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Trip to Robben Island

Robben Island lies a short ferry ride outside of Cape Town. Its position is close to the mainland, but because of the deep waters between the two, it led to it being used as a prison for many years.

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Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden

Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden is one of the most magnificent gardens in the world. It is a must-visit. The gardens are set into the eastern slopes of Table Mountain.

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The V&A Waterfront

The V&A Waterfront is the heart and soul of the tourist district in Cape Town. There is plenty to do all while taking in the views of Table Mountain and the Atlantic.

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The District Six Museum

Diving into the history of South Africa means facing the reality of the Apartheid. A visit to the District Six Museum is a fascinating way to learn about the history of the country.

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Day Trip To Hout Bay

Hout Bay is a fabulous seaside locale in Cape Town. There is something for everyone here. No matter when you visit, you will find a great selection of places to eat and drink.

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Whale Watching At Hermanus

One of the best places in the world for whale watching is Hermanus. Hermanus has a stretch of coastline that is part of a marine reserve.

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A day out in Stellenbosch

Stellenbosch is the second oldest town in South Africa. As such, it is steeped in history, culture and wine. It is also nestled into the beauty of nature.

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A day out in Franschhoek

Franschhoek, which is known as the French corner, is a small but fascinating place. It is considered a must-see gastronomic spot.

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A trip up Table Mountain

You can’t travel to the cape and not visit Table Mountain. It dominates the skyline and the view from the top is as iconic as the mountain itself.

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Visit the penguins at Boulders Beach

What’s better than a trip to the beach? It has to be a trip where you can enjoy a swim in the warm(ish) water, and you get to see penguins!

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Cape Point Nature Reserve

For any nature lover, Cape Point Nature Reserve is a paradise. There is an astounding variety of animal life that makes the area home.

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Sip & Savour SA’s best Gins

As some of you may know, we like to set trends here at Asara Wine Estate & Hotel. We have a rare combination of incredibly high standards...

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Q&A with Christiaan Nigrini

Assistant winemaker at Asara Estate, Christiaan, finished his studies at Elsenburg in 2016, and thereafter started working on the farm.