Robertson was founded in 1853 and named after the Scottish Dutch Reformed Church Minister, Dr William Robertson. Situated in the fertile Robertson valley, the region is known as the valley of wine and roses. This town is famous for many of its facets, one being the longest wine route in the world, stretching from Cape [...]
Sunette Nel in Destinations & Provinces on May 17, 2011
About 400km from Cape Town, in the north-western part of our country and at the foot of the Hantam Mountains, lays Calvinia. Hantam, being a Khoi word meaning “where the red bulbs grow“, owing to the fact that this region is totally transformed into a luscious flower carpet, in the spring time. This town was [...]
The month of May has lots in store! Here are only a few of the many exciting events awaiting you.
Riebeek Valley Olive Festival
When: 7-8 May 2011
Where: Riebeek Kasteel
What better place to celebrate life and good food than at the largest olive festival in the Cape. This is the tenth annual Olive [...]
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.
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, 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 [...]