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Eat, play, shop Joburg

All the insider tips you need to know about SA's coolest city...

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Navigating downtown Joburg: The new cool capital of the Southern Hemisphere

For the uninitiated, Joburg can feel quite intimidating, but when you find the right places, it's magic...

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The best artisan chocolatiers in South Africa

Indulge your sweet tooth with our list of the finest artisan chocolates in the country....willpower not included.

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7 reasons to get to the Northern Drakensberg

The Northern Drakensberg has some of the best views in the country. Here's your don't-miss hit list...

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Beating around the bush at Ant's Hill

Emma Jordan tells us about her multi-generational family safari at Ant's Hill in Limpopo

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Staycation in your home South African city

How to have a getaway in Joburg, Pretoria, Cape Town, Durban or Port Elizabeth

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The R400's Little Treasure

A first time contributor to the Portfolio Travel Blog, Kevin shares his wonderful little Karoo find with other readers...

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Halle Berry Hits the Bright Lights of Simons Town

A reader spotted Halle Berry in Simons Town today and shared some pics with us!

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More Halle in Cape Town

Following on from our previous blog post about Halle Berry being seen in Simons Town, we have more...

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The Fashion Affair Designer Rail Sale

Ladies get your glam on this weekend - round up your girlfriends for a fabulous afternoon of fashion in Cape Town!

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Slow Dinner at Mimosa Lodge

Mimosa Lodge in Montagu is hosting an evening of good food, fine wine and live acoustic music this coming Friday.

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Porters Produce Market Great for Food and Crafts

A trip to Porters Estate Produce Market any (dry) Saturday morning is a must for those in Cape Town.

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All About Graaff-Reinet

Even though she moved away in 1996 and now only goes back to visit, Tolene van der Merwe is passionate about her home town Graaff-Reinet and agreed to share some of her tips and information, as well as photographs, about this Karoo town with our re

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Lead SA Initiative Aims to Encourage Citizens to Do the Right Thing

An initiative to encourage every South African citizen to make a positive difference by doing the right thing has been launched on 4 August 2010.

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Cape Town's Top Cartoonists Share their Secrets

Can you draw? Interested in politics? If the answer is yes to both questions, a practical, hands-on opportunity to study the art of political cartooning, provided by Iziko Museums and Stellenbosch University’s CCIBA (Centre for Comic, Illustrat

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City Erects New Shark Signage at Cape Town Beaches

As a regular swimmer at Fish Hoek beach (I'm about to start my daily early morning swims again on 01 September) I was interested to receive the following press release from the Shark Spotter programme.

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Chocolate Brownie Recipe

We received this yummy sounding recipe with our latest Makakatan Bay Lodge Newsletter and just had to pass it on to our readers...

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Packing for a Purpose

I received the following in an email from Sarah Tompkins of Samara who tells us about this fantastic initiative to make a difference in the lives of the people in the countries we visit when travelling.

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Portfolio Collection 15 Years Proud Participation Accolades

In our new B&B Guide (currently at the printers - available soon!) we have commended and recognised those establishments that have been with Porfolio Collection for 15 years or more...

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