• 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 March 2014 below.

Thursday, 27 March 2014

5 Picture-Perfect Autumn Destinations In South Africa

Tweet Autumn – the secret season. A time of year that, in South Africa, stretches across March, April and into May, marked by cooler mornings and evenings. Dried, crisp, brown leaves litter kerbsides, roads and gardens – blown by the wind or the insistent whine of garden leaf blowers. The presence of vivid colour that […]

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Company’s Garden Gets a New Historic Veg Garden – a World Design Capital Project

Tweet Cape Town’s Company’s Garden used to be a vegetable garden 360 years ago. It was built to supply ships travelling the spice trade route from the East Indies, when they pulled in to Cape Town. Cape Town, back then, was known as ‘The Tavern of the Seas’ and the first European settlement of what […]

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

7 Undiscovered Sunshine Destinations for the April May Break

Tweet Chasing the sun is something we think of doing only when it begins going through the motions of packing up and leaving. Around this time of year. Whilst the last few months have had even swimming pool devotees shade hopping and water slugging, the slight shift in weather manages to catch us off balance […]

Thursday, 20 March 2014

Get To Acrobranch For Fun In The Trees

Tweet As part of my adventure holiday prize from a competition I won at the Cape Getaway Show, was a day at Acrobranch which lies between Sedgefield and Wilderness. I had no idea what to expect, I only knew there was a zip line and tarzan swing involved. We arrived at the Timberlake Organic Village […]

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

10 best places to see elephants in South Africa

Tweet The African elephant, the world’s largest terrestrial animal, is under threat… Scientists revealed in 2013 that we have overestimated the number of elephants that remain in the wild; that we lost 62 percent of African forest elephants between 2002 and 2011, and that the forest elephant population is now less than 10 percent of […]

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

A Visit To Oysters R Us Is A Must

Tweet Included in an adventure holiday that my boyfriend and I were fortunate enough to win, was dinner at Oysters R Us. We were staying in Sedgefield and after taking a drive to the Wilderness to explore we stopped in at Oysters R Us. I must admit I was a bit apprehensive at first; the […]

Monday, 17 March 2014
South African Hiking Trails

The Baviaanskloof Hartland Hike

Tweet The famous Baviaanskloof Hartland Hike is nestled between the Baviaanskloof and Kouga mountain ranges, and showcases some of the best vistas and landscapes of both. This part of the Eastern Cape Province is unique for its natural beauty, fauna, flora and people. The Hartland Hike allows visitors to experience the pristine splendour of the […]

Friday, 14 March 2014

Fly Time Paragliding In Sedgefield

Tweet A recent trip to Sedgefield allowed me the opportunity to go tandem paragliding in one of the top 10 paragliding sites in the world. Fly Time paragliding are by far the most professional and friendly paragliding company I have ever come across and I will be sure to use them on my next paragliding […]

Thursday, 13 March 2014

Why Get Married In South Africa?

Tweet For couples that want to combine spectacular beauty, classic elegance and an undeniable vibe to celebrate their special wedding day, South Africa is the destination of choice. It is (and has been) an increasingly popular holiday and honeymoon destination. More than this, though, South Africa is ideal for the wedding ceremony and reception too. […]

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Things to Do at The Boardwalk in Port Elizabeth

Tweet The Boardwalk Casino and Entertainment World enjoys prime positioning along Beach Road, the motorway that separates this world-class development from the warm waters of Algoa Bay. As such, it is centrally situated and showcases gorgeous views of the Indian Ocean. There is plenty of free, secure parking and, while the Boardwalk in Port Elizabeth […]

Monday, 10 March 2014

10 interesting and unusual monuments and statues in South Africa

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Tweet Monuments, statues and memorials to commemorate a notable person or event are part of the fabric of travel. They draw countless thousands of people in every city of the world. They queue to see: Copenhagen’s Little Mermaid, Michelangelo’s David, The Taj Mahal in India, New York’s statue of Liberty, the Great Buddha, Japan – […]

Friday, 7 March 2014

Dorp Adventures

Tweet Small towns are affectionately known as dorps (pronounced “dawps”) by local South Africans. While they may be little and tucked away in the mountains and valleys of this multifaceted country, so many of these towns and villages offer a host of exciting things to do and see. Discover the fabulously diverse world that awaits […]

Thursday, 6 March 2014

Top 10 must-visit museums in Cape Town

Tweet Museums are no longer dull repositories filled with archaic collections that gather dust. Any museum worth its salt has reinvented the way it displays objects of scientific, artistic, cultural or historical importance, using virtual exhibits and other modern tools to transform its halls into places of interest; spaces that can compete with the Internet. […]

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

What I love about the Overberg: from a City-Bowl-expat

Tweet I’d been visiting the Overberg for twenty years by the time I made the decision to pack everything up and move my little family out to the country, beyond the city smoke, traffic and frenetic pace, to a quieter place over the hills. Raised in Sea Point and residing in the Cape Town City […]

Monday, 3 March 2014

5 places to see San rock art in South Africa

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Tweet South Africa is regarded as having the richest collection of rock art in the world with examples in national parks and nature reserves around the country. Beyond the initial belief that San rock art was a record of daily life, much of their work is now thought to portray the specific San experience of […]