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Kirstenbosch Garden in Cape Town
South Africa

Kirstenbosch Garden, an Oasis in Cape Town

Nestled against the side of Table Mountain, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden is a tranquil green oasis in Cape Town.  In a city that can feel in your face at times, Kirstenbosch Garden in Cape Town is a welcome respite that feels like a world in itself. What To Do at Kirstenbosch Garden Kirstenbosch is very

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Twelve Things That Surprised Me About South Africa

Whenever you travel you always find things different from what you expected, sometimes in a good way and sometimes not. For better or for worse, our expectations of what to expect when we travel is formed by what we read and hear in books, media and word of mouth. As a first time visitor, I found

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Hideaway Among The Trees At Tsala Treetop Lodge

I was really looking forward to staying at Tsala Treetop Lodge on the Garden Route during our South African trip. The description seemed heavenly and a private little family treehouse seemed like such good fun. It would be the opposite of the rambling country farmhouse which was our previous stay. Although very nice indeed, I

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Fine Dining Where Two Oceans Meet

It’s not often that you find a gorgeous view and great food in a restaurant at a tourist destination.  We accidentally stumbled onto the gem of a restaurant that is the Two Oceans Restaurant because our fabulous tour guide made us a reservation.  Needless to say we were very appreciative! The Location The Two Oceans

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5 Things to Do With Kids in Cape Town

Cape Town is a fabulous city to visit with children. It has got great weather, cheap and easy transportation and lots of good dining options. Here are my suggestions for 5 things to do in Cape Town that both children and their parents will enjoy.  These ideas are in Cape Town itself which is a

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It’s Very Easy to Love The Big Easy

One of the best dinners we had in South Africa was at The Big Easy in the charming town of Stellenbosch.  Stellenbosch is located near Cape Town and is a famous wine-growing region. The Restaurant The restaurant is located in a gorgeous 210 year old Dutch-era house which had formerly belonged to the minister for

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Hotel Review: Schoone Oort A Country House Hotel in Swellendam

Schoone Oordt is a charming country house hotel in Swellendam, a little town off the famous Garden Route in South Africa. The hotel is centrally located in the historic centre of Swellendam. The main hotel is a beautiful converted Dutch house dating from the 18th century – hence the country house hotel in Swellendam moniker.

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