Postberg Nature Reserve and Hiking Trail West Coast South Africa

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Just inland from the secluded harbour of Saldanha Bay one finds the blue waters of the Langebaan Lagoon, focal point of the West Coast National Park. Thousands of seabirds roost on sheltered islands, pristine golden beaches stretch endlessly into the early morning mist and brooding salt marshes are home to vast concentrations of migrant waders from the northern hemisphere.

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Shark Cage Diving Gansbaai Cape Town

Everyone wishes to have an encounter with sea creatures, be it whales, dolphins or sharks. But few actually take the first step. White Shark Projects, at Gansbaai, just past Hermanus is the place to go to experience this first hand.

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Darling Olives, Alexanderfontein Estate, Swartland

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Just outside of Darling on the Alexanderfontein Estate, is the home of Darling Olives. This is a whole new experience where the pairing of wine, olive oil, cheeses, and olives in a most interesting manner is done. Very professional and intimate and one comes away with a whole new knowledge and experience of this lovely event. An extremely wide range of produce, well presented and TASTY.

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Namakwaland Flower Tours, Western Cape, South Africa

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The annual flower season is upon us again and this year the signs are already there promising a maginificent display. We have had good rain and lovely warm days in- between, the perfect conditions for flowers to bloom and display their splendour.
There are various areas to go and the country towns take pride in their surrounding areas and put on all sorts of flower shows and talks to entertain and educate.

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Casa Labia Muizenberg Cape Town South Africa

The building of Casa Labia began in 1929 and was eventually completed in 1930. The house was intended to be not merely a family home for Count Natale Labia and his wife, but also the Italian Legation, the official residence of Italy’s diplomatic representative in South Africa.

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Bartholomeus Klip, Hermon, Riebeeck Kasteel, Cape Town, South Africa

The fact that it was a beautiful day in the whole of Cape Town yesterday, forced us out of winter mode and into explore mode. We decided to take a drive out to Bartholomeus Klip Farm. The farm is situated 84km outside of Cape Town , past Wellington and close to Hermon, a tiny settlement which was alive with people doing Sunday things.

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Plettenberg Bay, Garden Route, Western Cape

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Some little known facts about Plett. The small Cape Floral Kingdom between Cape Town and Grahamstown contains 8500 different flowering plants. This is more than is found in the entire Northern hemisphere. There are 27 common species of Ericasand a great many wild proteas.

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27 April Freedom Day

What a day it was! 27 April 1994...the first general election for all South Africans. The queues were MILES long and the 28th had to be declared a voting day too as there were just too many people!

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