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Things to tick off the bucket list when in South Africa

When it comes to lists such as this one, most people fail to understand that beyond the primary function of giving you something to enjoy while you’re away on holiday, there is a secondary function. That function is to paint a picture of the variety of activities on offer, the more varied the options, the higher the chances of enjoyment become if you try something and you don’t like it there’s always something to do. South Africa, like most destinations, has all the usual activities that you would expect when travelling in Africa, but what sets this country apart is not only the sheer number but uniqueness of the experience, from Safaris to snow. Yes, snow in sunny South Africa.

1.    Wildlife

The continent of Africa is synonymous with wildlife, and South Africa is no exception. Not only does it have 20 National Parks including the world-renowned Kruger National Park and Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, but it is also home to a multitude of private wildlife reserves like Humala. These parks offer world-class safaris and a chance to view the Big 5 (Rhino, leopard, elephant, buffalo and lion). But what makes South Africa different from other nations is that it’s also home to the largest bird, mammal, reptile, fish and worm. Still, on the topic of record breakers, the fastest and tallest animals also call this place home.

2.    Flora

If you take the time to stop and smell the roses, there is an entire kingdom at the tip of your nose available to dazzle you with an array of scents and colour. The Cape Floristic Region, for example, is famous for having an estimated 9500 number of different plant species, 70% of which grow nowhere else in the world. This UNESCO World Heritage Site isn’t a small area either, encompassing national parks, nature reserves, state forests and mountain catchment areas like the Table Mountain National Park, which is home to the country’s national flower, The King Protea.

3.    Beaches

The flight network published its annual ranking of the best beaches in the world and more importantly, the 50 best beaches in Africa in 2018. A panel of over 1200 Journalists, editors, bloggers and agencies with a speciality in the travel industry rated 3 of the country’s beaches as the best in the world in the City beaches category and 8, in the best beaches in Africa. Beating out every other nation which goes to show, when it comes to coastlines, South Africa is no slouch. From populated golden shores to untouched gems, South Africa has it all and a little bit of something for everyone.

4.    Wine

The art of winemaking dates back to 1659 and since then, has made the production of wine in the republic the 9th largest wine producer in the world. Wine connoisseurs both local and international travel to the wine capital of South Africa, Stellenbosch, to enjoy its wine, with over 200 producers based in the area alone. This can be attributed to geology that lends itself for the production of both reds and whites. Franschhoek, located in the northeast of the Western Cape, is home to some of the best and unique gourmet dining experiences with the neighbouring towns of Paarl and Constantia are not far behind in terms of wine quality, production and taste.

5.    Novelties

South Africa is awash with activities to take part in that make for the best stories. From ostrich riding to bungee jumping, every facet of the country has something to do from the Big Hole in the west to Crocworld in the east. There are so many things to do; it surely is a place with everything even skiing, yes, skiing. One of, if not the smallest ski resorts in the world located within the Drakensberg Mountain ranges.

There’s more to this nation of friendly people than taking selfies with a giraffe. The sheer number of activities available to try make holidays not only more enjoyable but memorable as well.

Beach budget getaways

Everyone gets bitten by the travel bug once in a while and develops a fever commonly known as “wanderlust”, fuelling that strong desire to travel can be a bit difficult because it usually means breaking the bank.  However, the cure lies in having a good eye for affordable holiday destinations, which brings us to South Africa.  A naturally diverse nation located at the southernmost tip of Africa that will exceed travel expectations and fit well within your budget.

South Africa has got a little bit of everything – gorging desserts, snow filled mountains, dense forests, fierce wildlife, vast wine regions, world-class beaches and so much more. You can see the Big 5 as you go on an exciting Safari game drive through their vast habitats and view them from up close. You can visit the Kruger National Park or for a more family-friendly experience, head to the Songimvelo Game Reserve which will also go easy on the wallet.

Discover what’s beneath our surfaces by diving in our rich coral reefs and swim amongst an abundance of colourful fish, turtles, and corals. If the season is right you can also snorkel with dolphins or spot the spectacular Humpback and Southern Right whales. Do you want a more adrenalin pumping experience? Go shark cage diving for an eye to eye encounter with one of nature’s most astonishing predators.

 

Budget Getaways Shark cage diving

One of the most affordable activities to do on the coasts is exploring stunning beaches of Cape Town. The massive waves of the Atlantic Ocean make every surf lover’s dream come true. You can relax as the sun gives you a gorgeous tan or partake in beach volleyball at Clifton beach or simply go for a long walk along the less crowded and calm shores of the Myoli Beach in Sedgefield. For warmer waters head to Durban and swim away at the shores of the Indian ocean. If you are curious to see where the Atlantic and Indian ocean actually meet, drive to Cape Agulhas, also known as the southernmost edge of Africa.

