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The Zulu Kingdom now offers visitors a chance to experience the Brew Route, similar in many ways to the wine routes of the Western Cape. The Route consists of 8 breweries, which range from SABMiller (second largest brewer in the world) to the family run Farmers Brauhaus in Hattingspruit, Dundee. […]

The Brew Route: Durbans answer to the wine route?




Had a concerted walk down Long Street today, to check out the Backpackers and get some prices for Paragliding (dying to try it), it’s R850 ($120), but they only go on hot days with little wind…wind and Cape Town are good friends and not easily parted. I am also toying […]

Noodlebosch noodelry in Long Street


The Property Is No Longer Available Anyone interested in working and living in idyllic Ceres? The Farm Backpackers is up for sale as owners Chris and Laura Venter are heading off to pursue other business concerns. Located on a working fruit farm, on the banks of the Breede river and […]

For Sale: The Farm Backpackers, Ceres


I have been seeing more and more of these “Rent a Mercedes Benz” cars driving around, that I thought it must be a good deal and sought to find out more. Series 123 Mercedes are a firm favourite of long-stay visitors, students, surfers and motor mechanics. Basically they run forever […]

Car Rental in Cape Town: Rent-A-Merc !



Jeff from the states emailed, requesting some info and help with his itinerary for his upcoming South Africa trip. Here are his finalized plans for the trip, to the Kruger and the Drakensberg (Dragons Mountain). You can see his previous emails here. 

Jeff’s South Africa trip ‘07-email discussion- #4