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My Durban: Mike Procter, Cricket legend

The fully automated Umhlanga Lighthouse. Umhlanga means 'Place of Reeds' in the Zulu language. Photo courtesy of The Oyster Box Hotel.

The celebrated cricket all-rounder Mike Procter was born in Durban, the largest city of South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal province, in 1946. While Durban is known as Surf City and boasts South Africa’s top surfing spots, the young Mike was drawn to the game of willow on leather. (more…)

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Wine tasting at Plaisir de Merle

Pl de M 1Cape Town Series: One of the highlights of my visit to the Cape Winelands was a visit to one of the most incredibly picturesque and renowned estates of this remarkable wine country.  The great Plaisir de Merle vineyards, that wrap majestically around the dramatic Simonsberg Mountain, can trace its origins to the late 17th century. (more…)

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Calitzdorp: The Port Wine Capital of South Africa

The small town of Calitzdorp has a big name in the wine industry and can be easily explored by anyone travelling along the Cape Wine Route. (more…)

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Discover more with the City Sightseeing Cape Town Bus

cameraland-canon_sightseeing_photo_tour_1080_892_85_sCape Town Series: If you are visiting South Africa’s Mother City for the first time (or just want to discover more on a return trip) the City Sightseeing Cape Town www.citysightseeing.co.za ‘hop on, hop off’ bus tours are a convenient, safe and fun way to explore a variety of places in just one day. (more…)

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