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Best Places to Stay in False Bay – Cape Town’s Seaside Village Mecca
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Best Places to Stay in False Bay – Cape Town’s Seaside Village Mecca

The Best Places to Stay in False Bay are centred around the seaside villages of Muizenberg, St James, Kalk Bay, Fish Hoek and Simon’s Town.False Bay is the Mother City’s alternative to the Atlantic Seaboard, with little of the large-scale gentrification. ...
I Love Fish Hoek Because …
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I Love Fish Hoek Because …

Hi, I’m Yvette Katz from Oceans Echo in Fish Hoek.FISH HOEK IS BEST KNOWN FOR its beautiful white beach.GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN AT the coastal road; looking out towards Simons Town.THE BEST seaside PICTURES CAN BE TAKEN AT the beach.WHEN THE...
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,...
Empire Cafe in Muizenberg is a Community Favourite
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Empire Cafe in Muizenberg is a Community Favourite

Tucked in a hidden lane above the railway line, Empire Cafe occupies a double volume space in an original vintage building in York Road, Muizenberg. After eight years, Empire still reigns supreme as Muizenberg’s favourite breakfast and lunch spot.Locals br...
Simons Towns historical mile – seeing the seaside town through new eyes
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Simons Towns historical mile – seeing the seaside town through new eyes

The essence of Simon's Town has been here since 1741. That's a long time, I think to myself, as, with hat firmly clipped to my head with one of these huge slide things because of the south easterly that is hammering through here, I leave my car beneath a tree ...
Closer – purely vegan food, in Muizenberg
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Closer – purely vegan food, in Muizenberg

'So what does Closer stand for?', I ask Michelle as she hands us the menu. We're sitting at a cosy table and chairs in the new (ish) café and eatery where items like Fairtrade coffee, trendy raw chocolate (if you haven't managed to sample any, you don't know w...
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...
‘The Penguins of Boulders’ by Dirk Schmidt – a Book Review
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‘The Penguins of Boulders’ by Dirk Schmidt – a Book Review

The Penguins of Boulders is a book all about the African penguin.  Despite being one of the most charismatic animals on our planet, it is a species in peril suffering from rapid environmental degradation through oil and chemical spillages and the depletion of ...