Archive for category: South Africa

/ May 23, 2017 7:21 AM

Some Temptations One Should Never Resist – De Hoek Appreciates This Truth… | Guest Blog by @r_kambule

This was my second visit following the most delightful 5 course dinner I had at The Conservatory Restaurant last October – see my blog “A Long Celebration of Life @De Hoek” www.rempo.joburg I got to stay in the night and confirmed why I fell in love with this elegant country hotel tucked in Magaliesberg on my first visit. I’m still enchanted by the dreamy driveway leading to the hotel parking, then the dramatic staircase towards the reception area. A river runs through the property… called Magalies River with a charming driveway that I mistook for a guest walk-way the last [&hellip

/ May 18, 2017 11:29 AM

Family Friendly Getaways & Activities in South Africa | #TravelChatSA re-cap

Planning Family Getaway in South Africa? If you missed #TravelChatSA last night with all the tips and suggestions below you’ll find a re-cap of top activities and getaways:   STAY:  A2: Activities & room size & location. We love the facilities at @Piekenierskloof #TravelChatSA https://t.co/8GkV2fRwIS pic.twitter.com/UnH89RYHhe — West Coast Way (@WestCoastWaySA) May 17, 2017 A4 There is something for everyone at @lalibela_GR, a safari holiday in a malaria-free area @TravelChatSA #TravelChatSA pic.twitter.com/PwRzT3zvXU — Pembury Tours (@Pembury_Tours) May 17, 2017 A4) To enjoy the game drives, bush walks and bird watching @TravelChatSA #TravelChatSA pic.twitter.com/7qTDmWvt9l — Mhondoro Game Lodge (@MhondoroLodge) May 17, [&hellip

/ May 15, 2017 4:13 PM

Sea Point’s new addition: MOJO Market | Cape Town, South Africa

Mojo Market is a new 7-day-a-week food and lifestyle market which recently opened in Sea Point, Cape Town. It offers a mix of 45 designer stalls and with over 25 food vendors (including Baskin Robbins, Earth Fire Pizza and more) and it’s a fantastic addition to the Neighborhood. One can also enjoy: 3 bars, great coffee shops, entertainment; GoNow bikes for hire, and WiFi.   Opening times:  The market is open 7 days a week from 9am until 10pm (bars closing a bit later) Address: 30 Regent Rd, Sea Point, Cape Town, 8060, South Africa For updates follow on Facebook.   Images [&hellip

/ May 12, 2017 3:15 PM

32 Reasons why We Love South Africa (based on #TravelChatSA)

Our last #TravelChatSA was #ProudlySouthAfrican as we shouted to the world #LocalTravelisLekker (based on blog series by @tulipandphoenix / tulipsandphoenixes.co.za). Below list of 32 reasons why we love South Africa.: So much to do here! A1 There is SO much for us to see and do – right here on our own doorstep #localtravelislekker #travelchatsa #southafrica pic.twitter.com/2mg663ZuRl — The Social Needia (@thesocialneedia) May 10, 2017 2. Our Sunsets are Amazing A1 We love the sunsets most! #LocalTravelisLekker #TravelChatSA Image: @KichakaLodge pic.twitter.com/9zZDtwS5hS — 360 Online Marketing (@SolidBrands) May 10, 2017 3. History & Heritage A1) SA has the best weather, incredible landscapes & amazing [&hellip

/ May 11, 2017 7:15 AM

Steenberg winter escape in Constantia vineyards.

Escape the winter blues for a haven of tranquility in the vineyards and take advantage of fabulous seasonal offers at Steenberg, the Cape’s first registered farm just 30 minutes from the bustling heart of Cape Town. Wrapped in gracious, understated luxury and steeped in history dating back to 1682, the 24-room, 5-star boutique hotel and rejuvenating spa, top notch cuisine at two signature restaurants, remarkable wines, and an 18-hole championship golf course make Steenberg Farm a complete leisure destination in idyllic Constantia. For the perfect retreat from the fast paced world, Steenberg has a tailor-made winter experience to suit your [&hellip

/ May 2, 2017 7:08 AM

Guest Farm Experience with Great Activities – De Zeekoe | Oudtshoorn, South Africa

De Zeekoe Guest Farm is one of those places that steals your heart and leaves you with dreams of returning. This after only one visit. That’s exactly what happened to us. We have visited De Zeekoe about 8 years ago, after moving to South Africa. We set off on our first Klein Karoo experience. The Farm, surrounded by the famous Swartberg and Outeniqua mountains is situated only 7km outside Oudtshoorn. We were excited to return, especially hearing about all exciting changes and upgrades. First impression is always the most important. On arrival we were warmly welcomed by the cordial and [&hellip

/ Apr 20, 2017 5:01 PM

The modern touch, the history and everything we loved about Turbine Boutique Hotel & Spa | Knysna

Hospitality is to provide a unique experience for guests. Successful hospitality does this and goes that unexpected extra mile. After all it’s the small things that make the difference and the reason for return guests. The Turbine Boutique Hotel & Spa in Knysna offers all this & more. Let me tell you about our experience… Knysna is one of my favorite towns. It was one of the first towns I visited, when moving to South Africa. I instantly fell in love. We are frequent visitors to Knysna, yet surprisingly never to Thesen Island, where the Turbine Hotel is located. It [&hellip

/ Apr 15, 2017 8:06 AM

Easter Greetings from Travel Opulent Box & #TravelChatSA

Easter brings us hope, may it linger in our hearts forever. Here’s wishing you a very Happy Easter

/ Apr 13, 2017 12:42 AM

Montagu Country Hotel – Gourmet Destination on the #Route62 | Montagu, South Africa

Route 62 is one of the most breathtaking Routes in South Africa loved by both Locals and Visitors to our beautiful country. Rightly so, as it was recently announced as one of “World’s top 10 Road Trips” by CNN (read here), We have yet again had the pleasure of driving the route. Our first stop the beautiful Montagu Country Hotel  , Montagu , Western Cape, nestled between the stunning Langeberg mountain ranges. The Hotel is conveniently located in the heart of Montagu. It is within walking distance to shops, markets, galleries and restaurants. On top of that, it is surrounded by scenic [&hellip

/ Apr 3, 2017 12:30 AM

Escape winter to a cosy mountain idyll at La Petite Ferme

Stay, sip, savour and see with special limited offers at Franschhoek retreat 1 May to 30 September 2017 Take your annual hibernation to a new level – and different location – this winter with the ultimate winelands escape at La Petite Ferme, the intimate mountainside estate that overlooks the Franschhoek Valley. La Petite Ferme has put together an extra special attraction to turn the sedentary humdrum into a comfort getaway in the lap of great hospitality. Their ultimate winter escape packages – available from 1 May until 30 September – invite you to make the estate your home in one [&hellip