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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.

Morgenster Wine Estate - Wine Tasting and Restaurant

Morgenster Wine and Olive Estate, Wine Tasting, Olive Tasting, Restaurant

 

Morgenster Wine and Olive Estate is in Somerset West, less than an hour drive from Cape Town.

Morgenster Wine and Olive Estate specialises in three Bordeaux wine cultivars and they are expert blenders, with a world renowned record.  Morgenster Wine and Olive Estate has also planted small quantities of Italian varieties Nebbiolo and Sangiovese.

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Hermanus - A Winters Day - July 2011

Warm in the Winter Sunshine
Warm in the Winter Sunshine Credits: Freda

Guesthouse and Hotel Owners in Hermanus (and almost everyone who lives here) will tell you that there is little to beat a sunny winters day in Hermanus. The unique champagne air will invigorate you whatever you choose to do on your holiday or long weekend break. Here, in Hermanus you can do

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Western Cape - Sports Car Hire - Cape Town

Wiggle Car Hire in Cape Town offers you a unique and exciting way to tour the Western Cape. Travel to Hermanus for the day, or take a 4 day trip to the Garden Route, even some time up the West Coast. Wiggle Car Hire specialise in the Mazda MX5 open top coupe, so you can enjoy the feeling of the breeze through your hair as you wend your way from one beautiful destination to the next. Wiggle Car Hire rates are 

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Hermanus - Eating Out at Fine Restaurants

Hermanus - Eating Out at Fine Restaurants
Credits: www.foodtactis.com

Find Hermanus Accommodation, Guesthouses, Bed and Breakfast, B&B, Hotels, Holiday Homes, Villas, Self Catering Apartments, Lodges, Fishing Lodges, Wedding Venues, Conference Venues.

Hermanus Restaurant Owners Forum

Hermanus Visitors and Residents can expect better standards from local restaurants after the formation of the Hermanus Restaurant Owners Forum.  23 Restaurant Owners have undertaken to improve standards and improve service in their establishments.

Chaired by Fabio Lenci from Fabio’s Restaurant the forum is

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Eating Out in Hermanus - Tikka Palace

Eating Out In Hermanus - Tikka Palace

There are Indian restaurants and there are Pakistani restaurants and then there's Tikka Palace in Hermanus. This family run eatery prides itself in delivering the real thing, with no intent to skimp or save on ingredients.

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Bettys Bay - Harold Porter National Botanical Garden

Red Disa
Red Disa Credits: Goreorchidconservatory.com

The beautiful Harold Porter National Botanical Garden is situated in the centre of the Cape coastal fynbos where the flora is at its richest.  It encompasses mountain slopes with wind-clipped heathlands, deep gorges with small remnants of what were once large forests, flat lands and marshes with restios (reeds) , sedges (plants that look like grasses) and bulbs, as well as sand dunes adjacent to the beach with specialised salt-adapted plants. The Harold Porter National Botanical Garden is renowned for its waterfalls and amber pools.

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Tours - Journeys Less Travelled - Johannesburg to Cape Town

Victoria West
Victoria West Credits: Freda
The direct route from Johannesburg to Cape Town on the N1 can be very stressful, given the amount of traffic especially heavy transport. There's an alternative route,  a little further, but quieter, very scenic and less stressful. In effect your holiday starts when you get in the car, not when you unpack at your destination.

Stop in the towns that you pass through, find the one real important/famous/unusual thing about the town and go see. It can be as much fun as you make it.

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Tours - Journeys Less Travelled Durban to Johannesburg

A journey from Durban to Johannesburg using the N3 takes between 5 and 5½ hours plus stoppage time for fuel and meals.

Our suggested journey less travelled should take around 7 hours plus stoppage time. We suggest you overnight somewhere en route (see at end of article) so as to best enjoy your journey

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Calvinia - Tankwa Karoo National Park

The Tankwa Karoo National Park has around 215km of passable gravel roads in the right light passenger vehicles as well as around 30km suitable for 4X4 vehicles only. It is best to check with the Park if your vehicle can manage the routes.  There is also no mobile phone reception in Tankwa Karoo National Park and the nearest store is around 50km away.

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Greyton - Boesmanskloof Hiking Trail

The Boesmanskloof Hiking Trail is a 14km route that winds through the Riviersonderend Mountains that links the towns of Mc Gregor in the North and Greyton in the South. The Boesmanskloof Hiking Trail passes through the Riviersonderend Conservation area that is situated on state and private land and is also a declared mountain catchment area.

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    Added: Thursday, 23 April 2015
    Here are a few charming self-catering, bed & breakfast and guesthouse accommodation spots in Aliwal North in the Eastern Cape. This historical little town is home to two popular hot mineral springs, which have extremely high concentrates of minerals and gases believed to relieve ailments such as arthritis. The town…
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    Added: Monday, 13 April 2015
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    Added: Wednesday, 08 April 2015
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    Added: Monday, 23 March 2015
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