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Thursday, 30 June 2011

Top spots in the Overberg – 10 days just isn’t long enough

Tweet I thought ten days would be more than enough to take in a few of the towns and highlights of the Overberg, but I couldn’t have been more wrong. Ten days is but a dress rehearsal for the performance, and we could easily return for another two weeks and still not have captured the […]

Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Winner Magical Holiday in Knysna

Tweet CONGRATULATIONS to Hydeh-Mari Elkington of South Africa who has won a magical stay in Knysna for two adults and two chil­dren (under 12 years of age) on the Knysna Lagoon — 2 nights on board a Lightleys Holiday Houseboat, with one of those nights moor­ed at Thesen’s Island Harbour Town, and 2 nights at […]

Wednesday, 29 June 2011

I Love Stellenbosch Because …

Tweet Hi, I’m Joerg Streibing from Stellenbosch. We are just 30 minutes from Cape Town International Airport and right in the heart of the Cape Winelands. Stellenbosch IS BEST KNOWN FOR its friendly people, young student vibe, classic university buildings and Cape Dutch architecture, as well as the fantastic wines and award winning food. GET YOUR […]

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

10 top things (with kids) to do in Cape Town this (winter) holiday

Tweet Just the other day I heard one of the local DJs on a radio station, whilst in my car in the middle of Claremont, talking about the ‘secret season’ in Cape Town. The Mother City’s winters might have a scheduled wet season, but they are, arguably, an even more beautiful time to visit the […]

Monday, 27 June 2011

Hotagterklip, Struisbaai’s historical village

Tweet “Oh, you must visit Hotagterklip”, Ilze from the Napier farmstall mentions, on her way  to deliver another couple of her scrumptious chicken pies to the table alongside us. We are busy pouring over a map of the area, enjoying the idea of choosing where next to go, once we’d settled ourselves in Arniston. “Hotagterklip? […]

Monday, 27 June 2011

I Love Nelspruit Because …

Tweet   Hi, I’m Charmaine de Lange from Eco Eden Bush Lodge, Conference and Events Venue in Nelspruit, Mpumalanga. Nelspruit IS BEST KNOWN FOR its excellent climate, bushveld and nearby Kruger National Park. GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN AT God’s Window on the Panorama route, an easy day drive with numerous waterfalls as well as the […]

Monday, 27 June 2011

Liberty Midlands Mall Motor Show – A review

Tweet Once dubbed ‘Sleepy Hollow’, Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal’s capital, has become a vibrant city thanks largely to the establishment of a modern shopping centre there some years ago. Situated on Sanctuary Road, just off the N3 highway, The Liberty Midlands Mall is home to nearly 180 shops including many household names like Game, Pick ‘n Pay, […]

Friday, 24 June 2011

I Love Wellington Because …

Tweet Hi, I’m Tina Casu from Grand Dédale Country House in Wellington in the Cape Winelands. Wellington IS BEST KNOWN FOR beautiful mountain scenery, authenticity, great organic produce and its generous and friendly people. GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN AT at Doolhof Wine Estate with stunning mountain views all around. Go down to the river walk […]

Friday, 24 June 2011

Jewel Of India – An exquisite dining experience

Tweet The relatively newly established Invesco Centre in Pietermaritzburg boasts a number of top quality restaurants all offering their own unique brand of cuisine. One of those restaurants, The Jewel of India, was my latest port of call on my travels through KwaZulu-Natal, and what an amazing experience it proved to be. My good friend […]

Friday, 24 June 2011

Liliesleaf Farm Photographs

Tweet On a recent visit to Johannesburg my mom and I decided to spend a morning taking a tour at the Liliesleaf farm in the leafy suburb of Rivonia. I had heard of Liliesleaf before but this was a learning and historical experience unlike anything I have experienced in a while. Liliesleaf farm was key […]

Thursday, 23 June 2011

Nottingham Road Photographs

Tweet Nottingham Road, one of my favourite places in South Africa is a quaint farming village in the heart of the Natal Midlands in KwaZulu Natal.  Surrounded by spectacular scenery; think green rolling hills, snow capped mountains in the winter (actually Notties has been known to have a substantial amount of snow during the winter!), […]

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

I Love Oudtshoorn Because …

Tweet Hi, We are Phil & Linda Putzel from The Gumtree Guest House in Oudtshoorn in the Western Cape. OUDTSHOORN IS BEST KNOWN FOR the world famous Cango Caves and being the Ostrich-Capital of the world! GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN AT an Ostrich Showfarm riding an Ostrich (or feeding an Ostrich). The best farms to […]

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Heavenly Hilton Photographs

Tweet Hilton, a pretty, misty village with an English country feel is located at the start of the very popular Midlands Meander. The streets are tree-lined and it’s the perfect place to live during the summer months with temperatures normally a good five degrees cooler than Pietermaritzburg in the valley below. The village was some […]

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Baardskeerdersbos – a visit uncovers a hamlet full of artists

Tweet I have to admit to a certain fascination with Baardskeerdersbos even before my visit. I mean, what kind of town names itself after a tiny spider that cuts human hair to make its nest? And apparently this all began way back in the 1660s when an expedition of five men, sent by Jan van […]

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Short & Sweet comes to Cape Town

Tweet Capetonians are in for a winter treat! Short & Sweet, London’s only weekly short film evening comes to Cape Town for an exclusive five-week special. In association with Highland Park Single Malt Whisky, Short & Sweet launches on Tuesday, 28 June at the Bay Harbour, Hout Bay (31 Harbour Road – opposite Fish on […]