• Bitten by the whale watching bug Bitten by the whale watching bug We don’t realise how lucky we are in South Africa, and in particular the Western Cape, to have the mightiest of the marine mammals visit our coastline between every year ...
  • The Whale Trail The Whale Trail The Whale Trail is not a new trail, having been around since about 2002, but it has become extremely popular. It is truly a unique experience, perhaps comparable with ...
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  • Locals share their favourite getaways Locals share their favourite getaways We ask 30 local South Africans to share their favourite holiday destinations and getaways with us. From the more popular destinations like Knysna and the Kruger Park to ...
  • The Oude Skip hike The Oude Skip hike The Oude Skip walk shares portions of its hike with the larger Karbonkelberg Traverse, which is roughly seven hours of hard walk from Hout Bay harbour to Llandudno ...
  • 10 Amazing Game Lodges 10 Amazing Game Lodges South Africa is world renowned for her game reserves and wildlife. The lodges which allow us to experience these in luxury are no less awe inspiring. Our favourites are ...
  • 101 Things to Do with Kids in Cape Town 101 Things to Do with Kids in Cape Town As much as your kids will tell you they can’t wait for the school holidays, the words "I’m bored" inevitably cross their lips. Our "101 things to do with kids in Cape Town" will ...
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Thursday, 30 September 2010

Events in October

Tweet I cannot believe that we’re already at the end of September the last few weeks have just flown by. What this does mean is that we’re heading into October which offers us a host of fun events to keep us busy and out and about. The Western Cape is definitely having a bumper month […]

Thursday, 30 September 2010

October Special Offers

Tweet We are heading into October and if the short September school holidays weren’t enough for you or you cannot wait until the end of year festive season, look no further as there are plenty of special offers available all over South Africa. It doesn’t matter what type of break you are looking for, if […]

Wednesday, 29 September 2010
South African Hiking Trails

Kgalagadi – two day wilderness trail that will leave you changed

Tweet If you’re into rugged holidays like taking on the Otter Trail then the two-night, guided (for obvious reasons as meeting a lion on the path might not be everyone’s idea of ‘fun’) !Xerry wilderness trail in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park will no doubt appeal. We’re talking real ‘back to nature’ stuff here with open-air […]

Wednesday, 29 September 2010

I Love Philadelphia because…

Tweet Hi, I’m Barbara from New Voices Publishing, and I live in Philadelphia. Philadelphia lies about 20 minutes outside of Cape Town, past Durbanville, just off the N7 towards Malmesbury. Philadelphia IS BEST KNOWN FOR its anonymity. This small historical village has been preserved in its original state. That’s what we love about the village. […]

Tuesday, 28 September 2010

The Kowie Canoe Trail

Tweet Have you decided to have a weekend away and want to combine activity and adventure?  Canoe trails make for an ideal holiday.  The Kowie Canoe Trail will lead you approximately 21kms up the Kowie River past attractions such as The Old Wreck, Windy Beach, Rabbit Rocks, Cob Hole, Black Rock, The old Mill, The […]

Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Weekly Sports Wrap, South African sports news – 28 September

Tweet Lions keep Currie Cup hopes alive in six-try thriller The Lions continued their recent run of good form in this year’s Absa Currie Cup to run out narrow 22-20 winners over log leaders the Sharks at Coca-Cola Park Stadium in Johannesburg on Saturday evening. Lions captain Franco van der Merwe (pictured) scored a 79th […]

Monday, 27 September 2010

My favourite dorps – add them to your next holiday itinerary

Tweet It is fairly difficult to pretend to be unbiased when putting together a list of favourite South African dorps. So, I haven’t even pretended to be (unbiased, that is) and thus most of them lie in the Western Cape. This is a list of my favourites. I’m sure you have yours. And I’m equally […]

Monday, 27 September 2010

Cape Town Air Show photographs

Tweet Photographs taken at the Africa Aerospace & Defence 2010 (also known as Cape Town Air Show) over the Heritage Day weekend in Cape Town. The show was open to the public on Friday and Saturday and we went along to see the display. Below are a few photographs taken at the Air Force Base […]

Thursday, 23 September 2010

Moyo at Zoo Lake

Tweet As mentioned in an earlier blog post, I flew up to Johannesburg last Friday for my brothers birthday weekend and my Dad joined us, flying up from the new King Shaka International Airport in Ballito.  On Saturday morning I headed the quest for getting out of the house and doing something ‘cultural’ and touristy […]

Thursday, 23 September 2010

Activities at Maropeng on Heritage Day

Tweet As I am sure you are well aware there is a public holiday this week – Friday 24 September 2010 is National Heritage Day in South Africa. If you’ve forgotten or (shock horror) you don’t know why we celebrate Heritage Day let me tell you. It is a fairly recent public holiday which recognises […]

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Dik Delta, fat-tailed sheep and cows with long horns at Solms-Delta

Tweet I first hear about fat-tailed sheep during a first-hand account of the efforts at Solms-Delta in Franschhoek to ensconce a couple of ostriches in the pen with said sheep. Why? They act as a form of watch dog – who in their right mind wants to tangle with an ostrich? Think how you would […]

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Doing the touristy thing at Zoo Lake in Johannesburg

Tweet I found myself at Cape Town International Airport on Friday afternoon boarding the 16h00 Kulula flight to Lanseria International Airport – a weekend up to Egoli for my brother’s birthday.  My brother has lived in Johannesburg on and off for a number of years and I’ve visited a few times but have never really […]

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

‘Carmen’ by the Cape Town City Ballet

Tweet I can remember sitting in a variety of orchestras playing the music from Georges Bizet’s Carmen however it never really compared to hearing it played by a symphony orchestra. My poor violin playing aside, the music does warm my soul and when I hear the distinct opening notes of the score I must admit […]

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Solms Delta picnics, heritage and film-making

Tweet I am a fan of picnics. Particularly when they are set in amongst vineyards, sun-dappled trees and blue skies, as indeed this one turned out to be. But I had to have my wits about me, as we became so embroiled in frolic that I was in danger of missing out on the beauty […]

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Fish Recipe for National Braai Day …

Tweet Braai Day is an active celebration of South Africa’s rich cultural heritage and its unique national pastime, the braai (our version of the Barbecue!). Ahead of National Braai Day coming up this Friday 24th September, we are delighted to have received this mouth-watering recipe for Angel Fish to prepare on the braai for those […]