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How Do You Love This Sea Point Apartment For Two?

July 26, 2013

When you spend money on accommodation in Cape Town you want value for your money. You want the real thing. But how do you know you are getting it? Is this trust? I cannot explain trust to you. You are sitting in front of your computer or surfing the web on your iPad looking for […]


Will The Quality Of Cape Town Accommodation Pictures Make You Rent Your Place?

How Important is Cape Town Accommodation Pictures? Cape Town holidaymakers are looking for accommodation and search for Cape Town accommodation pictures to get the emotional juices flowing. Why? Photos inspire. Wikipedia describes the idea as follows: A complex idea can be conveyed with just a single still image. My point for today is that a 1000 words will […]


What’s The Best Area To Stay in Cape Town?

July 10, 2013

Good Question: What’s The Best Area To Stay in Cape Town? Many people not familiar with Cape Town ask the question [pullquote position=”right”]what’s the best area to stay in Cape Town? Can you tell me?[/pullquote] In  1545 William Turner said “Byrdes of on kynde and color flok and flye allwayes together.” That was true then and before. […]


10 Top Tips That Can Make Accommodation Owners Successful Online

July 9, 2013

Tips Making Accommodation Owners Successful Online: Accommodation Owners respond immediately to enquiries; they are available via email, or phone. [pullquote position=”right”]If I have two homes that fit my client’s needs then I’ll choose the owner who answers my calls, my emails in no time.[/pullquote] If I have to wait a day then I have lost the […]


Cape Town: Where would I rather be?

July 1, 2013

The Cape Town rain. The Cape Town wind. Where would I rather be? I went to visit my friends this morning in Murdock valley to list their quint Simon’s Town holiday cottage and they shared comments from their friends up north. (Shanny just returned from Tzaneen. And her friends ridiculed her for returning to Cape Town). Shanny decided […]


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Is Table Mountain Symbolic To The Mandela Spirit

June 24, 2013

“During the many years of incarceration on Robben Island, we often looked across Table Bay at the magnificent silhouette of Table Mountain. To us on Robben Island, Table Mountain was a beacon of hope. It represented the mainland to which we knew we would one day return.” – Nelson Mandela, 1998 To me Table Mountain is […]


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Cape Town World Design Capital 2014 – Impact On Cape Town Tourism

How Will The Cape Town World Design Capital 2014 – Impact On Cape Town Tourism and Accommodation Providers? Today I’ll Try And Answer What The Cape Town World Design Capital 2014 Is And How Cape Town Tourism Can Benefit From This Mega Event. But I have unanswered questions. Some I can answer today….. Wat Is the […]


Foreigners Book 4 Days Cape Town Accommodation And Get One For Free

June 18, 2013

Cape Town is one of the cheapest cities when you consider Tripadvisor’s index and the devaluating South African rand. Let me share with you just how cheap…. The TripAdvisor TripIndex Cities is based on the cost of a couple staying one night in a four-star hotel, cocktails, a two-course dinner with a bottle of wine, and […]


Cape Town Holidays | 2 Places That Should Be Included in Your Itinerary

June 16, 2013

As the second most populated city in the whole of South Africa, only beaten by Johannesburg, Cape Town is an exciting and diverse destination for tourists from across the globe. Located on the shore of Table Bay, it enjoys some beautiful weather and offers a multitude of things to do for almost everyone, from culture […]


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Accommodation Owner Cape Town; Who Are Your Guests And What Are Their Requirements?

June 14, 2013

Accommodation Owner Cape Town Marketing Ideas Since I published the article on the launch of a Cape Town Accommodation Owner’s Newsletter my aim was to see how we could fill Cape Town beds 365 days a year in Cape Town, and more specifically self catering beds. And it’s not easy. But let me start…. What Criteria Are […]


9 Top Accolades Lists Of The World Features Cape Town

June 12, 2013

You all agree that Cape Town is tops. But like anyone we like all the attention. And living in Cape Town and holidaying in Cape Town we all enjoy it when others from around the world brags about Cape Town. I know it’s vain. But let’s forget that for a moment and have a fat […]


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Clifton Cape Town Is The Place To Holiday With The Wealthy

