Tag: south africa

  • Boulders Beach, South Africa

    written by neja on 2012-06-04 #places
    Boulders Beach, South Africa

    Boulders Beach - the African penguins' paradise. Started in 1982 by Adam and Eve of the Penguins, it has grown to about 2200 in recent years. This is partly due to the reduction in commercial pelagic trawling in False Bay, which has increased the supply of pilchards and anchovy, that is so adored by the penguins. They like to eat squid as well. The African penguin is listed in the Red Data Book as an endangered specie.

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  • Cape Point: A Place of Great Hopes

    written by neja on 2012-09-03 #places
    Cape Point: A Place of Great Hopes

    A place which makes you dream. Cape Point is the meeting point between the Indian Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean. I have been there three times already and each time it's been completely different.

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  • Clifton Beach, Cape Town

    written by neja on 2012-06-01 #places
    Clifton Beach, Cape Town

    Clifton Beach, an urban paradise. Clifton Beach is made up of four coves and the beaches are called First, Second, Third, and Fourth. When the summer south-easter blows, the Clifton beaches are usually well sheltered from the wind but to be honest, it’s great to visit all year round.

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  • Avondale Vineyards, South Africa

    written by neja on 2012-07-16 #places
    Avondale Vineyards, South Africa

    Avondale, South Africa's only organic vineyard. "Terra Est Vita" is Avondale's slogan, which means "Soil is Life". As a big fan of organic and bio dynamic wines, I couldn't resist visiting South Africa's only organic wine producer.

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  • Haas Design Collective, Cape Town

    written by neja on 2012-06-20 #places
    Haas Design Collective, Cape Town

    Haas: coffee and art. When I lived in the colorful area of Bo-Kaap 7 years ago, I couldn't imagine finding SUCH a place there at all. But all these years later, things have changed for the good. Bo-Kaap is an area of Cape Town, South Africa formerly known as the Malay Quarter. It is quintessentially a Township, situated on the slopes of Signal Hill above the city centre and is a historical centre of Cape Malay culture in Cape Town.

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  • Robben Island

    written by wil6ka on 2010-06-21 #places
    Robben Island

    The end of apartheid is one of the most significant events in African history, at least in the past decade. And there is one site that symbolizes the return to freedom as no other: Robben Island.

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  • Capetown Stadium

    written by wil6ka on 2010-06-21 #places
    Capetown Stadium

    The worldcup of football just started and the worldwide craze will reach its pinnacle in the next days. The most exciting thing about the world's greatest sport-event beside the olympics is the hosting nation: South Africa. And as every tournament of such scale helps to build an lasting infrastructure it is the stadiums that are the first stars of the cup. One of the most impressive ones is the capetown stadium.

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  • Bo-Kaap, Cape Town

    written by neja on 2008-11-17 #places
    Bo-Kaap, Cape Town

    Bo-Kaap is the most colorful area of Cape Town. Immigrants from all around the Globe used to settle here since the 17th century.

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  • Wilderness, Knysna, South Africa

    written by neja on 2008-11-17 #places
    Wilderness, Knysna, South Africa

    Knysna and Wilderness are two spots in the huge stunning Lagoon area of South Africa. They are based on the Indian ocean, half way between Cape Town and Durban.

  • Dock House Hotel, Cape Town

    written by neja on 2012-08-01 #places
    Dock House Hotel, Cape Town

    Dock House, a luxurious boutique hotel with only 8 rooms. Originally built as the Harbour Master’s private residence in the 1800’s, this grand architectural gem has been transformed into one of Cape Town’s most exclusive and elegant boutique hotels. It is situated opposite the graceful Time Ball Tower and its sister property, the renowned Victoria & Alfred Hotel, in the Waterfront’s Portswood Precinct.

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  • Cape Town, City

    written by neja on 2008-11-24 #places
    Cape Town, City

    If you think that Cape town is all about Table Mountain and the oceans- it's not true. It has a CITY, too. The one which looks the same as the London one, or any other. With high building, big squares, but- almost empty.

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  • Wilderness and Knysna, South Africa

    written by neja on 2010-08-15 #places
    Wilderness and Knysna, South Africa

    Knysna and Wilderness are two spots in the huge stunning Lagoon area of beautiful South Africa. They are based on the Indian ocean, half way between Cape Town and Durban. Check out my stories after the jump!

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