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Welgelegen Manor's rich history

There's something alluring about staying in a guest house with a long, romantic history. The grand house and grounds of Welgelen Manor, for example, has a rich and fascinating past. Read more >

Those Flyover Follies - Friday story time with David Bristow

This week the Story Teller (Dave Bristow)debunks the myths surrounding the infamous Cape Town flyovers - and gets to the truth of the matter... Read more >

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Table Mountain - What's in a name... Friday storytime with David Bristow

This week The Storyteller (Dave Bristow) unpacks the names of our iconic Table Mountain through the years... Read more >

A short visit to Ireland for St Paddy's Day

St Patrick's Day's almost here, and we thought we'd take a little break from sunny South Africa and visit the Emerald Isle - via Ireland's Blue Book that provided the post and gorgeous pics! Read more >

Wildlife Wednesday - South Africa's 7 wild cat species

Did you know? South Africa is home to seven species of indigenous wild cats. The big cats of Africa, lions, leopards and cheetah, receive much focus and attention through tourism and the fact that they are more easily sighted than their smaller cousins. Read more >


The mighty and mysterious Baobab

Learn some of the facts about and folklore surrounding this fascinating tree, known by some as the Tree of Ancient Wisdom. Read more >

Wildlife Wednesday - the Southern Right whale

Winter is here and along South Africa's coastline, the whales are here too. Today for Wildlife Wednesday we look at some fascinating facts about the Southern Right whale - which is the species we most commonly see off South Africa. Read more >

Did You Know? Number 16

Did you know that spitting dung pellets is a sport, popular among (admittedly a minority of)South Africans..? Read more >

Did you Know? Number 15

Did you know there is only one street in the world where two Nobel Peace Prize Winners have lived at some point? And that this street is in South Africa? Read more >

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