June 3, 2013

Given the population Clifton Cape Town packs the most expensive real estate in South Africa. On top of that you even get white sand on your doorstep, and the deep-blue Atlantic ocean where lovers – old and young – watch the sun set. In short: if you can afford a romantic holiday in Cape Town […]


3 Of The Most Wind Protected Accommodation Areas In Cape Town

May 24, 2013

Where are the most wind protected areas in Cape Town? Good question. People will argue all day long. And no one will agree. But let me tell you there are areas in Cape Town where the wind blows less. A lot less than others. Here’s my list


5 Reasons To Choose Self Catering Over A Cape Town Hotel

May 21, 2013

Do you really need room service? Fancy breakfasts? A concierge? A pool? Or is local flavour more important to you? Are You Paying For Value? And will it last? Hotels are more expensive. Hotels have to pay for all the extras; the staff, the elaborate breakfasts, the lifts, and more. And it all adds up. […]


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South African Holidays 2013/2014 To Plan Your Breaks

May 13, 2013

South African Holidays To Plan Your Breaks. The dates and the description of the various days.


Cape Town Tourism Facts | Self Catering Accommodation Poor

May 10, 2013

Cape Town Tourism published interesting research on the positive tourism growth for 2012/ 2013 peak Cape Town tourism season. Here’s some interesting Cape Town Tourism facts: South Africa’s Annual Tourism Statistics 2012 showed 9,188,368 international tourists visited South Africa in 2012; 10.2% more


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Cape Town Is Great! Read Why International Travel Writers Agree

May 8, 2013

I read some really interesting travel blogs lately. The idea was to get inspiration from great writers. And my focus was on Cape Town. Obviously. But what these writers had to say about Cape Town surprised me. Even if it should not. We all love Cape Town. (Image credit) Before I share these with you; […]


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Answering the Where To Stay In Cape Town Question

April 28, 2013

Finding Cape Town accommodation is easy. But what’s less easy is where to stay in Cape Town. Can you trust the story and photos of the accommodation? There are a few different internet sites sharing accommodation. But are they willing to share the best option with you?


Are You Getting Free Uncapped WiFi At Your Cape Town Holiday Accommodation?

April 23, 2013

I think not. On the other hand I see that 67% of hotels in Europe are giving wifi as a complimentary service to their guests. Great. Free Internet. Now I realise that South Africans complain about our internet being slow and expensive (even when compared to Nigeria). But that does not mean that Cape Town […]


Ten Tips Before You Can Say “I am on holiday. In Cape Town” | Georgina Guedes

April 16, 2013

Today we share with you a lovely guest post by Georgina Guedes and ten tips to set you on a peaceful holiday in Cape Town. I am on holiday. In Cape Town. It’s lovely here, especially since the wind isn’t blowing and the sun is shining. And yet, here I sit, indoors, working on my […]


Looking for a basic holiday rental in Green Point or Seapoint

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April 10, 2013

Question: A friend of mine is looking to rent a flat for 2 to 4 weeks next year in Jan or Feb or March, near Green Point/Sea Point. His budget for 4 weeks is R10k. It’s for a couple, and they will be happy with something basic as long as it’s safe and clean. Answer: […]


Can You Assist Me With Where to Stay in Cape Town and with Things To Do?

April 9, 2013

We get the following questions regularly? But how do we honestly answer questions like Can You Assist Me With Where to Stay in Cape Town and Things To Do? This question not remind you of the shotgun approach to holiday planning? Let’s see if there’s an alternative? My


A Californian Encountering Africa And Sharks In Cape Town

April 3, 2013

I met this Californian guy called Chris via TripAdvisor. Chris had a lot of questions and it was clear that his the kind of guy that would love Cape Town, the wine routes and False Bay. This is what Chris said to me one day: I will avoid the place popular w/ the tourists as […]


Should You Avoid Kalk Bay Because Of The “Road Construction in Kalk Bay”?

March 20, 2013

Should You Avoid Kalk Bay Because Of The “Road Construction in Kalk Bay”? It’s a no issue but read why I say that the construction is not affecting us


Choosing a Cape Town Wine Route If You Only Have One Day: Franschhoek, Stellenbosch Paarl or Constantina & Simons Town

March 11, 2013

Choosing a Cape Town Wine Route? Choosing a Cape Town Wine Route if you have only one day. Which one of many wine routes do you choose? A traveller from Sydney had such a problem of choosing a Cape Town Wine Route Franschhoek, Stellenbosch Paarl or Constantina & Simons Town. If you are based in […]


Just how safe is Cape Town for Tourists?

