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A rough guide to Public Transport in Cape Town

One of Africa’s most revered tourist destinations for so many reasons, the mother city of Cape Town keeps people from all over the world coming back year in and year out.

Whether you want to take a trip up the majestic Table Mountain or visit the many world-class beaches or wine farms nearby there really is so much to do and explore you certainly won’t be strapped for choice. From boutique hotels and restaurants serving scrumptious dishes of every variety, it’s no wonder this city keeps getting awards. Here is rough guide to the transport systems available in the city, just to make your Cape Town experience that much more enjoyable.

A rough guide to Public Transport in Cape Town

5 memorable 4x4 routes to explore in South Africa

5 memorable 4x4 routes to explore in South Africa

A foodie road trip around the Western Cape

A foodie road trip around the Western Cape

Exploring the Cederberg: A hiker’s guide

The Cederberg area of the Western Cape is a visual treat for anyone looking to get away and forget about the woes of city life for a while. The isolation of the area makes it a great place to lose oneself and become immersed in nature.

The Cederberg area is a mecca for hiking and nature lovers. The region is only a two-hour drive from Cape Town, making it an accessible weekend getaway for any city slicker living in the mother city. Here are 10 reasons why hiking through the Cederberg Mountains is a great idea.

Exploring the Cederberg: A hiker’s guide

South African Events Guide

2016 is almost over and 2017 is emerging on the horizon. Wondering where to party or what to do in South Africa this December? We’ve picked the hottest New Year’s Eve parties and events around South Africa for you. Choose from rock concerts, river rafting, dance parties, orchestral evenings or a festival of lights to celebrate the end of another year and usher in a brand new one. However, Renting a Car in Cape Town that will accommodate your travel is a big bonus.

South African Events Guide

Five great family-friendly attractions in Cape Town

With the December school holidays around the corner, many parents are often left scratching their heads of how they can keep their little ones busy - while enjoying it themselves! If you’re looking for attractions that offers fun for the whole family, here are five great family-friendly attraction in Cape Town.

Five great family-friendly attractions in Cape Town

Great hiking trails near or in Cape Town

Cape Town with its towering Table Mountain really has a unique situation as nature and urbanity converge. This makes it great for anyone wanting to hike or trek but not venture too far from the city. This has made it a leading tourist destination for people wanting literally the best of both worlds, stay at boutique hotels, eat at world class restaurants and hike some of the most picturesque trekking trails in all of South Africa, this is the reality that is Cape Town.

Great hiking trails near or in Cape Town

Weekend breaks: Group getaways under R300pp to book in 2017

Thinking about planning a weekend road trip with your loved ones but don’t want to spend a fortune? Here are some great group getaways under R300 per person to book in 2017. However car hire Cape Town is optimal.

Weekend breaks: Group getaways under R300pp to book in 2017

Incredible time-lapse videos shows the Drakensberg’s rugged beauty

Incredible time-lapse videos shows the Drakensberg’s rugged beauty

Self-driving the Kruger National Park - 3 routes worth exploring

Self-driving the Kruger National Park - 3 routes worth exploring

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Teresa Huyzers
Teresa Huyzers Teresa loves to travel. Experiencing countless childhood road trips from the Southernmost tip of Africa to the lush tropics of Limpopo is where it all began. Even though a piece of her heart now lives in Florence, Italy, her love for Africa keeps her passion for travel and writing alive from her home in Cape Town, South Africa.

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EcoTraining
EcoTraining EcoTraining is a passionate environmentally-conscious company specialising in the training of nature-guides and those with a deep appreciation of the natural world. Courses are run in simple unfenced bush camps in the middle of great wilderness areas where participants get to truly experience what it is like to live in wild places.

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Muazzam Rahim
Muazzam Rahim As a hobby Muazzam runs his own website, dedicated to providing information on the Otter Trail in Tsitsikama. By day he's an accountant and MBA graduate, family man by night and a Kingsley Holgate wannabe every other time. He aspires to have a braai whilst exploring every place in South Africa; two things he loves dearly.

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Andre Cronje
Andre Cronje Andre is an eager traveller who enjoys writing reviews when he's not off enjoying African festivals or networking in the travel industry.

