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Spring has sprung in South Africa and natures flower blooming spectacle is in full swing so now’s the time to gather your friends and family, fill the car with supplies and head out into the sunshine. Whether you’re a flora expert or novice, young or old it’s impossible to not be captivated by the explosion of colour that carpets the various landscapes of South Africa every spring. Although famous for its rolling fields, the West Coast is not the only ...
A land of endless blue skies, vast horizons and wildly free open spaces, Namibia is an ideal road tripping destination and the landscape coupled with its abundance of wildlife make it a photographer’s playground. Even the kids will love this one with the endless rolling hills of the desert they can run free in this giant real life sandpit. Beyond the sand dunes Namibia is also a place of exceptional tranquillity, steeped in history and full of fascinating cultures and …
As crazy as it seems to plan a trip to South Africa in winter there are so many wonderful ideal winter activities to enjoy during this secret season. South African winters are not at all harsh and as much as an adjustment it is for locals most visitors are surprised by winter conditions. With snow fall only occurring in mountainous regions and temperatures falling in the 15°C to 20°C range and even warmer in some regions South Africa is perfect …
Planning family friendly activities can be a tough one but luckily Joburg has a ton of things to do and places to see that will keep both mom and dad and the kids entertained for hours. The perfect playground for young and old here’s just a few of the fun filled activities on offer in the city of gold. Red Bus City Tour This hop-on, hop-off bus tour must be one of the best ways to see Joburg. You can …
Gateway to the Wild Coast, East London is nicknamed the Buffalo City due to its position on the Buffalo River and is the perfect hub for adventure seeking holidays. With stretches of untouched beaches, rolling hills and wildly beautiful landscapes this charming but underrated town should definitely be on your adventure bucket list. 3 Silos Adventure Trails Amongst blue gums, rivers, indigenous forest and natural veld are some of the best trails in East London. A favourite for trail runners …
Durban winters can hardly be called winter but the drop in temperature does allow for some different activities to be enjoyed. There’s no reason to be stuck inside so get out there and explore the wonderful city that is Durban. Big Swing at Moses Mabhida Stadium This one’s for all you daredevils out there- the Big Rush Urban Adrenaline at the Moses Mabhida Stadium. Officially the tallest swing in the world since 2011, the Big Swing will have you falling 80m into …
Positioned at the Eastern tip of the Garden Route, Port Elizabeth is the perfect start to the ultimate South African road trip, but don’t rush though this underrated corner of South Africa. Stay a while in the ‘Friendly City’ and experience the adventure and family friendly fun available at every turn. Unspoiled beaches, warm Indian Ocean and famously diverse landscapes, PE is a nature lovers dream, mix in a fantastic city vibe and some great people and you have the …
It’s Christmas in July Competition Time! We provide the car, De Hoop Nature Reserve provides a Two Night Stay for a family of 4 in one of their self-catering cottages and you get to have a winter break with your family. This prize is valid for 6 months. Booking subject to availbility. Prize cannot be claimed on long weekends, public holidays or during school holidays. Only accommodation is included. Competition runs from 30th June- 20 July 2017. Winner will be …
Few destinations rival South Africa in terms of safari experiences. Home to the big 5 and with some of the most breath-taking natural scenery it’s no wonder visitors from all over can’t get enough of South Africa. With an abundance of game reserves in every region you can’t miss out on having your own safari experience wherever it is you may be in this stunning country.
One of the first things that come to mind when thinking of South African travel is definitely wildlife and safari adventures and with one of the world’s greatest parks it’s easy to see why. When it comes to diversity and pure density and number of animals Kruger is unparalleled as an iconic safari destination. It’s a wildlife spectacular where The Big 5 roam the veld along with a variety of species of other mammals, birds and plants as they unknowingly put on the best shows of all time.
The Coastal city of Durban in Kwazulu-Natal has so much to offer from golden beaches to interesting historic and cultural experiences. This bustling cosmopolitan city is the perfect escape with warm oceans, a constant hub of activity and an eclectic mix of cultural influences. And best of all there’s no need to break the bank on your visit as there’s plenty of inexpensive activities for the whole family and even some that are absolutely free!
