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Roadtripping through the Western Cape

Current Covid-19 lockdown regulations require South Africans to stay within our own provinces but after four months of the strictest lockdown on earth, we’re keen to get away from home. Luckily, our own province is large and varied so it’s a pleasure to go roadtripping through the Western Cape province. Two hours by road can…

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The Quagga Project, bringing back the extinct

The Quagga Project is a sort of Jurassic Park in South Africa, but not quite. The Quagga Project, started in 1987, is an attempt by a group of dedicated South Africans to bring back an animal from extinction and reintroduce to reserves in its former habitat. The last quagga died in captivity in 1883. At…

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Arch at Churchhaven, Langebaan Lagoon

The rock arch near Churchhaven in the Langebaan Lagoon (part of the West Coast National Park, one of my favourites, especially at this time of year) is one of the most photographed spots of the reserve. You have to park your car and walk down to the beach to see it – something people forget to do…

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8 of the best in the Cape

It’s no surprise than these 8 of the best are the most popular attractions in the Western Cape, as recently reported by tourism statistics. Kirstenbosch. This world-famous botanical garden celebrates 100 years of showcasing South Africa’s unique fynbos plant kingdom. The best way to enjoy it is to spend a day with a picnic and…

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