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Friday, 31 May 2013

Knysna – A seaside town close to my heart

Tweet Growing up caravanning and camping in and near the little town of Knysna almost became a norm for me. I would visit every year during the school holidays, visit the town’s markets, picnic alongside the lagoon and enjoy the summer rainfall. Now that I’m travelling the world, it’s hard to believe that such a […]

Thursday, 30 May 2013

An Adventure Junkies Guide to the Cederberg

Tweet With winter fast approaching in the Western Cape, why not plan a trip to the Cederberg where you’ll find a dry and sunny climate all year round? You can escape cold, wet Cape Town and drive for two and half hours until you reach the serene Cederberg. You’ll find peace, quiet and adventure amongst […]

Wednesday, 29 May 2013

I Love Sunset Beach Because …

Tweet Hi, I’m Candice Diab from Sunset Views in Sunset Beach, Blaauwberg. SUNSET BEACH IS BEST KNOWN FOR its spectacular Table Mountain views and endless stretches of white, sandy beach. It is also internationally renowned as a kite and wind-surfing hotspot! GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN along the beach with the magnificent backdrop of Table Mountain! THE […]

Tuesday, 28 May 2013

South Africa’s Majestic Drakensberg Mountains

Tweet The Drakensberg Mountains are not only the largest but highest mountain range in Southern Africa stretching all the way along Kwazulu Natal’s western boundary. It’s Dutch for “dragon mountains” and Zulu name, Ukhahlamba, means a “barrier of spears”. Its Southern region can be found in Lesotho whilst the rest of its undeniably spectacular valleys […]

Monday, 27 May 2013

FOUR Annual Festivals You Don’t Want To Miss!

Tweet Every city has one – a festival you just cannot miss. One that is worth going to because it’s spectacularly unusual, and for a moment you can almost pretend that your life is hip and happening (I’ll speak for myself, shall I?). Here are four such festivals – unusual, creative, slightly whacky (a couple […]

Friday, 24 May 2013

I Love Three Anchor Bay Because …

Tweet Hi, I’m Michael Huellenhagen from Bayflowers Guest House  in Three Anchor Bay, Cape Town. THREE ANCHOR BAY IS BEST KNOWN FOR being close to everywhere you want to be. Its position between the hot spots of Green Point and Sea Point, its proximity to the V&A Waterfront, the Promenade, the park and the sea makes […]

Thursday, 23 May 2013

Winner 2 Night Experience at Sanbona Wildlife Reserve

Tweet CONGRATULATIONS to Sonja Strauss of South Africa who has won a 2 night experience at the 5-star graded Sanbona Wildlife Reserve. Includes two midweek nights (Monday to Thursday) accommodation for two adults sharing; breakfast on both mornings; lunch in the afternoons; dinner on both nights and all game drives.. Sonja, your voucher is on its […]

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Exploring Kimberley in South Africa’s Northern Cape

Tweet Kimberley is a town filled with diamond mines, haunted corners, home of Anglo-Boer monuments and gentleman’s clubs where the rich and famous all convened. Visiting Kimberley is like taking a tour of big parts of our country’s rich history. Aside from getting an education and looking into the past, you can enjoy the wide […]

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Burgers at The Dogs Bollocks

Tweet I have been hearing about The Dogs Bollocks for ages and have just not managed to get there, the other day this all changed. A little bit of background, if you haven’t yet heard of The Dogs Bollocks then listen up. This is a little burger joint that is found down a road and […]

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Win a 2 Night Experience at Shamwari Game Reserve (Closed)

Tweet WIN a 2-night stay at the Shamwari Game Reserve, which you’ll find halfway between Grahamstown and Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape, South Africa.  The reserve offers the ultimate African adventure and conservation effort with responsible tourism. The reserve itself is home to five eco-systems which offers support and sustainability to a variety of […]

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Wine Tasting in Breedekloof

Tweet An old school friend is a doctor and her and her hubby live and work in Worcester. My school friends and I have been threatening to visit for ages and eventually we got all our schedules to coincide for a weekend away. Debs had arranged a full day for the Saturday and organised her […]

Monday, 20 May 2013

Health and Wellness in the Magaliesberg

Tweet The Magaliesberg Mountain Range is a place of unrivalled beauty and unique abundance. This makes it the perfect escape for city slickers that need a break. Living and working in an urban area becomes enormously stressful, taxing the body of its natural, healthful resources. Without investing time in your body and mind, you can […]

Monday, 20 May 2013

Two Olives Restaurant in Port Elizabeth – a review

Tweet The Two Olives Restaurant is an authentic culinary experience, immersing diners in the basic pleasures of enjoying excellent quality, coupled with flavours that are worthy of a few audible sighs. Situated in the food Mecca of Stanley Street in Richmond Hill, it is at the very heart of the ‘who’s who’ and ‘what’s what’ […]

Friday, 17 May 2013

I Love Somerset West Because …

Tweet Hi, I’m Joerg Streibing from Somerset Villa Guesthouse in Somerset West. Somerset West IS BEST KNOWN FOR for the fantastic accommodation places, value for money and diversity. GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN AT Vergelegen Estate,The gardens are one of the most beautiful in the Western Cape, the Estate had a lot of Head of States and […]

Thursday, 16 May 2013

Foo Bar Cafe in George

Tweet For a trendy spot at which almost nothing is predictable, Foo Bar Cafe in George is a definite winner. It is located between the SPAR and Virgin Active in the Heatherpark Centre, just off CJ Langenhoven, tucked away discreetly in the far corner. But, on entering, it is immediately a delight to the senses. […]