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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...
13 of the Coolest Beach Stays in South Africa
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13 of 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...
Shark Cage Diving In Gansbaai
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Shark Cage Diving In Gansbaai

If you are an adrenaline junkie like myself, you really need to visit Gansbaai and go shark cage diving. I am a Great White lover and any opportunity to get nearer to these majestic creatures is one I will gladly take.  I contacted a company called Shark Divin...
Winner Whale Watching Experience at 138 Marine Beachfront Guesthouse, Hermanus
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Winner Whale Watching Experience at 138 Marine Beachfront Guesthouse, Hermanus

CONGRATULATIONS to Yolanda Beukes of South Africa who has a wonderful whale watching experience at 138 Marine Beachfront Guesthouse. Includes three con­sec­ut­ive nights accom­mod­a­tion for two adults sharing; a bottle of estate wine on arrival; breakfast dai...
Win A Whale Watching Experience at 138 Marine Beachfront Guesthouse, Hermanus (Closed)
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Win A Whale Watching Experience at 138 Marine Beachfront Guesthouse, Hermanus (Closed)

WIN a 3-night stay at 4-star graded 138 Marine Beachfront Guesthouse and winner in the South Africa Tourism Welcome Awards 2010 / 2011 for service excellence in the B&B / Guesthouses / Country Lodges Category. Hermanus is one of those perfect locations whe...
Jolly up the Klein River on the African Queen
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Jolly up the Klein River on the African Queen

We spent part of this past weekend in Hermanus for a friend’s birthday and on Saturday afternoon found ourselves on the way to Stanford for a jolly up the Klein River on the African Queen! The African Queen is a double decker boat and was first launched nea...
10 Eateries with Views for Lunch (or Sundowners)
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10 Eateries with Views for Lunch (or Sundowners)

Dust off the winter cobwebs, get outside and breathe in the splendour of our South African summer with spectacular views, fresh air, great wine and succulent foods. We have highlighted some of the locations where you can treat yourselves to top class dining wi...