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Western Cape, South AfricaThe Western Cape is a very popular international tourist destination, with good reason. The scenic beauty is legendary, the diversity unmatched and the choice for planning a holiday is just astounding. You may be wondering how all these superlatives can be justified, but take a look at what is on offer and decide for yourself. Cape Town is the hub of the Western Cape, offering beautiful beaches, mountains and the famous Cape Winelands within easy reach of the buzz of an internationally acclaime...

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Fabulous feature line-up for Decorex Fabulous feature line-up for Decorex

FABULOUS FEATURE LINE-UP FOR DECOREX CAPE TOWN 2018 The highly-anticipated Decorex Cape Town – sponsored by Plascon - tak

Fishing along the Whale Coast, Overberg, Western Cape Fishing along the Whale Coast, Overberg, Western Cape

From Rooiels to Kleinmond, fishing spots abound for rock and surf as well as lagoon fishing. Betty's Bay, Cape Hangklip and ...

La Ferme Fly Fishing, Franschhoek, Cape Winelands La Ferme Fly Fishing, Franschhoek, Cape Winelands

La Ferme near Franschhoek, 45 minutes from Cape Town, offers excellent fly fishing with exquisite views and absolute silence.

Wolwedans Hiking Trail, Great Brak River, Garden Route Wolwedans Hiking Trail, Great Brak River, Garden Route

This easy hike is 3km one way and you should allow approximately two hours. It is a beautiful river hike with good birdlife.

Knysna Fire: secret CSIR report bombshell Knysna Fire: secret CSIR report bombshell

A secret internal investigation by scientists at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research into the origin of the ...

Walk on Air Walk on Air

The Bespoke Trail at De Hoop is tailor-made for each group of hikers. Over three days the panoramas vary from the dramatic...

Self Drive 1 Route from Cape Town to PE via Garden Route Self Drive 1 Route from Cape Town to PE via Garden Route

This unforgettable self drive route through the famous Garden Route is right up there with the most scenic road trips in the world

South African School Terms and Public Holidays, 2018 & 2019 South African School Terms and Public Holidays, 2018 & 2019

Public Holidays in South Africa, and school terms for Public & Private Schools in the South Africa - know when the traffic hits!

2 weeks till #CTFOB17 2 weeks till #CTFOB17

Only 12 days till the biggest festival if beer of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere The Cape Town Festival of Beer, which tak

Stony Stratford Cricket Club Girls Stony Stratford Cricket Club Girls

Stony Stratford Cricket Club Girls Leave Lasting Impression on GKF Cricketers England based Stony Stratford Cricket Club girl

Summer’s coming! Let the light shine in… Summer’s coming! Let the light shine in…

Looking to update your home with new window coverings? We’ve got you, well, covered. The modern homeowner has a wealth of altern

Cape of Storms to Come | Cape of Storms to Come | "They were warned" - Video

It is a drought never before seen for the tourist city. We speak to a number of experts and entrepreneurs to find out what...

GK Foundation Get Behind Langa Cricket GK Foundation Get Behind Langa Cricket

GK Foundation Get Behind Langa Cricket Club The Gary Kirsten Cricket Foundation has joined hands with Langa Cricket Club ahead

Subz reusable sanitary pads at Clicks   Subz reusable sanitary pads at Clicks

Subz reusable sanitary pads available for purchase and donation at Clicks stores Women shopping at Clicks stores are now able

GKC coaches set up base in Mauritius GKC coaches set up base in Mauritius

Gary Kirsten Cricket coaches set up base in Mauritius Gary Kirsten Cricket have settled in well in Mauritius having arrived on

La Colombe Ranked 7th Best Restaurant La Colombe Ranked 7th Best Restaurant

TripAdvisor®, the world’s largest travel site with more than 535 million reviews and opinions covering the world's largest sel

A weekend of wine on the Breede River A weekend of wine on the Breede River

This year’s Wine on the River festival in Robertson was a great success, showing that wine tourism is growing as healthily...

Cape Town Festival of Beer to overflow w Cape Town Festival of Beer to overflow w

Cape Town Festival of Beer to overflow with flavour this December Popular Cape Town Festival of Beer to offer more than ever in

R50 000 Award for Best Local Creative R50 000 Award for Best Local Creative

The Emerging Creative Talent Award which forms part of the annual Bokeh Fashion Film Festival has been announced, with a R50 000 p

Ascendis Earnings Up to 92% Ascendis Earnings Up to 92%

Ascendis Health today reported strong growth in normalised headline earnings of 92% to R645 million for the year to June 2017 as t

Cricketer Galiem Ready for Global Stage Cricketer Galiem Ready for Global Stage

Cape born, Dayaan Galiem is one of South Africa’s rising stars. The 20-year-old has made a seamless transition from amateur

Baby Bullet Set to charm South Africa Baby Bullet Set to charm South Africa

The NutriBullet remains one of the most exciting and successful product launches of the last decade. Sales of the revolutionary de

Woodifields Music on the Map Experience Woodifields Music on the Map Experience

Excitement is in the air ahead of the imminent arrival of spring; not because of blooming buds and colourful landscapes, but becau

Woodifields Music on the Map Experience Woodifields Music on the Map Experience

Excitement is in the air ahead of the imminent arrival of spring; not because of blooming buds and colourful landscapes, but becau

Peter Kirsten joins GKC team Peter Kirsten joins GKC team

Gary Kirsten Cricket (GKC) has begun working with enthusiastic young cricketers from the South Peninsula school region for the ver

North to West Cape flower spectacular North to West Cape flower spectacular

Earlier this month I posted about my adventure in the Northern Cape to see the annual floral display mother nature puts...

