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Guide to South Africa

On January 20th, we departed Cape Town after 70 days in South Africa. This was our second visit to South Africa, and considering how much we love Cape Town and the stunning wildlife available here, it has easily been a favorite stop for us in our five and a half years of travel. This was…

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Sailing the Coast of South Africa

We spent 70 days in South Africa, sailing the coast from Richards Bay to Cape Town.   Strategy for Sailing Around South Africa For many boats coming from the Indian Ocean, South Africa is a bit of a haven – protected from cyclones, favorable exchange rate, lots of services and luxuries available.  However, it is…

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Thirteen Things We Did in Cape Town

My memories of my first trip to Cape Town in 2010 are a bit fuzzy.  I remember clearly our safari in Kruger – my first safari – and I remember the tastes of Stellenbosch – bobotie and JC Le Roux sparkling wine.  The rest is just a vague sense that I loved Cape Town. Now,…

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The Hop On Hop Off Bus in Cape Town

It wasn’t until the very end of our five weeks in Cape Town that we found a free day to take the Hop On Hop Off Bus.  My uncle Jim was with us, and while he had done some roaming about town on his own, this was his biggest adventure out in Cape Town.  …

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Hiking Table Mountain: Platteklip Gorge

When we visited South Africa in 2010, we did not hike Table Mountain: our friends we were traveling with did, but I think David wasn’t feeling well, so we passed on a hike and spent a day in our hotel relaxing. This visit, I wanted desperately to hike up Table Mountain, and almost four weeks…

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Stellenbosch Wine Tour: Day Trip from Cape Town

I’m not a big wine drinker, and David doesn’t drink at all, so when I tell you that Stellenbosch is still the top of my list for great things to do in Cape Town, it means there’s great wine but so many more reasons to go out to Stellenbosch, South Africa’s biggest wine country. David…

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Driving Cape Peninsula: A Day Trip from Cape Town

Geographically, Cape Town sits on the north side of the Cape Peninsula, and one of the best things to do in Cape Town is to explore a bit of the urban sprawl that stretches out onto the peninsula.  This easy day trip includes beautiful beaches, unique wildlife, one of the most beautiful drives in the…