Cape Town Autumn

A Cape Town autumn can be quite surprising. I want to enjoy the last few days of good weather before winter so today I played truant and went walking on the beaches of Kalk Bay and Muizenberg. The sun was warm on my skin, the sky was clear, the fishermen were busy, the surfers were…

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10 reasons to visit the V&A Waterfront

  The Victoria & Alfred Waterfront in the historic heart of Cape Town’s working harbour is South Africa’s most-visited destination, having the highest rate of foreign tourists of any attraction in the country. The Waterfront, as it’s known to locals, has enough attractions to keep an entire family busy and happy all day long and,…

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Stellenbosch

Stellenbosch is one of my favourite stops on our Winelands tour. Steeped in history, full of beautiful old buildings, hospitable restaurants and street cafes, wonderful art galleries, and some of the most stunning wine estates in the country. Take a short visual tour with these photos to whet your appetite for a personal visit. After…

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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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One of South Africa’s favourite pastimes

Summer is here, the sun is shining, and South Africans are rushing outdoors. Braaing is probably the first activity that comes to mind. A braai is a South African barbecue and we are passionate about it. Everyone does it and it is the thing that binds all citizens. We even have a special unofficial holiday devoted…

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25 holiday travel tips

It’s almost time for your annual holiday and you’re excited about getting away from it all but are you as prepared as you can be? We scoured the internet and asked seasoned travellers for their best travel tips and here are the top 25 holiday travel tips we received. GETTING THERE Do your homework for special…

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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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Quirky Cape – part 1

The quirky Cape – a few images taken on our tours in the Cape that show the creativity and the diversity of this gorgeous region. An American diner in the Tsitsikamma forest, part of our Garden Route tour Branded stones Everything is recycled White horses on the lawns of Sea Point Promenade, in memory of…

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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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Urban nature in Cape Town

In addition to our beautiful Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, which we showcase on our Flowers and Wine tour, and the various surrounding mountains, the city of Cape Town has a surprisingly large network of small reserves that showcase the amazing biodiversity of this unique floral kingdom. The floral region of the Cape is a Natural World…

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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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