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Graaff-Reinet’s Obesa Nursery – Walk the Cacti Labyrinth
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Graaff-Reinet’s Obesa Nursery – Walk the Cacti Labyrinth

You either get it, or you don't. With the Obesa Cactus Nursery. Although describing it as a 'nursery' hardly does the experience justice. For a visit here, if you allow it, is far more of an experience than it is a simple trip to the nursery to pick up a cactus or two for your window sill. First of all the Obesa nursery takes up the better part of a block. For those of you who want to find it, hunt down the street dominated by a myriad psychedelically painted houses. They're a series of guest houses that go by the same name as the nursery (run by Johan's ex-wife, who remains a fan despite t...
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5 great things to do when in Graaff-Reinet
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5 great things to do when in Graaff-Reinet

5 great things to do when in Graaff-Reinet: Stop your car on the outskirts of town on the Camdeboo Mountain Drive and below you will lie the circular shape of Graaff-Reinet, held within a generous bend of the Sundays River closest to you, and the mountains of the Sneeuberg in the background. It's a glorious setting, to say the least. Depending upon the time of year that you go, it will either be mercilessly hot (at least 40 degrees in the shade if the last couple of summers are anything to go by) or really cold (during winter). Neither of which should act as a deterrent, for the town is ...
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I Love Kenton on Sea Because …
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I Love Kenton on Sea Because …

Hi, I’m Gill Pringle from Beach House in Kenton on Sea. Kenton on Sea IS BEST KNOWN FOR its sheltered coves and pristine stretches of beach. GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN AT Carriage Rock which is an interesting landmark and commands a superb sea view. THE BEST family PICTURES CAN BE TAKEN AT Shelley Bay and Mermaids' Pool. OTHER HAPPY SNAPS AT Bushmans River mouth. WHEN THE WEATHER'S GOOD, I LIKE TO swim at Shelley Bay. WHEN THE WEATHER'S BAD, I LIKE TO curl up under a mohair blanket with a good book and enjoy the view from Beach House. I THINK THE BEST TIME OF YEAR TO VISIT...
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I Love Cintsa Because …
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I Love Cintsa Because …

Hi, I’m Charlene Brown from Crawford's Beach Lodge and Cabins in Cintsa on the Wild Coast. Cintsa IS BEST KNOWN FOR its lovely clean beaches and untouched nature. GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN AT any one of the many small and sometimes big tide pools along the long beach. THE BEST relaxation PICTURES CAN BE TAKEN ON our lawn in front of the deluxe suites hanging around in a hammock. OTHER HAPPY SNAPS can be taken at Inkwenkwezi Private Game Reserve not even 10 minutes away with hand raised cheetahs, and well behaved elephants. WHEN THE WEATHER'S GOOD, I LIKE TO go for long walks al...
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I Love East London Because …
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I Love East London Because …

Hi, I’m Leigh from The Rose 'n Ale in East London on the Sunshine Coast in the Eastern Cape. East London IS BEST KNOWN FOR its friendly people and lovely beaches. GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN AT the Esplande as there are often dolphins surfing the waves. THE BEST beach PICTURES CAN BE TAKEN AT Gonubie, and Nahoon beaches. OTHER HAPPY SNAPS AT the lion park (where they breed white lion and you can usually play with them), the East London zoo and the aquarium, not to mention the elephant experience at Inkwenkwezi. WHEN THE WEATHER'S GOOD, I LIKE TO walk along the beach and absorb t...
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I Love Summerstrand Because …
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I Love Summerstrand Because …

Hi, I’m Christine Landman from Carslogie House in Summerstrand, Port Elizabeth. Summerstrand IS BEST KNOWN FOR its beautiful beaches. GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN AT the Pier because it has the most beautiful view. THE BEST beach PICTURES CAN BE TAKEN AT Hobie Beach or further along towards the flat rocks. OTHER HAPPY SNAPS AT The Boardwalk and Entertainment Centre. WHEN THE WEATHER'S GOOD, I LIKE TO take a long walk along the promenade which stretches all along the beachfront or to play a game of golf at the Humewood Golf Course. WHEN THE WEATHER'S BAD, I LIKE TO visit The Boa...
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I Love Port Alfred Because …
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I Love Port Alfred Because …

Hi, we are Valerie and Peter from Port Alfred in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. Port Alfred IS BEST KNOWN FOR being the Heart of the Sunshine Coast with pristine beaches, nature trails, the Kowie River, good game reserve and deep sea fishing. Many residents are descendants of the 1820 Settlers. GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN next to the old cannons on Wesley Hill. THE BEST holiday PICTURES CAN BE TAKEN AT the small Boat Harbour or at the river mouth. OTHER HAPPY SNAPS AT Big Pineapple in Bathhurst only 8 minutes away and in front of the small aircraft at 43 Air School en route. WHE...
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I Love Port Elizabeth Because …
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I Love Port Elizabeth Because …

