Monday, April 22, 2019

A town of two halves

Wilderness is a town of “two halves” bisected by the N2. Inland is the lagoon or “old” Wilderness, while foreign investors and the Johnny-come-latelies have gravitated to the dunes that abut the main beach.

Antbear Lodge

I like Andrew, even if he is a self-confessed “dictator”. I like what he and Conny have done and why they did it. If you want a hotel, knock yourself out. If you want something unique, laidback, and relaxing, come here.

Botanical Bounty

Gondwana - Fynbos Conservation Experience
With the richest temperate flora in the world and a myriad of rare, critically endangered species, Gondwana Game Reserve has a new surprise activity to go with their special from May to August!

West Coast hiking trails

Guests can walk along farm roads, pop in at the Turn & Slip pub (originally the bakery) watch waterfowl on the banks of the Berg River in spring, and admire wildflowers in late winter

Morgan Bay

With wide open spaces, miles of beaches and the wild rocky coastline, visitors can go horse riding, mountain biking, hiking, fishing or just laze in the sun. We walked, rode to Kei Mouth, and relaxed

Village Vibe

There's magic in Clarens amid the mountainous swells of the Rooiberge and Maloti. And the route past the bucolic beauty of the vast highland plains with cows and sheep safely grazing and sunflowers in sway, is sublime. Just ‘pas op’ for the potholes!

Hang Ten in KZN

Standing on our porch, toast and coffee in hand, we watch the waves wrap around the point. We  make our way to the beach where fishermen line the shore. The sea is clear and warm. We paddle out and reach the waves we’ve dreamt of for so long. We see fish swimming beneath us.

Caving Inn

ROXANNE REID succumbs to the life of a troglodyte with a little luxury thrown in

SA Bike Fest 2019 !

Margate will again play host to hundreds of motorcyclists and friends with good food, great music and an awesome vibe at the South Coast Bike Fest 2019, writes Colin Windell

A tale of two wetlands

JIM FREEMAN twitches the days away in Elands Bay and Wilderness

Grape Escape

ADRIAN  RORVIK  has had some fine times at Val Du Charron Wine and Olive Estate

Railbus on the right track

A new transport option for commuters looks set to change the face of the tourist industry, writes COLIN WINDELL

On yer bike!

LANA JACOBSON reports on cycle routes in Johannesburg

Tranquil Haven

ROXANNE REID visits Mosaic – a private sanctuary in the Overberg

The Otter Trail

The magnificent coastal scenery of the Tsitsikamma National Park makes GERO LILLEIKE appreciate every second of life

On tour with Cayenne

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Stars of Sandstone 2019

TILLY SMITH DIX  reveals some of what's in store in next year's fun festival of steam, oxen, and history that thrills all ages in South Africa’s Eastern Free State

On The Side

As a boy I rode in the sidecar of an uncle in Durban just after the war, and I never forgot the exhilaration of being out in the open with wind rushing through my hair and everything flashing past.

Mmakuba Lodge opens

Just a two-hour drive from OR Tambo International Airport, Mmakuba Lodge offers a family-friendly, malaria-free safari experience

Drakensberg Hideaway

Ardmore Guest Farm in the 'Berg is expanding a little. JAMES SIDDALL's pays an umpteenth visit

Get your kicks on the R36!

BRIDGET HILTON BARBER’s favourite Limpopo road trips