Friday, December 9, 2011

Tour South Africa: the Quaint

Sadly, today is the last of our trip around South Africa with Sam. But I do think she saved the best for last - these are her suggestions if you'd like to enjoy some of the more quaint aspects of South Africa.

To recap, this is part of a series I'm hosting on South of the Sahara for anyone interested in where to visit, what to do, and what to eat in South Africa (you can also read more by clicking on the Tour South Africa tag at the bottom of this post).

If you like something quaint...

" Visit the picturesque town of Clarens in the Free State. Set against the backdrop of the Maluti Mountains, this little town is an art lover's dream. Visit one of the galleries and be inspired to create your own paintings.

On your way to a Kruger Safari? Don't forget to stop by Pilgrim's Rest. It seems that time has stood still in this antique mining town. The historic 1870's village is a living memory of South Africa's lucrative gold rush era.

Enjoy the beauty of nature at the foothills of the majestic Drakensberg Mountains. I usually go once a year, over Christmas. The scenery is breathtaking during summer and there is nothing to match the peaceful ambience and lush green environment. If you like the great outdoors, do attempt the hiking trails, horse riding, mountain biking and adventure sports. Or like me, just grab a good book and relax amidst your beautiful, placid surroundings.

Wakkerstroom is the hidden jewel of Mpumalanga and one of the premier bird watching districts in the country. It is a charming little town where you can escape for the weekend, far from the traffic, noise and hustle and bustle of the city.

Thanks to Kirstey for allowing me to share some of my favourite places in South Africa."

Sam, thank you for sharing with us!

You can catch up on fashion news on Sam's blog, Frills and Thrills.

The pics of Clarens in this post is by Sam, too, and you can read more about her visit there on her blog, here. The pic of the Drakensburg is from here. The lilac-breasted roller can be found in Mpumalanga, and the pic was from here.

1 comment:

robert yarn said...

What an amazing place clarens free state is for visit. I think this is the best place in South Africa to visit. Thanks for sharing your experience.