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Weekend Getaway in Paternoster

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Being the oldest and last-standing fishermen’s village on the West Coast means that a visit to Paternoster is certainly something special.  Situated 120kms away from the heart of Cape Town, it is a tranquil breakaway for those looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of the Mother City. Here, residents live simply, where trails on the beach are encouraged and the only sounds you’ll hear are fishermen chattering after a day out on the sea and thunderous waves crashing on the shoreline.
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Stanford: The gem of the Overberg

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If you’re one of the few Cape Tonians who hasn’t yet escaped to the Stanford countryside for a retreat, then you’ve certainly missed out.  This quaint town considered the ‘gem of the Overberg, is the go-to weekend getaway for urbanites looking to get away from their frenetic city living.

From beautifully-preserved Victorian cottages lining the streets to off-the-beaten-track footpaths and scenic views of mountains, rivers and valleys – Stanford boasts it all. While a visit here encourages one to explore and wander, it is also a community-driven town known for its local produce, fine wines and quality dining experiences.

If you’re planning a trip to Stanford, take a look at this comprehensive itinerary of where you should eat, stay and the myriad of activities to take part in.

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Family Friendly Holiday Destinations in South Africa

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Family-friendly holidays can be quite hard to come by – it’s tricky catering to the needs of your kids who ‘just want to have fun’ while you’re looking to laze around a sparkling pool. To save you from a getaway where utterances of ‘I’m bored’ are plentiful, we have compiled a list of South African resorts, farms and guest houses that will keep your kids busy so that you can have a blissful break.

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The best Beaches in the Western Cape

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It’s summertime and almost the start of the school holidays, meaning your local beaches are soon to be overcrowded with holidaymakers. While we all like to bask in the sun or frolic in the waves, it’s never fun having to compete for limited spaces on the beach or have people bumping into you while you’re trying to swim in the sea. To save you from these frustrations, we have compiled a list of beaches that are considered to be some of Western Cape’s pristine, ‘hidden gems’.
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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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Where to see the snow this winter

There is one positive to the recent streak of freezing cold weather we have been having – it means snow!
While S.A is hardly known for its snow falls, the truth is we do get a fair share all over the country in the winter months. If you would like to experience a bit of winter wonderland right here in sunny SA, take a trip to one of these areas:

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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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Sun City: The ultimate family getaway

With Easter just about a month away, it’s high time to start planning your holidays. The Easter period is chock-a-block with public holidays, and schools close for first term, presenting an idea opportunity to take a make a little get away.

If you’re in the Gauteng region and looking for a holiday to keep both kids and adults entertained, don’t overlook Sun City. At just roughly 2.5 hour’s drive from Johannesburg with plenty to see and do it might just be exactly the holiday you are after.

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16 of the most breathtaking sea views in Africa

Check out these establishments around Africa with the most amazing ocean views

Paradise Beach in Point d’Esny, Mauritius

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Accommodation with gyms in Johannesburg

If you’re travelling to Johannesburg for work or pleasure, you can still keep up your workout regime with these spectacular hotels and guest houses around Johannesburg that offer onsite gym facilities:

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