• 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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Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Boys Weekend in Johannesburg

Tweet With the stresses and strains on the shoulders of so many these days, it is important to break away from the treadmill of life and have a real break. A boys weekend may be just what you need to get your mind off your worries, and Joburg has plenty to offer a group of […]

Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Top picnic spots in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban

Tweet South Africans are picnic devotees. If you want to find us on a hot, summer’s day, look no further than a green lawn and a shady tree. Add picnic blanket, basket and an array of food and drink, and we’re happy. Our major cities might be concrete-filled but look closer and you’ll find green […]

Monday, 29 April 2013

Boys Weekend in KwaZulu Natal

Tweet Boys’ weekends are not given nearly enough attention. These are great ways for dads, sons, brothers and friends to get away from the stresses and strains of city living and enjoy some real male bonding time, which (they may be surprised to learn) involves more than cold beers, hot braai and rugby. We have […]

Monday, 29 April 2013

Workers Day 1 May in South Africa

Tweet If you are reading this, there’s a good chance that you form a part of the international working class and are lucky enough to have an eight hour day job. Since the dawn of agriculture, thousands of years ago, the working class has existed, and has been exploited by a wealthier class. In times […]

Friday, 26 April 2013

A Taste of Mexico from El Burro in Green Point

Tweet It was a friends birthday and the plan was to meet up at the mexican place, El Burro on Somerset Road in Green Point. I’d heard many good things about this place and so was excited to try it out. Walking in there was an instant buzz of activity and happy hum of voices […]

Thursday, 25 April 2013

Eat Greek Sunday Buffet

Tweet On the first and last Sundays of every month, the Hellenic Centre in Durban North hosts a Greek buffet lunch. My sister in law had told me about this but in typical fashion we had never managed to get a date in the diary … it was the imminent arrival of her second child […]

Thursday, 25 April 2013

Freedom Day 27 April in South Africa

Tweet You have to love the simplicity with which public holidays in countries, the world over, are named. South Africa’s Freedom Day is no exception. Independence and liberty are two words that come soberly to mind when taking a moment to reflect upon what this day means to us as a nation. South Africa, our […]

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Get to Music in the Mountains this Weekend

Tweet If you have no plans this weekend consider yourself booked or if you have already made plans consider them changed because if you are anywhere near Champagne Valley in the Drakensberg you need to ensure you’re at the Music in the Mountains. What is this you ask, why it is a music festival that […]

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Dinner at the V&A Waterfront Harbour House

Tweet It was my birthday and I wanted to go out for a special meal with my family after plenty of debate we had a restaurant decided only to discover that so many restaurants in Cape Town are closed on Monday. I almost threw in the towel and was going to opt for a take […]

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Family Time in Pretoria

Tweet One of South Africa’s three capital cities, Pretoria Accommodation is steeped in history and heritage. It is only about 55 kilometres from the energetic core of Johannesburg, making it a central destination that combines convenience with a deep sense of heritage and culture. It is a popular holiday hotspot as well as a very […]

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

A Visit to the Minerva Museum and Private Nature Reserve

Tweet Many of you might, like me, not know very much about the Minerva Museum and Private Nature Reserve or for that matter have even heard of them. To put you in the picture, the museum is a Natural Heritage Site and is part of the private nature reserve at the very top of a […]

Monday, 22 April 2013

Beauty and Wellness in Pietermaritzburg

Tweet Pietermaritzburg is the formal capital city of KwaZulu Natal, second only to Durban in terms of tourist appeal. While it may be popular for many things, every busy traveller needs time out, and there is no better way to relax and escape the stress of the ‘real world’ than by indulging in health and […]

Monday, 22 April 2013

A Trip to the Department of Coffee Open Day

Tweet When was the last time you went on a train to Khayelitsha? Let me rephrase that, when was the last time you even thought of taking a train to Khayelitsha? This wasn’t on my radar at all until a few days ago when a friend suggested we head out to the Department of Coffee […]

Friday, 19 April 2013

Arts and Crafts in KwaZulu Natal

Tweet Exploring the arts and crafts of a destination means getting to know the culture and vibe of that place, immersing yourself in its essence. South Africa has a complex and fascinating history, and the arts and crafts produced here often tell a poignant story of yesteryear. Therefore, it is a enchanting destination and visitors […]

Friday, 19 April 2013

Exploring South Africa’s Wild Coast

Tweet Exploring South Africa’s Wild Coast: In an area first settled in by the Bushmen (San) and Hottentots, the Wild Coast presents a rural, unspoilt part of South Africa that is hard to find elsewhere. The best way to explore the coastline is by road tripping. So back those travel tunes and hit the road. […]