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Franschhoek - Cook Franschhoek - June 2012

The annual Cook Franschhoek weekend takes place from 15th 17th June 2012. 

Franschhoek is known as SA's leading wine destination and gourmet capital and food and wine enthusiasts will have the opportunity to join some of the Valley's highly acclaimed chefs and winemakers as they present hands on demonstration kitchens. Master the art of bread making, sushi or truffles, or simply appreciate the art of pairing food and wine.


Prince Albert Road - N1 To Worcester - Road Report - June 2012

N1 near Hex River Valley
N1 near Hex River Valley Credits: Freda
The N1 Main route from Worcester to Prince Albert Road is in excellent condition. All major road works have been completed and only minor works are current in a few places. Read more...

N2 From Caledon to Mossel Bay - Road Condition - June 2012

The N2 from Caledon in the Overberg to Mossel Bay on the Garden Route is in excellent condition following recent roadworks. The only roadworks currently in progress are between Mossel Bay and Riversdale (closer to Riversdale) Read more...

Oudtshoorn - N12 - Roadworks - June 2012

There is a Stop/Go Deviation on the N12 between Oudtshoorn and De Rust in the Klein Karoo. The duration of the Stop/Go is around 10 minutes. The N12 from Beaufort West to De Rust is Read more...

Britstown - Roadworks on N12 - June 2012

The N12 National Road from Kimberley to Three Sisters is undergoing extensive rebuilding. There are numerous Stop/Go deviations between Britstown and Strydenburg and from Strydenburg to Hopetown.


Cape Town - Table Mountain Cable Car Annual Shutdown - July 2012

Every year Table Mountain Cableway closes for annual maintenance.

This year the Cableway closes on July 23 and will be back to transporting Table Mountain visitors on August 6, weather permitting.


Durban _ Vodacom July Handicap - Entries - 2012

The Vodacom Durban July Handicap due to be run on Saturday 2nd July 2012 has attracted a huge entry field of over 65 thoroughbred horses from 6 different countries. The field will be finalised by 25th June 2012. In the meantime you can start to follow your favourite over the next 4 weeks.

The Entries are


Tulbagh - Mothers Day Special on Horse Trails

Tulbagh - Mothers Day Special on Horse Trails

Horse About, specialist horse trail operators in the Tulbagh area are offering a special for the whole of May in celebration of Mothers Day.

At Horse About Trails you can saddle up and unwind while you explore the scenic Tulbagh Valley countryside on the back of a well trained horse. 


Tulbagh - Moonlight Horse Trail - May 2012

Join Horse About on Saturday 5th May for a romantic moonlight trail on horseback. Horse About have safe and well disciplined horses and they will expertly match everyone with the right steed, depending on your horse riding skills (or lack of).

There is nothing quite like riding on a horse, out in the country, unless of course it's in the moonlight, out in the country.


Mossel Bay - Dias Festival - February 2012

The Dias Festival in Mosselbay will be held from 3rd to 5th February 2012. Various venues in and around the town will be used for an exciting lineup of events. Air Shows, Motor sport gymkhana, yachting fishing cycle race, mtb biking, pet walkathons and schools touch rugby competition are some of the many attractions for this year's Dias Festival.


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