The Western Cape is the heartland of delicious flavours and sensory delights. While it is known especially for its red, white and sparkling wines, there is actually a wide variety of goods to be sampled and savoured in this part of the world.
The Baviaanskloof area, nestled in the secluded inland region of the Eastern Cape Province, is unique for its awesome mountain ranges, characterised by rugged rock faces, deep fertile valleys, and breath-taking views. These ranges are the Baviaanskloof and Kouga ranges, and present visitors with magnificent vistas of untouched African mountainscapes. (more…)
The Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens have long been one of Cape Town’s premier tourist attractions; renowned for their natural abundance and breath-taking diversity. These gardens, nestled in the Newlands suburb of Cape Town, showcase some of the best that South Africa has to offer in terms of flowers, trees, herbs, succulents and exotic flora. (more…)
Johannesburg is one of South Africa’s most vibrant hubs, and is the cultural, entertainment and shopping Mecca of the country. As such, it is home to a huge array of malls, restaurants, entertainment complexes, natural areas, historical attractions and open, rustic markets.
The Markets of Johannesburg make for a fun way to spend the day while showcasing some of the local produce and goods that characterise South Africa and its people. (more…)
Franschhoek is a major part of the world-famous Cape Winelands, despite being such a small village. It has lured millions of tourists from all over the world to be part of its wine-making history, and these vintages have earned the area and its wine farms many accolades and awards. However, for those who do not have a particular fondness for wine or who are simply looking for something a little different, there are many reasons to leave your luxurious Franschhoek accommodation with plenty to see and do in Franschhoek … (more…)
Cape Town has a spectacular coastline and the suburbs that border the ocean have breath-taking views that extend across Table Bay to Robben Island ahead, and show off Signal Hill and Table Mountain behind. Sea Point is one of the busiest, most vibrant suburbs along the coast, and is a hive of activity for locals and tourists alike. There are a number of neighbourhoods within Sea Point that are affluent, boasting beautiful homes (some of which have been converted into holiday accommodation in Sea Point). (more…)
Deep in the foothills of the Maluti Mountain Range and the heart of the scenic province of the Free State, lies the village of Clarens. This idyllic little town is known for its gorgeous surrounds, and the spectacular views from just about anywhere. Because of its unique situation, Clarens is close to major metropolis epicentres like Johannesburg, Durban and Bloemfontein (all of which are within three to four hours’ drive from Clarens). This means that it is not only a great destination for international tourists, but also the chosen retreat for locals living in the big cities and needing a weekend getaway. Lovely guest houses and holiday cottages abound so there is no shortage of accommodation in Clarens for visitors to the area. (more…)
Pretoria has an intriguing history, but also offers no shortage of attractions and things to do for those that love nature and the outdoors. The landscape itself is magnificent, and there is an abundance of other natural resources to which to look forward. Families, honeymooning couples, or groups of friends on vacation will, no doubt, love discovering what Pretoria and its surrounds have to offer once they leave their Pretoria hotel and start exploring the city.
Our top five attractions in Pretoria are … (more…)
Hout Bay is a seaside village (although formally a neighbourhood of Cape Town) that is as diverse as it is picturesque. It is situated in a valley that requires you to travel over the Constantia nek Pass or via Chapman’s Peak. As such, it is surrounded by the beautiful mountains of the Western Cape and is bordered on the north by the Table Mountain National Park and by Oranjekloof to the north-west.
Chapman’s Peak has become a world-famous drive, taking one along the very edge of the mountain and showcasing uninterrupted, breath-taking views of the vast Atlantic Ocean. (more…)
Durban is the curry capital of South Africa, and is known for its humid weather conditions and gorgeous warm ocean waters. Having the highest population density of Indian folk outside of the country of India, there is also a distinctive vibe and a fascinating history to this coastal holiday town with a multifaceted cultural buzz. Getting the most out of this town and its spirit means exploring Durban with an adventurous spirit and being open-minded about new experiences.
Here are five attractions that first-time visitors to Durban are encouraged to try … (more…)