Sunday, October 14, 2007

South Africa from A-Z




















Here you will find links to all stories from the planning of, and the journey to South Africa, for your convenience. This is page is updated December 19th 2007

Travel arrangement
- Finding the best airfare

Travelling to and in South Africa
-
Drakensberg Mountains - getting there
- Getting around - on transportation
- From Giants Castle to Pietermaritzburg
- Rating South African Airways

General information
- Crime in South Africa
- Health precautions
- Money and prices

Places
- Durban
- Johannesburg
- Johannesburg - Alexandra
- Johannesburg - Melville
- Johannesburg - Newtown
- Johannesburg - Riviera
- Johannesburg - Soweto

Hotels and guesthouses
-
Aintree Lodge, Pietermaritzburg
- Blue Waters Hotel, Durban
- Melville House, Johannesburg
- Sundown Ranch Hotel, Sun City

Bars and restaurants
- BJ's Restaurant & Fast Food, Harrismith
- Daytona Spur, Durban
- Gramadoelas, Johannesburg
- Lizards Rock, Pietermaritzburg
- Mezza Luna, Johannesburg
- Nambitha, Johannesburg
- News Cafe, Durban
- Orange Acorn, Johannesburg
- Soi, Johannesburg
- Restaurant Versailles, Durban

Sights
- Alexandra township
- City of Pietermaritzburg
- Credo Mutwa Cultural Village, Soweto
- Drakensberg Mountains, Kwazulu-Natal
- Durban, the Beach
- Mahatma Gandhi statue, Pietermaritzburg
- Museum of Africa, Johannesburg
- Nelson Mandelas home, Alexandra
- Nelson Mandelas home, Soweto
- Nelson Mandela Yard Interpretation Centre, Alexandra
- Newtown, Johannesburg
- Pilanesberg National Park
- Safari Pilanesberg National Park
- Sun, sand, sea - and surf!! Durban
- Sundown Ranch Lion Park
- Suncoast Casino and Entertainment World, Durban
- Sundown Ranch & Lion Park
- uKhahlamba caves, Giants Castle
- Workers Library & Museum, Johannesburg

Food Stories
- Bush Tucker
- Coffee in Melville
-
Dinner at Giants Castle, October 1st
- Delicacies in the wilderness
- Food
- Grocery shopping at Estcourt
- Lunch in Zululand
- More Goodness inside, Aintree Lodge

Wine
- Allesverloren Cabernet Sauvignon 2004 (Swartland)
- Allesverloren Shiraz 2005 (Swartland)
- Allesverloren Touriga Nacional 2005 (Swartland)
- Delheim Merlot Simonsberg 2004 (Western Cape)
- Durbanhills Merlot 2005 (Western Cape)
- Excelsior Cabernet Sauvignon 2004 (Western Cape)
- Lammershoek Tinta Barocca Barrique 2003 (Swartland)
- Nederburg Western Cape Baronne Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz 2005 (Western Cape)
- Pongrácz Method Cap Classique Non-Vintage (Western Cape)
- Porcupine Ridge Merlot 2004 (Western Cape)
- South African wines
- Stormy Cape Shiraz 2006 (Western Cape)

Nature
- A view from the hill, Giants Castle
- Birds of the Drakensberg Mountains
- Breathtaking Botanical Beauty
- Climate in South Africa
- Flora and fauna
- Plants in our Drakensberg Garden
- Trees and flowers of South Africa

Recipes
- Roasted chicken with garlic, pepper and lemon

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