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The Ultimate Travel Calendar: Guide To The Best Places For Every Month Of The Year!
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The Ultimate Travel Calendar: Guide To The Best Places For Every Month Of The Year!

South Africa presents so many choices to the visitor that it is hard to know just when to do what, and so we've made it easier for you by compiling a list of best places to be month by month. Here is the Ultimate Travel Calendar: Your Guide to the Best Plac...
Adventures On 8 Of South Africas Most Significant Rivers
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Adventures On 8 Of South Africas Most Significant Rivers

Not only are they a source of beauty, but rivers drain nearly 75% of the earth's land surface. They are the lifeblood of any country, their steady flow of clean, fresh water a vital part of survival for millions of people. They are a means of transport, recrea...
Eseltjiesrus Donkey Sanctuary – Tranquility is the Order of the Day
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Eseltjiesrus Donkey Sanctuary – Tranquility is the Order of the Day

Donkeys are amongst the gentlest creatures on earth. They are also extremely strong, hard-working and hardy. This combination has, sadly, made them the victims of extreme abuse and neglect. In response to their ongoing challenges, Dr Johan and Annemarie van Zi...
I Love Tulbagh Because …
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I Love Tulbagh Because …

Hi, I’m Irene Ashurst from Vindoux Guest Farm in Tulbagh in the Breede River Valley. Tulbagh IS BEST KNOWN FOR its wine and fruit farming as well as all of the great wedding venues. GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN AT Montpellier little chapel which is set in the ...
I Love McGregor Because …
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I Love McGregor Because …

Hi, I’m Anette from Tanagra Wine and Guest Farm in McGregor, Breede River Valley. McGregor IS BEST KNOWN FOR its well preserved historic cottages, its eccentric people and its tranquil and relaxed lifestyle. GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN AT Tanagra under the gi...
The Krom River Hike – Hiking up Du Toitskloof in the Limietberg Nature Reserve
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The Krom River Hike – Hiking up Du Toitskloof in the Limietberg Nature Reserve

Having just accustomed ourselves to the early morning gloom of the Huguenot tunnel, we emerged on the Worcester side to piercing sunlight and a day that promised not only to be free of clouds, but also incredibly hot. Early March is really not a good time t...
The Cobbit of McGregor
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The Cobbit of McGregor

We find the house via a combination of directions from McGregor's locals and the ability to follow our noses once we have the rather obvious house in sight – there are not many homes in McGregor that look quite like it. Outside is a sign – cobbits cottage. It'...
McGregor weaves a spell over you, and all resistance crumbles
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McGregor weaves a spell over you, and all resistance crumbles

McGregor is a wee village, tucked away in a valley at the foot of the Riviersonderend Mountains. It also happens to rest on a series of ley lines (spiritual earth energy connects here in a big way) that lend the village something the folk who live here term 'm...
Karoo Desert National Botanical Garden – get there to see the flowers
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Karoo Desert National Botanical Garden – get there to see the flowers

Before any confusion sets in, there has been a name change. No, it's not new. It just obviously takes me a while to cotton on to these things. The Karoo Desert National Botanical Garden was known as the same, but without the 'Desert'. The fact that this cha...
Botterboom Hiking Trail
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Botterboom Hiking Trail

The Botterboom Hiking Trail is, in its entirety, a two and a half day hike and was designed to give adventure to both serious walkers and casual outdoor enthusiasts. The region, steeped in history, is exceptionally pretty and the trail takes in all aspects ...
All Aboard the Hexpass Express
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All Aboard the Hexpass Express

For the rail aficionados amongst us, perhaps the Hexpass Express will be of interest.  This little train comprises two coaches and is drawn by a vintage Fordson 35 horse power tractor; travelling at a maximum speed of 20 kilometres per hour. The railroad wa...
Montagu village market – fun filled Saturday mornings
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Montagu village market – fun filled Saturday mornings

Heading off to explore the Montagu village market on a Saturday morning to grab some breakfast is a standard social affair for Montagu's residents, judging by the turn-out on a sunny morning in winter. It's also a fun outing for visitors, and a great way to mi...
Exploring the Worcester Wine Route
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Exploring the Worcester Wine Route

Being a bit of a self-proclaimed wine connoisseur, I jumped at the chance to drive along the Worcester Wine Route with a friend. Situated in the beautiful Breede River Valley, the Worcester Wine Route produces close to 25% of South Africa’s total volume of win...
Aasvoëlkrans – more than a touch of whimsy in Montagu
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Aasvoëlkrans – more than a touch of whimsy in Montagu

Let me let you into a secret. Pretty Aasvoëlkrans is really worth your rand. To say that you are  spoilt for choice when it comes to accommodation in Montagu is an understatement. There is so much to choose from that it can get a little confusing. But if you'r...
Snow in Worcester (photographs)
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Snow in Worcester (photographs)

Wondering where to go to see the snow? There's plenty of snow on the mountains in Worcester - Surrounded by majestic mountain and verdant valleys, Worcester is seated in the biggest wine-producing district in South Africa. There is a lot to see and do in Wo...