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OOur road-trip through South Africa continues and we’re in the wilderness. No, literally, we’re in ‘Wilderness’, a small town in South Africa’s Western Cape Province, part of the popular Garden Route and the perfect base for us to explore the magical underground world of Cango Caves near Oudtshoorn.
The huge Cango Caves are one of the Seven Wonders of Southern Africa and began forming more than 20 million years ago! Filled with weird and wonderful stalactite and stalagmite formations, a visit to the caves is an eery and stunningly beautiful experience.
Discover the traditional South African curry dish - bunny chow
Along Route 62, between Barrydale and Ladysmith is the world-famous Ronnies Sex Shop. It is one of the most popular pubs on the route and travellers on the road stop for refreshments and a photograph of themselves next to the ‘Ronnies Sex Shop’ sign.
Merang is a Cape Malay celebration focused on food. Whether you savour the penslawar or salivate over the sweet potato and coconut pudding, a Cape Malay Merang meal is a delicious slice of community history.
Located in a national monument in historic Long Street, Cape Town’s Pan African Market offers visitors to Western Cape an impressive display of African culture, craftsmanship and artistic talent.
The V&A Waterfront in Cape Town is home to a wide range of exciting retail outlets, from well-known international brands to exclusive local boutiques. This shopping and leisure Mecca boasts incredible views, historical sights, and an endless range of activities.
With no jetlag, a great year-round climate (particularly during school holidays), the strength of the pound against the South African Rand giving families fantastic value for money and an incredible abundance of nature and wildlife, South Africa is an ideal destination for families. To mark the royal visit, here are some of the top family activities in Cape Town and beyond.
The AmaXhosa are part of three nations known as Nguni that are found in South Africa. The other two are AmaSwazi and AmaZulu. The AmaXhosa settled in the Eastern Cape and over time spread to the Western Cape.