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12 Hidden Spots In Cape Town You Probably Don’t Know Exist
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12 Hidden Spots In Cape Town You Probably Don’t Know Exist

As well as one thinks one knows Cape Town there is always some little nook or cranny, deli or coffee shop left undiscovered. Here are 12 hidden spots in Cape Town... 1. Beta Beach For those of you who don't already know about this tiny, perfect square of sa...
Top Ten Natural Attractions in the Western Cape
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Top Ten Natural Attractions in the Western Cape

Africa's most southern region, the Western Cape is also the country's most mountainous and, some would argue, most beautiful province (certainly those who live in Cape Town like to think so). It has more iconic-style attractions than any other province, and...
30 Things You Need To Do Before You Can Call Yourself A Capetonian
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30 Things You Need To Do Before You Can Call Yourself A Capetonian

Before you call yourself a Capetonian, there are 30 things you need to do in order to earn this title... 1. Climb Table Mountain You've actually hiked the mountain, not done it by cable-car (anyone can do that!). Favourite hikes include: Skeleton Gorge to...
Eastern Cape Beaches Go Blue
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Eastern Cape Beaches Go Blue

The Eastern Cape and Garden Route boast some of the prettiest and most extensive beaches in South Africa, with warm waters from the Indian Ocean making them excellent choices for water sports. In recognition of their beauty, excellent swimming conditions and c...
Climb into the Lap of Luxury at The Cloud House
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Climb into the Lap of Luxury at The Cloud House

The Cloud House is a luxury villa set in the heart of Camps Bay, offering spectacular views of the Twelve Apostles Mountains, the sea and the coastline palm trees.  Built in true European style this magnificent home has a sparkling pool, ideal for doing laps a...
How To Stay Safe In the Water – A guide to avoiding Sharks
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How To Stay Safe In the Water – A guide to avoiding Sharks

Swimming in the sea is never guaranteed to be safe, besides the tides and crashing waves you are in the territory of a vast amount of marine life and that alone comes with many risks. The biggest fear for many beach goers and surfers though, is coming into con...
A Beach in Cape Town for every time under the sun
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A Beach in Cape Town for every time under the sun

Cape Town is the advantage of being a peninsula jutting out amidst the currents of the Atlantic Ocean and the Indian Ocean.  On one side you will be totally flabbergasted by the icy temperatures of the water whilst on the other, the wind will teach you the tru...
Waters Edge Beach – We Reveal another ‘Secret’ Cape Town Cove
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Waters Edge Beach – We Reveal another ‘Secret’ Cape Town Cove

The average person doesn't even know the beach exists, unless you are prepared to explore, or someone you know happens to nudge you in the right direction. And the bonus about this beach is that, not only is there shade under trees on a wall alongside the sea,...
Smitswinkel Bay – far from the madding crowds
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Smitswinkel Bay – far from the madding crowds

Both the residents of Smitswinkelbaai (Smitswinkel Bay) and I are thanking our respective stars for the derth of development that means there is still no tarred road to bring all and sundry in their cars down to the beach at Smitswinkel Bay (which for some unk...
Cape Town Beaches – 5 top beaches with kids, top 3 fashionable beaches, top 3 beaches to avoid people
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Cape Town Beaches – 5 top beaches with kids, top 3 fashionable beaches, top 3 beaches to avoid people

Cape Town Beaches - So much to choose from, so little time. It’s that silly season again and a few of us, who have left planning until the very last minute, are suddenly influenced by the sunshine and the idea of a holiday, and frantically trying to find where...
Bloubergstrand Beach with Kids
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Bloubergstrand Beach with Kids

It is a humbling experience watching a child have their first experience of the beach, something that I as a Capetonian often take for granted. My cousin and her 13 month old son came down to Cape Town from Johannesburg for a visit. The day they arrived was...
Favourite South African Beaches
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Favourite South African Beaches

After this weeks cold spell, a day at the beach is probably not high on the agenda but summer will roll around again so here are a few of my favourite South African beaches … In the Overberg, Nanny’s Beach, also known as Kammabaai, is a well loved Hermanus ...
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 ...