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Spotlight On Paarl: Wine, Rocks and Movie Sets

paarl vineyardPaarl is situated in the heart of the Cape Winelands which makes it the perfect base from which to explore the area. For this reason, wine tasting will no doubt be at the top of your activity list.
 
Of the many wine farms to visit in the area, the most famous are Nederburg, Fairview, Rhebokskloof and the KWV brandy distillery. (more…)

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Ideas for Father’s Day Weekend Breaks

family on fathers daySo, looks like mother’s day has come and gone but father’s day is going to sneak up on us before we know it. This year father’s day falls on Sunday the 16 June (banish those ‘when is father’s day?’ questions!), giving, you a month to organise something epic for dad. Here are some ideas for Father’s Day breaks; three themed weekends away to make your dad feel really extra special this father’s day. (more…)

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Orange River Rafting: King of South African Holidays

African holidays on the Orange RiverSaturday the 27th of April was Freedom Day in South Africa and while politics and South African history was on the minds of many, I instead thought about the freedom afforded by travel. Depending on the type of travel one embarks on, you might be free of work stress, or even odd little body hang ups as travelling requires one to focus on the absolute basics, on fitting into a setting foreign to you. Generally speaking, African holidays are a great way to achieve physical and emotional freedom from everyday niggles, but none more so than a canoe trip down the great Orange River. (more…)

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48 Hours in Johannesburg

 

Nelson Mandela Square

Johannesburg: the economic centre of South Africa, a sprawling metropolis, full of Johannesburg accommodation and a world of hidden gems. Given South Africa’s dearth of large, engaging cities, competition between Cape Town and Johannesburg has always been particularly fierce. Joburg, or Jozi as its affectionately known, often comes off second best in the tourism stakes when compared to Cape Town’s spectacular mountain, beaches and proximity to the Winelands. However while Joburg may not share Cape Town’s jaw-dropping scenery, that’s not to say it has nothing to offer. Here is a sample of what to try if you have 48 hours to kill in Joburg. (more…)

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Adventure Activity Holidays to Knock your Socks Off in South Africa

Adventure holidays Are you the kind of person that gets a kick out of hurling yourself off a cliff, or whizzing down precarious single tracks on a bicycle? Do you love the feeling of fresh air filling your lungs and other nature-y sensations assaulting your senses? Do you live for adrenaline and embrace the great outdoors? Yes? Well South Africa is the perfect destination for you then with its wide range of adventure activity holidays. (more…)

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