Beyond the City

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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November 17 2017

The West Coast in the Western Cape is synonymous with incredible food, lovable communities, tiny fishing boats, icy cold water, fields of flowers and idyllic scenery. All along the Route 27 you’ll find magical little town’s beckoning you to get to know them. It’s the perfect place to escape to for a day! Here are some ideas of day…

Taking the train in Cape Town means beating the traffic, using a more environmentally friendly method of transport and it’s unbelievably affordable too! Using Cape Town to kick off an inland trip is an exciting way to see the country too. Here are ten train adventures we highly recommend you try. The Forgotten Route to Matjiesfontein Travel back in time…

The Franschhoek Valley, located just over an hour from Cape Town, is a place of picturesque vineyards, breath-taking scenery, warm hospitality, world-class cuisine, fine wines and a 300-year French Huguenot history. FRANSCHHOEK WINE TRAM With just one day to experience Franschhoek, the Franschhoek Wine Tram hop-on hop-off tour (www.winetram.co.za) is one of the best ways to discover the true…

November 17 2017

The third oldest settlement in South Africa, Paarl is steeped in history and culture. But there’s far more to it than that! While the town is close enough for a day adventure – just an hour’s drive from Cape Town – you’ll probably want to make a weekend of it. Perfect greens  The Paarl Golf Club dates back to 1908,…

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.

Leave the stress of modern life, and your car, behind when you take a trip on the charming Franschhoek Wine Tram. Journey through rolling vineyards in an open-side tram and open-air tram-bus stopping at some of South Africa’s oldest and most distinguished wine estates.

Drive along the esteemed Garden Route and as you pass through Mossel Bay, one of South Africa’s most beautiful coastal regions, make your trip even better with a stay at Garden Court. More than just a hotel, Garden Court Mossel Bay also includes a Wellness Spa and event venues, perfect for a corporate getaway or a tasteful Garden Route ...

You don’t need to be a guest at the Garden Court Mossel Bay to start your morning with a hearty full English breakfast at the Blue Hibiscus Restaurant. The restaurant is open from 07h00 to 10h00, where it serves guests on a beautiful sun-dappled verandah overlooking the ocean.

Found in the remarkable Overberg region of the Western Cape, The Caledon Casino, Hotel and Spa is a countryside retreat that focuses on relaxation and serenity. So let go of your troubles and indulge in a peaceful Cape Town holiday experience.

There is no better way to immerse yourself in Langebaan life than with a stay at Club Mykonos. This playful Mediterranean resort is situated on the water’s edge, extending in some places right into the waves of the Langebaan Lagoon. Choose from over 350 self-catering Kalivas, or apartments, and enjoy the inviting waters of the private beach, as well as ...

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