The Cape Namibia Route stretches from the lovely mother city in the south to the outstretched planes of Namibia further north. This route has a unique combination of activities, found nowhere else and guarantees to involve young and old.
Cape Town, also known as the mother city, is the place where two of the world’s [...]
In 1884, young immigrant Scot, James Logan, purchased land at “a place calledMatjesfontein“, an insignificant railway halt in the depths of the Karoo. Today also known as Matjiesfontein Village. The Cape Government Railways had, by then, reached the Kimberley diamond fields, and – following Cecil Rhodes’ vision of the “road to the North”, his dream [...]
With more than a half million South African families spending their holidays at ATKV resorts there surely has to be enough reasons. With a variety of accommodation – the grading of which vary from two to four stars, these resorts caters for all budgets. Set in some of the most beautiful parts of the country [...]
Sunette Nel in Annual Events & Festivals on April 1, 2011
Lots of exciting events to look forward this April!
ABSA Klein Karoo Nationale Kunstefees
When: 2-9 April 2011 Where: Oudtshoorn
Come and join us at the 17th KKNK, where Arts come together!
Joburg Art Fair
When: 15-17 April 2011 Where: Sandton Convention Centre
This is the third annual Art Fair, and has come to be [...]
Adri Marais in Travel Guide on March 31, 2011
The province of North West lies along South Africa’s northern border with Botswana. With the Northern Cape to its left, Limpopo to its right and the notorious farmlands of the Free State just on the other side of the Vaal River, North West is a strikingly diverse province. Ranging from arid Kalahari to golden maize [...]
Sunette Nel in Accommodation & Specials on March 30, 2011
Mooi Bly Wine Estate is situated at the foot of the mountains between Paarl and Wellington less than 1 hours drive from Cape Town. The farm has 5 self catering cottages named after wines made on Mooi Bly; Merlot, Pinotage, Shiraz, Chenin and Chardonnay. Each cottage is all fully equipped to ensure your stay at [...]
Adri Marais in Travel Guide on March 29, 2011
Limpopo Province is, as its former name suggests, South Africa’s most northern province and its gateway to the rest of sub-Saharan Africa. A corner of carefully conserved wilderness, it shares borders with Botswana, Zimbabwe and Mozambique and stretches from the savannah-like plains of the bushveld in the west to the subtropical lowveld in the east. [...]
Adri Marais in Travel Guide on March 26, 2011
The Northern Cape is by far the largest and most sparsely populated of South Africa’s nine provinces. Starting where the Western Province ends, it stretches upwards to the borders of Namibia and Botswana and ranges from the Atlantic Ocean in the west to the Swartberg mountain range in the south. Excepting the fertile and lush [...]
Take off your city shoes, embrace the vastness of the Karoo and experience the beauty of simplicity. Rooiheuwel Guest Farm is a self catering Karoo Guest Farm in South Africa, situated in the beautiful surroundings of the escarpment of the Nuweveld mountains in the Great Karoo with a typical mountain-karoo landscape, 80km west of Beaufort [...]
Sunette Nel in Travel Guide on March 22, 2011
Ranging from the evergreen Tsitsikamma Forest to the rugged Baviaanskloof Wilderness Area, from the southern slopes of the Drakensberg to the imposing Great Karoo, the Eastern Cape’s natural diversity ensures that visitors enjoy every type of outdoor adventure imaginable.
In this sense, the legendary Sunshine Coast is a region well worth the mention. True to [...]
Nestled in the heart of KwaZulu Natal’s south coast, Umdlalo Lodge offers families and business executives an escape from the hustle and bustle of urban life. Umdlalo Lodge is situated in Umtentweni, just a couple of kilometres north of Port Shepstone and is easily accessible from the N2 Toll Road. Umtentweni’s sun drenched beach is within [...]
Sunette Nel in Destinations & Provinces on March 16, 2011
Paternoster is a gorgeous town situated approximately 145km north of Cape Town. It is a jewel in the West Coast of South Africa, a place where time stands still and where visitors can experience the timelessness of a picturesque fishing village. Upon entering Paternoster one will immediately feel comfortable, warm and welcomed.
