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One water bottle. That should be enough. Two liters sounds a little excessive. Instead of enjoying the formal dance I was attending, I was discussing/...

When I first heard that Jan Braai was going to do the Absa Cape Epic, I thought: "I hope he does well." Which in a rough Afrikaans translation is: "Hy...

I love to go on wine tours. This love/student-habit started while I studied at Stellenbosch and continued when I lived/worked in Paarl for 4 years aft...

Do you believe in faeries? Even if you don't, a visit to this special place in Swellendam will make you want to believe in them. When you arrive at th...

Sometimes I think that Swellendam has changed a lot over the last 8 years. But then I realize that a big part of this is because I look at things diff...

When the Marloth Mountain Challenge took place in September 2015, the organisers agreed that Swellendam is very unique in how close the hiking and mou...

One of the great things about Swellendam is that it is situated within 30-40minutes drive from at least 5 other great destinations/towns - all in diff...

Grootvadersbosch Nature Reserve was named after landowner Roelof Oelofse (1723), who was then known as the 'Groot Vader' (Great Father) of the region....

The name for Suurbraak was originally the San word ‘Xairu’ meaning beautiful or paradise.

The food and atmosphere are great and the term "organic" find...

Grootvadersbosch Conservancy has some of the best new mountain bike trails in the country. If you rate yourself as an average or above average rider,...

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