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Free WiFi spots in Cape Town

Tips December 18th, 2014

In Cape Town and looking for a great spot to relax in and hook up with some friends on the internet? Here are a few ideas of places in Cape Town that offer free WiFi while you enjoy a coffee or a bite to eat. We all appreciate a bit of free WiFi access so that we can catch up with emails and share some of our South African holiday trip photos with family members.

Cascades on the Promenade

Break from your stroll around the Sea Point Promenade to stop at Cascades. Excellent Italian coffee and free unlimited Wifi. A popular ocean view spot for joggers and folks walking their dogs plus their breakfast is excellent.

Where is Cascades? 11 Arthurs Road, Sea Point, Cape Town

When are they open? Monday to Sunday between 07h30 until 23h00

Contact details? Tel: +27 (0)21 434 5979

 

Cascades on the Promenade, Cape Town

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Say Bonjour to Parys

Destinations November 14th, 2014

By Lesley Stones

Walking down the main street of Parys is rather like walking through a film set.

The 'Petit' Eiffel Tower in Parys

Le Petit Eiffel Tower

Scenery built to film a genteel romance where the heroine owns an antique bookstore and is wooed by the owner of an art gallery. They’d stroll by the river, laugh at monkeys playing on a historic footbridge that leads to nowhere, then dine in the quaint restaurant with secret little rooms lit by flickering candles.

Although if you pick the wrong day to visit Parys you’ll be deafened by the throaty growl of Harleys as bikers pull in to drink on the balconies after whizzing down the country lanes. READ MORE


When it comes to deciding where to go to eat and drink there is nothing better than asking the locals and that is exactly what we did this Wednesday at the weekly #discoverOverberg chat on Twitter. This weeks chat was hosted by:

@visitstanford

@beatnikloves

@overberginfo

@MariettedTH

@intheOverberg

@GansbaaiExplore

For an hour the Tweeple of Overberg shared their intimate and first hand experience of the restaurants and wine farms of the Overberg.
Where to eat in the Overberg
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Heritage Square in Cape Town is an example of the ‘art of the possible’. An area that was earmarked for demolition to facilitate the expansion of the Buitengracht Freeway is now a thriving community. Old eighteenth century buildings have been restored and the block at Bree Street/Shortmarket Street renamed to Heritage Square. All this has been made possible by the work of the Cape Town Heritage Trust and the City Council.

Bistro Bizerca in Heritage Square, Cape Town

Bistro Bizerca

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Like much of South Africa the West Coast is just waiting to be explored. Far away from the hustle and bustle of city life the West Coast transports you to a world of endless sandy beaches and pretty villages. Summer days are long here and in Spring the landscape is transformed into a colourful sea of spring flowers. Typically the wildflowers will bloom from August to the end of September.

From Cape Town the best route to take is the R27 coastal route which takes you all the way up to Velddriff but the secret is to stop along the way at the numerous villages to really uncover the beauty of this part of South Africa. Although not as well trodden as the Garden Route the quality of accommodation along the West Coast is excellent with lots of self-catering establishments to choose from. READ MORE