Autumn is a perfect time of year to visit the bustling city that is Johannesburg, from about March all through till May the crowds start to disappear and the weather is relatively warm and dry with the regular rain of summer gone. It’s the perfect weather for exploring the city whether inside or outside.
The Easter holidays are always special to spend with friends and family, whether you celebrate Easter or not… but because so many people go away at this time of year, it can be difficult finding a great place to holiday, away from the maddening crowd, particularly over the Easter long weekend. Here’s a short but sweet list of some good ideas for an Easter Weekend Getaway in SA.
Cape Town is a stunning city full of incredible scenery, multicultural experiences and adventure at every turn and although the more upmarket touristy spots can be quite pricey there is plenty to do in and around Cape Town that won’t hurt your pocket. Here are some ways you can be a savvy traveller and see some amazing attractions and local favourites without spending a cent.
The Garden Route is easily one of the most spectacular road tripping options out there. Stretching from Mossel Bay in the Western Cape to the Storms River Mouth, the area is rich in biodiversity with dense forests, beaches, rivers, lakes and indigenous flora and fauna. You’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to activities as the Garden Route is full of interesting stop-overs, picturesque towns and action packed adventure. So when making your way along don’t forget to stop …
Offering a quieter alternative to the busy coastal N2 road, Route 62 stretches 850km from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth. This inland route will draw you in with its small town charm and variety of breathtaking landscapes.
South Africa offers many great accommodation options for visitors- from hotels, to backpackers to camping and B&B’s but what about those in search of something a little different. Fancy sleeping in a treehouse, tenting in a teepee or even snoozing in a oxwagon? Here are a few ideas of quirky and fresh places to stay when visiting South Africa. In a vintage trailer on a rooftop The Grand Daddy Hotel in Cape Town is located in the heart of The …
Mpumalanga is a beautiful province with an equally beautiful name, meaning ‘the place where the sun rises’. Rolling landscapes, waterfalls, forests and lush flora set the scene for this eastern province. Having the Kruger National Park at its doorstep and stunning views at every turn it’s easy to see why Mpumalanga has been dubbed ‘paradise country’ and known to be a fantastic camping destination. A visit in the winter months will be best for those looking to spot some wildlife but all year round is a treat. The region has hot summers while winters are mild to cold.
Northern KwaZulu-Natal is one of those regions in South Africa which is still relatively unexplored. You can still find deserted beaches, quiet areas to snorkel and game reserves with a difference. Some parts of it are only accessible by 4×4 but there are many areas quite easy to get to and definitely worth the road trip. Here’s our pick of places to visit to visit in Northern KZN:
With summer on the way, Cape Town comes alive with activities for locals and visitors of all ages including children. From the beaches and pottery cafes to gardens and mountains, the city unfolds with so many ways to enjoy the outdoors with kids. Take a car and go exploring today…
When it comes to hotels and accommodation Safari Now is the perfect website to book your family holiday. Whether Budget Backpackers or expensive luxury lodges, Safari Now offers all kind of accommodation throughout Africa.
The Mother City is packed with things to do, we all know that...What you may not know is that is packed with things to do that won't break the bank! Check out Around About Cars Pick of free things to do in Cape Town:
September is heritage month in South Africa, and to show appreciation of our country’s indigenous fauna and flora, the South African National Parks Board has granted free day entry to a choice of parks across South Africa. Coined SANParks Week, visitors are encouraged to venture out their houses and swap shopping for a drive to their favourite National Park. From the sapphire blue Langebaan Lagoon, to the Cape Agulhas Lighthouse; there are many man-made and natural attractions to look forward to.
