• 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, 28 September 2012

For The Love Of Beer

Tweet South Africa may be known for producing some of the world’s finest wines, but it certainly has one of the most loyal beer-drinking populations in the world too. Local beers are a firm favourite, but there are also a few imports that grace the shelves of liquor stores all over the country. So, to […]

Thursday, 27 September 2012

3 Unusual Wine Festivals in SA

Tweet Wine festivals are designed to show off some of the finest and newest wines to connoisseurs and novices alike. They usually invite a number of wine estates to attend, revealing interesting facts and important information about a selection of reds, whites and sparklings. However, 2012 promises some wine festivals with a twist, making them […]

Tuesday, 25 September 2012
South African Hiking Trails

Hike to Muizenberg Cave

Tweet Circular walk beginning at Bailey’s Kloof, via Mimetes Valley to the cave and then via Nellie’s and Junction Pool along the Silvermine plateau and down again via Peck’s Valley. Touted as a moderate walk (tiring but not strenuous), the ascent and descent are pretty steep. Great for children over six years. Take hats and […]

Friday, 21 September 2012

The Eaves Restaurant At Granny Mouse Country House

Tweet Known for its award-winning menu and fine dining, The Eaves restaurant at Granny Mouse Country House in the KwaZulu Natal Midlands is indeed a fantastic restaurant as I discovered when I visited the establishment for lunch recently. Situated a little way off the well-known R103 that runs through the heart of the Midlands Meander, […]

Friday, 21 September 2012

Townships By Bike – In Jo’burg And Cape Town

Tweet I’ve recently been inspired by Bicycle Portaits – everyday South Africans and their bicycles. For those who don’t know, Stan Engelbrecht and Nic Grobler (two guys in Cape Town) raised the funds for the book via a website called Kickstarter and successfully produced the book in three volumes – they ended up with so […]

Thursday, 20 September 2012

The Africa Aerospace And Defence Expo

Tweet Be sure not to miss this year’s Africa Aerospace and Defence Expo (AAD Expo) at AFB Waterkloof in Pretoria Accommodation, taking place on 22 and 23 September 2012. For only R50 entry fee per person, you get to enjoy the continent’s largest air, sea and land expo. This expo showcases some of the most […]

Thursday, 20 September 2012

Best Times To Visit South Africa

Tweet South Africa is subtropical with warm, temperate conditions. Summers are, generally, hot and dry while winters are the wetter, cooler months. Because the landscape is varied, with plenty of forests and mountains, the winters can become very cold, even experiencing snow in some places. Three sides of the country are surrounded by ocean, which […]

Thursday, 20 September 2012

Seeing The Friendly City From Above

Tweet Another year has come and gone and I was pressed to find an anniversary gift for my husband. He’s not the romantic type, so unless it’s edible or makes a big noise, it just doesn’t hit the spot with him. The challenge was on and, with the help of John Huddlestone and his team, […]

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Earthdance For Heritage Day

Tweet The South African heritage is a complex and fascinating one, and we celebrate it on Monday, 24 September; Heritage Day. From 21 to 23 September, the world’s largest synchronised dance and music festival held for global peace takes place in Johannesburg, Durban (only on 22 and 23 September) and Cape Town. Since such a […]

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Oldest Pubs In South Africa

Tweet There is no doubt about it – South Africans know how to enjoy a crisp, cold beer or a comforting glass of red, no matter what the occasion. We have a popular pub culture, especially in the smaller towns and cities. Some pubs have a lot of history and heritage, giving them a charm […]

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Exploring Natures Valley

Tweet For lush green foliage, sweeping ocean views and a romantic forest retreats, Natures Valley remains the idyllic destination of choice. This holiday resort and village is nestled amidst the Tsitsikamma Mountain Range, flanked by dense forests and the warm blue of the Indian Ocean. The Groot River lagoon laps lazily at its inviting banks […]

Tuesday, 18 September 2012
South African Hiking Trails

Safety In Hiking

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Tweet South Africa has hundreds of hiking and walking trails through the many mountain ranges, deep gorges and magnificent forests. Whether you are looking for a quiet country getaway or an experience to test your skills and expertise, there will definitely be the perfect place and trail to suit your needs and capabilities. However, there […]

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

I Love Calitzdorp Because …

Tweet Hi, I’m Marie Holstensson from The Retreat At Groenfontein just outside Calitzdorp in the Karoo. Calitzdorp IS BEST KNOWN FOR its Port wine cellars and excellent wines, tranquil walks through the town admiring the intact vernacular architecture, interesting art-galleries and enjoying the good lunch spots. GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN AT the Handelshuis, having lunch on […]

Monday, 17 September 2012

Travelling On A Shoe-String

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Tweet Being a little short on cash should never hold you back from seeing the world. Granted, you will still have to save money to travel, but you can certainly explore other countries while only spending the bare minimum. Here’s how: Travel in off-peak times of the year. Summers are usually the most expensive time […]

Monday, 17 September 2012

I Love Bothas Hill Because …

Tweet Hi, I’m Jo-Anne from Eagle Wind Manor Guest House in Botha’s Hill in Durban in KwaZulu Natal. Botha’s Hill IS BEST KNOWN FOR being the start of the Midlands Meander. GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN AT Eagle Wind Manor in our gorgeous tree garden with the beauty of the guest house as your backdrop. THE BEST daytime […]