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A Guide to the Major Lakes of South Africa – including Some You Won’t Know
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A Guide to the Major Lakes of South Africa – including Some You Won’t Know

When one thinks of South Africa one imagines the vast plains of the bushveld, the vines of the Cape Winelands, wave-washed towns and Table Mountain. Some visitors come for the country’s deserts. Major lakes of South Africa rarely spring to mind. But South A...
Best Places to Stay on the Whale Route in South Africa
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Best Places to Stay on the Whale Route in South Africa

You’re going to welcome our list of places to stay on the Whale Route as the whales are due any moment now. They arrive in the bay during July/August, and remain until October/November with Hermanus’ Whale Festival an annual highlight during August. And we...
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...
Unique Experiences You Can Have Only in South Africa
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Unique Experiences You Can Have Only in South Africa

South Africa is extraordinary. When one thinks unique experiences, South Africa - with its unusual blend of diverse cultures, varied landscapes, wildlife, vibrant cities and historical towns - tops the list for its distinct character. We think you’ll agree...
Whale Watching South Africa Just Got Better – Now is the best time to see them
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Whale Watching South Africa Just Got Better – Now is the best time to see them

Now is the best time to see them There isn't a better time for whale watching in South Africa than right now. Because the southern right whale is busy congregating just off the country's coastline; close enough to the coast to see with the naked eye. ...
12 Best Small Towns in the Western Cape
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12 Best Small Towns in the Western Cape

The biggest problem about visiting the Western Cape is having to choose where to visit! Wonder how many you'll argue we've left off our list of the 12 Best Small Towns in the Western Cape that we know and love.  So, we'll quickly add the proviso that the fo...
The Coolest Beach Stays in South Africa
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The Coolest Beach Stays in South Africa

South Africa is as famous for its coastline as it is for the Kruger National Park. Stretching for over 2 500 kilometres from the dry and barren border with Namibia in the west, around the Cape of Good Hope and northeast to its border with Mozambique, in the...
How To Have A Whale Of A Time Without Whales In Hermanus
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How To Have A Whale Of A Time Without Whales In Hermanus

Only an hour and a half's drive from Cape Town, Hermanus hugs Walker Bay every bit like a mother who has perfected the art of the embrace – gently, but without any attachment – so that its waters appeal to a group of whales who return, year-upon-year, to mate ...
Expert Tips For Spotting Whales On The Cape Whale Route
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Expert Tips For Spotting Whales On The Cape Whale Route

The winter whale watching season is upon us! From early July until October every year the Southern Right Whale makes the Cape shoreline of South Africa its nursery. Whales come to warmer waters (from the icy waters further north) to mate, give birth and nurse...
12 South African Events You Should Attend This Spring
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12 South African Events You Should Attend This Spring

Spring has sprung, the grass is riz. I wonder where the boidies is. The boids is on the wing! Don't be absoid! Da wings is on the boid! In case you hadn't noticed, the country has come to life – trees are in leaf, flowers are in bloom, the birds are a nest-ma...
What I love about the Overberg: from a City-Bowl-expat
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What I love about the Overberg: from a City-Bowl-expat

I’d been visiting the Overberg for twenty years by the time I made the decision to pack everything up and move my little family out to the country, beyond the city smoke, traffic and frenetic pace, to a quieter place over the hills. Raised in Sea Point and res...
Party the night away at the Two Oceans Hermanus Whale Festival
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Party the night away at the Two Oceans Hermanus Whale Festival

Sponsored by Checkers, Coca-Cola and the Overstrand Municipality, along with some major supporting sponsors, the Two Oceans Hermanus Whale Festival is all about rip-roaring fun in the heart of the Western Cape. Hermanus is the whale-watching capital of the ...
A Walk Through Hermanus
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A Walk Through Hermanus

Our weekend in Hermanus on the popular Cape Whale Coast was mostly spent indoors thanks to the wonderfully stormy winter weather. Luckily on the Saturday morning we had a break in the weather and decided to brave the outdoors and go for a stroll. Leaving th...
The Whale Coast Hotel in Hermanus – a review
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The Whale Coast Hotel in Hermanus – a review

My mom organised a weekend away for the family in Hermanus. You need to bear in mind that this is something we have never done, so we were all rather excited. My sister had a last minute trip to London so it would only be the three of us, but we were excited. ...
One-tank Trips out of Cape Town
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One-tank Trips out of Cape Town

There are weekends when you just need to get away. Recharge your batteries, relax surrounded by nature and out of your own space and home. You don’t necessarily want to break the bank either, so a trip just out of the city is what you most desire.  Here are s...