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Lots of Holidays in South Africa

Date English Name 1 January New Year’s Day 21 March Human Rights Day The Friday before¬†Easter Sunday (2013:29 Mar) Good Friday The Monday following¬†Easter Sunday (2012:1 Apr) Family Day 27 April Freedom Day 1 May Workers’ Day 16 June Youth …

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Richardt Strauss wins Heineken Cup medal at Leinster

Richardt Strauss receives the Heineken Man of the Match award from Pat Maher (National Events & Sponsorship Manager, Heineken Ireland) following Leinster's 17-10 quarter final victory over Leicester Tigers at the Aviva Stadium.

As Conrad Richardt Strauss picked up his Heineken Cup medal with Leinster last week, I could not help but think that it is a long way from the Cheetah’s in the Free State, South Africa to the RDS and the …

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TripAdvisor Unveils 2011 Travelers’ Choice Destinations Awards

Table Mountain cradles Mother City

Table Mountain cradles Mother City TripAdvisor, the giant online travel resource, has just announced its third annual Travellers Choice Awards List. Guess which city got the No 1 spot. Yes, you are right. Its Cape Town. The secret seems to …

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First White Lion Cubs Born in the Wild at Sanbona

White Lion Cubs born at Sanbona

Last October, the first white lion cubs were born in the wild at Sanbona Wildlife Reserve. The Sanbona white lion project started in 2003 with object of having wild free-ranging white lions on the 54,000ha reserve. As is often the …

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Great Car Hire Rates with Budget

Car Hire

On your next trip to Cape Town luxury accommodation is already sorted and now you just need wheels to get out and visit the Winelands, Cape Point, Hermanus and loads of other places. We have managed to get some excellent …

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Cape Argus Cycle

Cape Argus Cycle Tour

The 2011 Cape Argus Cycle Tour, generally known simply as the Argus, takes place tomorrow, April 13th. It is a huge event and the bike is certainly king in Cape Town for the weekend. Over 35,000 people come from all …

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Sing, the Beloved Country at Umculo’s Cape Festival


An article in today’s London FT was uplifting and inspirational. South Africa has a huge depth of musical wealth and passion but which has been deprived of opportunity for so many years. South Africa-born Shirley Apthorp, FT music correspondent and …

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New Cape Town Food Market

Cape Town Self Catering Holiday Organic market cape town

  I was very excited to read last week of a new food market in downtown Cape Town and I look forward to visiting it myself soon. For a Cape Town self catering holiday, this is a great addition for …

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Jardines Restaurant on Bree St Closes


I have just learned that Jardines Restaurant on Bree Street in down town Cape Town will close at the end of February. This is very sad news as Jardines was one of the best restaurants in Cape Town. Sadly for …

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Noordhoek Beach


We always spend a day walking on Noordhoek beach when we are in Cape Town. One can access it from Cape Town via the amazing Chapman’s Drive but we like to go via Kalk Bay, have a coffee at the …

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Paul Cluver Wines


Last weekend, I had the pleasure and honour of hosting Dr Paul Cluver for a few days in the west of Ireland. Paul, a former neurosurgeon, founded Paul Cluver Wines and produced its first wines 23 years ago. The farm …

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Art at Pembroke 403 | Bee Eaters by Cobus van der Walt


A lot of people comment on our art collection at Pembroke 403. It certainly is a very significant element in this amazing space. Our very first purchase for Pembroke 403, before it was even complete, has turned out to be …

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Food Shopping in Cape Town Markets

Neighbourgoods Market at Old Biscuit Mill

Neighbourgoods Market at Old Biscuit Mill We generally arrive in Cape Town on Saturday morning after an overnight flight. Our holiday starts some fifteen minutes from the airport en route to our 5 star serviced apartment at the V&A Waterfront …

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Cape Town Dining – Harbour House

Harbour House Seafood Platter

We are just back from an early evening meal at the Harbour House in Kalk Bay, some thirty minutes drive from Cape Town on the east side of the Cape peninsula. This is a most spectacular spot built on the …

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Cape Point Trip

Cape Town big 5 Cape of Good Hope

Yesterday morning, we headed for the day to the Cape of Good Hope which is part of the Table Mountain Nature Reserve. This is always a very special thing to do during our trips to Cape Town and yesterday was …

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