Hit the N2, branch off on the R44, and 115km later you will find yourself in the coastal town called Hermanus. Hermanus is a beautiful coastal town, internationally known for the southern right whales that visit these coastal waters from June to early December. Fishing plays a huge part of the history at hermanus and continued to be of great economic importance until tourism became the new livelihood of the town. Hermanus has two harbours, the Old Harbour and New Harbour, where many fishing vessels that are still in operation can be seen when visiting these areas. Although tourism is the major source of income in this town these days, Hermanus still has a strong a fishing village feel to it.
Are you Daisy Crazy? It’s time to fold away the heavy knitted blankets, get away from the fire or heater, put away your slippers to pop on those sandals and take a walk through the daisy fields. Spring is just around the corner, and mother nature is putting on a show for us here in the Cape as the cold, wet curtain is lifted to make way for the sunshine. August and September are the months best known for the annual Spring flowers in the West Coast National Park, particularly the area of Postberg which is is only open to the public during these two Spring months. Here, the beautiful multi-coloured carpets of flowers can be seen, along with thousands of migrating birds.
ROUTE 1: Durban Central/Florida Road/Glenwood “The harbour and famous Golden Mile’s beautiful beaches and promenade give way to Durban’s vibrant CBD, abounding with top-notch facilities and entertainment” Durban’s 6 km long sandy beach, called “Golden Mile” is by far the greatest attraction of the city. It’s a huge pleasure resort for swimming, splash pools, fountains, curio markets and uShaka Marine World.
I would like to present to you the top ten beaches in and around Cape Town.
One of the most vistited Foodmarkets in Cape Town is a really nice possibility to taste all of the different meals of south Africa. You can find there everything from zebra-meal until nntil german-sausages. Also if the Foodmarket is really touristic, it’s nice to do a shopping tour at the Waterfrontmall and then make a break an taste some of the interesting things of the Market. The Foodmarket is located in one of the old an historical buildings of the harbour, the prices there are very different, you can eat there very cheap but also very expensive. It’s openend every day of the week from the morning until 19:00h.
In and around Cape Town it is possible to visit some really good steakhouses and we would like to present a selection of the best ones to you!
The “Two Oceans Aquarium” is located at the famous Waterfront of Cape Town. It’s a often chosen destination of families. There you get the chance to explore the water-fauna & -flora of south Africa.
The “Chapman’s Peak” is a road, which connects Noordhoek and Hout Bay. It is definitely one of the most beautiful coast roads in the world. The road is with 9km relatively short, but with 118 curves very curvaceous. Actually the road is named after the highest point on the route, also the “Chapman’s Peak”, which is 583m high. The road was laborious beaten in the rock and secured, that you can drive safely. The view on the highest point is breathtaking, in the north you can see the whole Hout Bay and in the south the rest of the “Chapman’s Peak”.
Muizenberg is a small city in the southeast of Cape Town and about half an hour away with the car. Muizenberg has, for south Africa typically, white sand beach, where most of the families and surfers are going at the weekend, and because of that the beach can be crowded at Saturdays and Sundays. The spot is very attractive for surfers, because if there are good conditions you can ride some nice waves. It’s mostly a spot for beginners because the waves are not so big, the bottom is sandy and you are able to stand in the water for like 50 meters. On the promenade are located many surf shops where you can, if you don’t have your own, rent a surfboard for like R70 for the whole day.
A further attraction of cape town that you have to visit, is of course, Robben island. The island is the biggest of south Africa near to the coast, she lies about 12 km in the north of cape town. You can reach the island from the V&A Waterfront with a ferry, which starts a few times per day there. The transit lasts about 30-50 min, what depends a little bit on the conditions at sea. At the island you take a bus to visit the attractions, which are at different points at the island. Some attractions are the quarries, the village of the guardians and the southernmost part of the island where you have a really nice view at the table mountain.
If you want to watch penguins and don’t go to the Antarctic, you get your chance at Boulders Beach. It lies on the east coast of the cape and it’s like one hour away with the car. The pleasure is not free, but with something about R100 easy affordable. After the entry you walk on a boardwalk the beach along, where you can see the first penguins. It’s really funny to watch the cute animals to waddle on the beach or swim in the sea. At Boulders Beach are always many tourists, which wanna make a picture or a video of the penguins, so you have to patient to get a closer view at the penguins, but normally they don’t run or better, waddle, away. The beach is very nice with the with sand and the big round rocks, but visitors have to stay at the boardwalk.
