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The Secret Season: WINTER in South Africa – Where to Travel, and Why
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The Secret Season: WINTER in South Africa – Where to Travel, and Why

South Africa does not do blizzards and snow banks. You will never (except on very rare occasions) find your plane grounded for ice on the wings. In fact, the deepest snow you'll find is deep in the mountains, or on their peaks. The daily average temperat...
How To Have A Whale Of A Time Without Whales In Hermanus
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How To Have A Whale Of A Time Without Whales In Hermanus

Only an hour and a half's drive from Cape Town, Hermanus hugs Walker Bay every bit like a mother who has perfected the art of the embrace – gently, but without any attachment – so that its waters appeal to a group of whales who return, year-upon-year, to mate ...
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...
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...
12 South African Events You Should Attend This Spring
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12 South African Events You Should Attend This Spring

Spring has sprung, the grass is riz. I wonder where the boidies is. The boids is on the wing! Don't be absoid! Da wings is on the boid! In case you hadn't noticed, the country has come to life – trees are in leaf, flowers are in bloom, the birds are a nest-ma...
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...
Celebrating at Grootbos
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Celebrating at Grootbos

I had heard so many incredible things about Grootbos Private Nature Reserve, a private reserve between Gaansbaai and Standford in the Cape Whale Coast. More importantly I had seen things, beautiful things that ensured we add Grootbos to our list of places to s...
Whale Watching with Ocean Odyssey in the Garden Route
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Whale Watching with Ocean Odyssey in the Garden Route

Knysna is one of the most popular destination towns along the esteemed Garden Route of South Africa. It is aesthetically charming, surrounded by magnificent natural landscapes and home to an abundance of attractions and activities. Knysna has a calm lagoon...
Whale Watching in Mossel Bay
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Whale Watching in Mossel Bay

The entire length of the Garden Route is a natural wonderland, brimming with fantastic plant- and animal life. The town of Mossel Bay is one of the best known and most popular tourist stops along this world-famous route and offers visitors plenty in the way of...
Whale Watching Infographic for South Africa
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Whale Watching Infographic for South Africa

To celebrate the arrival of Spring and the whales, we've prepared a fabulous Whale Whatching Infographic summarising all you need to know about whale watching in South Africa.  This new easy-to-use infographic includes plenty of handy information, including ho...
Best Whale Watching Spots along the Cape Coast
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Best Whale Watching Spots along the Cape Coast

The whales are in the bay! For those of you who haven't already stopped your cars on one of the numerous cliff-top routes between Cape Town and Witsand in a bid to sight them. The annual migration to our 'warmer' waters to mate and calve of the southern right...
Party the night away at the Two Oceans Hermanus Whale Festival
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Party the night away at the Two Oceans Hermanus Whale Festival

Sponsored by Checkers, Coca-Cola and the Overstrand Municipality, along with some major supporting sponsors, the Two Oceans Hermanus Whale Festival is all about rip-roaring fun in the heart of the Western Cape. Hermanus is the whale-watching capital of the ...
Being A Responsible Whale Watcher
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Being A Responsible Whale Watcher

The whale watching season is between July and December in South Africa, and locals and visitors are almost always rewarded with impressive sights when visiting the coast during this time. Areas that are famous for their many whales during this season include H...
Whale watching at De Hoop
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Whale watching at De Hoop

Yes, Hermanus is a wonderful place to go and view the whales. That is, if you don't mind sharing it with thousands of other people, a whale festival or two, and fun fair rides right on the edge of the cliff overlooking the bay where the whales come to calve. ...