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13 Enigmatic South African Towns to Visit Before You Turn 40
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13 Enigmatic South African Towns to Visit Before You Turn 40

Actually, I'll let you into a secret: it isn't about what age you are when you visit these towns. It's about making damn sure you visit them. Because few of them make it onto conventional 'must do' lists. For some reason they're regarded as obscure, non mai...
13 Secrets of Agulhas National Park That Will Have You Visiting, Tomorrow
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13 Secrets of Agulhas National Park That Will Have You Visiting, Tomorrow

Agulhas National Park is the country's newest park - proclaimed only in the late 1990s – that lies on Africa's southern most tip with one of the most beautiful and varied landscapes of any parks in South Africa. Its fundamental role is to protect lowland an...
The Most Beautiful Historic Towns In South Africa
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The Most Beautiful Historic Towns In South Africa

South Africa's history is not all that old. The buildings don't date back hundreds and hundreds of years, as they do in Europe, but (and it's a BIG but) South Africa has its own unique architectural styles, much of it evident in little towns across the country...
I Love Elim Because …
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I Love Elim Because …

Hi, I’m Heidi Maritz from Doornbosch Guesthouse & Country Cottage in Elim in Cape Agulhas, Western Cape. ELIM IS BEST KNOWN FOR its historical buildings and church. GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN AT the waterwheel - it is very old. THE BEST wedding PI...
Elim Photographs
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Elim Photographs

I'd heard about Elim and seeing as we were in the area over the weekend we stopped off for a wander around on Sunday.  Elim dates back to 1824 when it was founded by Moravian monks and became the third Moravian mission station in the Cape.  Today it is one of ...
Top spots in the Overberg – 10 days just isn’t long enough
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Top spots in the Overberg – 10 days just isn’t long enough

I thought ten days would be more than enough to take in a few of the towns and highlights of the Overberg, but I couldn't have been more wrong. Ten days is but a dress rehearsal for the performance, and we could easily return for another two weeks and still no...
Elim – A Town with Twelve Fountains and Seventy Palm Trees
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Elim – A Town with Twelve Fountains and Seventy Palm Trees

They've only just tarred the gravel road that takes one from Bredasdorp to Elim. So it is only in the last three years that the little mission town has become more accessible for visitors to the Cape Overberg. Now an ordinary sedan like ours can make it to the...