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Enchanting lodge in the forest

Bas de Vos found a backpacker lodge at Storms River worthy of a longer, adventurous stay

A refuge for city-bored Gautengers

Kids playing on an old tractor at Irene Farm. Picture: IRENE FARM
7 day(s) ago

Much on offer at Irene Farm — visitors can buy, and drink, farm-fresh milk, play golf on course originally started by Jan Smuts, visit nature reserve

South Coast Tourism’s CEO finds that unique charm

Justin Mackrory. Picture: MARK TAYLOR
4 day(s) ago

Justin Mackrory’s nose for a place’s ambience and appeal has earned him the post of South Coast Tourism’s CEO, writes Elaine King

Pleasures of perlemoen poaching

PRIZED: Abalone is a delicacy in East Asia, at prices worth risking one’s life for. Picture: RAPPORT/STEVE EGGINGTON/GALLO IMAGES
2 day(s) ago

Perlemoen is in danger of extinction on our southern coast — and corrupt cops and fisheries inspectors aid and abet the pillage, writes Blaise Hopkinson

RESTAURANT REVIEW: Eating with elephants a memorable experience but requires patience

Picture: GARDEN ROUTE GAME LODGE
7 day(s) ago

The pachyderms are in the distance, perfectly visible as they munch tranquilly in the veld while my companions and I savoured our own choice, writes Maureen Marud

Opinion

WINE: Winner conundrum

It may have something to do with panel dynamics: the larger the number of judges, and the less discussion between them, the more the outcome is likely to gravitate to the safe, middle-of-the-road choice, writes Michael Fridjhon


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