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Monday, 31 October 2011

I Love Magoebaskloof Because …

Tweet Hi, I’m Shahrzad Hone from Kuhestan Farm Cottages in Magoebaskloof, Limpopo MAGOEBASKLOOF IS BEST KNOWN FOR its mountains, streams, forests and exotic birds. GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN AT Debengeni Falls, a beautiful wide waterfall flowing into the Magoebaskloof Dam. The falls which are found at the foot of the Magoebaskloof Mountains are an ideal place […]

Friday, 28 October 2011

Struisbaai Photographs

Tweet Although a bit windy on the day we visited Struisbaai and not being during ‘season’ just yet we could still get a vibe for this pretty seaside town located in the Cape Agulhas region of the Western Cape.  Colourful fishing boats bobbed in the harbour and children swam and boogie-boarded in the waves (don’t […]

Friday, 28 October 2011

I Love Pietermaritzburg Because …

Tweet Hi, I’m Sharon Clarke from Gecko Hill in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu Natal. Pietermaritzburg IS BEST KNOWN FOR its vibrant culture, natural beauty and historical Victorian architecture. GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN AT the Rosehurst Café, because of its quaint, manicured Victorian garden. Situated at 239 Boom Street, the café serves delicious light meals for either breakfast or […]

Thursday, 27 October 2011

Kamers vol Geskenke – where gifts are flying off the shelves

Tweet If there is one event you attend for all your Christmas gift shopping, then make it Kamers vol Geskenke at Lourensford wine estate in Somerset West, happening now: until 29 October, 9am to 6pm daily. I’m just back from three hours of soaking up the ambiance of a market that gives new meaning to […]

Thursday, 27 October 2011

John Dorys Liberty Midlands Mall – A review

Tweet Founded with the intent of making fresh fish and seafood available to the public at affordable prices, the first John Dorys Fish and Grill opened its doors in Durban in 1996 and quickly mushroomed into a national brand with 26 stores in eight provinces. That sort of growth is pretty impressive in anyone’s books […]

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Win a Romantic Stay for 2 on the Cape West Coast (closed)

Tweet WIN a 2 night stay in Langebaan and experience West Coast hospitality at The Farmhouse Hotel, ideally situated overlooking the tranquil Langebaan Lagoon. Alluring to nature lovers, Langebaan offers vivid shows of spring flowers, birdlife and an untamed coastline. Explore the lagoon, hike the neighbouring Nature Reserve or simply relax and enjoy the sunset. […]

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

I Love Constantia Because …

Tweet Hi, I’m Olga Backberg from Wild Peach Cottage in Constantia. Constantia IS BEST KNOWN FOR its stunning natural beauty and as the birthplace of the wine farming industry in South Africa. GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN AT Groot Constantia, the oldest and probably the most famous wine estate in South Africa, with several well-preserved original […]

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Bredasdorp Photographs

Tweet We had the opportunity to visit the town of Bredasdorp when we took part in the Voet van Afrika Marathon this past weekend.  The town is situated in the Cape Agulhas region of the Western Cape and claims to be the first town or dorp to be established in South Africa.  Apart from being […]

Monday, 24 October 2011

Winner Weekend with Friends or Family in Joburg

Tweet CONGRATULATIONS to Dawie Degenaar of South Africa who has won 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. Includes lux­ury accom­mod­a­tion for 6 people shar­ing for 2 con­sec­ut­ive nights […]

Monday, 24 October 2011

I Love Biedouw Valley Because …

Tweet Hi, I’m Andrea from Enjo Nature Farm in the Biedouw Valley, Cederberg. Biedouw Valley IS BEST KNOWN FOR its incredible landscape and spring flowers. GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN on Hoek se Berg, with impressive mountain formation. THE BEST valley PICTURES CAN BE TAKEN AT the Biedouw Valley Amphitheatre. OTHER HAPPY SNAPS AT Enjo swimming […]

Friday, 21 October 2011

I Love Rondebosch Because …

Tweet Hi, I’m Vanessa Wium from Sandown Lodge in Rondebosch. Rondebosch IS BEST KNOWN FOR its history as the place where the first Dutch settlers where given land to farm along the banks of the Liesbeek River, where Cecil John Rhodes rebuilt the Groote Schuur Estate which today is the home of the State President […]

Thursday, 20 October 2011

Staying in the Townships of Cape Town

Tweet For those of us whities who live in Cape Town, the townships of Khayelitsha, Gugs (Gugelethu) and Langa are places one seldom visits. Most of us give them a rather wide berth, if truth be told, their association with crime, gangsterism, poverty, Aids and anti-white sentiment enough to maintain the segregation of our past. […]

Thursday, 20 October 2011

A Wild Ride at Ratanga Junction – Photographs

Tweet I have to admit, I haven’t been to Ratanga Junction in years – I remember when I was at school it was all the rage to spend as many weekends as possible at Ratanga. Going on every ride until we were delirious with adrenaline and excitement. So when a friend suggested this for her […]

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

I Love Pennington Because …

Tweet Hi, I’m Susanne Hallett from Botha House in Pennington on the South Coast of KwaZulu Natal. Pennington IS BEST KNOWN FOR beautiful endless beaches, peace and tranquillity, surfing, fishing, bird watching and of course the Umdoni Park Golf Course and Selborne Golf Estate. GET YOUR SUNRISE PICTURE TAKEN from your private Botha House balcony […]

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Goedverwacht – The Eden of the Sandveld

Tweet Dave Cornelius stoops to enter the Home of Snoek en Patat, Goedverwacht’s local coffee shop that also functions as the heart of the little village, at least as far as the youth is concerned. He can’t be more than 22 years old, but he smiles and confidently holds out his hand for me to […]

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