By Lucy Corne
Sometimes beer gets a bad deal. It’s been long-overlooked in South Africa, considered a lesser alternative to a beverage that has dominated dining tables ever since Dutch settlers discovered vines would thrive on South African soil. But as microbreweries pop up across the country, beer is finally threatening to knock wine off its long-occupied pedestal – or at least to share some of the limelight with its grape-based cousin. And just as people are realising that beer can be appreciated in the same way wine can; that beers can be paired with fine food, people are also discovering that a brewery doesn’t have to be a factory-like enterprise found in an industrial area. Join us on a journey across the country to sniff and sip South Africa’s ever-expanding array of craft beers in ten spots that can rival any winery for sheer natural beauty.
Not only is South Africa the second largest exporter of fruit in the world but it is also the world’s largest producer of macadamia nuts and boasts the longest wine route on the planet to date. Still, there is much more to South Africa than the goods that it produces and exports. With the largest economy in Africa, this is certainly a rich destination to visit. What is it that you are looking for, though? The reason for your visit will determine your destination, and therefore the airport that welcomes you to another world!
O. R. Tambo International
If you are heading to Johannesburg then this is surely the most obvious airport at which to land, as it is the largest one in the country with the most international flights. Standing in the Gauteng province the airport is just a stone’s throw from the largest populated city in the country. Johannesburg is definitely the destination for most business trips, particularly those who work in the gold or diamond industries, but it is also an excellent choice for tourists. (more…)
Travelling to any place can be a great experience as it is one of the best ways to know about the world we dwell in. If you are a history lover then take a break from your hectic schedule, and plan a tour to great historical and cultural cities across the world. Here are some of the world’s top cities that brim with culture and history.
Rome is filled with splendours and is a great fest with endless course. This city was the center of the Roman Empire and since then it has become a great historic center. The Pantheon, one of the best preserved monuments, the Capitoline museum, Vatican museums are the must see places in Rome. Great Renaissance art, which included Leonardo da Vinci’s (who is regarded as the ultimate “Renaissance man) paintings such as Mona Lisa, Virgin of the Rocks are truly a treat for the art lovers. You can have a good time here with your family or friends exploring history and culture of the city. (more…)
South Africa might be best known as a destination for adventure, yet the country also has plenty to offer anyone in search of their next romantic getaway. If you’re over 40 and either in a new relationship and looking to book a holiday together or single and hoping to find love, South Africa can deliver. With this in mind, here’s a look at three romantic trip ideas for anyone hoping to experience the majestic sights and sounds of this beautiful country.
South Africa is, without a doubt, a destination for lovers of amazing scenery. The country boasts some of the most diverse ecosystems in the world, from the barren Kalahari Desert to the stunning coastlines and windswept prairies.
One of the truly breathtaking spots, which is the perfect destination for a romantic getaway, is Cape Point. Located only a stone’s throw from the bustling city of Cape Town, it is part of the sprawling National Park that now covers 75% of the peninsula. (more…)
The scenic Cape Winelands area of South Africa is surrounding by magnificent mountains and lush valleys dotted with fruit and wine farms. The picturesque towns and villages here feature many historic homesteads and monuments and the estates have become world famous for their whites, reds, Sherries, ports and brandies. The South African wines made in these regions have received many awards and are exported to all corners of the world. Besides wine, the Cape Winelands areas are home to some interesting and luxuriant hotels that feature top class restaurants and dining options.
Le Quartier Francais
The colonial Le Quartier Français Hotel is situated in the heart of the stunning Franschhoek valley. (more…)