Caroline’s roadtrip – Kamieskroon

Although this series by Caroline guestblogging about her roadtrip off the beaten path has little connection to our usual tours of Cape Town, we’re loving experiencing this trip through her recollections and wonderful photographs. See part 1 and part 2. Part 3 – Kamieskroon We arrive in Kamieskroon in the late afternoon and the sun…

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Jardins du Cellars-Hohenort Hotel au Cap

Jardins du Cellars-Hohenort Hotel au Cap The Cellars-Hohenort Hotel is probably most famous for its award-winning restaurant The Greenhouse and the fact that it’s a Relais et Chateaux hotel. But there’s quite a bit more to this wonderful hotel. Situated in the leafy suburb of Constantia, away from the bustling city yet well-situated to enjoy…

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Garden delights at Cellars-Hohenort

The Cellars-Hohenort Hotel is probably most famous for its award-winning restaurant The Greenhouse and the fact that it’s a Relais et Chateaux hotel. But there’s quite a bit more to this wonderful hotel. Situated in the leafy suburb of Constantia, away from the bustling city yet well-situated to enjoy all of Cape Town’s attractions, this…

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Gifberg continued

Caroline’s Roadtrip – Part 2 – Gifberg continued Guest blog and photos by Caroline Elston The Gifberg Resort in situated on top of the Gifberg Mountain and is part of a huge rooibos tea farm. The Gifberg is so-called because it is the only place in the world where the highly poisonous ‘gifboom’- Hyaenanche globosa…

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8 of the best in the Cape

It’s no surprise than these 8 of the best are the most popular attractions in the Western Cape, as recently reported by tourism statistics. Kirstenbosch. This world-famous botanical garden celebrates 100 years of showcasing South Africa’s unique fynbos plant kingdom. The best way to enjoy it is to spend a day with a picnic and…

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Fun activities for children in Cape Town

What to do to keep children happy over weekends and holidays? Here’s a round-up of our favourite fun activities for children in Cape Town. Two Oceans Aquarium – A variety of activities in addition to viewing the large variety of fish. Shark feeding (daily at 3pm), penguin encounter, touch pool, you can even hold a…

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Cape Town nets 8 Blue Flag Beaches

Once again, Cape Town leads the country with the highest number of Blue Flag beaches. Eight beaches have recently been awarded this coveted status for the next summer season and the beauty of it is they are scattered throughout and just outside the Cape Peninsula so there’s one near you, wherever you are. Some are…

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Off the beaten track in Gifberg

Caroline’s Roadtrip – Part 1 – Off the beaten track in Gifberg Guest blog and all photos by Caroline Elston Packed and ready to go. My travel companions are 83 year old Mother, brother Carl and his partner Cecile – each with their own sense of adventure. There is a tangible air of excitement in…

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