Cape Town is a port city on South Africa’s southwest coast, on a peninsula beneath the imposing Table Mountain. Slowly rotating cable cars climb to the mountain’s flat top, from which there are sweeping views of the city, the busy harbour and boats heading for Robben Island, the notorious prison that once held Nelson Mandela, […]
Signal Hill, which connects Kloof Nek to Lion’s Head, in the distinctive shape of a lion’s rump, is one of the most famous spots in Cape Town for sundowners. Views from the 350m high summit are nothing short of spectacular, particularly at night, and picnic dinners with accompanying drinks are something of a capital pastime.
La Bruyere Farm is beautifully situated against the Witzenberg mountain range, approximately 9 km from Tulbagh – an attractive and historic town set in the Boland mountains less than an hour and a half from Cape Town.
Dining at Chris Erasmus’s Franschhoek restaurant is like feasting in a forest – albeit in a cabin with a fireplace. Along with his bearded team, the chef is helping to translate Franschhoek’s natural environs into a cuisine of its own.
The Matroosberg Nature Reserve lies 35 kilometres outside of Ceres on the farm Erfdeel – a working fruit, vegetable and protea farm, just two hours’ from Cape Town. Summer days are glorious, whilst there is almost a guarantee of snow in winter because of the altitude.
The Union Buildings form the official seat of the South African government and also house the offices of the President of South Africa. The grand Union buildings sit on Meintjies Kop and overlook the city of Pretoria. The Union Buildings were built from light sandstone and were designed by the architect Sir Herbert Baker in the English […]
At The Shoe Guest House in Ohrigstad, guests have access to the private swimming pool, communal braai (BBQ) area, pool table, games area and pub. The Tea Garden on site is open for breakfast and light meals throughout the day and dinner can be arranged on order.
The pass itself is incredibly beautiful. A wonderful place at which to stop, known as Dolphin Point, with views over the sea where the beaches seem to stretch for miles. Sighting dolphins is commonplace, and even whales during the winter months are not uncommon.
The views from Paarl Rock are nothing short of breath-taking, providing perfect backdrops for a hike or walk, and stunning photographs. Rock climbing is, naturally, a popular pastime for visitors to Paarl Rock. It is a relatively easy climb, manageable even by children that are somewhat used to exploring their surrounds. The height is impressive, and […]
Named after a rocky outcrop of the north coast believed to have been used by Shaka, the great Zulu chief, as a lookout, Shaka’s or Chaka’s Rock – depending to whom you are speaking – is today a small residential village and a wonderfully graceful stretch of sandy beach that is home to an inviting […]