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The Devastating Knysna Fires

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As most of you are aware, there are currently massive fires raging across Knysna and Plettenberg Bay at the moment and are causing a huge amount of damage. These wild fires have decimated houses, nature and heartbreakingly some of the establishment listed with us. This has caused utter chaos along the Garden Route and more than 10 000 people have been evacuated.  The fires are being fanned by the winds of the devastating storm (#capestorm) that has hit the Western Cape, the largest it has seen in 30 years. It has been reported by The Citizen News outlet that 5 people have already lost their lives due to this catastrophe, and that 30 fires are still raging across the town.

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Top 6 Heritage Sites around South Africa to visit this Freedom Day

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Freedom day is celebrated on the 27th of April in South Africa to remember the first post-apartheid elections held on that day in 1994. These elections were the first non-racial national elections where everyone of voting age from any race group were allowed to vote. Previously, under the oppressive apartheid regime, non-whites had only limited rights to vote, making this the starting point of the new South Africa we love today. To celebrate this milestone we have compiled a list of interesting places to visit in South Africa that explores its intricate political past.

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Amazing Adventure Tours around South Africa

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South Africa is a beautiful country with so much to offer, landscapes littered with majestic mountain ranges, some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, unique wildlife, fauna and flora, it is truly a magnificent country filled with the possibility of adventure. From the rolling hills of the Eastern Cape to the rocky terrain of the Drakensberg one cannot help but take a step back and admire its beauty, this is why people from all over the world are drawn here to experience this taste of Africa. Guided tours are the best way to take in the history, culture and find the best spots to take in the view. We have compiled a list of alternative adventure tours to best experience this beautiful country from another perspective, some of them have a touch of adrenaline!

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5 ‘Secret’ Beaches in South Africa

 

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With all the hustle and bustle that summer brings to the beautiful coasts of South Africa, many yearn for the calm tranquillity of a holiday on a scenic beachfront. However with South Africa being a top tourist destination, calm, quiet beaches become less frequent. But, if you are looking for beautiful beach days without to many prying eyes, we have compiled a list of 5 “secret” (or lesser known)  beaches to visit in South Africa.

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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

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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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