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Friday, 29 March 2013

Something For the South African Rose Aficionado

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Tweet Roses are red, violets are blue, this isn’t a Valentines, but an exclusive Rose tour for you!Calling all South African garden and rose enthusiasts, if that sounds like you then listen up! You may already be familiar with Ludwig’s Roses, perhaps you have already visited Ludwig’s Roses in Egoli, the Ludwig’s Winelands branch or […]

Thursday, 28 March 2013
South African Hiking Trails

Popular Walks and Hikes in Cape Town, South Africa

Tweet Cape Town, in the Western Cape of South Africa, is beautiful for so many reasons. Dramatic landscapes, azure waters, history, heritage, culture, arts, crafts and music are all part of one of the world’s most loved cities for locals and tourists alike. Hiking and walking throughout the Cape Town area and its surrounds showcase […]

Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Meerkats – Where to Find Them in South Africa

Tweet The suricate. Looks like a mongoose – and should as it belongs to the same family -, lives in mobs or gangs, does a lot of standing on its rear legs to survey the lie of the land – and with good reason as they’re a snack size for the average Martial eagle and […]

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

A Weekend Stop-Over in Jeffreys Bay

Tweet Exploring the coast of South Africa’s Eastern Cape is something every adventurer has close to their hearts, either they have it in fond memories and tales plentiful or they have yet to come across this sacred land and live in hope for the chance to bear witness and experience it for themselves. Jefferys Bay […]

Monday, 25 March 2013

Top 5 4×4 Routes in South Africa

Tweet South Africa is a land of rugged beauty and breath-taking landscapes. There are many ways to enjoy this spectacular country, and embarking on 4 x 4 trails is one of the most exciting of these. Exploring the landscape in a 4 x 4 gives you the opportunity to see places that are not otherwise […]

Friday, 22 March 2013

Activities For Kids Whilst You Explore Easter’s History

Tweet This coming holiday, involve your children directly in the meaning of Easter with these ideas for decorating eggs. 3 Great ways with boiled eggs for children: Tissue paper dyed eggs – hard boil your eggs, dip them in water so that they are wet, use little squares of brightly coloured tissue paper (have a […]

Thursday, 21 March 2013

Discovering the West Coast’s Jacobsbaai

Tweet Most people would never have heard of Jacobsbaai (Jacob’s Bay) which was said to be named after a Frenchman Jacques Titius. There is hardly any information about it, but after spending a weekend there I realised just how much of a well-kept secret it really is. Its best quality is that its nestled in […]

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Winner Kruger National Park Experience at Jock Safari Lodge

Tweet CONGRATULATIONS to Melissa Wittstock of South Africa who has won a 2 night midweek stay at the elegant 5-star graded Jock Safari Lodge. Includes two midweek nights accommodation for two adults sharing in a private sala (viewing deck) overlooking the river & plunge pool; breakfast, lunch, dinner and high tea; game drives, including game […]

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Quaint and Vibey Kalk Bay

Tweet Quaint and Vibey Kalk Bay: Kalk Bay is a beautiful, somewhat bohemian, fishing village on the outskirts of the suburbs of Cape Town. It is completely different from any other part of the Mother City, and attracts a very diverse combination of tourists and locals. Kalk Bay is defined by a friendly vibe that […]

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Win a 2 Night Experience in the Sanbona Wildlife Reserve (Closed)

Tweet WIN a 2-night stay at the 5-star graded Sanbona Wildlife Reserve, situated on Route 62 between Barrydale and Montagu, Western Cape, South Africa. Sanbona allows one to be at peace, fell relaxed enough to curl up with a book, seeking solitude and introspection. You’ll be in one of the largest privately owned game reserves in South […]

Monday, 18 March 2013

Cape Town for Adrenaline Junkies

Tweet Whilst Cape Town is without a doubt, one of the most beautiful cities in the world, there are some sides to it that not everyone wants to see. It can be a perfect romantic getaway destination and great for families to relax, but it also holds quite an allure for those wanting to get […]

Monday, 18 March 2013

Dassiesfontein – Caledon

Tweet Located in a quaint, thatched roof building along the N2, Dassiesfontein is a traditional restaurant offering true South African hospitality. At Dassiesfontein, great pride is taken in serving homemade bread, made from home ground flour and baked in old wood stoves. You’ll find ‘farm style’ collectibles, enamelware and other traditional ‘boere’ South African goodies […]

Friday, 15 March 2013

5 Appealing Breaks From Durbs

Tweet Continuing in our series on great spots to stay and prompted by a reader’s plea to include KwaZulu-Natal breakaways, here are a further collection of peaceful and inspiring destinations that could be your choice for any one of the upcoming long weekends. The Front House, Salt Rock, Dolphin Coast A Bali-style cottage right on […]

Friday, 15 March 2013

Exploring Calitzdorp in South Africa’s Klein Karoo

Tweet I never imagined that I would spend any longer than a few hours in a one-horse town like Calitzdorp. I’d only heard the name a few times before my parents took my brother and I there for a few days. Being a lover of the sea, I didn’t quite understand the allure of the […]

Thursday, 14 March 2013

Burnedale Centre and Pottery Gallery – A Review

Tweet Burnedale Centre and Pottery Gallery is a relatively new kid on the block in Umhlali but its well worth a visit – I was suitably impressed. Originally a farm, Burnedale is named after an Irishman, John Burne, who as a young man, came to South Africa as part of the 82nd Foot Connaught Rangers […]