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Western Cape Economic Development and Tourism opens applications

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5 Things You Can Only Do Within South Africa

5 Things You Can Only Do Within South Africa

Every country in the world seeks to offer tourists something unique. South Africa has so much to offer and this is what makes it a place very often revisited. In South Africa, there is simply not enough time to take in every experience. Among the unique things to do in South Africa are some hidden gems. Here are 5 things you can only do in South Africa!

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Cape Town City's Waste is Ending up in its Fish

Cape Town City's Waste is Ending up in its Fish

The oceans around Cape Town are heavily polluted with a variety of chemicals and pharmaceuticals that are now being found in the flesh of fish being caught. Fish found in waters off Kalk Bay have been found to contain everything from antibiotics and pain killers to cleaning chemicals and other toxic substances with at least 15 different chemical compounds being found in alarming numbers.

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Travel Back in Time with this Western Cape Escape

Travel Back in Time with this Western Cape Escape

Discover the roots of present-day Cape Town by travelling a little inland from the West Coast to a picturesque piece of South African history, known as Riebeek Valley in the Western Cape. 

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3 Experiences Pensioners Need to Try in South Africa

3 Experiences Pensioners Need to Try in South Africa

Reaching 60 years of age is a blessing and has numerous advantages like being able to retire and, of course, the numerous discounts! Have a read through these three experiences pensioners need to try in South Africa and find out if there's something you haven't tried!

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SA Travel Checklist - What to pack when visiting South Africa

SA Travel Checklist - What to pack when visiting South Africa

There seem to be a lot of articles on "what to pack when travelling to South Africa" but they seem to be written by overseas bloggers, so we thought it necessary to compile a checklist of our own, written by actual South Africans of what to bring when visiting beautiful South Africa.

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Cape Town Boasts 10 Blue Flag Status Beaches

Cape Town Boasts 10 Blue Flag Status Beaches

Blue Flag Status is an environmental award for passing a number of stringent tests and processes and Cape Town is proud to boast 10 Blue Flag Beaches for local and international tourists alike.

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Indulge in the Shimanski Diamond Experience Tour

Indulge in the Shimanski Diamond Experience Tour

On a beautiful sunny Cape Town day, we set out to the Clocktower at the V & A Waterfront for a closer look at the iconic gems that made South Africa famous. We watched first hand as skilled workmen create the stunning Shimanski signature pieces.

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Tours Africa Road Trip Garden Route Cape Town South Africa

Road Trip up the Garden Route? Make This Place your First Stop!

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Great White Sharks Are Back In The Cape's Coasts! But Where Were They?

Great White Sharks Are Back In The Cape's Coasts! But Where Were They?

About a year ago, Great White Shark specialists started to notice a decline in the number of these sharks visiting the shores of the Western Cape. The shocking reason for the decline in the Great White Sharks was due to Orcas (Killer Whales). Luckily, the sharks have started to make more frequent appearances in 2018.

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Photo Diary: Kayaking in Cape Town (Western Cape, South Africa)

Photo Diary: Kayaking in Cape Town (Western Cape, South Africa)

A photo blog of kayaking in beautiful South Africa. 

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Favourite Cape Town Game Reserve Welcomes New Baby Hippo

Favourite Cape Town Game Reserve Welcomes New Baby Hippo

On the 10th March 2018, a new baby hippo came as a great surprise to the game reserve located just outside of Cape Town, South Africa. Recently, it's been a time of celebration for the game reserve with a white rhino calf being born in December 2017 and new wildlife releases onto the Big Five reserve.

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Everything You Need To Know About The 2018 World Trade Market Africa (WTMA)

Everything You Need To Know About The 2018 World Trade Market Africa (WTMA)

Are you attending the World Travel Market Africa (WTMA) in Cape Town this year? If not, here is why you should! If you are, we're going to dive into the excitement of what you can expect this year at Africa's leading B2B event.

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Photo Diary: Stellenbosch in the Cape Winelands, South Africa

Photo Diary: Stellenbosch in the Cape Winelands, South Africa

A photo blog of Stellenbosch in the beautiful Cape Winelands. For this week's blog, see photographs of the second oldest European settlement in South Africa, Stellenbosch.

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cape town big five safari

Big Five Safari Tours In Cape Town

Those of you who are dying to see South Africa's famous Big Five (elephant, lion, buffalo, rhino and leopard), among the other interesting species of wildlife, we've got good news for you... Just a mere 2 hour drive away from Cape Town lies a Big Five safari adventure waiting for you. You can choose from an array of safari options - standard safaris, horseback safaris, quad bike safaris, sunset safaris and morning safaris! 

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Planning a trip to the Garden Route in South Africa

Planning a trip to the Garden Route in South Africa

The Garden Route is one of the most scenic routes to take in South Africa for any traveller. Read our concise guide to planning a vacation in this spectacular area!

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Visiting Cape Town: Food Experiences

Visiting Cape Town: Food Experiences

Travelling to the Mother City, Cape Town, and want to have a fantastic food experience? Read on for some insights on where to eat in the culinary capital of South Africa!

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What's on Your Travel Bucket List?

What's on Your Travel Bucket List?

Our thoughts and guide to planning a travel bucket list instead of New Year's resolutions

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Going to a South African Wine Farm (Beginner's Guide)

Going to a South African Wine Farm (Beginner's Guide)

A beginner's guide to enjoying the wine farms and making the most of your experience in the Cape Winelands

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Cape Town Travel and the Water Crisis

Cape Town Travel and the Water Crisis

What you could do to help as you travel to Cape Town, a drought-stricken part of South Africa

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Top 5 Wine Bars To Visit in Stellenbosch, South Africa

Top 5 Wine Bars To Visit in Stellenbosch (Western Cape, South Africa)

Read about the top 5 wine bars in Stellenbosch (Western Cape, South Africa) with details on food and ambience. Whether you are just stopping over or have some time to spend, these bars carry a wine culture tradition that is not to be missed!

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Explore South Africa's winefarms with this new app

Explore South Africa's Wine Farms Using This New App!

I was recently told about this incredible new app called Champion Wine Guide and I just HAD to share it with you. It makes exploring South Africa's winelands super easy and provides you with valuable information on each wine farm.

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My First Sidecar Adventure - From Grabouw To Hermanus

My First Sidecar Adventure - From Grabouw To Hermanus

We had such a wonderful day with Cape Sidecar Adventure - I would recommend it to anybody! Our adventure was guided by Tim, his sweet dog named Brody, and Lambert. I soon found out we were going to drive to Hermanus! The drive there was absolutely awesome. I loved the odd looks we got from passerby's, while others smiled and waved as we drove by.

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Road Trip From Cape Town To The Shark Capital Of The World

Road Trip From Cape Town To The Shark Capital Of The World

We took a road trip from Cape Town to Gansbaai, the hottest spot in the world for shark dives. We saw dolphins, penguins, whale skeletons & outstanding views!

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