March 5, 2013

The million dollar question: How safe us Cape Town for Tourists? I read many questions about how safe is Cape Town for Tourists. This is not an easy question, but I have asked a very wise Cape Townian to share some of his wisdom. Here is some a very concerned potential traveller had to had […]


11 Interesting Things To Do In Cape Town | Places Not To Be Missed (and a few to be missed)

February 26, 2013

What are the Interesting Things To Do In Cape Town? The Telegraph had a great article on interesting things to do In Cape Town; they interviewed three Cape Town concierges from three different hotels. You can read the full story here. This article was an eye-opener. I live in Cape Town and some of the […]


Why I Wakeup Before Sunrise In Simon’s Town

February 19, 2013

As you may know Simon’s Town is a small village, it’s part of the greater Cape Town and it’s a beautiful place. And that’s enough reason for me to wakeup before sunrise. Let’s have a look at what I see why others are fast a sleep. The same place in Simon’s Town just a different […]


I can only stay for 7 days over December. Is this possible?

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February 18, 2013

During the peak December – Christmas – New Year period we may have a problem with finding you a Cape Town holiday home for seven days only. Cape Town homeowners are looking for a longer stay. We may be lucky and get 10 days. But the normal period is 14 days. Fourteen days are what homeowners expect […]


3 First Time Visitors To Cape Town Questions

February 13, 2013

First Timer Holidaymakers to Cape Town have so many questions. And what a pleasure when they ask, because we – so-called Cape Town homemakers take most things for granted. So, if you have a Cape Town question please ask. This will make your stay in Cape Town so much nicer. Today I want to discuss […]


Cape Town Sightseeing Hop on Hop Off Cape Town Tour

February 12, 2013

Why not go on the Cape Town Sightseeing Hop on Hop Off Cape Town Tour? What better and fun way than doing Cape Town sightseeing hop on hop off Cape Town Tour? Can you give me any alternative? You arrive in Cape Town; you’ll see Table Mountain, from the air you may see Cape Town […]


10 Reasons Why You Should Holiday In Cape Town

February 5, 2013

Is saw someone asking: Where should I go on holiday? And what’s nice about this question is that it’s easy to answer. Very easy.. when you can holiday in Cape Town all the time – like us. Most people come here for a week or two. And then they have to leave. But the Mother […]


What’s Cape Town Weather Like?

February 1, 2013

How Can You Ask What’s The Cape Town Weather Like? Before I share some ideas on the weather in Cape Town here’s a quote that explain my motto about life and weather in general: Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating; there is really no such thing as bad […]


Should I Stay In Simon’s Town On My First Visit to Cape Town?

January 30, 2013

Great question. But it stays a million dollar question because it depends on what you like doing in Cape Town. Let me start by giving you the short answer: Cape Town is spread out far. If you like the city lights then move closer to the city; the CBD, Waterfront, Mouille Point, Sea Point. For […]


Cape Town Food Market – Earth Fair Tokai

January 21, 2013

Yes we love Cape Town Food Market – Earth Fair Tokai Every Saturday we’re at the Cape Town Food Market. Why? As I have said we love it. We buy fresh food from the producers. We always buy cheese from the Cheese Man. We buy any of these cheese, get a bottle of wine, fresh […]


Needed a Cape Town Holiday Accommodation Agency: I am thinking of renting accommodation for my trip what should I look out for?

January 9, 2013

Why Use A Cape Town Holiday Accommodation Agency? Renting Cape Town holiday accommodation can be tricky if you do what many people try and do and that’s to rent direct from the owner. But can a Cape Town Holiday Accommodation Agency be of any better service? Let’s see who is the baboon in this story. […]


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Why Use A Cape Town Holiday Accommodation Agency Photographer?

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January 4, 2013

Why Use A Cape Town Holiday Accommodation Agency Photographer? | Marketing your Cape Town holiday accommodation with professional photos from a professional Cape Photographer.


