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5 Day Trips From Cape Town
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5 Day Trips From Cape Town

Day Trips From Cape Town ~ Cape Town is beautiful. Let’s face it. The iconic Table Mountain is in the middle of the city, swoon-worthy beaches beg bikini season to stay all-year long, wineries are on your doorstep, everywhere you go something scenic await, streets are buzzing with art and culture and there are foodie hotspots around every corner. It is easy to understand why it has been voted – over and over again – as one of the most beautiful cities in the world. But just a short drive from the city and all its not-to-miss sights, small towns – the one as unique as the other with oodle...
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Eat Sleep Do In Hluhluwe, In The Heart Of Zululand
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Eat Sleep Do In Hluhluwe, In The Heart Of Zululand

The little town of Hluhluwe may more accurately be described as a village; right in the heart of the cultural hub of Zululand in KwaZulu-Natal. It is nestled on the Hluhluwe River, between the world-famous iSimangaliso Wetland Park and Hluhluwe–iMfolozi Park. So, it’s the perfect base for wildlife enthusiasts that want to spend days exploring some of South Africa’s most exquisite parks and reserves. But, Hluhluwe is also great for fun family getaways, romantic honeymoons and weekend retreats with friends. Although Hluhluwe is only two hours from Durban and four hours from Johannesbur...
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Eat Sleep Do In St Lucia On The Elephant Coast
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Eat Sleep Do In St Lucia On The Elephant Coast

Spectacular St Lucia... This gem is along the Elephant Coast of KwaZulu Natal, where the warm Indian Ocean beckons and the marine life is breathtaking. St Lucia is really a village that’s part of the Greater St Lucia Wetland Park; where hippos, crocodiles and leatherback turtles share the massive space with leopards, lions and black rhinos. This is, without a doubt, a massive hotspot for anyone that needs an injection of the spectacular South African outdoors. To make your holiday in St Lucia even more memorable, we’ve listed some of our recommended places to stay, restaurants to try an...
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Bedford’s Bed of Roses In The Eastern Cape
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Bedford’s Bed of Roses In The Eastern Cape

It is always the smallest towns – the ones often described as ‘sleepy’ with its handful of tarred roads creating the perception that there’s not much going on – that will bowl you out. Bedford is one of those towns.  Situated at the foothills of the Winterberg Mountain Range and sheltered by the Kaggaberg Mountains, Bedford borders on the Eastern Cape’s Frontier Country. Its geographical location shouts Karoo. And so does the warm hospitality and succulent lamb chops nurtured over the years by the area’s indigenous shrubs such as Kapokbos and Boegoekaroo.  But upon arrival you...
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Eat Sleep Do In Summerstrand On The Sunshine Coast
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Eat Sleep Do In Summerstrand On The Sunshine Coast

Summerstrand is one of Port Elizabeth’s hottest accommodation spots because it’s right on the sandy doorstep of its gorgeous beaches and only minutes away from malls and the airport. It’s also abuzz with a constant vibe and hum that happens when top restaurants and water sports combine with the promise of long, lazy beach days. Staying in the guest houses, hotels, B&B’s and self-catering apartments of Summerstrand puts you right in the middle of all the PE action. We’ve put together some of our favourite spots to sleep, eat and have a ball in the area. SLEEP There are s...
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Eat, Sleep, Do In Stellenbosch In The Cape Winelands
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Eat, Sleep, Do In Stellenbosch In The Cape Winelands

Eat, Sleep, Do In Stellenbosch...where the Jonkershoek and Simonsberg mountains tumble to a historical little town that is surrounded by vineyards that produce some of the world’s best wines. This is where character, culture and flavour come together to create a beautiful destination with a charming vibe. Although it’s only about an hour from the city centre of Cape Town, Stellenbosch is a world and a destination of its own.  There’s something special about staying here. It’s just different. It’s undeniably gorgeous, and there’s a fizz about it. An adventure that’s about to erupt lik...
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How To Make The Best Of 2020 in South Africa
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How To Make The Best Of 2020 in South Africa

It’s no wonder South Africa is such a popular international tourist attraction: we have spectacular mountains like Drakensberg in KwaZulu Natal, beaches and indoor play venues in Cape Town, valleys, waterfalls and vineyards, desserts up north and the ‘African Wild’ in Limpopo and Mpumalanga. We have hot weather, snowy weather and tropical weather and best of all, we have a diverse, friendly and welcoming culture. What’s not to love? In fact, you could spend a whole year here and still not have experienced all that our beautiful country has to offer. There is one more reason wh...
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Cruise The Cape Town Coastline With Tigger 2
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Cruise The Cape Town Coastline With Tigger 2

