietermaritzburg and Durban for the 2010 Comrades Marathon.  However, on June 5th things will be back to normal and the first post Comrades running event on the Western Cape running calendar is the Robertson Winery […]

Thursday, 27 May 2010

Cape Town Winter Warmers – try these HOT restaurants!

Tweet Not everybody likes that eyes-watering, nose-running, throat burning sensation that follows a good dose of chilli. But as the days get colder and the drizzle turns into a hailstorm, a little heat isn’t a bad thing.  In fact, any food that forces you to take your jacket off in these cold winter months is […]

Wednesday, 26 May 2010

Escape the Football Madness with these June 2010 Specials

Tweet While you might be under the impression that every South African Hotel, Guest House and Bed & Breakfast has hiked up their prices this June and July for the 2010 World Cup, you will be surprised to find out that there are still a large number of special offers running throughout the country. It […]

Wednesday, 26 May 2010

Events in June – it’s not just about the World Cup

Tweet June 2010, for many people this means that finally the Soccer World Cup will be here and that means something for every South African. Either you will be excited by this event and will be planning your life around the matches or you will be looking for other things to do. We’re once again […]

Wednesday, 26 May 2010

The Ultimate Human Race; the Comrades Marathon

Tweet Sunday, May 30th will see the running of The Ultimate Human Race; the Comrades Marathon.  Arguably the world’s greatest ultra marathon, Comrades was started by Vic Clapham to honour and remember those who fell during the Great War of 1914 – 1918.  Run between the KwaZulu Natal cities of Durban and Pietermaritzburg, the first […]

Wednesday, 26 May 2010

Determined Bafana continue to impress and other South African Sports News – 26 May

Tweet Determined Bafana continue to impress Bafana Bafana produced a determined and sprited performance to draw 1-1 against highly rated Bulgaria in an exciting friendly international played at a near capacity Orlando Stadium on Monday evening. It was an excellent effort from the South Africans against their 39th world-ranked opponents and bodes well for their […]

Tuesday, 25 May 2010

A visit to Cape Town – the perfect whirlwind tour scenario!

Tweet A Visit to Cape Town: It’s quite a daunting task, designing a perfect two-day visit for a friend-of-a-friend of mine who flies in from Johannesburg (having spent the better part of a week there from London) and has but two days to experience the Mother City, voted one of the world’s top 10 cities […]

Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Oyster flavours and fun at this year’s Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival

Tweet Whether you like to slurp them, chew them, eat them fresh or cooked, oysters will be a big part of this year’s Pick n Pay Oyster Festival (2-11 July)! There are plenty of oysters on the menu and lots of oyster events on the programme. Party in style at the Pick n Pay Knysna […]

Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Win 3 Nights in the Cape’s Whale Watching Capital – Hermanus (closed)

Tweet Win a 3-night stay at 138 Marine Beachfront Guesthouse in Hermanus on the Cape Whale Coast. This luxurious, upmarket guest house is situated right at the seafront – any closer and you’d have a whale in your bath! Valued at R6000, the prize includes: accommodation for 2 people sharing for 3 consecutive mid-week nights […]

Tuesday, 25 May 2010

The Darling Fun Run / Walk / Get Pulled along by your energetic boxer pup event

Tweet The last time I heard Chariots of Fire was 5.30am at the start line of the 2008 Comrades Marathon.  I heard it again on Saturday morning but this time it was at the start of the 5km Darling Fun Run / Walk / Get Pulled along by your energetic boxer pup event! So a […]

Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Holiday Fun at Emperors Palace

Tweet If you are a parent with a child at school you will be well aware of the long school holiday that has been set during June and July. You may be panicking slightly about how you will keep your kids entertained, because inevitably you will hear the words “I’m bored” during this time. If […]

Monday, 24 May 2010

Afternoon Tea at Rosemary Hill Farm

Tweet I’ll admit it, I’m a complete tea snob.  I don’t mean that I have to drink a fine Ceylon or anything like that but I do love my tea.  I have a cup in the morning and a cup as soon as I get home in the evening and it must always, always be […]