 

Thrilling activities and wildlife getaways aren’t the only reason to Visit SA. It also boasts a rich history that is inscribed in its various museums across the country, most of which can be explored for free or charge a very small fee. Diverse cultures and delicious street food are also something that takes up the top spots in every Tourist’ bucket list. Try out some of the mouth-watering dishes like the malva pudding, potjiekos, boerewors and biltong. Travel back to the prehistoric times by exploring renowned archaeological sites like the Sterkfontein caves and Maropeng located within the Gauteng province.

South African Museum: Budget getaways

In the major cities of South Africa, apart from tall skyscrapers, historical museums, lush theatres and exclusive shopping malls, there are many other things that you can do that won’t cost you a cent like live music and performances at the V &A Waterfront in Cape Town.  Here you can get anything from modest budget-friendly self-catering units to luxurious hotels and resorts. In Johannesburg, known as “The city of Gold” you can visit its various gardens like the Emmerentia Botanical Gardens or the Walter Sisulu Botanical Garden or take a short hike up the Northcliff Tower for breath-taking views of the Johannesburg cityscape. Take a trip to the vibrant and historic township of Soweto to see the houses of international icons like Nelson Mandela.

South Africa is a destination that shines all year round but during December when it experiences its peak season, the streets get crowded and most accommodations are booked or priced really high.  So be sure to visit the country during shoulder seasons like late January for the warmth or off-peak season during June to get great deals on travel and tours. If the luxurious lifestyle calls out to you, keep an eye on our website for monthly promotions or sign up for our newsletter to get gold for the price of silver.

South Africa, it’s hard to miss when it’s literally self-explanatory on a map. That being said, there are things that make this country unique beyond its languages and history pre and post 1994. To those individuals who have been fortunate to leave the borders of the country, hopefully in a legal way will know that not everything we come into contact with as citizens are universally available.


A perfect example of this is the humble braai. Every meat eating country most likely has one but were the only country to call it by its real name, a braai. Not a barbeque like the rest of the world because we all know that’s the name of a flavour of a spice or a sauce. What’s even worse is that this leisure activity’s partner is known as a sausage across the world and not as boerewors. Which is unfair because viennas are known as viennas if only they were available in the city of Vienna and bratwurst as bratwurst regardless of where you are in the world, and they’re from. We’re always told to support Proudly South African products, but we do that on a regular basis. We might not be Germany or Japan and purchase locally produced cars, but we do have rusks and Rooibos. Two proudly South African products that we enjoy with as much pride as our national rugby team giving Australia a hiding, but if it’s Australia then beating them in everything brings the country together and national joy.


As far as food is concerned, there are what we can call, for lack of a better term, the celebrity foods that everybody knows and associates with South Africa, in the same way, Nelson Mandela is. These include but not limited to Mrs Balls Chutney, Milk tart and most importantly Biltong and wine. But food is not the only thing we’re known for. Thanks to the 2010 World Cup we also introduced the Vuvuzela to the world, but a noise complaint was lodged, and it’s now banned in most places outside our northern borders. The shy Chappies wrapper has educated so many people that call this place home, but the facts stated on its underside have made us famous for other reasons, some of which we don’t appreciate and realise as native South Africans, such as having the world’s longest wine route. 850 km of fermented grape goodness from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth, which is a route that should be taken if the N2 reminds you too much of your way to work. We are also home to the second highest waterfall in the world — Tugela Falls at 948 metres.

These are all things that make South Africa, South Africa and this is without mentioning the usual sales material of our country, the tourism and wildlife, Nobel peace prize winners, beaches and lure of natural resources.

There’s no one who doesn’t like holidays and the rare few that probably don’t can attribute their feelings towards an unpleasant experience or some kind of trauma. Unfortunately, this journal has no tip on how to counsel that just yet but it will help visitors both new and old in choosing the right kind of accommodation when it comes to travelling Mpumalanga, the North West or anywhere in South Africa really. And the best part of this is that all of the pearls of wisdom imparted here can be universally transferred.

