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Robben Island, Cape Town, 7400, South Africa

One of South Africa’s most famous sights is Robben Island, located seven kilometers (four miles) to the west of Cape Town. Its history as a prison is almost as old as the first Dutch settlement on the cape—dating back to the 17th...

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Lion's Head, Signal Hill, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa
This is the view that you'll be treated to while climbing to the summit of Lion's Head in Cape Town, South Africa. The ever-stunning Table Mountain is just to the left of this perspective and as you head up the climb, you'll soon be facing Robben...
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1 Chapmans Peak Dr, Hout Bay Harbour, Cape Town, 7806, South Africa
When you're staying in Cape Town, be sure to get out to Hout Bay on the Cape Peninsula to witness a sunset that I'm convinced is the most beautiful one I've ever seen. I love the Chapman's Peak Hotel in Hout Bay. Even if you're staying in Cape...
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71 Wale St, Schotsche Kloof, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa
Cape Town's Bo-Kaap district, also known as the Muslim or Cape Malay Quarter, is instantly recognizable by the vibrant façades in lemon yellow, lime green, and hot pink. If you're feeling under-the-weather because of a gloomy Cape Town...
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Annandale Rd, Stellenbosch NU, Stellenbosch, 7613, South Africa
On a random drive out with my cousin one weekend, we decided to venture out to some wine estates in the Stellenbosch area. We happened to stumble upon this gem called the Hidden Valley Wine Estate. Stunning views all around, provided us with an...
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801 Cedar St, Berkeley, CA 94710, USA
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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Kleintuin Rd, Simon's Town, Cape Town, 7995, South Africa
If you're spending time exploring the Cape Peninsula area of South Africa, a visit with the penguin colony at Boulders Beach is a must. They made Boulders their home (wise penguins) in 1982 and you'll be surprised by how residential the setting...
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Dornier Road, Upper Blaauwklippen Rd, Stellenbosch, 7600, South Africa
The architecture of Dornier's modern cellar and production facility is quite different than the traditional 18th and 19th Century buildings you'll see in the winelands. The pool of water above the wine cellar is an eco-friendly way of helping to...
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Stellenbosch, South Africa
The history of Stellenbosch goes back to the 17th century and while you can find remnants of its Dutch colonial past, its all about the future here. That’s partly thanks to a vibrant university culture, one of the best in the country. But it’s...
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George Blake St, Stellenbosch Central, Stellenbosch, 7600, South Africa
I love when wineries do things differently, when they offer something more than just a standard wine tasting and such was my experience at Fleur du Cap. Located in a cave-style cellar burrowed out of the mountains, experts led guests through a...
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Jonkershoek Rd, Stellenbosch, 7600, South Africa
Located just minutes from downtown Stellenbosch, Jonkershoek is a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to the incredible natural beauty found there. While just visiting is nice, most tourists decide instead to be more active either walking, hiking,...
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Upper Blaauwklippen Rd, Helderberg Rural, 7600, South Africa
From its inception, Waterford was determined to concentrate not just what is in their bottles, but what is outside of them as well. This means that a visit to Waterford is a true experience, with safari truck rides into the vineyards and a unique...
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Tokara Wine Estate, off R310 Helshoogte Road, Banhoek Valley, Stellenbosch, 7600, South Africa
Tokara, a winery with an enviable view, the restaurant led by Chef Richard Carstens has been named one of the best in the area. A a former elBulli disciple, Chef Carstens shares his culinary creativity in what will be one of the best meals of your...
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7 Church Street, Cnr Bird Street & Church Street, Stellenbosch Central, Stellenbosch, 7600, South Africa
As you walk through in the heart of Stellenbosch's town center, you'll probably smell the fresh baking bread at Boschendal at Oude Bank before you even arrive at the cafe's main entrance. Foodies of all ages love noshing on the seasonal dishes...
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Kayamandi, Stellenbosch, 7600, South Africa
When ever I travel I try to connect with the local community whenever possible and luckily for me this was easily done in Stellenbosch thanks to the Bites and Sites food tour company. One of there most popular tours is an afternoon in the local...
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R44, Stellenbosch, 7607, South Africa
South Africa is famous for its Big Five Game Safaris, but in Stellensbosch they provide a different kind of safari. At Warwick guests can choose to go on their wine safari. This fun educational Land Rover Safari takes you on a mountain journey...
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Firgrove, Cape Town, 7110, South Africa
Once numbering in the many thousands, the beautiful cheetah is now on the brink of total extinction. One of the reasons for this rapid die-off comes from farmers who shoot the cheetahs in order to protect their flocks and herds. The Cheetah...
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Graskop, 1270, South Africa
Never, ever call biltong beef jerky, it will only make the locals cranky. But that's what this popular and tasty snack looks like, even though it's a distant cousin. At its simplest, biltong is a type of cured meat that is cut into strips for easy...
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Groot Constantia Rd, Constantia, Cape Town, 7806, South Africa
The oldest winery in South Africa, Groot Constantia has a long history of producing some of the best wines in the world. Groot Constantia is also a rarity in its proximity to Cape Town itself. In the 19th century the European heads of state...
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This is another Afrikaans term that means so much more than its simple translation. A braai (pronounced ‘bry’) means roasted meat and is used to refer to a barbeque. But it’s much more expansive than that. Braai refers to the social custom of...
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Shop 29, Brooklyn Square Corner Fehrsen and, Veale St, Nieuw Muckleneuk, Pretoria, 0181, South Africa
At the end of almost every meal in South Africa guests are presented with one of the most traditional desserts in the country - malva pudding. Initially of Afrikaans origin, the pudding is sweet with fruits and nuts and always served with a...
