• 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, 28 February 2014

15 of South Africa’s most famous visual artists

Tweet Impossible though it is to come up with a finite list, here are 15 of some of South Africa’s most internationally famous visual artists…

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

A South African working holiday

posted to: Travelling Tips

Tweet Exploring South Africa and appreciating the many different facets of this prime destination takes time. While many visitors come year after year to experience the real allure of this country, there is also the opportunity to work here for a few months, even years, and get to live the real South African life amongst […]

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

5 most famous streets in South Africa

Tweet No two streets in a city are alike. And no two famed streets are popular for the same reason. Some are the centre of a city’s nightlife, others are remarkable for their historical importance, while others still are great for shopping – think Oxford Street, London. South Africa’s cities are no exception to the […]

Monday, 24 February 2014

Stretta Cafe – An Eatery Gem

Tweet I’d read about Stretta Cafe in the November 2013 issue of House and Leisure magazine and on seeing that the chef imports cheese, flour and fresh ravioli from Italy on a weekly basis, I decided then and there that I would find the opportunity to sample what is on offer! Opportunity arose a little […]

Friday, 21 February 2014

20 must-visit sacred buildings in South Africa

Tweet Millions of tourists are drawn to places like Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, St Peter’s Basilica in Rome, the Blue Mosque in Istanbul, and the Western Wall in Jerusalem. South Africa, with her multiplicity of creeds and myriad places of worship, has many fine examples of sacred buildings. Here are 20 of the most […]

Thursday, 20 February 2014

Walks in the wilds – 8 green city spaces in South Africa

Tweet Green ‘lungs’ or green spaces are what make cities liveable. As our population grows, so our cities expand. And the importance of green spaces increases. Living in an area with access to green spaces is vital for our well being. We have many green city spaces in our cities in South Africa. But these […]

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Did You Know? 25 Fascinating Facts about South Africa

posted to: Attractions

Tweet South Africa is a wonderfully popular destination, known for its wildlife, landscapes, culture and friendly folk. There are many facts and trivia about South Africa that make it rather unusual and an even more exciting place to visit. We have listed some of our favourite “unique” Facts about South Africa …

Monday, 17 February 2014

Secretly recovering from a facelift – 10 top spots to remain incognito in South Africa

Tweet Whatever reservations you may have about cosmetic surgery, South Africa serves as a perfect destination for those intent on a nip or tuck.  The country offers top quality cosmetic surgery, the Rand/Dollar/Euro exchange makes the option rather attractive, and the country has so many scenic spots in which to recuperate that you can visit […]

Friday, 14 February 2014

South Africanisms everyone should know

posted to: Miscellaneous

Tweet With 11 official languages, it is no wonder that there is a lingo in South Africa that is completely unique to this diverse country of colours, tongues and cultures. While English is widely spoken and understood, visitors are encouraged to learn some of the local words, which hail from a combination of English, Afrikaans […]

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Dullstroom’s Secrets

Tweet Dullstroom is a tiny village situated halfway between the urban epicentre of Johannesburg in Gauteng and the world-famous Kruger National Park. It is situated in Mpumalanga Province and is known for the five F’s: fly-fishing, fauna, flora, food, and the beautiful fresh air that permeates every part of its charm and allure. In fact, […]

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Insider Tips for Travelling Port Elizabeth

Tweet The Eastern Cape is a destination of many facets, ideal for families, couples, groups of friends and lone explorers alike. Like any other tourist hub, there are ways to get the most out of Port Elizabeth (the Friendly City), and we want to share these tips with you so that Nelson Mandela Bay is […]

Monday, 10 February 2014

South Africa pits itself against the world’s major attractions – and comes up tops

Tweet South Africa is described as a world in one country – a microcosm of the world.  And whilst we do not pretend to offer cultural attractions on a par with Angkor Watt or the Musée du Louvre, we like to think we compare more than favourably. We pit ourselves against some of the world’s […]

Friday, 7 February 2014

10 Secret Beaches in South Africa

Tweet South Africa has numerous popular beaches. From the West Coast just south of Namibia all the way around to Kosi Bay just south of Mozambique, there are more beaches than one can count. But there are few that remain untamed, out of the ordinary and barely frequented (unless you are prepared to consistently head […]

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Fishy Attractions In Stilbaai

Tweet Still Bay is a beautiful place to visit with so much to see and plenty to do , but there are two fishy attractions in Stilbaai which are a must see. The beach is lovely, peaceful and relaxing and there are awesome hiking trails. Right alongside the beach you will find the Stilbaai Fish […]

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

12 great insider tips for travelling Cape Town

Tweet Cape Town is a wonderful city. I love living in it, people love visiting it, and it’s set to see more than its usual share of visitors in 2014 because of Design Capital 2014. Here is a list of insider tips for travelling Cape Town, to beat the queues, spend less, and make your […]

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