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Monday, 28 February 2011

Top things to do in Joburg – residents give insider tips

Tweet Whether you call it Jozie, Jo’burg, or just plain Johannesburg, if you live here you love it, whilst the rest of the country talks about it in hushed tones as a place riddled with crime and best avoided, especially at peak hour, which is most of the day. A visit to Jo’burg is a […]

Monday, 28 February 2011

Coconut Grove in Pietermaritzburg – A review

Tweet Eating out these days is expensive and finding a restaurant that offers genuine value for money is no easy task. However, a Sunday evening visit to Coconut Grove at the Liberty Midlands Mall in Pietermaritzburg proved that dining out can still be affordable and enjoyable at the same time. Upon arrival, a friendly manager […]

Friday, 25 February 2011

Biodiversity Garden – a wonderful visit in the shadow of the stadium

Tweet Remember the slight furore about the Common in Green Point, Cape Town round about the end of 2006, when plans for the new stadium became common knowledge? Locals of the neighbourhood jumped up and down at the mention of the word ‘stadium’, siting terms like ‘white elephant’ and ‘destructive to the environment’, which at […]

Friday, 25 February 2011

Empire Cafe in Muizenberg a community favourite

Tweet Tucked in a hidden lane above the railway line, Empire Cafe occupies a double volume space in an original vintage building in York Road, Muizenberg. After eight years, Empire still reigns supreme as Muizenberg’s favourite breakfast and lunch spot. Locals breeze in throughout the day for their fix of Tribe organic coffee, legendary breakfasts […]

Thursday, 24 February 2011

Walking Wynberg

Tweet Who would have thought that Wynberg Main Road, which most people avoid at given times of the day and barely give a second glance, could be so steeped in history? I’ve often been aware, as I drive my son home from school, that there are bits of the road that look as though they […]

Thursday, 24 February 2011

Waterford Wine Estate – Wonderful Wine at Waterford

Tweet It’s a beautiful sunny day, and I can tell the day is going to be hot. I’m heading down the highway towards Stellenbosch, watching the mountains come ever closer. My goal is the Waterford Wine Estate. To my mind this little winery is the jewel in the Stellenbosch Wine Route’s crown. Waterford is a […]

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Pet friendly Restaurants in Cape Town

Tweet Recently we found a lost dog, a beautiful golden Labrador with violet eyes, and the sweetest demeanor. No one claimed her and she became part of the family. We named her Perdie, and she was the perfect dog – our absolute shadow. She suffered from separation anxiety though, which meant that unless we wanted […]

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Simons Towns historical mile – seeing the seaside town through new eyes

Tweet The essence of Simon’s Town has been here since 1741. That’s a long time, I think to myself, as, with hat firmly clipped to my head with one of these huge slide things because of the south easterly that is hammering through here, I leave my car beneath a tree in a side road […]

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Centre Court restaurant and coffee shop – A review

Tweet Located in the heart of the Pavilion Shopping Centre in Westville, Durban, The Centre Court Restaurant and Coffee shop has been around for some time and even though I’ve eaten there a few times in the past, a recent visit was as enjoyable as always. The variety of cuisine available at Centre Court is […]

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

The Old Biscuit Mill revisited

Tweet The Old Biscuit Mill, in Albert Rd, Woodstock, was once a run down mill and an eyesore. Courageous developers had a daring vision to create a unique space for creatives and designers who could work and showcase their creations in the same space. The idea was to see people at work, to witness the […]

Monday, 21 February 2011

Chocolat Café in Durbanville – a review

Tweet It was the name that first attracted my attention as I drove past – Chocolat. I blame Joanne Harris, but visions of the delightful café from the novel filled my head, and I knew that I had to stop and have brunch. I mean, how could I pass up a place named after one […]

Friday, 18 February 2011

Exploring the Stellenbosch Botanical Garden

Tweet Hidden in the heart of Stellenbosch where one least expects to find a garden, and where Neethling, Murray, Keefom and Van Riebeek streets meet in amongst residences, historical buildings and guesthouses, lies one of the most beautiful gardens imaginable. And I say this with all due respect to the myriad gorgeous gardens we have […]

Friday, 18 February 2011

Jason Sushi and Restaurant – a review

Tweet Tucked away in the quiet suburb of Welgemoed near Durbanville, you can find a relatively new restaurant called Jason’s Sushi. The restaurant took over from a rather dingy branch of Mamma Roma that was seriously in decline. Jason bought the space and revamped it into a small stylish restaurant. The place is family run, […]

Friday, 18 February 2011

Enter the Mr, Miss or Junior Miss uShaka Marine World competition

Tweet If you’re in tip-top shape and love the sea, splash out and enter the biggest and best beauty pageant in Kwa-Zulu Natal, the Mr, Miss or Junior Miss uShaka Marine World competition. A firm favourite on the uShaka Marine World Calendar the ‘pageant’ is now into its seventh year and is gaining popularity all […]

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

5 days – Cape Town to Johannesburg, via the Free State

Tweet Ah, the heart of the country where the sun almost always shines, or at least for 340 days of the year. Swathes of wheat fields, cosmos and sunflowers with a backdrop of rolling hills, incredible sandstone mountains, and roads that lack congestion, give or take the odd pothole. This is the Free State. Right […]