Lifestyle

Echoer – Thoughts that count

Echoer Application for IPhone and Android

Word of mouth is said to be the most popular form of advertising, take Facebook and Twitter for example, both revolutionary concepts that have taken the world by storm, allowing you to babble about everything; how awful your day is going... someone you know through a mutual friend just got engaged in Hong Kong (you will never go to the wedding) and trillions of advertisements… the feed goes on… However, you often have to sift through the rubbish to find what you are really looking for - would you rather not be part of a community that allows you to choose whose words you wish to listen to and where they come from? Introducing Echoer… an awesome new platform for iPhone and Android. This is a social system or network which makes it                  

Eating Out

The Waterfront Wine Affair

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Cape Town's been very quiet this week - we've been nursing our once-flourishing social calendars and wishing for sunburn. But what we have fast forgotten is that winter brings wine, fireplaces and excuses for shared body-heat...  Until Friday, The V&A spends the week swaying with the inebriated influence of dozens of boutique and reserve wines. With curling leaves and early evenings comes the annual V&A Wine Affair. The backdrop of a Table Mountain-marked cityscape makes The Waterfront's look out a perfect rooftop for some indulgent-out-of-doorsness.    This well-loved tasting/sipping soiree is a palate party.  Think sushi, oysters, imported cheeses and charcuterie... the menu boasts the                  

Night Life

This weekend starts on Thursday

Tonight’s tangibly pulsating nightlife will testify to a long-standing, unspoken tradition, that I blame on influence of the winelands, – beginning the weekend on Thursdays. When it comes to the weekend, the Western Cape is as preemptive as Bush with a pocketful of nukes. For those of you that haven’t been, swank and swagger is what you’ll find at Hemisphere. On the 31st floor, set overlooking the cityscape, filled with those dressed to impress, the view is striking inside and out. Fully stocked with drink specials, great blends of R&B, house, electro and hip-hop, as well as all the VIP bells and whistles, this one comes highly recommended. If cleaning up the act is not in the cards and you’d                  

Africa Travel

Hire a car in Cape Town

Actually doing an internship in Cape Town at 17 on loader guesthouse, we have quickly understood that a vehicle is absolutely necessary to explore the Cape Peninsula. We first of all went to see "Budget" and hired a "Volkswagen chico », a typical south African car which is famous because of its uninterrupted production since the 80’s but honestly a bit expensive for us (student budget). Dirk told us about a company who makes low student rates and at our big surprise there were hiring some old classic Mercedes 123 automatic !! There are reliable cars, big enough to fit in surf boards and I must admit quite stylish ! The company came to fetch us at the guest house and drove us to their garage were was waiting are new friend. We