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Emma's Top Five Spots in Kirstenbosch

Cape Town’s Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden is certainly no secret. Widely acclaimed as one of the greatest botanical gardens in the world, it’s high on the “hit list” of most tourists visiting South Africa. The grandeur of its…
Heritage Square - Top 10 Cape Town Courtyard Cafes
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Ten Top Cape Town Courtyard Cafés

In the thick of summer, when Cape Town is heaving with visitors and locals let loose from their work cages, you might feel the urge to find somewhere quiet to hide. Here are a few wonderful Cape Town courtyards to try when you need to step out…
Sunset Sea point Swimming Pool Cape Town Emma Van Der Vliet
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Lucky Dips: Special Swims in Cape Town's Pools

  I love swimming – I always have. When I was a child, we used to take the train from Grahamstown in the Eastern Cape all the way to Joburg to visit my grandmother. There I would run the gauntlet into her garden past the homicidal…