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Friday, 28 June 2013

The Oh So Sweet Berries Holiday Houses in Sea Point

Tweet Isn’t it time you took a break? Book a holiday and enjoy some time off? The Sweet Berries Holidays Houses offer you gorgeous accommodation in Sea Point in newly renovated Victorian houses in the heart of Cape Town. The location is ideal and you’re within easy driving distance of the V&A Waterfront if you […]

Thursday, 27 June 2013

A Walk Through Hermanus

Tweet Our weekend in Hermanus on the popular Cape Whale Coast was mostly spent indoors thanks to the wonderfully stormy winter weather. Luckily on the Saturday morning we had a break in the weather and decided to brave the outdoors and go for a stroll. Leaving the comforts of our hotel in Hermanus behind, it […]

Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Dinner at Da Vincenzo in Kyalami – a review

Tweet At the beginning of June I spent a weekend in Midrand, visiting my brother. Coming from a smallish town on the Dolphin Coast of KwaZulu Natal, a town that boasts a Spur as its only eatery, you can imagine my delight and enthusiasm at having a wide choice of restaurants to have dinner at! […]

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

The Whale Coast Hotel in Hermanus – a review

Tweet My mom organised a weekend away for the family in Hermanus. You need to bear in mind that this is something we have never done, so we were all rather excited. My sister had a last minute trip to London so it would only be the three of us, but we were excited. The […]

Monday, 24 June 2013

The Free State’s flipside – take the N6 from Bloem to Aliwal North

Tweet The Free State gets a raw deal. Placed as it is in the middle of the country, most people simply travel through it without giving it more than a once over. It doesn’t have mountains (unless you count the Malutis way over east) nor does it have a coastline to speak of (there is […]

Friday, 21 June 2013

The Beautiful Karoo

Tweet Today I find myself reminiscing about the six soul-stirring months I had the great privilege of spending in South Africa’s Karoo. Though you may not have six months laying around in spare change; a week or weekend trip into the Karoo is probably one of the most worthwhile trips of your travelling life. Once […]

Thursday, 20 June 2013

Get sassed about your fish when travelling – use the sassi cell phone app

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Tweet Did you know that SASSI (South African Sustainable Seafood Initiative) has a phone app on the market? I didn’t. I have their sms line number buried deep in my cell phone. It’s there courtesy of SASSI to help me buy and eat fish that isn’t overfished. I hardly ever remember to use it. I […]

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Dinner at Al Pescatore in Ballito – a review

Tweet A few weeks ago we had lunch at the well known Ballito eatery Al Pescatore. This Italian and seafood restaurant has been operating since 1989 and is well of the oldest and most popular restaurants on the Dolphin Coast. Located slap bang on the beach – overlooking Clark Bay in fact, Al Pescatore is […]

Friday, 14 June 2013

A weekend in the Magaliesberg

Tweet Before the Dutch trekked up from the Cape in search of new frontiers, claimed the Ndebeli land and renamed the mountains Magaliesberg, Botswana tribes who’d migrated here were invaded by the Bapede and Ndabele while lead by Shaka Zulu’s best captain, Mzilikazi. He broke away from Shaka, formed his own tribe and controlled all […]

Thursday, 13 June 2013

Port Elizabeth one of the “Big Five” Cities

Tweet One of South Africa’s “Big Five” Cities, Port Elizabeth is located on South Africa’s world renowned N2 road. This long road travels along the eastern coast all the way from Cape Town, up through the picturesque Garden Route, and carries on through Durban, Richards Bay and then finally heading inland at St Lucia toward […]

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

10 Hours in Cape Town – top things to do

Tweet Cape Town, on the very tip of the African continent, whilst not the Singapore of the European / Asian flight path by any stretch of the imagination, is nonetheless conveniently placed to act as a stopover point for long-haul flights. Already there are tourists who fly into Cape Town en route to Johannesburg. And […]

Monday, 10 June 2013

In Search of the Baobab – Where to find them in South Africa

Tweet The African baobab or Adansonia digitata is the only of the now nine species (up until recently there were eight) of baobab trees native to the African mainland. These monster trees with their swollen, gnarled bodies and incongruous branches that look more like roots than arms are also known as ‘elephant trees’, ‘big trees’ […]

Friday, 7 June 2013

Accommodation in South Africa – how is it graded?

Tweet Finding a place to stay these days is as simple as a few double clicks on a website like SA-Venues.com™ to sift through pictures of accommodation until you’re happy. You even get to deal directly with the owners for further information. But it does leave judgement up to you. For someone like me, who […]

Thursday, 6 June 2013
South African Hiking Trails

Top 5 winter hiking trails in South Africa

Tweet Winter is the country’s secret season for hiking! In most of the country it is colder than in summer – particularly early morning and evening. Which means you can hike during the heat of the day (and sleep in a little later). What’s more, there are heavenly blue sky days in winter – even […]

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

I Love Gordons Bay Because …

Tweet Hi, I’m Lynn Leclercq from The Blue Marine Self Catering in Gordons Bay in the Cape Helderberg, Western Cape. Gordons Bay IS BEST KNOWN FOR small friendly village with lovely white beaches and vibey restaurants. GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN AT Whale Point, and if lucky can spot dolphins all year round and whales in winter. […]

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