Our next road trip about to start!!!

We are really looking forward to our next road trip due to start early next week – can’t wait!!  some very interesting and exciting adventure lined up… Leaving Cape Town and traversing through the Karoo with a few pit stops, sleep overs and culinary experiences along the way toward Gauteng and once there we will be […]

Lots of interesting stories coming…..

Tiny and I have recently been on a an amazing trip around South Africa and have experienced some truly delightful culinary explosions… From Lesotho, Eastern Cape, Karoo and West Coast and culinary delights from some of the finest Cape restaurants as well as some delicious wines – certainly our flavour of the month is Bosmans […]

Cluster d’Hote Restaurant, Sutherland

In one of the oldest properties in Sutherland you will find something extremely special if you are a foodie – a gastronomical feast of note! Built in and around 1880 this magnificently restored building by the Marais family on Piet Retief Street houses a really fine restaurant owned and run by Johann and Anelia Marias. […]

Kambro-Kind Guest House Sutherland, Karoo

Driving into Sutherland late at night in rain and freezing cold wind, it was a welcome site to see the signboard KAMBROKIND GUEST HOUSE on our left on the Main Road in Sutherland an old style bed and breakfast graded four stars and after a night spent there – a well earned four stars! This […]

Sutherland – the coldest place in South Africa

Day one of our latest trip through South Africa took us from Cape Town to Sutherland in the heart of the Karoo recently. Unfortunately the heavens opened up as we drove out of Cape I have wanted to visit Sutherland for many years – since the telescope SALT (Southern Africa Large Telescope) was built and I […]

Road Trip kicks off today

Today we leave for our long overdue road trip, for Manic Travellers it has been about 5 weeks not travelling and we’re suffering withdrawal symptoms. First stop – Sutherland in the Karoo, our timing is not too bad, just past New Moon, so with clear skies we should get a fab view of the sky […]