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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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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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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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Le Franschhoek opens in Cape Winelands
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Le Franschhoek opens in Cape Winelands

The Cape's latest resort hotel, Le Franschhoek, has opened its doors, presenting itself as the valley's first retreat-style resort property as well as the perfect setting for a taste of the legendary Cape wine route. Eighteen months from concept-to-completion, located on the site of one of Franschhoek's original country retreats, Le Franschhoek retains its luxurious charm along with a contemporary Cape sensibility and wineland architectural vernacular. Contained within the vast estate are 63 elegantly-appointed rooms, conference facilities, a deluxe destination Camelot Spa (opening October)...
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Black Eagle Lodge – A Caledon Retreat
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Black Eagle Lodge – A Caledon Retreat

If you are looking for a few days of total relaxation and soul-searching, a chance to reconnect with yourself or a loved one, or simply time out from a busy holiday or work schedule then a sunlounger with panoramic views of rolling wheatfields and majestic mountains is the place for you. At Black Eagle Lodge an expansive verandah overlooks a spring water dam surrounded by fynbos, prolific birdlife and crisp fresh air... Come and relish the splendours of this totally private self-catering retreat. Awake to the call of the sugarbird and unwind to the orchestral sounds of the African night. Sp...
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Condé Nast Travellers’ Choice Awards
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Condé Nast Travellers’ Choice Awards

At the 18th annual Condé Nast Traveller Readers' Choice Awards held in New York last week, Cape Town was voted 'Best City in Africa and the Middle East'. Nearly 28,000 travellers voted this year making it the the highest response rate from travellers ever. The survey asked readers to rate cities such as Sydney, New York and Rome and to score them on a number of criteria including ambience, friendliness, culture, attractions, restaurants, accommodation and shopping. The Executive Mayor of Cape Town, Nomaindia Mfeketo, said that the people of Cape Town were the driving force behind this recog...
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Fox News features Sanbona Reserve
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Fox News features Sanbona Reserve

Fox News & H Texas Magazine feature Sanbona Dick Dace visited Sanbona recently & was so impressed with his experience that he had Fox News in the USA show the footage he took on the reserve. Mr Dace also wrote the following article for H Texas magazine on the White Lions at Sanbona. At 6 a.m. on a brisk, fall day, the SUV bucked over the broken sandstone road in pursuit of game in the wild rosemary hills of Sanbona, South Africa. The Mediterranean blue skies greeted the dawn from last night’s rare rainstorm that prompted the March Lily to bloom in a spidery-profusion of white and p...
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