Northern Cape flower spectacular Northern Cape flower spectacular

I’ve been dreaming about seeing the West Coast and Northern Cape flowers for years! Growing up in Jozi’s concrete wonderland...

Subz reusable sanitary pads Subz reusable sanitary pads

Greyton pupils receive welcome packs of Subz reusable sanitary pads The delivery of 505 packs of Subz Pants and Pads to four s

La Petite Colombe set to open Aug 2017 La Petite Colombe set to open Aug 2017

Franschhoek - the world renowned and picturesque food and wine capital of South Africa, is abuzz with the imminent opening of the

Jump City Challenge Jump City Challenge

The rugged coastline of the Dolphin Trail is all about nature’s energy – and your own! This luxury hike offers a unique Tsitsikamm

Santos Beach arrest Santos Beach arrest

Two armed suspects were apprehended after they allegedly illegally gained entry to a business premises in Mossel Bay. Fidelity

The Oystercatcher Trail Hike, Mossel Bay, Garden Route The Oystercatcher Trail Hike, Mossel Bay, Garden Route

The Oystercatcher Trail is rated as one of the top hiking experiences in the world by the BBC in their book “Unforgettable walks"

Bloupunt Hiking Trail, Montagu Bloupunt Hiking Trail, Montagu

The Bloupunt hiking trail is a circular day hike of 5 to 9 hours and starts with a 1km straight up section.

Arranging Themed Parties for the Kids Arranging Themed Parties for the Kids

Arranging any kind of celebration for the kids stands to be a challenging endeavor. And the entire matter gets even more complicat

Cook thrilled to be part of SA 'A' setup Cook thrilled to be part of SA 'A' setup

Gary Kirsten Cricket Head Coach, Ryan Cook is gearing up for a role with South Africa 'A'. Cook has been appointed fielding

Paragliding Safety Tips for a Beginner Paragliding Safety Tips for a Beginner

Despite being immensely exhilarating paragliding is comparatively safe than other air sports, however, it’s always pragmatic to

Mercedes-Benz Bokeh FFF 2017 Mercedes-Benz Bokeh FFF 2017

The 2017 Mercedes-Benz Bokeh International Fashion Film Festival winners were announced at a glittering red carpet event held at t

Plantation Shutters®’ Designer Range Plantation Shutters®’ Designer Range

Whether we’re aware of it or not, colour plays a significant role in our daily visual and domestic lives, and while our homes ha

The Benefits of Regular Massage Sessions The Benefits of Regular Massage Sessions

Once people discover the many joys and benefits of massage, a common question arises — “How often should I schedule my massage

Chance encounter leads to elite series Chance encounter leads to elite series

When a meeting between two of South African cycling's foremost race organisers saw them tuned in to the same wavelength, neither

Tour of Good Hope on Smits bucket list Tour of Good Hope on Smits bucket list

Having recovered from a year hampered by injury, professional road cyclist Willie Smit is looking forward to making his mark when

Top SA races honour Voice of Cycling Top SA races honour Voice of Cycling

Following the Bestmed Phil Liggett Tribute Tour in December, two of South Africa's premier road cycling stage races will be honou

TransCape pays tribute to Laws TransCape pays tribute to Laws

The new professional team of Pieter Seyffert and Travis Walker claimed their fifth stage victory as the TransCape mountain bike ra

Belgian celebrates birthday with win Belgian celebrates birthday with win

Belgian Eddy Feliers celebrated his 49th birthday in style as he and teammate Kristof de Neys took the stage win on the fifth day

Stelling trudges into lead at TransCape Stelling trudges into lead at TransCape

Capetonian Billy Stelling forged ahead on a muddy day in the TransCape mountain bike race to win his third stage on the trot and d

Stelling recovers to win at TransCape Stelling recovers to win at TransCape

Despite riding with a broken rib, defending men's solo champion Billy Stelling won his second stage in a row on the third day of

Stelling recovers to win at TransCape Stelling recovers to win at TransCape

Despite riding with a broken rib, defending men's solo champion Billy Stelling won his second stage in a row on the third day of

New pro team set the pace at TransCape New pro team set the pace at TransCape

Despite wet conditions, Pieter Seyffert and Travis Walker kicked off their new partnership on a perfect note by winning the openin

New pro team set the pace at TransCape New pro team set the pace at TransCape

Despite wet conditions, Pieter Seyffert and Travis Walker kicked off their new partnership on a perfect note by winning the openin

New pro team set the pace at TransCape New pro team set the pace at TransCape

Despite wet conditions, Pieter Seyffert and Travis Walker kicked off their new partnership on a perfect note by winning the openin

