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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:

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”

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.

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!”

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.

A trip to South Africa can be a holiday of a lifetime, so you really want to plan it well and get the most of our diverse and spectacular country – surely one of the best holiday destinations on the planet! 

The Garden Route is one of South Africa’s most visited and talked about holiday areas – not at all surprising given its vast array of magnificent scenery and a great choice of activities, along with a celebrity listing of chic hotels, country lodges and guest houses. Places such as Plettenberg Bay, Nature’s Valley and Knysna … Continue reading “Getting Away on the Garden Route”

The Turtle Season begins on 1 November and extends until the end of February. It’s really very awesome to meet these creatures at night, down on Mabibi Bay’s long stretches of beach sands, where Loggerhead and Leatherback females come up to lay their eggs.  These magnificent creatures return to the Maputuland coastline every year – to … Continue reading “It’s Turtle Time: Meet These Fascinating Creatures at Thonga Beach Lodge KZN”

Go Fly a Kite

The 16th Cape Town International Kite Festival comes to Muizenberg from 23 – 24 October. Expect to see kites in every guise under the sun. There’ll also be kite making, kiddies’ rides, food stalls, crafts on sale and lots of entertainment. Promises to be a great event. All proceeds go to Cape Mental Health, for provision of mental health services to … Continue reading “Go Fly a Kite”

Going away with children can be a lot of fun, but – and here’s the big proviso – you really do need to choose a getaway that really welcomes children rather than merely accommodates them.

Set in the 22 000 hectare malaria-free Entabeni Safari Conservancy in Limpopo Province, the Legend Golf & Safari Resort is a world first, featuring a unique and very exclusive signature course; the highest and longest Par 3 in the world – the Extreme 19th; a tribute course recreating 10 of the world’s most famous Par … Continue reading “The Greatest Golf Ever”

If you enjoy being out in the ocean where the action is, one of the things you can do at Thonga Beach Lodge in KZN is swim with whale sharks.