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Outdoor Activities

Shark Cage Diving and Viewing in Kleinbaai

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Outdoor Activities

Whale Watching from Gansbaai

Starting at$101

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Outdoor Activities

Half-Day White Shark Cage Diving from Gansbaai

Starting at$202

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Outdoor Activities

Boat Based Whale Watching from Hermanus

Starting at$78

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Tours, Sightseeing & Cruises

Full-Day Franschhoek Wine Tram Tour from Cape Town

Starting at$41

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Highlights & Hidden Gems With Locals: Best of Cape Town Private Tour

Starting at$51

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Daily Different small group WINE tour - from Stellenbosch

Starting at$77

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Tours, Sightseeing & Cruises

Marine Big 5 Safari: Self-Drive

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Adventure travel

The Garden Route: South Africa's ultimate road trip

6 min readPublished Dec 11, 2019

Learn to surf, leap into water-filled canyons, dive to shipwrecks or simply admire the view; driving South Africa’s Garden Route is full of rewards.

The ocean view form the village of Brenton near Knysna, South Africa © Chiara Salvadori / Getty
Travel writing

I toured Robben Island prison with Nelson Mandela’s former guard and close friend

9 min readPublished Nov 11, 2019

Christo Brand started as Nelson Mandela’s prison guard, but he went on to forge a bond of friendship with the icon.

Nelson Mandela revisits the cell at Robben Island prison in February 1994 where he was jailed for more than two decades.
Wildlife and nature

Cape Town: a wildlife lover’s playground

6 min readPublished Oct 14, 2019

Cape Town is one of the world’s most beautiful cities, but its wildlife is also enthralling. Here’s our guide to five exciting species and how to see them.

Boulder's Beach colony numbers 3000 and is the ideal place to see the African penguin © Andrea Willmore / Shutterstock
Food and drink

Mother City markets: where to shop 'til you drop in Cape Town

4 min readPublished Sep 19, 2019

Markets in Cape Town have a long history, and the scene continues to evolve. So to find your perfect treasure in a Mother City's markets, follow our guide.

Masks for sale at Greenmarket Square, Downtown Cape Town © Frank Slack / Getty Images
Food and drink

The best vegan restaurants in Cape Town

4 min readPublished Jun 13, 2019

There’s an old joke that in South Africa, chicken is classed as a vegetable. This is a country where the braai (barbeque) is a national symbol and meat…

A bowl heaped with strawberries, blueberries, vegan cream and a waffle; the bowl cupped by a pair of hands