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Cape luxury, one of the most beautiful hikes in the world and Karoo morning meerkats

A few weeks ago I was in the Cape, first staying at one of Plettenberg Bay's most lovely hotels -- the 5-star 14-room privately owned Sky Villa Boutique Hotel  high on a hill with 360 degree views over mountains and sea.










Here renowned chef Richard Rorich dreams up exciting new dishes but doesn't neglect his favourites. "You can't go wrong with chocolate" is his mantra. "Or seafood," he adds.





Then our small group of journalists went on what is widely regarded as one of the most scenic hikes in the world -- the Robberg Hike in the Robberg Nature Reserve just a 20-minute drive from Plett.

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Our next stop was a warm welcoming Karoo homestead and cottages just outside Outdshoorn, Zeekoe Guest Farm.

Zeekoe Guest Farm in the heart of the Karoo

A golden Karoo morning

This superb guest house is a favourite of locals and international guests alike. Lounge by the pool, go cycling, canoeing, enjoy a picnic by the river, go stargazing but be sure to get up at dawn and go into the desert in this unique starkly beautiful part of the world and watch the meerkats come up out of their burrows, do some meerkat yoga to warm themselves up in the sun, carry out some personal grooming and communicate with each other before going off to forage and hunt insects. It's an enchanting unforgettable experience.

Good morning!

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Kate Turkington is one of South Africa’s best-known broadcasters, travellers and travel writers. From Tibet to Thailand, Patagonia to Peru, Kashmir to Kathmandu, St Helena to St Albans, the Arctic Circle to Antarctica, like Shakespeare’s Puck she has girdled the world. She continues to travel when and where she can but Johannesburg is home where she writes and blogs in print and on social media.

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