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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 Bettys Bay Because …
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I Love Bettys Bay Because …

Hi, I’m Louise from Bettys Bay, in the Cape Overberg. Bettys Bay IS BEST KNOWN FOR its beautiful beaches amazing mountain and pristine fynbos. GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN anywhere in Bettys Bay with either the mountain behind you or the sea. THE BEST pengu...
Top spots in the Overberg – 10 days just isn’t long enough
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Top spots in the Overberg – 10 days just isn’t long enough

I thought ten days would be more than enough to take in a few of the towns and highlights of the Overberg, but I couldn't have been more wrong. Ten days is but a dress rehearsal for the performance, and we could easily return for another two weeks and still no...
Baardskeerdersbos – A Visit uncovers a Hamlet full of Artists
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Baardskeerdersbos – A Visit uncovers a Hamlet full of Artists

I have to admit to a certain fascination with Baardskeerdersbos even before my visit. I mean, what kind of town names itself after a tiny spider that cuts human hair to make its nest? And apparently this all began way back in the 1660s when an expedition of fi...
Wading out to Waenhuiskrans Cave – all it’s cut out to be
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Wading out to Waenhuiskrans Cave – all it’s cut out to be

An almost surreal experience, a visit to Waenhuiskrans Cave is best done at low tide through the swells, along the edge of the limestone cliffs of Waenhuiskrans Nature Reserve. Whilst some do it with their shoes on, I found walking on the barnacle covered b...
L’Agulhas – In search of Horatio Blair Adams at the southern-most tip of Africa
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L’Agulhas – In search of Horatio Blair Adams at the southern-most tip of Africa

I am surprised. Pleasantly. As L'Agulhas is a lot more beautiful than I had anticipated. To my mind's eye the beachside town that also serves as the southern-most tip of Africa would be awash with gargantuan holiday homes, guest houses and pretentious restaura...
Platbos – where the trees whisper messages of solace
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Platbos – where the trees whisper messages of solace

Platbos is an incredible, ancient indigenous forest that just about no-one knows about. It lies off the coast of Gansbaai, on the same dirt road that takes one past Grootbos Private Nature Reserve, and a wonderful retreat called Bodhi Khaya (I know because I'v...
I Love Pearly Beach Because …
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I Love Pearly Beach Because …

Hi, I’m Steve from beautiful Pearly Beach on the Cape Whale Coast. PEARLY BEACH IS BEST KNOWN as the place for relaxing and the stunning, seemingly endless pearly white sandy beaches. GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN on the beach with the mountains as a backd...