Once a year, the quiet town of Richmond in the central Karoo is invaded by writers, readers, bibliophiles and literati of all creeds and colours. The reason for such an influx of often bookish and frequently extravagant literates is of cause the Boekbedonnerd Festival, an annual celebration of Richmond’s status as South Africa’s first Booktown.
Far from the beaten track, hidden between the towering peaks of the Swartberg Mountains, lies a remote valley. Those who wish to travel to this fabled vale have to leave the comforts of tar roads behind and endure the dusty hair-bend turns of the seemingly endless dirt road that meanders river-like down the mountains. It [...]
Sunette Nel in Accommodation & Specials on April 20, 2011
It is that time of the year again when it seems that the whole tourism industry is in the same mode, “rev up and go”. In our office it is no different and I long for the peace and quiet my travels afford me, away from phones and the general hub of the city.
Jacoline Williams in Accommodation & Specials
, Destinations & Provinces on April 15, 2011
Most of you might not have heard of this gorgeous little village, 15km from Knysna in the heart of the Garden Route. Buffelsbaai is neatly tucked away in the Goukamma Marine Reserve on a grassy peninsula.
Buffelsbaai is a real holiday destination, with predominantly holiday homes it can get real busy over holiday periods. It [...]
Sunette Nel in Accommodation & Specials on April 13, 2011
On route from Bloemfontein to Cape Town I decided to make Three Sisters my stop-over destination. However as I did not want to stay at the usual accommodation along the N1 mostly frequented by travellers, I opted rather for the peace and tranquillity of the Three Sisters Guest Farm which is owned by by Johan [...]
The Garden Route is a spectacular and picturesque tourist region in the Southern Cape and Tsitsikamma lies in the heart of it.
Tsitsikamma is a mountainous region with secluded valleys meaning “place of much water”. It lies between the sea and the Tsitsikamma Mountains and stretches from the Bloukrans River in the west to the [...]
The Cape Namibia Route stretches from the lovely mother city in the south to the outstretched planes of Namibia further north. This route has a unique combination of activities, found nowhere else and guarantees to involve young and old.
Cape Town, also known as the mother city, is the place where two of the world’s [...]
In 1884, young immigrant Scot, James Logan, purchased land at “a place calledMatjesfontein“, an insignificant railway halt in the depths of the Karoo. Today also known as Matjiesfontein Village. The Cape Government Railways had, by then, reached the Kimberley diamond fields, and – following Cecil Rhodes’ vision of the “road to the North”, his dream [...]
With more than a half million South African families spending their holidays at ATKV resorts there surely has to be enough reasons. With a variety of accommodation – the grading of which vary from two to four stars, these resorts caters for all budgets. Set in some of the most beautiful parts of the country [...]
Sunette Nel in Annual Events & Festivals on April 1, 2011
Lots of exciting events to look forward this April!
ABSA Klein Karoo Nationale Kunstefees
When: 2-9 April 2011 Where: Oudtshoorn
Come and join us at the 17th KKNK, where Arts come together!
Joburg Art Fair
When: 15-17 April 2011 Where: Sandton Convention Centre
This is the third annual Art Fair, and has come to be [...]