Where to Stay - South Africa

A new water park is in the offing for the South Coast of KwaZulu-Natal. The water park, which is to based on American style water parks like Typhoon Lagoon in Florida, is to be funded privately and will be located close to the Happy Wanderers Holiday Resort in Kelso.

Amazon Water Park in Kelso, KZN South Coast

Sketch of proposed Amazon Valley Water Park

The developer of the Water Park, Peter Meyer, expects work to start on the new Water Park in January 2016 and plans to complete the project by December 2016. READ MORE

This Wednesday (15th January 2014) at midday (SAST) a group of South African ‘Tweeple’ got together on Twitter with a common purpose to chat about the Overberg region of South Africa. Their goal was to connect with fellow SA Travel Twitter folk and to promote and share everything that is great about the Overberg.


Using the Hashtag #discoverOverberg the chat was hosted by the following Twitterati:

  • @intheOverberg
  • @visitstanford
  • @beatnikloves
  • @MariettedTH

The chat on Wednesday produced some amazing results that highlighted the power Social Media can have. READ MORE

The chances of the Outeniqua Choo-Tjoe Steam Train running again seem as remote now as they did in August 2006 when severe floods destroyed most of the tracks. Transnet have recently put forward the idea that the rolling stock may even be put for sale and have not responded to calls from the Western Cape Finance Economic Development and Tourism Minister, Alan Winde, to work out a formula that would enable the last remaining passenger steam train in South Africa to run again.
Steam Train along the Garden Route of South Africa

Nomathemba, a female white lion, has recently given birth to three cubs at Pumba Private Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape. The three cubs sex is yet to be determined as it is not absolutely possible to tell until the cubs reach an age of about 6 months. Nomathemba was released into the 900 hectare camp in October 2011 and sired the cubs with their white male lion Themba.

Photo Credit: Dale Howarth


Womens Day March to Union Buildings PretoriaThe fact that we celebrate Women’s Day on the 9th of August each year is down to the Federation of South African Women. On this day in 1956 an estimated 20,000 women, many wearing traditional dress, marched to the Union Buildings in Pretoria. Once there they left a 100,000 signature petition for the then Prime Minister J.G.Strijdom. The women were protesting at the requirement for black South Africans to carry a ‘Pass’ claiming that it infringed on their freedom of movement rights.
The protest was led by Lilian Ngoyi, Helen Joseph, Albertina Sisulu and Sophia Williams-De Bruyn. These women were passionate about the anti-Apartheid movement and had been pivotal in the formation of the Freedom of South African Women some two years previously. READ MORE