Seyffert, Walker to tackle TransCape Seyffert, Walker to tackle TransCape

After a lengthy association with Hanco Kachelhoffer, mountain biking professional Pieter Seyffert will reveal a new partnership wh

Seyffert, Walker to tackle TransCape Seyffert, Walker to tackle TransCape

After a lengthy association with Hanco Kachelhoffer, mountain biking professional Pieter Seyffert will reveal a new partnership wh

Pioneering single-track at TransCape Pioneering single-track at TransCape

The TransCape MTB race organisers will pioneer a fresh single-track challenge by introducing the riders to the Greyton Black secti

Pioneering single-track at TransCape Pioneering single-track at TransCape

The TransCape MTB race organisers will pioneer a fresh single-track challenge by introducing the riders to the Greyton Black secti

Pioneering single-track at TransCape Pioneering single-track at TransCape

The TransCape MTB race organisers will pioneer a fresh single-track challenge by introducing the riders to the Greyton Black secti

Pioneering single-track at TransCape Pioneering single-track at TransCape

The TransCape MTB race organisers will pioneer a fresh single-track challenge by introducing the riders to the Greyton Black secti

TransCape on a charity drive TransCape on a charity drive

In partnership with the Africa Foundation, the TransCape MTB race will use its reach in the cycling fraternity to contribute towar

TransCape on a charity drive TransCape on a charity drive

In partnership with the Africa Foundation, the TransCape MTB race will use its reach in the cycling fraternity to contribute towar

TransCape on a charity drive TransCape on a charity drive

In partnership with the Africa Foundation, the TransCape MTB race will use its reach in the cycling fraternity to contribute towar

TransCape on a charity drive TransCape on a charity drive

In partnership with the Africa Foundation, the TransCape MTB race will use its reach in the cycling fraternity to contribute towar

International star for Tour of Good Hope International star for Tour of Good Hope

The Bestmed Tour of Good Hope's international reputation was further enhanced this week after confirmation that five-time Cape Ep

New club coach for Madibaz cricket New club coach for Madibaz cricket

Former provincial player Deon Smith is determined to make an impact in his new role as NMMU-Madibaz club coach, beginning with the

Hlaselo, Weitsz set for Eden Street Mile Hlaselo, Weitsz set for Eden Street Mile

Champions Dumisane Hlaselo and Simoney Weitsz will be back to defend their overall titles when the Bestmed Eden Street Mile Series

Hlaselo, Weitsz set for Eden Street Mile Hlaselo, Weitsz set for Eden Street Mile

Champions Dumisane Hlaselo and Simoney Weitsz will be back to defend their overall titles when the Bestmed Eden Street Mile Series

Hlaselo, Weitsz set for Eden Street Mile Hlaselo, Weitsz set for Eden Street Mile

Champions Dumisane Hlaselo and Simoney Weitsz will be back to defend their overall titles when the Bestmed Eden Street Mile Series

Street mile jitters for LJ van Zyl Street mile jitters for LJ van Zyl

South African 400m hurdler LJ van Zyl has taken on the best in the world in his career, but that has not stopped him from getting

Street mile jitters for LJ van Zyl Street mile jitters for LJ van Zyl

South African 400m hurdler LJ van Zyl has taken on the best in the world in his career, but that has not stopped him from getting

Kachelhoffer, Seyffert win Sanlam MTB Kachelhoffer, Seyffert win Sanlam MTB

Hanco Kachelhoffer and Pieter Seyffert ended a three-year partnership on a high note when they won the Sanlam MTB Invitational two

New concept in store for Paarl cyclists New concept in store for Paarl cyclists

Cyclists visiting the Boland region will soon have access to a wide-ranging specialist outlet when the ASG Concept Store opens in

New tweaks give TransCape better balance New tweaks give TransCape better balance

Riders in next year's TransCape mountain bike event will find a better balance across the board as the organisers continue pushin

NMMU, Bestmed in healthy relationship NMMU, Bestmed in healthy relationship

The Madibaz Athletics Club have received a healthy boost with a three-year sponsorship from medical aid company Bestmed, who will

Langebaan houseboat retreat Langebaan houseboat retreat

This bay isn't really known of yet and you may find yourself enjoying the Kraal Bay beach all to yourself...

Hot-air ballooning over the Winelands Hot-air ballooning over the Winelands

There are many different ways to see a place, but nothing compares to floating gently above the earth in a hot-air balloon...

Safe transport from Volvo for TransCape Safe transport from Volvo for TransCape

Volvo Cars, with their unique cyclist detection system on certain models, have announced that they will be the official vehicle...

Explore the Southern Cape passes Explore the Southern Cape passes

With careful route planning and a small detour you can access these passes - adding great value to an already great route choice..

Driving the longest uninterrupted gravel road in SA Driving the longest uninterrupted gravel road in SA

The longest uninterrupted gravel road in South Africa is a drive that everybody should experience at least once...

The ultimate Overberg motorbike route: Cape Town to Mossel Bay The ultimate Overberg motorbike route: Cape Town to Mossel Bay

Chris Davies and Tyson Jopson did that on this spectacular motorbike route through the Overberg, in search of the best dirt...

