Journée d’orientation de Cape Town

Orientation tour We specialise in private guided tours but if you’re planning a self-drive holiday you can still benefit enormously from one of our orientation tours. An introduction to Cape Town, and the region, in the form of a one-day tour of the city and surrounds will give you a great overview. Think of it…

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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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Rotary Way, Hermanus

Rotary Way is often described as the best-kept secret in Hermanus. It’s a fabulous drive along the spine of the mountains above Hermanus. It’s well worth a detour for the unparalleled views across Walker Bay and Hermanus on one side and the beautiful Hemel en Aarde (heaven and earth) Valley on the other side. There…

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le cap – une peninsule magnifique

I don’t know if I could live anywhere that doesn’t have mountains or ocean.  I live on the Cape Peninsula so I have both – lucky me! I don’t climb the mountains often enough (does it count that I regularly use the cable car to the top of Table Mountain?) and I seldom swim in the icy waters…

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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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Kirstenbosch Canopy Walkway

The Kirstenbosch Canopy Walkway at the Botanical Gardens, also known as the Boomslang since it resembles a snake, is the newest and most exciting attraction in Cape Town. We’ve been monitoring the progress and waiting for it to be completed so we wasted no time going there as soon as it opened. The Kirstenbosch Canopy Walkway,…

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10 facts about Cape Town you may not know

You know about the beaches and the wine and Table Mountain and about many other beautiful aspects of Cape Town but here are 10 Cape Town facts you may not know. During the late 18th century French soldiers stationed at the Cape to help the Dutch defend it against the British turned the burgeoning city…

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Que faire a Cape Town – le Cap de Bonne Espérance

J’ai été surprise récemment d’entendre quelqu’un dire qu’il n’y a rien à voir ou à faire dans la réserve du Cap de Bonne Espérance, ou ‘Cape Point’ comme on l’appelle ici. Eh bien, on pourrait dire qu’il n’y a presque rien d’autre que 7750 hectares de nature vierge et de vues les plus fabuleuses du…

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Elim

  On a recent trip through the Overberg, I took a detour to the little town of Elim. With a population of just under 2500, Elim is the oldest settlement in the district, and is very close to the southernmost tip of Africa, not far from the larger towns of Napier and Bredasdorp. After negotiating…

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Grootbos

From the moment you arrive at Grootbos, only two hours from Cape Town on our Whales and Overberg Tour, and you are greeted by the friendly staff, you know you’re in for a treat. Over 2000 hectares of magnificent fynbos and understated luxury – what more could you want? Whether you stay at the Garden…

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Activitées a Cape Town – Robben Island

Une des nombreuses choses à faire à Cape Town est une visite à Robben Island – ce fameux historique juste à côté de la ville métropolitaine du Cap est un must pour tout visiteurs. Les ferries partent plusieurs fois par jour à partir du V & A Waterfront. Il est toujours conseillé de réserver à…

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10 raisons de visiter le V&A Waterfront

V&A Waterfront, Cape Town Pic courtesy Cape Town Tourism 10 raisons de visiter le V&A Waterfront au Cap The Victoria & Alfred Waterfront in the historic heart of Cape Town’s working harbour is South Africa’s most-visited destination, having the highest rate of foreign tourists of any attraction in the country. The Waterfront, as it’s known…

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