Archive for November, 2013

Cape Town Markets

Old Biscuit MillCape Town has a tangible buzz about it, a sparkle of life that permeates every neighbourhood, wine farm and tourist attraction. A major part of this is its market culture. Vibrant markets are scattered throughout the Mother City, and each offer something unique and special.

Markets, in general, tend to be more casual affairs; inviting families to enjoy goods and services that are not always readily available elsewhere. They also give local vendors the opportunity to showcase their wares, which are often handmade or organically sourced, for example.

Here are some of Cape Town’s favourite markets … Continue Reading

Durban Beaches

Durban BeachesThe city of Durban lies on the east coast of South Africa, and is part of the KwaZulu-Natal Province. It has some of the country’s most beautiful and popular beaches, especially loved for the warm waters of the Indian Ocean.

The province, as a whole, has about 600 kilometres of coastline, but the popular beaches in Durban are along the Golden Mile, which is actually about four miles (or 6.4 kilometres) long. The beaches are flat and sandy, with plenty of room for a stroll, sun-tanning or a game of volleyball. The waves are great for surfing, but safe for young and old to enjoy as well. Most of the beaches are protected by shark nets, as well as safety beacons and lifeguards. Continue Reading