ASG acquires TransCape MTB race ASG acquires TransCape MTB race

ASG Events have acquired a controlling stake in the TransCape multistage mountain bike race, it was announced this week. The se

We Love Wine Return to Capegate in August We Love Wine Return to Capegate in August

Wine lovers can look forward to an even bigger and better We Love Wine Festival at Capegate Shopping Centre on Friday, 26 August f

Capegate hosts Gourmet Winter Feast Capegate hosts Gourmet Winter Feast

Kick off your “We Love Wine” weekend at Capegate on Thursday, 25 August from 7pm-10pm when an elegantly set long table will be

Cederberg Sojourn - New cottages at Algeria Cederberg Sojourn - New cottages at Algeria

CapeNature’s new cottages at Algeria unlock the rugged beauty of this wilderness area for non-campers...

Events showcase Paarl as mountain biking Events showcase Paarl as mountain biking

The Sanlam MTB Invitational in November is another high-profile event that showcases the Paarl region as a preferred mountain biki

Staff thanked for going the extra mile Staff thanked for going the extra mile

Kuils River resident Petra Swartz says the shock of being awoken by her 22 month old baby daughter having a seizure was one of the

International boost for Tour of Good Hop International boost for Tour of Good Hop

Leading international cycling brand Scicon have announced a new two-year sponsorship of the Bestmed Tour of Good Hope, which will

Cape Town to Pretoria with Rovos Rail Cape Town to Pretoria with Rovos Rail

Travelling on the Rovos Rail means you'll enjoy fine foods and wines, not to mention sleeping compartments fit for royalty...

Lambert’s Bay Bird Island Nature Reserve Lambert’s Bay Bird Island Nature Reserve

Out of the six sites world-wide where Cape gannets breed, Bird Island is the only breeding site that is easily accessed by the...

Touring, Cairo to Cape Town - Carocap Touring, Cairo to Cape Town - Carocap

What started out as a marketing opportunity, supplying his bikes to a madcap adventure down Africa as a test of their durability

Security in Parow North given a boost Security in Parow North given a boost

The neighborhood watch in Parow North received personalized reflective vests and pepper spray canisters from a local security comp

Coastal Cracker- one of SA's best cycle routes Coastal Cracker- one of SA's best cycle routes

Each year, fires aside, we rush through Hout Bay, Llandudno and Camps Bay to the finish of the Cape Town Cycle Tour, focused...

Antiques of the Overberg: 23 spots for bargain-hunters Antiques of the Overberg: 23 spots for bargain-hunters

I set off to find antiques and great deals in the Overberg, and discovered the only thing I didn’t bargain for is how many...

Guide to Citrusdal Guide to Citrusdal

Citrusdal is a thriving farming district by trade but has been dragged kicking and screaming into tourism. It’s well worth the...

Benefits of computer training program Benefits of computer training program

In excess of 90 learners from schools in Gauteng and Cape Town graduated from a computer literacy training program at the end of 2

Become a Out of Africa Cycle Ambassador Become a Out of Africa Cycle Ambassador

If you love to Eat, Sleep, RIDE & Repeat – the Out of Africa Children’s Foundation needs you to become a Out of Africa Childre

San, sand and sundry animals, West Coast mountain bike trail San, sand and sundry animals, West Coast mountain bike trail

The Cape West Coast is better known for fishing villages, unspoiled beauty and its hospitable people, but the mountain-bike...

Kloofing the Kamikaze Canyon Kloofing the Kamikaze Canyon

The name, 'Kamikaze' says it all, but don't let this deter you from this thrilling experience. Kloofing is done in mountain...

Wigwam holiday in Paternoster Wigwam holiday in Paternoster

Unique accommodation in Paternoster, wigwam style, another little gem that is well worth investigating. Ever heard of glamping?

Mother City Queer Project, Cape Town Mother City Queer Project, Cape Town

This event is said to be one of the biggest parties of the year and it takes place around mid December, every year...

Zip through a World Heritage Site with Cape Canopy Tours Zip through a World Heritage Site with Cape Canopy Tours

Cape Canopy Tour was recently placed second on the list of the world’s hottest new tourism experiences for 2015 by Lonely Planet.

20 interesting facts about Prince Albert, South Africa 20 interesting facts about Prince Albert, South Africa

Much has been written about the charming Karoo village of Prince Albert, but there is more to this town than pretty houses...

Cape of good times Cape of good times

Capetonians are often accused of being arrogant or blase about the idyllic paradise they call home. Whether this is true or not...

Here be Heffalumps - best cycle rides in the Garden Route Here be Heffalumps - best cycle rides in the Garden Route

Planning a trip to Knysna? Here's everything you need to know about cycling in Knysna and the Garden Route ...

Walking the Daisies Walking the Daisies

A two-day hike up the West Coast is becoming quite the annual pilgrimage. I was doing research on roadside plants for my...

In photographs: a visit to Citrusdal, Western Cape In photographs: a visit to Citrusdal, Western Cape

Citrusdal is a thriving farming district by trade but has been dragged kicking and screaming into tourism. I’ll be honest...

