• 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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Missed some articles? View all posts published in September 2013 below.

Monday, 30 September 2013

Simonsig – The perfect place for a winter lunch

Tweet Even on winter’s day, driving through the gates of Simonsig Estate in Stellenbosch is an experience.  Tall trees line the pathway that leads you past their 210 hectares of vineyards and towards their Cuvee Restaurant on the right. Making my way past barrels of some of their most popular offerings such as Kaapse Vonkel, South […]

Friday, 27 September 2013

An Afternoon of Bubbly Tasting in Stellenbosch

Tweet Whilst I am not a lover of wine, I really enjoy sweet bubbly, so JC Le Roux in Stellenbosch was not a bad spot to head to on a Friday afternoon.  The rain which threatened stayed away and we made our way past cold, green farmlands, orchards and tree-lined streets until we had arrived. […]

Friday, 27 September 2013

Jacobsbaai in the Spring

Tweet Capetonians are very much in denial about when spring really begins in the Western Cape. A long time ago, spring would begin in September and herald in warmer weather, fresh flowers and new life.  Our two days in Jacobsbaai proved that this is not always the case. Only an hour and half from Cape […]

Friday, 27 September 2013

Kimberley Shines Bright Like A Diamond In The Northern Cape

Tweet When you think of Kimberley, you probably think of the ‘Big Hole’. Although this is probably one of the main highlights here, Kimberley has many other exciting attractions, upcoming events and wonderful things to do. Originally a diamond mining town, Kimberley’s ‘Big Hole’ was hand dug in the plight to mine diamonds hidden deep […]

Thursday, 26 September 2013

Afro Optimism at ABSA Vuka Showcase

Tweet This year sees the very first of a brand new event that promises to whip South Africa and the rest of the continent into a vibe of unique arts, music and the delicious cuisine of the nations. The Absa VUKA Showcase will highlight all that is African, progressive and exciting…

Wednesday, 25 September 2013
What to wear in South Africa

What to Wear in Gauteng – The Gauteng Packing List

Tweet Gauteng has a distinctly drier climate than the coastal provinces. It does not suffer from humidity, thanks to its higher altitude. Summers are hot and sunny and winters are cool to cold; each season bringing with it its own appeal and magic. Summer days average between 26 and 30 degrees Celsius in the epicentre […]

Monday, 23 September 2013

A mouthful at Root 44 Market

Tweet Walking into the Root 44 Market in the Cape Winelands on a Sunday morning was a total surprise for my senses.  Once I was past the proteas and fresh flowers, the sweet smell of pancakes wafted into my nostrils and left me leaning towards the food tent. As it began raining outside, people cleared […]

Monday, 23 September 2013

Curry at the Salt Rock Hotel

Tweet We stopped in at the Salt Rock Hotel for an early dinner on the way home from Gateway on Saturday evening – our original idea was to have a burger but as we had arrived shortly after 17h00 (which is when the snack bar menu stops being served) we had to opt for a […]

Saturday, 21 September 2013

Where Will You Chop ‘n Dop On Braai Day?

Tweet 24th September is National Heritage Day in South Africa, this public holiday was set by the government for South Africans to celebrate and enjoy our rich heritage. National Heritage Day is called something different by each culture, some call it Ukosa, others Chisa Nyama and of course Braai Day. The one thing in common […]

Friday, 20 September 2013

6 Garden Route Nature Reserves for Wildlife, Aquatic And Birder Fanatics

Tweet For an unforgettable getaway with multitudes of leisure activities and things to do, stunning accommodation, exquisite scenery, a wildlife safari and more, visit the Garden Route. The Garden Route has such a varied ecosystem and here you can find anything from rivers, forests, beaches, wetlands, dunes, mountain scenery, fynbos and more. This breathtaking area […]

Friday, 20 September 2013

10 great ways to cope when your flight is delayed

Tweet You’re hemmed in on one side by a Japanese tour group making its way to Sun City, whilst the family next to you can barely contain their three-year old in the throes of an extraordinarily bad hair day, when there is a public announcement that your connecting flight is delayed. Flight delays are a […]

Thursday, 19 September 2013

4 places to ‘DISAPPEAR’ in South Africa

Tweet Whilst I’m not going to pretend that you will find the likes of the Arctic pole, or Tristan da Cunha in South Africa there are, nonetheless, out of the way places that will capture your heart and take you well away from it all. If you have ever wished you could simply vanish for […]

Thursday, 19 September 2013

Sussed on travel – 10 top tech travel gadgets

Tweet Sussed on travel – 10 top tech travel gadgets – Much as you’d love to have a holiday from them, rather than with them, when travelling, particularly overseas, there are some travel gadgets you just can’t leave at home…

Thursday, 19 September 2013

Enjoy Luxury Accommodation at The Crooked Tree Lodge in Umhlanga

Tweet Situated in the heart of Umhlanga Rocks, Crooked Tree Lodge is a fabulous 3 star establishment set in one of the top holiday destinations in South Africa. Perfectly located for that ideal holiday or your business trip, this establishment is close to all major roads, La Lucia Ridge and Umhlanga Village which boasts beautiful […]

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

How To Stay Safe In the Water – a guide to avoiding Sharks

Tweet How To Stay Safe In the Water / A Guide to Avoiding Sharks – Swimming in the sea is never guaranteed to be safe, besides the tides and crashing waves you are in the territory of a vast amount of marine life and that alone comes with many risks. The biggest fear for many […]