• Bitten by the whale watching bug Bitten by the whale watching bug We don’t realise how lucky we are in South Africa, and in particular the Western Cape, to have the mightiest of the marine mammals visit our coastline between every year ...
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  • Locals share their favourite getaways Locals share their favourite getaways We ask 30 local South Africans to share their favourite holiday destinations and getaways with us. From the more popular destinations like Knysna and the Kruger Park to ...
  • The Oude Skip hike The Oude Skip hike The Oude Skip walk shares portions of its hike with the larger Karbonkelberg Traverse, which is roughly seven hours of hard walk from Hout Bay harbour to Llandudno ...
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Missed some articles? View all posts published in September 2011 below.

Friday, 30 September 2011

I Love Richards Bay Because …

Tweet Hi, I’m Riëth Marais from La Rochelle Inn in Richards Bay, Zululand, KwaZulu Natal. Richards Bay IS BEST KNOWN FOR lovely weather right through the year & holidays. GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN AT the Look Out point for the beautiful scenery of the harbour and sail yachts. THE BEST leisure PICTURES CAN BE TAKEN […]

Thursday, 29 September 2011

Sabie Valley Coffee – Spilling the Beans

Tweet Let me start by dispelling a few coffee myths: you shouldn’t store ground coffee in the fridge but in an airtight container, decaf coffee is punted by the industry because it retails at a higher price not because it’s healthier for you, instant coffee is usually chicory and Robusta coffee (cheaper to produce, inferior […]

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

I Love Balgowan Because …

Tweet Hi, I’m Rosemarie from Enniskerry Self Catering in Balgowan. Balgowan IS BEST KNOWN FOR its scenic beauty and friendly people. GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN AT … well actually anywhere in the area, because the scenery is your background and it’s amazing. THE BEST PICTURES CAN BE TAKEN anywhere you choose. WHEN THE WEATHER’S GOOD, I […]

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Casterbridge in White River, almost a Hardy novel setting

Tweet White River is linked to Nelspruit by the R40. The two towns are so close (20 minutes’ drive) that it is only time before they merge, incorporating the rather innocuous Rocky Drift that at the moment serves as a buffer between them. The secret to travel, anywhere, is to do as the locals do […]

Monday, 26 September 2011

Le Pâtissier – when in Hazyview, visit the Belgian Baker

Tweet Croissants, country ham, quiche Lorraine, pastries that include apple turnover, Belgian milk tart, chocolate eclair, Danish eight, apple frangipane, custard slice; Belgian breakfast with an assortment of cheeses, croissant or pain au chocolat, health bread sandwiches, artisan breads of every description, and coffee to die for… Hazyview, when we get there, is busy. That […]

Monday, 26 September 2011

I Love Napier Because …

Tweet Hi, I’m Craigan Millar from The Suntouched Inn in Napier. Napier IS BEST KNOWN FOR the being the little arty town on the way to Arniston! GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN AT the biggest sundial in South Africa, at the Napier Muncipal Building. THE BEST scenery PICTURES CAN BE TAKEN AT the top of the […]

Friday, 23 September 2011

Kruger – the low down on what to remember, where to stay, what to do and spotting the Big 5

Tweet The Kruger National Park is undoubtedly THE place to be when it comes to seeing game in what should be their natural environment.  Even if during school holidays the number of people entering the park is questionable, traffic fairly congested, and the tendency of individuals to do silly things like feed hyenas and monkeys […]

Friday, 23 September 2011

I Love Hazyview Because …

Tweet Hi, I’m Tina from Böhm’s Zeederberg Country House in Hazyview, Panorama Route, Mpumalanga. Hazyview IS BEST KNOWN FOR its warm friendly climate and people, and being so centrally located to major tourist attractions such as Kruger National Park and Blyde River Canyon. GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN AT God’s Window (surely the closest you will […]

Thursday, 22 September 2011

Southern Kruger – we review 3 restcamps and hot spots for sighting game

Tweet The southern Kruger region of the famous National Park lies between the Crocodile River to the south, the Sabie in the north and, in the east, the Lebombo Mountains. Nothing quite prepares you for the park’s impact, the trees and hills an unexpected flavour to the picture I had of the bushveld as, well, […]

Thursday, 22 September 2011

RJs Steakhouse in Pietermaritzburg – A review

Tweet The RJ’s restaurant chain has become a household name in South Africa for a number of years now and is synonymous for producing succulent steaks, mouth-watering ribs and various other types of delicious cuisine. Eager to put these claims to the test I paid a visit to RJ’s at the upmarket Invesco Centre in […]

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

I Love Port Alfred Because …

Tweet Hi, we are Valerie and Peter from Sunshine Cottage in Port Alfred in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. Port Alfred IS BEST KNOWN FOR being the Heart of the Sunshine Coast with pristine beaches, nature trails, the Kowie River, good game reserve and deep sea fishing. Many residents are descendants of the 1820 Settlers. GET YOUR […]

Monday, 19 September 2011

I Love L’Agulhas Because …

Tweet Hi, I’m Hilary Marshall from South Point Self Catering and B&B and B&B in L’Agulhas in Cape Agulhas. L’Agulhas IS BEST KNOWN AS being the southernmost town in Africa, where the Indian and Atlantic oceans meet. GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN AT the stone cairn, marking the southernmost tip of Africa, as this is where […]

Friday, 16 September 2011

Volunteer Wildfire Services Awareness Day

Tweet The Fire and Fynbos Awareness Day is an annual event held in Assagaaibosch Nature Reserve which is part of the gorgeous Jonkershoek valley that lies just behind Stellenbosch. you might be asking what this event is all about, well it aims to create awareness about the fynbos and fires as well as the opportunity […]

Friday, 16 September 2011

I Love Lanseria Because

Tweet Hi, I’m Lise from Lethabo Estate in Lanseria in Gauteng. Lanseria IS BEST KNOWN FOR is best known for its airport which takes you affordably to local destinations but also into Wildest Africa. We are in The Cradle Of Humankind and a stone’s throw from the Magaliesberg and are surrounded by a wide variety […]

Thursday, 15 September 2011

A Noteworthy Sunday at Budmarsh Country Lodge – with Adrian Galliard

Tweet On Sunday 2 October 2011 join in the festivities of spring with a picnic and wonderful music from Adrian Galliard at the Noteworth Sunday at Budmarsh Country Lodge in Magaliesberg, Gauteng. Bring along your picnic blanket and order your picnic box filled with delicious goodies and sit back, relax and enjoy the music. Gilliard […]

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