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Another Good Reason to Visit Cape Town
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Another Good Reason to Visit Cape Town

Cape Town’s icon, Table Mountain, stands with her base firmly within the Table Mountain National Park, 1 086 metres above Table Bay. The imposing table top, more often than not draped in rich cloud that seems never to quite tumble from its sides, is a national monument and her shape has been adopted as a ubiquitous scribble for many a company logo of those working within her shadow. The mountain is sculpted from sandstone and her summit measures nearly 3km from end to end. Views from up here are remarkable and the panorama stretches from Table Bay to False Bay around the mountain to Hout Ba...
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The Waterfront and Two Oceans Aquarium
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The Waterfront and Two Oceans Aquarium

The Victoria and Alfred Waterfront is situated between Robben Island and Table Mountain in the heart of Cape Town’s magnificent harbour. Set against a backdrop of stunning sea and mountain views, it has become South Africa's most visited destination. For an unforgettable experience head over to the Two Oceans Aquarium. This aquarium is the largest aquarium in South Africa, housing over 300 marine species in impressive displays. It is a spectacular experience! As you enter, you enter a new world. Long paths lead to all variations of marine species in colourful and informative displays. ...
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Route 62 – The longest wine route in the world
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Route 62 – The longest wine route in the world

Route 62  is modeled after the iconic US Route 66, made famous by the late, great Nat King Cole in the eponymous song of the mid 20th century. Travelers headed for the fabulous Garden Route will find that Route 62 offers a better alternative to the dull N2 motorway between Cape Town and George, being much more scenic and slightly shorter. This well-maintained blacktop highway meanders from Worcester, by way of the Breede River valley, through Robertson, Ashton and Montagu, then the Klein Karoo landmark towns and thence on to George and the Garden Route. The road follows winding and spectacu...
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Sea Kayaking in Cape Town
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Sea Kayaking in Cape Town

Sea kayaking with Coastal Kayak Trails along the Cape Peninsula are varied, from a relaxing 2 hour sunset trip near the Cape Town city centre to exciting kayaking around Cape Point, from encounters with penguins at Boulders Beach near Simonstown to encounters with Southern Right Whales, the endemic Heaviside Dolphins and also Dusky, Common and Bottlenose dolphins, Cape Fur Seals, African Penguin and a variety of other sea birds ... No previous kayaking experience is needed. All the kayaking and safety gear is provided. Kaskazi double kayaks provide for a comfortable and safe ride. Experienc...
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Bush Weddings at Shamwari Game Reserve
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Bush Weddings at Shamwari Game Reserve

If your dream wedding includes a luxury honeymoon to one of Africa's finest, luxury, Big 5 game reserves, then why not extend the dream and get married in the wild? At the award-winning luxurious Shamwari Game Reserve in South Africa, all aspects of the wedding, from the ceremony to the reception, are arranged for you. Weddings at Shamwari Game Reserve are small, intimate and very special. The professional reservations and events team organise everything for you: the venue and all the arrangements including the Minister, flowers, wedding cake, champagne, photography and wedding video. T...
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Get married in Cape Town – The Cape Town Wedding
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Get married in Cape Town – The Cape Town Wedding

Making your wedding ‘just perfect’ entails a blend of factors, not least of which includes the dress ‘to die for’ and a great cape town wedding venue. With Cape Town as the city of choice for your big day, you won’t have far to look. Cape Town is the city of fair skies, gorgeous beaches, magnificent gardens and an extensive list of Cape Town wedding and reception venues. Outdoor locations for stunning wedding photographs abound. Picture the oldest and largest botanical gardens in South Africa, Kirstenbosch, with the eastern slopes of Table Mountain as your backdrop. These gardens alone cont...
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Featured Cape Wine Routes
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Featured Cape Wine Routes

Traditionally, when referring to the Cape Winelands, one called to mind the cellars around Stellenbosch, Paarl, Wellington and Franschhoek. However, South African wine has undergone a whole new momentum. An emerging ethos has taken the local wine industry into the global arena. South African wine has come of age and is now competing on the world wine stage. A whole new generation of winemakers has appeared and there has been a shift from grape farming to wine growing. The Cape winelands stretch from the coast to the plains of the Little Karoo, where grapes are also grown in the riverine ...
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A Visit to Birds of Eden in Plettenberg Bay
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A Visit to Birds of Eden in Plettenberg Bay