Table Mountain is the most famous emblem of Cape Town, and that with a good reason. It exists no other city in the world that got a breath-taking mountain in the neck like the Table Mountain, which lies directly on the sea. The best view on the mountain you got definitely from “Table View”, which is located about 15 km in the north of Cape Town and easy to reach with the car or by bus.
If you visit south Africa, you have to go naturally also to the cape of good hope and cape point. It’s located about 70 km in the south of Cape Town and it’s easy to reach with the car. It’s the best if you do the route on the west side of the peninsula, so you got also the possibility to visit other attractions like “Camps Bay” and “Hout Bay”. Almost arrived at the cape you have to pass a Checkpoint to enter the national park, from there are only a few kilometres to the target. The street splits up one time, to the right you reach the cape of good hope, meanwhile to the left you reach the cape point. At the cape of good hope you will see big crowds who are fighting to get a good picture at the sign, which shows that you are at the cape of good hope.
Aquila Game Reserve, is the closest and most famous Game Reserve to Cape Town, where the Big 5 can be experienced. The park is located about 2 1/2 hours from Cape Town near Touws River. The park offers various travel packages. The cheapest option is an afternoon safari for about 1200 Rand including lunch, whereas the most expensive option can cost up to 4000 Rand. (Overnight stay, breakfast, dinner, lunch, 2 games drives). However, all these prices vary depending on season.
The Kirstenbosch Garden is one of the most beautiful botanic gardens of the world. It’s located on the east side of the table mountain and it was founded in 1913. The idea of the garden is to preserve the unique flora of south Africa, what happens until today. There are shown native flowers like the proteas.
Cape Town offers a variety of hiking trails and climbing routes. Here you do not even have to travel far, because right on Table Mountain, Lions Head and Signal Hill are numerous hiking paths.Here is definitely something for everyone.
If you’ve always wanted to enjoy the freedom, wanted to have an adventure and wanted to see Cape Town from a totally new perspective, then paragliding is the thing to do. Cape Town is the ideal place to practice this adventure sport.
Upcoming Festivals taking place in Cape Town.
What is the Afrika Burn Festival? It´s a festival from the 25 April to the 1 May, where people come together, create art, burn structures, costume, celebrate, build crazy vehicles and much more. All that is create by volunteer citizens from Tankwa Town every year.
Cape Town is the ideal city for all sports enthusiasts and adrenaline junkies. Paragliding, shark cage diving and skydiving are just a few examples for what you can do in the Mother City. In the following article I introduce shark cage diving and give you all necessary information you need.
In Namibia there are beautiful camping sites. In the following article you will find some camping sites, which are listed in alphabetical order ( by city/ national park names ).
Stellenbosch is the center of one of the best wine regions of South Africa. The Wine Route takes you to the famous wines of this area.
Namibia possesses some of the most stunning landscapes in Africa, and a trip through the country is one of the great road adventures.
Namibia is a popular destination for people who like to drive around an discover a county on their own. Driving through the wonderful arid landscape will add something special to your holiday. The streets in Namibia are pretty good and the traffic is low, so you don’t have to worry about traffic issues.
Holidays are there to spend time and special moments with your loved ones. The coastal towns in South Africa are perfect to make more than just beach and relaxing holiday. The outdoor adventure awaits you at every corner.
There are countless things to do in Cape Town, sights to admire and places to go. But are you sometimes too lazy to do research about where to go or what to do?
Cheetah Outreach is an animal sanctuary and home for endangered species. It focuses on the plight of the cheetah. Through donation and voluntary workers the whole is funded and supported to set a sign against the emergency.
Table Mountain National Park is a unique Western Cape Nature Reserve stretching from Signal Hill in the city to Cape Point.
