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  • Queen Mary 2 and Cape Town’s cruise liner season

    Queen Mary 2 arrived in Cape Town today and departs tomorrow for a one-day stop in Port Elizabeth, before continuing to Mauritius.

  • The most exciting place & space ever to open in Cape Town

    Without any doubt, the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa will — in September 2017 — become the most exciting space and place to have ever opened in Cape Town. CNN reported that it will make Cape Town the contemporary art capital of the world. httpv://

  • What is your favourite Drive in SA?

    Deciding on the Most Beautiful Drive in South Africa is no easy task!  Clarence Drive – between Gordons Bay and Rooi Els, alongside mountains and ocean – should be on any shortlist. And so could the Long Tom Pass and Blyde River Canyon in Mpumalanga, Magoesbaskloof in Limpopo, and… well, why don’t you let us…

  • A breakfast ride on Boschendal Estate

    When most people are stuck in their car in the traffic, or staring at their laptop screen, I went for a breakfast ride up the slopes of Drakenstein mountain on Boschendal Farm.  Is there a better way to start the day?

  • What’s in a name? Everything!

    Only politicians, bureaucrats and the foolish think that when they choose a name to brand a destination, they have the makings of a successful brand. They usually choose what they regard as a “safe” name, catering for all interests, ignoring everything that is already well-established. And without the budgets of Unilever or SA Breweries, or …

  • Could Elgin become SA’s adventure capital?

    Why is Elgin so often overlooked as a destination? Revisiting Elgin after a long time with a media group really got me thinking. It’s so close to the city, especially the Helderberg suburbs; it has spectacular scenery and natural beauty; there are wine estates of renown; and there are so many vibey places to go. …

  • Do you travel to be inspired? Or for a home-away-from-home?

    So many accommodation establishments like to describe themselves as a “home away from home” in their publicity material… but is that what people travel for?  Don’t people travel to experience something different?  Something that is a lasting memory?  To talk about and share with friends? Please tell us what you think by voting in our…

  • A Treasure Trove!

    If you’re driving on the R45 from the N1 towards Franschhoek, there’s a rather unprepossessing building alongside the Total garage before the Boschendal turnoff with some bric-a-brac outside.  Stop!  And explore inside.  Koöperasie Stories is a treasure trove!  And it’s open seven days a week.

  • Towns & villages need help!

    When I met Dupré Lombaard, a professional planner, soon after he took up his position as Stellenbosch municipality’s executive director of economic development & tourism, he started our meeting by saying how fortunate he had been at his first professional job to work with David Jack and Peter de Tolly at the City of Cape…

  • Categorising towns will be the real tourism game-changer!

    Not all towns are tourism towns and some towns will never become tourism towns.  I first mentioned the need for towns to be categorised in “Tourism will never be Helen Zille’s game-changer until there are lots of changes.”  In response to another article where I said Montagu is not a tourist town (because most businesses…