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November 1, 2019

ABOUT GORDONS BAY

GORDONS BAY, CAPE HELDERBERG

Gordon’s Bay offers beautiful accommodation near Cape Town, where the ocean and mountains of South Africa are showcased to perfection. Gordons Bay is all about its waterfront, where the bay lies against the sheer mountains of the Helderberg, providing shelter to a picturesque cove that offers a veritable feast of water-based activities and a promenade lined with fish shops, coffee bars and restaurants.

Gordons Bay bustles during peak season. Bikini Beach is popular with the younger crowd who come here to play beach volleyball, sunbathe and surf, whilst the main beach is more popular with families and the water is gentler. You don’t have to [...]

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September 13, 2019

Mount Sierra completes refurb

Mount Sierra, a First Group property at the foot of the Table Mountain, has completed an R11 million (US$748 000) refurbishment of its leisure and business all-inclusive accommodation.

The work forms part of First Group’s large-scale, four-year refurbishment programme of eight properties with a total investment of R179 million ($12m).

Refurbishments at Mount Sierra include a new heated swimming pool and a coffee shop adjacent to the pool area. In the guest accommodation, baths were replaced with walk-in showers in six of the units to encourage guests to save water during their stay.

European-compliant international plugs have been installed beside all the beds [...]

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September 11, 2019

Cape Epic 2020 route analysis

If you have entered the 2020 Cape Epic, there are now full details of the race route to start amplifying your training anxiety.

Organisers of the world’s most prestigious mountain bike race have revealed the 2020 Cape Epic route and although it has less climbing than 2019, the overall distance is longer.

The new route starts like many previous Cape Epic races, on the slopes of Table Mountain, with a prologue on the steep trails which crisscross the famous landscape’s lower face.

Experienced Cape Epic riders are aware that the prologue is always a false sense of security, with the true racing starting the Monday thereafter.

The 2020 route will take 1300 [...]

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September 9, 2019

Garden Route and Little Karoo

Sandwiched between vibrant Cape Town and the malaria-free Cape Game Reserves – are the idyllic Garden Route and Little (Klein) Karoo, together offering an unrivalled mix of experiences and adventures within a proverbial stone’s throw of each other.

The Garden Route offers a laid-back and intoxicating blend of beaches, lagoons, craggy mountains and ancient indigenous forests. Gorgeous historical coastal towns such as Knysna, Plettenberg Bay and Nature’s Valley offer a range of accommodations to suit every need, and the many smaller rural villages along the way each offer an authentic charm. While the spectacular landscape is enough to leave you awestruck, it’s worth exploring [...]

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