There are several options for shopping in Cape Town but a very cool way to buy your articles is to go to one of the big shopping-malls. In this article I highlight two of the best shopping-malls in Cape Town, the "Canal Walk“ and the "Victoria Wharf“. You can buy nearly anything in these "castles“.
Scientists found fossils of our ancient relatives, who had surprisingly human-like features, in a remote cave near Johannesburg.
Warmer weather is upon us at long last! And that means only one thing – it’s time to get out your picnic basket, a blanket, chairs and some yummy eats to celebrate spring! Whether you fancy squashed jam sandwiches on the beachfront or a gourmet champagne hamper in the winelands, here are five top places in our beautiful Cape Town to enjoy a spot of picnicking in the spring sunshine.
A selection of the best cycling routes in Cape Town and surrounds. Cycling in Cape Town can be done at your own pace, is environmentally friendly, sociable, almost anyone can afford it and, let’s face it, there’s nothing quite like free-wheeling down the coastal roads of the Cape Peninsula with the wind billowing through your hair and the sun on your back or soldiering up a steep hill for a stunning view of False Bay at the top. Cape Town’s natural environment is abundant with tarmac roads, single tracks, switch backs and jeep tracks to suit everyone from the leisure cyclist to the technical rider. There’s never been more of an excuse to swap the car for your own steam.
If you like relaxing on the beach and listening to the waves, having a drink or a snack in between, then you’re totally at the right place in Camps Bay! Here you can relieve pressure at the white, sandy beach on a beautiful palm lined promenade. Just sit down and enjoy the great sea air. You can of course also jump into the water but you have to be very brave for that, because it’s freezing! Who definitely wants to go into the water should not necessarily come here to the Atlantic Coast, but rather to the Indian Ocean towards Muizenberg. The water is much warmer over there!
In the Eastern Cape, also known as the Wild Coast with a capital city of Umtata now called Mthatha. It’s a deeply traditional area of South Africa where you’ll experience a way of life far removed from Western culture.
What is that? This is a growing Open-Air Pop-Music festival. They show famous South African musicians but the music is not the only attraction. The festival is also famous for a variation of great food and wine stalls which all in all creates a great atmosphere.
It’s in Johannesburg. It borders the city’s mining belt. It’s known to be notorious but its home Nobel Peace Prize winners – Archbishop Desmond Tutu and late Nelson Mandela.
Maboneng Precinct – This means the “Place of Light” Former Crime Hot Spot and now it this privately developed urban neighbourhood in the east side of Johannesburg. Its home to several independent retail designers, restaurants, hang out spots, apartments, offices and museums.
You have only heard about the Big 5 of South Africa yet? At the same time, you can have seven of them and all in one spot! Just come to Around About Cars, hire a vehicle and drive around in Cape Town to see the most popular sights and attractions within the closest vicinity!
Soetwater Resort is situated between Kommetjie and Scarborough on Cape Town’s south peninsula. It's 45-60mins driving time in an Around About Cars Group Cape type of car from Cape Town CBD via the M3 and Ou Kaapse Weg.
Lufthansa has just declared additional frequencies between Munich and Cape Town from five weekly flights to a daily non-stop schedule for the summer season ahead. This comes on the heels of a recent announcement by Qatar Airways of additional flights to Cape Town as of 1 October 2015.
Welcome to Durban Washed by the warm waters of the Indian Ocean. This sub-tropical paradise blessed with glorious weather all year round. It’s the holiday destination of choice with golden beaches, shopper’s delights from craft markets to street bazaars and sophisticated shopping malls. It’s also a natural playground for sailing, boating and fishing.
ARE YOU BRAVE ENOUGH? Get an adrenaline rush at the SHARK CAGE DIVING!
Knysna National Lake Area was proclaimed in December 1985 in order to protect the Knysna lagoon and salt marshes. The Estuary is the second largest in South Africa. The Knysna River has its origin in the Outeniqua Mountains. Its 19kms long and gradually widens and deepens to form a lagoon approximately 3km wide and 5m deep.
The Park was proclaimed in 1983, with more additions made after that, adding in Wilderness National Lake Area, and lands between Rondevlei and Swartvlei Lake.
