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What Everybody Ought To Know About The Cape Town To Namibia Route
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What Everybody Ought To Know About The Cape Town To Namibia Route

Driven with the wind in your sails, you can get to Namibia from Cape Town in just over eight hours, if you're prepared to forego lunch or any of the attractions vying for your attention along the way. But you could treat the 890 km (more like 1500 km if you...
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...
10 Natural Attractions on the West Coast
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10 Natural Attractions on the West Coast

Despite the surge in tourism that has thrust South Africa into the limelight as a holiday destination to which Europeans and Americans make return visits, this long stretch of fishing villages, windswept beaches, open-air seafood restaurants and icy seas remai...
15 Secrets of the West Coast
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15 Secrets of the West Coast

Do you know what makes the West Coast such an unbelievable holiday spot? Yes, it's the white sandy beaches, white cottaged fishing villages, mountains of the Cedarberg, citrus orchards above the Swartland and the apple and pear farms of the Koue Bokkeveld.  Bu...
What to do and where to stay in Paternoster
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What to do and where to stay in Paternoster

What to do and where to stay in Paternoster: Two hours drive along the West Coast road from Cape Town will bring you to the rustic seaside town of Paternoster.  Whether you’re longing for beach walks, seafood or just the sea breeze, it’s hard not to wind down ...
The simplicity of a seaside holiday in Paternoster
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The simplicity of a seaside holiday in Paternoster

There’s something so simple and utterly relaxing about a weekend away beside the sea.  Paternoster, only two hours from Cape Town, has always been one of those places for me. Driving along the West Coast road with the ocean to my left and the vast open land to...
Exploring the West Coast National Park in Spring
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Exploring the West Coast National Park in Spring

Driving up to the West Coast on Thursday afternoon, we almost forgot that it was SANParks week between the 9th-14th of September during which South Africans get gain free entry into almost all South African National Parks. On our trip back to Cape Town from...
Jacobsbaai in the Spring
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Jacobsbaai in the Spring

Capetonians are very much in denial about when spring really begins in the Western Cape. A long time ago, spring would begin in September and herald in warmer weather, fresh flowers and new life.  Our two days in Jacobsbaai proved that this is not always the c...
Discovering the West Coast’s Jacobsbaai
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Discovering the West Coast’s Jacobsbaai

Most people would never have heard of Jacobsbaai (Jacob’s Bay) which was said to be named after a Frenchman Jacques Titius. There is hardly any information about it, but after spending a weekend there I realised just how much of a well-kept secret it really is...
5 Appealing Breaks from Cape Town
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5 Appealing Breaks from Cape Town

Having recently had the rather gruelling last minute task of unearthing somewhere to stay over the Easter weekend, it became obvious to me that for some reason this time of year for Capetonians is synonymous with the Cederberg (myself included) – it's a case o...
Things to do in South Africa’s West Coast National Park
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Things to do in South Africa’s West Coast National Park

Just as you reach Langebaan and the harbour of Saldanha Bay, you’ll see the sign beckoning you inside the West Coast National Park. There is an activity and adventure within its gates for every kind of visitor. Whether you’re with the family or going solo, pop...
Doing The Deed In Darling
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Doing The Deed In Darling

Doing The Deed In Darling: Less than an hour away from Cape Town, amidst ancient trees, extensive farms and fields of wild flowers, lies the quaint town of Darling. This town, known for its somewhat eccentric characters, is the perfect combination of art, cult...
15 Top Attractions on the West Coast Flower Route
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15 Top Attractions on the West Coast Flower Route

Attractions on the West Coast Flower Route - The flower phenomenon is an amazing transformation of what appears to be little more than a barren desert that annually converts into an abundance of spring flowers. When the rains come to the Namaqualand the tim...
I Love Britannia Bay Because …
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I Love Britannia Bay Because …

Hi, I’m Lucille from Britannia Bay, a suburb of the town St Helena Bay up South Africa’s Cape West Coast. BRITANNIA BAY IS BEST KNOWN FOR long stretches of pristine beaches, “heaven” and “hell” surfer’s corners and the wreck after which the bay is named. ...
I did it Five Bays!
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I did it Five Bays!

It is just as well that when first reading the email inviting us to join one of the Cape West Coast Biosphere Trails that the rather obvious fact that I was going to have to actually walk the 28 km didn't register. Or I probably would have chickened out and se...