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Stories and Tips Western Cape

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The First Port of Call and a Journey from the Airport

Written by Global Villager on 27 Mar, 2005

For centuries, Table Bay was the first port of call for visitors arriving at the Cape from other parts of the world. Now, airline travel has moved the main point of entry to the airport on the Cape Flats about 25km (15 miles) away. Many…Read More

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Snoek Braai

Written by MiriamMannak on 26 Jan, 2006

When being in South Africa, try if you can join a genuine South African 'Braai'. A ...what? A Braai, the South African version of a BBQ. A South African braai is better than any form of cooking-meat-or-fish-on-a-fire-and-grid I experienced anywhere in the world. Braaiing in…Read More

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The Great Karoo

Written by MiriamMannak on 10 Nov, 2005

One of the most fascinating places I have been so far (close to Cape Town, that is) is the Great Karoo. The Great Karoo, an area of 400 000 square kilometers, is a semi dessert stretching from the Western Cape to the Northern Cape all…Read More

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