Beach? City? Safari? Road Trip? Golf? So many choices, so little time.

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With a mountainous spine running the length of a peninsula that stretches like a crooked finger into the Atlantic, what we fondly call our “Mother City” is naturally the most popular destination in the country. Regularly heralded as one of the most beautiful in the world, it is naturally divided into distinct geographic subcultures –… Read more »

Escape to a Villa

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Perhaps it’s the views- a lush and verdant garden a cool Zen courtyard or a sparkling cityscape strewn below your feet like a jeweler’s treasure chest… Like to escape with friends to a luxuriously styled beach villa? Or reconnect with your children surrounded by nothing but an ancient and untouched wilderness? Walking into a spacious,… Read more »

Flying the Blue Flag

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Blue Flag season opened on 45 South African beaches on 1 November. Of those with this internationally recognized status, 27 pristine, clean and environmentally-friendly beaches are in the Western Cape. Plenty to choose from countrywide when you’re looking for the best place to soak up the sun and put that bucket and spade to good… Read more »

Going Cold Turkey: Enjoying an African Christmas

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The festive season is fast approaching. This can be a time of sunny skies and beach days or mulled wine and roasting chestnuts, depending on where in the world you are celebrating. The typical festive picture of snowmen and symmetrical Christmas trees and festive wooly jumpers doesn’t really feature for those of us living in… Read more »

Live like a local

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So, you’ve heard that Cape Town’s Table Mountain, beaches and wine farms are the things bucket lists are made of. While the locals won’t refute those facts, we’ll also tell you there’s more to this glorious city than what the guidebooks reveal… Because, while many tourists are traipsing through those tourists traps, it’s the locals who… Read more »

Paradise Discovered

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There is a moment, after unending similar grassy plains, that you glance out of the aeroplane window and realize you have entered paradise. It’s a moment that takes your breath away. Literally. Especially when it’s your first experience of this indescribable beauty. This is my first flight into Vilanculos in Mozambique and this is the… Read more »