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Father’s Day Gift Guide

Posted: 4th June 2021

Father’s Day shopping can be a daunting task! We’ve made it super easy for you with your yearly gift guide. We’ve broken up a few options based on dad’s interests and hobbies. Is your dad a foodie, or a reader? Is he sporty or into tech or both? Happy shopping, everyone!

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Get your kids through Winter!

Posted: 3rd June 2021

As soon as June rolls in, parents see the sniffles, hay fever, sore throats and persistent coughs roll in. It’s even MORE stressful this year as the schools do screening for Covid, and any little stuffy nose could be a suspected symptom. Even though we’re being much safer in our environments and sanitising our socks […]

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Winter School Holiday Survival Guide!

Posted: 3rd June 2021

Most schools are closing on the 9th of July and the kids will be stuck at home for two weeks. The July holidays have been shortened this year, but two weeks is still a long time to keep the little ones busy! Winter & rain doesn’t help much either! Here are FIVE great things to […]

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Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Posted: 3rd May 2021

Shopping for Mother’s Day can be a bit daunting. What could you get for the most important woman in your life? We’ve taken a look around our mall and found some great ideas for you!

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Mother’s Day Celebrations

Posted: 30th April 2021

Mother’s Day is the perfect day to celebrate MOM. We suggest heading to our Woolworths Food or Checkers to buy her some yummy ingredients for breakfast in bed. After that, bring her to Blue Route Mall and treat her to a delicious lunch at either Ocean Basket, Mugg n Bean or Peacock Tea and Coffee. […]

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IT’S TIME FOR A TEA PARTY

Posted: 30th April 2021

World Tea Day is on 21 May, so we thought this is the perfect excuse to celebrate tea and give you some great ideas to host your own beautiful tea party to celebrate. Here are a few carefully selected hand-picked items that we know you’ll love!

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Easter Decor Ideas! Get the look.

Posted: 5th March 2021

Easter is our favourite holiday at Blue Route Mall because it combines two of our favourite things: bunnies and chocolate! Here are a few of our favourite ‘looks’ for your Easter Table. We scoured our stores to find the exact items that you need to create these looks! Happy shopping, bunnies! Mr Price Home. Ceramic […]

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Long Weekend Travel around Cape Town

Posted: 5th March 2021

Exciting news! Flight Centre has recently launched a “Homegrown Holidays” campaign that is perfect for locals. They have amazing packages and specials on trips to game reserves, resorts and even to Durban or the Eastern Cape. This launches just in time for the Easter holidays! Come and chat to one of our agents at our […]

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The Perfect Easter Hunt

Posted: 5th March 2021

The Easter Egg Hunt is a big highlight with kids and can be pretty fun for adults, too! Don’t forget to make bunny paw prints all over the house, hide your eggs well before the kids wake up and remember to count how many you’re hiding. We’ve rounded up a few of our favourite Easter […]

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Back to School Shopping Guide 2021

Posted: 14th January 2021

For many parents, this has felt like the longest school holiday in history! Most schools return on 27 January, so there’s no doubt that you’ve started planning all the things that you need to have ready. For some of you, your child could be starting grade 1. We’ve taken a look around our mall and […]

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Make your home HAPPY

Posted: 14th January 2021

We’re all spending so much more time at home. These days, it really is the safest place to be. Some of us might be getting tired of being in the same surroundings every day – especially for those of us working from home or spending much more time there. We thought we’d INSPIRE you with […]

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What to get HER this Valentine’s Day!

Posted: 14th January 2021

Give your gal your very best this Valentine’s Day! We’ve put together this handy gift guide full of great ideas. You’ll definitely find something perfect in this list. Happy shopping, lovers! Valentino Perfume, Edgars: R1540. Instax Camera, Fugi Image Centre: R1399. Heart Necklace, Sterns: R499. Where The Crawdads Sing, Bargain Books: TBC Vegan Leather Pouch, […]

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Valentine’s Gift Guide: For HIM

Posted: 14th January 2021

Getting the man in your life a gift can be a daunting task! Why are men always so hard to buy for? And it has to be something romantic and thoughtful. We’ve put together some great ideas for you. Here’s our Blue Route Mall Valentine’s Day Gift Guide! Please always call the store ahead to […]

