Monthly Archives: September 2012

Fly to Phinda Game Reserve for free

One of the setbacks about the otherwise lovely Phinda Game Reserve in northern KwaZulu Natal, South Africa, is that it is relatively difficult to get to. However Phinda Mountain Lodge and Phinda Forest Lodge have introduced a great offer for 2013. If you stay 3 nights at either lodge, they will provide a complimentary return [...]

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SAA’s new baggage policy

SAA’s new baggage policy has kicked in which moves it in line with many other airlines around the world. Historically SAA only has a weight policy of 23kg However from now on, excess baggage, additional items or extra weight are charged at a flat rate, per rule broken and per piece of luggage. Previously extra [...]

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Cooking with Fynbos at the Table Bay Hotel

Using fynbos in cooking has long been a favourite for top chefs in Cape Town with fynbos-inspired tasting menus on offer at a couple of hotels such as the Twelve Apostles. However I really like this new idea from the Table Bay Hotel in the V&A Waterfront. They have decided to offer a cooking workshop [...]

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Fordoun Hotel & Spa

I recently stayed at Fordoun Hotel & Spa in the Natal Midlands. What a fantastic property it is. I have to confess that before my visit  I had rather assumed that Fordoun was just a lovely relaxing country house hotel with a great spa. Nothing wrong with that and these places are wonderful at the [...]

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Kate Bergh is co-founder of Cedarberg African Travel, a specialist tour operator for Southern and East Africa.

She heads up the South African office, having lived in South Africa since 1993. Her home looks up to the Cedarberg Mountains, where she enjoys hiking and cycling, when she’s not out discovering new places to visit, with her three children in tow. Kate has travelled extensively throughout the region to Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Namibia, Botswana, Mozambique and Zimbabwe as well as most areas of South Africa. She also loves history, meeting people and a good thriller...

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