From 1 to 5 July the Stellenbosch Wine Festival will paint the Winelands red – a treat for football fans who will be visiting the Mother City during the 2010 World Cup Soccer Season.  The Festival will also be running a fun Supporters’ Football Competition on a mini-pitch in the vineyards of the Helderberg region. … Continue reading “JUST FOR KICKS Soccer in the Cape Winelands”


A Balloon Safari Offers Something Really Different If you’re going to do it – do it in unassailable style  It’s sunrise. The silence of flight is punctuated only by the occasional blast of the powerful burners and the faint call of a bird or animal far beneath. The thrill is indescribable. You’re sipping fine champagne while … Continue reading “UP, UP & AWAY”

From land to sea

If you’re not interested in safari’s or staying in a skyscraper hotel during the World Cup, you can always settle for the sea… Article from Suite101.com Luxury Cruise Ships Head to South Africa for Soccer’s Premier Event Two of the world’s biggest and most luxurious cruise ships will dock at South Africa’s harbours during the … Continue reading “From land to sea”

Van Riebeeck landing in the Cape in April of 1652 was the start of great things to come for SA. From that moment, South Africa would come to produce some of the world’s best wines, and would be the first African state to host one of the greatest sporting tournaments in 2010. – Bizcommunity.com South … Continue reading “A taste of South Africa”

Though some people still think South Africa have lions walking around and elephants causing traffic jams, many come to realize that South Africa is not that bad. It is actually quite good, quite great! South Africa is known for its beautiful scenery, amazing range of wildlife, lovely weather, Table Mountain; the list is never-ending. Not only … Continue reading “Welcome to South Africa”

Are you game for a big bash in the bush? Johnny Clegg will be performing in the Madikwe Game Reserve on the 29th of May. The Madikwe Collection, comprising two five-star lodges (Tuningi Safari Lodge and Thakadu River Camp), has packaged a fabulous bush-bash package that combines superb accommodation with the Johnny Clegg performance. The show … Continue reading “Are You Game For This? Johnny Clegg comes to Madikwe”

Thinking of coming to Cape Town for the World Cup? Well we’ve got you all sorted out! With over 10 places we recommend you stay, we ensure that you will have a great time in the Cape of Good Hope. Whether you come to Cape Town to watch a live match at the spectacular Green … Continue reading “Welcome to Cape Town, soccer fans!”

For those of us who remember dancing cheek-to-cheek to Goodbye Yellowbrick Road, the mere mention of Elton John strikes a soft place of nostalgia. Together with Ray Cooper, he will be performing “Under African Skies” on 28 March, to a delighted audience appreciating the idyllic setting of a Franschhoek wine estate. Bookings for the show can … Continue reading “BIG THINGS ARE ABOUT TO HAPPEN IN FRANSCHHOEK”

For nearly 20 years, Exclusive Getaways has been a trusted name in South African travel and safari tours. With an unflagging passion for South Africa’s natural and cultural heritage, Exclusive Getaways is the destination specialist of choice for luxury travel in and around South Africa. “For many travellers, a South African safari is a once-in-a-lifetime … Continue reading “Exclusive Getaways offers expert advice and bespoke services to discerning travellers”