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Are Hostels Better Than Airbnb for Holiday Accommodation in Cape Town

When visiting Cape Town, is it better to book an Airbnb or backpackers hostel? When making the decision there are the normal influencing factors like: Are you traveling with family, parents, or friends and do you want to meet new people? Perhaps you here in the mother city…. to party? Cape Town in South Africa is very much like any other world-class city and hence, the same factors that influence your decisions in other cosmopolitan hubs are likely to play a role in your choices in the here. 1. An Abundance and Diversity of People [...]

The Ultimate Guide to Hiking Table Mountain for Beginners

The city of Cape Town on the southwestern coast of South Africa is backed by Table Mountain. This flat-topped mountain offers its own weather patterns, including a cloud cover known as the Tablecloth. Thanks to this ready access to moisture, the region is lush and green. There are multiple water reservoirs to catch run-off and each season offers a wide climate variety.   At its highest point, Table Mountain is 3,558 feet above sea level. The Table Mountain Range also includes Lion's Head and Devil's Peak. This long collection of low mountains means that Table Mountain and the [...]

Climbing Mountains for Charity – Table Mountain, Cape Town – 365 UbuntuClimbs

Andrew Patterson is a man on a mission. His plan? To climb Table Mountain every day in 2018! That’s climbing 1085 meters every day for 365 days in a row. Some might ask if Andrew is a super fitness enthusiast or maybe a little bit crazy? Not at all. His mission has a purpose. A very noble and charitable purpose. His aim is to empower 1 million South Africans who are not in the means of empowering themselves. His main goal is to help one family, one child, one life by means of donations towards [...]

Top 5 Ways To Experience The Winelands Around Cape Town

So just how popular is wine? Well, in 2016 wine lovers of the world drank 242 million hectolitres of wine. To those not in the wine or beer industry, that is the equivalent of twenty-four billion, two hundred million litres of wine. This means that wine lovers drink over 66 million litres of wine a day! Who can blame them? At the end of the day, everybody loves a good glass of wine. The Western Cape is home to Route 62, the longest wine route in the world. Starting in Cape Town and traveling up the east coast to [...]

Whale season has started!

Winter in South Africa means something very exciting...whale season has arrived. This article gives you the ins and outs of this wonderful season which runs from July till November. One of the most popular whale watch destinations of South Africa is Hermanus, a small coastal village just 120 kilometres from Cape Town. The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has recognized Hermanus as one of the 12 best whale watching destinations in the world. You can spot the whales by boat or if you are a bit more adventurous jump in a kayak for a really unique opportunity to watch the [...]

Top Winter Destinations in South Africa

From the month of May till the September it is winter in South Africa. But don’t think that the winter isn’t a good time to visit the most beautiful country on the planet. Visiting South Africa in the winter is amazing and some things are even better in the winter! Think about safaris. In the North the winter is dry and by far the best time to spot wildlife as there is limited water supply. So the animals have to go to water holes to drink, if you are lucky you can spot lots of animals [...]