Friday, January 29, 2010

Lightleys Holiday House Boats – Knysna

Accommodation in Knysna on the Knysna Lagoon

Lightleys Holiday Houseboats offers the ultimate in house boating fun, freedom and flexibility - with catering and self-catering options. Charter a self-sail Lightleys Holiday Houseboat on the Knysna Lagoon. Here you’re always Captain of Your Own Holiday.

Valentines Weekend Away For Two in Knysna

Come and enjoy a wonderful weekend away, experience romance, adventure and the ultimate relaxation.

This package includes:
- Two nights accommodation on board a fully equipped houseboat.
- Free bottle of sparkling wine and flowers on arrival.
- One romantic dinner and two breakfasts on board. (orders for meals must be placed by the 9th)
- Free canoe for your stay.
- Minimum of two nights.

Valentines Rate: R3 350.00 Per couple
Price excluding fuel and refundable breakage deposit - Subject to availability.

For more information on Lightleys and contact details click here

Garden Route Casino Hotel & Spa – Mossel Bay

Play and Stay in the Golfers Garden Of Eden

Accommodation at the Garden Route Casino Hotel & Spa and golf at the Pinnacle Point Golf Course

The Garden Route Casino Hotel & Spa situated right next to the Garden Route Casino in Mossel Bay offers luxurious accommodation, conference & wedding venues and a spa. Now guests can also play a round of golf at the Pinnacle Point Golf Course!

Special package on accommodation & golf in Mossel Bay

Included in Package
- Luxury 4 star accommodation
- Full English Breakfast at Blue Hibiscus Restaurant
- One Round of golf at Pinnacle Point Golf Course or a Spa treatment to the value of R500

All for only R875 per person per night

Terms & Conditions
- Package available from a 1 night stay
- Price quoted is per person, sharing
- Single supplement of R200 will apply
- Subject to availability
- Valid from 15 January to 31 May 2010

For contact details and more information on the Garden Route Casino Hotel & Spa click here

Horse Riding in Knysna

Horse Riding in Knysna

Half-way between Plettenberg Bay and Knysna on the Garden Route, next to the Garden of Eden you are on the doorstep of Southern Comfort Western Horse Ranch. This forest get-away is a must for nature lovers.

Daily Horse Riding

Twenty well-trained and cared for horse welcome you from the green pastures. Twice daily, visitors go on an unforgettable forest horse ride, accompanied by experienced guides. From beginners to experienced riders can enjoy the lovely Knysna forest, indigenous trees, giant strelitzia, ferns growing wild, fynbos, small streams, mountain views from another angle on horseback.

Quadbiking in Knysna

Southern Comfort Western Horse Ranch also offers you a 4x4 play pit. This is a natural and man-made obstacle course for 4x4’s, Quads and off-road bikes. Bring your own 4x4, Quad or off-road bike and have fun! Or join us on a guided quad bike trail on one of our quad bikes.

Camping, Backpackers and selfcatering accommodation in Knysna

Don’t want to go home? Camp out or stay in a dorm, double en-suite room, a self catering cottage or in the original Sod Farm House.

Bring your friends or office staff for relaxing, teambuilding or workshop weekend. The ranch is ideal for students and school groups. For your children we offer a birthday party with a difference. Southern Comfort Western Horse Ranch is also the perfect place for a real rustic farm wedding.

For more information on Southern Comfort Western Horse Ranch click here

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Dining out at Kafe Serefe in George for Valentine’s Day

Dining Out in George at Kafe Serefé

Kafe Serefé offers
a delightful dining experience.

Although touches of Turkish traditions are evident in this restaurant the food served is mostly South African in taste and flavour. The menu includes South African dishes as well as traditional Turkish cuisine

To spoil your loved one,
Kafe Serefé offers a
special set 4-course lunch menu on
Valentine’s Day 14 February 2010.
This special offer
includes a free glass of champagne
and a surprise gift
for only
R 110 per person.


Red Lentil Soup
Smoked Salmon and Cream cheese Terrine with a citrus dressing and fennel twisted pastry straw
Spinach and Feta cheese Boregi with Sundried tomato Tapenade


Char-grilled Beef Rump served with a choice of Mushroomand Basil-or a Jack Daniels Pepper Sauce
Oven baked Chicken breast stuffed with Bacon, Feta andPeppadews and served with a Cheese Sauce
Traditional Turkish Lamb and Yogurt Stew with fresh Corrianderor Grilled Pork Neck Steaks served with Goats Cheeseand a Brandy and Fig Sauce
Butternut and Spinach Lasagne


For more information on Kafe Serefé and contact details click here.

