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July 6, 2021

Cape Town Big 7: Cape Point makes a statement

Come to think of it, the first recorded person to make a statement on Cape Point was Sir Francis Drake when he said: “The fairest Cape we saw in the whole circumference of the earth”. That was back in 1580 and is as true as it is today. Over the years Cape Point has had […]

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June 11, 2018 The Best Camping Sites in the Western Cape?

Making a list of anything is difficult enough, however to rank or sort that list is almost impossible due to the subjectivity of it all. However, why not create a list without a ranking or scorecard? So in effect you’d have a list of places to see before you die……or maybe something a little less […]

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April 19, 2018 AfrikaBurn for Beginners (Part 2)

This year’s event of AfrikaBurn takes place over a week, from 23-29 April in the Tankwa. This year’s theme is ‘Working Title’ where the word ‘work’ forms part of a collaborative effort to survive & thrive at Afrika Burn. What is different about the festival, is that you choose what temporary life you want to live for […]

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April 5, 2018 AfrikaBurn for Beginners (Part 1)

‘It’s only after we’ve lost everything that we’re free to do anything.’ – Chuck Palahniuk In a sense, AfrikaBurn is about setting aside every day life and to live an uncluttered life. The festival’s AfrikaBurn Website takes it a step further: “AfrikaBurn’s aim is to be radically inclusive and accessible to anyone. The touchstone of value in […]

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March 6, 2018 Why Cape Town’s Water Crisis is Under Control

“The first major city to run out of water !” “Anarchy will rule when the water runs out !” “Local government powerless to avoid DAY ZERO !” These are only a few of the local & international news headlines in reference to Cape Town’s current water shortage. As with most sensational headlines, it has exceeded […]

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January 11, 2018 Reasons to rent a campervan in South Africa

Do you need to drive a four wheel drive (4WD) vehicle in order to fully explore South Africa? Are the roads & options so limited that only Land Cruisers, Nissan Patrols, Toyota Hilux’s, etc. will do? And what about travellers who are on a strict budget? I believe the best way to explore our beautiful […]

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November 10, 2017 Happy Campers South Africa Launch

fter more than 2 years planning, we finally opened our offices at Paardevlei in Somerset West on Saturday, 4th November. To top it all we had our first Happy 1 rental go out on the same day ! Here are a few of the pictures from the day: The team – from big to small […]

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October 23, 2017 Collaboration with Stephanus Rabie (Photographer)

We teamed up with photographer extraordinaire, Stephanus Rabie who took our Happy 1 campervan for a long weekend to the Swartberg mountains in the Western Cape province We asked Stephanus to try and capture the essence of travelling in South Africa, and how the magnificence of the landscape, can create memories (and photos!) that last […]

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September 29, 2017 10 Top Awesome things to do in Cape Town

‘When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life’ Samuel Johnson I think if Samuel Johnson had visited South Africa, he would’ve substituted the word ‘London’ and replaced it with ‘Cape Town’. For a traveler to ‘experience’ the Mother City in only a few days, will take a herculean effort! However, life is […]

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