Could Beau Constantia be Santa’s Secret Hideaway?

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Whether or not Santa spends time here, there are hills to roll down.  What more could you ask for?

Have you ever wondered where Father Christmas goes to recuperate after his mammoth Christmas month?  It could be anywhere really, but I have a theory that it could just possibly be Beau Constantia Vineyard in South Africa.  Here’s why… Continue reading

5 Reasons to Visit Cape Town’s Castle of Good Hope

Castle of Good Hope Cape Town South Africa view over courtyard.

For a long time the Castle was the tallest structure in Cape Town – not any more!

The Castle of Good Hope is unlikely to be top of your list when visiting Cape Town.  After all, it has to compete with the mountain*, the infamous island*, the abundance of vineyards and craft breweries, beautiful nature and beaches and superb restaurants, copious shops, sunset cruises and the stunning new Museum of Contemporary African Art.  But if you have a spare half day, tucked away behind the unappealing stone walls is a fascinating attraction.

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36 Hours IN Cape Town

Visit Cape Town: We saw scary squirrels, survived a zombie apocalypse and experienced credit card fraud. Seriously though, there is so much to see and do in the Mother City, you’ll be spoilt for choice…

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Cape Town nestles at the foot of Table Mountain.

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48 Hours around Cape Town – Day 1

48 hours around Cape Town (and I say around, rather than in, because we barely visited Cape Town proper on this particular trip) is long enough to pack in an enormous amount of fun.

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View of Cape Town from Table Mountain.

We managed to keep the adults AND the children happy, which is no easy task.  Read on to find out how we filled the first day.

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