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Dylan Lewis

J’ai récemment été invité au jardin du sculpteur Dylan Lewis à Stellenbosch. Quel régal. Située en hauteur dans la région de Paradyskloof, au pied des montagnes des Hottentots Holland, où les léopards errent encore, cette propriété de sept hectares abrite plus de 60 magnifiques sculptures de Dylan Lewis. Celles-ci sont dispersées le long de plusieurs…

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Musée de l’automobile Franschhoek

Il n’est pas nécessaire d’etre un passionné de voiture pour apprécier le musée de l’automobile a Franschhoek. Appartenant à la famille Rupert et logés dans l’un de leurs domaines viticoles à Franschhoek, cette collection est impressionnante et probablement la meilleure en Afrique du Sud si vous voulez voir l’évolution de la voiture. La collection complète…

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Rooibos

I recently spent a few days in the majestic Cedarberg region. It’s well-known for many things – amazing rock formations, ancient rock art, authentic veldskoene, and South Africa’s favourite natural health drink – rooibos. This treasured caffeine-free ‘tea’ is fast gaining popularity throughout the world as a refreshing, healthy, hot or cold drink. Did you know…

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Journée d’orientation de Cape Town

Orientation tour We specialise in private guided tours but if you’re planning a self-drive holiday you can still benefit enormously from one of our orientation tours. An introduction to Cape Town, and the region, in the form of a one-day tour of the city and surrounds will give you a great overview. Think of it…

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Shipwrecks of the Cape

Famous shipwrecks of the cape It is said that the first name given by the European sailors to what we now refer to as Cape Town or the Cape Peninsula, was ‘The Cape of Storms’.  With good reason, as the winter storms are more accurately ‘tempests’. It was also described, by Sir Francis Drake as…

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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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