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: Experiencing the delightful Franschhoek Wine Tram

This past Saturday, I had the enormous pleasure of experiencing the Blue Line of the Franschhoek Wine Tram. Like their other lines (of which there are several), it allows passengers the chance to select a maximum of five to six (out of eight) Franschhoek wine farms to hop-on, hop-off at. It had been over three years since I last travelled […]

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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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Cafe Review – Yours Truly (Kloof Str), Cape Town

This past week saw me exploring two of my city’s more charming eat-out places and I have to say, visiting Yours Truly on a sizzling hot Friday with a close friend was the perfect way to kick-start my first weekend back in the glorious Mother City and to simultaneously conclude a very busy, but fun-filled and productive ‘birthday week’ in […]

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Travel & Beach Review: Struisbaai and Back

Whenever people ask me what my favourite beach or coastal town is, there’s always a resounding favourite. In fact, before they can even finish asking the question, I have fired out a single name, with a true lover of the ocean’s all-seriousness: Struisbaai. If they even know anything about it at all, they usually have a follow-up question… “Why Struisbaai? […]

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Travel Review – Cape Town Holocaust Centre

In June, my university classmates and I had the opportunity to visit the Cape Town Holocaust Centre, one of three such South African Holocaust Foundation-run centres in S.A. Found at 88 Hatfield Street, Gardens, the Centre’s facilities include: the Pola Pasvolsky Conference Centre, a small, yet attractively laid-out Café Riteve and Shop (found near the charming courtyard and garden that […]

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Travel & Beach Review: Gorgeous Clifton – Cape Town’s Unique Beach Quartet

Cape Town beach-goers are blessed with a wealth of glorious beaches to choose from, starting with the picture-perfect Blouberg to the glamourous Camps Bay, but my favourite by far is the quartet of granite boulder-strewn Clifton beaches, with their frothy, nippy waves that kiss the sandy, pristine shoreline, as yachts frame the seemingly endless horizon and rest serenely upon the […]

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