Things to do in Cape Town, the Helderberg, and the Cape Winelands

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Seaforth, Boulders and Penguins in Simon’s Town (2020-07-04)

Moving about during the various Covid-19 lockdowns of last year wasn’t something done very much (compounded further by the fact that Chantelle and I naturally work from home anyway). However, in a bid to escape the four walls of our… Continue Reading →

Wild Flower Watching in the West Coast National Park near Langebaan (2019-09-01)

With the start of each Spring, the months of August and September see our West Coast region bursting with colorful carpets of wild flowers, instantly transforming this laid back and generally quiet part of South Africa into a total tourist… Continue Reading →

Cape Agulhas Lighthouse and the Southernmost Tip of Africa (2019-03-23)

In March of last year I decided to drag the family out on a spur of the moment day trip to the see the Cape Agulhas Lighthouse and visit the southernmost tip of Africa marker in the Agulhas National Park…. Continue Reading →

Antelope Spotting at Bontebok National Park in Swellendam (2019-09-27)

Bontebok National Park is an unusual SANParks site in that it is a species-specific national park, originally established in 1931 to try and ensure the survival of the relatively rare Bontebok antelope. In this they succeeded and today the park… Continue Reading →

Ferns and Forest in the Garden of Eden, Knysna (2019-01-05)

Halfway between Knysna and Plettenberg Bay sits an ideal spot to introduce your kids to the gorgeous forests of the Garden Route National Park, a literal stop and stretch your legs point right along the N2 itself. Part of the… Continue Reading →

Tracking Zebras and Warthogs in Addo Elephant Park (2017-07-06)

The Addo Elephant National Park is somewhat a story of people coming to their senses in the absolute nick of time. In the early centuries, great herds of wild animals roamed the Addo region, living alongside a handful of native… Continue Reading →

Drive up Signal Hill, Cape Town (2018-11-17)

While the Noon Gun still merrily continues its daily midday pigeon onslaught from the slopes of Signal Hill, the signal flags from which this Cape Town landmark derives its name have long since left, leaving behind the perfect viewpoint for… Continue Reading →

Spring Flower Season in the West Coast National Park (2016-09-04)

The West Coast National Park is not the best SANParks national park to recommend visiting if you are looking for some big game to spot. However, with the idyllic Langebaan lagoon as its focal point, the 27,500 hectare large West Coast National Park… Continue Reading →

The Boardwalk of the Pied Kingfisher Trail in Wilderness (2016-06-26)

The Pied Kingfisher Trail is situated in Wilderness in the Western Cape, South Africa. The 11 km long trail is popular with birdwatchers and makes for an ideal morning hike that should take about 3-4 hours to complete. It is… Continue Reading →

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