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Tagged With: South Africa

Table Mountain: South Africa’s Most Defining Natural Landmark

It’s the height of World Cup fever and with South Africa being the host nation this year, it’s only fitting that I write a blog post about this beautiful country where the sea and mountains meet the blue, blue sky. In much the same way that the Alps are associated with Switzerland, the Grand Canyon … Continue reading »

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Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Table Bay Harbour, Cape Town – Where The Sea & Mountains Meet The Sky

Someone once told me that the most beautiful places on earth are sites where the sea and the mountains meet the sky. One prime example of such site is  Table Bay Harbour, Capetown where the sea meets Table Mountain and the blue, blue sky. I’ll let the photographs speak for themselves. (Click on each photo … Continue reading »

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Cape Point, South Africa: Where Two Oceans Merge

Foreword: This is a long overdue post on my June 2009 trip to Cape Point, South Africa. You may click on each photograph to see its slightly larger version in another tab or window, depending on your browser. As I stood on the viewing deck of the lighthouse, bracing myself against the bitter cold of … Continue reading »

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Mandela Rhodes Place, Capetown

When DH and I went to Capetown last June, our hosts put us up at Mandela Rhodes Place. Despite its name, the building’s facade looks unassuming enough… …as does the hallway between apartments. [NB: Mandela Rhodes Place features hotel apartments.] But as I stepped into the one-bedroom apartment, I was pleased with what I saw.

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VAT Refund in South Africa

VAT (Value Added Tax) in South Africa is a whopping 13% so if you decide to do any shopping there, keep these things in mind so that you can apply for a VAT refund before you leave South Africa:- 1) Keep all the original receipts for goods purchased. Take note — goods only. There’s no … Continue reading »

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