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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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Top things to do in Durban this Winter

When you feel like escaping the winter chill, Durban is a perfect getaway. With average winter temperatures around 23 degrees – though often reaching high 20’s – and no rain or wind, it can hardly even be called winter! So break out your t-shirts and flip flops again and head to Durban for the winter holidays!

Here are some of the things you can see and do in Durban in winter:

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A Holiday in the Sun | A Short Guide to Mozambique

Mozambican coastline -Sleeping-OUTIt is perfectly understandable that contemplating South Africa’s winter should fill you with dread. The Western Cape becomes a damp, grey squib, while the Highveld’s icy temperatures go straight to the bone. Mozambique, on the other hand, with its post-card pretty beaches of white sand, coconut trees and turquoise ocean offers an idyllic escape, and one which is entirely attainable. (more…)

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The V&A Waterfront: One Stop Activity Shop for the School Holidays in Cape Town

flags at the V&A WaterfrontThe winter school holidays are upon us and, given the busy world we live in, many working parents’ brains are ticking over thinking about how to keep their kids entertained for three whole weeks! If you happen to be one such parent, the V&A Waterfront maybe just what you’re looking for…

For those of you unfamiliar with the V&A Waterfront, it is a large shopping complex built next to Cape Town harbour. There is a boat yard where repairs are done and plenty of jetties where you can ogle the yachts. Furthermore, there is a wealth of fun, child-friendly activities in the vicinity – a lot of them indoors rendering them ideal for the wet Cape Town winter. As with any shopping mall, there is also a host of food joints that appeal to small people’s unrefined taste-buds. 😉 (more…)

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Ideas for Winter Holidays – Accommodation with Jacuzzi Facilities

accommodation with jacuzziWhen June arrives in South Africa, many of us are in need of a mid-year break and a comfy place to spend the winter holidays. Unlike in summer, outdoorsy and beach destinations are often deemed cold and unpleasant in winter. Instead we opt for cosy hideaways or as you should do, plan trips to accommodation with Jacuzzi and spa facilities. After all, a Jacuzzi is not a symbol of luxury for nothing.

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Winter Holidays in South Africa – 4 Places that are best in Winter!

winter destinations in South Africa‘Summer holidays’ is a phrase many of us are familiar with, and while it often conjures up happy images of sun-filled days, beaches and cocktails it doesn’t do much for winter’s reputation. However, winter holidays shouldn’t be cast aside so easily. Apart from many places being just as lovely in winter, some destinations are actually BETTER in Winter! Take these places for example. (more…)

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