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The Western Cape Travel Guide

The Western Cape Top Experiences

Want to learn more about The Western Cape? Read our in-depth articles on a variety of topics.

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Paarl Wine Route

Wineries here are spread far apart, so you might want to select only a couple or take a whole day to taste at leisure. Start in Paarl, home...

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Along R310

The drive out of Stellenbosch up the Helshoogte Pass is spectacular. In winter you'll more than likely find snow on the mountain peaks; in summer...

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Pieter-Dirk Uys: Everyone's Darling

It's fitting that Pieter-Dirk Uys ( www.pdu.co.za ) and his alter ego, Evita Bezuidenhout, live in a village called Darling. He's the darling...

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San Rock Art

The Cederberg has astonishing examples of San rock art and there is a concerted effort to find ways of managing these sites. On your explorations...

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Rooibos Tea

Chances are you will either love or hate rooibos (red bush) tea, which South Africans drink in vast quantities. It has an unusual, earthy...

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Wine Goes Green

As romantic as vineyards seem, wine farming is a monoculture and generally not that eco-friendly. The Biodiversity & Wine Initiative (BWI...

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Along R310

West of Stellenbosch, the R310 (also known locally as Baden Powell Drive) forks to the left, but go straight on the M12 (also known as Polkadraai...

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A Note on the Term "Coloured"

South Africa has come a long way since the first democratic elections in 1994. Parts of the country are, in fact, just about unrecognizable...

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South African Wine

The South African wine industry is booming. Buried by sanctions during apartheid, South African wines were largely unknown internationally....

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Cape Dutch Architecture

As you travel around the region, the most visible emblems of settler culture you'll encounter are the Cape Dutch–style houses. Here 18th- and...

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Sip and Spoeg Like an Expert

South Africa currently has more growing areas than ever that yield a huge selection of very different wines. One of the best ways to find your...

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Top Reasons to Go to The Western Cape

Land of Divine Wine: Few places in the world can match the drama of the Winelands, where mountains rise above vine-covered valleys and 300...

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