Tag: kitesurfing

Surf Trip, Staycation Style

Costa Rica is our dream surf trip destination. But we would take Maldives, Bali, Hawaii, Long Island or even Mauritius if you threw it at us. But you didn’t, so we gathered our battered Rands and set off for Melkbosstrand instead. We left after work on a Friday,  so we missed the traffic. The journey from our home in the South to…

A rough guide to the holidays at St Francis Bay

Going to St Francis Bay for the holidays this year? First time? Second? Third? Here are eleven things you should know.  Jet skis. Just don’t. They’re not even allowed on the Kromme River, because those mean little engines suck up all the ecological goodies. You may traverse (that means drive out of the river at a snail’s pace) but you may not perform any tricks. (Namely…

6 Things to do in Cape Town if you are Homesick for Port Elizabeth

Okay. You can stop laughing now. It really does happen. We Port Elizabeth creatures, despite living in the shadow of the seventh wonder, miss our home town. So what to do, girls of the Eastern Cape, when the oaks and the vineyards, the mountains and the Atlantic are just  not cutting it? 1.  Have  coffee at Vovo telo. (Steenberg/Waterfront/Kloof Street, whichever floats your boat.) Yes,…