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Post Office Tree

At the Bartholomeu Dias Museum Complex in Mossel Bay, along the Garden Route of South Africa, the very first post office is celebrated. Visitors can now send their loved ones letters and postcards from the Old Post Office Tree, complete with a special frank, which commemorates this spot as the first post office in South Africa. […]

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Collector’s Treasury

Reading about distant lands or local landmarks can capture our imaginations and turn us into explorers as well as inspire future travel ideas. More than a whopping one million volumes are crammed into almost every corner of this eight-storey bookstore in Johannesburg’s CBD. It’s the largest shop selling rare and used books in Africa and […]

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Kaaimans River Bridge

The pass itself is incredibly beautiful. A wonderful place at which to stop, known as Dolphin Point, with views over the sea where the beaches seem to stretch for miles. Sighting dolphins is commonplace, and even whales during the winter months are not uncommon.

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Donkin Lighthouse

The paved walkways on The Donkin are flanked by palm trees, the ground is blanketed in contemporary mosaic art, there are sculptures (including an extensive one that honours the late Nelson Mandela), and a number of benches scattered around the lighthouse. The Donkin Lighthouse, pyramid and art pieces are all part of the much larger Donkin […]

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Wally’s Cave

That said, Wally’s Cave is not difficult to find, or there would not be as many pictures on Instagram. The jagged circular cave mouth is one of the most prolific photographs of Cape Town to make its way onto social media, so even if you think you don’t know it, you do (#wallyscave to see for yourself).

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Morningside

Virtually just down the road from Sandton City, the upmarket suburb of Morningside in Sandton manages to remain peaceful, quiet and relatively unruffled by the surge of Johannesburg’s nightmarish traffic. The Outspan Bird Sanctuary is based in the suburb on the banks of the Outspan Spruit. Home to a number of local species of birds, the […]

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Oystercatcher’s Paternoster

While in Paternoster be sure to experience local lobster favourites at Gaaitjie Restaurant, Voorstrandt, or The Square Spoon. Don’t forget to check out an art gallery, such as Stone Fish Studio and Gallery.

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Port Elizabeth

Port Elizabeth is known for its friendly people and beautiful beaches. Enjoy a long walk on the beach and enjoy some ice-cream with sunset on Shark Rock Pier.

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Boulders Beach

Boulder’s Beach, just outside Cape Town, is a sanctuary for African Penguins and is easily accessible to the public. Enjoy a swim with these beautiful creatures but be careful, they bite.

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