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Outdoor Activities Cape Town

Posted: 11th January 2021

We’re experiencing some beautiful weather in Cape Town, so we’re all bursting to go outside! We’ve rounded up some recommended activities that you can enjoy outdoors. Please always phone the relevant venue / establishment before your arrival to ensure that they are open and to understand their protocols and systems during the current Covid pandemic. […]

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Kids Holiday Activities Cape Town

Posted: 5th January 2021

Covid has brought a whole new set of rules to Cape Town locals. The school holidays are long, and we’re all looking for fun and safe things to do without our beaches to fall back on. We’ve created a list of indoor and outdoor activities for you to choose from! Staying at home is obviously […]

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Festive Decor Ideas!

Posted: 15th December 2020

We all love the festive season and Christmas is definitely the highlight. We love getting our homes ready and creating a happy, cheerful atmosphere. If you’re having people over for Christmas this year, then you might be looking for some ideas on how to decorate your home, table and wrap your gifts along a similar […]

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Christmas Shopping: Kids Gift Guide

Posted: 12th November 2020

Christmas shopping can be daunting on both your budget and your stress levels! The best advice that we can give you is to shop EARLY. There is nothing worse than trying to cram into the malls a week before Christmas and trying to get your last-minute shopping done. We’ve created a guide on how to […]

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Planning your December Holiday

Posted: 6th November 2020

The festive season is almost here and it’s really has been a strange year for all of us. Many of us are hoping to get away over December or January, so we’ve put together some suggestions based on everyone’s interests and budgets! Firstly, it’s important to know that we have a Flight Centre branch in […]

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Black Friday TOP shopping tips

Posted: 6th November 2020

Some of us wait all year for Black Friday! We are lured and excited about the promise of unbelievable deals, discounts and sales. Some Black Friday deals can be up to 70% off, so this shopping event is well worth the wait. The timing of Black Friday is also perfect as it’s just in time […]

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Black Friday WISH LIST

Posted: 6th November 2020

It’s almost Black Friday and we’ve gathered a WISH LIST of things that might be on special on 27 November! We’ve broken it up in categories to inspire you on items that you might need or just want to keep your eye on come BLACK FRIDAY. Tech & Gaming Firstly, we’ll take a quick look […]

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How Healthy Are You, really?

Posted: 14th October 2020

Health is defined as “A person who has good physical health is likely to have bodily functions and processes working at their peak.” Have you ever wondered if you are, in fact healthy? What exactly defines physical health and how can you attain it? The World Health Organisation suggests that healthy people require regular exercise, […]

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TOP celebrity beauty tricks

Posted: 6th October 2020

We all want to give our skin and hair the very BEST it deserves! We did some digging and found some TOP beauty tips from our favourite, and most beautiful celebrities. Rachel Bilson and Jennifer Aniston both swear by vaseline! Rachel uses it as a make-up remover to remove her make-up after a long day. […]

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Makeover inspiration. Get your glow-up for Summer!

Posted: 6th October 2020

We all love a good make-over in our favourite girly movies, but have you ever attempted to do a makeover ON YOURSELF? Grab your best friend and let’s take a look on HOW TO create the classic make-over for Summer! From hair to nails, clothes to skincare – here’s our full list of make-over essentials […]

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Biggest Beauty Sellers 2020

Posted: 6th October 2020

We all love pampering ourselves, but finding the perfect products for your skin is always really tricky. It can be daunting to walk down aisles of really beautiful, but sometimes expensive products – not knowing which ones will work for you. It’s the worst feeling when you spend a lot of money on a product […]

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Bring the sunshine in!

Posted: 16th September 2020

We’re so excited about Spring! It’s time to draw open the curtains, open the windows and let the sunshine back into your home! We’ve looked around our mall to find the lightest, brightest decor items to brighten your home. First up, let’s look at the gorgeous florals currently at Mr Price Home – all available […]

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MUST reads for Literacy Day

Posted: 4th September 2020

September 8th is International Literacy Day, encouraging and supporting literacy everywhere. The day focuses on the importance and value of literacy. The ability to read and write isn’t only important for individuals, but societies as a whole. Some say literacy is a matter of dignity and human rights. Literacy is also an essential foundation of […]

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where in the world is your next holiday?

