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Archived entries for  Cape Town

In Cape Town, discover modern culture, fascinating history and exceptional natural beauty, all rubbing shoulders with the magical Table Mountain. Sit a while in the ‘Mother City’ and take in the bustle of flower sellers, buskers, food markets and Capetonians going about their daily lives. Visit the Cape Town section on our website.

Rebuilding Khayelitsha – Come Rain or Shine

Rebuilding Khayelitsha

 “We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.” ― Winston Churchill  Sometimes giving back is hard… We have been supporting the Khumbulani Day Care Centre in Khayelitsha for many years and are thrilled to announce that a new beautiful three story Khumbulani is in the making. While we at Rhino Africa […]

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My Trip | A Honeymoon under the African sun

An African Honeymoon

From the penguins wiggling across Boulders Beach to the traditional dancers shimmying in the firelight of the safari boma, our travellers, Marlene and Philip Cunningham perfectly captured what we call the SOP, in their video of their African honeymoon. SOP. Spirit of Place. In this case… the Spirit of Africa. No doubt it helps that Philip is a Digital Media Production […]

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Jingle All the Way… to Africa | Festive Season in South Africa

Jingle All the Way… to Africa

Is there anything more perfect than Cape Town in the Summer? Over December, the sun comes out, beach umbrellas pop, wetsuits hang from balconies as their sun-kissed owners relax with G&Ts. There is a distinct holiday mood that runs through the city – night clubs stay open late, winers and diners pour out onto the […]

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Safari in Style | An Ellerman House & Singita Special

Safari in Style – From Ellerman House to Singita

We have a long love affair with Ellerman House and Singita. Over the years we have watched both mould into the leading establishments they are today, raising the bar for luxury in the wilder parts of Africa. When it comes to planning adventures, we know an experience at either will have globetrotters so smitten with this continent they’ll […]

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The Big 3 | Explore Cape Town, Kruger & Vic Falls

The Big 3 | Explore Cape Town, Kruger & Vic Falls

We have just returned from another stupendous New York Times Travel Show! Thank you for having us, now good night! As Simone de Beauvoir phrased it, “There is something in the New York air that makes sleep useless.” The Big Apple’s incredible spirit captures our hearts and imaginations every time we visit, as we know […]

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The World’s Largest Dinner Party

The World’s Largest Dinner Party

The thing about fancy events like these is that I always get way too excited way too soon. I’m talking months before. In fact, it was two years of build up to this particular event, after I first laid eyes on an image of the Dîner en Blanc in Paris.  Golden light washing the rows […]

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We Found Love in the Market Place

EarthFair Food Market

Conveniently, Rihanna wrote a song that’s perfect for this story; “We found love in a market place.” Before the Riri fans go on a riot, I concede that those aren’t the exact lyrics but the original doesn’t make sense in the context of this story so I’m my sticking to my version. Before embarking on […]

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My Trip | The First Sip is the Deepest

My Trip: Thomases

I’ve never met Mark and Anne Thomas but I’m ninety nine percent sure we’d hit it off. They like travelling. I like travelling. They like wine. I like wine. Their surname is Thomas. My surname is Thomas. At this juncture you may be thinking that ours would be a surface level friendship. To counter that […]

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South Africa’s Big 5 Mountain Bike Trails

The Mountain Biker

Mountain bikers, I’ve discovered since joining the tribe, are a whole other breed of people. A unique species of human whose values, customs and appearance differ drastically from those of, say, urban cyclists. They have some fairly weird jargon, for one; shouting things like, “Give it horns!” as their muscled flanks in skin-tight second-skins push them up […]

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Where Rhinos Picnic: Cape Town & the Winelands

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In my earliest picnic memories, light-haired limbs and blonde and brown ringlets roll over each other down endless grassy hills in bollemakiesie races. They flip upside down in handstands, curls washing the earth. Longer limbs chase us, dribbling a ball low across the field. Large hands take ours and lift us onto strong backs. And when […]

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Rhino Africa’s Top 5 Cape Town Restaurants & Bars 2014

Top 5 Cape Town Restaurants & Bars 2014

It being 14 February, we dedicate this year’s foodie list to the romantics of the persistent kind. The crazy beautiful ones with enough staying power to watch The Notebook, Message in a Bottle and P.S I love you in one sitting. The consistently broken-hearted who are still pining for their ex, playing Adele’s ‘Someone I used […]

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Drowning in Empanadas | The Horny Grazer Reviews Orinoco

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There’s a Spanish phrase that goes, “hoy por tí, mañana por mi” which loosely translates to “today you, tomorrow me”. It’s a great phrase which ‘justifies’ and promotes acts of kindness. I’ll do you this favour today because one day someone will do me a favour. I love the philosophy; acts of kindness breed more […]

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