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Thursday, 31 January 2013

Things For Nature-Lovers To Do in Tsitsikamma

Tweet Tsitsikamma is the area once inhabited by the San people and, later, by forest folk who lived off the abundance of the forests. Today, it remains a natural paradise, and welcomes hundreds of thousands of tourists to its unique loveliness. This natural beauty is most appreciated by visitors who love the outdoors and the […]

Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Keeping Busy at Chrislin Bed and Breakfast

Tweet The Chrislin Bed & Breakfast is a family-owned establishment that pairs good, old-fashioned Eastern Cape friendliness and warmth with an undeniable African look and feel. With mud and thatch huts nestled amongst the citrus orchards, there is little wonder that Chrislin remains the retreat of choice for so many visitors from around the world. […]

Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Doing The Deed In Darling

Tweet Doing The Deed In Darling: Less than an hour away from Cape Town, amidst ancient trees, extensive farms and fields of wild flowers, lies the quaint town of Darling. This town, known for its somewhat eccentric characters, is the perfect combination of art, culture, natural beauty and good old South African heritage. Surrounded by […]

Tuesday, 29 January 2013
South African Hiking Trails

Three Awesome Hikes To Do When In The Cape

Tweet It’s that out-of-door time of year when everyone dusts off their hiking boots. The rain has practically stopped for the season, apart from the odd welcome shower, and the heat of summer is upon us. People are rummaging for route maps, and heading for the hills Because the intensity of the heat can make […]

Tuesday, 29 January 2013

The Birds of Eden Experience

Tweet Immerse yourself in the peaceful paradise of Birds of Eden – the largest single dome free-flight multi-species bird aviary in the world. Situated just outside Plettenberg Bay along the Garden Route, Birds of Eden is accessible and central, close to a number of other fabulous attractions. This makes it the ideal addition to your […]

Monday, 28 January 2013

In love with the Koue Bokkeveld

Tweet Ever since I moved to the Western Cape I have been drawn to the Koue Bokkeveld and all it implies. The vividness of Camdeboo does it for me too – the combination of unusual name and the corresponding picture it evokes in my mind stirs something within me. Visions of me, a backpack and […]

Monday, 28 January 2013

Lunch at Surval Boutique Olive Estate

Tweet It was the day after the wedding, so sleep had been minimal and of course we had danced the night away so stomachs were grumbling. It was also a birthday so we had more than enough excuses to head off into the town of Oudtshoorn for lunch. The day was a scorcher so I […]

Friday, 25 January 2013

Wine and Beer Tasting at Karusa Vineyards

Tweet We went up to a wedding in December on my boyfriends’ family farm which is slap bang in between Oudtshoorn and George. It was a stunning week away and although incredibly hot as well as filled with wedding stuff we managed to get out and about and do some pretty wonderful things. You might […]

Friday, 25 January 2013

A Trip To Monkey Town

Tweet If you are mad about monkeys, then Monkey Town is the place to visit. Situated near Somerset West, it is a large wildlife centre which is home to more than 230 animals and 28 different exotic species. When you arrive at Monkey Town you expect to be walking around looking at smallish cages with […]

Thursday, 24 January 2013

Winner A Romance Package For Two At Stonecutters Lodge

Tweet CONGRATULATIONS to Tracy Kent of South Africa who has won a two night stay at 4-star graded Stonecutters Lodge. Includes two nights accommodation in Dullstroom for two in a king-bedded, beautifully appointed Cobbles Studio; a bottle of sparkling wine on ice awaiting your arrival (non-alcoholic if you prefer); a glorious vase of flowers in […]

Thursday, 24 January 2013

Hout Bay Harbour Seals

Tweet Hout Bay Harbour Seals: Hout Bay Harbour in Cape Town is a working harbour for tuna and crayfishing industries and is hence home to a vast amount of local cape fur seals residing in the area in hope of an easy meal. I was walking along the harbour and saw two local fishermen sitting […]

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Cape Towns Fringe

Tweet Pretty is not how you would describe The Fringe. But walk its streets and everywhere there are signs that this slowly emerging design hub of the city is starting to take on a life of its own – coffee and book shops, artists’ studios, eccentric bakeries and the influx of creative business give it […]

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Shark Cage Diving In Gansbaai

Tweet If you are an adrenaline junkie like myself, you really need to visit Gansbaai and go shark cage diving. I am a Great White lover and any opportunity to get nearer to these majestic creatures is one I will gladly take.  I contacted a company called Shark Diving Unlimited, in my opinion the best […]

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Win A Kruger National Park Experience At Jock Safari Lodge (CLOSED)

Tweet WIN a 2-night stay at the elegant 5-star graded Jock Safari Lodge in the southern area of the Kruger National Park (KNP). The lodge is situated at the confluence of the Mitomeni and Biyamiti rivers, half way between Skukuza and Malelane. You’ll find an abundance of bird life and glorious tress surrounding the lodge […]

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Our Adventure in Monkeyland

Tweet Aptly named, Monkeyland is a primate sanctuary nestled in the forests of the Garden Route. It was established by Tony and Lara, who also own and run Birds of Eden, situated right next door. Having the opportunity to have lunch with Lara on this occasion gave us a unique insight into the passion and […]