• 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 ...
  • 10 Pamper-Perfect Spas in South Africa 10 Pamper-Perfect Spas in South Africa Combine your trip to South Africa with a relaxing, revitalising visit to a health spa and experience Africa at it's finest. Our favourite 10 Pamper-Perfect Spas in South Africa are ...
  • 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 ...
  • "World's most beautiful Cities" "World's most beautiful Cities" Open space makes Cape Town special. Renowned English sea navigator Sir Francis Drake once referred to Cape Town as the fairest cape in the world. The city houses the ...

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Monday, 29 November 2010
South African Hiking Trails

7 most memorable hikes in South Africa

Tweet This is a difficult list to assemble, particularly in a country so filled with incredible hiking opportunities and trails that one is hard pressed to narrow it down to seven. Nevertheless, we have endeavoured to put together a list of those hikes people talk about for years after the event; the hikes people tell […]

Friday, 26 November 2010

Adams Calendar and Stone Circle Ruins in Waterval Boven, Mpumalanga

Tweet Like many South Africans I took a gap year after school and went to the UK to work and experience life. Which ultimately ended up in me working in a pub for pittance and spending most of my time drinking. Still I did manage to see a little of the United Kingdom and spent […]

Friday, 26 November 2010

The Olive Tree Coffee Shop in Pietermaritzburg

Tweet If you are having a bad day or just need a bit of ‘me’ time, pop into the coffee shop, ‘step into a world of love and pampering’!  Part of MacDonald’s Nursery complex and situated close to the Midland Liberty Mall in Pietermaritzburg is The Olive Tree Coffee Shop. The interior, and exterior, for […]

Thursday, 25 November 2010

Cape Town Beaches – 5 top beaches with kids, top 3 fashionable beaches, top 3 beaches to avoid people

Tweet Cape Town Beaches – So much to choose from, so little time. It’s that silly season again, and a few of us who have left planning until the very last minute are suddenly influenced by the sunshine and the idea of a holiday, and frantically trying to find where best to grab a week’s […]

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Jolly up the Klein River on the African Queen

Tweet We spent part of this past weekend in Hermanus for a friend’s birthday and on Saturday afternoon found ourselves on the way to Stanford for a jolly up the Klein River on the African Queen! The African Queen is a double decker boat and was first launched nearly ten years ago.  The lower deck […]

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Solms-Delta Summer Concerts

Tweet Solms-Delta Wine Estate is a magnificent wine estate located 15km outside of Franschhoek in the beautiful Cape Winelands.  The estate thrives on both wine and culture and the Saturday Summer Supper Concerts are the perfect way to showcase that culture. The popular Summer Concerts are part of the Delta Trust’s Music van de Caab […]

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Pezula hosts free rugby coaching clinic for local kids

Tweet Pezula’s Field of Dreams came alive on Wednesday (17 November) as scores of local young rugby hopefuls arrived to meet some of their rugby heroes and attend a free hour and a half coaching clinic. This was part of The JAG Foundation’s Big Boy Scooterthon (15-21 November), which saw three Provincial Super 15 Players, […]

Monday, 22 November 2010

Win a 3 Night Retreat in the Winelands (closed)

Tweet WIN a 3-night retreat on a 220 hectare wine farm near Stellenbosch, in the Cape Winelands. Meticulously restored and beautifully decorated with exquisite antiques, Hawksmoor House occupies a stunning location amidst vineyards overlooking Table Mountain, and enjoys spectacular sunsets. Hawksmoor House is the perfect place to unwind and let the day slowly go by, […]

Monday, 22 November 2010

Blue Water Cafe, Imhoff Farm – children’s parties to remember

Tweet The social calendar of the average pre-schooler without doubt challenges the ‘coming out’ – a custom for girls in those days to enter into society by attending a variety of balls and dances in search of a husband – of the average Jane Austin heroine. At least the outcome for the Emmas of this […]

Monday, 22 November 2010

Upcoming production from the Cape Dance Company

Tweet The Cape Dance Company (CDC) has a strong history in Cape Town and this year they are celebrating their 15th anniversary at the Artscape Theatre from 24 November to 4 December 2010. The CDC has been under the direction of Debbie Turner since 1995 and Jacqui Pells is now also assisting.  This is a […]

Monday, 22 November 2010

Grahamstown, the ‘Festival City’

Tweet Grahamstown is renowned as Festival City, as it is host to the largest arts festival in Africa – the National Arts Festival. Most people visit the town during the festival period, and experience the crazy bustle of thousands of tourists jostling their way down High Street, dodging between the hawkers touting their African wares, […]

Friday, 19 November 2010

Paternoster – a palliate for the soul

Tweet The first thing that strikes me about the gorgeous little seaside fishing village of Paternoster, is the harmony – there is no ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ side of the tracks here. Instead society is lumped into the same handbasket. The average holiday maker encased in huge utility vehicle, here for the weekend, tends to drive […]

Friday, 19 November 2010

Harbour House Restaurant in Kalk Bay – a review

Tweet It was my birthday on Monday and although my husband offered to make francolin curry for dinner I got my way and off to Harbour House we went!  We’ve often been to Polana but have not eaten in the ‘smarter’ part upstairs and oh it’s so pretty!  The floor to ceiling picture windows give […]

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

My Big Walk in Cape Town

Tweet A few weeks ago I got a mail from a friend suggesting we enter the Big Walk and before I fell over with the thought of walking 80km I read a bit further and realised she was talking about entering the 5km leg of the race. All in all a much better idea, so […]

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Winner 5 Star Luxury Bush Breakaway for Two

Tweet CONGRATULATIONS to Hannes Visser of South Africa who has won a 3-night luxury bush breakaway for two persons, at the 5-star graded Botsebotse Bush Retreat, in the malaria-free Zebula Game Reserve and Golf Estate in the Limpopo province’s Waterberg region. The prize includes accommodation for two persons sharing for 3 consecutive nights in a […]