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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24 Hours in Hermanus – You’ll Have a Whale of a Time

Baboon with sea and mountain backdrop near Hermanus, South Africa

There is a vast swathe of the jagged southern coastline of South Africa that is prime whale watching territory. The small coastal town of Hermanus has the advantage that it perches on low cliffs fringing deep Walker Bay, offering excellent land based whale watching. The town’s fortuitous position means it has been rated as one of the top 12 spots on the entire planet for spotting the gentle giants of the ocean.  If you go during whale season, you are virtually guaranteed to see whales (yes, that’s whales plural) without even having to set foot on a boat.

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The Escape Room Phenomenon hits South Africa

I’m always looking for new things to do and now I’ve found a great way to escape FROM Johannesburg IN Johannesburg.

Escape room johannesburg, keys, codes and mysteries.

Escape rooms (also known as puzzle rooms) are already massively popular in many big cities around the world.  Johannesburg, South Africa is no exception.  Here’s our list of Johannesburg’s Escape Rooms.  Which one will you pick?

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colourful houses in bo kaap cape town

How to Spend 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 spoiled for choice… Here’s how we spent 36 hours in Cape Town.

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Cape Town nestles at the foot of Table Mountain.

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Living in Johannesburg: It would be a Crime NOT to Tell You

Johannesburg: The Bad Apple

Are you thinking of moving to or visiting Johannesburg?  A lot of people have plenty of concerns about doing so, after all, it has a pretty rotten reputation. If New York is the Big Apple, Johannesburg is perhaps perceived more as the Bad Apple.

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