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Never quite so happy as when in Greyton
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Never quite so happy as when in Greyton

Greyton is a quaint little English-style village just beyond the mission town of Genadendal, on the east side of the Theewaterskloof dam, and on the other side of the Riviersonderend mountain range from McGregor. Actually, there is a hike you can do through th...
Barrydale – much to explore
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Barrydale – much to explore

Arriving in Barrydale is like a breath of fresh air. Nothing quite prepares you for its uniquely arty bent or prettiness, other than the fact that people are talking about it. And one soon understands why. Barrydale is quirky, home to at least two cob houses, ...
A Night in Napier
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A Night in Napier

We spent part of this weekend just gone in Napier, a quaint town in the Cape Overberg Region.  The original reason for our visit was to enjoy the festivities of the Napier Patat Festival but our late arrival meant we missed out on most of the stalls and exhibi...
Suicide Gorge – the ultimate kloofing experience
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Suicide Gorge – the ultimate kloofing experience

We would have chosen the hottest day Cape Town has experienced in years to attempt the legendary kloofing in Suicide Gorge in the Hottentots Holland Mountains near Grabouw. We had only looked forward to the hike for the better part of a week, and had done all ...
The Swellendam Hiking Trail – a 6-day hike in the Langeberg mountains
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The Swellendam Hiking Trail – a 6-day hike in the Langeberg mountains

The first time I went to Swellendam I ended up in a Native American sweat lodge.  Yes, I know that sounds like an excuse that you’d usually hear from a guy trying to explain to his wife why he’s been out drinking all night, but this is true. Honest. Our hol...
Swellendam – A Swell Weekend Getaway
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Swellendam – A Swell Weekend Getaway

The small town of Swellendam, is located approximately half way between Cape Town and Mossel Bay on the N2 highway.You will know you are reaching the town when you pass over the Breederivier, and see the Ostrich processing facility on the right hand side, appr...
De Hoop Nature Reserve – famous lookout spot for the whale watchers
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De Hoop Nature Reserve – famous lookout spot for the whale watchers

De Hoop Nature Reserve is roughly three hours drive from Cape Town and just east of the town of Bredasdorp. The Reserve covers an area of 34,000 hectares and one of the favorite destinations for those who want to spend time away from frenetic city life. ...