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Wednesday, 31 July 2013

The Litchi Orchard Market

Tweet Anybody who knows me should know that I love a market and The Litchi Orchard Market in Umhlali, KwaZulu Natal is no exception to the rule. Since moving from Cape Town, in my eyes the Mecca of markets, to a farm just outside of Stanger a year ago the second point on my ‘to […]

Tuesday, 30 July 2013

I ♥ Polokwane Because …

Tweet Hi, I’m Mmabogoshi Bella Msiza from Limpopo Guest Manor in Polokwane. Polokwane IS BEST KNOWN FOR its warm climate and friendly people. GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN AT Voortrekker Memorial & Wagon Tracks, because Voortrekker history is in evidence in the form of wagon tracks and is commemorated by a symbolic memorial to the 1838 […]

Monday, 29 July 2013

Tasting some of Durban’s finest at Taste of Durban Festival

Tweet The Taste of Durban Festival was held over this past weekend, July 26th – 28th. With family on holiday from Bahrain and grandparents available to babysit, a group of five of us (siblings and partners!) braved the blustery wind and slightly inclement conditions on Saturday evening to enjoy all that the occasion had to […]

Friday, 26 July 2013

A To Z of South Africa (Part 1)

Tweet South Africa really does have it all. We’ll prove it. We’ve come up with an A-Z list of what makes South Africa such a wonderful place to visit for a holiday (and to live in). We have split it into two parts so look out for the second half of this list next week […]

Thursday, 25 July 2013

I Love Vereeniging Because …

Tweet Hi, I’m Marthinus from Three Rivers Lodge & Villa Anna Sophia in Vereeniging, Southern Gauteng. Vereeniging IS BEST KNOWN FOR the Vaal River, the steel industry and friendly people. GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN AT Anna’s Kitchen. THE BEST action PICTURES CAN BE TAKEN AT The Vaal Marina. OTHER HAPPY SNAPS AT Kariba Ranch. WHEN THE […]

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Monthly Events Lineup and Don’t Forget McGregor Food and Wine Festival is Coming Up

Tweet We’re already well into the halfway point of the year and instead of thinking about all of the events and festivals you might have already missed get out those diaries and plan what is coming up. It doesn’t matter if you’re a sports enthusiast or into good music there is something for you here. […]

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Enjoy the view at Tanamera Lodge in Hazyview

Tweet Head into the forest and find yourself at the 4-star graded Tanamera Lodge set on the slopes of the malaria-free Sabie River Valley. Enjoy breathtaking scenery on the Lowveld in comfortable, beautiful accommodation in Hazyview. You have the perfect base to explore the big 5 Kruger National Park and the Panorama Route on the […]

Monday, 22 July 2013

A Quick Bite at Mo-zam-bik in Ballito – a review

Tweet It was date night on Friday night, but more to the point I really didn’t feel like cooking so my husband and I headed to Ballito for a quick bite to eat. We had heard good reviews about a restaurant called Mo-zam-bik so thought we would give it a try. The concept of Mo-zam-bik […]

Friday, 19 July 2013

The Oranjezicht City Farm

Tweet On the 18th of July every year we celebrate Mandela Day! This is his birthday and is now celebrated all over the world. Mandela calls all South Africans to give 67 minutes of their time to doing something good for each other on this day, to help where we can. Give back to the […]

Friday, 19 July 2013

Head For The Bush This Winter – 8 Top Bush Campsites

Tweet Heading for the bush does not necessarily mean you need to be in the pukka ‘bushveld’ for it to qualify. There are other areas around the country where ‘bush’ is easy to find and closer to home than you might think. Here are 8 bush campsites recommended by friends, family and those in the […]

Thursday, 18 July 2013

5 Top Struggle Sites In South Africa

Tweet The history of South Africa is a mottled one. Like every country in the world, there are sad and tragic elements to it. However, the Rainbow Nation is differentiated by its being able to harness the pain and create a positive heritage from it. This educates its people and showcases the resilience of South […]

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Annual Events That You Just Cant Miss

Tweet There are so many events in South Africa that are dedicated to the huge variety of local talent. These are not only enormous amounts of fun, but also showcase the best parts of this country to locals and tourists alike. They include cultural celebrations, sports events and musical experiences that rival the world’s best. […]

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Destinations for Watersports in South Africa

Tweet The lure of the South African outdoors is just about all it takes to get millions of international tourists flocking to this land every year. Even the locals relish in exploring their country and enjoying its natural beauty and its overabundance of things to do and see. It is no surprise, then, that South […]

Monday, 15 July 2013

Backpacking Limpopo

Tweet Backpacking is, undoubtedly, one of the most fun ways to experience a destination. It gives travellers the opportunity to see South Africa in their own time, while meeting others and enjoying the adventure vibe. It is also, usually, a lot cheaper than hiring vehicles and paying for formal accommodation and transport, since backpacking lodges […]

Friday, 12 July 2013

Things to do in Villiersdorp

Tweet Villiersdorp is a small town in the heart of the Overberg region, just outside Cape Town in the Western Cape. It is nestled within the Villiersdorp Valley and is well known for its deciduous fruit farming and its spectacular views. This is not a busy spot in terms of tourism, but it is a […]

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