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Friday, 29 June 2012

I Love Brooklyn Because …

Tweet Hi, I’m Marlene Viljoen from Brooklyn in Pretoria, Gauteng. BROOKLYN IS BEST KNOWN FOR the luscious green Jacaranda trees, especially when in bloom in October. GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN AT the University of Pretoria because the buildings are old and full of character as well as new if you prefer the modern design.  There are […]

Thursday, 28 June 2012

Vintage Meets Korean Food on Long Street

Tweet Vintage Meets Korean Food on Long Street: Long Street is no stranger to a hip and happening lifestyle in Cape Town. Other than the slight possibility of a mugging late at night (and even then the muggers are rather friendly – some even give you back your sim cards before making off with your […]

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

I Love St James Because …

Tweet Hi, I’m Barbara from Villa St James in St James in the False Bay of Cape Town. St James IS BEST KNOWN FOR its’ colourful traditional Victorian bathing boxes or beach huts. GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN AT the beach in front of the Beach Huts – they are fun, colourful and iconic so make […]

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Caversham Mill Restaurant – The eternal heart of the Midlands Meander

Tweet It had been quite a while since I had visited the KwaZulu Natal Midlands, so I was looking forward to making the drive up from Pietermaritzburg to the Caversham Mill Restaurant, reported to be one of the best outdoor restaurants in South Africa. It was a beautiful winter’s day with clear blue skies and […]

Monday, 25 June 2012

I Love Maitlands Because …

Tweet Hi, I’m Tren from Thunzi Bush Lodge in Maitlands, Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape. Maitlands IS BEST KNOWN FOR its beautiful, pristine beach which is right next door to a coastal indigenous forest. GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN AT the top of the GIANT Maitland Sand dune, yes it really is BIG! THE BEST nature […]

Friday, 22 June 2012

I Love Klaarstroom Because …

Tweet Hi, I’m Willem Cillie from El Yolo One in Klaarstroom in the Western Cape‘s Karoo. Klaarstroom IS BEST KNOWN FOR taking the visitors back into time. THE BEST family PICTURES CAN BE TAKEN AT the Klaarstroom general dealer, where you are still served over the counter. The General dealer is the grocer, post office, bottle […]

Thursday, 21 June 2012

South Africa’s 8 World Heritage Sites – and why they’re worth a visit

Tweet It’s incredible to think that South Africa has eight sites that have ‘outstanding universal value to humanity’. These places form part of a World Heritage List that is protected for the future of our children. Around the world there are about 936 of them that include the Pyramids of Egypt, the Great Barrier Reef […]

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

I Love Craighall Park Because …

Tweet Hi, I’m Liz Delmont from Liz at Lancaster Guesthouse in Craighall Park, Johannesburg, Gauteng. Craighall Park IS BEST KNOWN FOR best known for its great central location in the huge sprawling city of Joburg. It is an ideal base for the business and leisure traveller as it’s 10 minutes from Sandton as well as Joburg Central […]

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Observatory – Studying Stars Up On The Hill In Cape Town

Tweet I find myself in the grounds of SAAO, Observatory – Cape Town‘s bohemian suburb, where you’re most likely to live if you’re a lecturer at the university, an artist, work on one of the city’s many glossy magazines, or are involved in astronomy. The streets are narrow and higgledy piggledy, but lined with trendy […]

Monday, 18 June 2012

I Love Elim Because …

Tweet Hi, I’m Heidi Maritz from Doornbosch Guesthouse & Country Cottage in Elim in Cape Agulhas, Western Cape. ELIM IS BEST KNOWN FOR its historical buildings and church. GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN AT the waterwheel – it is very old. THE BEST wedding PICTURES CAN BE TAKEN AT the old historic church. OTHER HAPPY SNAPS AT the […]

Friday, 15 June 2012

Weekly Events Round Up (18 – 24 June 2012)

Tweet With the Winter Solstice occurring this week, signifying the shortest day, we can look forward to the days beginning to grow lighter and longer again, giving us even more reason to get out and enjoy some of the amazing annual events and festivals going on in the various provinces around South Africa. We have […]

Friday, 15 June 2012

I Love Struisbaai Because …

Tweet Hi, I’m Christine from Mermaid Guest House in Struisbaai in the Cape Agulhas, Western Cape. STRUISBAAI IS BEST KNOWN FOR its long uninterrupted white sandy beach. GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN AT the harbour with the fishermen’s chuckies (little boats the go out to catch some fish). THE BEST beach PICTURES CAN BE TAKEN AT in […]

Thursday, 14 June 2012

Traffords Restaurant in Pietermaritzburg – A Trip Down Memory Lane

Tweet Situated at 43 Miller Street in Pietermaritzburg, Traffords restaurant is one of Pietermaritzburg’s newest culinary attractions and is a unique establishment, as I discovered when I had dinner there recently. Owned by local businessperson Penny Hatting, Traffords is a throwback to the restaurants of the 1960s and 1970s, when fine dining was the order […]

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

I Love Rorkes Drift Because …

Tweet Hi, I’m Kristie Paine from Isibindi Zulu Lodge in Rorkes Drift, Battlefields, KwaZulu Natal. Rorkes Drift IS BEST KNOWN FOR The battlefields (Anglo-Zulu) and for the Crafts that come from this area. GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN AT Isandlwana and Rorkes Drift museums, these are the special places where people lost their lives fighting for their Country/ […]

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

8 Independent Book Stores in Cape Town – Perfect for Wet Weather

Tweet Will the emergence of e-readers like Kindle mean the end of books? I hope not. There is nothing quite like the indulgence of holding, smelling, leafing through a book. And collecting them. Sure, the Kindle is light, can store umpteen books, is easy to carry bla, bla, bla – and I might even stoop […]

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