5 Reasons to Visit Cape Town’s Castle of Good Hope

The Castle of Good Hope is unlikely to be top of your list when visiting Cape Town.  After all, it has to compete with the mountain*, the infamous island*, the abundance of vineyards and craft breweries, beautiful nature and beaches and superb restaurants, copious shops, sunset cruises and the stunning new Museum of Contemporary African … Continue reading 5 Reasons to Visit Cape Town’s Castle of Good Hope

24 Hours in Hermanus – You’ll Have a Whale of a Time

There is a vast swathe of the jagged southern coastline of South Africa that is prime whale watching territory. The small coastal town of Hermanus has the advantage that it perches on low cliffs fringing deep Walker Bay, offering excellent land based whale watching. The town's fortuitous position means it has been rated as one … Continue reading 24 Hours in Hermanus – You’ll Have a Whale of a Time

The Escape Room Phenomenon hits South Africa

I’m always looking for new things to do and now I've found a great way to escape FROM Johannesburg IN Johannesburg. Escape rooms (also known as puzzle rooms) are already massively popular in many big cities around the world.  Johannesburg, South Africa is no exception.  Here's our list of Johannesburg's Escape Rooms.  Which one will you … Continue reading The Escape Room Phenomenon hits South Africa

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How to Spend 36 Hours IN Cape Town

Visit Cape Town: We saw scary squirrels, survived a zombie apocalypse and experienced credit card fraud. Seriously though, there is so much to see and do in the Mother City, you'll be spoiled for choice... Here's how we spent 36 hours in Cape Town. Following on from the posts 48 Hours AROUND Cape Town I … Continue reading How to Spend 36 Hours IN Cape Town

Johannesburg Living: It would be a Crime NOT to Tell You

Johannesburg: The Bad Apple Are you thinking of moving to or visiting Johannesburg?  A lot of people have plenty of concerns about doing so, after all, it has a pretty rotten reputation. If New York is the Big Apple, Johannesburg is perhaps perceived more as the Bad Apple. Much of what you hear in the … Continue reading Johannesburg Living: It would be a Crime NOT to Tell You