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Friday, 2 October 2009
Spring is Sprung

The Whales are in the Bay – Watch them in Cape Town this Weekend

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Bryde's whale

Bryde’s whale

It’s a good weekend, particularly this Saturday (provided the wind holds off), to get out to find the whales who are definitely in False Bay, this weekend. And don’t assume that you need to go all the way to Hermanus to do so, although, admittedly in Hermanus one gets a good deal closer to these gentle beasts, but the price you pay is having to battle the crowds in order to do so – even if it is the best land-based whale watching site around.

The WWF and Greenpeace regard whale watching in Cape Town as one of the top 3 places in the world to get ‘up and personal’ with whales. There are three types of whales usually sighted in False Bay – Southern Right, Humpbacks and Bryde’s. These sea animals that are generally the cumulative size of around 10 African elephants can be pretty elusive and September has had very few days that are conducive to sighting them, because of the wind … Continued

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Friday, 2 October 2009
Spring is Sprung

Romantic Special Offers …

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Romantic Getaways

Romantic Getaways

If you’re planning a romantic getaway, we have hand-picked a selection of romantic destinations throughout South Africa, offering Special Discounted Rates for the month of October through to mid-December 2009.

From quiet secluded cottages in the country, luxury game lodges in some of South Africa’s game rich areas to luxurious boutique hotels in the heart of our major cities, these great getaways are available at a lower price – just right for those of us watching our budgets … Continued

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Tuesday, 29 September 2009
Spring has Sprung

October Specials

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West Coast in Bloom

West Coast in Bloom

In celebration of Spring and all that the coming Summer months offer us, we’ve put together a list of specials in destinations offering something “summery”. All specials listed below are valid for the month of October 2009 (unless otherwise specified) and are subject to availability.

The first thought of Spring brings to mind the Namaqualand Daisies. Traditionally one thinks of the Northern Cape, but the Cape West Coast also plays host to spring’s most magnificent bouquet and it’s just an hour or two outside of Cape Town. Continued

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Tuesday, 29 September 2009
Spring has Sprung

October Events and Festivals

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To celebrate the full effect of Spring here are a few suggestions of popular annual events and festivals happening around South Africa in October.

Cape Events

Cape Events

Western Cape Events
Make your way to the charming town of Standford for the Glendower Bird Fair from the 1st to the 4th October. Again sponsored by Glendower Whisky and Overstrand Destination Marketing, the Glendower Bird Fair Now in its 5th year with the focus being more bird related with additional festivities arranged by Stanford Tourism. Outstanding speakers will enrich and educate with their knowledge and expertise, special outings are also planned and guided bird watching walks through Stanford are offered … Continued

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Monday, 21 September 2009
Spring has Sprung

In Bloom – Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens

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For a pleasant day out in Cape Town, visit Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, wander through the gardens, toss a coin into Colonel Bird’s bath while making a wish, and learn a bit more about the Cape floral kingdom, before retiring to one of the restaurants to enjoy an excellent meal … Continued

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Thursday, 10 September 2009
Spring has Sprung

Get into The Swing of Spring …

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Spring Events

Spring Events

The 1st of September welcomed us to first day of spring, but for those of us who were in Cape Town the weather didn’t quite match up. So, if Spring hasn’t quite “sprung” for you yet, here are  a few ideas to get you into the swing of it – we hope this helps in the pursuit celebrating the warmer weather we know will come …

On Friday 25 and Saturday 26 September 2009 make you way to George on the Garden Route for the Outeniqua Country Hop Strawberry Festival. Starting at 13h00 on Friday afternoon and running until 20h00 that evening and on Saturday from 10h00 to 18h00. Live entertainment will be on offer in the evenings and the Cossack Stunt Academy will put on a fantastic display that also includes a fire dancing show …

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Wednesday, 26 August 2009
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Spring Festivals and Flower Shows

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Spring is round the corner, even though it might not feel like it is, and in celebration of Spring it’s a good time to let you know about some of the Spring Festivals and flower shows happening in South Africa in the coming weeks … Continued

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