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Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, Cape Town

On the comparatively¬† verdant, eastern facing slopes of Table Mountain lies one of South Africa’s most under rated, but nonetheless superb attractions. Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden is a world renowned destination, covering five of South Africa’s six biomes, and underwritten by a commitment to the preservation of the natural plant heritage of South Africa, but […]

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Cultural Sites and Museums in Cape Town

City Bowl This is the name of the heart of Cape Town, the old town, and the Central Business District. It is pressed between Table Mountain, Signal Hill and the north facing Atlantic seaboard, and the commercial port and Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. Facing Table Bay and the V&A is the upmarket suburb of Waterkant, […]

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Cape Town Hiking and Walking Trails

Table Mountain National Park Covering an area of 221 km¬≤, or some three quarters of the peninsular in four broadly separate zones, the park was established in May 1998 in order to protect the unique landscapes and ecology of the Table Mountain chain (Hoerikwaggo in the Koisan). Cape Town Trail Map The Table Mountain Section […]

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A Brief History of Cape Town

The Bantu and the Dutch To understand Cape Town, and in fact to understand South Africa as a whole, factors of history, race and politics are inescapable. This, of course, is true for most places, but some more than others, and South Africa more than most. Perhaps the most interesting and little known fact is […]

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