Riebeek Kasteel Week

What to do in Riebeek Kasteel This trip was a "gelukkie" or - a little bit of luck - in English. Some friends were going away and they offered us the use of their home in Riebeek Kasteel. I suspect the main reason was to give their much-loved pets a bit of company....

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Agulhas National Park – South Africa

My decision to start a travel blog in 2010 has landed us a few perks. The most recent, was an invite Our bus by SANParks to stay at the brand new chalets at Agulhas National Park which is the southern-most tip of Africa. The meeting point of the Indian and Atlantic...

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Oystercatcher Trail

Oystercatcher Trail South Africa - 2014 Ana's Place Mossel Bay Where do I start with the Oystercatcher Trail? Firstly I’m ashamed to say I’d never heard of it. Apparently National Geographic rated it as one of the top trips of a lifetime in 2007 AND in 2008. BBC...

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Klein Karoo Mc Gregor

Travel in Mc Gregor Klein Karoo South Africa in 2014 Fireplace Plum Cottage This was the first South African break we had taken in a while, 2013 was a helluva year for us. We bought a boat in 2012 in The Netherlands and had to sort out a whole bunch of stuff. We...

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Vegetarian food in Cape Town

St Georges Mall I have been vegetarian for well over three decades now. Most of my life. As much as I love travelling, it's simply not an option for me to eat meat. Some places and cuisines are much easier for me and fellow vegetarians to find good food. Others...

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Cape Town

Travel in Cape Town in 2009 Devil's Peak Cape Town is a beautiful city with majestic mountains, soft white beaches, vineyards, bustling vibrant night-life, top quality restaurants, shopping and an exchange rate that makes it all affordable. It's the African Riviera....

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Garden Route South Africa – Knysna

Travel in Knysna South Africa in 2011 Knysna Heads in the background I just spent a week in the Garden Route. The reason I went down, or up, depending on which way you look at it, was to run the Knysna Half Marathon. It's one of the nicest races in South Africa. They...

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Spa break in Cape Town

Spa break in Cape Winelands in 2010 5 Mountains Spa bed My other half and I are partial to spa breaks. During winter, there are bargains to be had in Cape Town. We have had spa breaks at The High Rustenburg Hydro, Twelve Apostles Hotel, Romney Park and recently we...

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Gautrain

Interior of Gautrain This blog is actually supposed to be all about - what to do, where to stay, best places to eat - relating specifically to Cape Town. I've gone a bit off course with my 10 part feature of my round trip of 4 southern African countries. Am only...

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Southern Africa road trip Part 1

Travel in Southern Africa in 2011 Our tents on the first night I said in my last post I would write about the road trip I have just done which covered nearly 5000 kilometers and spanned four countries in Southern African. There are plenty similar tours and a...

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Day trip to Simonstown, train travel

Train track next to the sea A really nice day trip to make, without a hired car, is the train ride from the the city centre to Simonstown. As you can see in the picture, the train runs right next to the sea from Muizenberg all the way to Simonstown. I would stop...

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Mzolis and township tours

 Mzoli's I have been meaning to go to Mzoli's for so long now. The thing with being a local is that there is no great rush for me to go anywhere, I can always go next week or the week after, hey I got the rest of my life to get there. I was so bitterly...

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