Posted: 3rd September 2020

All travellers want something different out of their journey and luckily the diverse destinations across the globe have something for everyone. Your photo albums could be filled with snapshots of the United States’ larger than life cities, the colourful villages of South America, the lush landscapes of New Zealand or the ancient allure of the […]

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Let’s get FIT for Spring!

Posted: 4th August 2020

Spring is on it’s way! The weather is heating up and it’s almost time to dust off those cute summer dresses and shorts and show a lot more skin. If lockdown and winter has been tough on your belly, then maybe you want to get fit! Whether you like running, doing yoga, lifting weights or […]

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It’s time to go outside!

Posted: 30th July 2020

Things really have changed these past few months, which sees most of us spending all our time at home. The weather is warming up, so now is the perfect time to give your garden, courtyard or balcony a gorgeous mini makeover. We want you to create a space that’s beautiful for your family’s home entertainment. […]

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Winter Wish List!

Posted: 15th July 2020

It’s still the middle of winter and it seems like it’s only getting colder! We’ve looked around our mall to find a few things to make your home a bit warmer this season! Mr Price Home always delivers with the cozy blankets and right now, they have blankets and throws starting from just R99.99! We […]

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How to combat flu this winter!

Posted: 6th July 2020

Flu and cold season is officially here! While we’re all very focused on more serious symptoms like COVID, also remember that all sorts of other winter niggles are still lurking around. We created this article in partnership with our Clicks and Dis-Chem branches to help you and your family stay healthy this Winter! How do […]

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hair and beauty salons are officially open

Posted: 26th June 2020

Our hair and beauty salons are deemed safe to resume operations, the following salons are now open for business: Carlton Hair Edge for Men Partners Hair Design Sorbet These salons have strict hygiene and safety measures in place. Please contact them or view their Facebook pages for more information on their protocols.  

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Father’s Day Shopping Guide

Posted: 15th June 2020

Shopping for Father’s Day is loads of fun! If you’re wondering what to get the dad in your life, then we’ve got some great ideas for you and a huge variety of stores to shop from. One of the easiest things to get dad, which is always a HUGE hit: is treats! You can buy […]

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Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Posted: 1st June 2020

Father’s Day is a wonderful time to celebrate the dads in our lives. You could be shopping for your own father or your husband, so we’ve put together a list of great ideas for all interests and budgets! We’re not sure what interests your dad’s have, but there’s definitely something for everyone in this blog […]

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are children allowed at the mall?

Posted: 29th May 2020

While we understand there are no restrictions on the movement of children, it is recommended that everyone tries to shop alone as far as possible. This helps tenants to better manage the numbers inside the store and it eliminates the risk of children contracting the virus. It is highly recommended to limit the number of […]

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your safety is our priority

Posted: 29th May 2020

Dear customers, BEFORE visiting our mall, please consider: *Only sending one family member to do the shopping. *Keeping children at home where possible. *Prepare a shopping list beforehand to make your shop quicker and more efficient. *Please ensure you are wearing a mask before entering our mall. *Make your trip through the shops as fast […]

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Home Fitness: A Beginner’s Guide

Posted: 28th May 2020

Some of us have been less active during our current quarantine. Exercise restrictions coupled with working from home has really had an affect on our activity levels. Maybe you’ve been wanting to start a home fitness regime but you weren’t really sure where to start, what to buy or what to do? Then this blog […]

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A Comfortable Trend for Winter 2020

Posted: 11th May 2020

Winter is on the way and we have the latest fashion trends available that will keep you cosy and stylish. Bold, bright, warm, and energetic blue, red, green, grey, tangerine and silver are the vibrant colours of winter for 2020. Consisting of mid-length dresses, oversized jumpers, denim, slim leg trousers, high boots, trench coats and […]

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Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Posted: 4th May 2020

Mother’s Day is this Sunday, 10 May! It’s a bit tricky this year, but we’ve created the perfect gift guide to ensure that your mom (or your wife) gets something she absolutely loves this Mother’s Day. Note that a lot of our stores are currently OPEN under Level 4; see the full list here. It’s […]

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Mother’s Day Bumper Post

Posted: 4th May 2020

Mother’s Day is such a special day for moms. It’s the day that we get to show them just how much we love and appreciate them! It’s so important to plan the day from start to finish to make her feel truly special. The very first thing you’ll need to do, is plan breakfast… and […]

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How to boost your health!

