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Monday, 30 April 2012

I Love Mtunzini Because …

Tweet Hi, I’m Ann Walters from Mtunzini in Zululand, KwaZulu Natal. Mtunzini IS BEST KNOWN FOR its exceptional setting overlooking an unspoilt lagoon and miles of beautiful beach. GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN AT sunrise while strolling on the beach. THE BEST mood PICTURES CAN BE TAKEN AT the Raphia Palm Natural Monument which is like […]

Thursday, 26 April 2012

Weekly Events Round Up (30 Apr to 6 May 2012)

Tweet This week continues with the hive of activity surrounding the public holiday season and if you are lucky enough to take the Monday off work as well you can make an extra long weekend of it! We all lead busy lives but it is a good idea to get out and do something different […]

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

I Love Fresnaye Because …

Tweet Hi, I’m Melanie from The Walden Suites in Fresnaye on the Atlantic Seaboard in Cape Town. FRESNAYE IS BEST KNOWN FOR its tranquillity and awesome views. Best of both worlds as you have the mountains and the ocean on your doorstep. It is also mostly a wind-free area when the well known Cape Doctor […]

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

I Love Mooi River Because …

Tweet Hi, I’m Arlene Arnold from Wild Berry Guest Farm in Mooi River. Originally called Lawrenceville, the town of Mooi River nestles in a valley some 1401m above sea level.  The Zulus called the river “Mpofana” or “place of the eland”, while the Dutch named it “Mooi” meaning “pretty”.  The countryside varies from mountainous in […]

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

World of Birds – A Wonderful Day’s Family Outing in Hout Bay

Tweet Walter Mangold has an unusual name. He also had an unusual vision, well over 30 years ago. That vision was to fill four hectares of land already overrun with port jackson with birds, trees and aviaries. Perhaps it is the association of his name with a highly desirable mineral that has sustained his venture, […]

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

The Victorian Café in Howick – A Review

Tweet The small town of Howick in the picturesque Natal Midlands is home to a number of eateries and restaurants. One of those establishments is The Victorian Café, a small restaurant situated in Main Street just opposite the beautifully restored Agricultural Hall, one of the town’s main attractions. Despite its rather posh name, The Victorian […]

Monday, 23 April 2012

I Love Cape Town Central Because …

Tweet Hi, I’m Jason Rodwell from the Daddy Long Legs Art Hotel in Cape Town Central. Cape Town Central IS BEST KNOWN FOR Long Street and the nightlife surrounding it. GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN AT Table Mountain which is, in my opinion, one of the best things Cape Town has to offer and such an amazing […]

Friday, 20 April 2012

Weekly Events Round Up (23-29 Apr 2012)

Tweet The provinces throughout South Africa are a hive of activity this week mostly due to the up-coming public holiday thus long weekend and are treating us to some wonderful events of all varieties. It is now time to bring out your calendar and take note of these exciting things happening all around you! Don’t […]

Friday, 20 April 2012

I Love Hoedspruit Because …

Tweet Hi, I’m Gerrie Molle and Anita de Laat from BushGlam Luxury Holiday Home in Hoedspruit in Limpopo. Hoedspruit IS BEST KNOWN FOR its perfect location surrounded by Private Game Reserves and only 40 minutes’ drive to world famous Kruger National Park. GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN AT sitting in your open safari vehicle when a herd of […]

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Win a 3 Night Romantic Stay at Naries Namakwa Retreat (Closed)

Tweet WIN a 3 night romantic stay at  Naries Namakwa Retreat …  a hideaway in the fascinating Namaqualand, close to Springbok, off the N7 towards Kleinzee (on the R355) in the Northern Cape. Offering a unique experience amid spectacular scenery they are well positioned for exploring the greater Namakwa Region. Naries is renowned for delicious […]

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Sightseeing In Cape Town – the Hop-on, Hop-off Experience

Tweet We’re standing just outside the Two Oceans Aquarium on a Monday that is also a public holiday. It’s early, and the weather is typically autumnal in it’s insistence on confusing our thermostats with devastatingly blue skies accompanied by winds that could easily have blown in off the tundra. Particularly if you’re wearing slops, like […]

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

I Love Morningside Durban Because …

Tweet Hi, I’m Caroline from Lindsay Loft in Morningside, Durban in KwaZulu Natal. Morningside IS BEST KNOWN FOR being a trendy upmarket suburb with many restaurants, pubs and clubs. Its parks and gardens and beautiful residential homes including Kings House, the State President’s residence when he visits Durban, just add an extra dimension. WHEN THE […]

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Gardens With a Difference – Alternative Gardens to Visit

Tweet More and more there are gardens grown and maintained not only for the joy of those who establish them, but also for the public to whom the gardens are made available, simply for the joy of it. These are unofficial gardens that individuals have planted themselves. They are not botanical, although gardens like the […]

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

The Terrace Tea Garden and Animal Farm in Illovo Beach – A Review

Tweet The Terrace Tea Garden in Illovo Beach on the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast is a delightful eatery that caters for a wide variety of age groups, tastes, and preferences. Situated within the lush greenery of the Illovo Nursery in Elizabeth Avenue just opposite the popular ATKV Natalia holiday resort, the Terrace Tea Garden has become […]

Monday, 16 April 2012

I Love Underberg Because …

Tweet Hi, I’m Caryn Walker from Bergview in Underberg in the Drakensberg. Underberg IS BEST KNOWN FOR fly fishing, bird watching and hiking. GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN AT the viewpoint as you enter Underberg, as you get a lovely view of the mountain. THE BEST Underberg PICTURES CAN BE TAKEN AT the top of the […]

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