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Month: November 2010
South African travel ideas

South African travel ideas It’s difficult to come up with a list of South African travel ideas, simply because there are so many amazing options. The country is so diverse, and there is so much to do, that most visitors feel the need to return. South Africans themselves are always discovering new travel options, including … Continue reading “South African travel ideas”


Eastern Cape safari travel

Eastern Cape safari travel Even seasoned travellers have to catch their breath at the sight of the Eastern Cape’s untouched wilderness. With lush, wild forests, raw coastlines, and rugged hills, the Eastern Cape is ideal for a wild, spectacular safari adventure. Diversity and biological richness are hallmarks of the Eastern Cape. In what other region … Continue reading “Eastern Cape safari travel”


Cape Winelands Accommodation

<b>Cape Winelands Accommodation<b> Nestled cosily behind the hustle and bustle of the Cape Town metropolis, the Cape Winelands boasts a theatrical display of exquisite nature, proud cultural heritage and some of the world’s best wine making establishments. Lush green valleys are dotted with quaint little towns and enveloped by some of the Western Cape’s most … Continue reading “Cape Winelands Accommodation”


Cape Winelands Accommodation

Nestled cosily behind the hustle and bustle of the Cape Town metropolis, the Cape Winelands boasts a theatrical display of exquisite nature, proud cultural heritage and some of the world’s best wine making establishments. Lush green valleys are dotted with quaint little towns and enveloped by some of the Western Cape’s most beautiful mountain ranges. … Continue reading “Cape Winelands Accommodation”


KwaZulu-Natal’s a Number 1 Destination

We’re doing a rave today on KwaZulu-Natal. Not just for the sake of raving, but because this spectacular region has so much for visitors to explore. Here are some of the reasons we like it so much:


Mpumalanga travel specials

South Africa’s Mpumalanga province is renowned for its rugged landscape, lush flora and animal life. Because it is one of the world’s great safari destinations, Mpumalanga is host to an excellent range of game lodges. Mpumalanga’s diverse terrain makes it a paradise for birdwatchers and hikers; there are rivers and streams for fishing; waterfalls and … Continue reading “Mpumalanga travel specials”


Garden Route Self-Drive Holidays

Famously known as the Garden Route, the N2  between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth offers a picturesque playground with year-round activities suitable for the whole family. With mountain ranges, forests, rivers, beaches and fragrant fynbos, this nature-rich destination is ideal for your next self-drive holiday. Family Fun on the Garden Route When travelling with the … Continue reading “Garden Route Self-Drive Holidays”


It’s Summer in Addo: Plan a Getaway with the Ellies

RiverBend Lodge tells us that the grasslands surrounding the lodge in the Addo Elephant National Park have been beautifully transformed into bright green plains following a month of steady rain in the Eastern Cape. The Green Look is early this year, thanks to the generosity of the rain and its 70mm yield. Not only is … Continue reading “It’s Summer in Addo: Plan a Getaway with the Ellies”


Getaways for the Smitten: Exclusive Scoop on Romantic Escapes in South Africa

Every pursuer of the best-ever romantic getaway has a pearl or two of wisdom to share, so we sent round the basket to our getaway enthusiasts and collected up some good gleaming pearls of guidance about choosing a Getaway for the Smitten.


The Cederberg: A Region that Really Rocks!

Travel north from Cape Town and over the Piekenierskloof pass and you descend into a world that has a raw, awe-inspiring beauty. Purple-hued mountain peaks lean towards fruit-laden valleys sweet with the smell of orange blossom in spring. The rugged Cederberg Mountains are famous for their amazing rock formations, San rock paintings and spectacular flowers … Continue reading “The Cederberg: A Region that Really Rocks!”


Go Take a (Cool) Hike: The River Walk in Silvermine

Staying in Cape Town? And wanting to get out on the mountain without making a marathon effort? Here’s a wonderful walk that will bring you all the beauty of the Silvermine Nature Reserve (part of the Table Mountain National Park) without causing undue wear and tear.