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Western Cape

Don’t for one minute believe that an exclusive getaway is always too pricey!  Well-timed for the festive season, these three discounted getaways all come in at under R800 per person.

To help keep you on your toes in a companionable way, The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa has introduced a new Sports Buddy programme – a briliant concept for guests who really don’t want to neglect their fitness routines whilst on holiday. 

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

Think Grootbos and you think whales, seals, sharks and stunning Cape fynbos. But now there’s even more: a leopard has been captured on camera roaming the Grootbos Private Nature Reserve in the Cape Overberg!

Plotting your next weekend getaway ex Cape Town? Well, one of the ways to leave the static of the city behind you, is to head out – and not too far either, mind you – to gorgeous wine country for some clean, crisp country air and all the good things of life, while nature scoops you … Continue reading “Wine Country Calls, and There’s a Heavenly Hideaway at Angala Boutique Hotel near Franschhoek”

  Kirstenbosch – the majestic gardens in Cape Town that visitors and locals love to visit – has been voted one of the world’s top picnic spots by National Geographic Magazine.

Let’s clink glasses to The Robertson Small Hotel on clinching the title of ‘Best Luxury Country Hotel in South Africa’ at the prestigious World Luxury Hotel Awards Gala Ceremony in Croatia on 16th September.

Franschhoek has long been adored for its sensational Food & Wine Route, but now there’s even more to delight visitors to this wonderfully diverse and scenic area: the Franschhoek Wine Valley has launched a new route called Franschhoek ‘Rond en Bont’.

Get down to the banks of the Breede River on 14-16 October and become part of the vibe at Robertson Wine on the River festivities.

 The West Coast National Park is a place of exceptional beauty. Rugged, rock-studded shorelines, snow-white dunes, the turquoise waters of the Langebaan Lagoon, lots of coastal fynbos and densely-woven carpets of pretty flowers in springtime – the park has an abundance of scenery, and is home to scores of birds and animals. 

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.

It’s that wonderful time of year in South Africa when we all head down to our favourite coastal spots where we cluster together to ooh and ah at the great ocean giants who’ve  made the epic journey from icy Antarctica to our sheltered bays to calve and mate.