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Cape Town Water Supply – What is the City Doing?
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Cape Town Water Supply – What is the City Doing?

The water supply in Cape Town is on everyone’s lips.Particularly now that the crisis is declared a national state of disaster (freeing up ‘special funds’ through Treasury to deal with the drought in multiple provinces).Water dominates dinner table conversation, people chat about water supply whilst in queues, and #DayZero (though no longer a threat for 2018) continues to pepper South Africans’ conversation on social media.Capetonians’ need for reassurance is high as the city continues with level 6b water restrictions to avoid queues for water.It’s 50 litres per person, per day,...
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10 Unexplored Places in South Africa that will Make You Want to Visit
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10 Unexplored Places in South Africa that will Make You Want to Visit

South Africa is one of the most visited places in Africa, alongside countries like Egypt and Morocco. But most every visitor does the highlights: Kruger National Park, V&A Waterfront in Cape Town, the Winelands, Johannesburg, the Garden Route and Robben Island.It’s the brave and intrepid, those unafraid of surprises and adventure, who take on the unexamined; the untold parts of a country.If you’re one of those who enjoys an experience beyond the conventional, then these unexplored places in South Africa are just as beautiful as the country’s most visited parts.The advantage bei...
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The Most Romantic Places to Stay in Johannesburg
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The Most Romantic Places to Stay in Johannesburg

Romance doesn’t always mean Victorian-style furniture and canopied beds (although some of these romantic places to stay in Johannesburg do just that!), romance also comes as refined, understated elegance.And so we’ve handpicked a mix of romantic places to stay in Johannesburg that ooze romantic idyll, nostalgia and charm for those of you for whom an escape cannot be less than a liaison; an affair of the heart. The most romantic places to stay in Johannesburg...House Higgo, Northcliff There is a sophistication about House Higgo’s décor that more than delivers on the romance front,...
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Why The best of Cape Town is found in the ‘burbs
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Why The best of Cape Town is found in the ‘burbs

The best of Cape Town is found in these suburbs... Cape Town’s city bowl is vibrant, cosmopolitan, and a major attraction for visitors to the Mother City, despite the drought.But you could be missing the bigger picture to assume this is the best of Cape Town, South Africa.Because out in the suburbs there is another Cape Town just waiting to be discovered... These attractions are why the best of Cape Town is found in the suburbsWynberg’s Village Wynberg, because of its situation on a hill, was used as a military station in the late 1700s. Just below it grew a little support villa...
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The Kalahari Desert in South Africa reveals its secrets
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The Kalahari Desert in South Africa reveals its secrets

The Kalahari Desert looks like a desert, by all appearances is a desert, and yet it’s something of a conundrum because it is, in fact, not a desert.The Kalahari Desert in South Africa, is not a desertAfrica’s southernmost desert gets too much rain, for a start, than your average desert - between 5 and 10 inches a year.It’s also made up, predominantly, of sand dunes - long chains of dunes separated by broad depressions known by the locals as ‘strate’ - the Afrikaans for ‘streets’ or ‘lanes’.Unlike other deserts these dunes do not wander.The Kalahari supports more plant life ...
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10 Top Things to Do in the Overberg Area of the Western Cape
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10 Top Things to Do in the Overberg Area of the Western Cape

The Cape Overberg area of the Western Cape is one of South Africa’s treasures.It lies, demurely, over the berg from Somerset West, often neglected by those intent on reaching the Garden Route, unaware that beyond the Hottentot Holland Mountain range lies a place of grain fields, vineyards, fruit farms, blue skies, beaches and seaside villages.But with so much to do, and so many places to visit, the Overberg cannot be ignored...  10 top things to do in the Overberg area of the Western Cape... Wander the vineyards of the Elgin Valley Elgin Valley’s wine estates  claim their wines ...
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The 20 Best SMALL Beach Towns in South Africa
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The 20 Best SMALL Beach Towns in South Africa

It’s not difficult to get swept up by the wildness of Kruger, the elegance of the Winelands, or the sophistication of Cape Town.But it is the small beach towns in South Africa that get to the heart of what it is to experience the country’s diversity - its different climates, and cultures.Right around the coast, from Alexander Bay on the west coast to St Lucia on the east coast, are beach towns worth visiting.So many, in fact, that choosing just 20 is rather difficult... Explore these 20 small beach towns in South Africa, arranged from the west to the east coast...Langebaan...
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Drought in Cape Town – Where to Go to Escape the Crisis
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Drought in Cape Town – Where to Go to Escape the Crisis

