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Hermanus

Hermanus Cliff Path
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Only 120km from Cape Town this seaside village offers one of the best land based whale-watching opportunities in the world. Once just a fishing village, Hermanus has now blossomed to offer a wide range of attractions and a cosmopolitan air.
 

Craft Market – This craft market is on every weekend 

Onrus River – Though not directly in Hermanus this little town is very close by. Popular for angling and surfing, amongst other things. This little resort has a natural bathing pool.

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Visit George

NG Kerk George
NG Kerk George Credits: Wikipedia.com

For those wanting to experience all that the Garden Route has to offer, this is the ideal base for you to set up camp. It is the administrative capital of the Garden Route and is centrally located with accessible and reliable roads and railway lines.


Activities

Beaches – Offers many different sporting activities.

Garden Route Dam – An entertaining venue with amazing views and walks.

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Visit Franschhoek

Franschhoek
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The Huguenots who were fleeing religious  persecution in France in the late 1600's came to Franschhoek, , and on finding that the climate was very like the one in France, decided to plant vines. This area now produces wine for worldwide consumption. It also has many, antique stores, art and craft shops and galleries to view and a host of fine guesthouses and some of the finest restaurants in South Africa.

Activities

Boland Hiking Trail – The hike takes about 2 or 3 days to complete. SaveStarting at the Hottentots-Holland Nature Reserve in Grabouw and ends in the Franschhoek Pass. For permits please enquire on Tel 021 426 0723

Wine Route – Known as the ‘Vignerons de Franschhoek’. Tel 021 876 3806

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Visit Wynberg Cape Town

NG Kerk Wynberg
NG Kerk Wynberg Credits: Wikipedia.com

Wynberg is a bustling inland suburb of Cape Town, which has many stores and malls lining the ever-popular main road. There are many little stores that often hide interesting surprises.

Maynardville Open Air Theatre – Many stunning performances during summer, mainly Shakespeare. This is a lovely way to enjoy yourself with old literature, performed in a wonderful setting.

Maynardville Carnival – Held in February or March, this carnival offers the various foods fro around the world, as well as fun fare rides for the children.

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Visit Tokai Cape Town

Tokai Forest
Tokai Forest Credits: HHSA

Tokai is a very beautiful, nature orientated suburb, with many tall and breathtaking trees and forests. It is a highly sought after residential area with rather large premises. It has all the amenities one needs to survive from shops, to cinemas, to takeaways and much more.

Things to do

    Paint Ball Survival - Sneaking through the bush. All's quiet, where is everyone? A twig snaps to your right. You sink slowly to the ground scanning the bush. Nothing but your heart beating, sweat trickling down your spine, eyes and ears straining to

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Visit Tableview Cape Town

Shipwreck
Shipwreck Credits: Holiday-Homes-SA.com

Tableview  is the best spot from which to paint and photograph Table Mountain.  The long curving beach is ideal for long walks and the area is a paradise for surfing, board sailing and fishing. This suburb is fast growing and can offer almost everything Cape Town can. There are many fast food places, nightclubs and restaurants to choose from.

The ship in the image ran aground in September 2009 and then burnt out after catching fire during salvage operations.

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Visit Somerset West

Visit Somerset West
Credits: www.chaseveritt.co.za

Somerset West is a picturesque holiday town with many activities and restaurants to keep you busy, or you could just relax on the beach at Gordon's Bay or The Srand soaking up the South African sun. It is close to all the major attractions as well as the airport, making it an ideal holiday destination. Several Golf Courses are in the area. Access to the Winelands is very easy and the scenic Overstrand Coast is also a few minutes away

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Visit Simon's Town - Cape Town

Simonstown waterfront
Simonstown waterfront Credits: Holiday-Homes-SA.com

Simonstown was previously the Royal Navy’s South Atlantic Base from 1814 until the handover in 1957 to the South African Navy. Simonstown is the place to visit if you are interested in things Naval and South Africa's interesting Maritime and Military History.

Boulders Beach –is covered in large boulders, which provide shelter and shade for beach goers. Boulders offers safe swimming for children and is idyllic for inexperienced snorkellers. This beach is also renowned for the penguins that reside between the rocks.

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Visit Sea Point Cape Town

Sea Point
Sea Point Credits: www.seeff.com

Seapoint is an upbeat and trendy location that is home to many enjoyable restaurants and clubs. It is an eclectic mix of old and new, high rise and single story dwellings, Rich and Poor, Old and Young. Every day thousands of locals and visitors exercise along the flat paved walks of The Promenade on the beachfront. Cyclists out for an early morning ride are oft to be seen.

Beach – Much of the coast line is rocky but there is a sheltered beach that is very popular in summer time.

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Visit Observatory Cape Town

Observatory
Observatory Credits: www.sakscorner.co.za

Observatory is a place like no other in Cape Town. It has one of the most relaxed atmospheres possible, where people are free to be themselves and non conformist.. The inhabitants of Observatory are friendly and there are many divine restaurants and upmarket bars located in the area.

SA Astronomical Observatory – Study the stars at your leisure with guided tours every second Saturday of every month. You need to book in advance by calling 021-447-0025 Off Lisbeek Parkway, Observatory.

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