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A Guide to Viewing South Africa’s Wild Flowers

West Coast Wild FlowersEvery year the West Coast and Namaqualand, which are usually more or less monochrome stretches of land, burst into colour, enthralling all who come across the flower display, and indeed drawing visitors from all corners who come to admire the annual spectacle. Anyone who has witnessed the spring flowers in bloom will attest to their magnificence but may well acknowledge too that a little planning goes a long way in ensuring you actually do catch the flowers in all their glory. Here is all you need to know about seeing the flowers. (more…)

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Spotlight on Ladismith: Cheese, wine and glorious scenery

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Nestled at the foothills of the magnificent Klein Swartberg Mountain range, midway between Barrydale and Calitzdorp on Route 62, lies the town of Ladismith. It stretches far beyond the tiny central village into farmlands, orchards, Karoo and fynbos veld, and waits patiently to be discovered by travellers keen to explore its hidden treasures. (more…)

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Whale Watching in South Africa

whale tail - whale watchingWith the end of May hurtling towards us, it might be time to start discussing the South African whale watching season. Through-out the year whale watching in South Africa will lead to sightings of species like Bryde’s, Humpback and Orca whales but the jewel in South Africa’s marine crown is, without a doubt, the endangered Southern right whale. (more…)

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Things to Do in Cape Town to Celebrate Africa Day 2013

THings to do in Cape Town on Africa DayAfrica Day is upon us and yet many don’t even know it exists.  Here is a run down followed by some ways to celebrate.

The Organisation of African Unity (now known as the African Union or simply the AU) came into existence on the 25th of May 1963, and while this date is still celebrated, Africa Day has come to mean so much more. (more…)

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