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 […]

South Africa’s Weather and Climate

South Africa is a subtropical region, moderated by ocean on two sides of the triangle-shaped country and the altitude of the interior plateau. These account for the warm, temperate conditions so typical of South Africa – and so popular with its foreign visitors. The country is bordered on the west by the Atlantic Ocean and […]

Homo Naledi: Fossil Discovery at Cradle of Humankind Revealed

New secrets were unveiled about our own origin today at the Cradle of Humankind in Maropeng as the fossil discovery of Homo Naledi was revealed to the public. The discovery was first made in October 2013 during the Rising Star Expedition, a relatively short excavation where a team of “underground astronauts” recovered the extensive collection of 1550 hominin specimens. Representing at […]

Do You Know How To Save Energy? Learn From These Experts

Image: flickr  – CC by 2.0 – Author Lollie-Pop With an annual average price increase of 12.69% implemented by Eskom for 2015/16 in addition to persistent power cuts,  South African households will now feel more pressured to save energy. Hippo.co.za recently approached some of South Africa’s leading influencers in energy conservation for their blog post titled “Experts […]

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 […]

MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet

MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet is a great South African fundraising programme that allows us to make a difference just by shopping. Whenever you shop at one of their partner stores you just swipe your free MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet card and they will give back a % of your purchase value to your chosen charities at no cost to you! […]