Sejour en afrique du sud

People always ask for ideas on a typical South Africa itinerary. Obviously they want to see as much as possible but just as obvious is the fact that it’s a huge country with a lot to offer so, unless you can spend several months here, you won’t see everything in one trip. It’s worthwhile to plan…

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Les arbres du Jardin de la Compagnie

  This is the first in a series about the historic Company’s Garden in the centre of Cape Town. Originally designed as a fresh produce garden for passing ships, it has now become a beautiful space for all to enjoy and is full of history. We love our City Tour and the best part is walking…

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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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Les manchots de Boulders Beach au Cap

We often visit the African penguin colony at Boulders Beach on our Peninsula tours and yet never tire of seeing these cute creatures, Cape Town’s most famous little penguins with their tuxedoed waddle. One of the most amusing aspects of observing them is that they seem to not notice the humans at all. It’s as…

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Trop de vins, pas assez de temps!

I don’t understand something and no-one has been able to explain it in a way that makes any sense. Many people have agreed with me but I don’t see anyone making an effort to pressure the industry to change this. Here’s the thing: wine estates in Stellenbosch and Franschhoek close much too early in summer.…

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Rencontres avec animaux sauvages – pas naturel!

How low will we go to comply with the absurd requests of some tourists? Lions are bred for hunting. Centres along tourist routes claim to be rehabilitating a variety of wild animals who are then kept in enclosures and available for petting and so-called ‘encounters’. We are ‘rescuing’ orphaned elephants and training them to carry…

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Bibliotheque a l’aeroport – Flybrary

You might think a library in an airport isn’t something that’s really going to work but think again. You’ve bought something to read on the flight, something light and easy, and now you don’t need it, it’s not the sort of book you want to keep. You also need to lighten the load so you can…

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Les Big 6 de Cape Town

Vous avez entendu parler des Big 5 animaux, mais connaisez-vous les Big 6 de Cape Town? Ce sont les 6 meilleures attractions à visiter quand à Cape Town. 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 old…

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Mama Tembo Cafe – bonne cuisine locale

We were in Sea Point and my client wanted some springbok for lunch. I draw a blank for a quick lunch venue serving venison and called one of my colleagues who lives in the area. He suggested Mama Tembo Cafe on the corner of Main and Oliver Roads. What a lovely find! I can’t believe I didn’t know about…

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Choses a faire au cap – 6 nouvelles attractions

Summer 2014 is about to kick off with these six new things to do in Cape Town. Boomslang Treetop Canopy Walk The long-awaited ‘Boomslang’ treetop canopy walk at Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens opened to much acclaim this year. The Boomslang is 130m long and starts at ground level using the natural slope to rise to 11.5m…

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Choses à faire en Afrique du Sud

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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Nature’s Valley

South Africans love roadtrips and there’s nothing better than a roadtrip with like-minded friends who don’t mind stopping every few minutes to take photos, drink in the view, chat up the locals, or break out an impromptu picnic on an old stone wall next to a cliff. I did this recently with my 2 closest…

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