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  • Montagu – Reasons to linger longer

    Karoo Adventures had an open day for their new ZIP slide on the Wagonwheels 4×4 route in the Koo valley on Saturday!  The ZIP slide traverses a gorge with steel cables for almost a kilometer of the most extraordinary scenery in the Karoo.  Truly big sky country, mountain range after mountain range into the far […]

  • Cape Town shortlisted for World Design Capital 2014

    Montreal (Canada) – Following deliberations on 9 June 2011, the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (Icsid) has the pleasure to announce on behalf of the members of the World Design Capital® (WDC) Selection Committee that the cities of Bilbao (Spain), Cape Town (South Africa) and Dublin (Ireland) have been selected as the three…

  • June 18th, 2011 — Viva the Republic!

    As the sky lanterns drifted perilously near the thatched roof of the Drostdy Museum, the Revolution of Swellendam looked like it may begin with the sort of conflagration that would hit International Press, as some of the oldest buildings in South Africa were in danger of burning down in dramatic fashion.  But the wind lifted…

  • James Bond 007 saves the world in Cape Town

    In the new novel James Bond returns with his trademark wit, charm and Carte Blanche status in this thrill a minute novel by Jeffrey Deaver. Racing around the globe, our suave super spy finds himself in none other than Cape Town, South Africa. With the help of a feisty police inspector in the SAPS, he…

  • Best deal! R999 for airfare, accommodation & car hire

    Cape Town and the Western Cape has just become that much more affordable with a special offer for 2 nights, which includes flights (from Johannesburg only), accommodation and car hire, for only R999 per person sharing. This is but one of the great specials available as part of Cape Town Routes Unlimited’s esCape to the…

  • Rental market in Cape Town central city holds its own

    According to senior leasing and investment consultant, Ian Grant, of the Eris Property Group, the total vacancy level in the Cape Town CBD is 9.3%. This compares very favourably against the overall vacancy figures for Century City (at 10.2%) or Claremont (14.7%). Bellville has a vacancy of 6.25% because of corporate giants Sanlam and Metropolitan,…

  • Beer & food pairing

    Christmas lunch is the perfect opportunity to arouse gastronomic pleasures with an appropriate beer and traditional food pairing. For a festive feast with a twist, why not pair some traditional dishes with your favourite beer this year? Beer is usually relegated to boerie rolls at the rugby or the summer braai. But beer is much…

  • What’s eWaste?

    It’s not often that we just post the content of emails that we receive, but here’s one that’s really interesting and deserves to be shared: What’s E-waste? Anything that uses electricity and becomes redundant changes into e-waste. This includes all computers, entertainment electronics, mobile phones, household appliances, office appliances etc. E-waste is a popular, informal…

  • StreetSmart SA wins Skål EcoTourism Award

    StreetSmart SA, a Cape Town based non profit organization, has won the international 2010 Skål EcoTourism Award for uplifting the lives of street children by raising funds in support of social integration and educational programmes through a network of city and winelands restaurants. The 2010 Skål EcoTourism Award was presented to Margi Biggs, Chairperson of…

  • aSCAREium & online tickets from Two Oceans Aquarium

    Tickets to the Two Oceans Aquarium can now be purchased via its website (www.aquarium.co.za). As an introductory offer, online tickets can be purchased at a discounted rate of 10% off the normal entrance fees. Tickets purchased online are valid for 90 days from the date of purchase as opposed to being valid only for the…