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A Day Trip to the Breede River Valley

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This day deviates from the normal tourist routes and is a great opportunity to seek out local products like fresh fruit, olive oil and wine. The Breede River Valley is within a two hour driving radius from Cape Town via highway roads, though more adventurous drivers can try alternative, hair raising routes like Bainskloof Pass.
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Suid-Agter-Paarl Rd, Suider-Paarl, 7646, South Africa
You'll find the most basic cheeses in South African grocery stores: gouda, feta, goat cheese, and cheddar. The quality is, frankly, not very good. That's why there is growth in the specialty cheese category, however, and the popularity of blue...
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2 Lille, Courtrai, Paarl, 7646, South Africa
A hidden gem in the Cape Winelands, in the historic town of Paarl, convenient to Cape Town, surrounded by landmark wine estates below the huge granite outcrop above Paarl Mountain, is the privately owned charming small property, The Light House...
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Bain`s Kloof Pass, South Africa
Hairpin curves and rugged mountain slopes are two defining characteristics of Bainskloof Pass. Only an hour from Cape Town, it's hard to believe you're in the same province, let alone country, once you begin your drive through the area. Locals who...
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There are several hikes in the Bainskloof area (and even a swimming hole or two) but permits must be acquired from Cape Nature first. Try the Happy Valley Trail, which is an easy out and back for beginners and takes you past a monument...
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22 Van Der Stel St, Tulbagh, 6820, South Africa
Tulbagh, only about an hour and a half from Cape Town, is known for having the best examples of of Cape Dutch, Victorian, and Edwardian architecture on the Cape. Church Street, in particular, has been distinguished for the preservation of these...
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61 Van Der Stel St, Tulbagh, 6025, South Africa
Things I Love restaurant is a gem of a stop in Tulbagh, South Africa. The front of the establishment is a small but charming deli/grocery and gift shop. In the back, one of the most delightful restaurants I have encountered on my travels around...
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Ceres, 6835, South Africa
The town of Ceres is located in a small valley (of the same name) about 2 hours out of Cape Town and is famous for its fruit production. This is also one of the most closest towns to Cape Town that gets a significant amount of snow in the winter,...
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Agert Pakhuis Pass, Clanwilliam, 8135, South Africa
This is the trip of a lifetime—there's no better way to describe it. Beginning in the dynamic and colorful city of Cape Town and finishing at Londolozi Private Game Reserve in Sabi Sand—the very pinnacle of animal-viewing experiences—this trip is...
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N7, Clanwilliam, 8135, South Africa
The Cederberg Mountains are where Capetonians go to hike and camp in the Western Cape. After a very bumpy (7km or so) ride deep into the hills and valleys of the Cederbergs, you'll arrive at Gecko Creek Lodge. Each evening, watch the sun fall...