In photographs: the Cape Town Free Walking Tour in the Bo Kaap In photographs: the Cape Town Free Walking Tour in the Bo Kaap

I’ve always loved the colours of the Bo Kaap beckoning from the slopes of Signal Hill, but never managed to get close to that...

Free-range living in the fynbos: guide to Stanford Free-range living in the fynbos: guide to Stanford

Locals warned him of Stanford’s pull, but it wasn’t until he made a right-turn to this Overberg village that Fred Hatman felt...

Guide to Mossel Bay, Garden Route, South Africa Guide to Mossel Bay, Garden Route, South Africa

A temperate climate, deep historical roots and a well developed tourist infrastructure make Mossel Bay far more than just...

Hike the Mountain in the Sea Hike the Mountain in the Sea

Fiona Mcintosh maps out her own multi-day route on the Hoerikwaggo Trail over Table Mountain...

Out of time in Oudtshoorn Out of time in Oudtshoorn

If someone had told me that two action-packed days would not be time enough to see and do everything in a small Klein Karoo...

Wellington, Cape Winelands Wellington, Cape Winelands

Wellington, in the heart of the Cape Winelands, lies in a beautiful valley on the banks of the Kromme River, at the foot of the ..

Hiking the Otter Trail - in pictures Hiking the Otter Trail - in pictures

If you have even a passing interest in hiking, make sure you do the Otter Trail at some point in your life ...

Blending In - Championship Golf Course in Langebaan Blending In - Championship Golf Course in Langebaan

Langebaan has long been considered the playground of the Cape's rich and famous. The water-sports capital of the Western Cape...

Beguiling Barrydale - A small town with a big heart! Beguiling Barrydale - A small town with a big heart!

All roads lead to Barrydale, or so it seems. You cart choose Thomas Bain's scenic Tradouw Pass, or Route 62. No matter which...

The Republic of Swellendam The Republic of Swellendam

Nestled at the foot of the Langeberg Mountains, lies Swellendam, the third oldest magisterial district (after Cape Town and...

Diesel and Creme, R62 Barrydale, Restaurant with style Diesel and Creme, R62 Barrydale, Restaurant with style

On our latest trip from Cape Town, we stopped in Barrydale, the small Karoo town that seems to have established itself as a great

Baardskeerdersbos and the art of seeing Baardskeerdersbos and the art of seeing

Seeing and Light are the two words that seem to sum up the quality of Baardskeerdersbos, the small rural settlement in the Over...

In photos: A West Coast roadtrip in South Africa In photos: A West Coast roadtrip in South Africa

Since I was 16 years old, my camping trips up the West Coast have been held up by the N7 roadworks - now pristine beach camping ..

Hidden gem of Heidelberg - charming town off the N2 Hidden gem of Heidelberg - charming town off the N2

Most motorists on the N2 zoom past the unpretentious town of Heidelberg in the Southern Cape. Some who stop are so charmed they...

Art of Stone Art of Stone

Along the Brandewyn River in the Cederberg is a fascinating outdoor art gallery-a boulder-hopping trail past nine San rock art...

The Overberg is not for sissies. Paddling on Zoetendalsvlei The Overberg is not for sissies. Paddling on Zoetendalsvlei

Have you ever asked yourself how you came to be in the midst of madness? Climbing onto Titanic ll should have been warning enough.

Bot River - van der Stel Pass. Bot River - van der Stel Pass.

"Bot River's story is as much tied up with arrival of the first train in 1902, as with the first wagons back in the early 1700's."

A Charmed Life A Charmed Life

In the Little Karoo dorp of Barrydale, the slow life ambles along, inspiring those who gravitate here for the friendliness and...

Bredasdorp in the Overberg - South Africa's first dorpie Bredasdorp in the Overberg - South Africa's first dorpie

The picturesque platteland town of Bredasdorp is abundant with a rich history, colourful fynbos, people and talented artists.

Talking the Walk - Hike the Guided Garden Route Trail Talking the Walk - Hike the Guided Garden Route Trail

It's not just the magnificent areas the Garden Route Trail passes through that you'll love, but also its outstanding guide...

Where to go for Sunday roast in Cape Town Where to go for Sunday roast in Cape Town

Sundays are not the same for me if there isn’t a hunk of meat coming out of the oven, so I went in search of places to enjoy a ...

Taste the Karoo Taste the Karoo

The vineyards, orchards and olive groves of Route 60/62 from Worcester to Oudtshoorn promise a bounty at pit stops along the ...

Moonwalking down Table Mountain Moonwalking down Table Mountain

Having a brother who works overseas means that opportunities for sibling bonding are few and far between. So when the opportun...

A welcome donation of uniforms A welcome donation of uniforms

The Groot Brak Netball Club has welcomed the recent donation of uniforms – that included skorts and shirts - from a local privat

Party of 8 in Agulhas National Park, Western Cape Party of 8 in Agulhas National Park, Western Cape

Some places like the Agulhas National Park are so special they deserve to be shared with friends. “I wish we could stay for a week

A rendezvous with nature - Grootvadersbosch Trail Challenge A rendezvous with nature - Grootvadersbosch Trail Challenge

Boosmansbos World Heritage Site. This small sign welcomes visitors to one of South Africa’s very special trails at Grootvaders...