Birds of Eden in Plettenberg Bay is a unique and enormous 2 hectare dome which spans over a gorge of lush indigenous forest. It is, in fact, the World’s largest free flight bird sanctuary dome. The nets are placed rather high in the air to allow the birds to fly around freely. They are protected from any unwanted predators. The decision to develop Birds of Eden stemmed from the need to create a safe environment in which to release a large collection of free-flight African birds and miniature monkeys. This gorgeous dome is home to over 100 species of vibrant birds including a few endangered ...
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Special Report – Liziwe’s Guest House in Gugulethu
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Special Report – Liziwe’s Guest House in Gugulethu

Liziwe Ngcokoto is the owner of Liziwe's Guest House. Long before the establishment of the Guest House, Liziwe bought the plot of land and lived in a shack on the plot for five years. Then she and her husband, Donald, decided to build a house. Together they worked tirelessly towards building their dream home. Once completed, the couple decided to extend their home into a welcoming Guest House. “My husband and I have come a long way, from staying in a shack on the plot and receiving a donation of bricks from Sappi Craft where my husband has been working for 25 years. He would come home at nigh...
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Horseback Safaris in Badplaas
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Horseback Safaris in Badplaas

Dawsons Game and Trout Lodge in Badplaas, Mpumalanga now offers their guests the chance to experience unique morning and afternoon horseback safaris on the 2,000 ha private estate, all under the expert guidance of highly qualified game rangers. These 2-hour outrides take place in some of the region’s most scenic grasslands and bushveld, teeming up with herds of plains game, including dazzling zebra. Dawsons can accommodate between 8 and 10 guests on an outride at one time, and it is recommended that guests have horse riding experience due to the level of the activity. Additional Activi...
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Visit the Sunshine Coast
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Visit the Sunshine Coast

The Sunshine Coast is the coastal route between St Francis Bay and East London in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. The Sunshine Coast incorporates more then a million hectares of malaria free game reserve, and, this is one route that deserves its name. Stretching from Port Elizabeth in the west to East London in the east, it boasts hundreds of kilometres of shining beaches that bask in sunshine. Port Elizabeth, offering diverse leisure options from water-sports to township tours, from vibrant nightlife to nature trails, is an excellent base from which to explore the coastline and the interi...
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Ballito on the Dolphin Coast
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Ballito on the Dolphin Coast

The town of Ballito is one of the Dolphin Coasts premiere Tourist Destinations and the Pearl of the KwaZulu Natal North Coast. Ballito is well known for its superb, safe beaches. For the small price of a licence, which can be purchased at the Natal Sharks Board, you can pick your own mussels off the rocks, collect oysters or bring in fresh crayfish from the Indian Ocean. Ballito's friendly, village atmosphere is a welcome haven from the fast pace of big city life, yet it offers all modern amenities and services to holiday-makers. The beaches are the prime attraction and Ballito's main ba...
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Top 10 Topless Beaches
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Top 10 Topless Beaches

Forbes.com has compiled their annual list of Top Topless Beaches. To make the Forbes Top 10 Topless Beach list, a set of criteria are imposed which include: a recognized consensus to go topless, consistently sunny weather, beautiful scenery, a young, fun crowd and easily accessible bars, restaurants and boutiques. And The Top 10 Topless Beaches for 2006 are ... Anse du Gouverneur, St. Barts Black's Beach, San Diego CLIFTON BEACH, Cape Town Copacabana Beach, Rio de Janeiro Illetes, Formentera, Spain La Voile Rouge, St. Tropez, France Las Salinas, Ibiza, Spain Man...
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The Dreamcatcher in Tulbagh – a wonderful retreat from the city
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The Dreamcatcher in Tulbagh – a wonderful retreat from the city

The Dreamcatcher in Tulbagh is ideal if you are looking for very private Bed & Breakfast or Self Catering accommodation in the Cape, about an hour and a half drive out of Cape Town, The Dreamcatcher is a wonderful retreat. You will enjoy an extremely tranquil stay at this upmarket house, away from the hustle and bustle of the City. Tulbagh lies about 140 kilometres north-east of Cape Town in the Breede River valley, surrounded by the picturesque Witsenberg mountain range. Dreamcatcher has 3 double bedrooms and 3 bathrooms (2 en-suite). The bedrooms are beautifully furnished and a...
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