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September 13, 2019

THE TSITSIKAMMA REGION, EASTERN CAPE

The incredibly beautiful area of land that lies between the Tsitsikamma Mountains and the sea stretches west to the Bloukrans River and east to Eerste River, and is named after the San word that means “place of abundant water”.

Did you know?Once you’ve booked your hotel or Tsitsikamma accommodation, explore the town and destination pages below for info on attractions, activities and things to do when you explore this exquisite part of the South Africa coastline.

The Tsitsikamma region is like a treasure trove; a crypt overflowing with protected indigenous forest that bears ancient trees like yellowwood, hard pear, stinkwood, and ironwood; fynbos [...]

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August 30, 2019

A FRENCH AFFAIR 2019

A French Affair is an open-air event celebrating the end of winter with Live French music, Craft Gin & Rum, a Pop-up Art Exhibition, Food & books about France.

Live music from 18:00 – 21:00

R60 entrance | R30 for children

Children welcome!

 

* Organised by The Alliance Française of Potch & The NWU-PUK French subject group;

* Live French Music by Philomène &;

* The venue: The Lemon tree @ Engel & Volkers Potch;

* Craft Gin & Award-winning Rum by Incendo Distillery;

 

* French cultivar wines by Creation Wines

* Pop-Up Art Exhibition by Art Young;

* Books about [...]

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July 30, 2019

Robben Island Museum booking system hamstrings tour operators

Despite the Robben Island Museum’s work to improve its booking and refund systems, these still aren’t functioning optimally and are hamstringing tour operators.

“It’s just become more difficult to book tickets, and communication with the museum is non-existent,” says Hylton Ross Branch Manager, Jackie Mitchell.

Spokesperson for the museum, Morongoa Ramaboa, says the heritage site is engaging with its official ticket operator about how and if it’s possible to reduce the waiting period for refunds, given the concerns raised.

In May this year the Robben Island Museum announced a fee increase as well as a two-tier pricing structure for tickets for tours, which came [...]

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July 3, 2019

Swartberg Pass

A curvy road with hairpin bends and unique colorful cliffs

The Swartberg Pass is located on the R328 road in Swartberg mountain range, in the Little Karoo, Western Cape province of South Africa. With a maximum elevation of 1,583 m above sea level, the road climbs 1,000 meters in 12 km. The gravel road is one of the steepest in South Africa. However, it is open year round and doesn’t require a 4WD vehicle to drive through the pass. The road starts in Oudtshoorn in the south and goes to Prince Albert in the north.

The road over Swartberg pass was built in 1888 by Thomas Bain, son of Andrew Geddes Bain, a famous South African explorer, geologist, and road engineer. [...]

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