• Bitten by the whale watching bug Bitten by the whale watching bug We don’t realise how lucky we are in South Africa, and in particular the Western Cape, to have the mightiest of the marine mammals visit our coastline between every year ...
  • The Whale Trail The Whale Trail The Whale Trail is not a new trail, having been around since about 2002, but it has become extremely popular. It is truly a unique experience, perhaps comparable with ...
  • 10 Pamper-Perfect Spas in South Africa 10 Pamper-Perfect Spas in South Africa Combine your trip to South Africa with a relaxing, revitalising visit to a health spa and experience Africa at it's finest. Our favourite 10 Pamper-Perfect Spas in South Africa are ...
  • Locals share their favourite getaways Locals share their favourite getaways We ask 30 local South Africans to share their favourite holiday destinations and getaways with us. From the more popular destinations like Knysna and the Kruger Park to ...
  • The Oude Skip hike The Oude Skip hike The Oude Skip walk shares portions of its hike with the larger Karbonkelberg Traverse, which is roughly seven hours of hard walk from Hout Bay harbour to Llandudno ...
  • 10 Amazing Game Lodges 10 Amazing Game Lodges South Africa is world renowned for her game reserves and wildlife. The lodges which allow us to experience these in luxury are no less awe inspiring. Our favourites are ...
  • 101 Things to Do with Kids in Cape Town 101 Things to Do with Kids in Cape Town As much as your kids will tell you they can’t wait for the school holidays, the words "I’m bored" inevitably cross their lips. Our "101 things to do with kids in Cape Town" will ...
  • "World's most beautiful Cities" "World's most beautiful Cities" Open space makes Cape Town special. Renowned English sea navigator Sir Francis Drake once referred to Cape Town as the fairest cape in the world. The city houses the ...

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Friday, 31 August 2012

Weekly Events Round Up (3 – 9 September 2012)

Tweet It’s September and nothing can be more exciting than to pack away those winter woollies – it’s time to get outside, explore and spend time with family and friends. We have picked out a selection of exciting annual events and festivals going on in the various provinces around South Africa for you to look […]

Friday, 31 August 2012

Golfing Vacations in South Africa

Tweet South Africa is the ideal holiday destination for almost any type of activity and attraction. The long stretches of pristine beaches, the rolling mountain ranges, the deep ravines, the dense forests and the semi-desert areas all add up to a really diverse destination that offers the full range of sights, sounds and sensations. Golfing […]

Thursday, 30 August 2012

Sabie Named Town of the Year 2012

Tweet Sabie Named Town of the Year 2012: Ute from Villa Ticino in Sabie, Mpumalanga was ecstatic when she told us that her town had won Dorp van die Jaar 2012 (Town of the Year)! We thought it was really cool too! On Saturday 25 August 2012 the Sabie Chamber of Commerce and Tourism held […]

Thursday, 30 August 2012

Joburgs best delis and farmstalls

Tweet When the nights are closing in and the weather’s nippy, long lunches and fireside dinners with friends are on the menu – preferably laden with real slow-cooked food. Delis and farmstalls are the new way to stock your shelves with food fit to share with friends, and worth the detour. Many of them stock […]

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Being A Responsible Whale Watcher

Tweet The whale watching season is between July and December in South Africa, and locals and visitors are almost always rewarded with impressive sights when visiting the coast during this time. Areas that are famous for their many whales during this season include Hermanus, Mossel Bay, Kalk Bay and Port Elizabeth. The most common whales […]

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Enjoying The Plett Outdoors

Tweet Plettenberg Bay is a gorgeous coastal town along the world-famous Garden Route. It is a tourist hotspot, loved for its central location and its stunning expanse of beautiful beaches. Because of the white sand and azure seas, outdoor enthusiasts will likely enjoy surfing, swimming and snorkelling during their time in Plett. But, there’s plenty […]

Tuesday, 28 August 2012

35 Reasons Why We Love South Africa

Tweet Have you noticed how fond people are of rubbishing the country every time something goes ‘wrong’? I find this particularly with those friends of mine who have left the country, for whatever reason, and are not wholly convinced that they’ve done the right thing (although they will never say as much). The minute negative […]

Monday, 27 August 2012

The Shell Festival

Tweet Jeffrey’s Bay is best known as the surfing Mecca of champions and sportsmen from all over the world. The same beaches that host these local and international surfing enthusiasts and their spectators are home to another South African treasure. This is the extensive collection of exquisite shells that occur naturally along these shores. As […]

Monday, 27 August 2012

Explore the Pumba Private Game Reserve

Tweet The Pumba Private Game Reserve is situated on Lake Kariega in the heart of the Eastern Cape. This luxury reserve showcases the true beauty of South Africa within the comfort of opulent lodges and world-class amenities. As the home of some of the world’s most beautiful animal species (including the Big 5), Pumba promises […]

Thursday, 23 August 2012

Get Cheesy – The Vodacom George Cheese Festival

Tweet The Vodacom Cheese Festival in George, Garden Route, began in 2002 and, considering its size and popularity, has some very humble roots. This festival was started by the parents of the children attending Outeniqua Primary School in an effort to raise much-needed funds. The money raised is used to improve the children’s educational experience […]

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Explore the Kariega Game Reserve

Tweet The Kariega Game Reserve is a stunning escape in the heart of the Eastern Cape, boasting each of the magnificent Big 5 (lion, buffalo, rhino, leopard and elephant). However, nature-lovers are in for a very rewarding experience because, in addition to these impressive species, there is a plethora of other animals to see within […]

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

5 Things to Do in Graaff Reinet

Tweet Graaff Reinet is a historical town in the Karoo Heartland of South Africa. This area is known for its spectacular countryside that is ideal for farming. And, although this town enjoys a politically historical value, it is also the site of fascinating fossils and other archaeological wonders. It is the fourth-oldest town in the […]

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Falling in Love in (with) Coffee Bay

Tweet Often, the thing that makes a destination so very special for us is the memories that it invokes; the special meaning it has to us personally. Coffee Bay, on the Transkei coastline, is one of those places. In fact, it is where I fell in love with the man I’ve been married to for […]

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Kicking Back at the Kirkwood Wildsfees

Tweet The Absa Kirkwood Wildsfees is fast becoming one of the Eastern Cape’s largest, and most successful, events. It is characterised by a really festive ambience with plenty of sights, sounds, competitions, stalls and performances. Set in the heart of the little “dorp” of Kirkwood in the Sunday’s River Valley, the Wildsfees was originally intended […]

Monday, 20 August 2012

I Love Durbanville Because …

Tweet Hi, I’m Scott Langley from Ruslamere Guest House & Spa in Durbanville, Cape Town North. Durbanville IS BEST KNOWN FOR being a tranquil, upmarket suburb of Cape Town and for the award-winning Sauvignon Blanc produced in its Wine Valley. GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN AT Cape Town Ostrich Ranch, on the back of an Ostrich, with Table […]