Rotary Way, Hermanus

Rotary Way is often described as the best-kept secret in Hermanus. It’s a fabulous drive along the spine of the mountains above Hermanus. It’s well worth a detour for the unparalleled views across Walker Bay and Hermanus on one side and the beautiful Hemel en Aarde (heaven and earth) Valley on the other side. There…

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le cap – une peninsule magnifique

I don’t know if I could live anywhere that doesn’t have mountains or ocean.  I live on the Cape Peninsula so I have both – lucky me! I don’t climb the mountains often enough (does it count that I regularly use the cable car to the top of Table Mountain?) and I seldom swim in the icy waters…

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Kirstenbosch Canopy Walkway

The Kirstenbosch Canopy Walkway at the Botanical Gardens, also known as the Boomslang since it resembles a snake, is the newest and most exciting attraction in Cape Town. We’ve been monitoring the progress and waiting for it to be completed so we wasted no time going there as soon as it opened. The Kirstenbosch Canopy Walkway,…

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10 facts about Cape Town 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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Elim

  On a recent trip through the Overberg, I took a detour to the little town of Elim. With a population of just under 2500, Elim is the oldest settlement in the district, and is very close to the southernmost tip of Africa, not far from the larger towns of Napier and Bredasdorp. After negotiating…

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Grootbos

From the moment you arrive at Grootbos, only two hours from Cape Town on our Whales and Overberg Tour, and you are greeted by the friendly staff, you know you’re in for a treat. Over 2000 hectares of magnificent fynbos and understated luxury – what more could you want? Whether you stay at the Garden…

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