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Drakensberg Cathedral Peak Hotel - The Hidden Gem of the Drakensberg
Nestled in the unspoiled surroundings of the Drakensberg mountain range lies Cathedral Peak Hotel, one of South Africa’s premier resort hotels.
Bourke's Luck Potholes
Taken in the Blyde River Canyon. This is in the Drakensberg range, out of the Kruger Park. There is a scenic route, with several fantastic spots to stop. Here, they say that if you drop a coin in the river, you get lucky. So there is a fortune down there, in small change ! Did you know that South Africa is a mountain country ? Well, it is ! Dans le Canyon de la Blyde River, Massif du Drakensberg. Sur la route touristique, il y a plusieurs arrêts spectaculaires dont ces marmites de géants. La…
The Ultimate Cape Town Travel Guide
Having lived in South Africa for a few years, Cape Town was unfortunately not the city I lived in. Fortunately, it was easy to visit Cape Town regularly from Johannesburg which I did many times. Having traveled all around the world, it is without hesitation that I still say that Cape Town is the world's most naturally beautiful city. The contrast between the mountains, ocean, and beach are unlike anything else I've seen. I hear Rio in Brazil is similar but I will have to visit for myself and…
Robinson Bank, Simmonds Street, Johannesburg
Postcard View Amongst the leading institutions of the town, founded by Mr. J. B. Robinson, one of the pioneers of the Rand. It is a handsome block, situated in Market Square at the corner of Simmonds Street.
The very first Argus race. 1978
"The Argus" as it is popularly known is the world's largest individually timed cycle tour attracting more than 35.000 cyclist annually. This 110 km tour round the Peninsula began in 1978 with a mere 525 participants. More at ;www.southafrica.info/about/sport/cycletour.htm
This is what Pretoria looked like in the 1900s
Stunning old images of Pretoria from late 19th century and early 20th century (1880s – 1900s) have surfaced online – this is how the city looked in its early life.