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Citrusdal – town of endless citrus orchards
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Citrusdal – town of endless citrus orchards

Pretty Citrusdal is hot. And it is the height of orange season, so the air is rent with the pungence of really sweet citrus flowers – no guesses about where the town's name originated as it's surrounded by citrus farms. The little country village is popular wi...
Vanrhynsdorp discovered
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Vanrhynsdorp discovered

Vanrhynsdorp, in the heart of the Nama Karoo, might appear small, but for a Sunday the place is buzzing. Even the tourist information is open and Shaun is very quick to thrust a town map in my hand, from which I quickly ascertain that there are seven buildings...
The Olifants River Valley – A Stay in Vredendal
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The Olifants River Valley – A Stay in Vredendal

The most amazing surprise for me was seeing the expanse of grapevines along the banks of the Olifants River. These begin just outside Clanwilliam and continue for miles like a great, green swathe on either side of the river. I had read about the Olifants Ri...
Kom proe farm stall – a gem of Citrusdal
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Kom proe farm stall – a gem of Citrusdal

Let me warn you that there are no fewer than five farm stalls as you travel the N7 past Citrusdal, all competing for your attention. But if you approach the popular little village with Cape Town behind you, Alex Gordon's 'kom proe farm stall' will probably be ...