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Film Festivals and Exploding Towers

Film Festivals and Exploding Towers August 17, 2010 | Events, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
One of the bigger South African film festivals, the Encounters 12th International Documentary Festival, is on until the 29 August.  There’s a great lineup of local and international films with special focus on “green” films, Reunion Island, and South African heritage.  Showings are...

Springtime and Large Visitors

August 11, 2010 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
So despite the recent snowstorm that hit the nearby mountains, spring is definitely on its way.  Other than one of the world’s most fantastic wildflower shows and the lengthening daylight hours, the presence of Southern Right whales is one of the most obvious signs that spring has reached Cape...

Reflections on the World Cup

Reflections on the World Cup July 17, 2010 | What's New | Read More
*During this world cup, the part of Nelson Mandela was played by the whole continent of Afrika. ‘The pressure’s on; you feel it; it’s time for Afrika’ – Shakira (you can’t help but love this song when you here 5 times a day for 3 weeks) I will waka waka with her all...

Up a mountain down a beer

Up a mountain down a beer June 29, 2010 | What's New | Read More
For the first time in my life I actually felt like I was on top of the world – Andrew J. Rhodes Jesus Christ Man, I saw the clouds and thought I had killed you all over again. – Paul D. Cosgrove So, back in Cape Town after the nice relaxing trip to PE, what’s a boy to do. Well, for the...

Road Trip Part Deux Love on the rocks

Road Trip Part Deux Love on the rocks June 29, 2010 | What's New | Read More
They were the best of times, they were the worst of times. – C.Dickens Cont…. The next two days consisted of exploring the coast around PE. Unfortunately I explored it a little too closely for my liking. The others guys on the trip were keen surfers, or keen to be keen surfers, so when they...

Port Elizabeth Road Trip Part I

Port Elizabeth Road Trip Part I June 28, 2010 | What's New | Read More
It could be Argentina vs South Africa Boys, how cool would that be! – Tom Corcoran (of the excellent excellent South Afrikan travel agency toescapeto.com The second part of my World Cup experience consisted of a road trip to Port Elizabeth with 4 guys I’d never met and 1 I had, for 5 days...

RSA Trek V:The Final Frontier

RSA Trek V:The Final Frontier June 27, 2010 | What's New | Read More
Portugal scored more than Ronaldo in a Brothel. Well the second part of my trip to South Africa started with a bang. 7 bangs to be more accurate as Portugal destroyed North Korea in the rain in Cape Town. Dave gets pissed wet through with some genuine North Korean fans (and discovers some Korean heritage...

Fish Hoek line and sinker

Fish Hoek line and sinker June 22, 2010 | What's New | Read More
Cape Town really is a wonderful place. A most for anyone who considers themselves a seasoned traveller. Table Mountain, wine country all rise to the top of the list of things to do, but what about what goes on the dark side of the mountain? This is what I set out to discover on my first weekend in Africa,...

Friday Bloody Friday

Friday Bloody Friday June 20, 2010 | What's New | Read More
‘the single best thing about the whole game was the Algeria fans, they were so loud, it was ace, I wish i could be Algerian’ – Paul P. Cosgrove.  Well that was a crock of poo really wasn’t it. Shame, because Friday was a great day, apart from the 92 mins I spent in the Green...

vuvuzela: (noun)welcome to afrika

vuvuzela: (noun)welcome to afrika June 20, 2010 | What's New | Read More
Caveat: Apologies readers. These first few days in CT have been crazy, full of the kind of incidents  (and a shocking England match) you would expect from me, and want to read about. You are about to read about Thursday and my initial impressions of SA. Tomorrow will be the weekend. Please bear with...