Post image for De Hoop Nature Reserve – Beauty at the Ends of the Earth

After 33km of navigating a bumpy dirt road in our tiny Fiat Palio, I was left feeling a lot more like a martini being shaken – not stirred – than an excited first time visitor to one of the most beautiful parts of the Cape: De Hoop Nature Reserve. We finally arrived at our destination […]

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Post image for Do your soul a flavour & visit Creation Wines

A wine estate called Creation lies in the Hemel-en-Aarde (heaven and earth) valley. It’s just too easy to imagine haloed beings sprinkling magic dust over the vineyards to create their divine nectar. But when you visit Creation and chat with owners Jean-Claude and Carolyn Martin – who are almost always on the floor looking after […]

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Farr Out (C) TravelGround

Hotel. Tick. Guest house. Tick. Campsite. Tick. You’ve tried them all, and you’ve got the T-shirt. Now you’re aching to try something different. Something to brag to your friends about on Twitter, Instagram, and Flickr. A place you may never have dreamed you could sleep in. Well, it’s your lucky day! We’ve stumbled across some […]

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Post image for Top Cafés via TripAdvisor

If you’re in the mood for a decadent coffee and lavish breakfast spread – or are just after a calming place to finish that business proposal or novel, the following 12 cafés are considered to be among the finest in South Africa.   Western Cape   Truth Coffee HQ, Cape Town CBD, Cape Town, Western […]

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Post image for A Jamming line-up for Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts

Summer officially rocks up in Cape Town when the first screechy microphone feedback echoes through the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens. This season’s Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts kicks off on 23 November 2014, jamming out every Sunday evening until 5 April 2015. We’ve taken a peek at the incredible line-up and there is something for everyone! […]

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Mount Nelson Hotel

I’m often day dreaming of sugary goodness despite the moans and groans of my scale. Cakes. Cupcakes. Brownies. Cupcakes. Chocolate. Did I mention cupcakes!? Anything with a decent coating of sugar is enough to get me through a Blue Monday. My own little superhero if you will. A high tea is the perfect way to […]

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Post image for Whale watching from a bathtub in De Kelders

It’s not every day you get to watch whales from your bathtub. Unless you’re staying on the cliffs of De Kelders, that is. De where? It’s likely you’ve never heard of this little suburb on the northern end of Gansbaai, despite the fact that De Kelders is one of the world’s best whale watching destinations. […]

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