Many people ask where and when is the best time to visit Cape Town? Let’s answer them

December 19, 2012

When is the best time to visit Cape Town? Great question; When is the best time to visit Cape Town depends on a lot of things. For example what would you like to do and how much money do you have, and are your kids at school, do you want to party, shop, enjoy nature […]


Kirstenbosch Summer Concerts 2013 | Old Mutual

December 6, 2012

Old Mutual Kirstenbosch Summer Concerts 2013 Line Up The Kirstenbosch Summer Concerts 2013 Lineup and Program. If you have not been at the Kirstenbosch Botanical gardens for a concert then you should plan to go. Some of our best South African musicians will be there. And on other day some up and coming


How do you know that we are verified?

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November 30, 2012

We have many hundreds of holiday accommodation on our website. Why would we add and add more if we did not have great trust worthy relationships with our holidaymakers and holiday home owners? But that may not be good enough for you. If it means anything to you; we are independently verify by the mighty […]


What about sending money?

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You are paying for holiday accommodation in South Africa. There you should always pay in South African rand. If you are asked to to pay in USA dollars or Euros or any other denomination that it could be a trap. If you are asked to use Bidpay, Western Union or Money Gram to pay then you […]


Can I view holiday accommodation in person?

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In general holiday accommodation sites that list direct-to-owner we recommend that you always view the accommodation. In such cases the site owner does not verify if the accommodation shown on the site is the same as the accommodation you’ll occupy for your holiday. With Cape Holidays we are the independent third-party representing you and we […]


Top Restaurants Cape Town South Africa 2012/2013

November 28, 2012

Top Restaurants Cape Town South Africa 2012/2013 Top Restaurants Cape Town South Africa 2012/2013 The top restaurants Cape Town South Africa 2012/2013 are the winners of the 2012 Eat Out DStv Food Network Restaurant Awards: The Top 10 South African restaurants: 1. The Test Kitchen (Cape Town Woodstock Call 021 447 2337) 2. The Tasting […]


What Does It Mean When They Say Slowdown It’s Cape Town #SDiCT? #LoveCapeTown

November 12, 2012

Slowdown It’s Cape Town #SDiCT? But what meaning dioes it have to Cape Townians and people who love Cape Town? Can we say that Cape Town creates a Counterculture?


8 Cape Town Tidal Pools I Dare You To Visit While on Holiday

November 7, 2012

10 Cape Town Tidal Pools Yes. I dare you to visit these Cape Town tidal pools. While travelling there check out Cape Town because you’ll be having fun. You’ll see our beautiful Cape. You’ll taste the salt of our waters, your legs will ping with the icy cold water of the Atlantic, you pass historic […]


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20 Simon’s Town Sunrise Photos and Inspirational Quotes

November 2, 2012

20 Simon’s Town Sunrise Photos and Inspirational Quotes I really enjoy photography and because I live in Simon’s Town I tend to focus on my immediate area. These 20 Simon’s Town Sunrise Photos and Inspirational Quotes originated because Gino, my Italian Greyhound wakes me before sunrise. I have no choice every morning as he passes his small […]


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10 Lovely Simonstown Holiday Homes To Rent

October 18, 2012

10 beautiful and well recommended Simonstown Holiday Homes To Rent. These Simon’s Town holiday homes are for large groups and small families. All with views


Kommetjie Restaurants on a Tuesday | Cape Town

October 11, 2012

Kommetjie Restaurants Cape Town on a Tuesday. We took the day to list a holiday home in Kommetjie and went searching for a Kommetjie restaurant.


10 Simonstown South Africa Photos You’ll Like ;-)

October 6, 2012

Simonstown South Africa Photos Every day I go for a walk with my dog Gino. Sometimes we talk a long and easy walk and most times we walk for twenty minutes or less. But I never walk without my very convenient Samsung Galaxy as my camera. Here are 10 recent Simon’s Town South Africa photos […]


Cape Town Rental Home By Owners And The Holiday Catches

October 2, 2012

Why are Cape Holidays not listing Cape Town rental homes by owners? Most holiday rental home owners are honest people. I would say 99%. The problem is that you don’t know which 1% of the 100% is not honest. We have come across holiday makers complaining at TripAdvisor about holiday home owners who list their […]


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