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1-year with Ellie the Elephant Doggie

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Exactly one year ago, Ellie came into our lives! When we found her on Lower Main Road, she could barely walk, had a wormy belly, and was covered in ticks and fleas. Now you should see how fast she is swimming Liesbeek River chasing ducks and exploring the beautiful Capetonian terrain with our guests!

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Observatory Celebrates The Arts

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The arts are booming in Observatory this weekend with The Obs Family Festival 20- 24 March and Vintage Obs Day 23 March. Our evening receptionist, Kalume, went with his family to see Tree/Boom/Umthi, an animated and interactive production following the life of a tree, faced with the changing seasons, and a hungry human. Afterwards all […]

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Guests help our garden grow!

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Helping hands from guests like Matilda from Sweden are wonderful contributions that will last for a long time. Thank you Matilda (she is also our resident songbird, and shares her beautiful singing voice around our lovely home)! Now we have herbs, veggies, and fruits growing for guests and staff like rosemary, basil, chillies, nasturiums, granadillas, […]

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110km wiser ;) congrats Nyasha & Michael!

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Team Green Ele included Nyasha and our wonderful guest from Germany, Michael. Congratulations to both of them for completing the 110km cycle tour WOW!!! Yoh! It was windy that day! As all of us onlookers were pretending to fly from those dramatic Cape winds, cyclists during ‘the Argus’ were challenged by winds recorded as fast […]

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Action sports in Cape Town

Cape Town is full of amazing sports, water, land and air, so make the most of our natural beauty and scenery to enjoy the outdoors. Abseiling off Table Mountain Try this awesome abseil down the front face of Table Mountain with the professionals at Abseil Africa. Bungi jumping Jump the world’s highest Bungi at 216 […]

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Kloofing in Cape Town

For some, it’s an adventure. For others it’s madness. Kloofing is a unique South African term for a combination activity of walking, swimming and jumping. It involves following the course of a river, usually from the top. The major excitement is jumping off cliffs into the fresh water from huge heights! If you mention kloofing […]

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Baz Bus

The Baz Bus is a hop-on hop-off bus that takes you door to door between backpacker hostels. The route is from Johannesburg to Durban to Cape Town and return. The Baz Bus service is good for people travelling alone, those looking for company and those who can’t drive or just don’t want to drive in […]

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Plan your trip to South Africa

This page is to help you plan your trip to Southern Africa. It is only a broad guideline. However for the best tours and car rental it is essential to book ahead as the seats and cars go very quickly. You may end up having to pay a lot more for same service. Travel route […]

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Gearing up for the Argus Cycle Tour

You can tell that March is around the corner by the number of cyclists out training for the Cape Argus Pick n Pay Momentum Cycle Tour (the name gets longer every year but the race’s spirit is the same). This year’s ride is on Sunday, 9 March and I think that many,myself included, are hoping […]

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Car rental

South Africa does not have great public transport, so having a vehicle when travelling opens many routes that are difficult to access normally. We can help you arrange car rental. We use a handpicked car rental company because of the good service they give us and our guests. In addition to the usual services offered […]

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