Posts – Routes & Trails

The road less travelled: Exploring South Africa solo

  • 13 July 2014 by Daphney Mngomeni

For many, the thought of travelling alone can be quite daunting, especially when going to unfamiliar places. But the reality is you shouldn’t be afraid of travelling solo in South Africa. In fact, you should add it to your bucket list right now.

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The old 'Sugar Bridge' at Buffeljags, Western Cape

For those travelling down the N2 national road to get to their holiday destinations, sometimes a little detour to stretch the legs is just what’s needed. And what better way than to stop at an interesting landmark with a bit of history attached?

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Backpacking along the Wild Coast

  • 03 July 2014 by Lynnette Johns

South Africa’s Wild Coast, as the name suggests, is an untamed strip of coastline in the Eastern Cape. It stretches from East London to the mouth of the Mtamvuna River, and is increasingly popular with tourists. Backpacking is one of the best ways to experience the Wild Coast.

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Silvermine Nature Reserve: Great choice for a family walk in Cape Town

Looking for a good family walk in the Cape Town area? The Silvermine Nature Reserve offers something to suit all ages.

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The Cape route less travelled

  • 30 June 2014 by Lynnette Johns

Take the road less travelled with Coffeebeans Routes and get a taste of the Cape that you will never forget. Choose whatever takes your fancy: a jazz safari visiting legendary jazz musicians in their homes, or one of the other routes showcasing revolution, storytelling, food, art, music and design.

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Circles in a Forest hike: Exploring Knysna Forest

South African author Dalene Matthee said, ‘The longer you explore a rainforest, the more captivated you become, all the while its mysteries deepen.’ You’ll understand the truth of her words when you’ve spent some time in the indigenous forests around Knysna that she knew and loved so well.

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South Africa’s City Sightseeing buses win top international awards

You’ve seen them all over the world – those iconic open-top red buses trundling their way round cities from Perth to Paris, from Sao Paulo to San Francisco. But have you tried the Johannesburg and Cape Town award-winning buses yet?

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Some fabulous winter getaways

Winter in South Africa offers a great opportunity to take a break – whether it’s Dullstroom for a spot of fishing, quad biking in the bush, or a spa retreat that’s good for the soul.

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Millennials, the next generation of travellers

  • 09 June 2014 by Daphney Mngomeni

The next generation is here, and they’re set to take the travel spotlight in the coming years: Millennials, also known as Generation Y.

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Beautiful De Hoop Nature Reserve, Western Cape

​De Hoop Nature Reserve near the southern tip of Africa is a beautiful reserve with 70km of pristine coastline.

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