Monthly Archives: July 2014

Win with Lavender Manor Guest Lodge

Lavender Manor Guest LodgeLavender Manor Guest Lodge is a 4 star luxury guest house in the popular Overberg town of Hermanus. It offers sophisticated accommodation in an intimate and well-appointed space. Furthermore, the lodge is owner-run and promises attentive service and boasts not only a scenic location, but a convenient one too. (more…)

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Ten signs you’d love to see on your next road trip

Whether you’re driving from Jo’burg to Durban or Cape Town, road trips can be boring affairs, with long stretches of highways and silence. So a comically ill-thought out or purposefully cheeky road sign can provide just the right light relief to make your journey that much more entertaining. Here are some of our favourites:

This is a familiar sight in South Africa, half of us don’t even know what street we on live any more.



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Great White Shark season is here


The Western Cape is known as one of the world’s top destinations for Great White Shark viewing and tourism due to the high number of sharks in our waters. The Cape winter months, June – August, are prime for shark viewing.


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5 South African Wine Regions You May Not Have Heard Of

Wine tasting in South Africa's alternative wine regionsBy now news has reached the outside world of South Africa’s impressive offering when it comes to wine. We really do have it all, from crisp whites like Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay to velvety reds like Merlot and Pinotage. Thinking about these wines inevitably has people imagining well-known regions like Stellenbosch, Paarl and Franschhoek, however, there is a mounting accoutrement of wine regions developing all over the country. (more…)

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Ways to give back this Mandela Day


This Friday, the 18th of July, would have marked Nelson Mandela’s 96th birthday. It is also the first Mandela Day that we are celebrating since he passed away last year, making it an even more meaningful occasion.

The United Nations declared July 18th as Nelson Mandela International Day in November 2009 in recognition of Mandela’s “values and his dedication to the service of humanity.” The celebration of Mandela Day is a global call to action for people to recognise that each person has the power to change the world in some small way.


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8 things you’ll only see in Africa


Africa is a pretty crazy place. Some call it a land of ‘extremes’ – extremely rich in resources, extremely poor in money, extremely beautiful and extremely cruel. It is the birthplace of humanity and has the second largest population in the world, at just over one billion people. Here are some of the wild and wonderful things you might see when travelling Africa.




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Ten things to do with bored kids this holiday


Tired of hearing “I’m bored” and “there’s nothing to do”? Or are you feeling guilty seeing  your kids spending their holidays in front of the TV or computer every day? Well, the school holidays are not over just yet and there is still time to save the day. Here are a few ideas for cool things to do before the kids go back to school – whether you are just at home or visiting another city.



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Creative Inspiration in South African Destinations

creative escapes in South AfricaAs human beings, we are multi-faceted creatures and as such it is not just basic needs like food and shelter which ensure a satisfying existence. Along with relationships with other humans, like friends and family, it is also important that our spiritual and creative selves are fed, so to speak, if we want to live a happy and joyful life. (more…)

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What do you need to bring to the Grahamstown National Arts Festival?


The Grahamstown National Arts Festival is now officially an institution. This year marks the 40th anniversary since the inaugural festival was held in 1974 for the official opening of the 1820 Settlers National Monument.

This landmark edition offers a programme featuring some of past festival’s most accomplished alumni as well as a focus on fresh young artists with The Fringe and the Standard Bank Young Artists Awards. (more…)

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