When it comes to planning your holiday, knowing where to go is probably the first thing that’s decided. And where you’re going to stay the second, if not vice versa. To be honest, self-catering accommodation is best, yes we said it. That’s not to say anybody who can afford a hotel or luxurious Bn’B shouldn’t try one if the opportunity is there, but for most holiday goers, the holiday experience is a fickle thing. It has to be planned in advance in order to avoid the unruly price fluctuations that come with the ringing of the last school bell that begins the end of the school term for children. Or that one random public holiday most people in the country need but never end up using because they are catching up on work.

Self-catered accommodation has a few perks above room service if you know how to use them. Chief among them being the value for money you get. As a holiday goer on a budget or a person living up to the stingy personality trait people have given to them, there’s no better way to physically see the value of your money and where it goes because you know how much you’re paying and for what. Which means having too much fun means you only have yourself to blame, not that having fun is ever a bad thing. And if you are unfortunately labelled as stingy, what better way to prove those people who don’t understand frugality with money wrong.

Space. And lots of it. Unlike hotel rooms, which are self-explanatory in their dimensions, self-catering accommodation can range anywhere from an extremely large room to an entire house waiting for you and your guests to make it feel like a home. Which is a win for all the anti-social members of the family.

The prospect of having an unlimited selection of food to choose from seems enticing and you don’t have to be a foodie or have an unhealthy relationship with food to see it. BUT, and this is a big but as you can see, is that it doesn’t cater to any cravings. If it’s not on the menu then chances are you’re not going to have it, and if it is on the menu and you don’t want it, your meal will feel incomplete without it. Self-accommodation results in cooking whatever you feel like when you feel like it, adding to that homey feel and vibe that is often sought after by this type of accommodation option.

Not to toot our own horn but as Touchdown Group, we sort of know a thing or two about self-catering residences with a few of our own littered across the country. If you would like our opinion on which is the best? All of them. But if our backs were against the wall and we had to pick one we’d choose, find out in the link below

Now that we have that out the way, it’s important to realise that it’s not all good and that the bad exists in tandem with the good. The bad thing about going down this path of independence is that your desired holiday destination may not be prepared adequately for a fulfilling self-catering experience. Also, there’s a slight chance that it may be in the outskirts of where you’d ideally want it, making getting around expensive, which is a real concern if you’re holidaying in South Africa.

Even though you’re on holiday the one thing you pack with you and the reason that travel bag refuses to close all of a sudden is because you take the chores from home with you. It might be nice to have a change of scenery but the cleaning roster doesn’t change. No matter what you do, the dishes will still need cleaning.

But do not let dirty dishes deter you from enjoying a holiday because that’s what they’re there for. To be enjoyed with the people you love most.

Fishing Resorts in South Africa

South Africa has a little bit of everything for everyone and one of the best ways to showcase this is through the abundance of activities and accommodation of fishing enthusiasts. It’s not easy finding a place well stocked in fish and allows you to enjoy nature uninhibited in any way.  The great thing about this industry besides its growth is that as far as accommodation goes, it ranges from comfortable to luxurious and varies from one end of the catering spectrum to the other.

As far as fishing goes, Dullstroom in Mpumalanga can be considered the best. Quite an ambiguous statement when you consider the fact that fish can be found in oceans on either side of the country, mountain streams and rivers. In terms of fly fishing for trout, no other place comes close. Still, water dams chock full of rainbow, and brown trout are the order of the day, complemented with luxurious self-catering facilities in the surrounding equestrian estate.

The Western Cape is littered with accommodation tucked in the most ideal nooks and crannies for the quintessential fishing experience. A perfect example can be found within the Robertson Wine Valley, renowned for its idealised beauty. The Bonnievale River Lodge is a self-catered experience that offers guests a chance to reside along the river edge, and rural experience away from the creature comforts provided by the city.

At the tip of the Drakensberg Mountain range and south of the border with the neighbouring country of Lesotho and on the other side of the winding gravel road from Barkley East. A little gem that might as well be classified as a relic lost in time resides in the form of the Walkerbouts Inn. This particular guesthouse is best suited for the needs of 16 individuals and provides authentic outdoor experiences such as but not limited to mountain bike trails, birding and fly fishing.

Further south in the Natal Midlands, fans of fishing both recreationally and for sport can relish in the art of catching bass. The Albert Falls Dam is the country’s highest-ranking bass fishing destination and one of the best in the world. Just a 30-minute drive from the neighbouring city of Pietermaritzburg. This particular venue is excellent for a day out with the family to enjoy water sports, bird watching and most importantly, fishing. Take part in the Albert Falls Classic fishing tournament held annually since 2017. Although in its infancy, the competition doesn’t fail to amaze and provide an extravaganza for both spectators and contestants alike.

