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Dassiesfontein – Caledon

Dassiesfontein – Caledon
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Located in a quaint, thatched roof building along the N2, Dassiesfontein is a traditional restaurant offering true South African hospitality. At Dassiesfontein, great pride is taken in serving homemade bread, made from home ground flour and baked in old wood s...
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Spring in the Western Cape in photographs
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We were sent some really beautiful photographs which were taken near Philadelphia in the Western Cape which got us all excited about Spring. It's a wonderful time of year. Join us in celebrating the imminent arrival of Spring in the Western Cape. "I love this...
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Walking on the Wildside by Pat Dewil – a Book Review
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Pat Dewil is an enthusiastic conservationist and professional wildlife ranger and guide and a very accomplished story teller. You will get to know him through the countless tales of his exploits and adventures in his book – Walking on the Wildside. He travels ...
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The South African Story by Ron McGregor – a Book Review
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Ron McGregor is one of South Africa's most experienced tour guides. Over many years, thousands of visitors have enjoyed his commentaries and gained through them a greater insight into the story of South Africa and its people. Very informative and entertaining,...
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Kalk Bay Photographs

Kalk Bay Photographs
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The unpretentious bohemian fishing village of Kalk Bay lies between the mountains and the sea, just 25 minutes’ from Cape Town. Home to one of the last remaining working harbours in South Africa, not only can you meet the returning boats for the catch of th...
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The Great Whites of False Bay, South Africa by Dirk Schmidt – a Book Review
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This groundbreaking book is a world first, depicting the Great White Sharks which dominate the False Bay area and present a unique hunting behaviour of breaching during predatory events – and is the only book of its kind in print. It is soon to be a South Afri...
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‘The Penguins of Boulders’ by Dirk Schmidt – a Book Review
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The Penguins of Boulders is a book all about the African penguin.  Despite being one of the most charismatic animals on our planet, it is a species in peril suffering from rapid environmental degradation through oil and chemical spillages and the depletion of ...
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Now this feels like Home by Gail Masondo – book review
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Now, This feels like Home is a treasure of a book - offering an honest account of Gail’s life experiences, a memoir with a difference. It takes on the familiar sensations of loss, fear, sadness and regret. We have all experienced these and while reading Gail’s...
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The Poacher by Div de Villiers – book review
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Many books have been written about game rangers. Most are set in the African bushveld or savannas and portray the romantic image of rugged men exposed to harsh elements and dangerous game. The stories in this book are different. They give an insight into th...
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Lekgowa by Tony Harding – Book Review
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Lekgowa stands alongside Antjie Krog’s recent text, Begging to be Black, as a powerful contribution to the complex and fraught discourse about identity in the ‘new’ South Africa.  At the same time, the text’s intensely personal nature makes the challenges it p...
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Berried Treasure by Hillcrest Berry Orchards – Book Review
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From the Foreword by Myrna Robin, Hillcrestberries.co.za is a generous reflection of Hillcrest’s irresistible recipes, complete with pearls of wisdom about growing, harvesting and enjoying youngberries, blackberries, raspberries, tayberries, boysenberries, blu...
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