Monday, January 25, 2010

George Old Car Show 2010

The Southern Cape Old Car Club
is proud to present the 14th annual
George Old Car Show
on the 13th and 14th of February 2010 at the PW Botha College venue in York Street, George.

The first George Old Car show was held in 1997 on Paul Fick’s farm, “Blackwood”, near Victoria Bay. Enthusiasts were able to view the 80 cars on show, with the Lion’s Club organising the food and refreshments. From there on, in 1998, the show was hosted at the George Riding club with approximately 250 cars and tractors participating.

In 2000 the show had grown from strength to strength and a larger venue in PW Botha College was found. The venue offers more than enough space for show cars, tractors, motorcycles as well as large grounds for safe public parking. Various motor clubs attend the show annually with the opportunity to participate in a drive past to exhibit their dream wheels. In 2009 more than 800 cars were on show and for next year an even greater number of exhibitors are expected.
With the focus of the show in 2010 being veteran tractors and stationary engines, it should prove to offer an arrangement of exciting subjects for all to enjoy. To compliment the variety of old cars on show, “Arts in the park”, food stalls, a model car show as well as a well stocked beer garden promises to entertain those who have already enjoyed the old car display to its full potential. Special attention will also be given to kiddies’ entertainment, allowing the parents a stress free show experience.

Saturday 13 February from 08h00 to 16h00
Sunday 14 February from 08h00 to 13h00

Entrance Fee:
Saturday: R30 – Adults / R10 Scholars
Sunday: R15 – Adults / R5 Scholars

Online registration for participants is now available at and tickets for the public will be available at the gates. For further information, contact Chris van Staden on 082 491 5254 or Marlene Quinot on 084 415 7987.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Premier Hotel Knysna - The Moorings Valentine Special for 2010

Knysna on the Garden Route is a popular town for tourists, holiday makers and locals looking for romantic breakaway. Knysna is situated centrally in the Garden Route is approximately 500km from Cape Town, 32km from Plettenberg Bay and 70 km from the George Airport.

Situated on the secluded banks of the Knysna Lagoon, Premier Hotel Knysna - The Moorings welcomes you to idyllic natural surroundings in Knysna. The hotel offers luxury accommodation in Knysna with up-market furnishings and the lifestyle conveniences of a modern home - ideal for a romantic breakaway!

Romance Valentine getaway package for two

* 2 Nights accommodation in a luxurious 1 Bedroom Suite
* Chilled Sparkling Wine on arrival
* Daily romantic turndown service
* Daily Breakfast
* Fine-dining romantic dinner for two on the Saturday evening in Salmon Restaurant
Complimentary bottle of wine during Dinner

Dates: Any two night weekend in February 2010.
Package rate: R2 495.00 for two people

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Dining out at De Kelder Restaurant & Winery in Wilderness

Kelder Restaurants have established a reputation for excellent food, a selection of the Cape’s finest wines and a lively, friendly atmosphere.

This unique South African franchise was inspired by South African Wines as well as the charm of the Cape and Boland. Our cellars reflex this influence in the variety of Cape and Boland wines that we stock.The decor at the De Kelder Restaurant & Winery are thoroughly indigenous as everything was locally designed and manufactured. Top wine estates display their wines in stylish back-lit cabinets with various pictures of the wine estates in the back ground. The restaurant boasts an indoor dining and outdoor dining area, deck and two stylish bars as well as a big screen for watching sport events.

The food is a celebration of the Capes cosmopolitan influences. An extensive a la carte menu caters for everyone’s needs. The menu includes many South African favorites like hearty breakfasts, mouth watering burgers, saucy combos, fine seafood, flavorsome pizzas and delectable desserts. The wine list includes something for every palate.

The House of Flavour Coffee Shop & Eatery – popular coffee shop in George.

The House of Flavour Coffee Shop & Eatery in Mead Street, George not your average coffee shop/ restaurant. This popular coffee shop/ restaurant in George offer outstanding service and tantalizing dishes as well as a peaceful and classic, jet modern atmosphere.

The menu at The House of Flavour Coffee Shop & Eatery caters for a wide variety of tastes and includes breakfasts, sandwiches & light meals, soup, salads & pasta’s. Main meals include a prime cut Beef Fillet, Prawns and more.

