Monthly Archives: November 2014

*Kirstenbosch Boomslang (“tree snake”)

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THE TREE SNAKE! http://www.sanbi.org/gardens/kirstenbosch/tree-canopy-walkway

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The Centenary Tree Canopy Walkway is a new curved steel and timber bridge that winds and dips its way through and over the trees of the Arboretum. Inspired by a snake skeleton, and informally called ‘The Boomslang‘ (meaning tree snake), it is a low-maintenance, low-impact sculptural raised walkway.

* The Battle of the Bakeries!

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CHARLIE’S BAKERY http://www.charlysbakery.co.za/
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This wacky bakery sprang to fame when it was featured in a television series highlighting the extremely flamboyant, “over the top” confections created by this team. Sadly Charlie herself passed away recently but her daughters carry on the tradition. Well worth a visit!

CASSIS BAKERY http://www.cassis.co.za/stores/gardens-salon-de-the/
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With a string of excellent reviews, the new Cassis Salon de Thé in Gardens has proved to be a fashionable destination with its variety of breakfasts, light meals and sweet or savoury delights. Sophisticated but fun, the Garden’s salon is a contemporary blend of innovative finishes and our founding elements such as our always prominent purple branding.

LIMNOS BAKERY http://www.limnosbakers.co.za/
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The relaxed European décor style coffee shops hum with atmosphere and ambiance where clients can savour goodies from the variety of light meals – not to mention our superior quality cakes and pastries.

* A New Tourist Bus Route.

NEW ROUTING FOR TOURIST BUS

 imageThere are several stops for the tourist buses within walking distance of An African Villa.

The bus company has introduced a new routing system. The so-called RED BUS (Stop 6 from the Villa) now only goes around the Camps Bay coast, Waterfront and up to the Table Mountain Cableway.

However, you can tag on an additional loop called THE YELLOW BUS free of charge which takes in the historic City Centre.

We recommend that you walk to stop 15 (Mount Nelson) from the hotel and take the YELLOW ROUTE first before swapping to the RED ROUTE. This makes an excellent introduction to the city.

If you have time (and especially on a SUNDAY when the city more or less shuts down) we recommend that you take the BLUE ROUTE which takes in Kirstenbosch, one or two Constantia wine farms (another FREE add-on) and the lovely Hout Bay valley. This is called the “MINI PENINSULA TOUR” but do not be fooled into thinking that it can replace the actual Cape Peninsula Tour – Penguins, Cape of Good Hope, and fantastic coastal scenery.

 FOR MORE INFORMATION: http://www.citysightseeing.co.za/compare-tours

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