Where to Stay - South Africa

Whether you call it Street Art or Graffiti it will always spark debate and discussion. All over the world art gems pop up in the most unexpected places displaying the talents of local artists. All the photos below are of Street Art and Graffiti in Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg and Soweto. Street Art in South Africa is still relatively new having really come to the fore in the early 1980’s. Cape Town was the main catalyst for the growth in graffiti on the streets but the craze quickly spread to Johannesburg (in particular the Newtown district) and Durban.


South African street art

Photo Credit: sinsistema_ (Instagram)



If you are in Durban on the weekend of March 21st 2014 then you are in for a real treat as the Sky Grand Prix of Aerobatics are in town as part of the Free Durban Land, Sea & Air Festival.

Free Durban Land, Sea & Air Festival


The Vodacom Durban July has to be one of the tourist highlights on the horse-racing calendar attracting thouHorse racing in Durbansands of both local and international visitors every year. The Durban July in 2013 (6th July 2013 – date to be confirmed) will be the 117th year of this popular annual event held at the famous Greyville Racecourse in Durban.

In addition to the premier horse-racing the event showcases some of the best fashion designers from all over South Africa.  In front of a tough panel of judges young designers parade their latest creations before being whittled down to a final where the designers are then interviewed. The winner wins the coveted Vodacom Durban July Young Designer Award.

Tickets for this highlight in the social calendar, normally held on the first Saturday in July, sell out early and you are well advised to book your flights into Durban early as these too sell out. As well as the Durban July there is often a key local rugby game on the same weekend which results in huge demand for guest houses and bed & breakfast accommodation in Durban. READ MORE

The coast of South Africa provides plenty a great diving destinations for the novice diver as well as the expert diver. Here are the top five diving spots you will want to explore during your trip to South Africa:

Sodwana Bay
Also known as Sordies, this bay is located north of Durban, just 100km from the southern border of Mozambique. The bay is a protected site by the Parks Board and provides nearby lodging and campgrounds. Diving is open all year at Sodwana Bay, but during the peaking season it can get extremely crowded. It’s always warm, but between November and February, the weather is scorching hot. The bay accommodates both the beginning and experienced diver who will enjoy seeing the reefs. It is a perfect place for your first open water dive experience. READ MORE

Football stadium in Durban, South AfricaNo sooner is the FA Premier League season over than plans are put in place for teams to confirm their pre-season tours in preparation for the 2012/2013 football season. These pre-season tours serve two valuable purposes for soccer teams. The first is very much a promotional aspect for the respective brand names and the second is a chance for the teams to blood new players and see how they gel in a competitive game. READ MORE