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Meet the smile behind the mask...featuring De Zeekoe Guest Farm, Oudtshoorn

Posted on Sun October 11, 2020.

“Meet the smile behind the face mask” featuring Cape Country Routes Member De Zeekoe Guest Farm in Oudtshoorn

Interview with Owner of De Zeekoe Guest Farm: Paula Potgieter

All Cape Country Routes members, accommodation establishments and activity products alike, are owner run and managed. There are real people and real families behind these products...so let's meet the smile behind the face mask!

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Cape Country Routes Safe Stay Pledge

Posted on Fri September 11, 2020.

It is during Corona times that guest do not only look for “Character, Charm and Romance”, the hallmark of Cape Country Routes. They also look for a commitment to provide a safe stay. Across the group our members have pledged to adhere to the protocols for COVID-19 during the time of the pandemic as recommended by die TBCSA (Tourism Business Council of South Africa) and validated by the WTTC (World Tourism and Travel Council). One could even call it a commitment to “Collective Covid Rules”.

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5 of the Best Game Reserves on the Garden Route

Posted on Wed September 2, 2020.

Written by Ariadne van Zandbergen

The Garden Route is one of South Africa’s most popular tourist destinations. Its 200km coastline, stretching roughly between Mossel Bay and Tsitsikamma, features endless white sandy beaches, indigenous fairy-tale forests, wetlands brimming with birdlife, majestic mountain ranges, and rivers meandering through deep gorges. And although the province of Mpumalanga is traditionally the country’s foremost place to go for a safari, the Garden Route boasts several very good game reserves that complete it as an all-round African destination. Here are 5 of the best Game Reserves on the Garden Route.

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The sailing boat “Tourismstrong”

Posted on Wed August 19, 2020.

Corona Times are like a stormy sea…

Over the last couple of months the international sailing boat “tourismstrong” offered free seats to anyone involved in tourism – from accommodation, activity and transport suppliers to destination managers, tour operators and travel agents. It’s a bumpy journey, a long one and without any clear indication of when the bad weather will clear. What did become very clear is that we are all in this together! So let’s sit close together, hold on tight and survive this storm! #IamTourism #WeAreTourism

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A positive outlook to 2021: Put "the routes" on your travel bucket list!

Posted on Thu July 30, 2020.

The saying goes “Never let your memories be greater than your dreams “...and this is so true! Memories are wonderful but it is the present moment that nourishes our inner joy and love for travel. The time will come when we can all travel again, when we can live our travel dreams and create new memories based on real time experiences. Let’s start planning our next trip inspired by the many beautiful destinations South Africa and the Cape’s Country Routes have to offer.

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