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Top 10 Wedding Venues in Cape Town & Surrounds

Top 10 Wedding Venues Cape Town

Capetonians are spoilt for choice when it comes to selecting the perfect wedding venue and many brides may feel overwhelmed when starting the search for their dream day. There are so many different types of venues – wine estates, beaches, farms, gardens, banquet halls and churches – and it’s difficult to know what you want, especially when you are planning so far in advance like most brides! We are sharing a few of our favourite venues with you in the hope that it makes your planning just a little easier.

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Romantic Weekend in Franschhoek

Franschhoek Town - Romantic Weekend in Franschhoek

Although just 80kms outside of Cape Town, a weekend in Franschhoek feels just like being in Tuscany, Italy. With farmhouses, olive trees, rolling vineyards and incredible food & wine (although we like to think that South African wine is much, much better), the scenic town of Franschhoek is the epitome of romance.

Here is our itinerary suggestion for a romantic weekend in Franschhoek:

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How to Spend a Weekend in Kalk Bay

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Nestled along the coast of False Bay, in the shadow of Boyes Drive, lies the small fishing village of Kalk Bay. This historic harbour village has become the centre of art, bric-a-brac shops and excellent restaurants.

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Sutherland: A winter wonderland in the Karoo

The Karoo town of Sutherland is best known for two things, starry skies and snow. Situated in the heart of the Roggeveld region, almost 120 kilometres from Matjiesfontein and 4.5 hours drive from Cape Town, it is the perfect place to experience a ‘real winter’ in sunny South Africa.

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Take another look at Pretoria

When it comes to exciting destinations around South Africa to visit, Pretoria – or Tshwane as it is officially known –  probably isn’t the first places you’d think of. Our Capital City has a bit of a reputation as a boring town with not much going on, but look again! Pretoria is actually a vibrant city where you can enjoy beautiful scenery, party, take in arts and culture and indulge in fine dining – if you make the effort to look a little further than meets the eye…

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8 things that make Bloemfontein cool

What do you actually know about Bloemfontein? Some of you may think of a small dorpie stuck in the 1980’s, bokkies, boerewors and rugby style. But you’d be wrong! Bloemfontein is a growing tourist destination, and has been listed as one of the best South African cities to live in. Here are 8 reasons why:

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6 Must See Attractions in Namibia

Sossusvlei_Dune_NamibiaSouth Africa is a wonderful destination, diverse as they come but a mind-blowing trip to the tip of Africa can be even more jaw-dropping if you incorporate one of South Africa’s neighbouring countries into your itinerary. Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Mozambique are fascinating, beautiful countries which play host to their own sets of cultures and landscapes just waiting to take your breath away. Today we introduce you to Namibia…. (more…)

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9 Places that will make you Fall in Love with Mpumalanga

Magical MpumalangaMpumalanga‘Place where the sun rises’, as it’s translated from Zulu, Swazi, Xhosa and Ndebele – is an unbelievably diverse province in the east of South Africa. Divided along its north/south axis by the Drakensberg Escarpment, the western half is characterised by high-altitude grassland known as the Highveld, while the eastern half is low altitude bushveld known as the Lowveld. (more…)

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4 Must-Have Animal Experiences Near Plettenberg Bay

monkeyland, Plettenberg BayPlettenberg Bay is a popular holiday town along South Africa’s famous Garden Route. It’s known for its beautiful setting, proximity to Cape Town (not too close, not too far) and its consistently near-perfect weather conditions. It also happens to be a mini-hub of animal sanctuaries, providing great diversions for animal-lovers and children. Here are the animal experiences near Plett you shouldn’t miss! (more…)

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A Guide to the Karoo and Why You Need to Go There

Little KarooVenturing inland from Cape Town, within no time you will come across a large semi-arid region known as the Karoo. While it may just seem like a vast desolate area on a map, the Karoo is in fact one of the most fascinating parts of South Africa, from its fossils and rock formations to the unique and quirky culture, and the spring time daisy displays. If you are travelling overland through this region, make sure that you stop and smell the flowers, so to speak. (more…)

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