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Wine & Whale Watching in Hermanus

by KeithBain September - last edited September

Wine & Whale Watching in Hermanus

Each year, some 2,000-or-so southern right whales migrate from their Antarctic feeding grounds, and head for warmer waters along the southern Cape’s Atlantic coastline to breed and nurse their young. The deep-water bays of the Overberg, an hours drive from Cape Town provide sanctuary for the whales, protected along these shores since 1946. For the best chance of a sighting, whale watching in Hermanus is the obvious choice.

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Nigerian Literature: A Lagos Reading List

Nigerian literature remains a source of cultural revelation, displaying the both the complexities and the beauty of a country deeply rooted in history and adventure. Here we take a look at the both the dons and the newcomers of Nigeria's literary world, as well as the famous novels that celebrate the country within their pages.

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Travel and The Bitcoin Revolution

You know the Bitcoin revolution has begun when one of the world’s largest digital travel agencies starts accepting it as a payment method. Expedia’s announcement that they will now accept payments via the new virtual currency has the attention of both tech savvy tourists and bigwig economists, albeit for different reasons.

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Top 2014 Travel DestinationsThe arrival of the New Year doesn’t have to mean rules and resolutions. For us, January marks the moment when we start to contemplate all of the travels we’re keen to embark on during the next 365 days. For 2014, there are a number of exciting destinations that are gaining new levels of international attention. Which will you explore? 

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