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Beach Walk

Sopiesklip Beach Walk The beach walk to Sopiesklip is what most people imagine walking on the beach is all about. The beach walk starts at Grotto Beach, Hermanus’ Blue Flag Beach, the distance from Grotto Beach to Sopiesklip is 6 kilometers, along white, pristine...

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Oudebosch Leopards Gorge Hike

The Oudebosch Leopards Gorge hike is a day hike in the Kogelberg Nature reserve. Departure is from the conservation office close to the Oudebosch cabins, where one picks up a  permit at R40 per person. The Oudebosch Leopards Gorge  hike...

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Palmiet River Walk

The Palmiet River Walk The Palmiet River is a typical Western Cape river in that it is supplied by winter rainfall.  The name is taken from the endemic, robust, semi-aquatic plant that flourishes along the river banks and marshy areas. The name derivation Prionium...

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Beach Walk

Beach Walk Beach walk - We planned the long beach walk from Grotto beach on the east of Hermanus at the point where the Klein Rivier flows into the sea, to Klipgat Cave at De Kelders. The planning of the beach walk is important because if the mouth of the Klein Rivier...

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Three Sisters Trail

Kogelberg-Three sisters trail Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve The Kogelberg-Three sisters trail starts on the north western side of the car park at the Kleinmond Golf Course. Kogelberg-Three sisters trail hike is an 8 km circular route, and one has the choice of going...

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Three Sisters Trail

Kogelberg-Three sisters trail Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve The Kogelberg-Three sisters trail starts on the north western side of the car park at the Kleinmond Golf Course. Kogelberg-Three sisters trail hike is an 8 km circular route, and one has the choice of going...

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Nossob 4×4 Eco-trail – Botswana.

Botswana Mabuasehube - Nossob 4x4 Eco-trail Botswana - Mabuasehube Game Reserve. Our Botswana trip started on the 15th Dec 2011, we arrived at Mabua gate at 15hoo. The vehicle was stocked with 140 liters of water and 9 bags of firewood, in addition to our food, RRT...

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The Whale Trek/Hike-in winter

Whale Trail hike in winter The Whale Trek or Hike in the De Hoop Nature Reserve 5 night slack-packing trail.We recently returned from hiking the Whale Trek or Trail  on the Cape coast of South Africa in the De Hoop Nature reserve.. I now feel “qualified” to write this...

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Nossob 4×4 Ecotrail

Nossob 4x4  eco-trail The Nossob 4X4 Eco-trail from Mabuasehube  to Nossob is a two day trail that has a designated overnight camping spot located at Mossomane campsite overlooking the Mossomane Pan. Two vehicles are required to do the Nossob 4X4 Eco-trail together...

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San Sebastian Experience

San Sebastian Gourmet Tours San Sebastian Gourmet Tours is an example of gastro tourism in a city where such a concept makes greatest sense. What most sign-ups have in common is an interest in the culinary life of a city where food and drink, rather than museums and...

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Whale Trail Adventure

From the dark lands of The Whale Trail Adventure to... This Whale Trail Adventure was my 5th whale trail and its beauty still takes my breath away! Whale Trail Adventure     Whale Trail Adventure - there had been an extensive burn in the De...

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Echaurren in Rioja

Echaurren in Rioja Echaurren's head chef Francis Paniego is famous for his revolutionary & experimental take on local traditional cuisine.Portal del Echaurren restaurant  boasts  the first Michelin star of the Rioja region. Highlight of the spectacular meal was...

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Martin Berasategui in San Sebastien

Martin Berasategui The best of Martin Berasategui - Cuisine. Certainly a highlight of my Spanish Foodie expedition was a visit to Martins restaurant just outside of San Sebastian. He is a Basque chef and the holder of 8 Michelin stars in total which is more than any...

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Etxanobe in Bilbao

Etxanobe Etxanobe is a 2 Michelin star restaurant, situated on the top floor of Palacio Euskalduna in  Bilbao. Etxanobe Bilbao is rated by many to be one of the absolute best in Spain.In  September I  was blessed with a unique opportunity to work  as a chef in...

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Annie B’s kitchen in Vejer

Annie B’s Kitchen It is written that ” the best way to appreciate the culture of any area is through its food and its wine”I had come Vejer and to Annie B's kitchen to experience the Arab influence on the cuisine of Southern Spain. Vejer de la Frontera and Annie B's...

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