• 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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Friday, 30 August 2013
What to Wear in South Africa

What to wear in the Eastern Cape – the Ultimate Packing List

Tweet The Eastern Cape is known for having one of the most temperate climates in the world. This makes it a fabulous destination all year round, and also one that is fairly diverse in terms of what to pack. Amongst other things, this province is also known for having “four seasons in one day”, particularly […]

Friday, 30 August 2013

Sapore in Nottingham Road

Tweet As mentioned in a previous blog, we spent the Woman’s Day long weekend in the KwaZulu Natal Midlands town of Nottingham Road. We were guests of a wedding at Bellwood and with the service taking place at 14h00 but dinner to only be served about five hours later, the wedding literature sent with the […]

Thursday, 29 August 2013

Warm restaurants to dine and drink at this Winter!

Tweet When the rain and the wind are pumping in Cape Town, no one wants to leave the house.  But why give up on the chance to wine and dine just because it’s cold.  Whilst Cape Town really does come alive in the summer when Capetonians take every opportunity to dine al fresco, there are […]

Thursday, 29 August 2013

The Cederberg for Romantics

Tweet Are you looking for a beautiful, secluded place to escape with your other half for the weekend?  With the promise of a majestic mountain range, rooibos farms, citrus orchards and starry nights, the Cederberg is a winner and only two hours drive from Cape Town. Here are some things to do as a couple…

Wednesday, 28 August 2013

10 essential tips for a memorable road trip

Tweet An adventure on the road – suitcase in the boot, maps ready to go, the urge to follow your fancy, and the odd town selected as an overnight stay… Not everyone can do the Thelma-and-Louise spur of the moment kind of road trip successfully, so here are a few insider pointers to set you […]

Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Blueberry Hill Cafe in Nottingham Road

Tweet Perched on the top of a hill, in a fairly nondescript, barn-like building on Netherwood Farm in Nottingham Road is Blueberry Hill Cafe. We attended a wedding at Bellwood over the Womans Day long weekend and with our self catering accommodation at Netherwood at the bottom of the hill that Blueberry Café is perched […]

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Kwazulu Natal for bird watchers

Tweet If you’re coming to Kwazulu Natal in search of birding areas, then you have found a gold mine. The North-Eastern region in particular boasts a vast array of bird life in its grassland, lagoons, forests and woodlands.  You can look forward to the Zululand birding route which includes an Elephant Coast Route, North West […]

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Little Havana

Tweet With a farmer, who works most weekends, for a husband, we don’t often find the time to go out for a decent meal but after sampling the dishes on offer at the Taste of Durban festival a few weeks back and really enjoying the wasabi calamari that Little Havana served, we were eager to […]

Monday, 26 August 2013

10 reasons to travel local

Tweet Local, for those who don’t know, is travel jargon – eat local (locavore), sleep local, do like the locals – but it’s also the travel industry’s biggest buzzword. Local travel comes attached to the idea of more self-awareness and consideration when travelling, and the desire to spend your well earned money with the little […]

Monday, 26 August 2013

Beer, Biltong, Braai – My 3 Favourite Things About South Africa

Tweet When I was 21, I decided to broaden my horizons and move to the United Kingdom to visit my family, gain some new experiences and to travel a bit. I was there for eight years and returned home to Cape Town not so long ago. Although I had a wonderful time abroad, filled with […]

Friday, 23 August 2013

Enjoy a cosy Winter Getaway in Greyton

Tweet We all know us Capetonians are sun-worshippers and moan about Cape Town’s winter all season long. But thankfully there are many little towns and dorps nearby where we can find a cosy home away from home and keep warm by a fireplace.  Feel like a quick weekend escape to the Overberg? Well look no […]

Friday, 23 August 2013

Revamp for Cape Agulhas

Tweet The Cape Agulhas Lighthouse itself, as well as the precinct that surrounds and supports it, has, for some time, remained somewhat untouched and unexplored. For those that have visited this, the southernmost tip of the African continent, it is a very special and beautiful area, one that resonates deep within the soul. Defined by […]

Thursday, 22 August 2013

Snuggling Up to Some Scaly Characters at Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary

Tweet While snakes may not be everyone’s cup of tea, they certainly are fascinating, even for those that prefer to enjoy them from a distance. The Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary’s aim is to educate visitors about hundreds of different snake species, from tiny to mammoth, and to dispel some of the myths and horror stories around […]

Thursday, 22 August 2013

Romance on the River at Bitou River Lodge

Tweet Right on the banks of the tranquil Bitou River, just 10 minutes outside Plett, lies the gorgeous 4-star retreat called the Bitou River Lodge. This lodge is more than just holiday accommodation in Plettenberg Bay; it provides an authentic (albeit somewhat luxurious) home away from home. One only has to read the comments in […]

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

10 FREE things to do (when it rains) in Cape Town

Tweet There is plenty to do in the Mother city when it rains. And there is plenty to do in Cape Town for free. We set out to marry the two and come up with a list that will have you reaching for the wellies and charging out into the wet weather for your share […]