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November 19, 2019

JAGERSFONTEIN

Jagersfontein lies 115 km south west of Bloemfontein, nearest stop: Koffiefontein. It is one of very few places in the world with a big hole open diamond mine.

In 2005 the media considered Jagersfontein ‘forgotten in history’. Today the little town has remarketed itself as a former mining village of note; the town that South Africa forgot, yes.

But Google Earth certainly didn’t. From above the visibility of Jagersfontein’s open diamond mine ensures its position as the world’s oldest and largest hand excavated pit – and they’re proud of it. Despite having a surface area of 19.65 hectares the diamond mine remained [...]

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November 19, 2019

United’s first non-stop service to Cape Town on the horizon

From 16 December 2019, United Airlines will be commencing its first-ever nonstop service between Cape Town and New York/Newark. “Our new service between Cape Town and New York will provide our business and leisure customers with a seamless and more convenient way to travel between South Africa and North America, and more immediate access to everything the Americas has to offer,” said Bob Schumacher, United’s regional managing director sales.

A Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft will operate on this new route three-times-weekly, featuring 48 seats in United Polaris business class, 88 seats in Economy Plus and 116 seats in United Economy.

“We also [...]

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November 1, 2019

ABOUT GORDONS BAY

GORDONS BAY, CAPE HELDERBERG

Gordon’s Bay offers beautiful accommodation near Cape Town, where the ocean and mountains of South Africa are showcased to perfection. Gordons Bay is all about its waterfront, where the bay lies against the sheer mountains of the Helderberg, providing shelter to a picturesque cove that offers a veritable feast of water-based activities and a promenade lined with fish shops, coffee bars and restaurants.

Gordons Bay bustles during peak season. Bikini Beach is popular with the younger crowd who come here to play beach volleyball, sunbathe and surf, whilst the main beach is more popular with families and the water is gentler. You don’t have to [...]

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September 25, 2019

RIVER RAFTING WITH RAPIDESCENT ADVENTURES

Whether you are after a peaceful paddle down the scenic river, or you’re hankering after the thrill of tackling the rapids, RapiDescent River Rafting Adventures is guaranteed to deliver. This adventure is situated on the Crocodile River (although there is no danger of crocodiles in the rapids), close to Hartbeespoort Dam in the North West Province and is fantastic for everyone over the age of eight years.

Head out onto the water for a 2.5 hour rafting adventure after a full safety briefing. The rapids are rated 1 (very small and easy to negotiate), 2 (a few small technical areas that pose no danger, even if you fall out of the raft), and 3 (a bit more technical, you will need [...]

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