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Van Reenen - See The view at Windy Corner

Windy Corner Van Reenen's Pass
Windy Corner Van Reenen's Pass
Windy Corner, just outside Van Reenen on the Free State Kwa Zulu Natal Border has the most stunning views of the Drakensberg. The sheer drop of the road side where you stand at Windy Corner enhances the feeling of the majesty of this ancient range.
You will get some stunning images most times of the day.
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Robertson - Visit Klipdrift Brandy Distillery

Klipdrift Brandy Distillery
Klipdrift Brandy Distillery Credits: www.cellardoorcollection.co.za

In the heart of The Robertson Wine Valley you will find Klipdrift Brandy Distillery. South Africa’s favourite brandy has captured the heart of all South Africans, brandy drinkers or not, with their long running “met ys” advertising campaign.

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Visit Tulbagh

The charming historical town of Tulbagh (GPS CO-ordinates S 33.28 33 and E18 41 67) is less than 100km from Cape Town and about the same from Cape Town International Airport.

Tulbagh forms part of the Witzenberg Municipal area, and is near Wolseley, Prince Alfred's Hamlet, Gouda and Ceres, It is in the Winelands of Boland in the Western Cape Province, South Africa and is a great base from which to explore the entire Boland Winelands area.

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Visit Fauresmith

Fauresmith Town Hall
Fauresmith Town Hall Credits: www.fauresmith.co.za

Fauresmith in the Southern Free State could so easily have been the Capital of The Free State as the House of Assembly voted by two votes to establish Bloemfontein as the Capital.

Fauresmith is the second oldest Free State Town and is approx 130 km South West of Bloemfontein.

Next door to Fauresmith is Jagersfontein, which in its day was a bustling diamond mining centre in the 1800’s.

Things to do in Fauresmith

Visit several building of historical interest
Old Standard Bank (now part of the NG Kerk community centre)
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Durban - uShaka Marine World

Marine Zebras?
Marine Zebras? Credits: UShaka Marineworld

uShaka Marine World in Durban is a world class venue for entertaining the entire family, young and old. uShaka Marine World rates with the finest in the world on conservation, education, and entertainment and is the 5th largest Marine World in the Southern Hemisphere

uShaka Marine World comprises four distinct sections.

After parking your car in the huge parking areas available you enter the complex via the Village Walk Shopping Complex of 80 stores and restaurants critically chosen to satisfy the tourist and holiday market. From there you can move onto u Shaka Beach which is immediately in front of the entire complex. Access to the Village Walk and u Shaka Beach is free.

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Pietermaritzburg - Float like a Butterfly

Pietermaritzburg - Float like a Butterfly
Credits: www.butterflies.co.za
In the midst of the industrial area of Pietermaritzburg is an enchanted garden and green lung that will linger on in your memory long after you've savoured the colour, peace and harmony of the Butterflies for Africa Complex.

Butterflies for Africa has been developed to combine the best elements of top butterfly houses from around the world with some unique features of its own. The complex currently houses a walk-through

Butterfly House (housing both exotic and indigenous butterflies), Butterfly Craft Shop, The Blue Caterpillar Art Gallery, The Painted Lady Coffee Bar, African Art & Craft Centre, Butterfly Nursery and a Butterfly Garden planted with a large range of butterfly food plants.

Spend some time seeing how you can add colour and gracefulness to your garden by studying how to match the right plants with butterflies in

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Hermanus - Guest Houses and Hotels

Hermanus Old Harbour
Hermanus Old Harbour Credits: www.wikimedia.org

Hermanus has a range of guest houses and hotels ranging from 3 to 5 star and with price tags to suit all budgets. We have a selection listed below

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How to get to Danger Point Lighthouse

Danger Point Lighthouse
Danger Point Lighthouse Credits: HHSA

Getting to Danger Point Lighthouse.

Danger Point lighthouse is south of Gansbaai in the Overberg District of Western Cape. From Cape Town take the N2 past Somerset West, up Sir Lowry's Pass and past Grabouw.

Take the Hermanus Exit at Bot Rivier and drive to Hermanus on the R43. Go through Hermanus following the Gansbaai signs. You will pass the Klein River lagoon on your right, pass through Stanford and proceed to Gansbaai.

Drive through Gansbaai and at the end of town you will see a shopping centre on your right. (Spar are the anchor tenants). Just past the centre there is a four way stop. Take the right rand turn to Kleinbaai and Danger Point. On your way down to the sea you will see the turn off to Danger Point to your right.

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Visit Danger Point Lighthouse Gansbaai Western Cape

Danger Point Lighthouse
Danger Point Lighthouse Credits: HHSA

Visit Danger Point Lighthouse

Climb to the top of Danger Point Lighthouse

Lighthouses, wherever they are, conjure up thoughts of days gone by, with foggy days or howling winds and mountainous seas, sea spray all around and a lonely lighthouse keeper in his yellow oilskins, alone, resourceful and committed, no matter the circumstances to keep his light burning.

You can capture some of the mystery and romance of lighthouses by visiting those that are open to the public. One such is Danger Point Lighthouse at Gansbaai.

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Getting to Howick Falls

Howick Falls
Howick Falls Credits: www.travel.webshots.com

To get to Howick Falls take the N3 from Durban. After Pietermaritzburg and Hilton take the exit to Howick. Turn right over the highway. This road is Prospect Road. Follow Prospect road to the T junction with Zeederberg Road and go left. Cross the Mgeni River and then turn right at the Howick Hotel. The Falls are well posted.

From Johannesburg as you approach Howick take exit 107 and turn left away from the highway. This is Main Road. Follow Main Road all the way down into town and at the T junction with Zeederberg turn right. go through the CBD and watch out for the signs to the falls on your left.

Visit Howick Falls 

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