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Our Top 7 Really Unusual Activities In The Cederberg
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At the far northern extension of the Cape Fold Mountains is a mountain range known as the Cederberg. It is a vast array of weathered sandstone mountains and long, arid valleys that combine into a 830 square kilometre hinterland offering rock formations, remote...
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Amazing Snippets Of History: Cape Towns First Wines
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It's intriguing - the history of the Cape's first wine. Both van Riebeeck and van der Stel played pivotal roles. One was a fine wine maker; the other was not. But even more fascinating is the fact that Constantia wines were the toast of Europe three centuri...
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We Share Our 10 Favourite Spots (and Towns) Of The Swartland
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For those of you who lived through television of the '80s, the Swartland meant only one thing: The home of Bokomo Weet-Bix, the heart of the wheat industry (that Weet-Bix was a top selling breakfast in 1988 is no surprise). Today, the Swartland is fashionable ...
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12 Of The Most Stunning Thermal Hot Springs In South Africa. The Last One Blew Us Away.
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A visit to thermal springs for health reasons is one of the oldest forms of tourism in the world. In ancient times thermal springs were believed to have supernatural and healing powers, and archaeological digs reveal how thermal springs were used as communal b...
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Do You Know About The Cape Camino?
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I do a day of the Cape Camino and go on a pilgrimage for part of the route. On the way I celebrate peace, love and humanity and discover the joy of wandering along the byways of my own city, free of all responsibilities for a few hours ... I stumble across ...
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15 Things Only A Capetonian Would Do

15 Things Only A Capetonian Would Do
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Is there such a thing as typical Capetonian? As much as the rest of the country loves to generalise about those who live in the Mother City as tardy, with a propensity to wait until the last minute before committing to an event, and obsessed with their moun...
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10 Quintessential South African Ingredients – What Every Chef Has In His Larder
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South Africa's gastronomy is coming of age as chef's begin to experiment with indigenous foods and plants to create a cuisine that is bursting with unusual flavours and sharp contrasts, and is quintessentially South African. We've compiled a list of ten ing...
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15 Most Instagrammed Attractions in Cape Town
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#Cape Town doesn't need an introduction. It is one of the most popular city hashtags in South Africa, tagged in over 3 111 645 photos (#Johannesburg is tagged in only 560 590 photos). Comparatively #Cape Town is understandably not as popular as somewhere li...
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The Inanda Heritage Route – A Must Do
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To explore a wealth of information on the rich history and culture of Durban's Inanda, so little of which has been recorded in the annuls of history, take the Inanda Heritage Route. Just outside Durban is a generous, green valley through which sprawls the t...
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20 Best Secret Scenic Spots In KwaZulu Natal
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The next in our series on where to find the 'secret' spots not normally advertised by travel brochures for perfect scenic #instagram pics, this one explores KwaZulu Natal. KwaZulu Natal is only just coming of age. Durban, its capital, was voted one of the t...
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20 Best Secret Scenic Spots in Eastern Cape
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For those #travellers after photo moments worth sharing on Instagram and other social media, look no further than these #highlights of the Eastern Cape. We've put together a list of beautiful spaces, extraordinary spots, and remote places to share with the ...
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The Leopard’s Kloof Trail and Other Magical Discoveries at Harold Porter Garden
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Harold Porter Garden is one of the country's national botanical gardens. It's only about an hour's drive from Cape Town, just off Clarence Drive at Betty's Bay, and well worth the drive. It's also where sea, mountains and fynbos meet. The garden, which rest...
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Visit these 5 Popular Kramats in Cape Town – The Circle Of Kramats
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Kramats are not mosques. They're burial places, or shrines, of the saints or holy men of Islam. They're also open to anyone who wishes to visit them. In Cape Town, the city with the largest Muslim community in South Africa, there are 30 or so kramats that f...
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Cape Towns City Wine Route

Cape Towns City Wine Route
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You don't have to drive far to visit some of the oldest wine estates in the country when in Cape Town. The Constantia Valley lies in the midst of the southern suburbs, 20 minutes' drive from Cape Town's City Bowl. And it holds everything you've come to expect ...
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