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There’s so much to do and so little time! In this section we try to highlight the best places to visit, things to do, sporting opportunities, Places to shop and great places to wine and dine. We are constantly adding and updating material so this could be a good site to add to your favourites

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There’s so much to do and so little time! In this section we try to highlight the best places to visit, things to do, sporting opportunities, Places to shop and great places to wine and dine. We are constantly adding and updating material so this could be a good site to add to your favourites

To get the best out of this site, make use of the search function at the bottom of the page. Use our news & events submission form to submit activity items.

Paternoster - Cape Columbine Nature Reserve

Cape Columbine
Cape Columbine Credits: Holiday-Homes-SA.com

The Cape Columbine Nature Reserve is situated a few kilometres south of Paternoster. Managed by the Saldanha Bay Municipality the Cape Columbine was declared a Nature Reserve in the early 1970’s. 

Cape Columbine Nature reserve include some incredibly beautiful stretches of coastline including Tietiesbaai. The total area is 263 hectares of Cape fynbos and Karroo Succulent veld. Very little is recorded on the number and variety of plants but even to the untrained eye there is a wide spectrum of flora species present. 

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Paternoster -Visit Cape Columbine Lighthouse

Cape Columbine Lighthouse
Cape Columbine Lighthouse Credits: Holiday-Homes-SA.com

Cape Columbine Lighthouse is situated in the Cape Columbine Nature Reserve a few kilometers south of Paternoster. The Cape Columbine lighthouse was built in 1936 and is often the very first lighthouse seen by ships travelling south from Europe.

The lighthouse is 80 metres above sea level and is itself only 15 tall which about a high as a six story building. The views out over Paternoster up towards St. Helena Bay and inland over the farmlands and fynbos, and then around toward Saldanha Bay are quite splendid.

 

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Stellenbosch - Picnic at Vredenheim Wine Estate

Gardens at Vredenheim
Gardens at Vredenheim Credits: HHSA

A Picnic at Vredenheim Wine Estate is an ideal outing for the whole family and the perfect way to soak up the unique atmosphere of the Stellenbosch Winelands. Vredenheim Wine Estate is less than hours drive from most guest houses and accommodation establishments in Cape Town.

It’s essential to pre book your Picnic at Vredenheim with Hudsons Restaurant and advise the composition of your party so that you can be assured of a great picnic hamper. Enjoy your Vredenheim Wine Estate Picnic Basket in their beautiful garden with many shaded areas, thatch gazebos and lovely big trees where you can relax and unwind for the day.

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Cape Town Lion Park

Kalahari Lion at Cape Town Lion Park
Kalahari Lion at Cape Town Lion Park Credits: HHSA

The Cape Town Lion Park is a new venture initiated by the Lombardi family and is based on the Vredenheim Wine Estate. The Cape Town Lion Park is an ideal destination close to the heart of Cape Town where you can see Kalahari and White Lions up close and really personal.

Cape Town Lion Park organises guided tours every hour on the hour and they welcome tour groups, school groups and everybody who enjoys the cape and wild life.

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Canola Karnaval - Dressage, Show Jumping and Cross Country Program

Cross Country Action
Cross Country Action Credits: Western Province Eventing
The Swellendam Canola Karnaval has arranged an eventing program for the weekend of 7th and 8th August 2010.
The program for the eventing, under the auspices of Western Province Eventing is as follows:-

Dressage on the Saturday morning at 09h00.
The Show Jumping (follows on Saturday afternoon at 14h00
and on Sunday the Cross Country Event starts at 09h30.
The cross country stage of the event is definitely the highlight of the weekend, the riders have to complete
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Swellendam Canola Karnaval Mountain Bike Challenge August 2010

Ready to Rumble
Ready to Rumble Credits: Catherine Andrew
The Canola Karnaval in Swellendam on 6th to 8th August 2010 is
staging three Mountain Bike Challenges on Saturday 7th August.

Challenge 1 Starts at 10:00 Distance 52 km.
The route is a circular one through the Marloth Park Nature Reserve,including parts of the Bontebok National Park. No part of the route is ridden twice and experienced riders will travel on gravel roads, Jeep tracksand around 3km of amazing single track in the Forest. This isa semi technical challenge and is for fit and more experienced riders.
Challenge 2 Starts at 10:15 Distance 25 km.
This challenge also covers spectacular terrain and involves some
serious climbing. It is a lot easier than the 52km ride but not
recommended for the unfit and inexperienced.
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Stellenbosch - Three Hiking Trails at Delvera

Three Hiking Trails are available on the Delvera Wine Farm in the Greater Simonsberg Conservancy. The Shortest Hiking Trail is really a walk for birdwatchers.

The Vineyard Hiking Trail and The Vineyard Walk are just under 10km and 6km respectively.

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Centurion Restaurants - Adega

Adega Restaurant in Centurion , Gauteng is an upmarket Portuguese establishment that caters for a variety of tastes and styles.
Adega Restaurant offers a warm unpretentious ambiance allowing the diner to feast in true Portuguese style.
We are conveniently located in Centurion,  and there is ample safe parking.
Adega Centurion, Gauteng is a popular venue, so booking ahead is essential.
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Pretoria Restaurants - Adega Waterglen

Adega Restaurant in Waterglen , Pretoria, Gauteng is an upmarket Portuguese establishment that caters for a variety of tastes and styles.
Adega Restaurant offers a warm unpretentious ambiance allowing the diner to feast in true Portuguese style.
We are conveniently located in Waterglen,  and there is ample safe parking.
Adega Waterglen, Pretoria, Gauteng is a popular venue, so booking ahead is essential.
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Pretoria Restaurants - Adega Silver Lakes

Adega Restaurant in Silver Lakes, Pretoria, Gauteng is an upmarket Portuguese establishment that caters for a variety of tastes and styles.
Adega Restaurant offers a warm unpretentious ambiance allowing the diner to feast in true Portuguese style.
We are conveniently located in Silver Lakes,  and there is ample safe parking.
Adega Silver Lakes, Pretoria, Gauteng is a popular venue, so booking ahead is essential.
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