As far as fishing goes, what’s fishing in South Africa without mention of the Sardine Run. Between May and July, millions upon millions of fish move up along the east coast of Kwa-Zulu Natal and with them, predators that one would not normally see. From Great White Sharks, Common Dolphins that follow them from start to finish and Whales, Moray Eels and Ragged Tooth Sharks in select areas waiting to enjoy in the festivities. The sheer number of fish means even the most inexperienced fisherman can land a catch to their name as fish usually move in shoals 30km long and 3km wide.

 

Mpumalanga, land of the rising sun, home to the lower part of South Africa’s largest National Park and a University. It does not seem like much but before 2014, the second smallest province in terms of land mass did not have an institution of higher learning, meaning all bachelor degrees and its peers had to be sourced elsewhere. But there is more to do in the mountainous terrain of Mpumalanga littered with forests than trying to find five of the most famous animals.
Observe.

 

Mpumalanga Wine Show Logo

Mpumalanga Wine Show

Fermented grapes and their intoxicating taste aren’t something exclusively reserved for the Western Cape. The Mpumalanga Wine Show not only brings a change of venue to the typical vista of grapes in the background but makes wine much more accessible for people who find journeying down south just a little too far. With more than 250 types of wine to taste and talk to producers of wine directly.

Please note: No under 18s, Babies or Prams allowed.

When: 5 & 6 April 2019

Cost: R200 at the Door

Address: Emnotweni Arena, Riverside Park Ext 1. Nelspruit

Contact: 011 482 5936

 

Eish- South African Kitchen Logo

Craft Beer and Gin Festival

Brand South Africa is all about celebrating all that is local and lekker, and this particular festival does just that. Enjoy the goodness that comes from barley, hops, rye and wheat. Then after a day filled with responsible drinking, find a place to lay low and prepare for the next day.

When: 13 April 2019
Cost: Free
Address: Eish Secunda, Kiewit St, Lake Umuzi Waterfront, Secunda
Contact: 017 634 5980
eish@lakeumuzi.co.za

 

Forever Loskop Marathon

Mpumalanga has something for everyone, even those of us who have no interest in alcoholic beverages. The Forever Loskop Marathon hosted in Middleburg is a 50km marathon that meanders through suburbs, Highfield terrain that provides a satisfying crunch underfoot and challenges like no other in the form of the Kranspoort Pass 38km in, where it separates the joggers from the runners.

When: 13 April 2019 (6:00AM)

Cost: N/A

Address: Loskop Nature Reserve, Damwal Complex, Loskop

Contact: Loskopmarathon@foreversa.co.za

 

Humala River Lodge

Humala River Lodge
Kruger National Park feeling a little to mainstream for you, but still in the mood to see wild animals do their thing? Well then, the Songimvelo Game Reserve is the place to be. Not only does it have countless of amazing animals that are overlooked because of five particular animals but it also happens to be a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to the world’s oldest rock art. All of this and more can be enjoyed when you book a stay at Humala River Lodge located within the game reserve.

Cost: Dependant on package
Address: Songimvelo Game Reserve
Ehlazeni
Mpumalanga
Contact: 010 007 3620
reservations@touchdowngroup.co.za

 

The Thirsty Bartender

Sometimes it’s not about events or festivals or even the wildlife, and more about finding a new place to explore with your friends and party up a storm. As far as nightlife goes, Nelspruit/Mbombela is the place to be. This is it a bias, but a quick google search will bring up all the places to dance up a sweat and chances are, a majority of them are based in the land of the man-made rainforest. Such as the Thirsty bartender.

Cost: Dependant on the event

Address: Chief Mgiyeni Khumalo Drive 11

White River, Mpumalanga

Contact: 076 674 5536

 

Demacon MTB Series
The Demacon tours Mpumalanga over February and May, providing a thrilling race each month that builds upon the action of the previous one. Allowing riders and spectators alike to witness the best skill when they face off against the elements. Catch the 3rd leg of the Demacon MTB series in Dullstroom, with luxurious accommodation venues and plenty of things to do in Dullstroom. Proving that there’s more to this town than fish.

When: 27 April 2019

Cost: R60-R250 depending on race

Address: Dullstroom

Contact: desiree@mtbapp.co.za

Cape town or as it is known by the locals “The Mother City” has so many places to see, and things to do u can never run out of ideas. From massive landmarks to blue oceans and everything in between the city will bring joy to your heart, there’s just something about Cape town that captivates your soul and keeps calling you back to it. It could be your first or 1000nth visit to Cape Town, but the more you see, the longer you want to stay. The beauty of Cape Town will humble you and make you appreciate nature more.

