Swellendam

SWELLENDAM is more than just an Overberg stop-over – it is steeped in history and surrounded by natural beauty. Swellendam, South Africa’s third oldest town after Cape Town and Stellenbosch, is often overlooked or considered as nothing more than a stop-over. This is doing it an injustice but perhaps I shouldn’t be writing this because the town…

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Small towns of the Western Cape

Small towns of the Western Cape are plentiful and here are a few that we love to visit. Stellenbosch This town is packed with history and is the centre of the wine making industry in South Africa. It has a wonderful ambiance with students, pavements cafes for coffee and people watching, and some wonderful art…

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The route less travelled

Loosely based on the U.S.A.’s Route 66, our Route 62 extends from near Cape Town to the Eastern Cape and is the route less travelled for those who prefer a scenic and leisurely way to see the region. I think the term ‘road trip’ was invented for roads like Route 62. Miles and miles of…

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