Monday, February 28, 2011

Cape Town Bicycle Map Launched

The first ever Cape Town Bicycle Map, which details safer urban cycling routes, bicycle parking, painted and segregated bicycle lanes and other urban cycling information, has been released.
This first edition covers the central city, the West Coast to Milnerton route, the southern suburbs and south peninsula. The soon-to-be-released Winelands Map will include the Durbanville area as well as the Winelands.

The print map is complemented by the blog, ‘’, which gives updated route information as well as details of bicycle-friendly venues, bicycle parking, new policy issues and infrastructure.

Individual copies of the A1 full-colour maps cost R40 each; orders of 10 copies or more cost R30 each. Maps are also available, free, from the Cape Town bicycle map advertisers, whose details can be found at

Monday, February 21, 2011

Mauritius School Holiday Family Special

Take advantage of this Mauritius Family Holiday special for the March/April school holidays. Choose from the luxury resorts of La Plantation Resort & Spa, Ambre Resort & Spa or Indian Resort & Spa.

One child stays & eats free in a standard room. Two kids stay & eat free in family room, only paying for flights and transfer.

For more information and bookings email or contact us on + 27 (0)21 685 6460.

Terms and conditions apply.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Moon phases for Cape Town 2011

Due to much interest from the Lion’s Head Full Moon Hike post yesterday, above are the moon phases for Cape Town in 2011. You can also view the information here. Don’t forget to bring torches for the way down. Enjoy the hike and see you at the top!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

View from Lion's Head on a Full Moon Hike

Lion's Head is a mountain located in Cape Town, between Table Mountain and Signal Hill. Known for spectacular views over the city, an hour-long walk to the top is particularly popular during full moon.
Click here for a spectacular 360 degree view of a moonlit sky on top of Lion’s Head, don’t forget to drag your mouse up and down and side to side.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

50% off Luxury Five Star Mauritius Holiday

The Four Seasons Mauritius is offering an incredible special of R 15 215 per person for a 7 night luxury resort holiday, including airfare. For further information, email

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Rehabilitated penguins take to the seas

Almost 90 penguin chicks have been released after being rescued and rehabilitated at the Eastern Cape Penguin Rehabilitation Centre in Cape St Francis.

The Eastern Cape Penguin Rehabilitation Project is an organisation dedicated to help oiled, sick and dehydrated or injured African penguins. It rescues and rehabilitates vulnerable and injured penguins and other marine animals and educates people about the effects that factors such as pollution have on the environment.

“The subsequent release of almost 90 chicks two weeks ago was surely an incredible feat. Most of the chicks were rescued off the island making it their first encounter with the ocean after being taught to swim at the Penguin Centre’s swimming pool,” said the organisation in a statement.

The project relies solely on contributions from benefactors who effectively “sponsor” each animal’s rehabilitation. One of the patrons of this caring organisation is the Cape St Francis Resort, parents to two of the penguins who were recently released. These two chicks had a special place in the hearts of the staff at the Cape St Francis Resort and were dubbed Elvis and Priscilla. For more information about the Eastern Cape Penguin Rehabilitation Project, visit