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Serenity in divine style

On the slopes of Signal Hill nestles a suburban hideaway, writes Adrian Rorvik.

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Robben Island in your home

Always wanted to visit Robben Island, especially Nelson Mandela’s cell, but unable to find the time or money?

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Chance to see Cape sights on the card

While many of Cape Town's attractions are out of locals' reach, a "tourism activist" believes he may have the answer.

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Explore your city with VoiceMap
April 15 2015 at 11:37

A locally designed app will help you tread off the beaten path and discover Cape Town’s hidden gems.

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Cape Town food '3rd best in world'
April 14 2015 at 09:30

Readers of an international travel magazine reckon Cape Town food is bested only by Paris and San Sebastian.

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Even ol’ blue eyes would croon
April 10 2015 at 12:45

Drink in the most beautiful views of Cape Town in five-star luxury. Adrian Rorvik did...

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Simon’s Town lives honoured [Gallery]
April 10 2015 at 13:00

A journey of self-discovery has transformed former secretary and sometime antiques trader Joline Young into a historian of forgotten Cape people, writes Michael Morris

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Stoney Point now boasts Eco Centre
April 10 2015 at 11:24

A new visitor information centre, tearoom and whaling heritage site is aimed at attracting even more visitors to Overberg’s popular penguin colony.

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Drop in for a pairing experience
April 9 2015 at 10:30

Cheese and wine is a combination that will never go away. How about wine and salt, though?

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Two new ferries for Robben Island
April 9 2015 at 10:10

New ferries and a cellphone app are on the list of improvements to the Robben Island experience.

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Old-school comfort at the Lanzerac
April 8 2015 at 11:03

The Lanzerac Hotel boasts all the modcons yet still exudes the elegance and grace of bygone days.

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Fine wine and great walks
April 8 2015 at 14:15

Bianca Coleman akes the best time out ever at Bouchard Finlayson in the Hemel and Aarde Valley.

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Discovering Wellington’s wine secrets
April 7 2015 at 10:38

Adrian Rorvik spends a couple of days exploring the delights of estates in the Western Cape.

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