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Travel from Cape Town to the 5 diverse regions of the Western Cape. Discover everything from the intensity of the Cape Karoo's endless skies, to the wine farms in the Cape Winelands, the fishing villages on the Cape West Coast, the markets in the Cape Overberg to the vegetative splendour of the Garden Route & Klein Karoo.

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If you’re looking for break with the youngsters and don’t want to lose out on quality and experience, Spier Wine Farm should be one of your first stops. My four-year-old son is looking more serious than usual as he eyes the glass of red liquid in front of him. He raises it to his lips, takes a sip and swallows.

Spier Wine Farm in Stellenbosch is not only one of the most beautiful farms in the country, boasting a world-class hotel, two fantastic restaurants, an excellent conferencing centre and award-winning wines, it also leads the way in terms of sustainable and ethical farming. There was a time when Spier was considered to be a little too commercial. But the…

Franschhoek is highly regarded for its wines – particularly MCCs, or Methode Cap Classique, of which there are 17 producers in the valley – and its food, boasting some of the best restaurants in the Western Cape. Combined with its exquisite natural beauty, no wonder it is a preferred destination for weddings. The quaint village is filled with pavement cafes,…

The Cape Canopy Tour in the in the Hottentots Holland Nature Reserve was named by Lonely Planet as the second best new attraction in the world in 2015, I had been desperate to experience the high-flying adventure since they began operating in 2014. Suffice to say I was not disappointed. I was given a chance to brave the heights and…

What a goose bump moment. Turning your back on the land, looking out over the ocean and knowing that the entire African continent is lying behind you. It’s a must-do at least once in your life: visiting the southernmost tip of Africa at Cape Agulhas. If you have always wanted to visit, but have some questions, we’ve got you covered…

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Viva Safaris is a family-owned tour company that was established in 1991. Over its years, Viva Safaris has not only built a great reputation, but its own fleet of game viewing vehicles, own rangers and trackers and two lodge and tent safari sites in the Kruger National Park. Due to its self-sufficiency, Viva Safaris offer the most affordable Kruger experiences with ...

Known as the oldest hotel in Stellenbosch, Oude Werf Hotel, part of the Vineyard Hotel Group, is a precious landmark of history in this quaint but lively university town. Set in the heart of the Cape Winelands, there are countless estates with incredible vintages perfect for a day of wine tasting.

Rough Diamond Tours specialize in tours up Cape Town’s pristine West Coast, but these are day tours with a difference in that every tour helps to fund programs that benefit the local community. In collaboration with Homestars, Rough Diamond Tours are helping to train the homeless, and formerly homeless, to become professionals in the hospitality industry and find sustainable ...

The Pavilion at The Marine - the Collection by Liz McGrath - overlooks cliffs and a holiday town which just happens to be the whale watching capital of South Africa. With a dedicated menu that focuses on locally sourced produce, this Hermanus seafood restaurant transports diners to a magical place with its heady mix of luxury and taste.

Decorated in the colours of the coast, beach and sea, Seafood at The Plettenberg offers unrivalled vistas of Formosa Bay. This bright, light and romantic setting triggers a craving for seafood, which is satisfyingly met with the all-day signature dishes designed by award-winning Relais and Chateaux Grand Chef Peter Templehoff.

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