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Monday, 29 September 2014

Old Main Brewery

Tweet We popped in to Old Main Brewery in Hilton for a quick bite to eat before heading to our evening show at the Hilton Arts Festival last week Saturday. Formerly known as Crossways, this Hilton institution has undergone a bit of rebranding and is cementing itself as the reliable place to go for good […]

Friday, 26 September 2014

Karkloof Farmers Market

Tweet Our Saturday morning breakfast ritual when visiting my in-laws in Hilton is a visit to the popular Karkloof Farmers Market. I’m a huge market fan and I must admit that the Karkloof Market is probably my most favourite. It just seems to tick all the boxes; a large, weather proof shed, plenty of seating […]

Thursday, 25 September 2014

10 ‘Must Do’ Things For Accommodation Owners, To Keep Us Coming Back For More

Tweet Ever stayed in a B&B or self-catering unit where there were a couple of things you knew would just make the place sing, but did not have the courage to write it in the guest book? I have … more than once. I’ve travelled a great deal around South Africa, staying mostly in modest […]

Monday, 22 September 2014

7 Unique South African Creations You Will WANT TO GET Your Hands On

posted to: Miscellaneous

Tweet South African’s are smart thinkers. Our list of 7 unique South African creations are either charming or innovatively functional. Some are both. Either way, you’ve got to love them. Want them. And head to our shores to get them.

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Time For The Hilton Arts Festival

Tweet I am so looking forward to this weekend; we are meandering our way to the village of Hilton and will be attending not one, not two but three productions at the Hilton Arts Festival! Now in its 22nd year, the Festival, which takes place from September 18th to 21st at the very beautiful Hilton […]

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

20 most beautiful natural places in South Africa

posted to: Attractions

Tweet South Africa: a world in one country. 20 most beautiful natural places in South Africa …

Friday, 12 September 2014

Common ailments when travelling – use these 10 wild South African plants

Tweet You are on a road trip and someone comes down with earache, a rash, a sore throat or needs a little help with the daily, well, let’s just say that they need help. And there is not a pharmacy in sight. Fear not. There is help at hand. As close as the side of […]

Thursday, 11 September 2014

7 Reasons Why You Should Visit Kwelera – South Africa’s 10th National Botanical Garden

Tweet Kwelera’s 164 hectares form a narrow strip of coast that runs parallel to the Indian Ocean for about five kilometres, between the beachside town of Gonubie and where the Kwelera River meets the sea just north-east of East London. Few of us know anything about this small, unobtrusive nature reserve. Yet since late July […]

Monday, 8 September 2014

20 Things Jo’burgers LOVE

posted to: Attractions, Gauteng

Tweet Johannesburg – dynamic, edgy; as electric as the storms that brew on hot summer’s evenings. It sprawls as wide as the eye can see; it demands that you live life to the full. Here are 20 things Jo’burgers love about their city …

Friday, 5 September 2014

Spring Flowers Can Be A Little Rock ‘n Roll

Tweet The Cape Flower Route is a fixture on most traveller’s bucket lists around the world, but for those of you who love a little nature (while reveling at the same time), we’ve come up with a few ideas for you this spring. We share our favourite experiences along the flower route, in locations such […]

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

30 outdoor spring events in South Africa, now in one calendar

Tweet As it warms up and people head outdoors, leave space in your calendars for these inspiring events around the country. Our list of 30 outdoor spring events in South Africa …

Monday, 1 September 2014

Cape Town Picnics – Pretty Places for Spring Picnics in the Mother City

Tweet Cities … living in one requires that you open your wallet countless times a day. So, when it comes to celebrations or casual get-togethers with friends (who won’t fit into your bachelor flat), meeting up for a picnic in the Mother City is not only a way to spend time soaking up some vitamin […]