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Looking back on the last year and ready for 2018

Looking back on the last year and ready for 2018

As 2018 kicks off to a busy start it’s interesting to reflect on the wonderful people who have crossed our paths over the last year. People from every continent. Well almost, if we count the Japanese team who were headed for Antarctica. Wine, women, men, sometimes...

Ship ahoy! Cape Town’s shipwrecks

Ship ahoy! Cape Town’s shipwrecks

Yesterday I was out with a Japanese group on a Peninsula Tour, and at the Cape of Good Hope was once again reminded why so many shipwrecks off our coastline. With some of the Japanese ladies being very petite I was concerned they’d get blown over. This is something I...

Cape Town Cycle Tour

Cape Town Cycle Tour

Ready Steady Pedal! Driving around the Cape Peninsula I notice more and more cyclists out and about getting in some good kilometres to build up for the Cape Town Cycle Tour. The date when all the cyclists line up to shout ‘hoopla’ as we start the epic 109km ride is...

An Arch for the Arch, South Africa’s beloved Desmond Tutu

An Arch for the Arch, South Africa’s beloved Desmond Tutu

A very special person We in South Africa affectionately call him the Arch, but his official title is Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu. He is also one of South Africa's Nobel peace prize winners. There was lots of activity in the Cape Town CBD last week, including the...

Cape Town Penguin Parade

Cape Town Penguin Parade

We love showing our visitors the penguins on the popular Cape Peninsula tour. For cuteness they rate pretty high, almost as much as the baby baboons we often see on the route. Cape Town has a penguin colony at Boulders Beach in Simonstown, and there is also one across...

West Coast treasures

West Coast treasures

Before man walked the earth.  On a recent day trip up the West Coast we made exciting finds with our guests. Firstly fossils, millions of years old. The remains of some weird and wacky creatures that lived in dinosaur days can be found in the West Coast Fossil Park....

Flowers in the springtime

Flowers in the springtime

Look at all these blossoms! Spring is the time for flowers and few places on earth provide more than the West Coast, right on Cape Town’s doorstep. Vehicles line up to see the flower carpet at Postberg Nature Reserve, some go further north to Namaqualand, but there is...

Wine and Wildlife: Cape farmers turn to biodiversity

Wine and Wildlife: Cape farmers turn to biodiversity

Biodiversity in the Cape Winelands We are blessed to live in the Cape Floral Kingdom, the smallest yet most diverse of the six floral kingdoms on earth. It is also the most threatened. The 'fynbos' (local name for the Cape Floral Kingdom) is situated on the tip of...

South Africa – slang for tourists

South Africa – slang for tourists

What did you say? We seem to have our foreign guests baffled! Yes we are speaking English, we’ve just added slang from South Africa to make it sound ‘lekker’ (very nice)! In Cape Town a lot of the slang has an Afrikaans twist. This reflects the local language derived...