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September 13, 2019

Mount Sierra completes refurb

Mount Sierra, a First Group property at the foot of the Table Mountain, has completed an R11 million (US$748 000) refurbishment of its leisure and business all-inclusive accommodation.

The work forms part of First Group’s large-scale, four-year refurbishment programme of eight properties with a total investment of R179 million ($12m).

Refurbishments at Mount Sierra include a new heated swimming pool and a coffee shop adjacent to the pool area. In the guest accommodation, baths were replaced with walk-in showers in six of the units to encourage guests to save water during their stay.

European-compliant international plugs have been installed beside all the beds [...]

 
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September 11, 2019

Cape Epic 2020 route analysis

If you have entered the 2020 Cape Epic, there are now full details of the race route to start amplifying your training anxiety.

Organisers of the world’s most prestigious mountain bike race have revealed the 2020 Cape Epic route and although it has less climbing than 2019, the overall distance is longer.

The new route starts like many previous Cape Epic races, on the slopes of Table Mountain, with a prologue on the steep trails which crisscross the famous landscape’s lower face.

Experienced Cape Epic riders are aware that the prologue is always a false sense of security, with the true racing starting the Monday thereafter.

The 2020 route will take 1300 [...]

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September 9, 2019

Garden Route and Little Karoo

Sandwiched between vibrant Cape Town and the malaria-free Cape Game Reserves – are the idyllic Garden Route and Little (Klein) Karoo, together offering an unrivalled mix of experiences and adventures within a proverbial stone’s throw of each other.

The Garden Route offers a laid-back and intoxicating blend of beaches, lagoons, craggy mountains and ancient indigenous forests. Gorgeous historical coastal towns such as Knysna, Plettenberg Bay and Nature’s Valley offer a range of accommodations to suit every need, and the many smaller rural villages along the way each offer an authentic charm. While the spectacular landscape is enough to leave you awestruck, it’s worth exploring [...]

 
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September 4, 2019

Cape Town and the Cape Winelands

Nestled between a rugged mountain range and the Atlantic Ocean, Cape Town is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. It’s also one of the most popular tourist destinations in all of Africa. This multicultural city enjoys a superb natural setting, pristine beaches, sophisticated infrastructure and a mild, Mediterranean climate.

A few city and peninsula headline acts include Table Mountain and Lion’s Head (the most iconic landmark in South Africa), the magnificent Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, Boulders Beach for penguins that waddle along golden beaches in and amongst holidaymakers, the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, the famous Robben Island (where Nelson Mandela and [...]

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