Hi, I’m Jonker Fourie (known online as Firefly) from Port Elizabeth Daily Photo in Port Elizabeth. Port Elizabeth IS BEST KNOWN FOR its friendly people, beautiful beaches and coastline, game reserves on our doorstep, diverse history and unfortunately... the wind, which isn’t anywhere as bad as people like to make it out to be. GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN AT with a lion cub at Seaview Game and Lion Park or cheetah at Kragga Kamma Game Park. THE BEST sunrise PICTURES CAN BE TAKEN AT Shark Rocks Pier or on the Donkin Reserve. OTHER HAPPY SNAPS AT Sardinia Bay, Maitlands or around the h...
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I Love Jeffreys Bay Because …
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I Love Jeffreys Bay Because …

Hi, I’m Mia from Moya Manzi Beach House in Jeffreys Bay on the Sunshine Coast of the Eastern Cape. JEFFREYS BAY IS BEST KNOWN AS a surfing paradise and especially for the world renowned Billabong Pro Surfing competition in July. GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN AT the Supertubes overlooking the beach and surfers. This is one of the most popular surf spots in South Africa and you will be sure to find the waves filled with locals who enjoy the surf. For those who wish to show off your skills - remember timing is everything! THE BEST surfing PICTURES CAN BE TAKEN AT the Supertubes surf spot. T...
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I Love Stutterheim Because…
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I Love Stutterheim Because…

Hi, I’m Ingrid Newbold from The Manderson Hotel & Conference Centre in Stutterheim in the Eastern Cape. Stutterheim IS BEST KNOWN FOR its indigenous forest and mountains, this small town is nestled underneath the Kologha Mountains. GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN AT Gubu Dam for an incredible backdrop, the water is incredible and has beautiful clear steams. The river is also stocked with both brown and rainbow trout. OTHER HAPPY SNAPS AT that are great for photo shots are in the indigenous forest and of the mountain with the sun setting behind it or of the first rays of morning lightin...
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I Love Storms River Because…
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I Love Storms River Because…

Hi, I’m Kitty from Storms River on the Garden Route / Eastern Cape. Storms River IS BEST KNOWN FOR the Tsitsikamma National Park and suspension bridge across the river mouth, The Big Tree and our ancient indigenous forests – and the famous Tsitsikamma Tree Top Tour. GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN AT The Big Tree, Storms River Mouth and on the Tree Top Canopy Tours, the Bloukrans Bungi Jump – lots of these activities can even offer you a DVD of your adventure. THE BEST forset PICTURES CAN BE TAKEN AT at in the Plaatbos indigenous forests and the best coastal pictures on the Waterfall Trail...
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Rhodes and Barkly East Photo Gallery
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Rhodes and Barkly East Photo Gallery

The Northern Ukhahlamba region of the Eastern Cape is an area of wide open spaces dominated by the majestic Drakensberg. Known for its freezing winter temperatures it is one of the only areas in the country where snow skiing is available!  This is not the only activity available though with options like mountain biking, trout fishing, horse trails and fossil trails also high on the list of things to do. The villages of Rhodes and Barkly East are found in these Eastern Cape Highlands (one reaches Rhodes from Barkly East). Barkly East is known as the Switzerland of South Africa, offering al...
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I Love King Williams Town Because …
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I Love King Williams Town Because …

Hi, I’m Alida  from Twins Guesthouse in King Williams Town in the Eastern Cape. King Williams Town IS BEST KNOWN FOR its historical buildings and sites. The town started as a mission station on the banks of the Buffalo River in 1834 and boasts a number of old and interesting buildings.  The British Kaffrarian Savings Bank housed the financial institution from the 19th Century to the current time and Fort Murray dates back to 1848. GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN AT Terry’s Sound and Vision. If you don’t fancy that why not find a suitable spot in the Botanical Gardens.  The gardens are beautif...
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The Kouga Wilderness – experience it by land or by water
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The Kouga Wilderness – experience it by land or by water

I know someone who has kayaked along the Kouga River. He describes his trip as a complete escape from civilisation and something you have to do once in a lifetime. Camping on the banks of the river, which leads through isolated wilderness the beauty of which will capture your heart and enslave you to the memories of what it is to be alone on a river, is now top of his list of the incredible getaways he has experienced (and he's experienced a number). The Kouga Wilderness is probably best explored this way. It hasn't been described by some as 'inhospitable' for nothing – tangled ravine fores...
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I Love Addo Because…
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I Love Addo Because…

Hi, I’m Molly O’Hagan Ward from Addo in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. Addo IS BEST KNOWN FOR The Addo Elephant National Park which offers a wide variety of game viewing, outdoor adventure, accommodation and cultural experiences. GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN AT Zuurkop in the Addo Elephant National Park overlooking the Zuurberg Mountains and the Addo Plains. THE BEST wildlife PICTURES CAN BE TAKEN while undertaking a private safari with my husband Conor, a registered guide, who will give you an outstanding experience in the 160,000 hectare wilderness area of the Addo Elephant National ...
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