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Five places to take your friends in Cape Town
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If you’re from Cape Town you’ll know what it’s like to have foreign visitors or guests from other parts of South Africa come spend time with you, hoping you would show them around your beautiful city. Or even if you’re not from Cape Town but are going there as...
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Surfing in Jeffreys Bay

Surfing in Jeffreys Bay
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If you have ever looked out into the depths of the ocean, met the approaching waves with your eyes and dreamt of dancing upon the silky smooth surfaces, then now is as good a time as any to break it to that you’re a surfer, be it with your soul or with a board...
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The Simplicity and Beauty of Bulungula Lodge
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Bags packed and ready to go, we tore ourselves away from the incredible beauty of Coffee Bay and jumped into our little vehicle, one person extra, and set off into the hills of the Wild Coast once more. The sun had come out and everyone’s spirits were buoyed a...
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Mountain Biking in Hogsback

Mountain Biking in Hogsback
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Hogsback is an ancient and enchanted place that lies on the R345 between Alice and Cathcart in the Eastern Cape. It is possibly most famous for its link to Tolkien’s “The Hobbit” novel and is claimed to have inspired the novel and subsequent Tolkien scenery, w...
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Cape Agulhas Day Trip

Cape Agulhas Day Trip
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We woke early, ate our breakfast and drank in the panoramic views of Walker Bay and the surrounding fynbos from the balcony of Grootbos Private Nature Reserve. Early this morning we had decided, spur of the moment, to go and visit the southernmost tip of the A...
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Sentinel Peak Hike – Drakensberg

Sentinel Peak Hike – Drakensberg
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Driving into the Drakensberg just the day before and seeing Southern Africa’s highest escarpment rise up in sheer cliff’s before us was jaw-droppingly beautiful and filled us with a sense of wonder mixed with a tinge of anxiety for we knew that one of the thin...
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Powerboat Trip – Cape Town from the Atlantic
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Cape Town; the city hardly needs an introduction. The city bowl is surrounded by the much loved and iconic trio of Devil’s Peak, Table Mountain and Lions Head before extending out as a peninsula into the depths of the Atlantic. Most Capetonians know and lov...
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Coastal Hike in Coffee Bay

Coastal Hike in Coffee Bay
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With the wind at full force and the rain relentless, the roads that lead to the start of the Hole in the Wall hiking trail in Coffee Bay were in too poor condition for the Coffee Shack tour vehicles to navigate. Slightly dejected at not getting the opportunity...
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Canoeing down the Xhora

Canoeing down the Xhora
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We set out to face the hills with paddles in hand and the sun beating down upon our sun-screened shoulders as the clock turned over to ten. The Xhora is one of many rivers that gracefully wind their way down to the Wild Coast, through the hill and past the ...
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Visit Kimberley

Visit Kimberley
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We arrived in Kimberley on a mid-Sunday afternoon at its brilliantly atmospheric railway station. As you descend onto the platform you are immediately conscience of how wonderfully different it is from other modern day stations. The metal latticed roof str...
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An hour or two in Matjiesfontein …

An hour or two in Matjiesfontein …
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The train rolled into the famous little Klein Karoo village of Matjiesfontein on a late October afternoon and with a long screeching, slowed and finally halted. The wind was icy and the last rays of the sun, casting a golden glow, were doing their utmost to ke...
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Exploring the Beautiful Karoo

Exploring the Beautiful Karoo
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Today I find myself reminiscing about the six soul-stirring months I had the great privilege of spending in South Africa’s Karoo. Though you may not have six months laying around in spare change; a week or weekend trip into the Karoo is probably one of the mos...
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Port Elizabeth one of the “Big Five” Cities
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One of South Africa’s “Big Five” Cities, Port Elizabeth is located on South Africa’s world renowned N2 road. This long road travels along the eastern coast all the way from Cape Town, up through the picturesque Garden Route, and carries on through Durban, Rich...
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Meandering from Muizenberg to Simons Town
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The strip of land hugging the coastline between the shores of Muizenberg to Simons Town is some of the most visually beautiful land in Cape Town. There are a few ways to explore this: rent a car, a scooter, and bicycle or use the Metrorail train which runs alo...
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