More to Sea on the Whale Trail

The Whale Trail in the De Hoop Nature Reserve takes you past a marine protected area that is flooded with southern right whales in season. But even when the gentle giants are not around, the 5-day hike offers a wonder world of natural tidal pools, lonely beaches, fragrant fynbos and dark caves that will have hikers and nature lovers laughing all the way. […]

June 20th, 2012|

Wine Tasting in Constantia

Table Mountain shelters one of Cape Town’s most beautiful suburbs from the noise and bustle of the city. Constantia is a tranquil Oasis and home to some of South Africa’s oldest wine estates. Only 20 minutes from the city centre Constantia offers wine tastings, cellar tours and in summer the picnics should not be missed. With scenic mountains in the backdrop and fine food and wine on the table this suburb is a must see for Cape Town’s gourmet visitors. […]

June 15th, 2012|

Meet the Penguins

South Africa’s wildlife is known to be big, fierce and dangerous, but some of Africa’s animals are actually quite cute. The penguins at Boulders Beach near Simon’s Town have been a hit with tourists since the colony was established in the 1980s. While these cuddly creatures can be loud and smelly, their charms are hard to escape and they are now one of Cape Town’s main attractions. […]

May 25th, 2012|

Garden Route Attractions: Birds of Eden

Step into the biggest free flight aviary in the world! Located just past Plettenberg Bay Birds of Eden is a sanctuary for African and exotic birds of all feathers. Easily accessible from the Garden Route this gorge of indigenous forest is a world full of sound and colour that will fascinate everyone that ventures into it. […]

May 15th, 2012|

Addo Elephant National Park

The Big 5 are high on the to-do list of South Africa’s visitors and Addo Elephant Park is one of the best and most convenient places to see these large mammals. In fact Addo is now home to the “Big 7”. Situated close to the famous Garden Route, malaria-free, two-wheel drive accessible and within reach of a number of other attractions Addo is a perfect introduction to the African wilderness. […]

April 30th, 2012|

Cape Town Visitors’ Guide

Thinking of visiting Cape Town? What a great idea! Your first visit to Africa might be a bit intimidating, but Cape Town is the kind of place you can’t help but fall in love with. So take the plunge and book your flight. This concise practical guide will help you orientate yourself and soon you will feel right at home in the Mother City. […]

April 11th, 2012|

The 10 Best Things to do in Kalk Bay

If I could choose one place to live in Cape Town, it would be Kalk Bay. I want to be by the sea. I want to walk in the mountains. I want good food. I want so watch the sunrise. I want music. The little fishing village on the Cape Peninsula offers all of that. So even if you don’t move there, you should definitely visit this sweet spot on the peninsula. […]

March 15th, 2012|

A Spectator’s Guide to the Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour 2012

Saturday morning 8am, Kalk Bay. This fishing village on South of Cape Town is sleepy and calm in the early morning. However, today I see a bicycle pile-up of note in front of the Olympia Café. I walk into the bakery and am greeted by a horde of men and women of all sizes wearing padded tights staggering around in shoes that are clearly not made for walking. This madness has been going on for weeks now and it means one thing: The Argus is upon us. Find out how see all the action in the spectator’s guide to the world’s largest timed cycling race. […]

March 2nd, 2012|

Elephant’s Eye Hike

The hike to the Elephant’s Eye Cave is one of Cape Town’s easier walks with rewarding views over False Bay and the Southern Suburbs. Starting in the Silvermine Nature Reserve you will walk through indigenous fynbos and on hot summer days a swim in the Silvermine dam is a welcome relief for tired feet. […]

February 17th, 2012|

Experience San Culture at !Khwa ttu

South Africa is rarely associated with ancient history. Few people are aware that the San culture is one of the oldest on the planet. The semi-nomadic hunter gatherers once roamed large parts of Southern Africa and rock paintings and engravings are proof of this. The San’s modest lifestyle survived for more than 20 000 years. While very few San still live the traditional lifestyle, you can get an authentic experience of San culture within an hour’s drive of Cape Town. […]

February 2nd, 2012|