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Why On EARTH Would I Go Surfing During Cape Town's Chilly Months?

Why On EARTH Would I Go Surfing During Cape Town's Chilly Months?

Debunking The Assumption That Summer Is The Best Time For Surfing In Cape Town

Everything from the sharks, wind, waves and temperatures.

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Where To Find Cape Town's Best Craft Beer

Where To Find Cape Town's Best Craft Beer

Cape Town Is Teeming With Craft Beer. We'll Tell You Our Top 7 Spots To Find Those Refreshing Bad Boys.

 

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6 Interesting Facts You May Not Know About Cape Town

6 Interesting Facts You May Not Know About Cape Town

Find out what lovers do on Table Mountain, which place is the most visited in Cape Town, where the oldest surviving building stand, plus more!

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Meet Roni, Part 4!

Meet Roni, Part 4!
Read my latest blog post to find out which interesting course I'm doing through Riverlodge Backpackers & where in Cape Town I'm volunteering in my spare time.

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6 Essential Tips For Making The Most Out Of Backpacking In Cape Town

6 Essential Tips For Making The Most Out Of Backpacking In Cape Town

Follow these tips to make the most out of your time in Cape Town.

Cape Town undoubtedly has so much to offer. Known as the Mother City and rated as the top destination in the world countless times, she does not disappoint. The diversity in every aspect will leave you wanting more and in order to make the most out of your time in Cape Town, follow these essential tips for backpacking in Cape Town. In fact, these tips apply not only to backpackers, but every type of traveler.

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Meet Roni, Part 3!

Meet Roni, Part 3!

On my off days, I finally got the chance to go surfing again. Last time I was trying to catch waves was in 2013 in Surfers Paradise, Australia. In my mind, I would have start all over again. Despite this, I didn’t take any lessons and just rented a board and a wet suit and desperately tried to remember what they had taught me in Oz. 

Was I a regular or goofy foot? How did you pop up on the board and how to position myself on it...........

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Meet Roni, Part 2!

Meet Roni, Part 2!
Find out where Roni has gone exploring in Cape Town, what exciting things he has gotten up to & how he's been handling his internship at Riverlodge Backpackers!

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Meet Roni, Our Newest Addition

Meet Roni, Our Newest Addition
My name is Roni Eerikäinen and I’m a Finnish student of hospitality management. I am currently interning at Riverlodge Backpackers in South Africa and in this blog I’ll write about my 6 months stay here in Cape Town.

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Our Top 10 Beaches In Cape Town

Our Top 10 Beaches In Cape Town
With the heat of this summer season in the Mother City making it ideal for beach days, we've compiled a list of our 10 favourite beaches in Cape Town. We've included a little description of each beach, so read through them and see which ones you'd fancy visiting.

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Summer Time In Cape Town: To Do List

Summer Time In Cape Town: To Do List
So, it's Summer in Cape Town, again! Unlike most of South Africa, Cape Town's Summers are dry and hot. This results in people flocking to the beaches every chance they get (this includes me, too).

While Cape Town's beaches are absolutely a great place to be, I'd like to spend this Summer season doing different things. Let's shake things up!

So I've compiled a to-do-list for this Summer in Cape Town.

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