Southernmost Tip of Africa iconic site
In 2002, the then municipal manager of Cape Agulhas municipality, Keith Jordaan, asked me for ideas to improve the area for tourism. I gave him three ideas: Create a world class, iconic site at Cape Agulhas to celebrate it as the southernmost tip of the African continent and where two oceans meet. Napier was a […]
One Wilderness you won’t want to be delivered from
With a network of lakes, rivers and dramatic hills set between the Indian Ocean and the Outeniqua Mountains, Wilderness is a unique destination. Often overlooked in favour of the nearby and much larger George and Knysna/Plettenberg Bay on either side, it is a destination in its own right. So don’t just drive through… stop and…
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://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u98dRjs2CHA
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…
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…
Ultimate Getaways near the southernmost tip of Africa
It was pure chance and serendipity that we ended up here… a blessing… Klipfontein Keep is simply a Wow! It lies between Bredasdorp and Struisbaai, looking across fields of bright yellow canola. It’s a self-catering lodge that exceeds all expectations. In a historic sense, a Keep is a fortified tower built within castles during the…
The Best Photo from a 6,000km trip around South Africa
This is one of the most inspiring artworks of recent memory in South Africa. It gripped me the first time I saw photographs of it. I just had to visit it when I realised it is just outside Howick in KwaZulu-Natal, where I spent one night on our travels. I met Nelson Mandela five times,…
Add Lionsrock to your bucket list.. an unforgettable experience
I’d never heard of Lionsrock Lodge & Big Cat Sanctuary before. I was visiting Bethlehem to see a friend and it was on the list of places she suggested I might stay at. Life would have been poorer if I hadn’t selected it. It was one of the most treasured experiences of my life! But…
Tsitsikamma Canopy Tours: a success story of home-grown heroes
Ashley Wentworth is an evangelist — about doing good and doing things the right way. And Stormsriver Adventures, the company he started in 1998 when he escaped the rat race in Cape Town, has probably achieved more than any other — through investing in people. Apart from being Fair Trade-accredited (one of the most onerous…
The most memorable & thought-provoking experience anywhere!
Much has been made of the fact that the earliest artifacts of modern man were discovered at Mossel Bay. So this is where modern man evolved, on the southern coast of the African continent. So what? Then do yourself a favour – a big favour – and go on Dr Peter Nilssen’s Point of Human…