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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 5 Scenic Mountain Bike Routes in the Western Cape

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The sport of Mountain biking has grown in previous years in South Africa. Us as humans are always looking for fun ways to keep fit and incorporate nature, this has led to Mountain biking becoming more popular, especially in the Western Cape. And with hundreds of routes to choose from in the province alone, we are spoilt for choice. We have thus compiled a list of what we believe to be the most scenic routes around the Western Cape to not only enjoy this energizing sport, but take in the beauty of nature.

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5 Alternative Cinema Experiences in South Africa

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This is definitely one for all the movie lovers out there, to explore new ways of experiencing “going to the cinema” in a new light. With the festive season and school holidays finally here we have been exploring new twists on old favourites, in this case, going to the cinema with your family. We have compiled a list of 5 alternative cinema experiences for South Africans for this festive season that will reignite your love for movies.

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Top 7 Swimming Spots in the Western Cape

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With the heat of summer brewing and School Holidays looming, this is the perfect time to check out the Best Swimming Spots around the Western Cape. Not a fan of ocean swimming? Don’t worry! We have compiled a list of a variety of places to cool off. We have focused on fun swimming spots that don’t involve swimming freely in the ocean, but rather dams, rivers, tidal and rock pools around the Western Cape.
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Top 5 Christmas Markets in the Cape

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While food markets are currently all the rage in the Cape, it’s that time of year where we start to hum Christmas carols, dream of mince pies and plan how we are going to spend our Christmas holidays. If shopping malls aren’t your favourite place (we don’t love them either!), then buying your loved ones’ pressies at Christmas markets is the way to go. Here are our favourite 5 Christmas Markets in the Cape.

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20 Things to do in Cape Town for Locals

25 Things to do in Cape Town for Locals - Silvermine Reservoir

Tired of going to the same beaches, parks and entertainment centres and exercising at your local gym? Bored of the usual touristy outings? We’ve come up with 20 great things to do in Cape Town just for you!

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Dog Friendly Walks in Cape Town

Dog Friendly Walks Cape Town

As the season slowly shifts to Spring and the days last a little bit longer, dreams of beach walks and sunny strolls through the park become possible. While the main purpose of walking your dog is to ensure they get out and about to sniff, socialise and do their business while getting plenty of exercise, it’s also important that us humans enjoy the walk too! Cape Town has so much to offer in the way of spectacular walking spots and many of these welcome your doggies (as long as they are well behaved). Here are our Top 10 Doggy Friendly Spots in Cape Town:

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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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Ways To Celebrate Freedom Day In Cape Town

 

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This year, on April 27 2016, celebrates the 22nd anniversary of  our country’s first democratic, post-Apartheid election. Every year, we honour equality on Freedom Day, a day we enjoy alongside our fellow man, irrespective of race, creed, or sex.

If you’re in Cape Town and looking for new ways to commemorate Freedom Day, take a look at our list of things you should take part in.

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