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Thursday, 31 March 2011

Special Offers in April – give yourself a break

Tweet April is one of my favourite months of the year, not only because South Africa has a boom of public holidays but because it is the month of the year when the weather is still deciding what it wants to do. One day we will have winter and the next day a beautiful summer […]

Thursday, 31 March 2011

Rondebosch Potters Market – I feel an obsession coming on

Tweet On the second-last Saturday of March and November is ceramics fever in Cape Town. Everyone even remotely interested in pottery descends on the Rondebosch Potters Market, where everyone who produces pottery in any shape or form, is there to exhibit. And we’re not talking cousin John’s barely there, not so very well exhibited just-learnt-to-use-a-wheel […]

Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Events in April – enjoy the public holidays!

Tweet This month we don’t just have one public holiday – we have four coming up. It kicks off with Easter celebrations and a long weekend thanks to Good Friday and Family Day, shortly thereafter we will enjoy Freedom Day and less than a week later we celebrate Workers Day in May on a Sunday, […]

Tuesday, 29 March 2011

The Duck Pond Restaurant – A review

Tweet I always enjoy taking a break from my often-busy schedule in tranquil surroundings. Not only is it good for the mind, it’s also good for the soul and one’s overall well-being. The Duck Pond Restaurant in Pietermaritzburg is a venue that fitted the bill perfectly and was my latest port of call on my […]

Monday, 28 March 2011

Limpopo top things to do

Tweet The northernmost province of South Africa, Limpopo is regarded as the eco capital of the country and is where you go to experience wildlife, incredible scenery and a lot less traffic congestion, unless the Kruger National Park in peak holiday season is your idea of a traffic jam. Limpopo is also heavily shrouded in […]

Monday, 28 March 2011

The Oxford Arms in Durbanville – a review

Tweet People who know about food know that many of our trends come from overseas and that in the last decade there was an international trend of gastro pubs, which were especially popular in Britain. Pubs have been the watering houses of travelers for centuries and this could be seen as a reinvention whereby pubs […]

Thursday, 24 March 2011

Win a Country Life Magazine Subscription – Our March Competition (Closed)

Tweet Congratulations to our winners of this competition, Rachelle Inocco and Gerhard Wolmarans. We hope you enjoy your years worth of “Arm-chair Travelling”. Get South Africa’s popular Country Life Magazine delivered to your door every month for a year! Every month throughout 2011, Country Life and www.SA-Venues.com are giving away two annual subscriptions to this […]

Thursday, 24 March 2011

De Volkskombuis in Stellenbosch – a review

Tweet “De Volkskombuis? I can’t even pronounce that!” was my reaction when I heard where we were going for dinner. Forgive me, I grew up abroad and my Afrikaans is limited to “Dankie”. So on Tuesday night I found myself at De Volkskombuis Restaurant in Stellenbosch. Four foodies and a couple of racing enthusiasts meant […]

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Mpumalanga top things to do

Tweet They speak about Mpumalanga as the place of the rising sun. Indicative in many ways of the outdoor lifestyle that is the essence of time-out in Mpumalanga, one goes there for the wide open spaces, the sweeping mountains, torrentous rivers and waterfalls, and valleys enshrouded in mist. The  romance of the lowveld beckons with […]

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Corner Post Bar and Dining Room – A review

Tweet The Corner Post Bar and Dining room in the small town of Howick was my latest port of call during my travels in the picturesque KwaZulu-Natal Midlands and, for the most part, I was rather disappointed with my findings. There has been a restaurant at the Corner Post since 1997 so it’s an established […]

Thursday, 17 March 2011

Upmarket, down-to-earth market in Somerset West, Hathersage Market, a great place to be

Tweet Make a space in your diaries for the second and last Sunday of every month, because this is a market, if you live anywhere near Somerset West, that deserves your patronage. Not just because it supports exceptional, local food, or because it is a positively sumptuous venue and a wonderful space in which to […]

Thursday, 17 March 2011

Tickle yourself pink with the burgers at Beefcakes Diner

Tweet “I’ve just had the best burger I’ve ever tasted,” these were the words my friend Lara greeted me with when she got home on Saturday night. “Really, where?” was my enthusiastic response. “Oh, it’s a place called Beefcakes. It’s this retro 1950’s diner in Green Point. It quite camp, I’m not sure you’re a […]

Thursday, 17 March 2011

Photos from the Argus Cycle Tour

Tweet The 2011 Argus Cycle Tour took place on Sunday, March 13th in perfect conditions; temperatures in the mid 20’s and more importantly, not a breath of wind.  After the gale force conditions of the previous two years I’m sure the wind and how strong it might be was the topic of conversation for most […]

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Winner 3 Luxurious Nights in Knysna

Tweet CONGRATULATIONS to Grethe Rademan of South Africa who has won 3 nights at the fabulous 5-star graded Kanonkop House, with the most spectacular views on the Garden Route, from ‘the best rooms in Knysna’. The prize includes accommodation for 2 people sharing for 3 consecutive nights, breakfast daily, local beverages, breathtaking views, personal attention […]

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

The Flamjangled Tea Party

Tweet Set on the Contermanskloof Wine Farm, only 30 minutes from Cape Town, the Flamjangled Tea Party in Durbanville is a unique, colourful weekend long party and celebration of music. With its ‘Mad Hatter’s Tea Party’ theme, festivalgoers need little encouragement to dress up in psychedelic costumes, embracing the opportunity to dust off their zaniest […]