Seaside Cottages are the [...]
Adri Marais in Destinations & Provinces
, Latest News on March 15, 2011
Whether we are speaking of landscape, history or inhabitants, the Karoo is famous for a myriad of reasons, many of which are inherently contradictory. Hearing the word Karoo, one imagines, for instance, close-knitted community, natural beauty and antiquated Victorian architecture all in the face of alienating desolation and almost inhospitable barrenness. Such contradictions make of [...]
When thinking of the Karoo, there is probably no place more legendary than the town of Oudtshoorn and its resident big birds. In fact, because of the ever-popular KKNK or Klein Karoo Kunste Fees that annually brings thousands of visitors to the doorstep of the picturesque town, the words Karoo and Oudtshoorn go hand in [...]
Sunette Nel in Travel Guide on March 14, 2011
Although it is the smallest of nine provinces, Gauteng – which translates as “Place of Gold” in Sotho – is South Africa’s, and indeed southern Africa’s commercial and industrial hub. Boasting a multicultural mix of people from all walks of life, the golden province is a truly cosmopolitan powerhouse. As such Gauteng offers much more [...]
In the heart of the Eastern Cape lies the small town of Port Alfred. Port Alfred boasts some of the best blue flag beaches in South Africa where surfing is a given and any water activity one can think of can be enjoyed. Tourist will be thrilled to know that quite a few national parks [...]
Sunette Nel in Travel Guide on March 9, 2011
Want to know why Mpumalanga is one of South Africa’s top tourist destinations? Well, then you are reading the right article. It’s not just the Kruger National Park that will attract your attention! We all know the Kruger National Park, and understand the obvious lure towards it…but there are other things too that will in [...]
Sunette Nel in Travel Guide on March 7, 2011
If you want sunshine 340 days out of a calendar year, then the Freestate province is for you! The Free State is situated on flat boundless plains in the heart of South Africa, making it a haven for outdoor enthusiasts!
The Freestate also boasts a UNESCO world heritage site, and this one that every single [...]
Sunette Nel in Annual Events & Festivals on March 4, 2011
It’s the third month of the year; the time has just flown by! But you know what they say, “time flies when you’re having fun”! So here are just a few events waiting for you this month.
Big Blues Music Festival
When: 4-5 March 2011 Where: Kleinmond
Visitors can expect two days of awesome [...]
Sunette Nel in Travel Guide on February 27, 2011
Kwazulu Natal would be the province of choice for those who want a wide variety of coastal town choice, and inland attractions! With fantastic subtropical weather and two UNESCO world heritage sites, it’s easy to understand why this province has been praised for having natural tourist attraction talent! You see, Kwazulu Natal is all that [...]
Sunette Nel in Travel Guide on February 18, 2011
It is easy to understand why some may call the Western Cape South Africa’s little Europe- it has a strong colonial influence, and is characterized by a laid back café culture set amongst an exceptionally topographically diverse background.
The Western Cape is the one place in South Africa where the great Indian and Atlantic Oceans [...]
Many things can be said about Stellenbosch, and in fact, too much has already been said about this magical town. Websites, blogs and other forms of media have now, for more than a decade, drummed on about the mountains and the wine. Of course these are the reasons a person would visits the place, but [...]
Jacoline Williams in Leisure and Things to Do on February 14, 2011
Happy Valentine’s Day to all our readers! Here are a few great ideas for Valentines day.
Jacoline Williams in Latest News on February 11, 2011
All we can do is hope and pray. Past months have been filled with loss, devastation and heartache.
Port Alfred, South Africa
Welcome to smallest place with EVERYTHING your heart desires! This 1820 historical settler town straddles the banks of the glorious Kowie River, which is navigable for 29 kilometres! This is only one of the many things Port Alfred can boast about!
One of its most distinctive features is a marina with [...]
