Category: South Africa

A tour of Alexandra Township - 7 interesting things to see there

A tour of Alexandra Township “Life in Alexandra was exhilarating and precarious. Its atmosphere was alive, its spirit adventurous, its people resourceful.” Nelson Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom A short drive away from Sandton - Africa’s richest square mile – but otherwise galaxies apart, lies Alexandra Township, otherwise known as Alex. Johannesburg’s oldest township, it […]

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17 Inspiring Nelson Mandela sites in South Africa

17 Nelson Mandela sites in South Africa “What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.” Nelson Mandela No other person has had such a powerful impact on modern […]

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50+ best things to do in Cape Town

Looking for things to do in Cape Town ? Read on... Cape Town, also known as South Africa’s Mother City, is consistently listed amongst the best cities in the world.  It is endowed with abundant natural beauty, umpteen opportunities for adventure, world-class shopping, delicious food, and captivating history. There are so many places to visit […]

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Countryside escape at Bushman's Rock Country Lodge

Bushman's Rock Country Lodge Review A weekend escape from the hustle and bustle of city life always sounds enticing but a long drive to get to the countryside usually isn’t as appealing. While planning our recent adventures in Cullinan, we discovered Bushman's Rock Country Lodge on the outskirts of Pretoria. Its proximity to Johannesburg, as […]

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Morukuru Family Owner's House – an exclusive safari retreat

Morukuru Family Owner's House Review For Africa infects the soul And sets ones senses free Its special gifts – sight, sound and smell Pervade incessantly… (Extract from a poem by E. Dibb) What better place could there be to experience the magic of Africa than your own private bush villa overlooking the meandering river, in […]

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Adventure Zone Cullinan and Voortrekker Monument

Adventure Zone Cullinan and Voortrekker Monument "The mountains whisper for me to wander; my soul hikes to the call. I escape into the great outdoors; where freedom’s soul forever roars." Angie Weiland-Crosby We began hiking during Lockdown Level 3 as a way to release the pent-up frustration of being cooped up indoors for months, during […]

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Win a 2-night getaway for 4 at Montagu Springs

Giveaway Closed: Congratulations to Peter Fortuin Win a 2-night getaway for 4 people at Montagu Springs The prize One lucky winner will win a 2-night Midweek stay for 4 people in a Golden Terraces Chalet at Montagu Springs. Scroll down to enter… About Montagu Springs Set in lush, tranquil surrounds on the iconic Route 62, […]

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12 Apostles Hotel and Spa, an exclusive retreat

12 Apostles Hotel Review The panoramic route to the hotel was just a prelude to the luxurious haven awaiting us. It was quite befitting, I mused, as we ascended Chapman's Peak drive to the 12 Apostles Hotel . In one of the world’s most beautiful cities, on one of the world’s most spectacular routes, stands one […]

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Win a 2 night stay at Ruby Rose Country House

This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to Megan Pringle. Ruby Rose Country House Giveaway The prize The lucky winner and a partner will enjoy a two night stay at Ruby Rose Country House with breakfast. Scroll down to enter... About Ruby Rose Country House Ruby Rose Country House is a lush oasis in Riebeek West, one of […]

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Moledi Gorge – An Exquisite Hidden Gem in the North West

Moledi Gorge Review One of the things I love about what I do is discovering hidden gems. The uber-chic Moledi Gorge is one such treasure. Built high on a cliff, in a malaria-free private reserve near Derby in the North West province, this five-star lodge overlooks a spectacular gorge. Retractable floor-to-ceiling glass doors and windows […]

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Things to do in Johannesburg – The Collectors Treasury

A visit to The Collectors Treasury in Johannesburg If you’ve ever dreamt about getting lost among thousands of books, then The Collectors Treasury would be a likely setting. Situated in Johannesburg’s Commissioner Street, near the trendy Maboneng area, this is the largest used and rare bookshop in Africa, and possibly in the Southern Hemisphere. I […]

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Walter Sisulu Botanical Garden : Things to do in Johannesburg

Walter Sisulu Botanical Garden "A garden must combine the poetic and the mysterious with a feeling of serenity and joy.” Luis Barragan The Walter Sisulu Botanical Garden is not something one would expect to see in the greater Johannesburg area. Situated below the dramatic, 200-metre-high cliffs of the Roodekrans Ridge in the West Rand, the […]

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Bush adventures in Kruger National Park

Bush adventures in Kruger National Park My husband and I are bush (safari) addicts. We travel to game reserves, utilising any opportunity we get. Armed with the all-important map of the reserve, our checklist promising the many different species one can see there and some snacks to keep us going until we get to the […]

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St Lucia South Africa - Where to stay

Where to stay in St Lucia South Africa Isimangaliso must be the only place on the globe where the oldest land mammal (rhinoceros) and the world biggest terrestrial mammal (elephant) share an ecosystem with the world's oldest fish (coelacanth) and the world's biggest marine mammal (whale) . Nelson Mandela Miracle and wonder…this is what iSimangaliso translates […]

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2020 – My year in review

My 2020 year in review To borrow the words of Queen Elizabeth II, 2020 was an annus horribilis for the world. The kind of year we don't ever want to see again. The year began innocently enough. After a busy year in 2019, we spent the first few days of January 2020 “recovering” from the high […]

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