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Yearly Archives: 2014

Visiting Somerset West

Visiting Somerset West

Just about 50 kilometres from Cape Town and its world-famous attractions (including Table Mountain, the V & A Waterfront and Robben Island) is the ever-growing historical town of Somerset West. As an integral part of the Helderberg, Somerset West is, technically, part of the municipality of Cape Town, but has an entirely different vibe and atmosphere to the Mother City. Somerset West remains quiet and community-oriented; home to retirees, young families and regular holiday-makers. It exudes the air of being a vacation hotspot.

Surrounded by the magnificent Helderberg Mountain Range, Somerset West boasts breath-taking views of the some of the most beautiful part of the Western Cape. In the clear, warm air of the South African summers, these mountains and the extensive coastline of this part of the country really are nothing short of spectacular. Read More »

Exploring Nelspruit

Exploring Nelspruit

The Mpumalanga Province is home to scenic Nelspruit, which has been renamed Mbombela. The city may only have a total area of less than 73 square kilometres, but it is a popular holiday destination, particularly for its close proximity to the world-famous Kruger National Park. In fact, it has been dubbed the official gateway to this renowned reserve, which showcases an enormous array of some of Africa’s most intriguing fauna and flora.

Being situated in the north-east of South Africa, Nelspruit has a subtropical climate. This means that its rolling hills and endless landscapes are verdant and idyllic. The deep valleys are laden in dense vegetation that is home to many birds and other animals. Nelspruit truly is a naturally scenic gem, and the combination of an excellent tourism infrastructure, a wide range of accommodation in Nelspruit and plenty to see and do makes the city the ideal platform from which to explore the Mpumalanga province. Read More »