Archive: January, 2013

The Amatola and Stormberg Region

Gonubie in the Amatola Region

Draw a line from Port Alfred north along the coast as far as the Kei Mouth, and now extend this block north west from the coast, as far as Aliwal North. This is the Amatola and Stormberg Region that includes a portion of the Eastern Cape known as Frontier Country, the plains of the Karoo and the Stormberg region that lies beyond.

 

It can get a little confusing when writing about the Amatola and Stormberg Region. Essentially it is named after two mountain ranges – the Amatola (and Katberg) Mountains lie to the north of Grahamstown and King Williams Town, west of Stutterheim, whilst the Stormberg Mountains (regarded as the southern Drakensberg range) are further north east, seen looming above the Karoo town of Burgersdorp. Read more

10 Best kept secrets of the Eastern Cape

Beautiful Beaches

The Eastern Cape of South Africa is known for many things – its gorgeous beaches, scrubby vegetation, friendly folk and temperate weather. However, it remains one of the quieter regions in terms of tourism because it lacks the funds needed to create a bustling hubbub of activity and attractions. But, this has its own advantages, as the Eastern Cape is a quiet retreat with an endless array of things to see and do.

Here are my top 10 best-kept secrets of the Eastern Cape … Read more

The Eastern Cape for the keenly Cultural

Port Elizabeth

The Eastern Cape has a long heritage that is fascinating in cultural, natural and historical terms. For those travellers that have a particular interest in the cultural features of this province, the following sights are definitely recommended:

  1. Qunu is the birthplace of former-President Nelson Mandela and the home of the The Nelson Mandela Museum.
  2. The Drakensberg Ukhahlamba Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that is home to rock art from times past. Read more

Elephants

Splish splash I was taking a bath ...

The best spot to watch Elephant in the wild, has to be the Addo Elephant Park. Expect lots of pics of elephants from me, as this is one of my favourite weekend getaways and I have many pictures to share.

Cintsa Lagoon

The stunning Cintsa lagoon - wouldn't this make a gorgeous "wish you were here" postcard
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