Meerkat Adventure in Oudtshoorn

The small town of Oudtshoorn in the Klein Karoo is ‘the’ location to see Ostriches in South Africa. Surrounded by Ostrich farms the town has grown its tourism base around watching, eating and even riding the world’s largest bird. However, for those looking for something a little more unique and off the beaten track the town also offers the rare chance to get up close and personal with one of the members of “The Shy Five” – the meerkat.

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City invites Capetonians to participate in Africa’s first Carrotmob

16 NOVEMBER 2011

The City of Cape Town invites Capetonians to participate in the very first Carrotmob on the African continent to be hosted at Maria’s Café on Dunkley Square, Gardens on Friday 18 November 2011 from 17:00 till 22:30.

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The Darling Stagger Slack Packing Trail

Earlier this month (July 2011) the Cape West Coast Trails were launched within the Cape West Coast Biosphere Reserve (CWCBR). The CWCBR, with the West Coast National Park at its centre, is one of the 6 UNESCO recognised Biosphere Reserves in South Africa.

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The wild side of Cape Point Nature Reserve

How ironic that just a few hundred metres from one of the most iconic and heavily touristed locations on the African continent are some of its most deserted and beautifully wild beaches.

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Harvesting the Seeds of Hope

Last Friday evening I attended the Seed to Table book launch at our local Kalkbay Bookshop. Knowing about the amazing work Abalimi Bezekhaya do, promoting amongst others organic community food gardens as a sustainable way of poverty alleviation in the Cape Flats Townships, I was very keen to find out about this intriguing new cookbook Seed to Table.

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African Relish - the art of preserving

Paul and I were recently invited to join one of African Relish’s weekend cookery courses. Wanting to visit the Karoo town of Prince Albert for quite a while and being intrigued by the African Relish set up, we set off for the 400 odd kilometer journey along the N1. Not the most varied route, but I find the monotony of the Karoo fascinating – endless space and emptiness. Born and bred in the small area that we call Holland space is a luxury.

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Wine, walking and wide open spaces

I was fortunate enough to be invited to sample the Green Mountain Trail recently and despite some wet weather was delighted to have discovered this unique activity. The trail is a collaboration between various accommodation owners, local guides and the regions wine farms. The combination of guided trails through spectacular mountain scenery and evening wine tastings with local winemakers works perfectly. What makes the trail even more interesting is the excellent conservation and community involvement that is implemented along each stage of the route.

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Favourite Five - Post World Cup Rest & Relaxation

Every now and again, the Uluntu team sit down to discuss and share new experiences, destinations, places of interests, and anything fun and exciting that we came across during recent site visits, educationals, holidays or weekend getaways (yes, we LOVE to sneak out of the office as often as we can to visit and experience a new guest house, lodge, restaurant or tour). We have decided to share some of our favourite places with you, so please keep visiting our blog in future to see what we have been up to.

Today’s Favourite Five - The best destinations to visit to recover from post World Cup fatigue (and boy do we need to rest our tired feet after many miles on the Cape Town Fan Walk, and soothe our sore throats after hours of cheering in support of our favourite teams).

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