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Things To Do Near Jansenville
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Things To Do Near Jansenville

Dubbed the heart of South Africa’s mohair production, Jansenville is a small town in the Camdeboo plains, just above the picturesque Klein Winterhoek Mountain Range. The appeal of this town lies in its natural beauty, which is quite different from the lush abundance of other areas. Rather, it is characterised by clear blue skies that meet a horizon of scrubby Karoo vegetation and the hardy fauna and flora that thrive under these conditions. Although small, Jansenville has a distinctive historical value that testifies to the rich heritage of this part of South Africa. This historical val...
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Things To Do In Humansdorp
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Things To Do In Humansdorp

Humansdorp is a very small town, established in the mid-19th century, situated in the Eastern Cape. It is between Jeffrey’s Bay and St Francis Bay. Although small and quiet, many visitors pass through Humansdorp en route to a number of other destinations and get a chance to visit this historical farming-oriented town. Humansdorp is situated along the N2, which extends from Cape Town in the Western Cape, through Port Elizabeth and East London in the Eastern Cape and through to Durban in KwaZulu-Natal. This makes Humansdorp accessible and centrally located. During your time in Humansdorp, the...
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Rhodes Village
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Rhodes Village

The Eastern Cape of South Africa is a province of natural beauty and an undeniably mysterious allure that comes from its ancient heritage and natural abundance. Rhodes Village is secluded within the Southern Drakensberg in the highlands of this province, bordered by Lesotho. It is, therefore, surrounded by imposing mountain faces, rolling foothills and the lush greenery that is found so freely here. The travel magazine, Getaway, named Rhodes Village one of South Africa’s Top 20 Secret Places. It is surrounded by mountains, rivers and valleys and was declared a Conservation Area in 1997. ...
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Things For Nature-Lovers To Do in Tsitsikamma
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Things For Nature-Lovers To Do in Tsitsikamma

Tsitsikamma is the area once inhabited by the San people and, later, by forest folk who lived off the abundance of the forests. Today, it remains a natural paradise, and welcomes hundreds of thousands of tourists to its unique loveliness. This natural beauty is most appreciated by visitors who love the outdoors and the fauna and flora to be found within their natural habitat. The entire Tsitsikamma region is prolific in fascinating species and breath-taking sights. Here are some of the nearby not-to-be-missed highlights Birds of Eden and Monkeyland These two facilities are a firm fa...
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Keeping Busy at Chrislin Bed and Breakfast
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Keeping Busy at Chrislin Bed and Breakfast

The Chrislin Bed & Breakfast is a family-owned establishment that pairs good, old-fashioned Eastern Cape friendliness and warmth with an undeniable African look and feel. With mud and thatch huts nestled amongst the citrus orchards, there is little wonder that Chrislin remains the retreat of choice for so many visitors from around the world. Chrislin Bed & Breakfast is situated in Addo, and only minutes from the Addo Elephant Park. In addition, it is only about an hour (or less) from Nelson Mandela Bay. This makes it accessible, convenient and, importantly, free of the threat of mal...
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Waterfall Ziplining Over The Tsitsikamma Waterfalls
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Waterfall Ziplining Over The Tsitsikamma Waterfalls

There are so many different ways to take in the beauty and splendour of the Garden Route and Tsitsikamma, and ziplining waterfalls tumbling into the black waters of the river below is certainly a novel experience. Tsitsikamma Falls Adventure is situated on the N2, clearly visible from this main thoroughfare by its bright orange roofs. We arrived for the first tour of the morning at 08h00. The attentive staff members were very quick in getting us into our safety harnesses, helmets and gloves. We were also each given a bottle of ice-cold Tsitsikamma spring water on a very hot morning. We unde...
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Things To Do In St Francis
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Things To Do In St Francis

The Eastern Cape area of St Francis is divided in Port St Francis, St Francis Bay and Cape St Francis. They are all in very close proximity to and are easily accessible from one another. Port St Francis is a working fishing port with a quaint, scenic harbour. The harbour is home to a number of restaurants, from where diners can enjoy charming views of the boats and the water. St Francis Bay is the residential area in which white houses with thatch roofs were selected as the standard style for all homes, giving it a colonial, elegant look and feel. The estuary running through it makes the ho...
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Enjoying The Perfect Coffee In Port Elizabeth
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Enjoying The Perfect Coffee In Port Elizabeth

