Joan Lewis

Two of Cape Town's most glorious gardens

Two world class gardens under the eastern flanks of Table Mountain; one barely ten years old, and one a century. Don't miss them Read the guide

Cape Town Picnics you'll never forget

If it's summer in Cape Town, then think "picnics". You don't even need to pack your own hamper. Here's where to go to set down your rug Read the guide

Walking the Dolphin Trail in the Tsitsikamma National Park

The Tsitsikamma Park, or "place of many waters", offered us the perfect opportunity to explore the beauties of South Africa's Garden Route, with a two day hike around this marine heritage coastline Read the guide

Cape Route 62 - avoiding the Garden Route crowds

Setting off on a round trip from Cape Town to the Garden Route, we explored the heartland of South Africa along Cape Route 62, with its vast mountain ranges and pretty historic farming communities Read the guide

Look out for the Great White Shark. It's come to Cape Town

A recent fatal shark attack off Fish Hoek Beach shows how sharks are posing an increasing danger on the False Bay side of Cape Town. Don't let that put you off, it really is a great place to hang out Read the guide