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The 20 Best SMALL Beach Towns in South Africa
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The 20 Best SMALL Beach Towns in South Africa

It’s not difficult to get swept up by the wildness of Kruger, the elegance of the Winelands, or the sophistication of Cape Town. But it is the small beach towns in South Africa that get to the heart of what it is to experience the country’s diversity - its ...
Best Long Weekend Getaways, South Africa
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Best Long Weekend Getaways, South Africa

Long weekend getaways South Africa – why there are plenty of options for locals, and visitors, within driving distance of each of the four major cities. With an extra day, or two, tagged onto a weekend, South Africans need little excuse to pack a bag and he...
How to Spend the Weekend on South Africa’s West Coast
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How to Spend the Weekend on South Africa’s West Coast

Sparsely populated with access to largely deserted Atlantic beaches, and spring flowers in July/August, here's a West Coast itinerary to get the most of out of the seaside villages, windswept scenery, and time expanding experiences. Because a weekend isn't mu...
14 Charming South African Vacation Homes
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14 Charming South African Vacation Homes

South Africans know how to do vacation homes with charm - the immediate sense of being at 'home', of space, generosity, consideration and beautiful views (inside and out). South Africa has its own unique blend of charm. It's woven through the choice of farm...
12 Best Small Towns in the Western Cape
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12 Best Small Towns in the Western Cape

The biggest problem about visiting the Western Cape is having to choose where to visit! Wonder how many you'll argue we've left off our list of the 12 Best Small Towns in the Western Cape that we know and love.  So, we'll quickly add the proviso that the fo...
13 of the Coolest Beach Stays in South Africa
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13 of the Coolest Beach Stays in South Africa

South Africa is as famous for its coastline as it is for the Kruger National Park. Stretching for over 2 500 kilometres from the dry and barren border with Namibia in the west, around the Cape of Good Hope and northeast to its border with Mozambique, in the...
Visit these 10 Lighthouses in South Africa
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Visit these 10 Lighthouses in South Africa

Lighthouses pepper the country's coastline all the way from Port Nolloth in the west to Cape Vidal in the east. Why? Well, sailing the 3 000 km stretch that is the country's shoreline is obviously nothing short of hazardous. Many of these lighthouses went u...
What to do and where to stay in Paternoster
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What to do and where to stay in Paternoster

What to do and where to stay in Paternoster: Two hours drive along the West Coast road from Cape Town will bring you to the rustic seaside town of Paternoster.  Whether you’re longing for beach walks, seafood or just the sea breeze, it’s hard not to wind down ...
The simplicity of a seaside holiday in Paternoster
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The simplicity of a seaside holiday in Paternoster

There’s something so simple and utterly relaxing about a weekend away beside the sea.  Paternoster, only two hours from Cape Town, has always been one of those places for me. Driving along the West Coast road with the ocean to my left and the vast open land to...
I Love Paternoster Because…
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I Love Paternoster Because…

Hi, I’m Marion from Farr Out in Paternoster, Cape West Coast, South Africa. Paternoster IS BEST KNOWN FOR for its endless beach and peace and tranquillity in an old fishermen’s village. GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN AT Farr Out, as you do have a beautiful e...
A day in Paternoster
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A day in Paternoster

We spent a week in Citrusdal over Christmas and with our family having driven up from Zinkwazi, Hilton and Durban in KwaZulu Natal, we thought we'd make a day trip out of going to Paternoster and then thought, what the heck, its Christmas so let’s book a long,...
Paternoster – a palliate for the soul
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Paternoster – a palliate for the soul

The first thing that strikes me about the gorgeous little seaside fishing village of Paternoster, is the harmony – there is no 'right' or 'wrong' side of the tracks here. Instead society is lumped into the same handbasket. The average holiday maker encased ...
Paternoster Restaurants
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Paternoster Restaurants

Apart from having long, unspoilt beaches, glorious sunsets, friendly locals, bountiful fishermen and a relatively stress free lifestyle, Paternoster also has a selection of very good restaurants.  So good in fact that if memory serves me correctly one of them ...
Paternoster – a quaint west coast fishing village
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Paternoster – a quaint west coast fishing village

I just love Paternoster and it must be an inherited family trait because I have photos of myself as a little girl (so about 33 years ago now) walking along the beach with my Dad and another walking down a road in the town with my parents and their friends deck...
West Coast Wonders
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West Coast Wonders

When you wander up the R27 coastal road that winds up the West Coast of South Africa, you pass through towns and villages that make you think you have somehow stepped back in time. Towns and villages that are untouched by the frenetic energy of the city mainta...