Jacoline Williams in Annual Events & Festivals on February 4, 2011
The month of February is off to a great start! These events will kick off the month of love all over South Africa!
Jacoline Williams in Accommodation & Specials on February 2, 2011
Imagine finding yourself in a place surrounded by spectacular views, breathtaking sunsets and mountains…
Jacoline Williams in Destinations & Provinces on January 31, 2011
Bloemfontein is the sixth largest city in South Africa. It is a place of many attractions, cultural sites and is famous for their hospitality and friendly people.
This capital city of the Free State province is situated roughly in the middle of the province as well as in South Africa.
Bloemfontein is widely known as [...]
Jacoline Williams in Annual Events & Festivals on January 28, 2011
If you don’t have any plans yet for the weekend, you can be sure to find something fabulous here.
Jacoline Williams in Accommodation & Specials on January 28, 2011
Petersfield Mountain Cottages is situated less than 2 hour’s drive from Cape Town. It overlooks the majestic Cederberg Mountain range and the flourishing orchards of this fruitful valley. It is an export citrus and rooibos tea mountain estate, and it has so much to offer the tourist seeking a quick breakaway from the hustle and bustle.
Jacoline Williams in Annual Events & Festivals
, Latest News on January 28, 2011
It’s a new year and it’s going to be the best one yet!
Jacoline Williams in Leisure and Things to Do on January 26, 2011
Absolute pampering, highly professional service and customer satisfaction is in the order of the day.
Jacoline Williams in Destinations & Provinces on January 26, 2011
Dullstroom, meaning “the place of prosperity”, is a charming little village located in the heart of the Highlands Meander in Mpumalanga.
Jacoline Williams in Destinations & Provinces
, Leisure and Things to Do on January 24, 2011
Discover The Worcester Wine Route, situated in the beautiful Breede River Valley.
Jacoline Williams in Annual Events & Festivals on January 21, 2011
We have some exciting events lined up for you this weekend. Something to satisfy everyone in the family!
Jacoline Williams in Leisure and Things to Do on January 19, 2011
South Africa boasts an amazing diversity of indigenous plants which we as South Africans shoulp help protect!
Jacoline Williams in Destinations & Provinces
, Latest News on January 17, 2011
The normally steady flowing Orange River is now a raging and powerfull monster…
Jacoline Williams in Annual Events & Festivals on January 14, 2011
This weekend is all about shopping! Get down to your nearest market and stock up on almost anything!
Jacoline Williams in Accommodation & Specials on January 12, 2011
Imagine a place set in the heart of the East Griqualand Highland, with large rooms and large country fireplaces…
Jacoline Williams in Destinations & Provinces on January 10, 2011
The KwaZulu Natal Midlands is a place where you can indulge, dream and discover in the midst of the gentle hills.
Jacoline Williams in Destinations & Provinces
, Travel Guide on January 5, 2011
We are discovering the Natal Midlands, which lies between the Sunshine Coast and the rocky Drakensberg Mountains…
Jacoline Williams in Accommodation & Specials on January 3, 2011
If you are seeking luxury, elegance and excellent service, The Supertubes Collection is right in your corner!
Jacoline Williams in Annual Events & Festivals on December 31, 2010
It’s the New Year, and it’s time for new and exciting times!
Jacoline Williams in Destinations & Provinces on December 29, 2010
The Cradle of Humankind is one of the 8 World Heritage Sites in South Africa, and with good reason.
Jacoline Williams in Destinations & Provinces on December 28, 2010
East London lies between the Nahoon River and the Buffalo River, making it the only river port in South Africa.
Jacoline Williams in Annual Events & Festivals on December 24, 2010
Merry Christmas to all our fans! Find some events here to keep you singing Christmas carols this season!
Jacoline Williams in Destinations & Provinces on December 22, 2010
Parys is a charming little town situated along the banks of the Vaal River.
Jacoline Williams in Destinations & Provinces on December 20, 2010
Bela Bela is world renowned for the hot water springs which are believed to have healing properties…