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My Best Things to Do near Elgin

Elgin is one of the most beautiful valleys in all of South Africa. Hidden away in the Overberg Region, this fertile valley is famous for its fruit production, accommodation offerings, outdoor adventures and of course, its delicious cool climate wines. In the past few years, I have had the pleasure of visiting Elgin (and its immediate surrounds) and enjoying some […]

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Review: Elgin Adventure Centre’s Exhilarating Tours

Owned and run by Ryan and his wife, Tamaryn, Elgin Adventure Centre is an adventure-focused eco tour company, situated in Elgin. Naturally, they are famous for their fun segway tours. But did you know they also offer incredible bike tours? Elgin Adventure Centre’s exciting tours are – like their sister tours, Cape Canopy Tour Elgin Grabouw – unmissable local attractions. […]

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Review: Elgin Steam Train Travel with Ceres Rail Company

There is something about a vintage steam train that evokes a sense of timelessness mixed with childlike wonder. Ceres Rail Company’s Elgin train provides the perfect testament to this, revealing a special kind of train travel magic… Maybe it’s the shrill choo-choo of the engine; the early morning excitement as you prepare to embark on your grand adventure from Cape […]

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Paradise Found: 10 Reasons to Visit the Alluring West Coast National Park

The West Coast is the gem of the Cape coastline. Blessed with sleepy seaside villages, incredible vast stretches of beach, fynbos and fields and home to some incredible bird- and animal-life… the West Coast is pure magic. It is well-suited to starry-eyed travellers, families, outdoor enthusiasts or tourists. But one of the standouts in the West Coast is undoubtedly SANPark’s […]

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Best Things to Do Near Delightful Durbanville

Durbanville, the epicentre of Cape Town’s popular Northern Suburbs, is one of the city’s most beautiful suburbs. Best of all, this residential and commercial haven happily offers plenty of local attractions for visitors to enjoy. With a plethora of cosy cafes and restaurants, lovely accommodation and incredible wine farms within its reach, Durbanville is surrounded by great experiences. While I […]

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Hazendal Experiences: From Russia with Love

Situated along Bottelary Road, Hazendal Wine Estate is well worth discovering. Since its recent revamp, it has flourished, drawing in the masses. Hazendal experiences are exciting and varied, meaning that this fine estate offers something for everyone to enjoy. Hazendal Wine Estate is perfectly positioned to host groups, families and tourists… And it offers so much for its visitors. Everything […]

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Review: A Full Estate Experience at Beautiful Blaauwklippen, Stellenbosch

Founded in 1682, Blaauwklippen Vineyards is one of the most historic Stellenbosch wine estates. To me, it is also one of the most beautiful. This fine estate offers an incredibly well-rounded experience. Especially if you visit on Sundays for the Blaauwklippen Family Market! This is precisely what we did, enjoying a fun, satisfying estate experience from start to finish. Aesthetic […]

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Unearthing the Magic of Elgin Railway Market and Surrounds

It isn’t every day that you discover a market with its very own visiting steam train… I mean, talk about cool! Well, the Elgin Railway Market, one of the Cape’s finest markets, offers just that – and plenty more besides. This apple-warehouse-turned-steampunk-station-market, situated in the gorgeous Overberg Region, is an incredibly interesting and above all, fun Cape market to explore. […]