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Mountain View Cottages in South Africa, Where You can Catch Your Breath
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Mountain View Cottages in South Africa, Where You can Catch Your Breath

South Africa has some of the most spectacular uncharted mountain ranges that often go unpublicised and remain unknown, even to return visitors. So, it’s almost as easy to find mountain view cottages in South Africa as it is beach cottage stays. It boils ...
Best Cederberg Places to Stay – Overnight in the Heart of South Africa’s Sandstone Mountain Sanctuary
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Best Cederberg Places to Stay – Overnight in the Heart of South Africa’s Sandstone Mountain Sanctuary

Best Cederberg Places to Stay - Overnight in the Heart of South Africa’s Sandstone Mountain Sanctuary ~ These options for accommodation in Cederberg are particularly varied and exciting - the Cederberg, it seems, goes out of its way to provide places to stay t...
Cederberg Weekend Guide: Places to Visit in the Cederberg
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Cederberg Weekend Guide: Places to Visit in the Cederberg

Cederberg Weekend Guide ~ There are a myriad things to do and places to visit in the Cederberg, one of the most popular weekend getaways in the Western Cape. It's popular because it's so close to Cape Town, it's a hiking mecca, and is known for its iconic s...
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...
8 Stops On The Road To The Biedouw Valley, And Why It Will Change Your Life
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8 Stops On The Road To The Biedouw Valley, And Why It Will Change Your Life

The beautiful, relatively unknown Biedouw Valley lies hidden beyond the Cederberg Mountains on the other side of the Pakhuis Pass. To reach it involves a scenic two-and-a-half hour drive from Cape Town to Clanwilliam before heading east on the R364 through ...
Our Top 7 Really Unusual Activities In The Cederberg
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Our Top 7 Really Unusual Activities In The Cederberg

At the far northern extension of the Cape Fold Mountains is a mountain range known as the Cederberg. It is a vast array of weathered sandstone mountains and long, arid valleys that combine into a 830 square kilometre hinterland offering rock formations, remote...
I Love Citrusdal Because …
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I Love Citrusdal Because …

Hi, I’m Anyas from Citrusdal in the Western Cape. Citrusdal IS BEST KNOWN FOR being the gateway to the Cederberg and for its citrus fruits of course! GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN AT Wupperthal, a picturesque mission village where excellent velskoen (known thro...
The Baths in Citrusdal
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The Baths in Citrusdal

We spent a few hours at The Baths in Citrusdal during December – it’s a huge property with accommodation and the Baths boasts hot and cold swimming pools, rock pools, private baths, hiking trails, mountain biking and bird watching!  There is also a shop for pu...
De-Lovely and The Grapevine in Citrusdal
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De-Lovely and The Grapevine in Citrusdal

Citrusdal is a sweet little town and what adds to that sweetness is a gift shop called De-Lovely and the simply sublime The Grapevine coffee shop.  Run by a mother and daughter team, De-Lovely and The Grapevine are found next door to each other at 30 Voortrekk...
Hebron – an oasis at the pinnacle of the Piekenierskloof Pass
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Hebron – an oasis at the pinnacle of the Piekenierskloof Pass

There is something about travelling that brings with it an element of the mundane. I'm talking about that glazed eyes feeling one begins to emit after an hour or two in the car so that even when faced with the incredible beauty of a pass like the Piekeniersklo...
Citrusdal – town of endless citrus orchards
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Citrusdal – town of endless citrus orchards

Pretty Citrusdal is hot. And it is the height of orange season, so the air is rent with the pungence of really sweet citrus flowers – no guesses about where the town's name originated as it's surrounded by citrus farms. The little country village is popular wi...
Kom proe farm stall – a gem of Citrusdal
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Kom proe farm stall – a gem of Citrusdal

Let me warn you that there are no fewer than five farm stalls as you travel the N7 past Citrusdal, all competing for your attention. But if you approach the popular little village with Cape Town behind you, Alex Gordon's 'kom proe farm stall' will probably be ...
Camping at Beaverlac – Camping and excitement are not mutually exclusive at Beaverlac
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Camping at Beaverlac – Camping and excitement are not mutually exclusive at Beaverlac

Camping at Beaverlac - Fed up with crowded Cape Town city clubs and even more crowded outdoor parties, we decided to take things down a notch this New Year's by heading to Beaverlac. Beaverlac, just over the Dasklip Pass near Porterville, is a little gem of a ...
Olifants River Meander
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Olifants River Meander

The Olifants River meanders through the valley bringing life to the surrounding area. Without the water this beautiful world of green, the heavy fragrance of the citrus groves that greet you as you drive along, the proud farming community with the renowned Gro...