Events and Things to Do in South Africa

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Sitting on a Gold Mine

Sitting on a Gold Mine

There's gold in them thar hills, between the towns of Lydenburg and Sabie. You just have to know where to look.

by Rebecca 10/05/2016

Conquering Table Mountain

Conquering Table Mountain

Following in the footsteps of intrepid explorers and leaders of legendary expeditions into vast, unknown wildernesses, a few weekends ago we decided to hike up Table Mountain. Two words: 'Wow' and 'ouch'. But mostly just 'Wowwww...'.

by Rebecca 22/09/2015

The Village Idiot

The Village Idiot

Skinny jeans, cardigans and beards optional, laid back attitudes and healthy appetites essential.

by Rebecca 31/08/2015

My Big Fat Whale, Wine and Wors Tour

My Big Fat Whale, Wine and Wors Tour

Weird, wonderful and uniquely South African, there are no wine flies on the Wine Lords.

by Rebecca 24/08/2015

Quaint and quirky; The Bathurst Country Affair

Quaint and quirky; The Bathurst Country Affair

Follow in the footsteps of the 1820 settlers and spend a weekend amongst the pineapples and alpacas, checking out the curious countryside festivities in the quirky, picturesque, Eastern Cape village of Bathurst.

by Rebecca 05/08/2015

Spring is in the air...

Spring is in the air...

It may just be wishful thinking, but I'm sure Spring must be coming... And with it, Flower Season.

by Rebecca 28/07/2015

Winelands Chocolate Festival

Winelands Chocolate Festival

Winelands. Chocolate. Festival. I rest my case.

by Rebecca 23/07/2015

Panoramically re-Routing

Panoramically re-Routing

Don't make the mistake of being in too much of a hurry to get to Kruger. Take the slow route around the heart-achingly beautiful Panorama Route instead and stop off for some 'lekker boere kos' at the Potluck Bush Kitchen.

by Rebecca 15/07/2015

Four and Twenty

Four and Twenty

Sing a song of (OK, slightly more than) sixpence at Four and Twenty Cafe and Pantry in Chelsea Village, Wynberg, a 'mystically delicious' local treasure in the 'burbs.

by Rebecca 09/07/2015

The Lighthouse Family

The Lighthouse Family

When bitter roast-related disappointment leads to a change of plan, a welcome grin, great atmosphere and a delicious meal, you know the gods of Sunday lunches are looking out for you.

by Rebecca 29/06/2015

  
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