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Baden Powell Drive – flowers, tributes, beaches and whales
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Baden Powell Drive – flowers, tributes, beaches and whales

Friends of ours arrive breathless about the flowers' beauty at our house on Saturday. They have just driven Baden Powell en route from Somerset West and are inspired. Very little persuasion is necessary to get us out on the road, which we do the very next morn...
I Love Lakeside because…
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I Love Lakeside because…

Hi, I'm Helen from Lakeside which is located on the False Bay coast in Cape Town. LAKESIDE IS BEST KNOWN FOR ... the wetlands and vlei – a bird watchers and paddler’s paradise! As you enter Lakeside, the Zandvlei trust has established a pavement garden that...
Walk above St James – a perfect child-friendly Cape Town hike via the Old Mule Path
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Walk above St James – a perfect child-friendly Cape Town hike via the Old Mule Path

I'm hopeless with a map. Whilst someone in the know can understand that little yellow lines close together indicate steepness, I go into fuzz land when faced with similar. It goes back to school Geography, where the sight of a map used to send me into parox...
A walk at Silvermine – so much more than a breath of fresh air
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A walk at Silvermine – so much more than a breath of fresh air

Beautiful Silvermine nature reserve forms part of Table Mountain National Park and hugs the greater part of the Cape Peninsula mountain range from Constantiaberg to Kalk Bay. Whilst most Capetonians know gate one - on the right-hand-side of Ou Kaapse Weg when ...
Breakfast at The Meeting Place in Simons Town
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Breakfast at The Meeting Place in Simons Town

What is better than breakfast out on a Monday public holiday?  Although my brother had been before, it was my first visit to The Meeting Place in Simon’s Town and I just love the place. Located opposite the Quayside Hotel on St George’s Street, The Meeting ...
Perfect Polana – dine with the crashing waves only a few metres away
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Perfect Polana – dine with the crashing waves only a few metres away

I hadn’t been to Polana for a good three years (Ive got no idea why I stayed away for that long!) but a friend had a birthday party here on Saturday night and I was reminded of why it’s such a great spot. The location of this venue could not be closer to th...