Things ewe never kn'ewe about South African place names, by Ann Gadd, and reviewed by Motoring Editor Henrie Geyser, takes you from Baardskeerdersbos to Tweebuffelsmeteenskootmorsdoodgeskietfontein - and all points between...
By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 18 Feb 2015 07:50
With the rapid growth of the travel and tourism industry, there is also an increasing need amongst both travel professionals and consumers to reduce the negative impacts of travel, bring economic benefits to communities, and preserve the cultural heritage and natural resources of any destination - this is known as responsible tourism...
By Evan-Lee Courie 10 Feb 2015 13:39
Look most South African wine farms are pretty easy on the eye: rolling hills, flourishing vineyards, historical buildings, you know the deal. However Laborie Wine Farm in the heart of Paarl has surely got to be, at least, making it through to the final rounds of the wine farm beauty pageants.
By Ruth Cooper 10 Feb 2015 10:20
Situated at Nederburg's fine wine estate, The Red Table Restaurant is the epitome of everything classically and charmingly old world. Part of the historical Manor House completed in 1800, it feels as if one has been teleported back to a time when gentlemen wore monocles...
By Ruth Cooper 18 Nov 2014 12:35
Rocktail Bay takes it name from a ship that was wrecked there. That wreck might have happened during a storm - the sort of storm that Noah might have encountered - the sort of storm that reminds us that nature is not necessarily benign...
By Brian Berkman 13 Nov 2014 08:29
Pre- and post-massage selfies are good indicators of how good a treatment may be. Sans the crazy hair, my selfie post enjoying the Queen Victoria Hotel's newly opened Sanctuary Signature Spa's Mama Africa treatment did well to show the relaxing benefits that this caring treatment offers.
By Ruth Cooper 4 Nov 2014 13:00
Four star-graded hotels gained sudden favour with government employees when staying at five-star establishments was considered too wasteful while the three star-offering and below seemed relegated to the budget traveller looking for the no-frills stay.
By Brian Berkman 4 Nov 2014 09:16
If, like me, you've never heard of Pietrasanta, a small village 4km inland from the resorts of the Tyrrhenian Sea on Italy's west coast...
By Marcus Brewster 16 Oct 2014 10:19
As most people probably should know, our beloved Mother City was rated number one on the prestigious New York Times' 52 Places to go in 2014 list. She just somehow never disappoints. This of course has resulted in many, many new and returning travellers wanting to explore and soak up everything Cape Town has to offer.
By Ilse van den Berg 16 Oct 2014 09:44
We took advantage of the flood damage to properties in Franschhoek to inveigle a return invitation to one of my favourite hotels, Le Quartier Francais.
By Brian Berkman 29 Sep 2014 11:19