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There’s so much to do and so little time! In this section we try to highlight the best places to visit, things to do, sporting opportunities, Places to shop and great places to wine and dine. We are constantly adding and updating material so this could be a good site to add to your favourites

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There’s so much to do and so little time! In this section we try to highlight the best places to visit, things to do, sporting opportunities, Places to shop and great places to wine and dine. We are constantly adding and updating material so this could be a good site to add to your favourites

To get the best out of this site, make use of the search function at the bottom of the page. Use our news & events submission form to submit activity items.

Top 3 places to Golf in South Africa

Golf Adventures - Holiday Homes SA

Golfing, the sport of kings and Queens.

Here in South Africa it's taken quite seriously as you can see by the maintenance that goes into the courses.

And so here is a list of the top three golf courses in South Africa for you golf enthusiasts! And of course a place to stay while you're down visiting.

Leopard Creek

The wild side of the golf industry. Play alongisde crocodiles and hippos which reside in the local lake which you might just swing your ball into! Feel at one with mother nature while you admire the primal beaurty of the local fauna in all their forms.

For nearby accommodation:

Belvedere-On-River Bed and Breakfast

Belvedere-on-River - Golf adventures

We serve a fantastic breakfast and can cater at other meals for tourist groups. There are a number of fine restaurants in the area as well. Belvedere-On-River can arrange excursions for you into the reserve, on the Panorama Route, or even trips to Swaziland and Mozambique.

Fancourt 

Offering a unique dynamic to the golfing experience in SA, this course was designed by Gary player after the Scottish Links structure blue prints. Enjoy the tradtitional seaside viewing as you play, while enjoying the sunny skies as opposed to the Scottish weather.

For nearby accommodation:

Acorn Guest House

Acorn Guest House - Golf Adventures

Our standard rooms are situated inside the restored 90 year old house. All the rooms have en-suite bathrooms. The double and family rooms have a bar fridge, microwave, tea and coffee facility, electrical blanket, heater and all the other necessities to make your stay comfortable.

Arabella Golf Course

Set by the Bot River Lagoon, this stunning golf course offers it's players a panoramic view of the surrounding  mountains and rivers, where you can enjoy the truly marvellous display of indegenous water fowl that habit the area.

For nearby accommodation:

Moonstruck Guest House

Moonstruck Guest House - Golf adventures

Awaken to the call of the Oyster Catchers, jog with the Sand Pipers, sneak up on the shy Cape Clawless Otter, and then return to a scrumptious breakfast and all this before you decide what the day has to offer. 

 

 

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Meerkat Adventures

 

meerkat-adventures - Holiday Homes SA

Their adorable and inquisitive faces bring out the inner child within each adult, spell-binding us with their intriguing habits and curious ways. To see one of these mischievous wonders out in the wild in one of their own burrows is truly a magical sight, and an activity you can’t miss out on when visiting the land of South Africa!

Head out to the De Zeekoe farm just outside Oudtshoorn on Route 62 if you want to experience the proper Meerkat lifestyle in a hands-on-observer fashion while viewing them in their natural home doing their little meerkat things.

Luckily for you, meerkats hate the cold, so you’ll have time to set up a comfortable sitting arrangement and get a rundown on the essence of meerkats before the sun hits their burrow and the first sighting if the day appears.

Meerkat Adventures
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For Meerkat Adventure Accommodation:

Yamkela Guesthouse

Yamkela Guest House - Meerkat Adventures

Sip a drink around the pool as you get together with your travel buddies and decide what today's adventures are going to be...

Villa Ora Bed and Breakfast

Villa Ora Bed and Breakfast -  Meerkat Adventures

Classy and elegant, you'll be spell-bound by the comfortable furnishings and delicatable cuisine made especially for your enjoyment.

101 Guesthouse

101 Guest House  -  Meerkat Adventures

Warm and inviting, this Guesthouse caters to all your wants and ensures maximum customer satisfaction!

 

 

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Hiking in the Drakensberg Mountains - Anytime

Drakensburg Hike Holiday Homes

 

Hiking trails in the Drakensberg could be either an adventure for the whole family, perhaps a lover’s hike or even a group journey with friends. Whether you prefer to take a serene stroll through secluded shaded valleys or take on the challenge of Man Vs.  Mountain, the Drakensberg will cater to all your exploratory wants in this trekker’s utopia.

The most pleasant aspect about hiking trails in the Drakensberg is the wide range of fascinating landmarks that can be reached with a comfortable walk and minimal climbing required. Most accommodations within the Drakensberg region can recommend a wide variety of routes.

If you’d prefer ambling through indigenous fern forests to admire a nearby attraction, such a route could be suggested for you in minutes. Or if you prefer a more strenuous one-day hike that trails over winding rivers and rolling hillsides, then that could be easily arranged. Few pleasures in life beat walking or hiking in the high country, filling your lungs with crisp clean mountain air as you enjoy the blissful sights and sounds of nature.

In winter, the higher reaches become spectacular snow-covered terrain, transforming the valley and peaks into a virgin-white Wonderland from some magical fairy-tale.

Plan today for the holiday you wouldn’t forget for years to come!

