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10 Top Things to Do in the Overberg Area of the Western Cape
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10 Top Things to Do in the Overberg Area of the Western Cape

The Cape Overberg area of the Western Cape is one of South Africa’s treasures. It lies, demurely, over the berg from Somerset West, often neglected by those intent on reaching the Garden Route, unaware that beyond the Hottentot Holland Mountain range lies a...
Kit Up and Come on a Cape Canopy Tour
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Kit Up and Come on a Cape Canopy Tour

Cape Canopy Tour brings you the ultimate guided adventure tour. If you are keen for a new experience, the chance to learn and see more in nature and want some excitement, then this is the tour for you. Explore the Hottentots Nature Reserve from new heights and...
In Search Of Harry Goemans – Elgins Open Gardens Reveal A Hidden Secret
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In Search Of Harry Goemans – Elgins Open Gardens Reveal A Hidden Secret

Sunday in the Elgin Valley is heady. The weather is close to perfect, even if it can't quite decide between spring and summer. The Peregrine farmstall in Grabouw hums with an influx of visitors who use the stall as the start or finish to their trawlings thr...
I Love Elgin Because …
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I Love Elgin Because …

Hi, greetings from South Hill in Elgin in the Cape Overberg, Western Cape. Elgin IS BEST KNOWN in the past FOR past for production of apples and pears, the Elgin Valley has firmly placed itself on the wine route map over the last few years with many boutiqu...
Elgin Open Gardens Photographs
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Elgin Open Gardens Photographs

We spent the night in Elgin on Saturday and on the way home used the opportunity to pop into one of the open gardens.  For those who don’t know, gardens are opened to the public every year (this year over the weekends of October 29th and 30th and November 5th ...
A Brief Escape to Magical Wildekrans
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A Brief Escape to Magical Wildekrans

A recent midweek break found us on the road to the lovely Elgin Valley, touted as an ideal destination for nature lovers and wine enthusiasts, and generally for anyone wanting a break from city life out in the country. The first surprise is its close distance ...
Wildekrans Country House – Photographs
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Wildekrans Country House – Photographs

Photographs taken on a recent trip to Elgin where we stayed at Wildekrans Country House. If you stay at Wildekrans you need to set aside at least an hour to explore their award-winning garden. Featured in numerous magazines and part of the well known "Elgin Op...
Glorious Grabouw Photographs
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Glorious Grabouw Photographs

Glorious Grabouw Photographs ~ We were invited out to spend this past weekend in Grabouw and although I’ve heard a lot about it (my father grew up here), it has been a long time since I spent any amount of time in the Cape Overberg town and its surrounds.  Our...
Barge Cruise on the River at Mofam Farm
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Barge Cruise on the River at Mofam Farm

During my stay at the Old Mac Daddy we were treated to a river barge cruise at nearby Mofam Farm, which is both accommodation and a ski school. The photographs speak for themselves as the water was crystal clear and reflected the surroundings with mirror-like ...
A Grand Old Mac Daddy time in Elgin
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A Grand Old Mac Daddy time in Elgin

The weather was divine. It was a beautiful winters day, with rays of sun tickling your skin with warmth while leaving the sky clear and beautiful, when I left the hustle and bustle of the city and in just over an hour’s drive and a dirt road later I saw before...