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Friday, 30 March 2012

Weekly Events Round Up (2-8 Apr 2012)

Tweet This week we can look forward to not only celebrating Easter with hot cross buns and chocolate eggs but all the Easter festivities on offer around South Africa. The extra long weekend thanks to Good Friday and Family Day means more fun time to spend with those who mean the most to you. Many […]

Friday, 30 March 2012

I Love Fish Hoek Because …

Tweet Hi, I’m Yvette Katz from Oceans Echo in Fish Hoek. FISH HOEK IS BEST KNOWN FOR its beautiful white beach. GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN AT the coastal road; looking out towards Simons Town. THE BEST seaside PICTURES CAN BE TAKEN AT the beach. WHEN THE WEATHER’S GOOD, I LIKE TO hang out at the […]

Thursday, 29 March 2012

Winner Weekend Away for 2 in Magical Magaliesberg

Tweet CONGRATULATIONS to Reshma Pillay of South Africa who has won a 2 night weekend stay in Magical Magaliesberg at the 5-star graded Budmarsh Private Lodge. Includes two nights accom­mod­a­tion for 2 per­sons shar­ing on con­sec­ut­ive week­end nights includ­ing breakfast; sparkling wine in the room on arrival; a pic­nic for two on the Saturday; a […]

Thursday, 29 March 2012
I Wanna Go Camping!

I Wanna Go Camping! 5 Great Spots in Gauteng and the North West Province

Tweet Gauteng is the smallest of the provinces – barely encompassing Johannesburg, Pretoria and Vereeniging before flowing over its western boundary into North West and to the east into Mpumalanga. It’s also the busiest province, arguably the wealthiest, and probably the one for whom weekend escapes are possibly the most vital (all that weekly angst, […]

Wednesday, 28 March 2012
I Wanna Go Camping!

I wanna go camping! 8 unique campsites in the Eastern Cape

Tweet There is something of the ‘wild’ South Africa to a weekend spent camping in the Eastern Cape. Little towns up near Barkly East and Rhodes offer inland vastness, undisturbed beauty and snow in winter, whilst game lodges in and around the Baviaanskloof give easy access to big wildlife viewing, and the coast offers seascapes, […]

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

I Love Dullstroom Because …

Tweet Hi, I’m Atjie Bekker from The Troll House in Dullstroom, Mpumalanga. Dullstroom IS BEST KNOWN FOR top of the range fly fishing, the wonderful mist and priceless snowfalls! We are on the Eastern escarpment; two hours drive from Pretoria and Johannesburg and at 2053m above sea level are the highest town in South Africa! […]

Tuesday, 27 March 2012
I Wanna Go Camping!

I Wanna Go Camping! 10 Unique Campsites in the Western Cape

Tweet With Autumn just around the corner, and the heat of summer almost a thing of the past (there is still March to get through!), I’m hauling out our tent before we lose out completely on the opportunity to camp. We are totally spoilt for choice in the Western Cape when it comes to a […]

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Snooty Fox Restaurant – A touch of class and style in the Midlands

Tweet The Snooty Fox Restaurant is an award-winning à la carte restaurant situated just opposite the entrance to Midmar Dam in the stunningly beautiful Natal Midlands in KwaZulu Natal. I had not visited the establishment in quite some time and was interested to find out if they were still serving the same fantastic dishes of […]

Monday, 26 March 2012

I Love Sedgefield Because …

Tweet Hi, I’m Karen Krüger from Sedgefield on the Garden Route. Sedgefield IS BEST KNOWN FOR its five amazing, unspoilt beaches and excellent paraglyding conditions, as well as being named, the first official ‘Cittaslow – Slow Town” in Africa. GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN AT Gericke’s point, where you feel as if you are surrounded by two […]

Friday, 23 March 2012

Weekly Events Round Up (26 Mar to 1 Apr 2012)

Tweet As we enter the Autumn season you may feel it’s time to get fit before winter sets in then look no further as we have some brilliant suggestions of annual events and festivals taking place all over South Africa. If you are just looking for something you can enjoy with friends or if you […]

Friday, 23 March 2012

I Love Broederstroom Because …

Tweet Hi, I’m Mara Kruger from La Chaumiere Guest House in Broederstroom in the North West Province. Broederstroom IS BEST KNOWN FOR being your entrance in the Bush Veld vegetation area, fresh air and its friendly people en route to Hartbeespoort Dam. GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN AT the Magaliesberg Nature Reserve. THE BEST sunrise PICTURES CAN […]

Thursday, 22 March 2012

Fego Caffé in Pietermaritzburg – A Review

Tweet Fego Caffé at the Liberty Midlands Mall in Pietermaritzburg is a modern coffee bar and casual restaurant that has became a popular eatery frequented by people from all walks of life. The Fego Caffé concept works well because they always strive to serve the best espresso based coffees and quality, freshly prepared food at […]

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Win 3 Nights at the Exclusive Botsebotse Luxury Retreat (Closed)

Tweet WIN a 3-night stay at picture perfect Botsebotse Luxury Retreat, a 2012 World Luxury Travel Award Nominee. Situated in Bela Bela, in the Waterberg of Limpopo, approximately 2 hours from Johannesburg, Botsebotse Luxury Retreat is the perfect romantic destination with relaxing in-room massages, breakfasts in your PJ’s in your own private courtyard, picnic baskets […]

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Explore the Northern Cape – 10 Top Things To Do, Places To Visit

Tweet The Northern Cape can best be described in terms of its aridness and the crimson, sun-kissed sand dunes of the Kalahari. But this exceptionally beautiful, less visited, and vast part of South Africa that lies between the North Western Cape and Namibia works its hidden charms on those who visit. You cannot leave unaffected. […]

Monday, 19 March 2012

Winner 2 Night Stay in the Heart of the Cape Overberg

Tweet CONGRATULATIONS to Debbie Brenner of South Africa who has won a 2 night stay in Swellendam, the heart of the Cape Overberg, at the 5-star graded De Kloof Luxury Estate. Includes two nights accom­mod­a­tion in a Manor XL Suite with King-size, extra-length water­bed and zen style lux­uri­ous bath­room includ­ing jac­uzzi bath; welcome cock­tail; daily mouth­wa­ter­ing […]