It’s the recent proclaimed 22nd National Park of South Africa since 2005. The park now covers 19000 hectares.
It’s the smallest National Park of South Africa’s 22 parks and it’s just outside the historic town of Swellendam, it lies at the foot of the majestic Langeberg Mountains and is bordered by the Breede River. The Park is home to over 200 Bontebok and many other animals including the Red Hartebees and Grey Rhebok.
It’s the world’s 6th largest waterfall which measures 56m in height and it downstream stretches over 20km. It was initially proclaimed to conserve a small area of geological interest around the Augrabies Fall. The Khoi people called it “Aukoerebis” which means place of Great Noise made by the powerful flow of water. This park lies mainly south of the Orange River with 57 000ha.
The name came from an international treaty signed in 2003 which incorporate the AiAis Hot Springs Game Park in Namibia and the Richtersveld National Park in South Africa.
This is the southernmost tip of Africa. It’s the official meeting place of the Atlantic ocean and Indian Oceans. The place of rugged beauty and natural heritage. Many national monuments are found in the area, mainly the Cape Agulhas Light House which has been in operation since 1849.
The park was proclaimed in 1931 to protect the last remaining Eastern Cape Elephants. The park was then only 2230ha in size and today its covers 180 000ha and protect 5 diverse biomes.
Winter days in Cape Town are not as bad as their reputations: No queues at the cable car, sunshine and mild temperatures, no wind blowing like the South Easter and no traffic. That means you can enjoy driving along the streets of the Western Cape even more.
Winter in Cape Town does not mean that there is nothing to do. It might be you have to do without long sunny beach days (although you might still find those beautiful calm afternoons in between) – but the Mother City does definitely not sleep.
See what’s up in Cape Town and Surrounds after Easter and let the excitement continue! Enjoy the whole April with its warm and sunny weather.
Easter is the time of the year when chocolate bunny’s and pickled fish and hot cross buns dominate the stores and our shopping baskets. It’s a perfect time to jet off this awesome long weekend from the 3rd to the 6th April.
One-day circuit from Cape Town From Cape Town you can at least drive more than 6 passes at only one day. Starting along the coast in the north towards the Durbanville Hills and vineyards over the N1. You will pass briefly the oldest road of Stellenbosch. The next places you should get to are Helshoogte Pass, Franschhoek Pass, Theewaterskloof Dam, Floorshoogte Pass, Clarence Drive (follow the undulating coastline for about 70km kilometres to Gordons Bay), False Bay, Muizenberg, St James, Kalk Bay, Fishhoek and Glencairn and up on Red Hill. Don’t miss the panoramic view of False Bay villages of Scarborough, Misty Cliffs and Kommetjie. The last pass and the highlight of the day should be the world renowned Chapman’s Peak Drive. From there you can follow the long and bending Victoria Road back to Cape Town.
The 16th Cape Town Jazz Festival is in 4 days. Held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre on 27 & 28 March 2015.
February-Cover-Photo-620x229Dress up for the fifth annual Cape Town Carnival On March 14th it’s time for Cape Town’s biggest street party again. The theme for Cape Town Carnival this year is ELEMENTAL! Celebrate Earth, Water, Fire and Air together with over 2 000 elaborately costumed dancers, musicians and performers. Choose your favourite element, get in your most spectacular costume and join the 1km long Fan Walk at the corner of Coburn and Somerset Roads in Green Point.
The Cape Town Cycle Tour is the world’s largest individually timed cycling event. Starting on Sunday, 8 March 2015 there will be attending 35 000 cyclists from all over the world.
Design Indaba 2015: get inspired at the Expo, Conference & Festival Design Indaba brings the flow of creativity to our mother city! Cape Town becomes the hotspot of innovation, culture and creativity from February 20th until March 1st 2015. The big event will take place in the International Convention Centre and a few other small places and includes a conference, an expo, a music fair and a film festival.
