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Another mountain pass, Route 62

Cape Route 62 - avoiding the Garden Route crowds

Destination: Cape Town

Setting off on a round trip from Cape Town to the Garden Route, we explored the heartland of South Africa along Cape Route 62, with its vast mountain ranges and pretty historic farming communities

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Beach near Cape Town

Cape Town: a natural beauty

Destination: Cape Town

Cape Town’s boast that it enjoys the most dramatic setting of any city in the world might just be true. This verdant oasis, sandwiched between mountains and sea, is, quite simply, stunning

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Table Mountain, Cape Town

A foodie guide to Cape Town

Destination: Cape Town

From Table Mountain to the Atlantic Ocean, Cape Town has a range of mouth-watering food that will keep you returning year after year

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Camps Bay beach, with The Bay Hotel in the background

Camps Bay: a relaxed way to see Cape Town

Destination: Camps Bay

If you like the idea of being able to access Cape Town’s sights, bars and restaurants, but don’t want to stay in a city, then Camps Bay, just 10 minutes from the centre, makes a relaxing alternative

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On top of Table Mountain

From Cape Town to Port Elizabeth for a special celebration

Destination: Cape Town

A self-drive holiday for my husband's 60th, took us from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth and combined adventure with luxury accommodation. The only problem...I needed a week longer everywhere we stayed!

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Eat like a local – Cape Town

Destination: Cape Town

Tired of tourist-trap eateries when travelling? 'Eat like a local' guides point you towards fab, friendly, foodie local hangouts. First up: Cape Town, gastronomic capital of South Africa…

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96 Winery Road

Cape Town and the World Cup = a match made in Heaven

Destination: Cape Town

Where African Jackass Penguins play among Southern Right Whales. Where the Atlantic meets the Indian Oceans. Where fine foods accompany fine wines. Where old meets new. Where else but Cape Town?

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Groot Constantia

South Africa - the green side of Cape Town

Destination: Cape Town

There's so much more to Cape Town than the city and the waterfront. Travel south around Table Mountain, where a green and pleasant land of nature reserves, forests and vineyards awaits you

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The view from our balcony at Island Vibe, Jeffreys Bay

Driving South Africa's Garden Route in three days

by Siobhan

Destination: Port Elizabeth

Don’t let the fact that you’re short on time put you off driving South Africa's Garden Route. Admire the views, enjoy fresh food and local wine, then sleep it all off in pretty hideaways

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Lion at Thanda Private Game Reserve

South African spa retreats

Destination: South Africa

South Africa has been in the spotlight recently for the 2010 World Cup - but it also deserves celebrating for its fantastic spa retreats. Here are my tried-and-tested personal top three

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