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Thursday, 31 May 2012

Winner 3 Night Romantic Stay at Naries Namakwa Retreat

Tweet CONGRATULATIONS to Asha Singh of South Africa who has won a 3 night romantic stay at Naries Namakwa Retreat offering a wonderful stay in the Northern Cape. Includes three con­sec­ut­ive nights lux­ury accom­mod­a­tion for two adults shar­ing in our Romantic Namakwa Mountain Suites, a whole­some homemade break­fast each morning and a mem­or­able 3-course din­ner […]

Wednesday, 30 May 2012

I Love Bergville Because …

Tweet Hi, I’m Vaughn from Berghouse and Cottages in Bergville in the Drakensberg. BERGVILLE IS BEST KNOWN FOR the location as the gateway to the Northern Drakensberg; a thriving agricultural town, supporting the various local communities with supplies. GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN AT the Royal Natal National Park. This park has been declared a World […]

Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Win a Three Night Stay for 4 People at Addo Afrique Elephant Lodge (Closed)

Tweet WIN a 3-night stay for up to 4 persons at the exclusive eco-development Addo Afrique Elephant Lodge. Situated only 72km from the vibrant town of Port Elizabeth in the malaria free, natural bushveld in Greater Addo and overlooking the Addo Elephant National Park this is the perfect African experience and is amongst the finest […]

Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Alexandra Park in Pietermaritzburg – A beautiful venue for Cars in the Park

Tweet Established in 1860, Alexandra Park in Pietermaritzburg boasts an impressive array of flower and other plant species, while the cricket Oval, with its fascinating Victorian Pavilion (a national monument), regularly hosts many of the KwaZulu-Natal capital’s cultural events. Considered for many decades to be the city’s main social activity centre, Alexandra Park is well […]

Monday, 28 May 2012

I Love Himeville Because …

Tweet Hi, I’m Simone Suchet from Sani Lodge Backpackers in Himeville. Himeville IS BEST KNOWN FOR peace and mountain views. GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN AT Sani Top Chalet – the highest pub in Southern Africa by going on a Lesotho Tour with Drakensburg Adventures. THE BEST autumn PICTURES CAN BE TAKEN AT Kenmo Lake. OTHER […]

Friday, 25 May 2012

Weekly Events Round Up (28 May – 3 June 2012)

Tweet As we start to enter the winter season and are sipping red wine, relaxing in front of a warm log fire trying to think of ideas for keeping the kids entertained or socialising with friends, why not check out some of the various annual events and festivals in and around the various provinces throughout […]

Friday, 25 May 2012

I Love Riebeek Kasteel Because …

Tweet Hi, I’m Paul Saker from Suikerbossie in Riebeek Kasteel. Riebeek Kasteel IS BEST KNOWN FOR wine, olives, fantastic cuisine and its magical calm. GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN AT the red cow on the green! THE BEST PICTURES CAN BE TAKEN AT the top of the hill on the road from Malmesbury. OTHER HAPPY SNAPS […]

Thursday, 24 May 2012

Tandoor The Clay Oven restaurant in Pietermaritzburg – A review

Tweet Tandoor The Clay Oven is a relatively new eatery in Pietermaritzburg that specialises in traditional Indian cuisine. Conveniently situated at 319 Bulwer Street, directly opposite Merchiston School, Tandoor is only a short drive away from most of the city’s suburbs and only a kilometre or two away from the city’s bustling CBD. But what […]

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

I Love Carlswald Because …

Tweet Hi, I’m Sonia Grobler from Bag End Guest House in Carlswald, Midrand. CARLSWALD IS BEST KNOWN FOR its country feeling, big plots, bicycle and horse riders. GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN AT with a lion cub at Lory Park Zoo. THE BEST wedding PICTURES CAN BE TAKEN AT 64 Main rose garden. OTHER HAPPY SNAPS […]

Tuesday, 22 May 2012
South African Hiking Trails

The Thomas T Tucker Shipwreck Trail in Cape Point

Tweet Better known as Olifantsbos shipwreck trail, the Thomas T Tucker Shipwreck Trail might sound rather forbidding, but it’s actually a walk in the park, as you can turn back when you want to, and perfect for those with children as you reach the wreck fairly quickly. A wonderful aspect to living in Cape Town […]

Monday, 21 May 2012

I Love Gariep Dam Because …

Tweet Hi, I’m Robin van den Berg from Rose Cottage in Gariep Dam. Gariep Dam IS BEST KNOWN FOR superior accommodation at affordable rates and stunning view of the dam and wildlife. GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN AT the Gariep Dam wall. THE BEST Gariep Dam PICTURES CAN BE TAKEN AT the entrance road leading up […]

Friday, 18 May 2012

Weekly Events Round Up (21 – 27 May 2012)

Tweet If you are scratching your head as to what to do to get out and about this week then look no further as we have a selection of brilliant annual events and festivals happening in the various provinces throughout South Africa to keep your calendar full of fun ideas to entertain the family or […]

Friday, 18 May 2012

I Love Champagne Valley Because …

Tweet Hi, I’m Diane Harrison from Champagne Haven in Champagne Valley in the Drakensberg. Champagne Valley IS BEST KNOWN FOR its magnificent scenery, amazing hikes and many fun activities. GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN AT the canopy tour to prove you were brave enough. THE BEST scenery PICTURES CAN BE TAKEN from a canoe in the magnificent dam. OTHER […]

Thursday, 17 May 2012

Klein Optenhorst – Open Garden in Wellington Worth a Re-visit

Tweet ‘You are number two in the queue…” – Fortunately it’s a Sunday afternoon and few people are trying to get telephone numbers out of Telkom’s 1023 hotline. When I do get through I easily get the number for Starke Ayres’ Rosebank branch and the dear person who helps me there goes beyond the call […]

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

I Love Rosetta Because …

Tweet Hi, I’m John Wetton from Jolo Guest Farm in Rosetta in the Natal Midlands, KwaZulu Natal. ROSETTA IS BEST KNOWN FOR peace, tranquillity, a real village atmosphere having no 21st century  commercialism. GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN AT Blueberry Hill for magnificent views of the Berg. THE BEST Berg PICTURES CAN BE TAKEN AT the Kamberg and […]

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