Posts – Events

Franschhoek's Mystery Weekends – the perfect getaway

  • 28 July 2014 by Lynnette Johns

A weekend of bliss is on the cards for romantics and food and wine lovers, with two Franschhoek Mystery Weekends on the horizon. One is at the tail-end of winter and the second at the end of September, when it’s still cold enough to snuggle up yet warm enough to take an amble through the town.

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South African Tourism's Mandela Day

  • 18 July 2014

South African Tourism staff members and the cast of popular South African soapie Isidingo spent Nelson Mandela International Day at Abangani Enkosini children’s home in Alexandra.

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Wedding venues to suit all tastes

  • 17 July 2014 by Lynnette Johns

A venue and the bride’s dress are often highest on the list of priorities, so it’s good to know that when it comes to venues, South Africa is a treasure chest of perfect wedding destinations.

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South Africa's local markets

  • 14 July 2014 by Lethabo-Thabo Royds

There are a number of fantastic markets to choose from in South Africa. Some are informal, happening beachside or near popular tourist attractions, while others are more formal markets in buildings.

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Celebrate Bastille Day in Franschhoek

  • 09 July 2014 by Andrea Weiss

Franschhoek seldom needs an excuse for a festival, but one of its favourites is its Bastille Day celebration, now in its 21st year.

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Jackson Hlungwani’s artworks live on

  • 08 July 2014 by Daphney Mngomeni

The late Jackson Hlungwani has been described as legendary and is recognised across the world for his artistic sculptures.

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Fashion and fun at the Durban July

  • 07 July 2014 by Lethabo-Thabo Royds

The Vodacom Durban July took place this past Saturday, 5 July 2014. There was fantastic hospitality, interesting fashion interpretations of the ‘Big Screen’ theme, lots of fun and, of course, horse racing.

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Durban July 2014: The fashion, the field and the fun

The 2014 Vodacom Durban July takes place at Greyville Racecourse on Saturday 5 July. The theme for this year’s event is ‘The Big Screen’, and this gives pundits the chance to upstage the many celebrities who will be attending the event.

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Enjoy a night of stargazing at Maropeng

Did you know that Mars’ sky is pink, that the Evening Star is actually a planet, or that Jupiter has over 60 moons?

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Comrades Marathon 2014: results and pictures

  • 01 June 2014 by Tara Turkington and Stuart Buchanan

The Comrades Marathon started as a tribute to the South African soldiers who lost their lives during World War I. Since then, it has become a South African long-distance running race of legend and its popularity as an ultra-marathon has spread around the world.

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