The Mother City is feeling the heat as the drought in Cape Town becomes a grim reality.The city is up against Level 6b water restrictions of only 50 litres per person per day, and the impending doom of Day Zero, without water, looms...The drought in Cape Town, South Africa, has left residents feeling frightened, angry and hot, as the mercury level climbs.With showers severely curbed, and baths a thing of the past, your average Mother City dweller dreams of a stay where water is less of an issue. But, did you know that to escape the severity of the drought in Cape Town, you haven’t...
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Travel Bucket List 2018 – Unusual South African Destinations
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Travel Bucket List 2018 – Unusual South African Destinations

Unusual South African destinations make up our travel bucket list for 2018. Bucket lists by definition contain experiences one hopes to experience in this life. This travel bucket list is for those of you who love travelling South Africa, but have run out of inspiration, or are looking for new ideas.We’ve scoured the map to bring you out of the way places; unexpected yet memorable spaces to which you wouldn’t usually travel. Here it is - your travel bucket list 2018 - a collection of unusual South African destinationsThe Tankwa Karoo The Tankwa Karoo would have remained in obscur...
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Best Trail Running Routes in South Africa
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Best Trail Running Routes in South Africa

South Africans love trail running. It’s that taking on trails, climbing mountains and racing through forests thing that appears to have bitten hard.It isn’t surprising really, given the legions of mountain bike singletrack up for grabs across the country. These serve equally well as trail running routes in South Africa. But which are the best trail running routes in South Africa?Here’s the list of a mix of short and long trail running routes that most trail runners will agree are up there with the best...The Otter African Trail Run, Garden Route Also known as the Grail of Tra...
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10 Gorgeous Guest Houses in the Free State
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10 Gorgeous Guest Houses in the Free State

These gorgeous guest houses in the Free State will come as a welcome surprise.Gone is the dizzying chintz and outdated style often associated with this part of the country.These Free State guest houses are compelling, elegantly furnished and easy on the eye. They show a flair for generous hospitality, and many of them are in beautiful grounds, or in areas where the views are heartstopping.Even if you weren’t planning a trip through the country’s interior, these gorgeous guest houses in the Free State will soon change your mind... Allegro House, BloemfonteinNot all gue...
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Stopping for Goat’s Cheese Sarmies at Chane Cheese Farm in Mtubatuba
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Stopping for Goat’s Cheese Sarmies at Chane Cheese Farm in Mtubatuba

A herd of grazing goats greets visitors to Chane Cheese Farm which is situated a short drive from the towns of St Lucia and Mtubatuba. After reading about the farm in a magazine and having been told they make a delicious toasted (goats) cheese sandwiches, my father insisted we pop in on the way home after a few days stay in St Lucia.Delicious meals are served on a spacious wooden deck which has a magical view of timber plantations and sand dunes.A large number of guests can be seated both on the wooden deck and at smaller tables outside the farm shop while a sparking swimming pool ...
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Unique Experiences You Can Have Only in South Africa
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Unique Experiences You Can Have Only in South Africa

South Africa is extraordinary.When one thinks unique experiences, South Africa - with its unusual blend of diverse cultures, varied landscapes, wildlife, vibrant cities and historical towns - tops the list for its distinct character. We think you’ll agree that our list of unique experiences are what make South Africa exceptional...The Cape Winelands South Africa has a list of historical towns within a stone’s throw of Cape Town. Most of them have their roots in viticulture that has, since the ‘fall’ of apartheid, grown into an impressive wine producing industry.Known collecti...
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The Best Places in South Africa that You Hardly Know About
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The Best Places in South Africa that You Hardly Know About

A list of the best places in South Africa is a long one.But, unlike similar lists doing the rounds on social media that stick to those places we’ve all visited (yawn), or at least know about, this list of the best places in South Africa is filled with areas and locations we’re prepared to bet you hardly know about. Go on, how many of these 'best places in South Africa' have you actually visited? Other than the first place on the list below, which we’ve put there so that at least you’ll be able to put a tick next to one of them!  No 1 Long Beach, Noordhoek Midway along this incredi...
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20 Something in Cape Town – A List of Things To Do
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20 Something in Cape Town – A List of Things To Do

The Mother City is one of the best cities in South Africa in which to be young, single and fancy free.The whole city is a playground if you’re 20 something in Cape Town.Whether it’s discovering something cool to do, or heading off along well-trodden paths but doing it differently, to be in Cape Town in your twenties is where it’s at. Follow this quintessential list of things to do for 20 somethings in Cape Town...See the sun rise from the top of Lion’s Head If there’s one thing you do (other than scale Table Mountain) then it’s to climb Lion’s Head in time to see the sun rise...
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