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The Ultimate Travel Calendar: Guide To The Best Places For Every Month Of The Year!
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The Ultimate Travel Calendar: Guide To The Best Places For Every Month Of The Year!

South Africa presents so many choices to the visitor that it is hard to know just when to do what, and so we've made it easier for you by compiling a list of best places to be month by month. Here is the Ultimate Travel Calendar: Your Guide to the Best Plac...
Meerkats – Where to Find Them in South Africa
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Meerkats – Where to Find Them in South Africa

The suricate. Looks like a mongoose - and should as it belongs to the same family -, lives in mobs or gangs, does a lot of standing on its rear legs to survey the lie of the land – and with good reason as they're a snack size for the average Martial eagle and ...
Lunch at Surval Boutique Olive Estate
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Lunch at Surval Boutique Olive Estate

It was the day after the wedding, so sleep had been minimal and of course we had danced the night away so stomachs were grumbling. It was also a birthday so we had more than enough excuses to head off into the town of Oudtshoorn for lunch. The day was a sco...
Wine and Beer Tasting at Karusa Vineyards
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Wine and Beer Tasting at Karusa Vineyards

We went up to a wedding in December on my boyfriends’ family farm which is slap bang in between Oudtshoorn and George. It was a stunning week away and although incredibly hot as well as filled with wedding stuff we managed to get out and about and do some pret...
Cape Town to Oudtshoorn – Route 62 in winter is simply the cat’s whiskers
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Cape Town to Oudtshoorn – Route 62 in winter is simply the cat’s whiskers

Route 62, marketed as the longest wine route in the world, runs from Cape  Town via Worcester, Montagu, Oudtshoorn and the Langkloof right the way to Port Elizabeth. All 850 kms of it. But one seldom drives it in its entirety, and so the route tends to be brok...
A Visit to Wilgewandel Holiday Farm is perfect for Kids
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A Visit to Wilgewandel Holiday Farm is perfect for Kids

Wilgewandel Holiday Farm is nestled in the heart of the beautiful Karoo, just 25 kilometres from the historic town centre of Oudtshoorn. It is on the farm of Grootkraal, which has, for decades, been popular for its physical location; just two kilometres from t...
Move Over KKNK, the Klein Karoo Klassique is This Weekend!
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Move Over KKNK, the Klein Karoo Klassique is This Weekend!

I know, it does get a little confusing - all these Kunstefeeses (can one even say that in Afrikaans?) but the Klassique is worth pencilling into your diary, particularly as it's over this coming long weekend 9 – 12 August. It might be a smaller festival tha...
Kicking Back at the KKNK
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Kicking Back at the KKNK

The Klein Karoo National Arts Festival (simply known as the KKNK, which is most aptly pronounced in Afrikaans) is a proudly South African tribute to the Afrikaans language, culture and arts. In fact, it is the first festival in the country dedicated to one lan...
Get Your Adventure on in Oudtshoorn
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Get Your Adventure on in Oudtshoorn

As you wind your way along the narrow roads of the Karoo, the smell of the short scrub drifts lazily through the window. Proteas in full bloom nod along the road; an eager welcoming committee to the cultural hotspot of Oudtshoorn. Although Oudtshoorn is brimmi...
I Love Oudtshoorn Because …
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I Love Oudtshoorn Because …

Hi, We are Phil & Linda Putzel from The Gumtree Guest House in Oudtshoorn in the Western Cape. OUDTSHOORN IS BEST KNOWN FOR the world famous Cango Caves and being the Ostrich-Capital of the world! GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN AT an Ostrich Showfarm riding ...
Cango Wildlife Ranch – the real deal for sheer cuteness
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Cango Wildlife Ranch – the real deal for sheer cuteness

Tired of always being tempted to click on emails and Facebook links of cute kittens, possums, koalas and other cuddly things, I decided to get the need to look at tiny bundles of fur out of my system by going straight to the source. Sure, LOLcats and digital p...
The Swartberg Hiking Trail
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The Swartberg Hiking Trail

I’m not a born hiker. Some people seem to have a natural inclination to walking long distances, over uneven terrain, carrying heavy weights and call it leisure time. Myself, I’ve always thought that since our ancestors had no other option but to leg it everywh...
Kuier a while at the Klein Karoo Klassique
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Kuier a while at the Klein Karoo Klassique

Every year the Klein Karoo Klassique Festival is held in Oudtshoorn during August and you will be able to enjoy wines from the Klein Karoo (from as far afield as Montagu), ostrich and game dishes and classical music. And when you order your wine at restaurants...
Rock Climbing in the Western Cape
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Rock Climbing in the Western Cape

I have to admit, I'm not a very good rock climber. I'm the guy that experienced climbers take along in order to show off their skills and soon regret it. Invariably I'm the guy that gets stuck or injures myself and has to be helped and/or rescued. But one does...