TAKE IN THE VIEW FROM TABLE MOUNTAIN

Table Mountain is Cape Town’s most significant landmark and one of the most photographed places in the world. This 600-million-year-old beauty is 6 times older than the Himalayas and stands 3.500 feet above sea level. It accommodates many flora and fauna that survive nowhere else in the world owing to its unique ecosystem. Stare at its splendour as orographic clouds, locally known as the table cloth continuously pour over the mountain like a slow waterfall gradually vanishing just before the splash. On a clear day take a hike to the highest point of the mountain or use the cable car for an exciting aerial view of the surrounding. Once you reach the top, be prepared to be blown away by its breath-taking views. You can treat your senses to the freshest air and vast views, and there’s also a café with a kiosk and a Wi-Fi lounge at the top where you can treat your taste buds and just relax.

WATCH THE SUNSET AT SIGNAL HILL

Signal Hill is a popular vantage point from where you can see the massive lions head and the iconic Table Mountain as it gently spools down to the colourful and vibrant city of Cape Town. Locals and tourists group together at dusk to see the orange sun slowly sink into the ocean. Hues of gold and yellow softly collude into the sky and gently transform to the calm of night as the glowing moon rises up. Turn towards the city and watch as the dusk is illuminated by twinkling city lights. Bring along some drinks and snacks to make the experience more refreshing.

EMBRACE CAPE TOWN’S INCREDIBLE BEACHES

Cape Town has a selection of diverse and remarkable beaches stretching along the Atlantic and Indian ocean coastlines, some rated amongst the top in the world. They include the 4S’s: Sun Sand Sea and surf. The 4 Clifton beaches, naturally separated by a collection of granite rocks are known for their, warm white sands and cool crystal-clear waters. The 4th beach is a blue flag beach, making it one of the most sought-after beaches in Cape town and often visited by film stars and celebrities. This beach is perfect for sunbathing, picnics and beach games like volleyball, it’s is overlooked by a good selection exclusive beachfront apartment. Restaurants and bars where you can enjoy a pleasant meal or sip on some exotic cocktails.
The Boulders beach is famous for its beautiful blue waters, shallow tide and of course the penguins! It’s thought to be one of the few places in the world where you can effortlessly swim among cute and cuddly African penguins. The public beach where swimming is permitted is surrounded by the main colony and is free to access. However, there’s a fee to enter the visitor’s centre and the main colony. Another popular beach is Muizenberg, Miles of white sand and perfect waves, making it a surfer’s paradise. It’s also great for families due to its shallow, warm waters making it ideal for wading, jumping, splashing and kite surfing.

EXPLORE THE COLOURFUL STREETS OF BO-KAAP

The colourful and lively site of the Bo-Kaap is the oldest residential area in the Cape. Owing to its brightly coloured buildings and cobbled streets, the Bo-Kaap is one of the most photographed places in the Mother City. Ride along their roads on rented bikes and see the traditional colourful homes, take great pictures and dine on some fantastic Cape Malay cuisines at nearby eateries. Next, you can explore the rich history of the Cape Malay population at the Bo-Kaap museum, a significant landmark that dates back to the 1760’s making it one of the oldest structures in the neighbourhood. Be fascinated as it recreates the life of the Cape Malay who were descendants of people forcibly brought to the city in the 16th and 17th centuries from Malaysia, Indonesia, and other African countries.

EXPERIENCE THE HISTORY ROBBEN ISLAND

Escape into the realms of history at Robben Island, a well-known symbol of “the triumph of the human spirit over adversity, suffering and injustice”. It holds 500 years of rich history that represents the vital aspects of South Africa’s past and is honoured by thousands of visitors each year. It is where the world-renowned icon Nelson Mandela (amongst notable captives) was jailed for 18 of his 27 years in prison. This World Heritage Site provides a tour that will take you through the relentless and cruel periods that prisoners and our freedom fighter were incarcerated in.

STAND AT THE EDGE AFRICA IN CAPE POINT

Cape Point is in the Cape of Good Hope nature reserve. This thin stretch of land, scattered with beautiful valleys and jewel blue beaches are gently curved along the Rocky Mountains which contains a blend of extraordinary fauna and flora. You can hike or travel to the top with the train. Once you reach the top edge, a cool breeze of the ocean air will brush past you. Gaze at the glorious scene of open azure skies as it merges with the blue ocean that portrays the utopian view that will overcome you with bliss and joy.

