A chain of rugged basalt heights complete with dramatic peak and gorges, accessible foothills , a wealth of flora and fauna and a generous helping of resorts borders Natal on the west. Here, where the air is like wine, you will find crystal clear trout streams, wild flowers, waterfalls, hiking and horseback trails, and bushman’s rock art. (more…)
Posts Tagged ‘South Africa’
For those of you who don’t know much about Mpumalanga, here is a little History of the land, and some really nice places to stay at while on holiday. (more…)
If you have not yet booked your Easter accommodation, we recommend you do it NOW before it is too late. Call Optima on 0860 333 666 to find your dream holiday resort. In the meantime, take a few minutes to relax and read this article. (more…)
Established in 1835, Spiga is renowned for its exceptional quality Italian cuisine. With having always offered fantastic service, with a friendly smile, the atmosphere is to die for and very original for Durban. Located on 200 Florida Road, Spiga is a definite MUST for Valentines day or any other day for that matter. (more…)
Today, I felt adventurous and wanted to write about some of the crazy things we can do, as South Africans and international travelers visiting our beautiful country. Activities every person should experience at least once in their lifetime! Well, here goes… (more…)
Here in South Africa, we do Christmas a little different. We don’t have a ‘White Christmas’, with land covered in snow, and Santa on a Sled. Here, we have Santa driving a Land Rover with his Reindeer huddled in the back, all trying to steal a chance at flapping their tongues in the wind.
Instead of roast Chicken or Turkey and Cranberry sauce, we Braai Chops and Wors with a side dish of Salad Greens, Baked Beans, Spicey Curry dishes, Pap and freshly baked rolls. (more…)
South Africa is a country filled with diverse culture, a torn history, a yearning to heal its wounds. A country full of life and love, a culture of food and wine, Shebeens, Shanty Towns, dancing, 11 official languages, animal skin dresses, Bikini’s and Braai’s. As a South African you should traverse every inch of your country, leave no rock unturned. But of all the wonderful places to visit, there are 10 that are a must see. Add them to your bucket list. (more…)
Travelling safely in South Africa is vitally important to all, foreigners and locals. Knowing your country and its people is important for general day to day interaction and survival. But in this article we cover ‘Knowing South Africa’ for travellers.
South Africa is one of the top countries to have welcomed ‘Going Green’ with open arms. So why not ‘Go Green’ whilst you travel? Keep in mind your carbon footprint, what you leave behind, and what you can add to this beautiful country. Optima Breaks is proudly South African and supports Going Green. (more…)
When faced with something like 800 wineries, how do you go about identifying the top wines and wineries of the Cape? The decision of what to buy or drink can be nearly as daunting as trying to unravel the enigmatic French Appellation d’origine contrôlée system. (more…)