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Four Towns, A Biosphere, Penguins & Whales – Clarence Drive Has It All
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Four Towns, A Biosphere, Penguins & Whales – Clarence Drive Has It All

Clarence Drive is one of the most stunning coastal drives in the world. It's every bit as exciting as Chapman's Peak, without the cost of the toll. Forming part of Route 44 Clarence Drive hugs an incredibly scenic portion of the coast just south east of Cap...
6 Marine Protected Areas in South Africa
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6 Marine Protected Areas in South Africa

South Africa protects just under 25 areas of its 3 000 km coastline. Known as marine protected areas (MPA), they safeguard threatened marine species and important habitats. What they are, in essence, is a space in the ocean that strictly regulates human act...
Top Ten Natural Attractions in the Western Cape
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Top Ten Natural Attractions in the Western Cape

Africa's most southern region, the Western Cape is also the country's most mountainous and, some would argue, most beautiful province (certainly those who live in Cape Town like to think so). It has more iconic-style attractions than any other province, and...
Escape The Crowds – 8 Places and Spaces to Break Away
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Escape The Crowds – 8 Places and Spaces to Break Away

South Africa is a huge country. It is also incredibly diverse, promising anything from the lush, indigenous forests of the Tsitsikamma to the dry, cracked clay of the Kgalagadi river beds. Remote beaches, wild life reserves deep in what remains of true Afri...
Rooi-Els – Where The Water Runs Red
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Rooi-Els – Where The Water Runs Red

The sun has made an appearance on a winter's weekend morning in Cape Town - something it is not want to do more often than it must - and we itch to hear the sound of the sea, combined with the sun on our faces. We crane our necks - the sun is visible on all...
Last chance for Crystal Pools hike
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Last chance for Crystal Pools hike

It was to the sound of baboons barking that we got out of our car at what felt like just past dawn, but was actually already beyond our appointed meeting time. Needless to say, the other members of the party were late. The sound of baboons certainly did not ap...
Kleinmond for history buffs and outdoor enthusiasts
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Kleinmond for history buffs and outdoor enthusiasts

About an hours drive from Cape Town, along the picturesque drive of the R44 is the little town of Kleinmond. Sitting between the jagged Palmiet mountain range and the Atlantic Ocean, this peaceful coastal town lies within the unique Kogelberg biosphere reserve...
Kogelberg Nature Reserve – world’s greatest biodiversity hot-spot?
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Kogelberg Nature Reserve – world’s greatest biodiversity hot-spot?

Just outside Kleinmond, about an hours drive from Cape Town, is the Kogelberg Nature Reserve. Lying within the southern stretch of the Hottentots Holland mountain range, this reserve has remained secluded and unspoilt. With high mountain summits, sharp kloofs,...
Betty’s Bay – a perfect get away
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Betty’s Bay – a perfect get away

The quaint seaside village of Betty’s Bay is the perfect get away from the hustle and bustle of city life. Located between Kleinmond and Pringle Bay, Betty’s Bay is only an hour’s drive from Cape Town along the picturesque Clarence Drive Route (R44). Squeezed ...