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Oudtshoorn – the home of animal encounters or a ...

When the chance presented itself recently to head to Oudtshoorn I leapt at it. Not because I had any great desire to visit the town, but because it is used as a base for many wildlife encounters for visitors to South Africa. Oudtshoorn Located about five hours from Cape Town in the Klein Karoo, Oudtshoorn is surrounded by mountains, plains and scrubland. This has made it the ideal location for game reserves, ostrich farms and a range of wildlife ‘ranches’ ...
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Table Mountain National Park – a hiker’s dream location

Cape Town is best known, not for it’s skyline, but for it’s mountain line. The iconic row of Lion’s Head, Table Mountain and Devil’s Peak adorn almost all touristy knickknacks on offer, but are just a small glimpse at the mountainous spine of the Cape Peninsula. This series of impressive hills make up the Table Mountain National Park, a vast expanse of land running north-south from Signal Hill to Cape Point. The park also hosts an impressive collection of rare ...
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4 Eco-Retreats for your Valentine’s Day

So Valentine’s Day is almost upon us. This year, the romance is scheduled for a Tuesday – so why not make a long weekend out of the celebrations? And what is more romantic than an eco-retreat? Read on for four wonderful eco-friendly retreats sure to impress. Bonus eco-friendly gift guide waiting for you at the end of this post! West Coasters: Beyonderup Falls Adult Country Escape This place is heavenly. Separate cabins. Spa on the deck. Local wines and cheeses ...
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Festival Inspired Travel – in honour of Chinese New Year

Happy Chinese New Year! Tomorrow marks Chinese New Year and the start of the Year of the Rooster! With celebrations kicking off all around the world and the spotlight now on South East Asia what better time to take a look some of the regions greatest tourist destinations. Where is Chinese New Year celebrated? Although titled Chinese New Year, the celebrations spread, with the flow of Buddhism and other cultural and agricultural practices, throughout South East Asia. As a hugely ...