What happens in Greyton ..

After a detour soaking up history and culture of Genadendal, it was just a few kms to Greyton. And what a treat this village is. Named after Sir George Grey, the Governor of the Cape, the layout of the village has changed little since 1854 when it was established.  It’s interesting to note that it was only in…

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Genadendal, an Overberg treasure

 Roadtrip to the Overberg, first stop: Genadendal! My sister, who lives in Pretoria, came to visit me last week and we were blessed with magnificent spring weather so I jumped at the chance to be a tourist in my own region and took her somewhere off my usual beaten track in the Overberg: Genadendal and Greyton.…

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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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Rotary Way, best-kept secret in 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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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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Whales

It’s whale season again in the Cape! This is when the southern-right whales arrive from their feeding grounds in the Antarctic to calve and mate in warmer water. From May to November the waters of the Western Cape teem with whales. There are many areas around the Western Cape to see whales but the most…

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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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