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
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
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
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
It's a still-and-sunny Saturday afternoon, golden light bathes the bush, the smell of Renosterveld fynbos and dust is in the air as we silently approach a wild cheetah family gorged on a recently felled eland. The family (mother and kids) are lethargic stuffed full of the kill and sensibly enjoying an afternoon rest up after their large family lunch.
By Ruth Cooper 17 Sep 2014 10:54
Copies of The Hollywood Reporter magazine in the lounge at Coopmanhuijs Hotel, in Stellenbosch, seem out of place among the books on wine, art and the historic treasures of the area.
By Brian Berkman 29 Aug 2014 10:27
Following a knockout stay at the historic and charming Coopmanshuijs Hotel in the heart of Stellenbosch, Contributing Editor Brian Berkman asked vivacious general manager Ilzebet Oosthuizen for her 10 Things She Loves About Stellenbosch...
By Brian Berkman 22 Aug 2014 09:35
Mandela Rhodes Place, part of the Three Cities hotel group, is situated opposite the St George's Cathedral in the energetic heart of the Mother City. Not the average 'hotel feel', Mandela Rhodes Place was born out of the restoration and integration of four historic buildings around a contemporary tower block.
By Ilse van den Berg 18 Aug 2014 11:04
"A fashionable retreat which blends a cosmopolitan lifestyle with relaxation." That is how Mövenpick refers to its Jumeirah Beach hotel, and I can vouch for that 100%.
By Gabbi Brondani 12 Aug 2014 12:50