I was recently given the opportunity to enjoy a sunset cruise with Tigger 2 Charters, and boy was it a fabulous experience. So much so that I feel obliged to share it with all of you so that you too can hop on board this luxury catamaran, feel the cool salty sea air of the Atlantic on your face and enjoy a sunset view like no other. We arrived at the pier in the V & A Waterfront in Cape Town and were offered a comfy seat while we waited to board the Tigger 2. When the boat and crew were ready, we stepped inside and were greeted with an ice-cold glass of champagne, much to my de...
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A Guide To Baviaanskloof
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A Guide To Baviaanskloof

Your cell phone signal is gone and forgotten. Behind a bush a kudu with its stately curled horns is having a leafy lunch. A baboon barks – ba-hoo ba-hoo – and in the distance you see the troop moving up a hill. At a picnic spot you hear someone went searching for bushmen paintings, while another one saw a Cape leopard spoor in the riverbank. As the summer sun beats down, a stream ripples promises of an icy cold swim later and you are between two cliffs – a beautiful sandstone rock and a hard place – soaking in every inch of nature in its truest form, soaking in the wilderness that is Baviaans...
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Coast to coast: 12 LEKKER Seaside Towns
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Coast to coast: 12 LEKKER Seaside Towns

Everyone loves a little beach time. Especially in summer. And let’s face it, South Africa’s coastline, with its small seaside towns dotted along the way, is abundantly – above and beyond – brimming with natural eco-diverse beauty from the Wild Coast to the West Coast And whatever you fancy your salty seaside adventure to bring to the table, whether its warm water, stormy seas, deserted beaches, prolific marine life, surfers’ dream waves or geological wows, you will find it all. In fact, 45 beaches boast the Blue Flag status in South Africa, an international eco-symbol of quality for beache...
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Sleep, Eat, Do St Francis Bay On The Sunshine Coast
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Sleep, Eat, Do St Francis Bay On The Sunshine Coast

St Francis Bay is a tranquil little spot with gorgeous homes and endless beaches. It is an hour from Port Elizabeth and only 20 minutes from Jeffrey’s Bay, but has a character and vibe of its own. This little village is a surfer’s paradise, but is also a fantastic destination for just about everyone that needs a little sun, sand and sea in their lives. Here are some of our favourite picks for places to stay, eat and see while you’re in the gorgeous St Francis Bay ~ Eat, Sleep, Do St Francis Bay SLEEP ST FRANCIS BAY FOR A SPOIL Dune Ridge Country House This country ...
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Sleep, Eat, Do In Clarens
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Sleep, Eat, Do In Clarens

We’re so full of love for Clarens. It’s romantic and intriguing; a picturesque little village at the foot of Mount Horeb in the Free State. It has lashings of character and is convenient for being on the Free State Highlands Route, near the Golden Gate National Park. What a winning combination. And, because it’s only three or four hours from Johannesburg, Clarens makes for a gorgeous stop-over or a lovely destination for a weekend getaway. We’ve put together some awesome Clarens accommodation, things to do, and restaurants to try out while you’re in Clarens.   SLEEP CL...
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Get Your Glitz On – The Diamond Works Launches CT Showroom
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Get Your Glitz On – The Diamond Works Launches CT Showroom

As one of the hottest tourist destinations of the world, Cape Town promises something for everyone. And, for visitors and locals that want an experience that’s really quite special, there’s great news – The Diamond Works has launched their showroom in the heart of Cape Town’s City Bowl. About The Diamond Works Experience This is an established diamond institute in southern Africa that celebrates the pure, uncomplicated beauty of the diamond. In addition, tanzanite gemstones (which are 1 000 times rarer than diamonds) are showcased here in their magnificent violet-hued variety. T...
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Things You Probably Didn’t Know About South Africa
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Things You Probably Didn’t Know About South Africa

The magic that makes South Africa such a fantastic destination is multi-faceted and full of surprises. It’s probably best known for its safaris and wildlife, its culture and absolutely breath-taking landscapes. But, there are also so many awesome things that most visitors probably don’t know about South Africa, which combine to make it even more fun and interesting to visit. Things You Probably Didn’t Know About South Africa Here are some of our favourite lesser-known facts of this magnificent country: 1. Our cities are modern and well-equipped Some people visit expecting mud huts and trib...
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Eat Sleep Do In Mossel Bay
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Eat Sleep Do In Mossel Bay

Despite the fact that Mossel Bay is pretty perfectly positioned and offers the trifecta of gorgeous beaches, convenient locale and plenty of accommodation; it actually remains fairly quiet for most of the year. This is great news, if a little surprising. Mossel Bay has grown a lot but has managed to retain the laid-back vibe so typical of the seaside villages of yesteryear. This, coupled with the fact that it is along the Garden Route, where there is just so much to see and do, make it an idyllic getaway for the whole family. The Garden Route is also known for its stunning climate. So, e...
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