• My stay in England – Part 2



    Back in England, we met up with Mike’s family in York, we all stayed in a house in Osbaldwick.  The village has been in existence since the 11th century, and was declared a conservation area in 1978. Yorkshire has recently been chosen as the best place to visit in Europe. They call it God’s Own

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  • Trip to Paris



    Travelling on the Eurostar is definitely the way to travel between London and Paris.  You only need to arrive 45 minutes before and security and customs are as calm as can be hoped for with international travel. I took a my Italian friends booked in Le Marais.  We immediately set off for coffee and sandwiches

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  • My stay in England – part 1



    After touching down in England, I took the train to Grantham where Mike’s dad came to collect me. We drove down tiny country lanes to their house which is near the tiny village of Pickworth. The village consists of a church, graveyard and a few beautiful large old stone houses complete with gravel driveways. His

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  • Our trip to Madikwe and the Waterberg



    I flew to Johannesburg to see my mum for a couple of days and then met Mike at the Tsogo Sun Hotel at Oliver Tambo http://www.tsogosunhotels.com  as he was flying in from Kenya.  I have stayed at the airport hotel a few times and I am always amazed how well the hotel is built to

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  • Cycling to McGregor



    Last weekend we decided to cycle from Worcester to McGregor.  The plan was to leave the car and cycle to McGregor, sleep over for the evening and cycle back the next morning.  Luckily our friend, Michel decided to join us and drove the car to McGregor and therefore we didn’t need to cycle back.  Cycling

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  • Mother’s Day in Cape Town



    So why not spoil your mother and spend the weekend in a villa or apartment in Camps Bay?  On Mother’s Day, you can either cook her favourite meal in the privacy of your rented luxury home or take her out to a great restaurant.  If you are staying in one of the Camps Bay Apartments

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  • Rent a luxury villa or apartment in Camps Bay for the upcoming public holidays.



    If you missed out on an Easter breakaway, don’t despair, there are a few more public holidays coming up in the next few days.  On the 27th of April it is Freedom Day which makes the 28th a public holiday. On the 1st of May it’s Workers Day. The end of April and beginning of

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  • Our weekend in Cape Town.



    On Friday evening we decided to try The Long Table Restaurant at Haskell Vineyards on Cobie’s recommendation. The drive there was spectacular with a tinge of excitement and mystery as we passed the gates of wine farms like Rust & Vrede and kept on going towards the foot of the mountains while the sun was

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  • Tips on how not to be scammed when renting an apartment or villa in Camps Bay



    I wrote a blog a month or two ago about a couple who was under the impression they were booking the www.lionsview.co.za penthouse apartment with an agent for a low budget rate and when they arrived in Camps Bay we had never heard of their booking. On Tuesday, I heard on the radio of a

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  • OmmiBerg Round the Rock Nouweau Wine Festival



    On Saturday, Cobie and I visited OmmiBerg Round the Rock Nouweau Wine Festival.  To drive to Paarl from Cape Town takes under an hour. We started off at Perdeberg Winery where the Marketing Manager, Fergill poured us each a glass of Cap Classique Pinot Noir to kick start the day. We then visited Windmeul where

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