• 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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Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Top 5 wildlife parks in South Africa (other than Kruger)

Tweet South Africa has 700 publically owned reserves. The list includes 19 national parks. Over and above that are at least another 200 private reserves. Making a choice as to which ones to visit can be rather difficult. As a consequence most visitors simply head to the Kruger National Park – it’s an obvious choice. […]

Tuesday, 29 April 2014

The elusive Knysna elephants – do they exist?

Tweet It is a bit like tracking down the Yeti, or Big Foot – trying to find out about the Knysna elephants. Information about them is inadequate, tends to lapse into lengthy descriptions about their history, or is shrouded in mystery. There are those who say they are so elusive that, if indeed they are […]

Thursday, 24 April 2014

Pack a picnic basket and explore these South African Botanical Gardens

Tweet If you haven’t already cottoned on to the idea of a Botanical garden being the perfect place to picnic, trail, bird watch, get married, hike or have lunch, then it’s time you got the memo.  There are many reasons why hundreds of thousands of locals and foreigners flock to South Africa’s Botanical gardens each […]

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Ten Natural Wonders of South Africa

posted to: Attractions

Tweet Little of what we claim today as natural wonders will be here in a hundred years time. Little is today as it was a century ago. But we are blessed with many phenomenon hewn by the natural world in South Africa…

Monday, 21 April 2014

The city of saints – 10 slightly off-beat historical attractions in Grahamstown

Tweet Grahamstown is not known as the town of 60 churches, or the city of saints, for nothing. It is steeped in colonial English history, filled with historical buildings and churches, and is also a university town – which goes some way to explain its reputation for tolerance and left-of-centre thinking. The town of the […]

Thursday, 17 April 2014

Five places to take your friends in Cape Town

Tweet If you’re from Cape Town you’ll know what it’s like to have foreign visitors or guests from other parts of South Africa come spend time with you, hoping you would show them around your beautiful city. Or even if you’re not from Cape Town but are going there as a group of friends, this […]

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

The Press Club in Umhlanga Centre

Tweet As a youngster, my parents would often treat my brother and I to a toasted sandwich and a milkshake at The Press Club on our monthly jaunts into Durban from our home in Zululand. Located in the centre of town, I thought it was the coolest place ever; with its newsprint wallpaper I entertained […]

Monday, 14 April 2014

Room with a view – 15 handpicked rooms with views in South Africa

Tweet Anyone watching Miss Lucy Honeychurch and George Emerson at the window overlooking Florence, in the film based on the novel by EM Forster, will agree that the phrase ‘room with a view’ changed forever. The sumptuousness of the film, and the quintessentially British account of romance, intrigue and beauty, resulted in the phrase’s association […]

Thursday, 10 April 2014

10 Dog Friendly Cottages in South Africa

Tweet Where to go when you do not want to leave your pooch behind? There are plenty of venues across the country that welcome pets. Here are some of our favourites. Unless otherwise stated, all dogs are welcome by prior arrangement…

Monday, 7 April 2014

10 Best Public Art Pieces in Johannesburg

posted to: Attractions, Gauteng

Tweet Visual art in public spaces can be big or small. It can loom overhead, forcing you to squint into the sun to see it, or it can scream for attention from beneath your feet on the pavement. There are no rules about how it must look, what medium it should use, or what shape […]

Thursday, 3 April 2014

10 Best Places To See Cheetahs In South Africa

Tweet The Cheetah: fastest land animal on earth over short distances; can reach a speed of 120 kilometres an hour; measures two metres from the snout to the end of its tail; weighs between 40 – 60kgs; is the only cat with semi-retractable claws, and has a spotted coat. Cheetah are listed as Vulnerable, and […]

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Best 4 craft beer producers in KwaZulu-Natal

Tweet Craft beer – the kind brewed using artisan methods, no chemicals or artificial additives, usually in microbreweries with savvy names like Three Skulls, Triggerfish, or Porcupine Quill – is now firmly favoured by foodies around the country. Craft beer is beer that is not brewed by any of the mega-brewery guys – the SABs […]