The annual National Arts Festival turns the sleepy, historic Grahamstown into a riot of song, dance, theatre and fun which is why you need to book your bed for it now.
Pippa de Bruyn
Pippa de Bruyn is author and co-author of various travel books, including Frommer's Southern Africa, Hedonist Guide to Cape Town, Frommer's East Africa, Frommer's India, Frommer's Eastern Europe, Pauline Frommer's Italy. She is the Cape Town destination expert for The Telegraph and a regular contributor to various travel publications. Her company BestKeptShhh.com puts together bespoke itineraries to Africa and India for local and international travellers.
A week touring Cornwall in a vintage Kombi with her husband and two teenagers delivered Pippa de Bruyn the happiest of holiday memories.
Kalk Bay is one of South Africa’s prettiest fishing villages. Here’s our pick of the holiday homes to stay in.
For nature lovers, this Eastern Cape hamlet is the ideal getaway with its many waterfalls, forests and very affordable accommodation.
Stanford is a rural town with nature, a beautiful river and history, plus it’s an easy weekend escape for Capetonians. Our Pippa De Bruyn seeks out its gems.
Easy to get to in under four hours from either Bloemfontein, Joburg and Durban, the Northern Drakensberg is an amazingly scenic getaway. Here’s our pick of the best places to stay.
We sent our professional reviewer to discover the best breaks in Paternoster – here’s her pick of where to stay in the prettiest fishing village on the West Coast.
We sent our professional reviewer, Pippa de Bruyn, to find the best accommodation in Ficksburg and the Maluti Mountains. Here are her top 13 cottages and lodges, seven of which are under R375 per person a night.
In our ongoing search for the best accommodation in South Africa, we sent our professional reviewer, Pippa de Bruyn, to find the best accommodation in the Lowveld, from White River to Hazyview.
We all have special places to which we return over again. Pippa de Bruyn’s is De Hoop Nature Reserve, which has developed and expanded in tandem with her own life.