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Friday, 30 November 2012

Paintballing In KwaZulu Natal

Tweet The game of paintballing is the perfect solution for those addicted to computer or Xbox games that involve combat. Instead of sitting in your revolving chair and clicking away at the controls, get out there and enjoy some real-life combat with friends. Those living in the South African province of KwaZulu Natal have a […]

Friday, 30 November 2012

Luxury Health Resorts In Mpumalanga

Tweet Nothing compares to the sheer indulgence of a health resort, where your body, mind and soul are treated to refreshing and ultimately relaxing treatments. Some resorts are more medically-oriented in their approach, which results in more stringent eating programmes and fitness regimes. Others are more about beauty and relaxation, pampering guests during their stay. […]

Thursday, 29 November 2012

Top 9 (½) Vegetarian Restaurants In Cape Town

Tweet Gone are the days when, if you deigned to ask for a vegetarian meal in a restaurant, they produced the ubiquitous creamed spinach, mashed butternut, baked potato and giant grilled mushroom – if you were lucky. If you were unlucky, you got the defrosted frozen vegetables – the ones cut into squares…possibly with frozen […]

Thursday, 29 November 2012

River Safari On The Sunday’s

Tweet We left a blustery, cold day in Port Elizabeth, somewhat doubtful about how our river safari in gale-force winds was going to go. However, on arriving at the picturesque meeting spot of CrissCross Adventures, Chrislin Bed & Breakfast, the weather was perfect and the skies clear, perfectly showcasing the beauty of the Eastern Cape. […]

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Exploring the World Of Birds

Tweet The World of Birds in Hout Bay, Cape Town is a wildlife sanctuary that focuses on preservation, breeding, education and research. It is a fantastic place to visit whether you love nature, are a keen photographer or simply someone looking for a great day out. There are such a vast amount of animals to […]

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Penguin Awareness Day

Tweet Every year on the 13th October is Penguin Awareness Day, where we celebrate and support our penguins by raising awareness of their endangerment and how we can prevent these horrific occurrences from happening. Some do the ‘Waddle’, a short walk with a group of people and others, like myself, go to enjoy the splendid […]

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Volunteering At The Two Oceans Aquarium

Tweet I have been volunteering at the Two Oceans Aquarium in the V&A Waterfront, Cape Town for about three months now and all I can say is wow, what a fantastic experience. I can see why it is such a popular tourist attraction. I had to take part in a seven week training course every […]

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

The Many Faces Of St Francis

Tweet Along the gorgeous Eastern Cape coastline of South Africa lie Port St Francis, St Francis Bay and Cape St Francis, all of which are within close proximity to one another, creating the more general destination known as St Francis. Although this is not within the formal boundaries of the world-famous Garden Route, it certainly […]

Monday, 26 November 2012

The Valley Of The Waves Sun City

Tweet Thrills, spills, sunshine, wildlife, entertainment  and adrenalin. The Valley of the Waves Sun City is part of the Lost City, which is one of the major features of Sun City. It is a fabulous water park and has some of the most advanced technology, features and attractions in the world. It is one of […]

Monday, 26 November 2012

10 Reasons To Stay On A Farm In SA

Tweet We stayed on a couple of farms this past holiday. A week felt like a month. Why? Fresh air, lack of distraction, wide open spaces and literally nothing else to do but gaze at a couple of cows, or head for the hills, might have had something to do with it. A stay on […]

Friday, 23 November 2012

Coffee And Cake In 6th Avenue Walmer

Tweet The bustling thoroughfare of 6th Avenue Walmer, Port Elizabeth, has become more than just a convenient route through the suburbs. It is now the coveted address of a number of the city’s best, busiest and most popular coffee shops too. Each of these has something completely different to offer in terms of their menu, […]

Friday, 23 November 2012
South African Hiking Trails

Walking Table Mountain

Tweet Table Mountain looms graciously over the Mother City of Cape Town. Indeed, it is one of the most loved sights in the world, particularly amongst locals. This mountain has been recognised for its natural beauty and its iconic status by being recognised as one of the world’s Seven Wonders. The best way to experience […]

Thursday, 22 November 2012

A Little Break at Au Pear Boutique Guest House in Newlands

Tweet A Little Break at Au Pear Boutique Guest House in Newlands: Secluded under the leafy boughs of Newlands in Cape Town, Au Pear Boutique Guest House is an old woodcutters’ cottage, with the remnants of an ancient orchard, which has been renovated to reflect all of the charm and style of its owner, Pam Sorel. Ample […]

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Live In The Moment – Take Time To Explore

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Tweet Get out of the cities and take to the open road, explore potholed roads seldom travelled, and savour the idiocyncrasies of slightly out of the way destinations in South Africa. As life heats up (literally if you consider that in September climate scientists announced that Arctic sea ice has shrunk to its smallest surface […]

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Win A Romance Package For Two At Stonecutters Lodge (Closed)

Tweet WIN a two night stay at 4-star graded Stonecutters Lodge. The lodge lies in a beautiful setting between mountains and river and is situated within the Highlands Meander close to Dullstroom and Lydenburg in Mpumalanga, only 3 hours travelling from Gauteng. Close to the Panorama Route including tourist hot spots , God’s Window, The […]