Downtown Cape Town

A selection of photos taken on a walk through downtown Cape Town during one of our city tours. Greenmarket Square – the very centre of the city, so-named because this is where the first Dutch colonial farmers brought their produce to sell. Now it’s a vibrant market with many souvenirs for tourists, surrounded by amazing…

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Nelson Mandela statues and memorials

There are many statues and monuments, throughout the world, honouring Nelson Mandela. Here are five South African Nelson Mandela memorials. VOTING LINE, PORT ELIZABETH A series of metal figures representing all the communities who share South Africa and who voted peacefully on 27 April 1994, South Africa’s first free democratic elections, are the subject of…

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Shipwrecks of the Cape

Famous shipwrecks of the cape It is said that the first name given by the European sailors to what we now refer to as Cape Town or the Cape Peninsula, was ‘The Cape of Storms’.  With good reason, as the winter storms are more accurately ‘tempests’. It was also described, by Sir Francis Drake as…

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Famous shipwrecks of the Cape

Famous shipwrecks of the cape It is said that the first name given by the European sailors to what we now refer to as Cape Town or the Cape Peninsula, was ‘The Cape of Storms’.  With good reason, as the winter storms are more accurately ‘tempests’. It was also described, by Sir Francis Drake as…

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Sejour en afrique du sud

People always ask for ideas on a typical South Africa itinerary. Obviously they want to see as much as possible but just as obvious is the fact that it’s a huge country with a lot to offer so, unless you can spend several months here, you won’t see everything in one trip. It’s worthwhile to plan…

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Les arbres du Jardin de la Compagnie

  This is the first in a series about the historic Company’s Garden in the centre of Cape Town. Originally designed as a fresh produce garden for passing ships, it has now become a beautiful space for all to enjoy and is full of history. We love our City Tour and the best part is walking…

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Les manchots de Boulders Beach au Cap

We often visit the African penguin colony at Boulders Beach on our Peninsula tours and yet never tire of seeing these cute creatures, Cape Town’s most famous little penguins with their tuxedoed waddle. One of the most amusing aspects of observing them is that they seem to not notice the humans at all. It’s as…

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Trop de vins, pas assez de temps!

I don’t understand something and no-one has been able to explain it in a way that makes any sense. Many people have agreed with me but I don’t see anyone making an effort to pressure the industry to change this. Here’s the thing: wine estates in Stellenbosch and Franschhoek close much too early in summer.…

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Choses à faire en Afrique du Sud

South Africa has much to offer visitors but sometimes you don’t have enough time to do it all so how do you decide what to do? Here is our list of top 10 things to do in South Africa on your next holiday. Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg – if you only do one thing in Johannesburg, this…

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Le lagon de Knysna

Knysna – place of wood or place of ferns – no-one knows exactly what the name means but anyone who’s been lucky enough to go there knows one thing: it’s lovely and deserves its oft-awarded title of “South Africa’s favourite town” and Trip TripAdvisor’s recent ‘Third favourite South African destination’. There’s more to Knysna than…

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La montagne de la table au cap

Table Mountain is one of the 7 natural wonders of the world, the most recognised of all South Africa’s icons, visited by millions of people every year and the largest mountain on the Cape Peninsula. Here are some interesting facts about Table Mountain. History Prehistoric people first left evidence of their lives on Table Mountain…

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Cap de Bonne Esperance

When I take clients to the Cape Point Nature Reserve I sometimes suggest they might want to walk from Cape Point down to the Cape of Good Hope where I will meet them in the car. They never regret doing it as it’s a fabulous walk with spectacular views. I’m always jealous because I can’t…

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