Posted: 14th April 2020

We’re more concerned about our health more than ever. Staying healthy and having a strong immune system is more important than ever before. There are so many theories going around on how to achieve optimal health, so we’ve investigated all the options to bring you this ultimate guide to being your best, most healthy version […]

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Blue Route Safety Protocols

Posted: 3rd April 2020

These are very scary times for all South Africans and Blue Route has your best interests in mind! Kindly note that our Checkers, Woolworths, Dis-Chem, Clicks and Absolute Pets are still open and are well stocked. The stores are restricting the number of people allowed in the store at a time and have implemented social […]

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Easter on Lockdown!

Posted: 3rd April 2020

It seems strange that we are all bundled up at home this Easter, but these are very scary times for our nation and we are determined to still have a fun, delicious and entertaining holiday for the whole family – right at home!  Note that our Woolworths Food, Checkers , Dis-Chem and Clicks are still […]

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Lockdown DIYs for Entertaining Kids!

Posted: 2nd April 2020

Parents are particularly stressed at the moment! Working from home with little kids to entertain (and no nannies in sight) is a huge challenge. No more quick trips to the park, playdates or family outings, either! We’ve rounded up a few ideas for you to help you keep the little ones occupied in the upcoming […]

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the western cape blood service assures blood donors that donating blood is safe

Posted: 30th March 2020

The Western Cape Blood Service (WCBS) would like to assure donors that donating blood is safe. There is currently no reason to suspect that COVID-19 can be transmitted through blood transfusion. This is based on the fact that respiratory viruses, in general, are not known to be transmitted by blood transfusion, and there have been […]

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Summer Loving, happened so fast

Posted: 4th March 2020

Summer might be behind us, but the first school holiday of 2020 is upon us. For most Cape Town schools, the holidays are from 20 – 31 March. And then Easter is from 9 – 13 April, so we have loads of holiday planning to do! We checked in with our Flight Centre branch to […]

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Summer Loving, had me a blast!

Posted: 28th February 2020

We’re not quite ready to let go of summer yet! Although we’re officially in Autumn now, we still want to soak up the last of the sunshine days with cute dresses, beach trips and loads of outdoor entertaining and balmy evenings at home. We’ve rounded up some of our favourite ideas and products from various […]

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Matric Dance Bumper Post

Posted: 17th February 2020

For most girls, we only ever get two big occasions where we can dress up and go all out with styled hair, perfect make-up, sparkly shoes and of course a gorgeous dress. Their wedding day, and their Matric Dance! We’ve gone through our mall and found loads of ideas for you to make your Matric […]

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New year, new YOU!

Posted: 13th January 2020

Happy New Year to all our customers and readers! It’s a new year and a new decade, which is filling most of us with loads of inspiration! This is the most popular time for people to make new year’s resolutions and try and improve ourselves, our health and our habits for the better. Sticking to […]

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Back to School 2020

Posted: 13th January 2020

It’s a bittersweet moment when we send our kids back to school every year. Holidays with kids can be chaotic because entertaining little ones over the festive season is loads of hard work for parents! But as soon as they’re out the door and back in the classroom, most of us feel a bit weepy. […]

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The Perfect Gift Guide for Him and Her

Posted: 9th December 2019

We’ve been going through our stores and finding the best gift ideas for Him & Her this Christmas. Shopping for your partner, mother or father is always a daunting task and sometimes you can browse the mall for hours looking for something that they will love. Here are our favourite gift ideas for Him and […]

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The Ultimate Kids Gift Guide!

