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Volume 18. Issue 70. 8th November 2018. View Online
Discover South Africa with Travel Focus

It’s breathtaking, it’s captivating, it’s bustling, it’s endless… it’s South Africa! In every province, around every corner, there’s a magic moment waiting to leave you inspired with incredible people underpinning it all. From city life to adventure, wildlife to culture, breathtaking scenery to sun-soaked coasts – discover South Africa.

Cape Town & The Cape Peninsula

Nestled between the iconic Table Mountain and the Atlantic Ocean, Cape Town is one of the most sought-after city breaks in the world.

Visitors can spend their time wandering around the V&A Waterfront, with its array of shops and restaurants. A boat trip to Robben Island is a must do, or take the cableway up Table Mountain.

To the south of the city, popular beaches holding Blue Flag Status include Clifton’s four beaches and Camp’s Bay.

Day trips down the Cape Peninsula offer stunning vistas. The Chapman’s Peak Drive winds between Hout Bay and Noordhoek. At the Hout Bay Harbour, animal lovers can take a boat ride out to Seal Island to watch these amusing creatures in their natural habitat. Next, head to Boulders Beach where the main attraction, a colony of Jackass Penguins is endlessly entertaining, exceedingly “whiffy” and just plain cute.

The Indian and Atlantic Ocean meet at the southwestern tip of Africa, in the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, home to a variety of wildlife species. Gazing out from the famous viewing point, you have the sense you have reached land’s end.

The Cape Winelands

An easy drive from Cape Town, the Winelands dramatic mountains stand guard over a quilt of working vineyards, elegant Cape Dutch estates and quaint towns boasting top restaurants, hotels and spas.

The Winelands is all about stepping back from the hectic pace of modern living, and appreciating the finer things in life in some of the most gorgeous and tranquil locations South Africa has to offer. Sample some of the regions award-winning wine offerings, stroll through exquisitely maintained gardens or explore art galleries and antique shops in the oak-lined streets of the local towns, you will never want to leave.

Base yourself in the lively university town of Stellenbosch, with its galleries, shops and cafés surrounded by around 200 wineries or beautiful Franschhoek, a charming town with French Hugenot heritage and arguably the culinary headquarters of the country. Framed by a majestic backdrop of the Helderberg Mountains, Paarl lies peacefully nestled amongst vineyards laden with the harvest’s finest offerings.

Getting There

Turkish Airlines are now flying to 3 destinations in South Africa via Istanbul on all the routes Turkish Airlines operate their new A330- 300 series aircraft.


Dublin to Cape Town

Dublin to Johannesburg

Dublin to Durban

Win a trip for two to South Africa

At Travel Focus we just love South Africa and we want you to experience this wonderful country for yourself.  This is the first of three ezines featuring different regions in South Africa.

To be in with a chance to win a trip for two to South Africa, all you have to do is answer the questions in each of the 3 ezines.

Send your entry to and enter the Quiz number in the subject line.



Q1: What is the name of the iconic mountain in Cape Town?

Q2: How do you get to Robben Island from Cape Town?

Q3: What kind of Penguins will you find at Boulders Beach?

Q4: What is the name of the drive between Hout Bay and Noordhoek?

Q5: Where do the Atlantic & Indian Oceans meet?

Q6: Name two Towns in the Winelands?

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