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Best Places to Stay in the Overberg – Head Across the Mountains from Cape Town
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Best Places to Stay in the Overberg – Head Across the Mountains from Cape Town

The best places to stay in the Overberg ... You may hear the Overberg region of South Africa, just east of Cape Town and over the mountains, described as the gateway to the Garden Route. But you’d be remiss if you think this makes the Overberg undeserved, o...
10 Things To Do In Grabouw
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10 Things To Do In Grabouw

Just 65 kilometres from Cape Town, in the heart of the Elgin Valley, lies the town of Grabouw. Elgin Valley is the largest single export fruit producing area in the country, and Grabouw is its hub. In fact, it produces about 65% of South Africa’s apple exports...
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...
Grabouw for the day
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Grabouw for the day

Grabouw for the day: Our boot is full of apples and plums. We're talking big, red, juicy apples. The type that, the minute you get home, having travelled a two-hour round trip to get them in the first place, you wish you'd been smart enough to stock up on thre...
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...
Suicide Gorge – the ultimate kloofing experience
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Suicide Gorge – the ultimate kloofing experience

We would have chosen the hottest day Cape Town has experienced in years to attempt the legendary kloofing in Suicide Gorge in the Hottentots Holland Mountains near Grabouw. We had only looked forward to the hike for the better part of a week, and had done all ...