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Gin tasting at Pienaar and Son

8 Awesome Gin Tasting Experiences in Cape Town

Cape Town may be famous for its fabulous wine, but the Mother City is also home to some excellent gin.  The Cape Floral Kingdom is home to lots of interesting botanicals that make their way into much of Cape Town’s best gin, including fynbos and rooibos (which is pronounced roy-boss, just FYI).  There are some …

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13 Best Day Trips from Cape Town, South Africa

Sure, there’s a ton to do IN Cape Town, but there are also some amazing day trips on offer. From penguins to wine farms and world-famous scenic drives, Cape Town has a ton to offer visitors beyond its beautiful beaches and bustling centre. Okay, so technically a few of these day trips I’ve listed are …

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Lion's head car park view

19 Useful Things to Know Before Visiting Cape Town

As cities go, I’d say Cape Town is a fairly easy place to explore. Although South Africa is a developing country, Cape Town feels very modern, pretty much everyone speaks English, and navigating daily life here is mostly straightforward. With that being said, I’m well aware that Cape Town has a reputation as a dangerous …

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Extending Your South African Tourist Visa: EVERYTHING You Need to Know

IMPORTANT: the South African Department of Home Affairs recently announced that, due to overwhelm, they cannot process visa extensions. You can technically still apply, but they are unable to complete requests in time and recently asked tourists awaiting an outcome to leave. See this news article for more. I will keep you updated as the …

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Battery Park canal

How to Get from Cape Town Airport to the City 

Wherever you travel, it’s always worth knowing how you’re going to get from the airport to your accommodation, and Cape Town is no different.  In Cape Town, there are relatively few ways to get from the airport to the city – and even fewer that you should actually consider.  Fortunately, getting from the airport to …

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