6 Reasons NOT to stay in Camps Bay

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Did you read that correctly? Is it a typo? Quell that confusion and surprise. You have not misread anything. Cape Town is so much more than just Camps Bay! The Atlantic Seaboard is often referred to as “Cape Town’s Riviera” and has become synonymous with the Mother City. Camps Bay especially has this magnetic pull… Read more »

A must for summer cocktails in Cape Town

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Nothing beats an afternoon cocktail in Cape Town! We’ve put together our definitive list of the top five afternoon tipple locations. The Planet Bar at Mount Nelson Hotel. This old faithful is still as sensational as ever. The Planet Bar is living proof that a Grande Dame can be sexy. This summer we suggest you… Read more »

Cape Town Summer Musts

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It’s summer in Cape Town and that means that it’s time to get out and explore this sensational city! Take a break from work and get living because this weather is far too good to waste. Put on a pair of killer sunglasses, slap on some sunscreen and randomly select an activity from the nine… Read more »

Christmas and New Year Villas

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If you’re making some last minute plans to head to the Western Cape for Christmas and New Year, you may be having a bit of a struggle to find your ideal accommodation. It’s always rather ironic at this time of the year to hear that there is “no room at the inn”… but that is… 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 »

Jumpstart 2017

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The festive season has passed, the holidays are over, and Christmas decorations are packed away (or will be soon if you’re a little delayed…). It’s a time of preparation for the year ahead; of going back to work, back to school, back to college; of strategizing and planning. While in this strategy phase, why not… Read more »

Tis the season for Tapas

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Tapas is this summer’s food accessory. The snacks that you can stack are perfect for lazy lunches and delicious dinners. This December we suggest you try the following excellent Tapas style eateries. Fork. Fork offers European style cuisine with a local twist. This summer they’re also offering a lunch/afternoon five-piece tapas sampler with a glass… Read more »

Villa Highlight: Gorge Villas & Penthouse

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Gorge Sand Villa and Penthouse, located in the always-trendy Camps Bay, proffers up uninterrupted sea and mountain views. In a word this villa and penthouse is sensational. This exquisitely furnished villa and penthouse are perfect for those looking to make a big holiday statement that is light on the pocket. The outdoor entertainment area, complete… Read more »

WHAT YOU COULD BE DOING NOW…

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Feeling trapped on either side of the northern hemisphere’s late sunrises and depressingly early sunsets? Perhaps you’re doing a ritual you read about on the Internet that includes a weird song and dance, in the hope that it will bring the warmer weather earlier this year… Luckily, there’s a balmy light waiting for you… long before the end… Read more »