House of Flavour Coffee Shop & Eatery is centrally located in George, with ample parking nearby. Whether you are on business, shopping or a leisure trip to George, this centrally located Coffee Shop and Eatery is definitely one of the must visit spots!

Feathers Gallery in Knysna for gifts, curios, souvenirs and corporate gifts.

A visit to Feathers Gallery in Knysna is high up on the list of things to do and places to visit in Knysna. Here a wonderful and unusual shopping experience awaits you.

If you are looking for curios, souvenirs and gifts the Feathers of Knysna Gallery is the place to go!

The range of products at the Feathers Gallery includes ceramic castings of wildlife, ceramic birds, cats and an incredible range of wooden birds and animals crested with fine pewter heads. Selected pieces of fine African Art and are also on display.

Feathers of Knysna is also the choice for bird and wildlife corporate gifts. Throughout the years, Feathers has repeatedly enjoyed the privilege of providing commissioned gifts of excellence to dignitaries and royalty the world over.

Visit the Feathers Gallery where you will find the vast selection of the best of African art!

For contact details and more information on the Feathers Gallery in Knysna click here.

Dining out at Kafe Serefé in George

A delightful dining experience awaits you at Kafe Serefé in George.

Although touches of Turkish traditions are evident in this restaurant the food served is mostly South African in taste and flavour. The menu includes delicious South African Steak, Lamb and Pork dishes as well as traditional Turkish cuisine.

The atmosphere at Kafe Serefé is cozy and relaxed and the Turkish welcoming traditions and Belly Dancing on Wednesday- and Friday evenings add to the flair of this popular restaurant. Hubbly Bubbly pipes and cigars are available and can be enjoyed in the privacy of a fully equipped smokers room.

Both the menu and wine list offer great variety and value for money.

The Restaurant is open for a late breakfast, lunch and dinners.

Kafe Serefé also caters for private celebrations and corporate functions by offering several tailor-made options. Ample secure parking is available on site.

For contact details and more information on Kafe Serefé click here <

Monday, January 18, 2010

Hot Air Ballooning with Oudtshoorn Ballooning - Oudtshoorn, Klein Karoo, South Africa

Experience - the unique sensation of Hot Air Ballooning in the Klein Karoo! This is one of the top tourism activities in Oudtshoorn in the Klein Karoo.

Drifting on a gentle breeze, you will enjoy a sense of peace and tranquility, enjoying the panoramic view of Oudtshoorn and the majestic Swartberg Mountain range, which will stay with you forever...

Hot Air Ballooning requires no special effort other than rising a little earlier than usual.
While you enjoy a cup of coffee – the Oudtshoorn Ballooning team will prepare the Balloon for the flight. Shortly before sunrise, you will join the pilot in the basket for take-off. The adventure begins when we gently float away in the crisp morning air! After approximately 45-60 minutes the crew will look for a landing spot and you can have champagne after landing, while the crew packs the balloon away. On returning to the launch site you will be treated to a buffet breakfast at the end of a memorable experience.

This is one experience not to be missed by any tourist or traveller visiting Oudtshoorn in the Klein Karoo of South Africa.

Glenwood Lodge - Bed & Breakfast and self catering accommodation in George, Garden Route

Glenwood Lodge in George is situated only 3 km to the centre of town. The Garden Route Mall, as well as the popular beaches of Victoria Bay and Wilderness are about 5 minutes drive from Glenwood lodge. The location of Glenwood Lodge makes it ideal for both business and leisure visits to George in Garden Route.

The lodge is nestled amongst Oak trees and lush gardens where bird life is abundant. Here guests can go for walks in the beautiful garden or just relax in the shade of the majestic oak trees.

Glenwood Lodge offers country life accommodation and true South African hospitality. Both Bed and breakfast and self catering accommodation options are available. All Bed and breakfast suites and self catering units have private entrances and offer Tea & Coffee making facilities, colour TV and Wireless Internet.

