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Wednesday, 30 November 2011

I Love Sandhurst Because …

Tweet Hi, I’m Cheryl from Mustard Seed Guest House in Sandhurst, Sandton. Sandhurst IS BEST KNOWN FOR its stunning homes and beautiful gardens. GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN AT The Mandela Statue. This statue of a 21st century icon will tower above you. THE BEST scenic PICTURES CAN BE TAKEN FROM the top of the Radisson […]

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Chart Farm Photographs

Tweet My husband and I did something different on Sunday – we visited Chart Farm in Wynberg Park and picked our own roses!  I had been earlier in the year only to find that roses are seasonal and I was a few weeks to late but taking my flowering Iceberg rose at home as an […]

Monday, 28 November 2011

I Love Greyton Because …

Tweet Hi, I’m Gemma Downing from Greyton in the Cape Overberg, Western Cape. Greyton IS BEST KNOWN FOR its oak tree lined streets and magnificent Riviersonderend Mountains. GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN whilst bobbing about in the Gobos River – so refreshing. THE BEST still life PICTURES CAN BE TAKEN in the surrounding mountains early in […]

Friday, 25 November 2011

I Love Kenton on Sea Because …

Tweet Hi, I’m Gill Pringle from Beach House in Kenton on Sea. Kenton on Sea IS BEST KNOWN FOR its sheltered coves and pristine stretches of beach. GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN AT Carriage Rock which is an interesting landmark and commands a superb sea view. THE BEST family PICTURES CAN BE TAKEN AT Shelley Bay […]

Thursday, 24 November 2011

City Bowl Market on Hope – one-stop market for all your food needs

Tweet Is it just me, or has the Neighbourgoods Market at the Old Biscuit Mill in Cape Town become ridiculously busy, over priced and just plain unpleasant if you happen to arrive at any time past 9am, and who doesn’t? I’m the last one to knock the Neighbourgoods. They’re a first-rate market – they’ve outlasted […]

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

I Love Ficksburg Because …

Tweet Hi, We’re Dennis and Tereza from Malutizicht Lodge in Ficksburg in the Free State. FICKSBURG IS BEST KNOWN FOR cherries! GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN AT General Fick’s Monument which is in front of the town hall. The hall itself is a national monument. THE BEST scenic PICTURES CAN BE TAKEN on top of Emperani […]

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Taim-go-loer – a farm stay where time stands still in Napier

Tweet The first thing to grab my attention, other than the obvious prettiness of our accommodation, is the name of the place we choose to stay just outside of Napier – a little town in the Overberg close enough to Caledon not to feel like a trek-and-a-half for a weekend break. It’s called Taim-go-loer. I […]

Monday, 21 November 2011

I Love Shelly Beach Because …

Tweet Hi, I’m Karin Müller-Nedebock from Ilala Holiday Home in Shelly Beach. Shelly Beach IS BEST KNOWN FOR its quiet holiday atmosphere, even though you are at the centre of everything. GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN basking on the beach, riding the waves, abseiling in the Gorge or white river rafting down the Umzimkulu River. THE […]

Friday, 18 November 2011

I Love Cintsa Because …

Tweet Hi, I’m Charlene Brown from Crawford’s Beach Lodge and Cabins in Cintsa on the Wild Coast. Cintsa IS BEST KNOWN FOR its lovely clean beaches and untouched nature. GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN AT any one of the many small and sometimes big tide pools along the long beach. THE BEST relaxation PICTURES CAN BE […]

Thursday, 17 November 2011

CocoáFair – the Biscuit Mill acquires a taste for chocolate

Tweet There is a little more to CocoáFair than simply chocolate. For many of us just the promise of locally made, artisan, organic chocolate is enough of an invitation to have us reaching for a taste…and believe me, having sampled, it is a mouth-watering experience. But Thor soon explains, as I query the name, that […]

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

I Love Rosebank Because …

Tweet Hi, I’m Yves Ducommun from Carmichael House in Rosebank, Southern Suburbs of Cape Town ROSEBANK IS BEST KNOWN FOR being on the slopes of Devil’s Peak. “Upper Rosebank used to be a portion of much larger properties sold in the early years of the 19th century by farmers to British immigrants that came at […]

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Butcher Block Restaurant in Pietermaritzburg – A review

Tweet When my good friend Mary-Anne invited me to join her and her parents for dinner at The Butcher Block Restaurant in Pietermaritzburg recently I didn’t hesitate on taking up their offer knowing from past experience that the food at this establishment is generally pretty good. Situated at the Liberty Midlands Mall, The Butcher Block […]

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Slow Food Flick, Pick & Mix – Photographs

Tweet Last week I had a fantastic evening out at the Fugard Theatre in District 6, Cape Town. I attended a screening of the original Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, which was made in 1971. The evening was organised by Slow Food Mother City and they had arranged a sweet market before the movie […]

Monday, 14 November 2011

I Love East London Because …

Tweet Hi, I’m Leigh from The Rose ‘n Ale in East London on the Sunshine Coast in the Eastern Cape. East London IS BEST KNOWN FOR its friendly people and lovely beaches. GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN AT the Esplande as there are often dolphins surfing the waves. THE BEST beach PICTURES CAN BE TAKEN AT […]

Friday, 11 November 2011

I Love Bethlehem Because …

Tweet Hi, I’m Evette from Lavender Hill Country Estate in Bethlehem in the Thabo Mofutsanyana region of the Eastern Free State. BETHLEHEM IS BEST KNOWN FOR its beautiful scenery it also has a number of historical sandstone buildings, many of which are now provincial heritage sites. GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN AT the old ship at […]

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