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Fiona Rossiter
Fiona Rossiter Fiona is a Capetonian blogger with a passion for all things beautiful and creative. Her inspirational lifestyle blog, Super Mom Blog, focuses on everything from fashion to motherhood. She has also started another project called “a beautiful life” in which she explores and shares her love of cooking and photography.

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Jacqueline Freer
Jacqueline Freer Jacqueline has a career background consisting of nightlife eventing and entertainment fused with hospitality then blending with branding and business and over the past few years focusing on digital media. Her personal passions include the arts, travel, food, film and photography. Please visit the Inrichmint Media Studio website.

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Ray Leathern
Ray Leathern SAGMJ’s Magazine Motoring Journalist of the year in 2011 and SAGMJ COTY Jury Member. Contributing to SACarFan.co.za, CARmagblog.co.za, AutoCirca.com and Fleet Magazine. Published in the Mail & Guardian, Independent Newspapers, TopCar, GQ, TNA. Lover of anything automotive, lover of the open road. You can follow him on twitter @Ray_AutoCirca

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Joe Lategan
Joe Lategan Joe Lategan worked in the International tourism industry for more than 20 Years. During this period Joe's work entailed travelling through Southern Africa on a weekly basis and as far as the USA and was never far from his cameras or fishing rods. Today Joe is undoubtedly one of Southern Africa’s top fine art and wildlife photographers and run photographic workshops and fine art photography safaris for small groups. For more visit www.JoeLategan.com

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Stan Rogers
Stan Rogers Stan Rogers is a recently retired Australian. He and his wife, Marianne decided that they want to explore Africa and in 2012 they will be driving from Cape Town to Cairo with their Land Rover Defender called “Tin Can” .

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Dorette Marais
Dorette Marais Dorette Marais has a degree in journalism and a postgraduate degree in media. As a child she lived in the Kruger National Park, ran away to Spain for a gap year and dabbled with the idea academics before she braved the world of online media. After a couple of years working for publications like Pasella, Nuus24 and Beeld she decided to leave everything behind to fulfil a lifelong dream of travelling Africa for an extended period of time. This journey will also be her honeymoon, a recipe for interesting stories and events.

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Corlia Goosen
Corlia Goosen Corlia Goosen is an avid traveller and foodie. She exchanged the media industry for the dynamic world of tourism. The marriage of the online world and her love for travel fits her like a glove and her diverse work environment ensures that she’s got a fresh outlook on things.

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Dalene Ingham-Brown
Dalene Ingham-Brown Passionate about travel, social media and making lists, Dalene is on a mission to nurture her love for camping in South Africa.

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Cheréne Pienaar
Cheréne Pienaar Born and bred in Bloemfontein, this Free state gal is an obsessive reader and hiker and loves discovering... all the time. As an e-marketing assistant and copywriter she believes social media is the future and plans to conquer Africa one word at a time.

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Michael Hammond
Michael Hammond Michael Hammond is a photo-journalist based in Cape Town, providing images to various news publications. He is a nature lover and also an avid hiker. He regularly hosts photographic workshops around the country and earned his B-Tech Degree at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology in 2008.

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George van der Westhuizen
George van der Westhuizen George is a South African that now lives in Tanzania. He is a professional hunter an also the owner of a fishing company (www.proselect.co.za) in the Selous Game Reseve. He loves travelling to African countries and has been to Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Namibia and Botswana a few times. He has also travelled to Mexico, Australia and Canada in the past.

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Anne du Plooy
Anne du Plooy Anne du Plooy is a retired teacher and markets a teaching programme that keeps her occupied as she visits schools and present workshops to teachers. This gives her the opportunity to travel quite a lot and loves doing! And enables her to see the beauty in the created world. She currently lives in WILDERNESS, GEORGE after having lived in a number of other places in South Africa.

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Andre Van Kets
Andre Van Kets (Featured on the right in this photo) Andre's passion for exploration is complimented by his interest in integrating useful technology into the journey. From road trips to smart phone apps Andre's desire to bring innovative technological solutions to the industry will keep readers on the cutting edge of travel.

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Steve Conradie
Steve Conradie Some say he is more at home in the bush than beneath a ceiling, an observation easily attributed to the sheer amount of 4WD and safari experience Steve has accrued. Well versed in 4x4 lore and African off road travel, Steve's knowledge, insight and camp fire tales are a colourful addition to the DSA blog.

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