Monthly Archives: January 2014

Win a Night’s Stay at Hout Bay Manor

Hout Bay Manor on Sleeping-OUTIf you are going to win accommodation anywhere, Hout Bay Manor is an excellent place to start. This historic, 5-star hotel is housed in a beautiful old building which dates back to 1871. A string of refurbishments later though and you can rest assured that what you’ll find is a characterful establishment with all the mod cons and thoughtful touches which put it in the league of worldwide boutique hotels. (more…)

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Save the Date: Significant Dates & Holidays for 2014

640px-Calendar-leapyeardateWith an entire year stretching out ahead of us, it can sometimes be difficult to assimilate the various opportunities we might get to take off and travel South Africa, be it as a couple, a family, or solo. For this reason, we bring you an updated and easy-to-follow guide of the upcoming school holidays, public holidays and other dates to remember, so that you can get your feelers out there early and plan some epic trips with minimum fuss. (more…)

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Child Friendly Accommodation around South Africa

child friendly accommodationAs any parent will tell you, travelling with children is both a joy and at times, a trial. There are few things which are comparable to carrying off a successful family-holiday (here are some more tips for travelling with children), one where everyone is relaxed, entertained and enjoying each other’s company, but sometimes this can be quite a feat to achieve, especially when trying to reconcile the needs of each person. (more…)

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Valentine’s Day 2014: Inspiration for a Romantic Getaway

Valentines day treeEveryone remembers that one year, when upon drearily opening one eye to the sunlight, you were greeted by the loving but expectant gaze of your significant other. It was Valentine’s Day, the day you officially run out of time to procrastinate on V Day gift buying. To make matters worse, your stomach does a little flip at the thought of finding time in one of your busiest work days (EVER) to whip up some incredible surprise for your love. (more…)

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Spotlight on Knysna: Scenic Sanctuary for People and Wildlife Alike

Knysna Heads

The Knysna Heads

Knysna is a lovely stop on the Western Cape’s Garden Route, as it’s not only pretty, but offers visitors loads to see and do.
The waterfront, known as the Knysna Quays, is an excellent place to start with its many restaurants to choose from. While digging into world-class food you can plan which activities to get involved in, like visiting an art gallery or museum, or something a little more adventurous. After your meal you can browse the interesting little curio shops for that special holiday gift. (more…)

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Spotlight On Paarl: Wine, Rocks and Movie Sets

paarl vineyardPaarl is situated in the heart of the Cape Winelands which makes it the perfect base from which to explore the area. For this reason, wine tasting will no doubt be at the top of your activity list.
Of the many wine farms to visit in the area, the most famous are Nederburg, Fairview, Rhebokskloof and the KWV brandy distillery. (more…)

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Great Ideas for Family Friendly Holidays in South Africa

children playing family friendly holidayIn case you had forgotten when the winter school holidays fall in 2014, it’s between the 27 June and 21 July. Here are some ideas for fun, family friendly holidays this winter so you and your family get a break from the hum drum of everyday life. (more…)

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