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Garden Route

About halfway between Cape Town and Mossel Bay, Swellendam is a good stopping point. More than 250 years old, Swellendam is preserved in small-town charm with wide streets, neatly preserved Cape Dutch and Victorian buildings, and excellent places to enjoy some South African food.

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Rietvlei Nature Reserve

Rietvlei nature reserve is open to private vehicles and offers superb sightings of the wildlife of the South African highveld. There are birds hiding all over the area and an area set aside for picnics at Marais Dam upstream from Rietvlei Dam and there are day and overnight hiking trails as well as horse trails (all […]

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Swellendam

Duiwelsbos Waterfall is a 6.9 kilometre lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Swellendam NU, Western Cape, South Africa that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips.

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Somerset Gift Getaway farm

Situated just outside the historical town of Swellendam, this beautiful farm borders the foothills of the majestic Langeberg Mountain. The setting is idyllic, with stunning views, green pastures where cattle and horses graze, a spring-fed lake and the lovely Buffeljags River which runs the length of the farm.

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Umganu Lodge

Umganu Lodge is an idyllic retreat for those wanting to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life. This beautiful Lodge is open to the Kruger National Park and provides uninterrupted vistas of the magnificent Sabie River which is known for attracting an abundance of wildlife.

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Robben Island

During the apartheid years, Robben Island became internationally known for its institutional brutality. The duty of those who ran Robben Island and the Robben Island prison was to isolate opponents of apartheid and to crush their morale. Some freedom fighters spent more than a quarter of a century in prison on Robben Island for their […]

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Nelson Mandela Capture Site

Nelson Mandela is the late former president of South Africa. But, he earned his acclaim based more on his efforts to establish racial, social and political equality in a South Africa that had been ravaged by the harmful effects of the Apartheid regime. The Nelson Mandela Capture Site is a cultural and historical exhibition that is situated […]

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Knysna Heads

The Heads are a stunning sight to enjoy from a number of restaurants and provide the perfect backdrop for those indulging in water sports nearby. The East Head is the more accessible one, and visitors need only head to Leisure Isle and then follow the signposts to be part of the drama and scale of […]

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Pretoria

Known as the Jacaranda City for all the purple blossom-bedecked trees, which line its thoroughfares, Pretoria is a lovely, quiet city. It has a long, involved and fascinating history. Here you will find significant old buildings and fascinating museums.

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