Festivals & Events


If you are planning a trip to South Africa for the Fifa 2010 World Cup Tournament, or for any reason at all, here are a few tips to help you navigate through this vast and beautiful country. Crime: Caution pays better dividends than denial… There is no getting around the […]

Things You Need To Know About South Africa






These huge design and gadget exhibitions are held once a year for a reason. They wear your hips out from trundling around like a flatfoot. It’s the same syndrome I get when I go to a gallery or museum and you walk at an artificial pace, which gets you nowhere […]

Decorex and Design for living Exhibitions: Part 1


Its nearly time for the 2007 Cape Town Festivall. The dates are from 3 March – 24 March and comprises of hundreds of shows (Many of them free) all over Cape Town. There is live music, plays, comedians, film, fashion and all sorts of performance and static arts. An extensive […]

Things to do in Cape Town: Cape Town Festival 2007



The organizers of one of South Africa’s premier wine shows, the Stellenbosch Wine Festival, have decided to add a little sporting excitement to their line-up this year, by incorporating the Stellenbosch Mountain Bike Challenge on the Festival’s Day 3, Saturday 5 August.

New Mountain Bike Challenge in Stellenbosch to Coincide with Wine ...


Alert! South Africa’s annual documentary film festival, Encounters, has arrived in Cape Town, and will be offering food for thought on screens at the V&A Waterfront all weekend and beyond. The festival features a mix of local and international films – over 40 in total – along with several interesting […]

Expand Your Horizons at the Encounters Film Festival


The Western Cape’s little slice of France, Franschhoek, is celebrating Bastille Day all weekend – why not join in the joie? “Franschhoek”, in Afrikaans, literally means “French corner” – it’s the valley where, in the late-17th century, a wave of Huguenots eventually settled, fleeing Catholic persecution in their native France. […]

It’s Bastille Day All Weekend in Franschhoek



South Africa’s Garden Route is currently aflame with passion, as people flock to the Pick ‘n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival, which is gathering steam ahead of its climax this weekend. Knysna (pronounced “NEYE-zna”) is considered the heart of the famous coastal stretch – from Mossel Bay in the west to […]

Knysna Oyster Festival on the Go