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2019 Travel Bucket List South Africa – Where to Holiday THIS Year
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2019 Travel Bucket List South Africa – Where to Holiday THIS Year

Our 2019 travel bucket list South Africa, comes laden with surprises.Think you know South Africa? Think again...South Africa’s vastness means there are endless nooks and crannies lurking in amongst which you’ll find surprising mountain passes, caves, h...
The 15 Most Picturesque Places to Visit in the Karoo
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The 15 Most Picturesque Places to Visit in the Karoo

The Karoo is vast and places to visit in the Karoo are myriad. Divided into the Succulent, Nama, Klein and Grassy Karoo it straddles most of South Africa’s inner country, hogging the west coast, sprawling as far east as Cradock and Smithfield, extending north...
8 Stops On The Road To The Biedouw Valley, And Why It Will Change Your Life
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8 Stops On The Road To The Biedouw Valley, And Why It Will Change Your Life

The beautiful, relatively unknown Biedouw Valley lies hidden beyond the Cederberg Mountains on the other side of the Pakhuis Pass.To reach it involves a scenic two-and-a-half hour drive from Cape Town to Clanwilliam before heading east on the R364 through ...
20 Best Secret Scenic Spots In The Northern Cape
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20 Best Secret Scenic Spots In The Northern Cape

When it comes to recharging, re-connecting and reclaiming one's sense of self, the Northern Cape's isolation and beauty is hard to beat.It is one of the biggest provinces in the country, known for its desert landscapes, wild spring flowers and wildlife. Bu...
10 attractions that will have you packing your bags for the Upper Karoo
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10 attractions that will have you packing your bags for the Upper Karoo

For many the Karoo is a great expanse of (dry) land somewhere in the middle of South Africa. Just where this place of great heat and frosts, with an annual rainfall of next to nothing, starts and ends is a mystery, expounded by the impression that its extent i...
Where have all the flowers gone? Flowers out of season in Nieuwoudtville
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Where have all the flowers gone? Flowers out of season in Nieuwoudtville

Sanna and a few of her co-workers are sitting in the shade of a large warehouse that, when it is peak production time, is probably filled with trays of bulbs. They're all in royal blue overalls and beginning to think about packing up to go home when we show up...
Louriesfontein and Calvinia – sommer net passing through
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Louriesfontein and Calvinia – sommer net passing through

'Just what is so important that it warrants a drive through to Louriesfontein?' my other half comments dubiously whilst thumbing through his recent acquisition - a book brimming over with the plant types we can hope to see around Nieuwoudtville – millions of t...
A farm in Nieuwoudtville – Quiver trees, remoteness and skies like never before …
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A farm in Nieuwoudtville – Quiver trees, remoteness and skies like never before …

Where the Hantam Karoo meets Cape fynbos is a little hamlet of a village called Nieuwoudtville. From mid-July until September the town annually hums as it plays host to the flower season - the time of year when bulbs deliver the goods and blossom forth, produc...
Nieuwoudtville – the town famous for its bulbs reveals itself
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Nieuwoudtville – the town famous for its bulbs reveals itself

The road to Nieuwoudtville is filled with unexpected surprises. For one, it rests on a plateau – sort of – called the Bokkeveld Plateau. You leave Vanrhynsdorp via the R27, which, after heading due north in a very straight line through the type of vegetation I...