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Cape Town Picnics – Pretty Places for Spring Picnics in the Mother City
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Cities ... living in one requires that you open your wallet countless times a day. So, when it comes to celebrations or casual get-togethers with friends (who won’t fit into your bachelor flat), meeting up for a picnic in the Mother City is not only a way to s...
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Bitchin’ Breweries in  Cape Town – The Craft Beer Scene
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Hipsters may have helped make craft beer famous, but for those of us who've enjoyed sinking a cold one on a balmy day in the city, or sipping on one slowly in a field of buttercup yellow canola in the country – we know that there's so much more to craft beer t...
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Where to get drunk in the Overberg – plan your ‘winecation’
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When someone mentions 'wine route' in Cape Town, one usually thinks of Stellenbosch or Franschhoek, not the Cape Overberg, yet this region is every bit as likely to get you drunk. With 250km of winescapes to explore, the serious wino can't possibly consider th...
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It’s always 1920 at The Stanford Hotel
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The Stanford Hotel is a landmark in the village of Stanford in the Cape Overberg, which can be found teaming with life every Saturday morning, attracting market-goers to the Saturday Morning Market held at the hotel every weekend. Built in 1920, with parts of ...
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Described by many as resembling a scene from 'A River Runs Through It', Stanford village possesses the idyllic, dreamy charm of an epic romantic film. Children fish from the jetties while Gymnogenes call nearby; residents hit the river with their canoes early ...
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Fifty Shades of Greyton

Gorgeous Greyton. A Delicious Day in Greyton. The titles and opening lines for my travel story had already been lilting in and out of my head for days. I hadn't yet unpacked from my previous getaway when I was invited to write about the charming town that I'd ...
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Sultry Swellendam

I was first drawn to Swellendam because of resident, Bruce Geils' 'Flyinghorse' photography. I caught myself falling into his depictions of this town that he so clearly loved, which ached with sensitivity and seeped mystery from every inky evening shot. It tak...
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What I love about the Overberg: from a City-Bowl-expat
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I’d been visiting the Overberg for twenty years by the time I made the decision to pack everything up and move my little family out to the country, beyond the city smoke, traffic and frenetic pace, to a quieter place over the hills. Raised in Sea Point and res...
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The Blue Bird Garage Market in Muizenberg
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Known for her passion, drive and ability to open a beautiful boutique overnight, Kim Speer, the owner of Mythology in Kalk Bay and Constantia, and her husband, Dylan, saw a gap in the market in Muizenberg and took the courageous step in opening a night market....
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Empire Cafe in Muizenberg is a Community Favourite
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Tucked in a hidden lane above the railway line, Empire Cafe occupies a double volume space in an original vintage building in York Road, Muizenberg. After eight years, Empire still reigns supreme as Muizenberg’s favourite breakfast and lunch spot. Locals br...
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A trip less ordinary – Riebeek Valley on a scooter
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While spending time with family in Riebeek West over Christmas, we decided to embark on a wine tour and explore the verdant wine valley, on a scooter! We started our ‘trip less ordinary’ at Kloovenburg Wine Estate, where we also took part in an olive tasting a...
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Bicycle lanes in Cape Town

Bicycle lanes in Cape Town
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Cyclists have been in a state of euphoria since the Cape Town municipality announced they would be creating dedicated bicycle lanes in and around the city. The City of Cape Town is one of the first municipalities in South Africa to advocate the need for bicycl...
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Popular Cape Town Family-friendly Restaurants
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Cape Town offers some beautiful locations to spend time with your family in a relaxing and playful atmosphere. On a constant quest to find perfect family spots offering healthy child-friendly food with an appetizing menu for adults, set in pleasant surrounds w...
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Where is Philadelphia?

Set amongst rolling green pastures dotted with content livestock, and a swirling river, Philadelphia has come into its own as a creative hub and weekend getaway for the arty, families, friends and for those who appreciate the simple quiet of an evening spent u...
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