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Wednesday, 28 December 2011

The Karkloof Canopy Tour – An adrenaline fuelled rush through the tree tops

Tweet The Karkloof Canopy Tour is probably the most well-known outdoor activity in the Natal Midlands, attracting people from all walks of life in search of the adventure of a lifetime. Situated amidst the beauty and greenery of the majestic Karkloof Valley, the tour involves traversing from one wooden platform to another along a pair […]

Friday, 23 December 2011

Being a tourist in your own town – 10 unusual things to do in Cape Town

Tweet There are a lot of things I’ve not done in Cape Town that the average tourist has. Exploring Cape Town through the eyes of a tourist can be as good as going on holiday elsewhere, a lot cheaper, and will earn you greenie points for saving on carbon emissions and for contributing to the […]

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Rawdon’s Restaurant – Good old fashioned service and hospitality in the Midlands

Tweet Situated in the heart of the Midlands Meander and only a five minute drive from the N3 highway is Rawdon’s Estate, probably one of the oldest hospitality establishments on the Midlands. The first thing that struck me about Rawdon’s was its unique, old world charm. Closely resembling an English country estate of a bygone […]

Monday, 19 December 2011

Winner Romantic Stay for 2 on the Cape West Coast

Tweet CONGRATULATIONS to Hennie Lombard of South Africa who has won a romantic stay for 2 people in Langebaan, at The Farmhouse Hotel, ideally situ­ated over­look­ing the tran­quil Langebaan Lagoon. Includes accommodation for 2 con­sec­ut­ive nights in a Superior Room for 2 people sharing, scrumptious break­fasts daily, a spa voucher from Mint Wellness loc­ated at The […]

Thursday, 15 December 2011

All I want for Christmas – some interesting and creative gift ideas

Tweet Ding, dong, ding ,dong – it’s Christmas. Again. The time of endless standing in queues listening to Boney M re-runs of Christmas carols, tinsel and turkeys begins. Bet last year you made a vow not to get caught up in the mayhem. And yet, here we are… If like most of us you’ve still […]

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Tips for a stress-free xmas holiday travel experience

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Tweet There is something almost deranged about the festive season. People become gripped by an inexplicable mania. Take my average shopping experience during Decembers of late where shoppers hurl themselves at the shelves in similar fashion to post-Christmas sales. Are they frightened that the shop will run out of items? Has Woolworths ever run out […]

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Gunthers – A little piece of Switzerland in the Midlands

Tweet I’ve never been to Switzerland, but I got the chance to experience just a taste of what that might be like when I visited Gunthers on the Midlands Meander recently. Gunther’s is not really a restaurant in the traditional sense, serving only light meals of German / Swiss sausages washed down with your favourite […]

Friday, 9 December 2011

I Love Edenvale Because …

Tweet Hi, I’m Bianca Hersov from Glendower View Guest House in Edenvale on the East Rand, Gauteng. Edenvale IS BEST KNOWN FOR being really close to Africa’s largest airport, OR Tambo International Airport. GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN AT Hunyani Reptile Educational and Breeding Centre with one of South Africa’s Deathly Dozen and listen to Clive’s […]

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

I Love Yzerfontein Because…

Tweet Hi, I’m Myrna from the White House Beach Villa in Yzerfontein. YZERFONTEIN IS BEST KNOWN FOR white sandy beaches, relaxed seaside living, whale spotting, birdlife, the September flower season, unforgettable golden sunsets, surfing and boating. GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN AT Pearl Bay, on the beach, a stone’s throw from the White House Beach Villa. […]

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

La Popote Restaurant in Hilton – a little oasis of peace and tranquillity in the Midlands

Tweet The quaint little village of Hilton in the Natal Midlands is a pleasure to visit no matter what time of the year. The crisp, clean air is always refreshing and with a number of quality eateries to choose from, you are almost always guaranteed to find the perfect venue to tickle your taste buds. […]

Monday, 5 December 2011

I Love Inanda Because …

Tweet Hi, I’m Paul Oosthuizen from Inanda Club in Inanda, a stone’s throw away from the financial business hub of Sandton in Johannesburg. Inanda, meaning ‘beautiful’ in Zulu, is the only remaining green lung in Sandton. INANDA IS BEST KNOWN FOR beautiful, up market residential properties and tree-lined streets, the suburb is also home to […]

Friday, 2 December 2011

I Love Jukskei Park Because …

Tweet Hi, I’m Ros Warren from Pepperwood Lodge in Jukskei Park, Randburg. Jukskei Park IS BEST KNOWN FOR location, location, location … so well positioned for great venues like the Dome, Northlands Deco Park and MonteCasino yet a quiet leafy suburb where you can get a good nights sleep. GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN AT the […]

Thursday, 1 December 2011

The Red Windmill – another great stop just outside Napier

Tweet Eat, play, live at the nursery | garden shop | restaurant | play area | vintage shop … Just outside the town of Napier, en route to Bredasdorp, sits a beautiful old Cape Dutch farm house, just off the road, with a bright red roof and white gables and walls. To the side of […]