Locals’ Picks



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?


In the last 10 years Cape Town has seen an explosion of retail areas, and shopping malls. I am not entirely sure where all these extra consumers are coming from, but it seems that business is thriving across the board. The latest addition is Willowbridge, which is less of a […]

Shopping: Willowbridge mall, Tygervalley



Capetonians love flea markets! and we have several every weekend: Here are the main ones. Greenpoint Stadium Flea market: This started with a guy selling Boerewors rolls on the weekend and has blossomed into the largest fleamarket in Cape Town. It is held every Sunday and public holiday from 09:00 […]

Flea Markets and Craft Markets in Cape town


Thanks to some nifty climate change South Africa is getting more and more snow in the winter months, and skiing is now a viable option for 3 months of the year. Tiffendel ski resort in the southern Drakensberg is located on the slopes of Ben McDhui “Ben Mac”, the highest […]

Cool Runnings, Toboggan track in Durbanville, Cape Town.


Durban is currently gripped by rugby madness as history is about to be made in the Super 14, which is a tri-nation rugby competition between club sides from South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. For the first time in the competition, it’s an all South Africa final as The Sharks […]

Super 14 Rugby final: Shark VS The Bulls



Durban itself is probably best known for its “Golden Mile”, a 6km walk along the golden sands, that stretches from the Suncoast Casino and Entertainment World in the north to uShaka Marine World in the south. Both uShaka Marine World, Africa’s largest marine park and home to an aquarium and […]

Durban’s “The Golden Mile” Kwazulu-Natal


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


We came back to the Kalk bay/Simon’s town area on Monday to have another crack at the Olympia cafe, which was fuller than a minibus, and to fetch Sarah’s cell phone from the kind gent that found it under our table at “Skebangers” in Noordhoek. Who says there is no […]

Kalk Bay and Cape to Cuba restaurant.



For some reason, and I assure you that I am not biased on this point.. South African convenience store confectioneries are far superior to those found elsewhere in the world. I used to think it was due to conditioned taste buds or childhood memories, but I have since found proof.

Southafricanisms: Top Ten SA sweets to try and love.