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The Karoo Desert National Botanical Garden is a unique and magnificent garden at the foot of the Hex River Mountains, at Worcester. It displays many desert and semi-desert plants on 154 hectares. The Shale Trail and Grysbokkie Trail are two hiking trails in the natural part of the garden. Spring – late July until end September – is … Continue reading “Karoo Desert National Botanical Garden – Worcester”

The Solms-Delta Music van de Caab Museum is situated on the Solms-Delta Wine Estate in Franschhoek and is dedicated to indigenous music of the Western Cape. The museum houses many indigenous instruments, has an interactive exhibition and has recordings of a variety of music types that form part of the Western Cape’s musical heritage.

The Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg illustrates the rise and fall of apartheid in South Africa. Exhibits include film footage, photographs, text panels and artefacts illuminating the events and stories that are part of the apartheid era. 22 exhibitions offer the visitor an emotional journey through South Africa’s oppressive past and the struggle of the majority to … Continue reading “Apartheid Musem”

The Nelson Mandela Museum has various sites: the Nelson Mandela Youth and Heritage Centre in Qunu, and the Bhunga Building in Mthatha. A third site, Mvezo, has an open-air museum which can be toured with permission from the chief. Nelson Mandela grew up in Qunu, a small rural village 32km south-west of Mthatha in the Eastern Cape, … Continue reading “Qunu & Mthatha”

The ‘Boomslang’ Centenary Tree Canopy Walk is a wonderful way of enjoying 360 degree views of Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens, Cape Town. The 130 m long walkway is a curved steel and timber bridge weaving through and above the Arboretum. The walkway was inspired by a snake skeleton – hence its nickname ‘The Boomslang’ (tree … Continue reading “Kirstenbosch Tree Canopy Walkway”

Enjoy an hour-long boat cruise on the Breede River on a comfortable river boat with Viljoensdrift River Cruises, feasting on a picnic hamper made up from the goodies on offer at their deli and wonderful Viljoensdrift wines. The cruise is slow and picturesque, with plenty of bird sightings. When we went, we were charmed by … Continue reading “Breede River Cruises”

Hopping on and hopping off the Cape Town Red Bus is a wonderful way of exploring the city and its scenic wonders, and stopping at the spots that take your particular fancy. On the Cape Town Red City Tour there are 17 bus stops on a circular route around the city, including Table Mountain, SA … Continue reading “City Sightseeing in Cape Town on Hop-On Hop-Off Red Bus”

Montecasino

Montecasino is Gauteng’s highly popular entertainment destination, accoladed as Best Casino, Best Entertainment Complex, Best Cinema Complex and Best place to take out-of-towners. The leisure and casino complex, spanning 26 hectares, is located in Fourways, north of Johannesburg. Attractions include a casino, shops, restaurants, cinemas, games arcades, an outdoor bird garden, skate park, and Pieter Toerien … Continue reading “Montecasino”

Knysna Forest

The Knysna Forest covers an area of about 300 000 hectares and is well known for its massive old Outeniqua Yellowwoods. Some of these Yellowwoods are nearly a thousand years old. The forest is also home to the tree hyrax, samango monkey, blue duiker, honey badger and the long-tailed forest shrew. At one time elephants … Continue reading “Knysna Forest”

Jubilee Creek is an idyllic picnic site beside a forest creek in the Goudveld Forest in Knysna. Choose it as a secluded spot for a romantic picnic or a family outing. An hour-long walking trail begins and ends at the picnic site, and follows a course through indigenous forest alongside the creek, leading to a … Continue reading “Jubilee Creek Picnic Site – Knysna”

Safaris

The Eastern Cape boasts several spectacular private game reserves where exceptional Big Five game viewing can be enjoyed. The area is free of the risk of malaria, which makes it very suitable for families travelling with children, elderly folk or pregnant women. Eastern Cape landscapes are magnificently scenic and make for wonderful safaris. For visitors … Continue reading “Safaris”

Darling is situated on the West Coast of the Western Cape, an easy 1-2 hour drive from Cape Town. The area is well known for its flowering bulbs and the immense variety of wild flowers in springtime. Certain of Darling’s flower reserves open their lands to the public for viewing during Spring. Waylands, Duckitt Nurseries … Continue reading “Darling Wild Flowers”

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