Category: Great towns

  • 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…

  • They’re so in it to win it!

    I just love it when a town is positive and filled with pride.  I visited Graaff-Reinet recently and the town’s pride is palpable.  And the following message just received shows one example of their community spirit: Friends, fellow Graaff-Reinetters, Eastern Capers, or where ever you are in South Africa – Please help Graaff-Reinet win the…