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Wednesday, 31 August 2011

I Love Komatipoort Because …

Tweet Hi, I’m Suefrom Trees Too Guest Lodge in Komatipoort, Mpumalanga. Komatipoort IS BEST KNOWN FOR the Crocodile Bridge Gate into the Kruger, being next to the Mozambique and Swaziland borders and for prawns! GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN AT the Kruger National Park with an obliging elephant or lion as your backdrop … subject to […]

Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Tea at Nellies

Tweet I’ve got a confession to make. I’ve lived in Cape Town for nigh on six years and up until yesterday had still not had high tea at Nellies. This is a sacrilege. Even my friends, who recently came to stay from Durban, managed to make a detour to the Mount Nelson Hotel something of […]

Monday, 29 August 2011

I Love George Because …

Tweet Hi, I’m Jenny from George in the beautiful Garden Route. George IS BEST KNOWN FOR its beautiful mountains, famous golf courses and nearby beaches is the centre of the Garden Route, It has a great temperate climate. Its a town that has something for everyone. GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN AT Dolphin Point at Kaaimans […]

Friday, 26 August 2011

I Love McGregor Because …

Tweet Hi, I’m Anette from Tanagra Wine and Guest Farm in McGregor, Breede River Valley. McGregor IS BEST KNOWN FOR its well preserved historic cottages, its eccentric people and its tranquil and relaxed lifestyle. GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN AT Tanagra under the giant wild fig tree. THE BEST landscape PICTURES CAN BE TAKEN anywhere in […]

Friday, 26 August 2011

Spring in the Western Cape in photographs

Tweet We were sent some really beautiful photographs which were taken near Philadelphia in the Western Cape which got us all excited about Spring. It’s a wonderful time of year – Join us in celebrating the imminent arrival of Spring here in South Africa. “I love this time of year and the rural fields are […]

Thursday, 25 August 2011

Zip Zap Circus zests up with added vooma by Adele Blank

Tweet I’ve never been to watch the Zip Zap Circus in Cape Town. I’ve known of its existence, especially since it moved into its ‘tent’ just behind Artscape. Who wouldn’t. What a great space, all you see from the N1/N2 fly-over above Table Bay Boulevard is the dome to your left, the words Zip Zap […]

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Nelspruits Lowveld Botanical Garden – a little piece of heaven

Tweet Nelspruits Lowveld Botanical Garden is where I not only lose, but find my hat. Having dropped it somewhere on the pathways through their incredible African rainforest where my mesmerised self lost track of both time, and my hair covering. I was to have it restored to me by one of the entrance attendants who […]

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

I Love Bettys Bay Because …

Tweet Hi, I’m Louise from Bettys Bay, in the Cape Overberg. Bettys Bay IS BEST KNOWN FOR its beautiful beaches amazing mountain and pristine fynbos. GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN anywhere in Bettys Bay with either the mountain behind you or the sea. THE BEST penguin PICTURES CAN BE TAKEN AT Stony Point penguin colony. OTHER […]

Monday, 22 August 2011

I Love Rivonia Because …

Tweet Hi, I’m Jill Marais from Rivonia Bed & Breakfast in Rivonia. Rivonia IS BEST KNOWN FOR its restaurants and IT industry. GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN AT Lilliesleaf Farm in Rivonia, where Nelson Mandela and ANC members used to meet and hide out in the apartheid era. THE BEST spring PICTURES CAN BE TAKEN when […]

Thursday, 18 August 2011

A Seafood Extravaganza at Strandloper in Photographs

Tweet A friend decided to have his birthday at the Strandloper Seafood Restaurant in Langebaan and it was a scorcher of a day. We all arrived with plenty of suntan lotion, hats and cooler boxes filled with drinks and ice (definitely recommended when its hot). Booking is essential and since we were a large group […]

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Win a Weekend with Friends or Family in Joburg (closed)

Tweet WIN a weekend away with friends or family (6 people) at Idwala Boutique Guest House, a luxurious and comfortable haven set in tranquil indigenous gardens, in the leafy green suburb of Darrenwood in Johannesburg. This truly distinguished Boutique Guest House offers a very special and luxurious environment combined with an embracing warm hospitality. Idwala’s […]

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Winner 3 Night Stay for 4 at the Hartbeespoort Dam

Tweet CONGRATULATIONS to Donna Leung of South Africa who has won a 3 night stay for 2 couples at the eleg­ant 4-star graded Galagos Lodge, in the scenic vil­lage of Kosmos and within close prox­im­ity to all the attrac­tions of the Hartbeespoort Dam. Includes welcome drinks, chilled cham­pagne and a rose petal spread in your […]

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Zinkwazi Photographs

Tweet Zinkwazi is probably one of my most favourite places in South Africa.  A small seaside village on the Dolphin Coast of KwaZulu Natal, it hasn’t changed much since we started visiting it thirty odd years ago.  In fact the only growth is Prouds Pizza on the beach and the Magohany Reef beach bar – […]

Monday, 15 August 2011

I Love Langebaan Because …

Tweet Hi, I’m Shahn from The Farmhouse Hotel in Langebaan on the Cape West Coast. Langebaan IS BEST KNOWN FOR it’s beautiful Lagoon, rich historical heritage, array of fauna & flora, delicious seafood, water sports and fun filled activities. GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN AT the West Coast National Park, it is one of the most popular […]

Monday, 15 August 2011

The Eshayamoya train ride in Creighton

Tweet When my friend Sarah contacted me recently inviting me to join her and a couple of others for a train ride in the beautiful countryside of the Southern Natal Midlands, I jumped at the opportunity. Although I had driven along a section of the route once previously, I was nevertheless looking forward to the […]

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