If you visit Cape Town, you have to go to Cape Peninsula as well! Cape Peninsula with Cape Point and the Cape of Good Hope at the southern end is must- see!
Moonstruck Summer Beach Concert @ Clifton Beach #4 Can you imagine sitting on a soft & sandy beach, having a light picnic dinner with your loved ones, watching the sun go down and the moon come up – all while listening to a local Band playing and singing at their best? ALL of those awesome things you can have in one experience at the annual Moonstruck Summer Beach Concert at Clifton Beach #4.
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, situated at the foot of giant Table Mountain, offers you a wide range of nature, plants, flower and animals.
Valentine’s Day is always big in Cape Town. If you still don’t know what to do or if you just need some ideas- we have the best hints for all the lovers and the singles!
The little town is in the heart of the Klein Karoo Region, it’s surrounded by the Swartberg Mountains and Outeniqua Mountains. It’s well known for Ostriches, its feathers, its meat and leather products. Its home to the very famous Cango Caves which is Africa’s largest show cave system.
One of South Africa’s most beautiful coastline stretches on the Garden Route. National Parks with a diverse natural and cultural heritage which is situated on the garden route of the Western and Eastern Cape. Tsitsikamma National park is well known for its Hiking trails situated in the mountains of the coastal regions. Storms river suspension bridge one of the most popular tourist attraction.
The Cape Minstrels (also known as the Kaapse Klopse) take over the streets of the Mother City each year for the annual and historic Second New Year Street Parade, a colourful procession also known as Tweede Nuwe Jaar. While the musical celebration usually takes place on 2 January, the event was postponed due to logistics and holy days and the march is now confirmed to happened on Saturday, 17 January 2015.
As good as a drive-in cinema: Hire a vehicle from around about cars and make your way to one of the open air movie locations in and around the Mother City!
Xmas is coming up – and once more, Cape Town is THE place to be! Next to all the popular restaurants with their delicious food and special cuisine for the festive season, next to the white sand beaches full of laughing kinds and competitive volleyball players, next to everybody in the busy streets and shops having fun there is something you only find in December – Christmas-markets!
Houtbay is a village 10kms from Cape town, so named because of the abundance of tall trees which were used for the ship building industry in the 18th century.
The Hermanus Whale Festival is celebrating its 23rd year as the only enviro-arts festival in South Africa, “putting the creatures of the deep on stage and under the spotlight alongside top performers and musicians from 3 October to 6 October”
Last week we left the adventure paradise and enchanted gardens of Hogsback for something a little more coastal – South Africa’s very own surf heaven, Jeffrey’s Bay. This little Afrikaans fishing town was discovered in the 60’s for its unbelievably perfect waves and since then the population has grown ten-fold as surfers came to settle down with their families.
Phalaborwa is a town located in Limpopo Province, South Africa. It is halfway along the eastern border of the Kruger National park in Lowveld and is also known as the Valley of the Olifants and the town with two summers.
Last weekend I visited Le Bonheur Crocodile farm like a real “Crocodile Dundee”.
Dear readers, I cannot believe this is the last and final instalment of the blog series documenting our epic South African Road Trip! So far we’ve covered the great journey across the Karoo via rail, the Kruger National Park, The Drakensberg, Durban, The Wild Coast – Coffee Bay, Bulungula and Chintsa before moving inland to magical Hogsback! It wasn’t long before returning back to the coast and we spent time in Kenton-on-Sea at the fabulous Siyabuya Game Reserve and then visited Jeffrey’s Bay.
Welcome to 2014 and the last leg in our Road Trip SA series, we hope you had a fabulous festive season and now that the New Year is firmly underway we were hoping to get your hearts racing with new travel goals for this year. For the foreigners reading this blog, we hope to reveal some of South Africa’s hidden gems to you and inspire you to visit this glorious country.
Last week we ended our adventures along the Wild Coast at Bulungula, which is (to me) one of the most special places in the country & an absolute must-see if there ever was one. Capetonians and Joburgers shouldn’t be put off by the distance, it is a trek, but it is more than worthwhile.