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Mountain View Cottages in South Africa, Where You can Catch Your Breath
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Mountain View Cottages in South Africa, Where You can Catch Your Breath

South Africa has some of the most spectacular uncharted mountain ranges that often go unpublicised and remain unknown, even to return visitors. So, it’s almost as easy to find mountain view cottages in South Africa as it is beach cottage stays. It boils ...
Why The best of Cape Town is found in the ‘burbs
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Why The best of Cape Town is found in the ‘burbs

The best of Cape Town is found in these suburbs... Cape Town’s city bowl is vibrant, cosmopolitan, and a major attraction for visitors to the Mother City, despite the drought. But you could be missing the bigger picture to assume this is the best of Cape T...
20 Something in Cape Town – A List of Things To Do
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20 Something in Cape Town – A List of Things To Do

The Mother City is one of the best cities in South Africa in which to be young, single and fancy free. The whole city is a playground if you’re 20 something in Cape Town. Whether it’s discovering something cool to do, or heading off along well-trodden pa...
Baths with Amazing Views in South Africa
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Baths with Amazing Views in South Africa

There is no measure of luxury quite like baths with amazing views. There’s something about luxuriating in amongst bubbles, soaking in the beauty... And there is no shortage of mountain and sea views in South Africa - for they’re in ample supply (although...
South Africa’s Marine Big 5 – Do You Know What They Are?
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South Africa’s Marine Big 5 – Do You Know What They Are?

One of South Africa’s major appeals is its immediate access to big five safaris. For this reason, thousands of visitors head through our international airports. But South Africa marine big 5 is fast falling under the spotlight too, as more and more visitors...
9 Secrets of Table Mountain National Park that Will Have You Visiting, Tomorrow
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9 Secrets of Table Mountain National Park that Will Have You Visiting, Tomorrow

Table Mountain National Park (TMNP) may include the famous Table Mountain that makes it on to at least one list of the world's most beautiful mountains, and attracts millions of visitors annually. But the national park extends way beyond the table top, incl...
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...
Cape Escapes – Villages To Which To Escape, When You Live In Cape Town
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Cape Escapes – Villages To Which To Escape, When You Live In Cape Town

We went away this weekend, yet stayed at home. We drove all of 30 kilometres. Right the way to just beyond Simon's Town. It took us a little over half an hour to get there (longer if you take the wonderfully cheerful route, peppered with roadworks, along Main ...
World of Birds – A Wonderful Day’s Family Outing in Hout Bay
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World of Birds – A Wonderful Day’s Family Outing in Hout Bay

Walter Mangold has an unusual name. He also had an unusual vision, well over 30 years ago. That vision was to fill four hectares of land already overrun with port jackson with birds, trees and aviaries. Perhaps it is the association of his name with a highl...
Bay Harbour Market Photographs
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Bay Harbour Market Photographs

I’m a big fan of a market so imagine my sheer joy when we walked into the Bay Harbour Market in Hout Bay!  It seemed to be a case of ‘the early bird catches the worm’ because on arriving at around 9.30am we managed to walk around easily, found a table to sit a...
I Love Hout Bay because …
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I Love Hout Bay because …

Hi, I’m Liz Bester from Chez Victor in Hout Bay, Cape Town. HOUT BAY IS BEST KNOWN FOR its magnificent mountains and sparkling blue sea views, its vibrant cosmopolitan restaurant life as well as its laidback “village” lifestyle. GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN ON...
Hout Bay and beyond … the Oude Skip hike
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Hout Bay and beyond … the Oude Skip hike

The Oude Skip (or Oude Schip) walk, named after the shipwreck and also known as the Sandy Bay shipwreck hiking trail, shares portions of its hike with the larger Karbonkelberg Traverse, which is roughly seven hours of hard walk from Hout Bay harbour to Llandud...