Ready, Steady, Row on Langebaan Lagoon, West Coast Ready, Steady, Row on Langebaan Lagoon, West Coast

It doesn't take long for a kayak adventure on Langebaan's smooth lagoon to banish Marianne Heron's dread of the deep. Thanks to...

Motor bike road trip from Cape Town to Cape Point Motor bike road trip from Cape Town to Cape Point

This is one of the great road trips in South Africa and you will certainly need the day if you want to make the most of this ...

Seals, snorkels and salty water - Hout Bay Seals, snorkels and salty water - Hout Bay

"Guess what?" said my boyfriend Scotty, bounding up to me with a big grin. "We are going snorkelling with seals this weekend! I...

Riversdale is Rising Riversdale is Rising

Beneath its famous landmark, the Sleeping Beauty mountain, Riversdale in the Southern Cape stirs with new energy ...

Garden Route Trail Park Garden Route Trail Park

Along the Garden Route lie the historic remains of South African mountain biking's beginnings. And some exceptional brand-new ...

The Mother of all Walks The Mother of all Walks

If you do just one hike this year, the archeologist-led tour of Pinnacle Point Caves in Mossel Bay should be it.

Birding Hotspot: Gondwana Game Reserve Birding Hotspot: Gondwana Game Reserve

Superb specials await in the Southern Cape, at the world’s only Big Five fynbos reserve. It was a welcome break for my wife and...

Six of the best braai spots in Cape Town and South Africa Six of the best braai spots in Cape Town and South Africa

If you’re in Cape Town and looking for a great braai spot, look no further. Get out the braai kit, take the family and enjoy ....

16 of Cape Town’s best outdoor bars and pubs 16 of Cape Town’s best outdoor bars and pubs

With that in mind I’ve put together some of my favourites. Cape Town has plenty of candidates and I don’t claim this as the ...

Rock around the Clock Rock around the Clock

But while some destination dorps can be summed up in a phrase like 'food or wine capital', it's not that easy to define Paarl...

Gorgeous Greyton ...offers a good life Gorgeous Greyton ...offers a good life

"We bought a plot!" announces Willow Constantine enthusiastically as she and Fred von Heyer, both from Hout Bay, arrive rather ...

Stanford birding Stanford birding

In this Overberg village, a nature reserve, dam,. lagoon, river and fynbos offer abundant birdlife. And then, nearby, there are ..

Heading into the mild, Wild West Heading into the mild, Wild West

Towards the end of winter this year, Peter Borchert and Heila Frieslich took to the R27, heading north from Cape up the West Coast

Family time out Family time out

We all know that young people should be more connected to nature, so taking your city-bred children into the bush sounds like ...

A Place of Discovery A Place of Discovery

The Iziko South African Museum is so much more than galleries of fascinating exhibits behind the scenes where the science and ...

Zebra Crossing Zebra Crossing

For 4x4 enthusiasts on the laid-back Zebra Crossing Trail in Gamkaberg, the overnight destination is picturesque Oukraal, where...

One Week, Nine Courses One Week, Nine Courses

David Taylor caught up with the annual Ultimate Golfing Road Trip at its tail end and came away with a renewed love for the ...

Greyton’s Better Nature Greyton’s Better Nature

It’s an easy and beautiful drive through the Overberg countryside to Greyton Nature Reserve, the third-largest reserve in the ...

Circle of Saints Circle of Saints

Few of us realise the extent to which Cape Town was influenced by the Saints of Islam, each buried throughout the Peninsula in ...

Take the Plunge Take the Plunge

If you have a sense of adventure, bum-sliding, rock-hopping and swimming through a kloof will give you an adrenalin kick.

Whines and Wails Whines and Wails

On the mountain above Somerset West is an old wagon trail. Back in the 1860s, 4500 ox wagon's climbed it every year. In 2012,...

All at Sea - Pelagic Birding in Cape Town All at Sea - Pelagic Birding in Cape Town

Cape Town is a beautiful city with a multitude of attractions. For birders the city offers the ideal opportunity for Pelagic ticks

Shipwreck Stroll Shipwreck Stroll

Step off the boardwalk and amble along the spectacular coastline at one of Cape Town’s best-kept secrets, Olifantsbos cottage ...

Going Large with Little People Going Large with Little People

Sarah Borchert grabs the opportunity to share boat-based whale watching with her family. Mom?' My five-year-old daughter's sea-..

Precious piece of The Cape Precious piece of The Cape

Just an hour-and-a-half's drive southeast of Cape Town is the mountainous Kogelberg Nature Reserve, a place that rivals the ...

Beauty without boundaries - Garden Route National Park Beauty without boundaries - Garden Route National Park

The Garden Route includes some of the most attractive coastal and forest scenery in the country, although it's by no means ...

