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Not a single whale, but who cares

Bianca Coleman heads off along one of the most beautiful scenic drives in the Western Cape and ends up at a guesthouse in Pringle Bay.

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Where silence is deafening

Explore the Karoo on foot and slowly savour each new vista, writes Karen Watkins.

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Small hotel, but rooms are big

Staff at your beck and call, grand meals and extra-length king size bed impress at Constantia's Alphen Boutique Hotel.

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Up a creek in a canoe
October 7 2014 at 07:30

Karen Watkins says her prayers and canoes down the not-so-gentle Bot River.

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Rolling back the years on an icon
October 6 2014 at 08:04

The cableway has been taking people up Table Mountain for 85 years.

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Hermanus gets ready for whale of a time
October 3 2014 at 08:21

Thousands of visitors expected in coastal town for the 23rd annual Two Oceans Hermanus Whale Festival.

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In the lap of luxury
October 2 2014 at 14:00

Adrian Rorvik relives his own experience of luxury hotel, Taj Cape Town.

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Hidden horsey paradise
September 30 2014 at 13:57

While the Breede River valley in the Cape keeps a low profile, it has an old-world charm, writes Liz Clarke.

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Spirited away in the Cederberg
September 30 2014 at 08:07

Escape to this dramatic Western Cape mountain wilderness and find space for reflection and wonder, writes Brendan Seery.

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Gallery: Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve
September 30 2014 at 08:05

This is not a reserve in the traditional South African mould: if you're here for the Big Five, or even the drama of predators, then you better look elsewhere.

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De Hoop’s delights
September 26 2014 at 08:13

Kathy Malherbe gets to experience the magic of De Hoop Nature Reserve and views nature's marvels up close.

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Gallery: De Hoop’s delights
September 26 2014 at 08:03

De Hoop, with its 70km of pristine coastline, is a cocoon of genial co-habitation of various species.

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Luxury on another level
September 25 2014 at 12:05

Delaire Graff Estate outside Stellenbosch has a richly deserved reputation for the art of indulgence in the winelands, writes Georgina Crouth.

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