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Swimming with Seals & 15 Other Unusual Things to Do in South Africa
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Swimming with Seals & 15 Other Unusual Things to Do in South Africa

There are many unusual things to do in South Africa, if you look beyond the essential attractions high on any visitor’s list.Not only is South Africa one of the most diverse and vibrant countries on the African continent but it’s gone all out to create tra...
Dog Friendly Accommodation in Cape Town – Places You can Take the WHOLE Family
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Dog Friendly Accommodation in Cape Town – Places You can Take the WHOLE Family

Dog friendly accommodation in Cape Town - Cape Town with its incredible mountain, weather, beaches, people and wine is hotting up for summer and Christmas - a combination difficult to resist.It’s an Added bonus if you no longer have to hire a house sitter ...
What To Do With Kids In Summer On a Budget In The Western Cape
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What To Do With Kids In Summer On a Budget In The Western Cape

Do you ever wonder what to do with kids in summer on a budget? Well, there are a number of fun family entertainment activities and things to do in summer that will not cost you an arm and a leg, rather than sitting at home with nothing to do. Kids are often ha...
Let Your Bike And Your Stomach Rumble On The Gourmet Motorcycle Tour
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Let Your Bike And Your Stomach Rumble On The Gourmet Motorcycle Tour

What could be better that going on a bike ride, admiring phenomenal views, seeing a variety of places and enjoying sensational meals? Well you can enjoy all this and more on the Gourmet Motorcycle Tour. Although you get to experience so much more, it’s all rea...
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 ...
The Cape Leopard Trust – small cats with big problems
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The Cape Leopard Trust – small cats with big problems

Dr Quinton Martins, the man behind The Cape Leopard Trust, has seen only seven ad hoc sightings of wild leopards in the Cederberg where his research takes place in eight years. Even with collars, he sees but a few each year. The Cape Leopard is a vulnerable, i...
Elgin Open Gardens Photographs
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Elgin Open Gardens Photographs

We spent the night in Elgin on Saturday and on the way home used the opportunity to pop into one of the open gardens.  For those who don’t know, gardens are opened to the public every year (this year over the weekends of October 29th and 30th and November 5th ...
I Love Citrusdal Because …
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I Love Citrusdal Because …

Hi, I’m Anyas from Citrusdal in the Western Cape.Citrusdal IS BEST KNOWN FOR being the gateway to the Cederberg and for its citrus fruits of course!GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN AT Wupperthal, a picturesque mission village where excellent velskoen (known thro...
Cape Town & Western Cape Markets – When & Where to find them
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Cape Town & Western Cape Markets – When & Where to find them

I’m a big fan of a food market and have decided to try and make more of a concerted effort to purchase fresh vegetables, bread, flowers and in some cases even meat and fish from our local market (the thoroughly divine Earth Fair Market in Tokai).I popped i...
Our very own Philadelphia, and it has nothing to do with the USA
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Our very own Philadelphia, and it has nothing to do with the USA

It's almost impossible to believe that the little village of Philadelphia, but 20 minutes drive from Cape Town, has escaped attention. Any other village within a two-hour radius of Cape Town has become a satellite of the city because of its ease of access, and...
De Pakhuys in Clanwilliam – a weekend away in the Cederberg
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De Pakhuys in Clanwilliam – a weekend away in the Cederberg

With all the long weekends in April, we decided to take advantage and head up the west coast, a route often less busy than the N1 or N2 as a getaway from Cape Town. Our destination was de Pakhuys, a rustic guest farm just north of Clanwilliam in the Cederberg....
Riebeek Kasteel – a perfect little Swartland town
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Riebeek Kasteel – a perfect little Swartland town

One thing you need to know about Riebeek Kasteel is that it's no longer a secret. Which isn't to say that you won't enjoy yourself immensely in this gorgeous little town nestled up against the Kasteelberg Mountain roughly an hour's drive from Cape Town, but if...
5 GREAT day trips around Cape Town
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5 GREAT day trips around Cape Town

5 GREAT day trips around Cape Town Pick your own grapes at De Doorns House Estate If you haven't already experienced what it is to pick your own food, then head off to De Doorns Homestead in the Hex River Valley. Not only is this one of the most gorgeous val...