• 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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Missed some articles? View all posts published in October 2012 below.

Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Drinking In Port Alfred

Tweet Port Alfred is part of the gorgeous Sunshine Coast of the Eastern Cape of South Africa. It is a small seaside town that is a favourite amongst holiday-makers over December and January, boasting stunning beaches and the warm waters of the Indian Ocean. Out of season, though, Port Alfred is a small hub in […]

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

The Red Apple Farm Stall

Tweet The Red Apple Farm Stall is less than 30 kilometres from Port Alfred, in the Eastern Cape, and is set apart by the owner’s very real passion for South Africa as well as their commitment to reducing the carbon footprint that they and their customers leave behind. As a typical farm stall, The Red […]

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Where To Spot A Leopard

Tweet The leopard is one of the official Big 5 (along with the elephant, buffalo, lion and rhino). More than this, it is an exquisite wild cat, an accomplished hunter and mysterious for its elusiveness. It is the smallest of all the wild cats and certainly one of the most beautiful. However, because it is […]

Monday, 29 October 2012

Musina Musings

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Tweet Musina (or Messina) is best known for being the last South African town before the Zimbabwean border. It is small and quiet; a mining town with an arid landscape. Despite being small, though, this town is the main point of entry for most of the countries north of South Africa, making it well known […]

Monday, 29 October 2012

The Sudwala Caves

Tweet At 240 million years old, the Sudwala Caves are believed to be the oldest caves in the world. They were opened as a tourist attraction in 1965 after being used for decades as a hideaway and even a home to some of Africa’s early indigenous folk. The Sudwala Caves are part of the Malmani […]

Thursday, 25 October 2012

Greenmarket Square

Tweet The City Bowl of Cape Town is abuzz with flavours, sounds, people, cultures, languages and colours. The vibe is undeniable and the allure irresistible. At the heart of this pulsating city centre is nestled one of the oldest and best known markets in the country, Greenmarket Square. Its official address is 54 Shortmarket Street, […]

Thursday, 25 October 2012

10 Reasons Why People Visit South Africa

Tweet In July this year the Tourism Minister announced an ‘exceptional growth in tourist arrivals’ for the first quarter of the year. Between January and March 2 267 807 people landed on South African soil – 216 031 more than the same time in 2011. Overseas tourist arrivals were up by 17.8% and European arrivals […]

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

The V&A Waterfront

Tweet As one of the Mother City’s oldest and most loved tourist attractions, the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront continues to lure and entertain the masses as they descend on Cape Town to be part of the beauty that is South Africa. The Waterfront is flanked by the ocean in front of it and the heights […]

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Top 10 Attractions In Clanwilliam

Tweet Clanwilliam is one of the 10 oldest towns in South Africa and is only two hours’ drive from the Mother City, Cape Town. It is nestled in the Olifants River Valley at the foot of the magnificent and extensive Cederberg Mountain Range. Clanwilliam is small, but it is full of history and heritage, with […]

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

I Love Elgin Because …

Tweet Hi, greetings from South Hill in Elgin in the Cape Overberg, Western Cape. Elgin IS BEST KNOWN in the past FOR past for production of apples and pears, the Elgin Valley has firmly placed itself on the wine route map over the last few years with many boutique wine farms popping up along side […]

Friday, 19 October 2012

Making The Most Out Of A Beach Holiday

Tweet Ah, a beach holiday. Just what we need at the end of a long, rather tough year. And, in South Africa, there are a number of stunning beach getaways that invite local and international tourists to relax on the warms white sands or take a dip in the cool turquoise waters. Whether in the […]

Friday, 19 October 2012

3 Mountain Getaways In South Africa

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Tweet There is something intensely humbling and hauntingly beautiful about mountains. Exploring their breath-taking heights and investigating the tiniest of crevices makes for a very special holiday experience at almost any time of year. South Africa’s landscape is one that is almost as diverse as its people. Extensive mountain ranges scrawl their way across the […]

Thursday, 18 October 2012

A Little Taste of Nelspruit

Tweet Now known as Mbombela, Nelspruit is the capital of the Mpumalanga Province of South Africa. This town, known for its prime positioning within the fertile valley of the Crocodile River, is 330 kilometres from the commercial, cultural and tourist hotspot of Johannesburg. It is also only 100 kilometres from Mozambique. Its subtropical climate and […]

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Hillcrest Berry Farm – Indulging In Berries And The View

Tweet Just about everyone in Cape Town has heard of Hillcrest berries – you can buy the brand in the frozen food section of Pick n Pay, and they probably supply Woolworths and Melissa’s too. You’ll find Hillcrest Berry Farm on the crest of the hill of Helshoogte Road as you rise above Stellenbosch, east […]

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Dining On The Dolphin Coast

Tweet The Dolphin Coast refers to the northern coast of KwaZulu Natal, and is so named for the schools of Bottlenose Dolphins that leap out of the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, to the delight of spectators. This is a prime holiday hotpot for its undeniable beauty and almost year-round tropical climate. The most […]

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