Karoo Looms Karoo Looms

Buy exceptional quality mohair rugs from Karoo Looms, produced for the mohair rug market as well as visitors to Prince Albert

Aquila Safari Lodge and Game Reserve, Touws River, Karoo Aquila Safari Lodge and Game Reserve, Touws River, Karoo

If you want to see the big 5 in a malaria free area, close to Cape Town, then the Touws River Aquila Safari Lodge is a good option

Murraysburg Farm Stays, Karoo, South Africa Murraysburg Farm Stays, Karoo, South Africa

Murraysburg is a quaint little Karoo town, with accommodation and things to do on the surrounding farms. Scenery, hiking, 4x4 ...

The Witteberg Private Nature Reserve, Diep en Deur 4x4 Trail The Witteberg Private Nature Reserve, Diep en Deur 4x4 Trail

The Witteberg Nature Reserve, close to Matjiesfontein in the Karoo, offers the Diep en Deur 4x4 trail in the most amazing scenery.

Anysberg Nature Reserve, Karoo, Western Cape Anysberg Nature Reserve, Karoo, Western Cape

The Anysberg Nature Reserve is all about huge open space, rugged Karoo mountains and kloofs, big night skies, flora, fauna, peace.

Swartberg Nature Reserve, Klein Karoo, Western Cape Swartberg Nature Reserve, Klein Karoo, Western Cape

The Swartberg Nature Reserve, set in stunning mountain scenery and flora, is close to Oudtshoorn and Prince Albert. Don't miss it.

Gamkaberg Nature Reserve, Klein Karoo, Western Cape Gamkaberg Nature Reserve, Klein Karoo, Western Cape

The Gamkaberg Nature reserve protects the rare Cape Zebra, beautiful rich floral kingdoms and is valued for its scenic tranquil ..

Vleesbaai 4x4 Dune Route, Garden Route, Western Cape Vleesbaai 4x4 Dune Route, Garden Route, Western Cape

The Vleesbaai 4x4 Dune Route near Mossel Bay on the Garden Route puts a smile on any 4x4 enthusiasts face when talking about ...

Guided walks in Franschhoek, Cape Winelands Guided walks in Franschhoek, Cape Winelands

Take a guided walking or hiking tour in beautiful historic Franchhoek. Isak will give you the inside story of the history and ...

Self Drive from Oudtshoorn via Prince Albert and De Rust Self Drive from Oudtshoorn via Prince Albert and De Rust

This Klein Karoo day trip from Oudtshoorn is 182km, through a most amazing variety of landscapes and quaint rural villages.

De Rust MTB Trails, Klein Karoo De Rust MTB Trails, Klein Karoo

The beautiful scenery around De Rust is absolutely ideal for a wonderful MTB cycle in nature. The farm roads or Meiringspoort ...

The Stompdrift Dam Water Resort, De Rust, Klein Karoo The Stompdrift Dam Water Resort, De Rust, Klein Karoo

The Stompdrift Dam is the largest dam in the Klein Karoo, with a 25km shoreline that cuts into the foothills of the Great ...

Café Felix, Riebeek Kasteel, Swartland Café Felix, Riebeek Kasteel, Swartland

Café Felix has taken a concept based on the popular Olympia Café & Deli in Kalkbay and refined it since 2005, offering the patrons

Bar Bar Black Sheep Restaurant, Riebeek Kasteel, Swartland Bar Bar Black Sheep Restaurant, Riebeek Kasteel, Swartland

The Bar Bar Black Sheep Restaurant in Riebeek Kasteel is a quirky eatery with top notch fresh organic food that is shown on a ...

Pieter Cruythoff Hiking Trail, Riebeek Kasteel, Swartland Pieter Cruythoff Hiking Trail, Riebeek Kasteel, Swartland

This easy to moderate scenic 5km hike, near Riebeek Kasteel, is suitable for the whole family and rewards with magnificent views.

Thunberg Hiking Trail in the Kasteelberg, Riebeek Valley Thunberg Hiking Trail in the Kasteelberg, Riebeek Valley

At the summit of the Thunberg Hiking Trail in the Riebeek Valley, you are rewarded with great views of Table Mountain and the ...

Fisherman's charm Fisherman's charm

The West Coast stretches from Cape Town to Namibia and offers many treasures along the way, including the picturesque village ...

Peppertree Art Stable & Coffee Shop, Philadelphia, Swartland Peppertree Art Stable & Coffee Shop, Philadelphia, Swartland

The Peppertree Art Stable and Coffee Shop seems to be the beating heart in Philadelphia for locals and visitors alike. Art gallery

De Malle Meul, Philadelphia, Swartland, Western Cape De Malle Meul, Philadelphia, Swartland, Western Cape

De Malle Meul in Philadelphia is an art gallery devoted Pieter van der Westhuizen, a wedding venue and a Sunday buffet lunch spot.

Magic Minerals, Philadelphia, Swartland Magic Minerals, Philadelphia, Swartland

Magic Minerals has a huge collection of minerals from all over the world, jewellery, object de art, stone beads - a wonderland ...

Hiking Trails  and Birding at Langrietvlei Farm, Hopefield Hiking Trails and Birding at Langrietvlei Farm, Hopefield

On the farm Langrietvlei, 22km from Hopefield, on the Velddrif road, are two hikes along the Berg River. Set amongst the fynbos ..

