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  • 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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Wednesday, 29 February 2012

10 Superb Things to Do When Next in Stellenbosch

Tweet You may or may not know that Stellenbosch is the second oldest town in South Africa and is fondly referred to as ‘Eikestad’ or city of oaks. While visiting this town your eyes will be drawn to the gorgeous examples of Victorian, Cape Dutch and Georgian architecture that line the streets. Take you time […]

Wednesday, 29 February 2012

I Love Eshowe Because …

Tweet Hi, I’m Ann Davenport from Eshowe Hills Eco and Golf Estate in Eshowe, KwaZulu Natal. ESHOWE IS BEST KNOWN FOR its beautiful forest and birdlife and is centrally situated for trips to the game reserves and Battlefields. GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN AT the Dlinza Forest and Aerial Boardwalk. THE BEST scenic PICTURES CAN BE TAKEN AT Eshowe Hills. OTHER HAPPY […]

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

All roads lead to Colesberg…

Tweet Colesberg lies along that section of the N1 highway that belongs to typical little Northern Cape towns like Hanover, Bethulie, Springfontein, De Aar and Trompsburg. It’s the part of the highway where I begin to nod off if not driving, and to daydream if I am. It’s the section of the N1 that tends […]

Monday, 27 February 2012

I Love Highlands Estate Because …

Tweet Hi, I’m Kerstin Fritz from House Fritz in Highlands Estate. Highlands Estate IS BEST KNOWN FOR being a Green Belt; the suburb lies on the lower slopes of Table Mountain, between Vredehoek and Oranjezicht. GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN AT the foot of Table Mountain because from here you can walk right to the top of this famous landmark. […]

Friday, 24 February 2012

Weekly Events Round Up (27 Feb to 4 Mar 2012)

Tweet This week we bring you a selection of popular events around South Africa that have been running for many years from a community carnival to a vintage tractor fair and various music festivals. Alternatively, why not take part in some of the many other exciting events on offer ranging from a hobby exhibition, chilli […]

Friday, 24 February 2012

Gorgeous A Bubbly Bar by Graham Beck Opens at Steenberg estate

Tweet Who doesn’t love the first sip of a glass of bubbly, or the whole glass for that matter. If you like me are a huge fan of bubbly (the fond term used to describe Méthode Cap Classique – South Africa’s own version of champagne produced in the traditional French method) you will be jumping […]

Friday, 24 February 2012

I Love Beaulieu Because …

Tweet Hi, I’m Glenda from Glenda’s Guest Suites in Beaulieu, Midrand, Gauteng. Beaulieu IS BEST KNOWN FOR being a wonderfully quiet and peaceful residential area, in the heart of one of Gauteng’s fastest growing business areas, Midrand. We are so close to all the action and yet far enough for our guests to feel like they […]

Thursday, 23 February 2012

Tea Under the Trees – Best Place to Do Tea in Paarl

Tweet If you are looking for a spot that feels more like you’ve been invited to tea in colonial style at someone’s home (because that’s what it is) than having dropped in at a local coffee shop or bistro, then head to Tea under the Trees in Paarl. Just make sure you do it before […]

Thursday, 23 February 2012

Cappello Restaurant in Pietermaritzburg – A review

Tweet Although the brand has been around since 2001, Cappello is relatively new to the Pietermaritzburg restaurant scene having only opened in the KwaZulu-Natal capital a few months ago. I recently popped in for lunch to see what they had to offer and was rather impressed with my findings. Originally developed as a coffee shop […]

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

10 Fabulous Things To Do When Next in Franschhoek

Tweet The gorgeous French corner of the Cape, Franschhoek, lies in one of the most beautiful wine valleys not only in South Africa, but also the world. You may know of Franschhoek as the culinary capital of South Africa with so many award winning restaurants we are slightly spoiled for choice. However food and wine […]

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

I Love La Lucia Because …

Tweet Hi, I’m Priscilla Rodrigues from La Lucia in KwaZulu Natal. LA LUCIA IS BEST KNOWN FOR its beautiful, tranquil, lush green surroundings.  It is the place to come to unwind, put your feet up and de-stress … It is quiet, peaceful and calming – the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of […]

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Bloemfonteins Botanical Garden – Perfect for Photo Moments and Lazy Afternoons

Tweet Bloemfontein gets a rather raw deal. Mention that you’re spending Christmas there and you’re immediately the recipient of sympathetic looks. Some people will even groan out loud, assuming this will automatically make you feel better. Fortunately I have no attachment to the city one way or the other. I won’t go as far as […]

Monday, 20 February 2012

I Love Harrismith Because …

Tweet Hi, I’m Alet from Greensleeves Guesthouse in Harrismith. Harrismith IS BEST KNOWN FOR being a friendly town. It’s also well known as the halfway stop between Durban and Johannesburg. GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN AT the Platberg Mountain which is in the Platberg Game Reserve adjoining the Botanical Garden. THE BEST mountain PICTURES CAN BE […]

Friday, 17 February 2012

Weekly Events Round Up (20-26 Feb 2012)

Tweet The beginning of the harvest festivals marks the height of the summer season! This week wine connoisseurs will be delighted to be heading to the wine districts of South Africa for the start of the harvest festivals. For those who prefer bubbles we can suggest the beer festival or champagne house at the polo […]

Friday, 17 February 2012

I Love Ballito Because …

Tweet Hi, I’m Jaimé Ernst from Ballito in KwaZulu Natal. Ballito IS BEST KNOWN FOR its endless summers, golden beaches, breathtaking sunrises and regular sightings of the bottlenose dolphins that use our coastline as their playground. Fabulous golf courses, mountain biking trails, quad biking adventures make sure that there is something to keep everyone busy. GET […]