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Missed some articles? View all posts published in January 2012 below.

Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Essence Café in Pietermaritzburg – A Review

Tweet Location plays a critical role in the success of any restaurant and Essence Café is most certainly well situated at Wetherlys Centre, probably the most upmarket location in the Pietermaritzburg CBD. On the day of my visit there were a number of luxury cars, including BMW’s, Mercedes Benz’s, Audi’s and even a Porsche gracing […]

Monday, 30 January 2012

I Love Menlo Park Because …

Tweet Hi, I’m Anna Marie Pienaar from Menlo Park, Pretoria Accommodation. MENLO PARK IS BEST KNOWN FOR being very centrally located to Shopping Centres and the University of Pretoria and the Pretoria Country Golf Club. GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN AT the Pretoria Country club, because of the beautiful gardens. THE BEST PICTURES CAN BE TAKEN AT […]

Friday, 27 January 2012

I Love Beaufort West Because …

Tweet Hi, I’m Elsolique from Old House Guesthouse in Beaufort West in the Karoo. Beaufort West IS BEST KNOWN FOR its unique Karoo hospitality. GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN AT the Chris Barnard Museum; Chris Barnard was the famous heart surgeon who performed the worlds first heart transplant. THE BEST Karoo PICTURES CAN BE TAKEN AT […]

Friday, 27 January 2012

Weekly Events Round Up (30 Jan to 5 Feb 2012)

Tweet If you haven’t thought about what you’re going to do next week, we’ve come up with a list of some of the most exciting events that will be taking place. We will now be giving you a weekly round up of the upcoming events and festivals throughout South Africa. We will keep you up […]

Thursday, 26 January 2012

Graaff-Reinet’s Obesa Nursery – Walk the Cacti Labyrinth

Tweet You either get it, or you don’t. With the Obesa Cactus Nursery. Although describing it as a ‘nursery’ hardly does the experience justice. For a visit here, if you allow it, is far more of an experience than it is a simple trip to the nursery to pick up a cactus or two for […]

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

I Love Chartwell Because …

Tweet Hi, I’m Alan from Hoopoe Haven Guest House in Chartwell, in Sandton. CHARTWELL IS BEST KNOWN FOR its country atmosphere and living. All plots are from 2.5 to 10 acres in size, so it is very peaceful. The Lion Park is on the border of Chartwell West 1 km away as the crow flies and […]

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

5 great things to do when in Graaff-Reinet

Tweet 5 great things to do when in Graaff-Reinet: Stop your car on the outskirts of town on the Camdeboo Mountain Drive and below you will lie the circular shape of Graaff-Reinet, held within a generous bend of the Sundays River closest to you, and the mountains of the Sneeuberg in the background. It’s a […]

Monday, 23 January 2012

I Love Kamberg Because …

Tweet Hi, I’m Gerhard from Qambathi Mountain Lodge in Kamberg in the Drakensberg. Kamberg IS BEST KNOWN FOR its Bushman Rock Art, fly-fishing and breathtaking mountain scenery. GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN AT Highmoor or on one of our game drives with Giant’s Castle in the background. The views are really something special with Mount Eskirne […]

Friday, 20 January 2012

I Love Mkuze Because …

Tweet Hi, I’m Nicky Kinnell from Leopard Mountain Game Lodge in Mkuze in KwaZulu-Natal. MKUZE IS BEST KNOWN FOR Game Reserves and Conservation. The village of Mkuze is a mere 18km’s from the entrance gate to the Mkuze Reserve, in the shadow of the Ubombo Mountains. GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN AT the reserve – the […]

Thursday, 19 January 2012

Escape to the West Coast and the Berg River Region

Tweet Think West Coast, think sand, heat, sea and little fresh water. And you wouldn’t be far off the mark. The West Coast is arid, wild and windswept, but it does have water. And one of the major sources of water available that makes farming possible, in the arid Sandveld and undulating hills of the […]

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

I Love Tzaneen Because …

Tweet Hi, I’m Natalie from Tzaneen Country Lodge in Tzaneen. Tzaneen IS BEST KNOWN as the fruit basket of South Africa and famous for its tropical fruits and extraordinary scenic beauty. GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN AT Debegeni Waterfall – meaning the place of the Big Pot. (It’s a stunning waterfall with lush bush and vegetation). THE […]

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Bosman Family Vineyard – A Long Lunch and Celebration in Fairtrade

Tweet If you are looking for a fantastic experience on the weekend of 17 and 18 March 2012 why not take a drive to Wellington for their annual Wellington Harvest Festival. Purchase your access pass at your first port of call or at the Wellington Tourism Office. Your pass allows you free wine tasting at […]

Monday, 9 January 2012

The Cape Leopard Trust – small cats with big problems

Tweet Dr Quinton Martins, the man behind The Cape Leopard Trust, has seen only seven ad hoc sightings of wild leopards in the Cederberg where his research takes place in eight years. Even with collars, he sees but a few each year. The Cape Leopard is a vulnerable, isolated population that occurs at low density […]

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

I did it Five Bays!

Tweet It is just as well that when first reading the email inviting us to join one of the Cape West Coast Biosphere Trails that the rather obvious fact that I was going to have to actually walk the 28 km didn’t register. Or I probably would have chickened out and sent my other half […]