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To the beach!

Summer is chasing away our Spring rains here in Cape Town. The sun is out and people have started heading to the beach. The lure of the white sand and blue seas, the far call of a gull is all too much for us over-stressed and desperate parents. AND SO we head to the beach […]

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FLOWER SPOTTING (with the sun on your back)

It’s not often you are told to get in your car and look for flowers. I will happily fall on that sword any day. And yes, being employed by MapStudio, I grabbed both our Visitor’s Guide Flower Route and Flower Route Road Map and hopped in the car. The Visitor’s Guide covers everything from A […]

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Why road maps won’t die

How did we manage to get from point A to B before GPS and navigation apps – why, a trusted road map In a country as vast as South Africa, many South Africans take to the open road to visit small dorpies and experience the great outdoors. Many motorists have a GPS in their vehicle or google […]

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10 great travel tips we love

As a first time traveler it is always hard to remember what to pack, what to do and how to plan for your first overseas holiday, but it need not be a daunting task! Here are some of our top 10 traveling tips to help you plan and make the most of your holiday experience. Be patient […]

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A career as a cartographer

A career that is often overlooked  is that of a cartographer, someone who will measure, analyse and interpret geographical information to create maps and charts. Cartography in a nutshell means the art and science of producing maps.   MapStudio has a number of great cartographers who work tirelessly on producing quality maps, giving you the most accurate […]

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Know your map~how to read maps

Being the largest producer of maps in Southern Africa, when it comes to maps you will be surprised how many people do not know how to read a map! So let’s take a look at the features of a map and the different types of maps. Each map displays different information and most include a scale […]

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Be a darling and travel to the Swartland

I recently did a spontaneous weekend’s excursion up the West Coast to discover the spring flowers, but what I discovered instead was a ‘blooming’ and vibrant town called Darling. Leaving Cape Town to travel along the R27, is the !Khwa ttu cultural centre where you can learn about ancient hunter-gatherers. The courteous and friendly staff at !Khwa […]

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Life’s a Beach is about discovering iconic South African beaches

Life’s a Beach discover iconic beaches If you happen to be like me, I live to travel. There is nothing more exhilarating than to visit quaint little towns, browse through their old antique shops, delight in homemade food and of course my favourite, explore beautiful wine farms (and savour wine). South Africa is truly a […]

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A portrait of Cape Town

A portrait of Cape Town It is true that a picture can say a thousand words, and with MapStudio’s new release, 50 Portraits of Cape Town, Paul Bruins does just that with his stunning photography portraying the beauty of our Mother City. Here are just some of the iconic sights that make Cape Town one […]

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Parents Guide to Pokemon GO

As parents we struggle to keep up with our kids and their knack for understanding new technology. I went out with my three to discover what Pokemon GO is all about. A global craze that has hit South African shores with a resounding thud. Pokemon GO is a GPS, map based game and generates a […]

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