Travel Review: Simon’s Town – S.A.’s Naval ‘Port of Call’

In early October 2014, I first had the pleasure of travelling to Simon’s Town, which is about an hour or so from Cape Town, depending on traffic and which route you take to get there. This historic naval town has a rich, multi-cultural history and offers visitors some wonderful travel opportunities, all of which are within close proximity to the […]

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Travel Review: A Hasty Hop on, Hop off Cape Town’s CitySightseeing Buses

In  April,  I  finally  had  the  chance  to  ‘hop  on,  hop  off’  one  of  the  Mother  City’s  most  familiar  sights:  the bright  red,  open  top  CitySightseeing  Cape  Town  buses.  These  buses  exist  in  cities  worldwide  –  and  ever since  I  first  discovered  the  sightseeing  tours  on  offer,  I  have  felt  we  are  strangely  blessed  to  be  among one  of  these  […]

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Back Down to the ‘Bowl’: Platteklip Gorge Hike – Part 2

Continuing  from  where  I  left  off  in  the  first  installment  of  my  Platteklip  Gorge  Hike  (to read  Part  1,  please  see my site),  I  was  unexpectedly  refreshed  and  content  once  I  finally  reached the  top of the  Table. As  soon  as  I  emerged  into  the  open  (if  you’ve  hiked  the  Gorge  or  Indian  Venster  trails),  I found  visitors  zigzagging  along  […]

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A Drive and a Half: Exploring Beautiful ‘Chappies’

Last year, I had the unexpected pleasure of experiencing the full Chapman’s Peak Drive in all its breathtaking glory when my travelling companions and myself spent a hot, sunny September morning exploring the 9 km route that stretches between Hout Bay and Noordhoek (both charming coastal areas in their own rights). The drive consists of 114 curves, some amazing examples […]

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Travel Review – An Unforgettable Trip to Cape Point, Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve

In October of last year I had one of the most invigorating and almost life-changing travel experiences – not abroad as you might expect but rather +/- 60 km south-west of my beloved home city of Cape Town – when I visited Cape Point. Earlier, our trio of travellers visited naval Simon’s Town & its unique Boulders Beach. As late […]

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