KIRSTENBOSCH NATIONAL BOTANICAL GARDEN

Kirstenbosch is an extraordinary botanical garden that lies along the eastern slopes of Table Mountain in Cape Town. It is acclaimed as one of the most celebrated gardens in the world. The garden covers 528 hectares, 36 of which is cultivated and the rest contains protected natural forest, fynbos and indigenous birds, animals, reptiles, frogs and invertebrates. The best time to explore this beautiful garden estate is during the spring dawn when you can indulge your senses with the sweet floral aroma of flower buds as they slowly blossom when touched by the warm rays of the sun. There’s a musical tune of joyful morning birds carried through by the winds portraying nature in perfect balance. You can take a long walk in the garden, go bird watching or plan a picnic with family or friends.

THE VICTORIA AND ALFRED WATERFRONT

This is where the City meets the Sea. The V&A Waterfront in Cape Town is a hotspot where you can work, live, shop, dine and relax. It is located in the oldest working harbour in the southern hemisphere. It’s an ideal place to go with family friends or children. You can go on boat rides, ride in the Hamley’s train, go on the Cape wheel, Visit the Two Oceans Aquarium and feast on food.

 

 

Situated in the heart of Garden Route, Sedgefield is a scenic and serene town where you can slow down to soothe your soul with its placid pace and breathtaking beaches. Breathe in its southern breeze and let your spirit swirl with satisfaction.

Sedgefield is South Africa’s very own “Slow Town”. It received this status in 2010 after effortlessly meeting the slow movement standards of Cittaslow. It connects with its already existing concept of conservation beyond boundaries. The town continues to improve the quality of life by living a slow stressfree life, taking up less space, conserving nature, consuming fresh local produce and engaging in environmentally friendly practices.

Sedgefield is located between the Goukamma Nature Reserve and the Wilderness National park. What makes it perfect for nature lovers is the electrifying blue Indian ocean on one side and the greenery of Groenvlei lake on the other side. It offers a diverse set of activities for nature lovers, photographers and adventurers. Visitors can have the time of their lives on various beaches, sand dunes, watching sunsets, going on hiking trails and getting an adrenalin rush from paragliding activities. Here are the top 4 must do activities;

1. Gerickes Point

Gaze in awe at Gerickes point. This vast beach is rich in history that dates the 1960s when fishermen used to arrive with their day’s catch. If you look closely, you can still find some boating remains. Walk along this golden sandy shore at low tide and see its mesmerising sea life. Fascinate yourself with some of South Africa’s highest fossil dunes that decorate the beach. You can also sit on its calm shores and gaze up as paragliders add colour to the azure sky of this picturesque location.

2. Paragliding

A perfect escape for thrill seekers in this town is paragliding. Glide through the air and experience heavenly views of the vast horizon. FlyTime Paragliding offers electrifying tandem and motorised-tandem flights for you to soar freely over and above Sedgefield.

4. Myoli Beach

One of the local Sedgefield secrets is their golden seashore with clear waters and exquisite views. It is one of the top wave riding beaches along this coast and is perfect for surfers, kite surfers and stand-up paddlers. You can also cast your eye across the sea to spot dolphins and whales from their observation platform. It’s also a great place to loosen up little, sip on some cocktails and try exotic foods at nearby restaurants, beach bars, and a good selection of holiday accommodation.

5. Sedgefield slow festival

 

The Sedgefield Slow festival is a celebration for people of all ages to participate in together. Easter in this town pumps vibrancy into veins of everyone from children to the elderly because of the exciting activities ranging from glow in the dark golf tournaments, slow bike competitions, Trail races, water sports to intense potjiekos competitions and so much more. The town is filled with a sense of vibrancy from the sound of joyous laughter, enthusiastic cheers, the delicious aroma of traditional foods, and a colourful crowd, that will make you appreciate life a little more.

Sedgefield is a town suitable to escape from busy city life and settle for a more peaceful and calm time. It’s ideal for a weekend getaway or to settle and call home. It has all the aspects of a great town and a wide selection of accommodation right in front of the beach from luxury apartments to retirement resorts. This laid back beauty is where quality and simplicity triumph over quantity and complication. Sedgefield is indeed one of the best places to stay in and experience the slow stay in life.

 

 

The town consistently lives in harmony with its wonderful natural environment. Furthermore, the Cittaslow criteria have inscribed values that aspire to create a quality of life for all.

 

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