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Best B&B’s in Hermanus

Planning a Hermanus road trip? We’ve handpicked five of the best bed and breakfast accommodation options to choose from, giving you the perfect base to explore this famous coastal town.

Best B&B’s in Hermanus

10 restaurant to visit during your next Garden Route road trip

Stretching for approximately 300 kilometres, the Garden Route lies between Cape Town to Port Elizabeth, boasting an abundance of flora, indigenous forests, secluded lagoons and sun-kissed beaches.

If you're venturing down the Garden Route in the near future, we've gathered 10 restaurants to visit during your next Garden Route road trip, using the help of TripAdvisor.

10 restaurant to visit during your next Garden Route road trip

Six pit-stops to make during your next Garden Route road trip

Between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth lies the Garden Route, a 300-kilometre stretch which passes through indigenous forests, lakes, lagoons and white-sand beaches.

If you’re planning a self-drive holiday down the Garden Route, here are six pit-stops to make during your trip.

Six pit-stops to make during your next Garden Route road trip

The top seven things to do in Durban

In 2014, CNN rated Durban as “The coolest city in South Africa you’ve never seen”. If you want to find out why it received this acclaim, here are the top seven things to do in Durban.

Travelling through the city is easy and there are a number of public transport options available. If you’d like to get around the city quicker, car hire in Durban is fairly inexpensive.

The top seven things to do in Durban

Top five self-drive routes in South Africa

Every year, thousands of tourists flock to South Africa to view the abundance of flora and fauna on offer.

If you’re looking for a relaxed travel experience, one of the best ways to explore South Africa is via a self-drive journey along one of its picturesque routes, which you can do at your own pace.

With the help of Mountain Passes South Africa, we’ve made a list of the top five self-drive routes in South Africa.

Top five self-drive routes in South Africa

Three Days Nature’s Valley Road Trip

Nature’s Valley is arguably the most beautiful part of the Garden Route in South Africa. Nature’s Valley is unique that it is nestled in the Tsitsikamma National Park coastal forest - the only residential area with a South African National Park. Southern Cape Bushbuck, Bushpigs and wild birds can frequently be seen in the garden of Nature’s Valley village.

If you’re looking to surf, sunbathe, swim, paddle or even stargaze - Nature’s Valley beach is for you. Explore Tsitsikamma Hiking Trail and Nature Valley Mountain Biking Trails to see some of the best views ever on your mountain bike. There are hills, single track, jeep track, rocks, sand and forest - whatever you wish for, Nature’s Valley got it. Car hire Cape Town is your best bet if you wanna explore this beautiful destination.

Three Days Nature’s Valley Road Trip

The best from #TrekSouthAfrica in February

The best from #TrekSouthAfrica in February

The best treehouse stays in South Africa

Do you still have the childhood dream of staying in a treehouse, with the birds chirping above you and leaving the noise below you? The good news is that you can still fulfill it.

All you need is good company, a reliable car (if you don’t - car rental South Africa is cheap and easy) and you’re on your way. Here’s a selection of the best treehouse stays in South Africa.

The best treehouse stays in South Africa

The best snorkeling spots in South Africa

With South Africa’s vast expansive coastline there really is a lot to explore from the warm waters of KwaZulu-Natal to the icy chill of the Western Cape. South Africa has wonderful marine life and with this comes great places in which to snorkel. There really is so much out there that any marine life lover can spend days upon days exploring hence affording themselves the opportunity to go on a snorkeling holiday. Here are five top snorkeling destinations in South Africa.

The best snorkeling spots in South Africa

A bush ‘braai’ in the Mokala National Park

A bush ‘braai’ in the Mokala National Park

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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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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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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
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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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