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The Ultimate Guide to Child-friendly Restaurants in Pretoria

Pretoria has several child-friendly restaurants but it is not always easy to find one that also has good food and service.  I have been a regular visitor to child-friendly restaurants in Pretoria for almost 11 years.  My top child-friendly restaurants in Pretoria not only have great food and service, but also playgrounds and activities that would keep children busy. Even though there are several other child-friendly restaurants in Pretoria, my list was chosen based on my own experiences.  They are (in no particular order of preference):

C'est la Vie in Centurion
C'est la Vie (translated that is life) in Centurion is definitely a favourite in that it has great food and lots of fun activities to keep children busy.It boasts a centrally located coffee shop and separate play areas for young and older children.A water slide and three wheels go karts for the older children add to all the fun.


Children aged two and younger may play in a circle seating area for free, while children aged …
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An Unusual Experience awaits at Diaz Museum Mossel Bay

No visit to Mossel Bay is complete without experiencing the Diaz Museum complex. This complex is the middle of town not far from the beach, shops, seaside restaurants and the Tourist information Centre. Inside the complex is also the Maritime Museum to buy some postcards, souvenirs and to experience the life-size replica of Bartolomeu Dias' caravel ship in which he arrived in 1488. Several miniature boats are also on display throughout the museum. The maritime museum has a wealth of information on Mossel Bay's history and an aquarium.

The museum grounds is another interesting visit with some mountain tortoises, ducks, the museum cat and the famous Post Office Tree. This post office is still in operation and mail is collected twice a day from the shoe. The large tree (a Milkwood) is now a national museum itself. The complex interestingly was built on the exact same site where the Portuguese explorers met the indigenous Khoi people. Lots of photo opportunities await and if y…

Flying With Pets to South Africa? Your Need to Know Guide

People fly for all different reasons. Some individuals need to make a business trip, others are visiting friends or family, others are going on vacation, and some are making a cross country move.  If you are moving, there is a good chance that you may need to bring your pet along with you. If this is the case, you will find that you are subject to a whole new set of air travel rules.  Before leaving for the airport, with your pet or pets in tow, you are advised to familiarise yourself with those rules.  This also applies if you want to bring your pet to South Africa on holiday.
The first step in travelling, in the air, with a pet is to make sure that they are even allowed.  Certain pets are allowed to be on airplanes, but that does not mean that all airlines will allow it.  If you are planning on travelling with your pet, you will need to inform your airline of this information upfront.  This is vital because not all airlines will allow you to bring a pet onboard. Therefore, if you do …