Author Archives: An Adventurer
The Waterberg region is characterised by the mountainous terrain and breath-taking vistas of this northern part of South Africa. The mountain range of the same name averages a height of 600 metres, but reaches as high as 1 400 metres above sea level in places. These mountains are estimated to be millions of years old, and the region enjoys the status of being a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve for its beauty and archaeological value. (more…)
Mossel Bay marks the midway mark between Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape and Cape Town in the Western Cape. As such, it is a major town along the world-famous Garden Route. This prime positioning means that those on vacation are able to visit the entire picturesque region from this comfortable base if they choose accommodation in Mossel Bay for their Garden Route Stay. (more…)
Gallery MOMO is a contemporary art gallery in the heart of Parktown, Johannesburg, that invites art enthusiasts into another world. This is a world where time is fluid and space moves with the pace of life, allowing viewers to take in more than just colours and textures. Rather, Gallery MOMO is an experience in itself.
This gallery was established in 2002, and is the passion and brainchild of Monna Mokoena, a successful art dealer. The residential home has been converted into an area that (more…)
Oppie Plaas is a family farm with fabulous food and activities, and is certainly far from ordinary. It is situated in Parys (Free State Province), which is perched on the banks of the Vaal River and in the exquisite Vredefort Dome World Heritage Site – famous for being the largest impact crater on earth.
The farm has been in this family for four generations, and offers locals and visitors the opportunity to relax and enjoy real South African hospitality. Situated in an old shed that (more…)
Constantia is the oldest Cape Town suburb, and also one of the most beautiful; known for its verdure as trees flank just about every street and adorn the vast majority of the gardens. It is an affluent suburb that is known for its luxurious homes, which have sizeable wine farms scattered liberally amongst them. It is also notable in terms of its topography, as it is home to the Constantia Valley and the Constantiaberg Mountain Range. (more…)
The nine provinces of South Africa create a mosaic of cultures, colours, landscapes, flora, fauna and climates. This country is one of diversity, and each province, although diverse in its own rights represents a different feature of South Africa. Each is popular for its own array of attractions, and lures visitors from all over the country and the world for its unique appeal… (more…)
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 hotels 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…)