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Thursday, 29 July 2010

Visiting Genadendal

Tweet Tourist brochures speak about Genadendal as a ‘must do’ when in Greyton. The quaint little historical village just six kilometres outside of Greyton is described as the oldest Moravian mission village on the continent, never mind South Africa, and as a village ‘frozen in the past’ with streets of gorgeously neat little thatched white-walled […]

Thursday, 29 July 2010

Botterboom Hiking Trail

Tweet The Botterboom Hiking Trail is, in its entirety, a two and a half day hike and was designed to give adventure to both serious walkers and casual outdoor enthusiasts. The region, steeped in history, is exceptionally pretty and the trail takes in all aspects of this; so there’s a little bit of something for […]

Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Bombay Bicycle Club on Kloof Street – Perfect for a girls night out

Tweet A group of us get together every six weeks or so and have a girls dinner out.  On Wednesday night our venue of choice was The Bombay Bicycle Club on Kloof Street in Cape Town.  I’d heard a lot about the restaurant and had driven past it a number of times so I was […]

Wednesday, 28 July 2010

August Special Offers

Tweet This August there are so many specials to take advantage off, what is stopping you from taking a few days off to relax and restore your body and mind before heading into the busy end of year? Here are a few suggestions to help sweeten the deal that won’t break the bank! With so […]

Wednesday, 28 July 2010

All Aboard the Hexpass Express

Tweet For the rail aficionados amongst us, perhaps the Hexpass Express will be of interest.  This little train comprises two coaches and is drawn by a vintage Fordson 35 horse power tractor; travelling at a maximum speed of 20 kilometres per hour.  The railroad was originally abandoned but the coaches now climb the steep levels […]

Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Women’s Day Events

Tweet wathint’ abafazi, wathint’ imbokodo, uza kufa! If you don’t know these words then you are missing out a piece of very important South African history and if you are a women living in South Africa it is vital you know these words because it such a part of your own history. On 9 August […]

Tuesday, 27 July 2010

South African Sports News – 27 July

Tweet Things go from bad to worse for Boks The Springboks’ dismal run in this year’s Tri-Nations competition contined on Saturday when they suffered a resounding 30-13 loss to Australia at the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane. It was the Boks’ third consecutive defeat in as many weeks after back to back losses to the All […]

Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Liquorice and Lime in Kloof Street – a review

Tweet Something I haven’t done for quite a long time is have brunch with my girl friends and yesterday we decided it was about time to get together for a good old skinner and a delicious food. The venue was Liquorice and Lime on the top end of Kloof Street in Cape Town. It is […]

Friday, 23 July 2010
South African Hiking Trails

Walk above St James – a perfect child-friendly Cape Town hike via the Old Mule Path

Tweet I’m hopeless with a map. Whilst someone in the know can understand that little yellow lines close together indicate steepness, I go into fuzz land when faced with similar. It goes back to school Geography, where the sight of a map used to send me into paroxysms of anxiety only evidenced by those who […]

Friday, 23 July 2010

African Tapestry will explode onto the stage at the National Children’s Theatre in September

Tweet “I believe that children are our future, teach them well and let them lead the way” – Dionne Warwick African Tapestry will explode onto the stage at the National Children’s Theatre (NCT) in Parktown, with the intoxicating beat of African drums, folk tales, music and dance from across the continent, to weave the fabric […]

Friday, 23 July 2010

A Blooming Great Day at The Durban July

Tweet Saturday, July 31st sees the running of the Vodacom Durban July.  This famous horse race has taken place since July 1897 (that’s 113 years!) and has grown from humble beginnings at the Durban Turf Club with only seven runners to what it is now; Africa’s greatest sporting and social event with a purse of […]

Thursday, 22 July 2010

Von Geusau Chocolates – the chocolates, the man, the story …

Richard Von Geusau woke up one morning as an accountant, and went to bed that night with the idea of becoming a chocolatier. In between, he happened on a book written by Chantal Coady, founder of Rococo Chocolates and author of Real Chocolate and two …

Thursday, 22 July 2010

The Helderberg Wine Route

Tweet When a friend suggested we take a trip down the Helderberg Wine Route I was thrilled. Not only do I like a good glass of wine, but apparently the trip through the region is breathtaking. I was not disappointed. Stretching from Somerset West to Stellenbosch, the Helderberg Wine Route is home to the luxurious […]

Thursday, 22 July 2010

A walk on the Sea Point promenade and Dinner at Aris Souvlaki

Tweet It was Sunday late afternoon and the weather was absolutely stunning in Cape Town and so my friends and I decided to catch up. Since we had all been all over the place with the recent activities of the World Cup taking over our lives and hearts we were all feeling a bit disjointed. […]

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Never quite so happy as when in Greyton

Greyton is a quaint little English-style village just beyond the mission town of Genadendal, on the east side of the Theewaterskloof dam, and on the other side of the Riviersonderend mountain range from McGregor. Actually, there is a hike you can do through the beautiful …