Author Archives: Bronwyn Mantel

Ways To Celebrate Freedom Day In Cape Town



This year, on April 27 2016, celebrates the 22nd anniversary of  our country’s first democratic, post-Apartheid election. Every year, we honour equality on Freedom Day, a day we enjoy alongside our fellow man, irrespective of race, creed, or sex.

If you’re in Cape Town and looking for new ways to commemorate Freedom Day, take a look at our list of things you should take part in.


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A Guide To Durban’s Best Sunset Hotspots

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While the arrival of winter means getting home from work in darkness for most South Africans, Durban is one of those lucky cities which gets minimally affected by the changing of the seasons. Although Durbanites may don a light jersey from time-to-time, the temperature remains warm enough to continue to enjoy a myriad of outdoor activities.

If you like nothing better than watching the sunset while on the beach, exercising on the promenade, or dining at a beachside restaurant; here are Durban’s hotspots.


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Top Ten Winter Activities in Johannesburg


Summer is at its end, which means that short sleeved shirts and board shorts will soon be replaced by layers of clothing, beanies and scarves. However, the approach of Winter doesn’t mean that one has to hibernate in front of the television.

To keep you and your kids busy and active, we have come up with ten of the best winter activities in Johannesburg.


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Places To See The Snow This Winter

Matroosberg snow
While many have only dreamt of experiencing a white wonderland, there are places in South Africa where one can go see the snow.

These areas will have you making snow angels with the kids, skiing, or embarking on mountainous hikes to reach snow-capped peaks.


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Road Trip Down The Cape Route 62

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Route 62, known to wine connoisseurs and lovers of the road-less-travelled, is often overlooked by the typical motorist en route to other parts of the country. For the fortunate few who take the time to explore; a treasure trove of rich, cultural experiences, majestic scenery, food and of course, world-acclaimed varietals of wine can be found right at your fingertips.

Named after the iconic US Route 66, the Cape Route 66 will take you along the longest wine route in the Western Cape, and some may contend the world. It may come as no surprise to the reader, then, that some of South Africa’s leading wine producers can be found in the region.

If you’re planning an off-the-beaten-track weekend getaway, we have made your lives a little easier by providing you with a comprehensive guide on what you can do, where you can eat, stay, and, of course, the best restaurants and wineries to sip on smooth reds and dry white wines in Barrydale, Robertson, Bonnievale and Oudtshoorn.


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Events to look forward to for Human Rights Day

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Human Rights Day is almost upon us, falling this year on Monday 21 March 2016. This important South African holiday serves as both a reminder of the happenings at the Sharpeville massacre and celebrates Africa’s dedication toward striving for democracy and equality.

If you’re looking to find new ways of commemorating this national public holiday, here is a round-up of events happening in South Africa that will get you into the festive spirit of Ubuntu.

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South African Wine Events

wine tasting

Whether you’re a wine connoisseur or enjoy a smooth red or dry white on the odd occasion, you’ll agree that nothing beats a glass(or bottle) of the good stuff after a long day. If you enjoy sipping and swirling on the finest varietals around, then you’d best not miss out on these prestigious wine-related events.


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Beaufort West: not just a Klein Karoo Dorp


Envision this scenario, you’re travelling on the N1 en route to Cape Town from Bloemfontein and you encounter a sign that welcomes you to the town of Beaufort West. You ignore it as you normally would, having dubbed it as a town not worth exploring, or if you do make a pit stop here, it’s to stock up on padkos and refuel at the petrol station. What most people don’t realise is that this is no ordinary Karoo Dorpie, but what is harboured in this quaint town are rich, historical findings, a thriving eco-tourism sector, an abundance of activity and incomparable scenic beauty.


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Back-to-School Weekend Activities for the Kids


It’s back-to-school for most scholars, a time when young children have to sit in stuffy classrooms, yearning for break time where they can give their heat-addled brains a bit of fresh air, or play a game of soccer with their friends.

Weekends during summertime should be spent outdoors, where children run amok and bask in the sunshine. While shopping is a typical weekend activity in Johannesburg,  we have compiled a list of kid-friendly events to get the youngsters out of those air-conditioned malls with these active, outdoor-based activities.


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Free Accommodation Reaches R3 Million!

It’s official, we have reached yet another milestone, The Sleeping-OUT Free Accommodation Programme has reached the R3 Million mark!



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