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We went to Butterfly World!

We went to Butterfly World!
Butterfly World is an animal, bird and reptile sanctuary, boasting tropical gardens & exotic animals in Cape Town. Great for a day's trip or school outing!

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Are You Ready For The 2018 Cape Town Cycle Tour?

Are You Ready For The 2018 Cape Town Cycle Tour?
If you are wanting to participate in 2018's Cape Town Cycle Tour and have not yet started planning, we strongly suggest you begin soon to avoid any sort of disappointment! Here's how...

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Shark Cage Dive Competition: Winner Announced Soon!

Shark Cage Dive Competition: Winner Announced Soon!

As many of you may know, we held a competition for our valued followers to stand a chance of winning 2 free nights at Riverlodge Backpackers PLUS a free shark cage dive in Gansbaai, which is located just outside of Cape Town.

The competition ended on the 30th August and we are now in the process of choosing a winner, who will be announced this week. We are just as excited as all of our entrants to announce who that one lucky person is!

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Cape Town Boasts The World's Strongest Roast - BLACK INSOMNIA

Cape Town Boasts The World's Strongest Roast - BLACK INSOMNIA
Proven by independent lab results and confirmed by the Caffeine Informer, Black Insomnia Coffee is the world's strongest coffee with a minimum of 702 mg of Caffeine per 354 mL cup. Where can you find this heaven-sent caffeine fix? In Cape Town, of course! 

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Our Prices Are Crazy Low Until End Of July!

Our Prices Are Crazy Low Until End Of July!
There's nothing more we love than happy travelers. We love it when our guests are satisfied with our facilities and experience in Cape Town. For this reason, we're lowering our prices until 31 July 2017- so that we can put a smile on your face.

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Roni Is Hooked On Traveling

Roni Is Hooked On Traveling
Travelling really teaches you a lot, if you’re willing to absorb it. Many things that have helped in getting a job etc., I’ve learned from travelling, not from school. Also, I know it’s a cliché but it will teach you a lot about yourself...

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Why Cape Town Is A Photographer's Paradise

Why Cape Town Is A Photographer's Paradise

If you're familiar with Cape Town, you'll know all about the rolling mountains, the stunning oceans and the vast winelands. It's no secret that Cape Town is breath-taking. Combining Cape Town's eclectic scenery and divine hues, you have a photographer's paradise.

Read more to see why Cape Town is the best spot for photographers, with photographs to prove it.

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Yup, Sometimes Backpacking Sucks!

Yup, Sometimes Backpacking Sucks!

While many will agree that backpacking is awesome, let's be honest for a second and admit that there are certain times during your trip where you wish for a second that you could be staying in a luxurious hotel nestled against a mountain slope.

Although backpacking is filled with adventure and meeting all sorts of interesting characters, while saving you a LOT of money that would otherwise be spent on expensive accommodation, it definitely does have its downside.

What's so great is that although we all know these downsides to backpacking, the pros definitely outweigh the cons.

Anyway, let's take a look at the reasons why backpacking sometimes sucks.

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Making Friends At A Backpacking Hostel: 101

Making Friends At A Backpacking Hostel: 101
Follow these simple tips to make friends while traveling. Combat your social awkwardness, meet interesting people and create unforgettable memories!

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Babylonstoren - One Of The Most Magical Places In The Western Cape

Babylonstoren - One Of The Most Magical Places In The Western Cape

It's fair to say that this past Saturday was one of the most beautiful experiences of my life. I have explored many different places throughout South Africa and overseas, but nothing compared to this.

I spent the day at Babylonstoren in Franschhoek in the Western Cape. It honestly felt as if I had entered a different, perfect world.

On the way to Babylonstoren, our drive consisted of vast green lands, rustic villages and rolling mountains. This was just a warm-up to the beauty that awaited us...

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