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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...
15 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Cape Town
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15 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Cape Town

Here are a few fascinating things you probably don't know about Cape Town... 1. Cape Town is the best place in the world to visit According to the New York Times (2014). The Telegraph Travel Awards voted Cape Town the 'best city in the world' in 2013; it is ...
36 Things You Must See and Do When in South Africa
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36 Things You Must See and Do When in South Africa

South Africa is vast. It is also jam-packed with things to do and see, and places to visit. Once you open the guide books you're lost in a maze of options – anything from our eight World Heritage Sites to Mandela-infused icons and Table Mountain. We've n...
6 Ways to Experience Cape Town’s Ocean Wildlife
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6 Ways to Experience Cape Town’s Ocean Wildlife

Known historically as 'The Cape of Storms' the tempestuous seas around the Cape Peninsula have battered the rocky shores, and more than a few ships, for millennia. The peninsula juts out into the ocean at the edge of the African continent, tipped by the Cape o...
Penguins in Cape Town: 2 places you can see them when you are here
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Penguins in Cape Town: 2 places you can see them when you are here

The African penguin: cute little guy with a funny gait, black feet; really graceful in the water; endangered and in rapid decline. All the more reason to see them, whilst we can. Despite the peculiarity of penguins in Africa, they've actually been here long...
We Visit The Penguins at Stony Point in Bettys Bay
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We Visit The Penguins at Stony Point in Bettys Bay

For years I have not understood all of the excitement about penguins, we have had plenty of overseas guests stay with us over the years and even one lady who could only talk about going to see the penguins. I never understood the big deal … until now. After...
Penguin Awareness Day
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Penguin Awareness Day

Every year on the 13th October is Penguin Awareness Day, where we celebrate and support our penguins by raising awareness of their endangerment and how we can prevent these horrific occurrences from happening. Some do the ‘Waddle’, a short walk with a group of...
‘The Penguins of Boulders’ by Dirk Schmidt – a Book Review
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‘The Penguins of Boulders’ by Dirk Schmidt – a Book Review

The Penguins of Boulders is a book all about the African penguin.  Despite being one of the most charismatic animals on our planet, it is a species in peril suffering from rapid environmental degradation through oil and chemical spillages and the depletion of ...
To boldly go… Why swimming with the Penguins at Boulders is so great
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To boldly go… Why swimming with the Penguins at Boulders is so great

Penguins at Boulders: Nothing quite beats the thrill of swimming at Boulders beach with the penguins. Admittedly Sunday's rather busy rash of visitors to the popular but small beach meant that only one little black and white resident was bold enough to brave t...
Watch the Penguins Play
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Watch the Penguins Play

Things in life aren't always black and white... except for the African Penguin. Of course things that are black and white leave little room for individuality... except for the African Penguin whose specific monochromatic markings are so unique that they person...
The Penguins at Boulders Beach
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The Penguins at Boulders Beach

There’s something very peculiar about standing on a sandy shoreline, basking in the South African summer sun while gazing out across the crystal blue waters of the Indian Ocean, only to encounter a group of penguins waddling past your beach towel on their way ...