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Thursday, 30 December 2010

Events in January – begin the year with a bang

Tweet Another year has begun, another year to have fun! Some of you might already be getting itchy feet and wish to escape the office for another holiday, but if you can’t make that happen then why not get yourself to one of the many fantastic events that are happening in South Africa this January. […]

Wednesday, 29 December 2010

Special Offers in January

Tweet Did the Festive Season break the bank a little bit? Are you feeling cash strapped but still have some time off and would like to go away? Well then here are some super savings that will allow you to have a great time away and save some money. All around South Africa there are […]

Monday, 27 December 2010

uShaka takes to the skies this summer

Tweet uShaka takes to the skies this summer (in partnership with Legend Aviation) with the launch of their helicopter sightseeing service from the new heliport at uShaka Marine World.  A helicopter is based at the heliport seven days a week from 9am to 5.30pm.  Flights are weather permitting, understandably. There are a variety of flights […]

Monday, 27 December 2010

Yellowwood Cafe in Howick – a review

Tweet A recent lunchtime excursion to Yellowwood Cafe in Howick in picturesque KwaZulu-Natal proved to be well worth my time with a combination of delicious food, friendly staff and scenic views making for a memorable visit. The Café is a country restaurant and prides itself on serving tasty yet wholesome food and after my friends […]

Wednesday, 22 December 2010

Things to do this holiday – the ‘I’m getting desperate’ list

Tweet I doubt that any of you really need this article. Who actually has to find things to do in the holiday in South Africa? I have a list of ‘to do’s’ that easily competes with the average corporation’s annual agenda, nevermind adding further activities to the schedule. But then I’m not being assailed by […]

Wednesday, 22 December 2010

‘The Penguins of Boulders’ by Dirk Schmidt – a Book Review

Tweet The Penguins of Boulders is a book all about the African penguin.  Despite being one of the most charismatic animals on our planet, it is a species in peril suffering from rapid environmental degradation through oil and chemical spillages and the depletion of inshore fish stocks as its primary food source. About the Book […]

Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Christmas without the turkey …

posted to: Miscellaneous

Tweet Have you ever noticed how inappropriate a huge meal (turkey and all) is in our warm South African climate? The thought of toiling over a stove and oven for hours only to produce a hot meal to consume on a boiling day is fast losing its allure for many. Add to this the concern […]

Monday, 20 December 2010

The Cobbit of McGregor

Tweet We find the house via a combination of directions from McGregor’s locals and the ability to follow our noses once we have the rather obvious house in sight – there are not many homes in McGregor that look quite like it. Outside is a sign – cobbits cottage. It’s an apt description of what […]

Monday, 20 December 2010

Bicycle Enthusiasts, the second chapter

Tweet Riding bicycles to commute and for pleasure is gaining popularity in South Africa and we previously asked local bicycle enthusiasts to tell us a little more about their bicycles and their favourite routes to cycle in the country. You can see the previous article here or read on for more … Our first Q&A […]

Monday, 20 December 2010

Sky Dining at uShaka Marine World

Tweet uShaka has a treat in store for Durbanites or Festive Season holiday visitors to this KwaZulu Natal city.  Have I got your attention and more importantly do you fancy dining 50 metres above the ground?  Well then Sky Dining at uShaka Marine World is the place for you.  Twenty two diners seated around a […]

Sunday, 19 December 2010

Win a 3 Night Luxury “Land & River” African Safari in the Addo Elephant National Park (closed)

Tweet Win a 3 Night Luxury “Land and River” African Safari for two adults and two children, at Addo Afrique Giraffe Lodge overlooking the Addo Elephant National Park – the only National Park in the world where the Big 7 (Elephant, Buffalo, Lion, Leopard, Rhino, Southern Right Whale and Great White Shark) can be seen. […]

Friday, 17 December 2010

Guitar legends reunite for Splashy Fen 2011

Tweet Collectively known as The Aquarian Quartet, acoustic guitar maestros Steve Newman, Tony Cox, Syd Kitchen and Greg Georgiades are set to reunite after a break of six years for a special performance at next year’s Splashy Fen Music Festival in the Drakensberg over the Easter weekend from April 21 to 25. In the history […]

Friday, 17 December 2010

Winner 3 Night Retreat in the Winelands

Tweet CONGRATULATIONS to Bea Becker of South Africa who has won a 3-night retreat on a 220 hectare wine farm near Stellenbosch, in the Cape Winelands. The prize includes 3 nights accommodation, breakfast daily, afternoon tea and a bottle of Hawksmoor wine and a cheese & meat platter. Bea, your voucher is on its way. […]

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

For Bicycle Enthusiasts … South Africans and their bicycles

Tweet South Africans and their bicycles: Riding bicycles to commute and for pleasure is fast gaining popularity in South Africa. We asked local bicycle enthusiasts (Bloggers and Twitter personalities) to tell us a little more about their bicycles and about their favourite places to cycle … Read about what Thaya, Natalie, Lauren and Brandon have […]

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Bicycle lanes in Cape Town

Tweet Cyclists have been in a state of euphoria since the Cape Town municipality announced they would be creating dedicated bicycle lanes in and around the city. The City of Cape Town is one of the first municipalities in South Africa to advocate the need for bicycle lanes, which not only provide a slight relief […]