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373 Albert Rd, Woodstock, Cape Town, 7925, South Africa
The highlight of Cape Town's hipster Woodstock district is its Saturday market, held in The Old Biscuit Mill. Every artisan baker, butcher, brewer, chocolatier and coffeemaker in the city has a stall there, and with more than 90 vendors all...
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73 Juta St, Johannesburg, 2000, South Africa
This semi-outdoor market on Juta Street in Joburg's Braamfontein neighbourhood is fun fun fun. Eat oysters from Namibia, drink craft beer from South Africa, and devour paella, gelato, cheeses, chocolate...a food lover's paradise! Open on...
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Diepkloof Zone 6, Diepkloof, 1862, South Africa
A great dining experience can be found at the foot of the iconic Orlando Towers in Soweto in the form of Chaf-Pozi. Chaf-Pozi, is a traditional Shisa nyama. Shisa nyama is a Zulu phrase literally meaning "hot meat". It is a term used to describe...
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Strand Road, De Zalze Golf Estate, Stellenbosch, 7600, South Africa
The Stellenbosch region is all about wine tasting – and nothing goes with a good wine like an excellent lunch. Terroir at Kleine Zalze is arguably the best spot for fine dining in Stellenbosch, and the best way to enjoy it is spend an entire...
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Happy Valley Rd, South Africa
Despite their love of all things biltong, the art of charcuterie is not widely practised in South Africa. Neil Jewell's efforts at Bread & Wine, the restaurant at Moreson's wine farm, are not only unique but utterly compelling. He and his wife...
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R45, South Africa
Fine dining doesn't have to mean stuffy formality. At least, it doesn't here. We'd been recommended The Kitchen by a friend who had worked with the head chef and the food was sensational – beef hung for 60 days and bone marrow cooked to an...
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Klapmuts - Simondium Rd, Simondium, Paarl, 7670, South Africa
About an hour outside of Capetown, Babylonstoren is one of South Africa’s oldest werfs, or farmyards. In 2010, Karen Roos, a former editor at South Africa’s Elle Decoration, reimagined the property as a fantasy farm stay with an eight...
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18 Huguenot Rd, Franschhoek, 7690, South Africa
Le Quartier Francais is the ultimate Franschoek restaurant, winner of myriad awards for its acclaimed, and expensive, degustation menu. But if you haven't got deep pockets to spend on dinner, we discovered that an evening in the bar was a delight...
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Pass Road, Franschhoek, 7690, South Africa
There are several good reasons to make a special trip to this winery, not least that its sauvignon, pinot noir and shiraz regularly win major awards. But the most obvious reason to visit hits you as soon as you walk through the restaurant and onto...
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273 Long St, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa
The biggest challenge about eating at Royale is overcoming your FOMO (fear of missing out) when you see what your friends have ordered and wonder if you've made the right choice. Don't worry, all of their 50 gourmet burgers are delicious. The only...
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Tafelberg Rd & Caeleway, Cape Town, 8000, South Africa
Dassies, or rock hyraxes, are often seen sunning themselves on the rocky outcrops at the top of Table Mountain. You might even see them nibbling on the branches close to the pathways of the park. One odd fact fact about these rodent-like animals...
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Darling St & Buitenkant St, Foreshore, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa
When you take the MetroRail into the heart of Cape Town, just before you reach the station you can notice the sharp, granite corners of the Castle of Good Hope. This historic fortress, built in the late 1600’s, was originally a storage facility...
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V&A Food Market, Dock Rd, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa
Unlike the smaller venues which typically host markets once or twice a week, the V&A Market on the Wharf is open daily. If you are staying at accommodation in the V&A Waterfront or Greenpoint area, the is a great market to grab a drink and snacks...
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Fritz Sonnenberg Rd, Green Point, Cape Town, 8051, South Africa
On the second Sunday of every March, Capetonians (and visitors) of all ages and ability levels partake in the Cape Argus Pick 'n Pay Cycle Tour. The 109 kilometer route loops from the city center, down south to the Cape Peninsula, then traces the...
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127 Bree St, Cape Town, 8000, South Africa
Birds Boutique Cafe is a mildly quirky and unpretentious place to have a cappuccino. With their family-style seating around large wooden tables, you'll be tempted to strike up a conversation with a stranger next to you. Speaking of family, it's a...
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157 2nd Ave, Kenilworth, Cape Town, 7708, South Africa
Banana Jam Café is tucked away in the quiet village of Kenilworth, just steps from the neighborhood MetroRail train stop. This restaurant is one of the best destinations for happy hour in Cape Town's Southern Suburbs. They've also become a...
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Boyes Dr, Silver Mine (Nature Reserve), Cape Town, South Africa
While hiking in Cape Town, there are plenty of moments when you'll stop for a water break, wipe the sweat from your brow, and ignore those voices inside yourself saying you can't possibly take another uphill step. This moment is fleeting, however,...
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Chapmans Peak, Cape Town, 7979, South Africa
A nail-biting drive for those afraid of heights. Stunning vista views from this ledge-clinging road. Careful with those wide turns if you aren't used to driving on the "wrong" side of the road!
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273 Long St, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town, 8000, South Africa
Through an unmarked door and up a steep staircase above Royale Eatery you'll find the Waiting Room, a bar and lounge with retro style (but it's usually too dark inside to really notice it). The best part of the multi-level lounge is the rooftop...
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3 Argyle St, Camps Bay, Cape Town, 8005, South Africa
There is a high concentration of jaw-droppingly beautiful properties overlooking the Twelve Apostles mountain range and the Atlantic ocean. The POD boutique hotel is one of these special properties. A mere 10 minute drive from Cape Town's city...