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Thursday, 28 October 2010

Citrusdal – town of endless citrus orchards

Tweet Pretty Citrusdal is hot. And it is the height of orange season, so the air is rent with the pungence of really sweet citrus flowers – no guesses about where the town’s name originated as it’s surrounded by citrus farms. The little country village is popular with Capetonians, who head out here at any […]

Thursday, 28 October 2010

Events in November – it’s all about the outdoors and Christmas

Tweet I’m not sure if you’re feeling it yet, but it seems that summer is here for some of the country and just about here in other parts. Summer brings with it holidays, time on the beach, special moments with your family and generally a great time. This November the events taking place all around […]

Thursday, 28 October 2010

Special Offers in November

Tweet If you absolutely cannot wait until your December holiday but are feeling a little bit cash strapped, then don’t worry we’re here to let you know about the special offers and discounted rates that are being offered this November. All around South Africa you will find a special that caters exactly for your needs […]

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

A Freshlyground Christmas

Tweet Yes, it’s true…  Freshlyground is on Nelson Mandela Square’s Christmas list this year and this means that Sandton’s most spectacular annual carols event has just become that much better! So, make sure that you diarize Sunday, December 5 at 18h00 and be on Nelson Mandela Square at Sandton City to experience an event that […]

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

West Coast Fossil Park – old bones, mountain bike trails and lemon meringue

Tweet You hear this: Langebaan Fossil Park. You think this: Complete boredom, what a waste of a day. Or at least I did when my friend asked me to come with her to the Fossil Park in Langebaan. Fossils just don’t do it for me. I like history, I like culture but a rock is […]

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

What’s on at Artscape?

Tweet Cape Town’s Artscape Theatre has a wide variety of entertainment on offer from now until early December, including “Interrupting Henry”, “Annie” and a production by the Cape Dance Company.  Read on for snippets of some of the productions on at Artscape …

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Reubens at One&Only in Cape Town

Tweet We had friends from the Lowveld stay with us for the weekend and they very kindly took us to Reuben’s at the One&Only for dinner on Friday night.  I’ve eaten at Reuben’s in Franschhoek and the Cape Town operation (which opened on October 1st) is just as good. Occupying the area where Gordon Ramsay’s […]

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Christmas Markets and Gift Fairs taking place throughout South Africa

Tweet A friend of mine in London recently updated her Facebook status and smugly announced that she’d bought and wrapped her Christmas presents.  Having lived in London for a substantial amount of time myself I can see her wisdom in being this organised and with only ten weeks to go maybe I should follow suit! […]

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Hartley’s Restaurant and Pub – A unique country pub and restaurant in an old milking parlour

Tweet If you are out and about in Rustenburg and want a dinner or lunch venue with a historical slant to it why not give Hartley’s Restaurant and Pub at Rainhill Farm a try. The history of Rainhill Farm (named after Rainhill village in Scotland) is that it was purchased by brothers Frank and Duncan […]

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

The Creature from Planet X – an anatomist looks at science fiction

Tweet The final lecture in the GIPCA Great Texts / Big Questions series will be held at UCT’s Hiddingh Hall at 5pm on Thursday, October 28th.  Entitled ‘The Creature from Planet X: an anatomist looks at science fiction’, Professor Alan Morris of the University of Cape Towns Department of Human Biology will give a lecture […]

Monday, 25 October 2010

Louriesfontein and Calvinia – sommer net passing through

Tweet ‘Just what is so important that it warrants a drive through to Louriesfontein?’ my other half comments dubiously whilst thumbing through his recent acquisition – a book brimming over with the plant types we can hope to see around Nieuwoudtville – millions of them. My windmills cannot compete, or can they? ‘A windmill museum’, […]

Monday, 25 October 2010

Summer Sunset Concerts at Kirstenbosch starting soon …

Tweet Only four more Sundays to go until summer officially starts!  We all know what signifies the start of summer (well, in my mind anyway) – it’s the first Old Mutual Summer Sunset Concerts at Kirstenbosch! The concerts are the perfect way to spend a lazy Sunday afternoon – take a blanket and picnic and […]

Monday, 25 October 2010

Lunch at Lanzerac

Tweet We spent the recent Heritage Day long weekend in the Cape Winelands and had lunch at Lanzerac on Friday.  I’d spent a few hours at the Spa and feeling a bit peckish we opted for what was close at hand – The Taphuis!  There was a fresh breeze blowing so we were happy to […]

Monday, 25 October 2010

New in Cape Town – Land sailing in a blokart

Tweet The latest in fun, fast and extreme sport has just arrived from New Zealand in to South Africa – Blokart has now developed into a culture with an international community of like minded enthusiasts who travel the globe with their kart chasing the wind and camaraderie. Blokart sailing comprises of a light and compact […]

Friday, 22 October 2010

Cape Town International Kite Festival on this weekend

Tweet Windy and perhaps a bit overcast weather is forecast for Cape Town this weekend but wind is exactly what is needed for the Cape Town International Kite Festival which is taking place on October 23rd and 24th at Zandvlei. Hosted by Cape Mental Health and in association with Heart 14.9FM, the theme for the […]