New Rock Art & Heritage Site at Phillipskop Mountain Reserve

Inside the cave at Phillpskop © Phillpskop Mountain Reserve Phillipskop Mountain Reserve spans over 246ha of the pristine southerly slopes of the Klein River Mountains just to the east of Stanford in the Western Cape. Earlier this year some cave paintings were discovered in the spacious cave and since then they have been working hand in hand with archaeologists and Heritage […]

Stay Green At These Nature Reserves

South Africa is well known for its incredible natural beauty, abundance and diversity as well as the many national parks (SANParks) and private nature reserves. These protected areas are of particular importance for wildlife, flora & fauna, features of geological or other special interest, and are reserved and managed for conservation purposes and to provide opportunity for study or […]

11 Eco-friendly Places to Stay in the Eastern Cape

The Eastern Cape region stretches from Tsitsikamma in the South to the border of KwaZulu-Natal in the north and has an incredible 820 km stretch of coastline. The central and eastern part of the province is the traditional home of the Xhosa and is the birthplace of many prominent South African figures, such as Nelson Mandela, Oliver Tambo, Walter Sisulu, Govan Mbeki, Chris Hani, Thabo Mbeki and Steve […]

Country Bliss at The Little Farmhouse

After a scenic drive passing farmlands and mountains along the R326 we reach the picturesque National Heritage Village of Stanford, nestled serenely between the Kleinriver Mountains and the Walker Bay Nature Reserve in the Overberg region of the Western Cape. Just another 5km and a short gravel road and we arrive at our destination, The Little Farmhouse. COMFORTABLE AND […]

Gaga for Gondwana Game Reserve

The lovetostay team is passionate about travel, exploring beautiful South Africa and protecting the environment for all. We recently packed the old faithful hi-techs and embarked on a spontaneous roadtrip to the Mossel Bay area, and more specifically, to visit one of our eco-friendly members, Gondwana Game Reserve. Prior to this trip the word “Gondwana” would make me think of the geological supercontinent. Post our stay, […]

JBay Beckons

Jeffreys Bay is a popular vacation and retirement destination in the Eastern Cape and is also known as South Africa’s surfing mecca! Situated just off the N2 Highway, roughly an hour’s drive southwest of the Port Elizabeth International Airport, this seaside town is nestled between the natural brilliance of the Gamtoos and Kromme Rivers, and […]

Stay Green in the Overberg

Planning a holiday is always exciting, a new city to explore, plenty of time to soak up enough sunshine to last you the rest of the year and of course, the journey on the open road. The only speed bump seems to be whether you are making the smart, green choice about your destination. Now […]

The Adventure Starts Here

South Africa has some of the best rock climbing in the world, with Cape Town particularly well endowed. There are literally hundreds of bolted and natural routes on excellent quality Cape granite or Table Mountain sandstone within the city limits. There are climbing schools and mountain guides in all the main centres, and route guides […]