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Monday, 30 June 2014

La Piazza – Ooh La La

Tweet My husband and I went out for dinner on Friday at a restaurant we found almost by accident. My first choice was for Thai but on arrival at the restaurant in Umhlali, it appeared that it has closed its doors for business (either that or they only operate during lunch hours), our second choice […]

Friday, 27 June 2014

A Visit to Harold Johnson Nature Reserve

Tweet When you live on a farm, like we do, and the closest Ster Kinekor is an hour’s drive and two toll gates away, it is sometimes necessary to make your own entertainment. We did this a few Sunday’s ago when I suggested breakfast at the Harold Johnson Nature Reserve. The Skottel and breakfast supplies […]

Thursday, 26 June 2014

19 secret spots in South Africa – places you’ve probably never been

Tweet There is a danger in thinking that every little bolthole and haven has been discovered in South Africa. Whilst travel magazines, blogs and websites undoubtedly make our lives as travellers a lot easier with their vivid accounts of places and spaces, the vastness of South Africa means that there will always be uncharted areas…

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Burnedale Farmers Market

Tweet We tried out the fantastic Burnedale Farmers Market over this past weekend. Having only started in mid-May, this market is going from strength to strength with the 25 stalls offering a wide range of products. I was particularly impressed with the purposefully built covered market area; stall holders and market goers will be dry […]

Monday, 23 June 2014

10 things you may not know about Table Mountain

Tweet Table Mountain is Cape Town’s most prominent landmark. The view of the flat-topped massif, as seen from Table Bay or Blouberg, is recognised throughout the world and has placed Cape Town on the map. That it is one of the seven new wonders of the world is no mystery. The triptych of Devil’s Peak, […]

Friday, 20 June 2014

Winter Wonderland Festival at Theuniskraal

Tweet Winter is the perfect time for glühwein and a roaring fire, if this is what you’re after why not head down to the Winter Wonderland Festival at Theuniskraal Wine Estate on 28 and 29 June 2014. This festival runs in conjunction with the annual Tulbagh Christmas in Winter –  a weekend of fun for […]

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

South Africa’s four small wild cats – where to see them

Tweet The big cats in South Africa receive a lot of attention. In fairness lions, leopards and cheetah deserve the focus; most of these top predators are in danger – we live in their space, we hunt them illegally and kill them when they prey on livestock. But South Africa is also home to four […]

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Brazil Soccer World Cup fever – 15 facts you may not know

posted to: Miscellaneous

Tweet For a month, starting June 12th, Brazil will host 64 matches across the country. That’s the other side of the world from South Africa, but it’s close enough to the 2010 World Cup to bring back memories of giant stadiums finished in time, kelp vuvuzelas, the Diski dance, the macaraba (hand-cut, hand-painted hard hat), […]

Friday, 13 June 2014

30 things you MUST do in Port Elizabeth in winter

Tweet Port Elizabeth might be regarded as Cape Town’s poorer cousin, and far less glamourous than Jozi, but it does have rather mild winters, which makes it a far more attractive option once winter’s cold sets in. In fact there are those who say that Port Elizabeth has more sunshine hours than any other city […]

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

13 vital tips for women travelling alone in South Africa

posted to: Travelling Tips

Tweet Is South Africa safe for a woman travelling on her own? – the $10 million question. And one that has as many different answers as there are people with opinions. Let me add my two cents worth: yes, you can safely travel in South Africa as a woman. You just need to take a […]

Monday, 9 June 2014

Kirstenbosch Tree Canopy Walkway

Tweet The giant steel snake that utterly transforms Kirstenbosch’s little known arboretum is leaving visitors and locals gasping… Not only does it rise from the ground at a gentle slope until it reaches above the tree line, with panoramic views of the eastern slopes of Table Mountain across the Cape Flats to the Hottentots Holland […]

Thursday, 5 June 2014

10 cozy coffee spots with fireplaces in Cape Town

Tweet Winter is the season Capetonians like to pretend doesn’t happen. That or they simply forget that it can get really cold on the southernmost tip of the African continent. Point in case: most popular coffee hangouts adopt pavement culture as the crux of their allure. Great for summer. But there is only so much […]

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Cape Town’s 25 commandments

Tweet And so it was that Jan Van Hunks descended from his lair on the slopes of Table Mountain to hand down two tablets, and a bottle of bubbly, to the people of Cape Town. Thereon was a list of commandments wherefrom, it followed, that citizens of Cape Town live happy and full lives perched […]

Monday, 2 June 2014

South Africa’s rare Riverine rabbit – 7 places to see it

Tweet One of the most endangered mammals on Earth, the riverine rabbit is found only in the Karoo. There are thought to be less than 250 of these rare creatures left. And few people can claim the privilege of having seen one. Found mostly in dry riverbeds in the arid, central Karoo in an area […]