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: Hiking Table Mountain National Park’s Pipe Track

I am always one for trying new hiking trails (even on my own) so it was with great excitement that I set out with a hiking acquaintance to tackle the Table Mountain National Park’s Pipe Track in mid-October 2016. A quick Google search the night before told us that this somewhat secluded hiking trail – which starts on the Camps […]

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Photo Essay: Country Hike in the Klein Karoo town of Montagu

Today a friend and I hiked a good few kilometres in the vegetation that fortunately (at least presently) remains wonderfully untouched in our hometown of Montagu, which is situated approximately two hours from Cape Town. Aside from being a popular tourist town – found along the famous Route 62 – this sleepy village offers some amazing natural vegetation (including the […]

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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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Travel Photo Essay: A Sunny Midday Spring Hike up Lion’s Head

Last Sunday I went for just my second Lion’s Head hike since I’ve been living and studying in Cape Town. Since my first hike in late October 2014 (when my brother, his girlfriend and myself went for a beautiful, brisk and completely unforgettable sunset hike. See the following link to read my post on that particular hike:http://tamlynamberwanderlust.com/?p=454), I’ve been dying […]

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Travel Review: Cape of Good Hope – Standing at the Most South-Western Point of Africa

Last October I enjoyed a truly amazing, unforgettable visit to the Cape Point/Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve (the special memory of which I will no doubt take with me to my grave) near the naval stronghold of Simon’s Town, with its penguin-haven, Boulders Beach – but whilst there, my travel companions and I wisely made the short trip down […]

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Travel Review – Lion’s Head (Sunset) Hike

The Lion’s Head hike is yet another awesome hiking trail in the glorious Cape Town surrounds. Given that it is only a few minutes’ drive away from the CBD and some of the surrounding Cape Town suburbs, it’s the ideal hiking trail for Capetonians and visitors alike. The main route, otherwise known as the ‘Spiral Route’ (well-named!) should take you […]

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