Posts – Attractions

Winter getaways to beat the big chill

Our choice of options for winter getaways in South Africa…


Zulu road

On a road trip from Durban to Kosi Bay, which takes more days than I budget for, I seem to bounce from face to face, rather than from place to place.


Hang your hat in Hoedspruit

  • March 12, 2013 by Stuart Dickinson

Hoedspruit is a mecca for any wildlife enthusiast, but this small, bustling agricultural town of Limpopo is far more than just a Big Five destination.


Wild about flowers

I have been going to the Mapungubwe National Park and World Heritage Site for years, but on a recent trip I really noticed its wild flowers for the first time.


Cape Town TripAdvisor accolades in 2013

Users of TripAdvisor, the world’s most popular travel advice website, once again rate Cape Town’s attractions and establishments very highly.


Window to an underwater world

  • March 07, 2013 by Stuart Buchanan

As a resident of Cape Town, I’m lucky enough to be able to visit one of the city’s best attractions as often as I like. And I do. But even if you’re only in the Mother City for a few days, be sure to include the Two Oceans Aquarium on your to-do list.


Under milkwood

The little village of Wilderness sits in the heart of South Africa’s famous Garden Route. Expect golden beaches, indigenous forests, lakes and estuaries, all brimming with bird and marine life.


In the company of giants: Limpopo’s Champion Trees

  • February 28, 2013 by Kate Rau

The moist undergrowth beneath my feet flattens with a wet squelch as I slip-slop along an overgrown forest path. In seconds the green carpet rises up again, erasing all tracks while I amble further into the dense forest.


Nosing around a country store

It’s cosmos season in the Eastern Free State and there, among the blooms, is this incredible old general dealer trading store and restaurant at a place called Verkykerskop.


The greatest show on Earth

  • February 26, 2013 by Janet Berger

One of the most frequently asked questions, when people hear that we have a holiday home in the Drakensberg, is, ‘But what on earth do you do there?’