Top 10 Caves to Explore in and Around Cape Town

Top 10 Caves to Explore in and Around Cape Town
There’s no shortage of caves to explore within a few hours drive of Cape Town. The Western Cape has many dark gems to explore where you’ll see impressive views, experience the Cape’s long history and rock formations that dazzle you as much as they might inspire the occasional bit of trepidation. Here are our picks for epic caves to visit near Cape Town. More from Secret Cape Town see their website: Read the full article here ...

Your Property Goal in 2019

Your Property Goal in 2019
As the New Year approaches, you may find yourself ready to fulfill an important goal; making the dream of owning your very own home a reality!  Or maybe you are fortunate enough to be considering a move to a larger home, or the time has come to scale down to something smaller and more manageable! Where do you start? Many dive right in and start house hunting with no idea what their price range is and very importantly what the added costs are, but if you...

Getting your home ready for guest season

Getting your home ready for guest season
Tis the season to get the air mattress out, or is it? Here are five money-wise ways to ensure your holiday guests have the best time staying over. Ditch the bad beds It’s ever so tempting, and somewhat inexpensive, to just use a blow-up mattress and hope for the best. But holidays aren’t meant to be for bad backs and creaky bones. Rather, if your family is a regular host, think carefully about how you’ll accommodate guests now and in the future.

Do You Employ a Domestic Worker?

Do You Employ a Domestic Worker?
Big changes on the cards for South African domestic workers – here’s what you need to know Alongside the recent announcement of a new minimum wage, South African domestic workers are also set to receive new benefits under the Compensation for Occupational and Diseases Act (COIDA). The proposed amendments are open to public comment until 18 December, with the changes expected to be officially introduced sometime in 2019. Speaking to Businesstech, Joh

Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts

Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden is acclaimed as one of the great botanic gardens of the world. Few gardens can match the sheer grandeur of the setting of Kirstenbosch, against the eastern slopes of Cape Town’s Table Mountain and what an exciting venue it is for these legendary concerts! Booking at Webtickets Download pdf: kbosch2019    ...

Bee deaths – a ghastly truth revealed!

Bee deaths – a ghastly truth revealed!
The vice-chairperson of Western Cape Bee Industry Association (WCBA) and commercial bee farmer Brendan Ashley-Cooper has already lost 100 hives and he sent a sample to be tested in the Hearshaw & Kinnes Analytical Laboratory in Cape Town. This week, Ashley-Cooper received the sample back confirming his fears. It is from fipronil, a pesticide used on ants.  On Friday wine farm owners and bee keepers held a meeting to discuss using pesticides.

Let’s all play tourist!

Let’s all play tourist!
iVenture City Pass Cape Town, in partnership with Cape Town Tourism, is the ultimate key to unlocking unforgettable travel experiences. The Pass gives you access to over 70 of the most popular Cape Town attractions, tours and things to see and do, a large number of those being kids-friendly activities. Whether you prefer day tours, museums, adventure, or the great outdoors, there really is something for everyone with the iVenture City Pass! It also ...

Time to Talk Summer!

Time to Talk Summer!
The Inside Guide has just published an article highlighting the 13 best beaches in Cape Town for 2018 with a warning about security in its first paragraph, as much a sign of the times as it is a an appropriate time for the article that heralds the start of those summer days. Apart from the sobering reference to security we certainly could not agree more with their choices with Llandudno, Clifton and Boulders taking the top three spots.  Personally I...