Do you know the famous Cape Town Big 6 ?

The wildlife reserves have the Big 5 – lions, leopards, rhinos, elephants, and buffalo – but do you know the Cape Town Big 6 attractions are just as famous? Groot Constantia – South Africa’s oldest wine producing farm and now a beautiful museum, still producing excellent wines! Spend some time strolling through the grounds and the…

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5 Top Tourism Month 2014 Events

September is the start of Spring in South Africa and it’s also Tourism Month 2014 so there are loads of fabulous events and celebrations taking place. Here are our 5 top Tourism Month 2014 events: Uthando Benefit Concert – 6 September at the City Hall – By attending this concert you’ll support one of the…

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Top 10 things to do in South Africa

South Africa has much to offer visitors but sometimes you don’t have enough time to do it all so how do you decide what to do? Here is our list of top 10 things to do in South Africa on your next holiday. Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg – if you only do one thing in Johannesburg, this…

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10 Cape Town facts you may not know

You know about the beaches and the wine and Table Mountain and about many other beautiful aspects of Cape Town but here are 10 Cape Town facts you may not know. During the late 18th century French soldiers stationed at the Cape to help the Dutch defend it against the British turned the burgeoning city…

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Cheap flights to Cape Town

So, you want to book cheap flights to Cape Town (CPT) to take advantage of Tours du Cap’s unique tours of the Mother City? The good news is that Cape Town is the second most connected city in southern Africa (after Johannesburg), so there are plenty of options – from direct flights to cheaper 1-stops. …

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Oranjezicht City Farm

Have you heard about the Oranjezicht City Farm? I was very excited to hear that a piece of land that was originally part of the largest farm at the foot of Table Mountain is back to its original purpose of a farm after many years of neglect as a bowling green. The Oranjezicht City Farm on…

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Old Cape buildings

I recently discovered a Facebook page dedicated to the Cape’s threatened buildings. Jim Hislop, who manages the page, takes most of the present-day photos and researches the history of the buildings. The result is a fascinating look at the history of this interesting city, and region, that is all too easy to take for granted…

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The green in Green Point

Leaving aside the pros and cons of the Cape Town Stadium in Green Point, the best thing to come out of the renovations for its construction is the 12 hectare Green Point Urban Park and Bio-diversity Garden. Commonly known as the Green Point Park, this multi-purpose space offers something for everyone. Two playgrounds allow very…

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Cape Town all lit up!

Cape Town all lit up for the festive season! The Cape Town festive street lights were switched on this week with much fanfare and hype. A huge street party was held and the event was coordinated with the official inauguration of Table Mountain as a New Natural Wonder. The mountain is an integral part of…

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Beaches of False Bay

Summer is almost here so let’s get into the spirit of sun and sand with a few hidden treasures and lesser known facts about the beautiful beaches of False Bay. I recently came across a little booklet on Cape Town beaches that is filled with interesting detail about every single beach along the 300km coast…

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Four beautiful coastal roads

The Cape is a mountainous region surrounded by the ocean so it’s no surprise that we have some stunning coastal roads winding their way around mountains, linking suburbs and towns, and giving users magnificent views around every curve. These four beautiful coastal roads are among the favourites – dramatic mountains on one side and the…

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Joy of Super Teachers

CoZa Cares – it really does! A few days with their Super Teachers showed us exactly how and why. Mention the word ‘education’ to any South African and everyone shakes their heads in dismay and despair. The system is faulty and there are massive obstacles to overcome but I recently learnt of a pocket of…

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