Guest Facilities at Glenwood Lodge includes an all weather tennis court with practice wall, a jungle gym, a large swimming pool with covered braai patio and a snooker room. The spacious dining room opens out onto the pool area and our comfy guest lounge has a magnificent view of the garden, surrounding forests and Outeniqua Mountains.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Affordable guest house accommodation in knysna, Garden Route, South Africa

If you are looking for comfortable guest house accommodation in the Garden Route town of Knysna look no further than Adams Guest House. Adams Guest House is situated opposite the Knysna lagoon situated with in easy reach of the CBD, mall, shops, waterfront, Thesen Island, restaurants and the many activities and attractions Knysna offers. The Loerie Park Sporting complex is also within walking distance to Adams Guest House.

The Guest House offers guests comfortable accommodation in a quiet and safe environment with all the amenities and facilities to ensure a pleasant stay. Double, twin and family rooms are available. All rooms are en-suite and equipped with coffee & tea making facilities. Some of the rooms have private outside entrances offering guests more privacy.

Guests are welcome to make use of the swimming pool and braai facilities at Adams Guest House. A guest lounge with colour DSVT is also available to guests. Secure parking is available and children are welcome!

For the convenience of business travelers Adams Guest House in Knysna also offers an Internet Hot Spot!

The rates at Adams Guest House are very competitive and they offer a special rate for single persons - making it the preferred accommodation for reps and other business persons in Knysna.

For more information on Adams Guest House in Knysna click here.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

The Stompdrift Dam Water Resort – De Rust

The Stompdrift Dam Water Resort is located 6km from De Rust and next to Meiringspoort in the Klein Karoo of South Africa. This resort offers the only public access to the Stompdrift Dam with a "coastline’ of more than 25 km that cuts into the foothills of the Great Swartberg Mountain Range.

Surrounded by pristine hills and unspoilt vegetation The Stompdrift Dam Water Resort is home to more than 2 500 plant species and 50 bird species – making it an ideal destination for bird watching enthusiasts.

The Stompdrift Dam Water Resort also offers a range of fun and exciting outdoor activities, such as hiking trails, angling, swimming, kayaking, water skiing, a boat cruise on the dam and other water sports.

Guests to the Stompdrift Dam Water Resort can choose between different accommodation options. The Bush Camp, Safari Camp, the Loeloeraai House Boat, Self Catering Safari Chalets and a camping site is available.

The Aqua Bush Restaurant & Sports Bar is the ideal venue for wedding receptions, year-end functions, family get-togethers, and those special events that requires a really memorable venue.

De Vette Mossel Beach Sea Food Restaurant – Mossel Bay/ Great Brak River

De Vette Mossel is an unique beach sea food restaurant where you can kick off your shoes on the beach and enjoy sea food in abundance! Until the end of April 2010 this popular Restaurant will be open on Saturdays and Sundays.

De Vette Mossel is also the perfect venue for functions, parties and even beach weddings!

Wildebraam Berry Estate – Self Catering Accommodation

Enjoy serene mountain views and the safe tranquility of country living. Children will love the farm atmosphere and exploring along the river. Besides walking, cycling and berry picking, the golf course is just up the hill and, of course, we have our own private liqueur cellar open for tastings!
* Spacious Self Catering Cottage/Fully Equipped
* Free standing in Garden
* Sleeps 2-4
* Inside fireplace and air conditioning
* Braai area on large verandah - wood provided
* Mountain walks,cycling, berry picking & liqueur tasting
* 1.7km from town
* 20 mins from Montagu, Barrydale and Robertson wine route
* Friendly pets are welcome to join our dogs in our garden

Rates:R200 to R250 pp sharing per night.Special rates for children under 12.

For more information and contact details click here <

Wildebraam Berry Estate - Swellendam

Visit the Wildebraam Berry Estate, situated in the Hermitage Valley about 1.5km outside Swellendam, where you will be warmly welcomed in the beautiful Hermitage Valley and overwhelmed by the gastronomic delights! The berry types they farm with include Blackberries and Youngberries. The private cellar produces a range of delicious liqueurs including Youngberry, Honey, Aniseed, Rooibos, Peppermint, Lemon and Hazelnut. In addition, the farm kitchen produces a tempting array of liqueured fruits, jams, dessert syrups, chutneys, relishes, pickles and gifts which can all be sampled and purchased in the infamous "tasting room".The products are elegantly packaged and service the corporate gift market through a range of stylish gifts. From mid November to end December it is berry picking time and you can pick your own berries! Light refreshments as well as picnic baskets (which must be booked in advance) are available. Visitors are welcomed in the tasting room which has a fabulous vista of pastures, berry fields and the majestic Langeberg Mountains.

For more information and contact details click here <