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How Kakamas got its name

Next in our series "How the Dorp Got its Name" - Kakamas! Read more >

Tasty Tuesday - Buttermilk Rusks Recipe

While SAffas love to buy and enjoy the well known Ouma's Rusks (who doesn't like to 'dip 'n Ouma?') there's something a bit special about home made rusks. For those not in the know, rusks are kind of like biscotti, and a much loved South African treat. Read more >

Birding Thursday - Rich birdlife at Samara

"The selection of birds at Samara is soul-food for bird-lovers!" – quote from TripAdvisor from recent guests at Samara Private Game Reserve. Read more >

REVIEWED Topsy Turvy at Theatre on the Bay

Former owner of Portfolio Collection, Liz Westby-Nunn, recently caught the Gilbert and Sullivan show Topsy Turvy at Camps Bay's Theatre on the Bay and wrote this review for us... Read more >

Patensie Citrus Festival 2012

Port Elizabeth based blogger and photographer Jonker Fourie aka Firefly took his family to the Patensie Citrus Festival last weekend... Read more >


Beautiful autumn in Stellebosch

Ounin of 22 Die Laan Guest House sent us the link to this gorgeous little video clip of Stellenbosch in autumn. Read more >

Sing for Madiba's Birthday

A call has been made on the world to sing a special Happy Birthday song for former President Nelson Mandela on his 94th birthday. The international icon celebrates his birthday on Wednesday, 18 July. The day has been declared “International Mandela Day”. Read more >

Holiday book binding course at the Taal Museum in Paarl

All scrapbooking and handmade paper fans should take note of the popular course in hand bookbinding which will be repeated at the Afrikaanse Taalmuseum in Paarl during the school holidays, from 26 to 28 June. Read more >

Dark Energy and Sutherland Reflections Exhibitions

A double bill at Circa on Jellicoe gallery in Rosebank, Joburg, showcases science as art. Read more >

Sibella's precious cubs on video at Samara

We blogged earlier this week about the new cheetah cubs born to Sibella at Samara. Here's a short video clip of the cubs enjoying breakfast with their mum. Read more >

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