Posts – Attractions

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.

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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?’

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A ride to remember at the Harties Cableway

  • February 24, 2013 by Stuart Dickinson

The green cable car lurches forward, and the lower station at Hartbeespoort Cableway soon becomes a small blip on the beautiful landscape as we ascend one of the oldest mountain ranges in the world.

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Hanover cure

Hanover is a small village in the Karoo that markets itself as an oasis for N1 travellers on the Jo’burg-Cape Town run.

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Steaming off to Sandstone Estates

The first time I saw one of the famous Sandstone Estates steam trains, I was driving down from Clarens to Ficksburg in the Eastern Free State.

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The Fairy Realm of Hogsback

The Fairy Realm in Hogsback embodies the otherworldly atmosphere of the village.

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Best places to buy souvenirs…

An insider’s guide to buying souvenirs when visiting South Africa.

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Bass-fishing spots for beginners

There are many dams around South Africa where you can catch a bass worth photographing ... even if you are a beginner or a substandard fisherman like me.

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Goose-wrangling in Bedford

Bedford in the summertime is a garden-lover’s delight. Streets have become tree-tunnels, backyards have transformed themselves into lush gardens, and the river that flows by is gurgling happily.

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Take me to your mo

As a mid-Karoo stop-over, Hillston Farm near Middelburg in the Eastern Cape is a great place to take the family.

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