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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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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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Cape Flats Stories: A Bleak Past and an Uncertain Future

Cape Flats Stories is an exhibition currently on at the Castle of Good Hope in Cape Town. Separated into 3 parts, it tells of the ongoing struggle of at-risk youth living in the townships of Cape Flats, one of the poorest areas of Cape Town. Cape Flats is an area on the outskirts of Cape

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The District 6 Museum, District 6 people were moved to townships like this
South Africa

Not Even The Pretense of Separate But Equal

You can’t visit South Africa without delving into its recent past. Well, I guess you could but that would be missing a fairly integral part of what makes the country what it is today. We had explained apartheid to our children but it didn’t really hit home until our guide from Green Apple Tours told us

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