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16 Unique Things to do in Cape Town for Families

1. Whale Watching in Hermanus Recommended for kids aged 3 years and older. Seasonal activity from July to November.  The perfect road for a family road trip to spend a day on the outskirts of Cape Town, taking the Whale Route through Gordon’s Bay, Pringle Bay and Betty’s Bay to reach Hermanus. Hermanus, once a small... Read more »

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The Ultimate Guide to Whale Watching in Hermanus

Hermanus, once a small fishing village, is today considered to be the best land-based whale watching spot in the world. Curious Brydes whales, Humpback whales, Southern Right whales, Orca and dolphins can all be seen in Walker Bay, from the many vantage points along the coast. The appropriately named “Cape Whale Route” is roughly 559... Read more »

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Best Off-the-Beaten-Track Wine Routes in South Africa

Most first time visitors to Cape Town spend at least one day in the winelands. While most people have heard the likes of Constantia, Stellenbosch, Paarl and Franschhoek, there are so many other wine routes that offer hidden gems that only true wine insiders know about. These lesser known routes are recommended for people that... Read more »

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Recommended Books and Movies to Read and Watch Before Visiting Africa

South Africa is undoubtedly one of Africa's greatest culturally diverse and historical cities. While the political backdrop to South Africa’s history is most certainly a defining characteristic of the nation, others often forget to reflect upon the fact that South Africa is a beautiful country with so much to offer.   If you’re planning a... Read more »

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Top 20 South African Semillon Wines – Higgo Jacobs

Guest Explorer : Higgo Jacobs A law graduate from Stellenbosch, Higgo was lured into the wine industry after his studies, and what was meant to be a sabbatical ended up as a way of life. Certified with the Court of Master Sommeliers, Higgo consults to various establishments; judges on wine competitions and publications locally and... Read more »

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Cape Town Scenic Sailing Adventure

Sailing in Table Bay is easily one of the best ways to get a truly unbelievable Cape Town experience. There’s really nothing quite like making your way towards historic Robben Island by boat and looking back onto majestic Table Mountain and Cape Town city bowl in all their magnificent glory. The view you get from the bay... Read more »