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Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Kicking Back at the KKNK

Tweet The Klein Karoo National Arts Festival (simply known as the KKNK, which is most aptly pronounced in Afrikaans) is a proudly South African tribute to the Afrikaans language, culture and arts. In fact, it is the first festival in the country dedicated to one language community and, based on its annual attendance, remains the […]

Monday, 30 July 2012

7 Things To Do For Nature Lovers in Port Elizabeth

Tweet Port Elizabeth and the Eastern Cape in which it is situated are really beautiful parts of South Africa and remain somewhat untouched. The vegetation is scrubby in places, and densely lush in others. The landscape includes mountains, rivers, forests and beaches, making the fauna and flora interesting and diverse. Those that enjoy spending time […]

Friday, 27 July 2012

Keeping Busy in Tsitsikamma

Tweet Tsitsikamma is an exquisite part of the Garden Route; a route that extends formally between Storms River in the Eastern Cape to Mossel Bay in the Western Cape. However, many understand the Garden Route to refer to the entire route between Port Elizabeth and Cape Town. Tsitsikamma is a green haven of lush forests, […]

Thursday, 26 July 2012

Winner Three Night Stay For 4 People at Addo Afrique Elephant Lodge

Tweet CONGRATULATIONS to Natalie Vos of South Africa who has won a three night stay for 4 people at the 5-star graded Addo Afrique Elephant Lodge. Includes accommodation for 3 con­sectutive nights for up to 4 persons; breakfast daily; braai / bar­be­cue around the camp­fire on your first night; Schotia Safari with open top 4×4 […]

Thursday, 26 July 2012

The Grahamstown National Arts Festival

Tweet At any other time of year, the little university town of Grahamstown, just 90 minutes from Nelson Mandela Bay in the Eastern Cape, is a quiet hub of students and families going about their daily lives. However, come June / July, this peaceful retreat suddenly erupts into a hive of excitement and activity for […]

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Win A Whale Watching Experience at 138 Marine Beachfront Guesthouse, Hermanus (Closed)

Tweet WIN a 3-night stay at 4-star graded 138 Marine Beachfront Guesthouse and winner in the South Africa Tourism Welcome Awards 2010 / 2011 for service excellence in the B&B / Guesthouses / Country Lodges Category. Hermanus is one of those perfect locations where you have gorgeous views of the oceans while being surrounded by […]

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

The Billabong Pro in Jeffreys Bay

Tweet The Billabong Pro is part of an international surfing competition that pushes even the most seasoned surfing champs to the limits. This exciting sporting event is the halfway mark for the esteemed ASP World Tour, which is made up of a total of 10 individual surfing events around the planet. The winner of this […]

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Stanley Street in Richmond Hill Becomes PE’s Pulse

Tweet Richmond Hill is one of Port Elizabeth’s oldest suburbs, littered with charming Victorian homes that have been tastefully restored. It is bustling with newlyweds, young families and retired couples for a really diverse taste of the Friendly City. At any given time, neighbourhood dogs are seen exploring the area, children can be spotted playing […]

Monday, 23 July 2012

Get Your Adventure on in Oudtshoorn

Tweet As you wind your way along the narrow roads of the Karoo, the smell of the short scrub drifts lazily through the window. Proteas in full bloom nod along the road; an eager welcoming committee to the cultural hotspot of Oudtshoorn. Although Oudtshoorn is brimming with art, history and entertainment; it is also the […]

Friday, 20 July 2012

Explore the Addo Elephant Park

Tweet The Addo Elephant Park in the Eastern Cape boasts an area of some 180 000 hectares, making it the third largest national park in the whole of South Africa. It is situated less than an hour’s drive from Port Elizabeth and includes an intriguing variety of landscapes, fauna and flora. The Bushman’s and Sundays River […]

Monday, 16 July 2012

I Love Seaview Because …

Tweet Hi, I’m Tanya from Elizabeth House in Seaview, Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape. Seaview IS BEST KNOWN FOR its beautiful views of the Indian Ocean, proximity to lots of unspoilt beaches, and the dolphins and whales that come to visit us each day. GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN AT sunset on Maitlands beach, the […]

Friday, 13 July 2012

I Love St Helena Bay Because …

Tweet Hi, I’m Charl du Toit from St Helena Bay on the Cape West Coast. ST HELENA BAY IS BEST KNOWN FOR its boat-fishing (snoek), angling and birdwatching activities. GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN AT the Shelley Point Lighthouse, beautiful  rocks, shells and birdlife  and no need to make arrangements but go there yourself. THE BEST full-moon and […]

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

I Love Sir Lowrys Pass Because …

Tweet Hi, we’re Samantha and Marie-Helene from Lalapanzi Lodge in Sir Lowry’s Pass in the Cape Helderberg of the Western Cape. Sir Lowry’s Pass IS BEST KNOWN FOR for the steep mountain pass to the Overberg. GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN AT the Rastafarians shop near the railway line OR on top of the Pass or […]

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Kids of Cape Town – 8 Great Activities for When it’s Wet this Winter

Tweet There is something about rain outside that makes us want to hibernate; turn into bears and head for duvetland. The problem with what would otherwise be a largely therapeutic exercise is that little ones invariably think you’re decidedly out of your head. The thought of spending the day in bed is so far removed […]

Monday, 9 July 2012

I Love Marloth Park Because …

Tweet Hi, I’m Pat Ross from Marloth Kruger Lodges in Marloth Park in the Wild Frontier Region of Mpumalanga. Marloth Park IS BEST KNOWN FOR its free roaming animals. GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN AT the Kruger National Park. THE BEST PICTURES CAN BE TAKEN AT sunrise or sunset, enjoy all of the beautiful colours. OTHER HAPPY […]

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