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Cape Town does it again! NY Times voted us one of 10 best destinations for a 36 hour period

A plan for this stunning city might include a 5K run (or walk), browsing farm markets, dinner at a wine estate and, no surprise, heading up Table Mountain (by cable car). “We’ll make a plan.” It’s a phrase you’ll hear often in South Africa, whether you show up at a restaurant without a reservation or…

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Cape Town wins Best City – 4th year in a row!

  Cape Town Wins at UK Travel Awards for Fourth Year LONDON – Cape Town was voted the favourite city in the world and South Africa the third-favourite country in the Telegraph newspaper’s annual travel awards, based on what it calls the most comprehensive, wide-ranging and reliable travel survey in Britain. The ceremony was held on Tuesday. The survey, which…

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Cape Agulhas – the Southernmost tip of Africa

I am lucky enough to live close enough to Cape Agulhas to make it a weekend destination. It may be hard to believe, but I have lived in the Western Cape since the early 80’s and until this year, I had never made it to the actual point! Our first trip was in October 2015.…

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Leverage local knowledge

Send us an email on: info@marulatravel.co.za for your accommodation and tour bookings while in Cape Town. In the meantime, read up on these interesting stats on this indisputably beautiful city. Sunset in the Cape Peninsula. Photo courtesy Dietmar Temps Languages South Africa has 11 official languages, though most people can speak English. Afrikaans and Xhosa…

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Marula Safari

Cape Town

Cape Town Capital of South Africa Cape Town is a port city on South Africa’s southwest coast, on a peninsula beneath the imposing Table Mountain. Slowly rotating cable cars climb to the mountain’s flat top, from which there are sweeping views of the city, the busy harbor and boats heading for Robben Island in Table…

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The history of Clifton Beach, Cape Town

It’s pretty easy to see why Clifton is so popular. The lovely white sand, cool blue water, and the fact that it’s nicely hidden from the wind, all combine to make it a real local’s favourite. There are four beaches in Clifton, aptly named Clifton 1-4. The first visitors to Clifton would have been the…

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