Archive | South Africa

Cape Town

A Global Jet Set Capital There are a handful of highly cosmopolitan cities that decorate the global travel map – Rio, Sydney and Buenos Aires to name but a few – that all have in some way the attributes of beauty, grandeur, romance and fine living. The common perception of Africa, however, tends to preclude […]

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Highland Lodge, a Little Oasis in the Stormberg

Rating: The Eastern Cape is an odd landscape of high desert, alpine highlands and the soft hill country that falls away from the southern Drakensberg. Without the obvious open plains and thundering hooves appeal of the popular imagination, this region is no less intrinsically African than the Serengeti, or other iconic landscapes that speak so […]

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Amazian River Lodge, Underberg

Rating: The Umzimkulu River begins its journey in the highlands of the Drakensberg, reaching the ocean near Port Shepstone. In between it meanders through the hills and foothills of the Berg, a soft landscape of picturesque farms, grass clad hills and occasional copses of woodland. In the distance the ramparts of the Drakensberg Escarpment diminish […]

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KwaZulu/Natal South Coast

The South Coast, not what you would expect… There is a lot about South Africa that is distinctly un-African in character. I once read a rather caustic quip that the South African national transport infrastructure was, by world standards, impressive, and by African standards miraculous. I think this this is definitely true, certainly in regards […]

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Golfing in South Africa and Zimbabwe

The two great golfing nation of southern Africa – South Africa and Zimbabwe – both offer an unusual variety of golfing opportunities with some extremely unusual settings. From the Elephant Hills in Zimbabwe to the Wine Country of the Cape, world classes courses and links, as well as a great associated wildlife or fishing activities, […]

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Cultural Sites and Museums in Cape Town

City Bowl This is the name of the heart of Cape Town, the old town, and the Central Business District. It is pressed between Table Mountain, Signal Hill and the north facing Atlantic seaboard, and the commercial port and Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. Facing Table Bay and the V&A is the upmarket suburb of Waterkant, […]

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