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Row your boat

Even if all you can afford at the moment is a plastic tub with homemade paddles, it does not mean you cannot dream: one day…   While waiting for the day when you board your own yacht and sing the “all hands make sail, ahoy!’ (or similar) …

2014 Winter Olympics

Get ready to watch some exciting action on snow and on ice.   Anyone who straps on skis (or skates, for that matter) for the first time will feel as helpless as Bambi crossing the frozen lake. Those who persevere beyond the initial embarrassment …

2013 Jozi motor show

The show is held from 18 to 27 October, and the visitors have a chance to see almost three hundred passenger vehicles.   Every other year, Johannesburg becomes the centre of the motoring world, showcasing the cars of today and the cars of …

The must-see spring flower spots in South Africa

This blog post is taken over from Travelstart.   It’s time to head for nature’s great flower displays in the Western and Northern Cape, so we bring you this lovely blog post, slightly shortened, courtesy of Travelstart. …

In search of the perfect yoga mat

A good yoga mat does not always come cheap, but on the upside it will last for years   I won’t go and tell you comforting little lies of the “get your yoga mat on the chap side” type. That is because I own a cupboard-full of “yoga mats on the …

Which van?

Do you have a small business? A big family? Or are you just a devoted leisure-pleasures seeker? If you answered yes to any of these, it’s time you looked into acquiring a van.   The light commercial vehicle (LCV) sector of the South African …

Car wash

Did you know that (statistically at least) you as a South African take exceptionally good care of your car? According to a survey conducted at the end of 2012, the cars South Africans drive are among the cleanest in the world, with motorists in Northern …

What South Africans drive

When buying a new car, South Africans are mist likely to buy a Polo Vivo. That’s according to the data collected by the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (NAAMSA) for the period from January to November 2012. During …

Travelling right

Lolling on the Wild Coast pristine beaches... soaking up the beauty of the Cape Point Nature Reserve... ambling around the Winelands... exploring the Mpumalanga Meander... going on a sightseeing tour of a Latin American, Asian or European city... No …

Fishing tales

Seasoned fishermen know that the success of a fishing trip hangs precariously on a long list of considerations, and never mind that most of them have at best a very tenuous connection with catching fish. Some of the to-dos and not-to dos that many anglers …