It’s official, we have reached yet another milestone, The Sleeping-OUT Free Accommodation Programme has reached the R3 Million mark!
Being the oldest and last-standing fishermen’s village on the West Coast means that a visit to Paternoster is certainly something special. Situated 120kms away from the heart of Cape Town, it is a tranquil breakaway for those looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of the Mother City. Here, residents live simply, where trails on the beach are encouraged and the only sounds you’ll hear are fishermen chattering after a day out on the sea and thunderous waves crashing on the shoreline.
If you’re one of the few Cape Tonians who hasn’t yet escaped to the Stanford countryside for a retreat, then you’ve certainly missed out. This quaint town considered the ‘gem of the Overberg‘, is the go-to weekend getaway for urbanites looking to get away from their frenetic city living.
From beautifully-preserved Victorian cottages lining the streets to off-the-beaten-track footpaths and scenic views of mountains, rivers and valleys – Stanford boasts it all. While a visit here encourages one to explore and wander, it is also a community-driven town known for its local produce, fine wines and quality dining experiences.
If you’re planning a trip to Stanford, take a look at this comprehensive itinerary of where you should eat, stay and the myriad of activities to take part in.
2015 was an extremely successful year for the tourism industry, with holidaymakers exploring every nook and cranny of our beautiful country. While there are so many places worth visiting, these are the areas that are considered the most popular holiday destinations of 2015. Take a look to see how this year’s list compared to 2014’s favourited hotspots.
For some of us, it’s back to work and the grindstone. The festive season has passed, leaving us reminiscing over those lazy days spent at the beach or the long nights of partying the night away at music festivals. To beat those January blues, take a look at these exciting South African events that you can look forward to in 2016.
It’s easy to identify holidaymakers in Cape Town, traveling in large groups with a customary city-guide in hand, learning all there is to know about the majestic Mother City. While we don’t deny that these books provide a host of useful and fascinating information about Table Mountain, Robben Island and many world-acclaimed landmarks, there are so many places to see and activities to partake in that aren’t mentioned in those books. If you’re wishing to gain a bit of insider knowledge, take a look at our local’s guide to Cape Town! Continue reading
It can’t be denied, camping under the stars or in a makeshift tent on the hard ground is somewhat of a romanticized idea, where the reality tends to fall short. While most of us like to be surrounded by the sights and sounds of nature, we have become accustomed to certain creature comforts. A current solution to this dilemma has come in the form of ‘glamping’, where nature-lovers who don’t like to ‘rough it’ can lap up a certain level of luxury while being immersed in a tranquil, bush setting. If you’re not a fan of getting your hands dirty, then take a look at our list of the best ‘glamping’ accommodation venues in South Africa.
Family-friendly holidays can be quite hard to come by – it’s tricky catering to the needs of your kids who ‘just want to have fun’ while you’re looking to laze around a sparkling pool. To save you from a getaway where utterances of ‘I’m bored’ are plentiful, we have compiled a list of South African resorts, farms and guest houses that will keep your kids busy so that you can have a blissful break.
It’s summertime and almost the start of the school holidays, meaning your local beaches are soon to be overcrowded with holidaymakers. While we all like to bask in the sun or frolic in the waves, it’s never fun having to compete for limited spaces on the beach or have people bumping into you while you’re trying to swim in the sea. To save you from these frustrations, we have compiled a list of beaches that are considered to be some of Western Cape’s pristine, ‘hidden gems’.