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Best Places to Stay in False Bay – Cape Town’s Seaside Village Mecca
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Best Places to Stay in False Bay – Cape Town’s Seaside Village Mecca

The Best Places to Stay in False Bay are centred around the seaside villages of Muizenberg, St James, Kalk Bay, Fish Hoek and Simon’s Town. False Bay is the Mother City’s alternative to the Atlantic Seaboard, with little of the large-scale gentrification. ...
Places in Cape Town to Propose that Guarantee a ‘Yes’
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Places in Cape Town to Propose that Guarantee a ‘Yes’

Cape Town is fast earning a reputation as one of the most perfect places in the world to propose - where else can you find quite the same combination of sea, mountain, sky, wine and vibe? And when it comes to places in Cape Town to propose, the Mother City ...
The Coolest Beach Stays in South Africa
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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...
Expert Tips For Spotting Whales On The Cape Whale Route
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Expert Tips For Spotting Whales On The Cape Whale Route

The winter whale watching season is upon us! From early July until October every year the Southern Right Whale makes the Cape shoreline of South Africa its nursery. Whales come to warmer waters (from the icy waters further north) to mate, give birth and nurse...
Meandering from Muizenberg to Simons Town
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Meandering from Muizenberg to Simons Town

The strip of land hugging the coastline between the shores of Muizenberg to Simons Town is some of the most visually beautiful land in Cape Town. There are a few ways to explore this: rent a car, a scooter, and bicycle or use the Metrorail train which runs alo...
A Seaside Getaway in Simons Town
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A Seaside Getaway in Simons Town

Past the road construction along the Main Road of Kalk Bay, windy Glencairn beach and alongside the railway line is where you’ll find Simons Town. Old shops and buildings marked with the dates from the 1800’s, a navy museum and train station will dot the ro...
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...
Cape Escapes – Villages To Which To Escape, When You Live In Cape Town
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Cape Escapes – Villages To Which To Escape, When You Live In Cape Town

We went away this weekend, yet stayed at home. We drove all of 30 kilometres. Right the way to just beyond Simon's Town. It took us a little over half an hour to get there (longer if you take the wonderfully cheerful route, peppered with roadworks, along Main ...
I Love Simons Town Because …
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I Love Simons Town Because …

Hi, I’m Debbie Smuts from The Grosvenor Guest House in Simons Town on the False Bay Coast. Simons Town IS BEST KNOWN FOR for its penguins at Boulders Beach, great white shark diving, whale watching, hiking in the Cape Point National Park, boat trips, kayaki...
Splendid Simons Town Photographs
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Splendid Simons Town Photographs

Located on the False Bay coastline of Cape Town, Simons Town is a historical little village, steeped in South African naval history and home to the South African Navy.  St George’s Street (also known as Simons Town’s historical mile) has buildings over 150 yea...
Waters Edge Beach – We Reveal another ‘Secret’ Cape Town Cove
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Waters Edge Beach – We Reveal another ‘Secret’ Cape Town Cove

The average person doesn't even know the beach exists, unless you are prepared to explore, or someone you know happens to nudge you in the right direction. And the bonus about this beach is that, not only is there shade under trees on a wall alongside the sea,...
Simons Towns historical mile – seeing the seaside town through new eyes
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Simons Towns historical mile – seeing the seaside town through new eyes

The essence of Simon's Town has been here since 1741. That's a long time, I think to myself, as, with hat firmly clipped to my head with one of these huge slide things because of the south easterly that is hammering through here, I leave my car beneath a tree ...
‘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 ...
Drinking tea from a wooden cup – the Tibetan Teahouse in Seaforth
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Drinking tea from a wooden cup – the Tibetan Teahouse in Seaforth

Tibetan folklore states that drinking tea from a wooden cup will make you handsome, popular and wise. And this is just one of the little idiosyncrasies that make the Tibetan Teahouse in Seaforth such a gem. The gallery and teahouse promise 'food for body and s...
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...