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Friday, 29 July 2011

Fresh Earth Food Store – soul food comes to Jo’burg

Tweet I’m sitting at a wooden table in an alcove amidst the buzz of the café that lies to one side of the food store cum health shop that is the Fresh Earth Food Store, exclaiming over my breakfast. I can count on one hand the number of eateries* where I can hope to find […]

Friday, 29 July 2011

Franschhoek in mid-winter – photographs

Tweet Even in the middle of winter the gorgeous town of Franschhoek in the Cape Winelands enchants. If you are looking for a romantic breakaway, Franschhoek in winter is a gem with lots of charming places to stay and lots to do in and around the town. Franshhoek’s village has a wonderful collection of art […]

Thursday, 28 July 2011
South African Hiking Trails

Peers Cave Hike

Tweet Most people get to Peers Cave, above the dunes of Fish Hoek, in a fairly dignified manner, albeit a steep one. There is, after all, a fairly logical and easy to find path hewn for hikers that leaves a parking lot on Ou Kaapse Weg and takes you up to the cave in oh, […]

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Tulbagh Spring Arts Festival 2011

Tweet The historic Cape Winelands town of Tulbagh is hosting the annual Tulbagh Spring Arts Festival over the weekend of 26-28 August 2011, celebrating the arts in all their varied forms. The festival also coincides with the spring wildflowers, which include several varieties of rare endemic bulbs that only flower in the Tulbagh valley. It […]

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

I Love Kyalami Because …

Tweet Hi, we’re Sandy and Peter from Soul Fusion Guest House in Kyalami. Kyalami IS BEST KNOWN FOR it’s Motor Racing Circuit that used to be home to the South African Formula 1 Grand Prix, as well as being the ‘Horse Capital’ of the world with a vibrant horse industry and approximately 5500 horses within […]

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Franschhoek Bastille Day Festival Photographs

Tweet Some of our team members attended the Franschhoek Bastille Day festival on the weekend of 16 July and brought back some wonderful photographs of the festivities. We especially like the photos of the Solms-Delta marching band – aren’t they a handsome bunch? Franschhoek, South Africa’s Gourmet Capital, celebrates its centuries-old French Huguenot heritage with […]

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Anvil Ale – Handcrafted ale anyone?

Tweet The first indication that Dullstroom is the home of Anvil Ale, a micro brewery that produces artisinal beer exclusively for the town, is the unobtrusive sign, strategically placed at the entrance to the popular weekend town. Admittedly it is at ground level, but it is obvious enough that even I see it, and it […]

Monday, 25 July 2011

I Love Bloemfontein Because …

Tweet Hi, I’m Jan Fourie from Camelia Guest House in Bloemfontein in the Motheo Region of the Free State. Bloemfontein IS BEST KNOWN FOR its friendly inhabitants and its historical sandstone buildings which comprise good material for art photos. If interested in capturing people relaxing at open restaurants, visit the three major shopping centres namely […]

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

When in Joburg: great spots at which to eat

Tweet I feel the need to qualify right away that I am not a resident of Jozi. I used to be. Joburg was where I met and lived with my now husband. Those were the initial heady days of our relationship, and I loved the vibey, fast-paced, hectic, bright and overly focused environment that was […]

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

I Love Glencairn Because …

Tweet Hi, I’m Gillian O’Leary from Moonglow Guest House in Glencairn, False Bay. Glencairn IS BEST KNOWN FOR for the stunning views over False Bay which stretched from Hangklip, close to Pringle Bay, through to Cape Point on the peninsula. GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN AT Cape Point at the light house with its stunning views […]

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

When in Joburg

Tweet Johannesburg is not a wee city by any stretch of the imagination. It’s an economic powerhouse , the provincial capital of Gauteng, has the largest economy in Sub-Saharan Africa, and is the world’s largest city that is not built on a river, lake or coastline, according to Wiki. It is often perceived by those […]

Monday, 18 July 2011

I Love Salt Rock Because …

Tweet Hi, I’m Louise Hill from Kingfisher Villa in Salt Rock. Salt Rock IS BEST KNOWN FOR the lovely beaches. The beaches of KwaZulu Natal are lucky enough to have warm water pretty much all year around so a swim is always possible! WHEN THE WEATHER’S GOOD, I LIKE TO be on the beach. WHEN […]

Monday, 18 July 2011

A Day Visit to Vermont – Photographs

Tweet Last weekend my family headed off to Vermont in the Cape Overberg (just before Hermanus) to say a fond farewell to my grandfather. He had lived in Vermont for more than 25 years and we thought it fitting to scatter his ashes in the town he called home. Although his house is quite literally […]

Friday, 15 July 2011

I Love Gardens Because …

Tweet Hi, I’m Adri from Tintagel Guesthouse in Gardens, Cape Town City Bowl. Gardens IS BEST KNOWN FOR its cultural diverse history reflected in the architecture, museums, galleries and lifestyle of the locals. GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN AT the famous Rose Corner Café and other Malay houses painted in bold colors in the Bo Kaap. […]

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

I Love Howick Because …

Tweet Hi, I’m Nicky Wallis from Sunbird Guest House in Howick in the Natal Midlands. Howick IS BEST KNOWN FOR being the the hub of the Midlands and waterfall country and of course its know for its approximately 100m high Howick Falls, and its proximity to the Midmar Dam (home of the Midmar Mile swim) and […]

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