Beach Holidays

Set all notions of haste aside and gift yourself with two leisurely hours to make an unhurried journey from Cape Town to Arniston. Threading its way through the beautiful hills of the Overberg, the route is, in itself, a soul-soother.  And at the end of it, there’s exquisite Arniston to win you over. That’s if … Continue reading “Caves, Shipwrecks, Quaint Little Fishing Boats & a Big Whoosh of Sea Air: Arniston has it All”

There’s a sensational sight to behold each year during June / July on the wickedly beautiful Wild Coast: the annual Sardine Run.  Also dubbed the Greatest Shoal on Earth, this massive fish migration begins on this stretch of South Africa’s coast and runs north east towards warmer waters. To put this magnificent event into perspective, … Continue reading “Silver Seas: Catch the Sensational Sardine Run on the Wild Coast”

World Heritage Site status is probably enough of a reason to go and visit this 36 000 hectare utopia, but let’s also name a few of De Hoop’s specific drawcards:

An oceanside stroll to the Slangkop Lighthouse is wonderfully easy – a toddler could manage, and it’s a good leg-stretch after a drive through Simons Town / Cape Point / Scarborough.

Whether it’s tramping rocky cliff paths that wind above fizzy cream soda-coloured oceans that blows your hair back, or catching a funicular in a clear, heaven-bound direction to catch your breath at unbelievable vistas, Cape Point is essential sightseeing for every visitor to Cape Town. 

Launch a splendid South African tour in beautiful Cape Town and conclude with an exciting Big Five safari in the Kruger National Park, visiting famous wine country and fantastically scenic coastal spots along the way.

It’s turtle season, friends, until the end of February. One of the most awesome experiences imaginable is to meet these creatures after dark on a long, remote stretch of beach down at Mabibi Bay in KwaZulu-Natal. At this special place you catch your breath in wonder as you watch Loggerhead and Leatherback turtles laying their … Continue reading “Turtle-Time Getaway at Thonga Beach Lodge, KwaZulu-Natal”

Magnificent stretches of wilderness, dense forests, exquisite coastlines, and masses of historically significant attractions make the Eastern Cape ideal for a magical holiday, with a safari adventure as the highlight. A huge plus-factor is that the Eastern Cape carries no risk of malaria.

Excitement reigns in Cape Town following the Mother City’s designation as World Design Capital 2014. What a sparkling debut for the African Continent!

There’s no better time to vist the colourful flower-powered West Coast than right now. The spring flowers are at their best, and the whales are around the coast too.