Kersfontein Farm Accommodation, Hopefield, Western Cape Kersfontein Farm Accommodation, Hopefield, Western Cape

The Kersfontein farm near Hopefield is a national monument, situated in a beautiful landscape, with the Berg River running ...

Bergkraal 4x4 Route between Klawer and Vredendal Bergkraal 4x4 Route between Klawer and Vredendal

The Bergkraal 4x4 route, near Klawer and Clanwilliam is a must do adventure for all the family. Make a weekend of the outing ...

Muisbosskerm Seafood Restaurant, Lamberts Bay Muisbosskerm Seafood Restaurant, Lamberts Bay

Voted one of the "Top Ten Sea Views to Dine For" by National Geographic, Muisbosskerm is the first Open Air Restaurant in SA ...

Hiking in the West Coast National Park, South Africa Hiking in the West Coast National Park, South Africa

Hiking in the West Coast National Park has many different sides to the experience, but it goes without saying that the flowers ...

West Coast National Park Cycle and MTB Trails West Coast National Park Cycle and MTB Trails

Cycle the West Coast NP and enjoy the wild flowers and the views of the lagoon from the top of Seeberg. MTB & cycle routes.

Shoot! An Extreme Trail Run, Oorlogskloof, Nieuwoudtville Shoot! An Extreme Trail Run, Oorlogskloof, Nieuwoudtville

Oorlogskloof Trail Run, an extreme mountain marathon in the QUANTUM Country Classics Series, proved the perfect arena in which ...

Velorenvlei, Ramsar birding site, West Cape Coast Velorenvlei, Ramsar birding site, West Cape Coast

Verlorenvlei, is a RAMSAR site, consisting of one the largest marshlands along southern Africa's West Coast, between Elands Bay ..

Drive the Cape Flower Route, West Coast and Namaqualand Drive the Cape Flower Route, West Coast and Namaqualand

The wild flowers of the Cape West Coast and Namaqualand, in South Africa, are regarded as a botanical wonderland. Tourists ...

Self Drive the Cape Flower Route, West Coast and Namaqualand Self Drive the Cape Flower Route, West Coast and Namaqualand

The Cape Wild Flowers are one of the natural wonders of the world. The arid areas of the Cape West Coast and Namaqualand are ...

Clanwilliam Living Landscape Project, Cederberg Clanwilliam Living Landscape Project, Cederberg

Find out about San culture, medicines, arts and crafts and visit 5 rock art site with knowledgeable guides in the Clanwilliam area

Strandkombuis Seafood Restaurant, Yzerfontein, West Coast Strandkombuis Seafood Restaurant, Yzerfontein, West Coast

Strandkombuis Seafood Restaurant is located right on the famous sixteen mile beach in Yzerfontein, in an unusual Bedouin tent ...

!Khwat ttu! The San Bushman Experience, Yzerfontein !Khwat ttu! The San Bushman Experience, Yzerfontein

The San Bushmen are the first inhabitants of South Africa. Their fascinating culture is on display at !Khwa ttu, near Yzerfontein.

Gapping it through the gates of Gifberg Gapping it through the gates of Gifberg

The hulking mass of the Gifberg looms above the plains south of Vanrhynsdorp in the Western Cape and glows orange in the late ...

Fishing around Velddrif, West Coast Fishing around Velddrif, West Coast

The Berg River and the coast around St Helena Bay, so rich in fish, has attracted fishermen for generations.The fishing community

MTB Trails, Cederberg Region MTB Trails, Cederberg Region

The Cederberg offers some wonderful rides, mostly on gravel roads and jeep tracks, with stunning scenery and some technical ...

Reinholds Restaurant, Clanwilliam, Cederberg Reinholds Restaurant, Clanwilliam, Cederberg

There is good reason that the Clanwilliam meat loving locals are loyal to Reinholds Restaurant, located in an historic 1905 ...

The Grapevine Coffee Shop, Citrusdal, Cederberg Region The Grapevine Coffee Shop, Citrusdal, Cederberg Region

Salome Benade makes guests feel welcome at the friendly, relaxed Grapevine Coffee Shop in Citrusdal. Delicious light lunch and ...

West Coast Wineries, Western Cape West Coast Wineries, Western Cape

The West Coast and Cederberg wine regions offer award winning wines, all unique in the fruitiness and flavour of their climatic ..

West Coast Wine Route, Western Cape West Coast Wine Route, Western Cape

If you love wine, drive a wine route to the West Coast and Cederberg, and enjoy the scenery, fresh seafood, wine and activities ..

Darling Cellars, West Coast Darling Cellars, West Coast

The Darling Cellars in the Western Cape, was established in 1996 in the beautiful West Coast region, demarcated as Wine of Origin

Cloof Wines, Darling, Cape West Coast Cloof Wines, Darling, Cape West Coast

Cloof Wines, near Darling in the Western Cape, set in a nature reserve and vineyards, has won wine accolades aplenty for the range

Groote Post Winery, Darling, West Coast Groote Post Winery, Darling, West Coast

Groote Post Winery has it all. Excellent wines, historical architecture, a restaurant with scrumptious meals to balance wines ...