The promise of a good cup of coffee has driven men to some dramatic extremes. The smell of a good brew roasting and percolating is, probably, one of the most comforting and enticing aromas known to someone that appreciates quality coffee. A good coffee shop must, of course, serve superior coffee and, for that matter, teas and other beverages. However, the complementary food also needs to live up to a high standard for the establishment to qualify. The following places are those that, along with an excellent cup of coffee in Port Elizabeth (or latté, cappuccino, espresso, etc), also boas...
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Explore Bathurst
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Explore Bathurst

Blink and you might just miss it. Bathurst is a very small, charming town in the Eastern Cape, situated between Grahamstown and Port Alfred. It is inhabited mainly by artists, academics, surfers and those that have chosen this as a quiet spot in which to retire. Being so close to both Grahamstown and Port Alfred makes this a great launch-pad from which to explore other well-known areas of the Eastern Cape, while still immersed in the laid-back lifestyle of the countryside. Bathurst and its surrounds comprise one of the largest pineapple farming regions of the country, and visitors are s...
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South End Museum in Port Elizabeth
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South End Museum in Port Elizabeth

The South End Museum tells the story of a suburb in Port Elizabeth that was once vibrant with different cultures, languages and colours. Children played in the street, neighbours chatted over the walls and dances were held every weekend, allowing the entire community to congregate in a haze of innocent fun. Then came the forced removals of the apartheid regime. These dashed the hopes and lives of those living peacefully in South End, wrenching friends and families apart as homes and businesses were destroyed and people were scattered to the outskirts of Port Elizabeth, based solely on thei...
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Explore Mountain Zebra National Park
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Explore Mountain Zebra National Park

The Mountain Zebra National Park is a haven for some of the most awesome wildlife of the country, having protected the Mountain Zebra from near-extinction since its establishment in 1937. Today, there are hundreds of Mountain Zebra residing in safety in this park. The entire area boasts the rustic beauty so typical of the Eastern Cape – valleys, hills and rocky outcrops with plenty of green Karoo vegetation and scrubby landscapes. It is within this untouched beauty that the Mountain Zebra National Park is nestled, home to a variety of fauna and flora. This national park is located ne...
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Hogsback Hideaways
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Hogsback Hideaways

Hogsback is a small, enchanted village in the gorgeous Amatola Mountains of the Eastern Cape. It is surrounded by high peaks, plunging valleys, majestic waterfalls and rumbling rivers. The three mountain peaks are believed to be the origin of is intriguing name, since they resemble a hog in profile. The locals of Hogsback are known for being a little eccentric and always colourful, which has created an atmosphere of fairytale fantasy within this remote setting. The village is situated 30 kilometres from the small town of Alice. It is also fairly close to Cathcart, Waterdown Dam and Keis...
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Sundays River Safari – A Day to Remember
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Sundays River Safari – A Day to Remember

We left a blustery, cold day in Port Elizabeth, somewhat doubtful about how our Sundays River Safari was going to go in gale-force winds. However, on arriving at the picturesque meeting spot of CrissCross Adventures, Chrislin Bed & Breakfast, the weather was perfect and the skies clear, perfectly showcasing the beauty of the Eastern Cape. The owner of CrissCross Adventures, Chris Pickels, and the river safari guide, Adi, were there to welcome us warmly. Once everyone had arrived, we set off to the Sunday’s River (which is part of the Addo region) with the canoes trailing behind our ...
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Coffee And Cake In 6th Avenue Walmer
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Coffee And Cake In 6th Avenue Walmer

The bustling thoroughfare of 6th Avenue Walmer, Port Elizabeth, has become more than just a convenient route through the suburbs. It is now the coveted address of a number of the city’s best, busiest and most popular coffee shops too. Each of these has something completely different to offer in terms of their menu, variety, ambience and facilities. It should be noted that many of them are also restaurants, offering a variety of sweet and savoury dishes. Most are also licensed. Bocadillo’s Trendy décor fuses acid yellow with vintage pewter for a really inviting, chic interior. Pastries and co...
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Spoiling Your Man In Port Elizabeth
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Spoiling Your Man In Port Elizabeth

Men are notoriously difficult to shop for. Spoiling your man in Port Elizabeth can be a real challenge, even when you have the best intentions and a pretty good idea of what he likes. For couples in Port Elizabeth, there are a number of options when it comes to spoiling him with a day of fun and adventure. Ladies, remember that you may need to have a spirit of adventure and be a little innovative to make these romantic, if this gift is being given as a celebration of an anniversary, for example. But, with love and a little creativity, anything in possible! Deep-sea fishing Algoa Bay i...
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