• 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 ...
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  • 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 ...
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Thursday, 28 February 2013

Getting around Cape Town Using Public Transport

posted to: Western Cape

Tweet It’s cheap, relatively efficient (in terms of African time), and very much possible to get around Cape Town as a tourist using the city’s available transport. Whilst hiring a car is still the best option to seeing the city – certainly the most viable  as it leaves you the option of doing as you […]

Thursday, 28 February 2013

Things to do in South Africa’s West Coast National Park

Tweet Just as you reach Langebaan and the harbour of Saldanha Bay, you’ll see the sign beckoning you inside the West Coast National Park. There is an activity and adventure within its gates for every kind of visitor. Whether you’re with the family or going solo, popping into the park during any season will be […]

Wednesday, 27 February 2013

De Hoop Marine and Nature Reserve

Tweet The first step in wishing the ‘world’ goodbye came as I drove through gates of De Hoop marine and nature reserve.  Three hours drive from Cape Town; it was a welcome reprieve from the long road, its shops, stores and gas stations. What unfolded before me was all natural. Once we had booked in […]

Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Craft Beer in Joburg – Which Watering Holes Serve The Brew

Tweet It isn’t only Cape Town where craft beer has made an impact on the market in much the same way as local food and farmers’ markets have impressed themselves on the food scene around the country. Jo’burg too has managed to cast off its addiction to SAB long enough to explore the idea that […]

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Time To Visit Fairview And The Spice Route

Tweet Fairview Estate has to be one of my favourite wine cellars to visit. It is situated on the South Western slopes of Paarl and has spectacular views of Table Mountain. Fairview has a lot more to offer than just fantastic wine though. As you drive into the parking area you notice a tall tower […]

Tuesday, 26 February 2013
South African Hiking Trails

A Morning Hike Up Lions Head

Tweet My alarm went off at 06h00, completely unusual for a Saturday morning. But this morning there would be no lie in, I was off to meet friends for a morning hike up Lions Head. We’d been worried about the weather because for the past few days Cape Town had been blustering and windy and […]

Monday, 25 February 2013

A beach in Cape Town for every time under the sun

Tweet Cape Town is the advantage of being a peninsula jutting out amidst the currents of the Atlantic Ocean and the Indian Ocean.  On one side you will be totally flabbergasted by the icy temperatures of the water whilst on the other, the wind will teach you the true meaning of a sandwich.   Surfers will […]

Monday, 25 February 2013

Anatoli – a little piece of Istanbul in De Waterkant

Tweet Anatoli has been around since the year dot – 1984, if I’m not mistaken. So I’m not uncovering a little gem here. But this popular culinary experience in de Waterkant still deserves a mention, simply for the experience. Food, like everything else these days, is all about the adventure; the sense of pleasure when […]

Friday, 22 February 2013

Alfred Nzo District

Tweet The Alfred Nzo District Municipality has, as its seat, Mount Ayliff. It is situated in the northern part of the Eastern Cape and is surrounded by Lesotho, KwaZulu Natal, the OR Tambo District and the Ukhahlamba District. Being so centrally situated makes Alfred Nzo an ideal base from which to launch your tour of […]

Thursday, 21 February 2013

Have You Been to Prieska

Tweet Prieska is a very small town that is perched along the Orange River in the Northern Cape. It is 240 kilometres south of Kimberley and its famous Big Hole. Although having been occupied by indigenous South Africans, such as the Bushmen, for generations, it was only made a formal municipality in 1878. Little was […]

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Ocean Grove Guest House – Wouldn’t you rather be here?

Tweet Wouldn’t you rather be here? One of our favourite getaways on the beautiful South Coast of KwaZulu Natal, Ocean Grove Guest House is an elegant, four-star graded guesthouse situated on a large estate in Munster, with beautiful gardens, gorgeous sea views and amazing whale and dolphin sightings. With only five luxury suites you are […]

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

The R62 – South Africa’s Brandy Hotspot

Tweet Brandy is a traditional spirit made by distilling wine. In South Africa, brandy is widely enjoyed; whether as a mixer with Coca-Cola™ or on its own after a hearty meal with friends and family. Due to the fabulous grapes grown in South Africa, world-class wines are produced. This, in turn, means that fantastic brandies […]

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Meet Dave Moffatt of KhakiWeed Photographic Safaris

Tweet We’d like to introduce Dave Moffatt of KhakiWeed Photographic Safaris. Dave has shared some of his amazing wildlife photographs with us and we thought they were too good not to share with all of you! Thank you for sharing your wonderful photographs with us Dave, they are incredible images. “My name is Dave Moffatt, […]

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Planet Friendly Travel – Have Impact On People, Not The Earth

posted to: Travelling Tips

Tweet Green travel is not a new concept. But it does bring to mind a long list of prohibitions – don’t buy take away food in plastic containers; don’t buy water in plastic bottles (carry your own re-usable bottle) and don’t pick the fynbos. All of this is rather patronising; a restrictive list that leaves […]

Monday, 18 February 2013

Things To Do In Tsitsikamma Forest

Tweet The Tsitsikamma Forest is one of South Africa’s most beautiful resources, and visitors to the area are given ample opportunities to experience its splendour in a variety of different ways. Showcasing the Garden Route at its best, the Tsitsikamma Forest is surrounded by service providers that offer different ways in which to experience the […]