Before going there I didn’t really know a lot about KwaZulu Natal. I’d heard of it. Of course I had. It was the location of a very famous and very bloody battle between the British Army, Boer commandos and Zulu warriors. But I’d always written if off as place just for history and war buffs. But I have to admit when I finally visited I was more than pleasantly surprised by what I found.Read More
Like most people, my trips to South Africa have been limited to the usual suspects: Cape Town, Winelands, the Garden Route and on safari in Kruger and Madikwe. I’d never contemplated a holiday to KwaZulu Natal. I think in my mind I’d written if off as place just for history and war buffs and I’m not sure a very, very long film with Michael Caine depicting the Anglo-Zulu war did it any favours – I’ve never yet got to the end of it! But, I have to admit, on a recent visit to the area I was more than pleasantly surprised by what I found.Read More
Known as the Mother City, mother-nature certainly excelled herself when she created Cape Town. With the dramatic Table Mountain as its backdrop and bordering the rugged Atlantic Coast, Cape Town is certainly a stunner. But, it’s not just its in your face beauty that appeals. Cape Town offers South African charm in spades, successfully balanced with a cool and upbeat side; outstandingly good restaurants; hip boutique hotels; and a vibrant cultural scene. And it doesn’t stop there. What makes Cape Town so special is that within an hour’s drive of the famous Victoria and Albert Waterfront, you have access to shell strewn beaches, wildlife, adrenalin sports and the stunningly beautiful Winelands.
The only problem I find with Cape Town is that there’s so much to see and do, people often really don’t give the place enough time and leave wishing they’d stayed longer. Trust me, you’ll go to Cape Town once and will immediately start planning a return trip even before you’ve left.
Here are some of my suggestions of things to do and the best spots to explore:Read More