For hiking trails around the Drakensburg click below:

Inkosana company

Sani Lodge 

Active Escapes

 

 

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Bergplaats Game Lodge Hiking Trail - Anytime

Within this lodge your day is designed to be as exciting or relaxing as you wish. There is a variety of activities from which to choose - escorted bush walks during the day to faun over the various plant and animal habitats, day-and-night game drives to view either the Diurnal animals under the Beautiful African sun or to watch in wonder the interplay between the Nocturnal creatures under the full moon.

Those in search of a holiday that doesn’t include walking or driving around the countryside can enjoy relaxing sun downers in the beautiful lodge or the balcony overseeing the view. Enjoy the beauty of the outdoors with excursions into the very heart of the Karoo along with delicious packed picnic lunches, only to come home to bush dinners down by the farm dam.

And of course you can’t miss the exciting opportunity to explore the myriad of wildlife wonders that await you when visiting the Karoo National Park!

All adventures and activities tailor-made to ensure a rewarding safari of a lifetime that will have you rushing to buy a ticket back to the Karoo which has oddly enough begun to feel like…home.

For nearby Accommodation:

The Game Lodge

 

Bergplaats Game Lodge Hiking Trail

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Cape Town Opera House - May 2014

Cape Town Opera House May 2014The great Opera house, located at the Artscape Theatre Centre on D F Malan Street, has some exciting new performances coming up in the month of May.

Bryn Terfel, notable Welsh opera singer and concert bass-baritone, is coming to Cape Town! The 47 year old performer has won many esteemed awards for his talent and is one of the most sought-after opera singers on the planet.

Accompanying him on stage is the Cape Town Opera chorus –all of them winners of the 2013 International Opera chorus award and seventy members of the Wales Millennium Centre Only Kids Aloud Chorus. The World premiere of Spirit of Unity will be sung by 9 – 13 year old singers from all over Wales, who were specifically chosen for this tour. The Spirit of Unity was written by Dr Paul Mealor to commemorate the end of Apartheid. This is a unique opportunity to see over a hundred and twenty voices on the opera stage and is one of the many celebrations marking Cape Town Opera’s 15th Anniversary. He will perform on the 2nd and 3rd of May.

Show Boat is another musical not to be missed. It tells a tale of the old American South, rich with nostalgia, humour, love stories and well-loved melodies such as Ol’ Man River and Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man. Cape Town Opera’s production of Show Boat has enjoyed several triumphant seasons since its South African premiere in 2005. It’s due to happen on the 16th, 17th and 18th of May

For nearby accommodation:

Westin Hotel Cape Town

Capetonian Hotel Cape Town

Park Inn Hotel Foreshore Cape Town

 

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Luigi Vigliotti’s New Shift Espresso Bar (Grand Opening) – 1st May 2014

Shift Espresso Bar 2014For all the coffee lovers out there, a treat may be starting up the street in the Design Capital of 2014; Cape Town.

Luigi Vigliotti, renowned dancer and traveling connoisseur, is in the progression of creating a new Espresso Bar with the aim of crafting the perfect blend between European palates and Western panache.

Shift Espresso Bar is currently under construction but its grand opening is due 1st May, it’s future location is at The Cape Royale Hotel on 47 Main Road, Green point, Cape Town. Such a setting already sets the ambiance for the establishment, The Cape Royale Hotel being a notable scene of refinement and upper class chic.

When asked why he sought to create an Espresso bar specifically, Luigi replied, “I’m very passionate about coffee, and I believe you follow your passions in life.”

Luigi has travelled all over the globe in his career as a professional dancer and in doing so has experienced many differing modus operandi in businesses, and he plans to bring that divergence of cultures to Shift Espresso bar.

Shift Espresso Bar plans to concoct a unique mixture of urban familiarity and a new breed of American Indie culture to Cape Town’s cultivation of fashion and styles, however remaining close enough to our own species of Indie to be relatable.

Luigi’s coffee plans to differentiate itself from other establishments in Cape Town through its specialty brews, merging Star Bucks fashion with a European taste, emphasized by its chocolaty aroma and full body with a lingering caramel-esque after taste.

For coffee lovers and style aficionados’ alike, this is not an opportunity to miss!

 

For nearby accomodation:

The Cape Royale hotel

Habouredge Apartments

Protea Hotel

 

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Hermanus Attractions - The Honey Stall -

The Honey Stall
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The Honey Stall in Hermanus is one of the newer speciality stores to open in this quaint seaside town. You will find The Honey Stall in an old renovated building almost opposite the Station Mall in Mitchell Street. 

The Honey Stall sells a full range of raw and pure honey from many

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Hermanus - Rossi's Italian Restaurant

Rossis
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They say Rossis is the oldest Restaurant in Hermanus and that it was established in 1985.

You can find Rossi's Italian Restaurant at 10 High Street in an old fisherman's cottage that has been revamped and extended. There's a new bar in place, improved seating, lighting and --real big plus - the quality has stayed the same. really worthwhile revisiting. So book your table and enjoy your favorite

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Hermanus - Attractions - 8 Rainy Day Bookshops

Hermanus Attractions -

Eight Bookstores in walking distance from each other.

When you holiday at the sea you are likely to have one or two days when it's better indoors than out. What better way to spend an afternoon than under a duvet with a good book. Hermanus has eight possible places where you can find such a book for such a day.

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Aberdeen - Self Catering Holiday Homes and Apartments

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