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Our Best Value Luxury Western Cape Accommodation, You Just Can’t Resist
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Our Best Value Luxury Western Cape Accommodation, You Just Can’t Resist

We’ve pulled out all the stops to find you best value, luxury Western Cape Accommodation, including Cape Town. Most of these options are self-catered, giving you the privacy and magnificence of a house all your own, with views out over the ocean, or of the ...
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...
The Secrets of Kalk Bay
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The Secrets of Kalk Bay

Don’t miss our favourite 5 historical buildings, homes and churches on Kalk Bay’s main drag! Ask anyone and they’ll tell you Kalk Bay is one of the most delightful seaside fishing villages on Cape Town’s False Bay. On weekends traffic along Main Road is ...
15 Things Only A Capetonian Would Do
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15 Things Only A Capetonian Would Do

Is there such a thing as typical Capetonian? As much as the rest of the country loves to generalise about those who live in the Mother City as tardy, with a propensity to wait until the last minute before committing to an event, and obsessed with their moun...
15 Most Instagrammed Attractions in Cape Town
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15 Most Instagrammed Attractions in Cape Town

#Cape Town doesn't need an introduction. It is one of the most popular city hashtags in South Africa, tagged in over 3 111 645 photos (#Johannesburg is tagged in only 560 590 photos). Comparatively #Cape Town is understandably not as popular as somewhere li...
7 Jaw-Dropping False Bay Tidal Pools For Swims With A View
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7 Jaw-Dropping False Bay Tidal Pools For Swims With A View

For those who ask if it's safe to swim in Cape Town's waters, here is a list of, not only the safest spaces in which to swim, but also some of the most beautiful. Cape Town has various 'artificial' tidal pools, as opposed to natural tidal pools (natural sea...
Meandering from Muizenberg to Simons Town
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Meandering from Muizenberg to Simons Town

The strip of land hugging the coastline between the shores of Muizenberg to Simons Town is some of the most visually beautiful land in Cape Town. There are a few ways to explore this: rent a car, a scooter, and bicycle or use the Metrorail train which runs alo...
Quaint and Vibey Kalk Bay
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Quaint and Vibey Kalk Bay

Quaint and Vibey Kalk Bay: Kalk Bay is a beautiful, somewhat bohemian, fishing village on the outskirts of the suburbs of Cape Town. It is completely different from any other part of the Mother City, and attracts a very diverse combination of tourists and loca...
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 ...
Kalk Bay Photographs
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Kalk Bay Photographs

The unpretentious bohemian fishing village of Kalk Bay lies between the mountains and the sea, just 25 minutes’ from Cape Town. Home to one of the last remaining working harbours in South Africa, not only can you meet the returning boats for the catch of th...
Cést La Vie in Kalk Bay
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Cést La Vie in Kalk Bay

I went to Provence for a croissant and cafe au lait on Sunday morning.  You dont believe me non?  OK I didn’t, but with the cobbled street and borders of lavender outside Cést La Vie in Kalk Bay you would be excused for thinking you were in the South of France...
Dinner at the Outspan in Kalk Bay
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Dinner at the Outspan in Kalk Bay

We had family stay with us over the Festive Season and with an empty fridge on our return from a week in Citrusdal the only solution was to drive the short distance along Main Road to Kalk Bay, park and stroll along deciding where to have dinner. We tried f...
19-on-Main Bistro, ‘Kalk Bay on a Plate’
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19-on-Main Bistro, ‘Kalk Bay on a Plate’

We went down to Kalk Bay on Sunday for a spot of lunch.  We normally go straight along Boyes Drive and then will, nine times out of ten, hook a right and make straight for Polana.  However, now that the road to Simons Town is south flowing only, we find oursel...
Harbour House Restaurant in Kalk Bay – A Review
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Harbour House Restaurant in Kalk Bay – A Review

It was my birthday on Monday and although my husband offered to make francolin curry for dinner I got my way and off to Harbour House we went!  We’ve often been to Polana but have not eaten in the ‘smarter’ part upstairs and oh it’s so pretty! The floor to ...
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...