Posted: 9th December 2019

Christmas is all about the children! We have South Africa’s two biggest and most loved toy stores in our mall: Toy Kingdom and Toys R Us/Babies R Us! We’ve looked through Santa’s catalogue, and these are our TOP PICKS for your little ones this Christmas.  The top, timeless kids brands at the moment are Lego, […]

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Christmas Bumper Post!

Posted: 4th December 2019

We all love Christmas and we definitely love that it involves a LOT of eating! Impress your guest at this year’s Christmas dinner with this stunning Roast Lamb recipe by local foodie, Sam Linsell. You can find the full recipe here. INGREDIENTS 1 leg of lamb – 2 – 2.5kg 2T harissa paste Olive oil […]

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At the movies this week

Posted: 27th November 2019

Don’t miss the latest and new releases at the movies this week! We’ve created a post on our top picks for you to watch before they go off the big screen! Fisherman’s Friends (Based on a true story) A fast-living, cynical London music executive reluctantly heads to Cornwall on a colleague’s stag weekend where he’s […]

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8 Top Tips for Black Friday

Posted: 19th November 2019

We’re so excited about Black Friday and you should be too! It’s the perfect time to do your Christmas and festive shopping for the holidays. Our stores have been really busy putting their mystery Black Friday stock aside to bring you the very best deals. A quick reminder that our shopping hours on Black Friday […]

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Ultimate Christmas Shopping Guide

Posted: 15th November 2019

Shopping for men is often the hardest part! Ticking Dad / your partner off the list is probably the most daunting part of Christmas shopping. We’ve looked through our mall and found a few great ideas for you! Our Luggage and Leather stores have really gorgeous travel gear, from sporty backpacks to stylish laptop bags […]

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Black Friday Wish-List Shopping Guide

Posted: 8th November 2019

We have over 22 exciting fashion stores in our mall for you to choose from. From kids clothing to summer dresses and beach wear – make sure you’re first in line this Black Friday to get yourself and the whole family SUMMER ready! Here are a few of our favourite picks! Kindly note that stores […]

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Ban the bag with Blue Route Mall

Posted: 7th October 2019

How often do you purchase plastic bags for your shopping? Every time you visit a store? Once every now and then? Never? While they’re certainly convenient, plastic bags pose a significant threat to our environment, including considerable waste, excessive flooding due to clogging of drains and other areas, and substantial harm to our oceans and […]

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Rugby World Cup at Blue Route Mall

Posted: 1st October 2019

Rugby fever is here and we’re loving every second of it. To make it easier for you to plan around the games, we’ve put together this guide to get the MOST out of the 2019 Rugby World Cup! Our SA game against Italy kicks off today at 11:45, so you better be joining us at […]

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Trick or Treat!

Posted: 1st October 2019

Dressing up for Halloween is always really fun for kids, but quite stressful for parents! Often they need to dress up for school, trick-or-treat, parties or family get-togethers and it’s really hard to come up with easy, do-able ideas that are practical and affordable! Our King Cake Party Shop AND The Crazy Store have super […]

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The Best School Holiday Activities for Kids

Posted: 30th August 2019

Entertaining kids in the school holidays is T R I C K Y. Keeping kids occupied when they’re bouncing with energy (or worse: bored) is definitely challenging for most parents. We have your back, and we’ve researched the absolute best things to do with your kids! Keep this list handy for every holiday, because it […]

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The Best Cape Town Camping Spots

Posted: 30th August 2019

We’re so excited for the warmer weather, the outdoors and the flower season in the Cape. To celebrate, we thought we’d share our top 5 camping areas in and around Cape Town. It’s the best time of year to get outdoors and spend time with your family and loved ones. It isn’t too hot, it […]

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How good is your Valentine’s Day game?

Posted: 4th February 2019

The official day of love will soon be here again, and if you’re in a relationship (and want to stay that way), best you start making some plans for 14 February. Of course, finding the right gift for Valentine’s Day does depend on how skilled you are at the love game – but don’t worry, […]

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Get the ultimate party look

Posted: 14th November 2018

The holiday season is almost here and you know what that means – parties, functions, events, and almost every outing you can think of! It also means you’ll want to look your best, but with so many other items on your to-do list, who’s got the time? Not to worry though – because with a […]

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