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10 Gorgeous Guest Houses in the Free State

01/23/2018 01:00:43 AM

These gorgeous guest houses in the Free State will come as a welcome surprise. Gone is the dizzying chintz and outdated style often associated with this part of the country. These Free State guest houses are compelling, elegantly furnished and ...

New Year, New Resolutions. Here are some you CAN keep…

01/22/2018 01:00:14 AM

So 2018 is finally here and to mark the start of the new year most of us come up with a list of resolutions – goals we’d like to accomplish, things to learn, changes to make – many of which we abandon after just a few days. We’d like ...

How Travel in South Africa can Change Your Life

01/15/2018 01:00:24 AM

The natural beauty and wide open spaces when you travel in South Africa effortlessly promote mindful living. Mindfulness is a widely used process aimed at reducing stress and depression. It involves focusing one’s attention on what is happening ...

Stopping for Goat’s Cheese Sarmies at Chane Cheese Farm in Mtubatuba

01/11/2018 01:00:23 AM

A herd of grazing goats greets visitors to Chane Cheese Farm which is situated a short drive from the towns of St Lucia and Mtubatuba. After reading about the farm in a magazine and having been told they make a delicious toasted (goats) cheese ...

Unique Experiences You Can Have Only in South Africa

01/10/2018 01:00:30 AM

South Africa is extraordinary. When one thinks unique experiences, South Africa – with its unusual blend of diverse cultures, varied landscapes, wildlife, vibrant cities and historical towns – tops the list for its distinct character. We ...

The Best Places in South Africa that You Hardly Know About

01/08/2018 01:00:44 AM

A list of the best places in South Africa is a long one. But, unlike similar lists doing the rounds on social media that stick to those places we’ve all visited (yawn), or at least know about, this list of the best places in South Africa is ...

20 Something in Cape Town – A List of Things To Do

01/05/2018 01:00:40 AM

The Mother City is one of the best cities in South Africa in which to be young, single and fancy free. The whole city is a playground if you’re 20 something in Cape Town. Whether it’s discovering something cool to do, or heading off along ...

Places in Cape Town to Propose that Guarantee a ‘Yes’

01/03/2018 01:00:34 AM

Cape Town is fast earning a reputation as one of the most perfect places in the world to propose – where else can you find quite the same combination of sea, mountain, sky, wine and vibe? And when it comes to places in Cape Town to propose, ...

Travel predictions 2018 – How South Africa Will Fare in the Travel Stakes

01/01/2018 01:00:59 AM

In true New Year style we scour the online space for travel predictions 2018 and look at how these translate to Travel in South Africa. This time of year is all about travel predictions 2018. A couple of major players in the industry recently ...

Five underrated South African National Parks

12/27/2017 03:00:27 AM

South African national parks are a good bet, when exploring South Africa. They’re generally well maintained, cheaper than the average safari lodge, and, if you time your visit for SA National Parks Week, grant South African citizens free entry. ...

Fun Things to do in Maboneng, Hangout of Creatives

12/22/2017 01:00:39 AM

Maboneng is Johannesburg’s trendy precinct to the east of the city. Its Sotho name, when translated, means ‘place of light’ – an apt description for what was once a sorely neglected part of Jeppestown. When it comes to fun things to ...

Best Places to Spend New Year’s Eve in South Africa

12/20/2017 03:00:56 AM

Where are you spending New Year’s Eve? At a party, a celebration? Or somewhere more gentle – just you, a couple of friends, and a bottle of bubbly? If, like me, you’ve left your New Year’s Eve plans for the last minute – here are a  ...

Incredible Places to Sleep Under the Stars in South Africa

12/18/2017 01:00:35 AM

Sleeping out in the wilderness, under a star-strewn sky, is not something you can do just anywhere anymore. In fact, few holiday destinations can promise places to sleep under the stars, like South Africa can; free of light pollution. South ...

Incredible Places to Sleep Under the Stars in South Africa

12/18/2017 01:00:35 AM

Sleeping out in the wilderness, under a star-strewn sky, is not something you can do just anywhere anymore. In fact, few holiday destinations can promise places to sleep under the stars, like South Africa can; free of light pollution. South ...

Inexpensive Accommodation in Cape Town, South Africa

12/14/2017 01:00:34 AM

Inexpensive accommodation in Cape Town is like hen’s teeth. But you can still find it in Cape Town. Truth is, it’s more about knowing where to look, and we’re rather good at that at SA-Venues.com – it’s what we do. So, if you’re ...

What’s On in Cape Town in December 2017 – Don’t Miss Out on these 10 Events

12/13/2017 01:00:08 AM

Cape Town is in full-swing summer! It’s less a question of ‘what’s on in Cape Town’ than ‘how do we fit it all in?’ December brings sun-filled, hot days, balmy evenings and late nights (summer sunset times to rival the more northerly ...

Unusual Accommodation in South Africa, for a Real Holiday Experience

12/11/2017 01:00:22 AM

We’ve put together a list of unusual accommodation in South Africa, because like us, you want your stay to be an experience. We know that creating an authentic tourist experience starts with finding somewhere to stay that is a little unusual; ...

12 Reasons to Visit Mokala National Park That Will Have you Visiting, Tomorrow

12/07/2017 01:00:25 AM

Mokala National Park lies just outside Kimberley – a series of wide open grasslands, Kalahari thornveld and camelthorn scrub land interspersed with isolated dolerite hills. Mokala means camelthorn tree (Acacia erioloba) in Setswana, a name ...

12 Reasons to Visit Mokala National Park That Will Have you Visiting, Tomorrow

12/07/2017 01:00:25 AM

Mokala National Park lies just outside Kimberley – a series of wide open grasslands, Kalahari thornveld and camelthorn scrub land interspersed with isolated dolerite hills. Mokala means camelthorn tree (Acacia erioloba) in Setswana, a name ...

Baths with Amazing Views in South Africa

12/05/2017 01:00:42 AM

There is no measure of luxury quite like baths with amazing views. There’s something about luxuriating in amongst bubbles, soaking in the beauty… And there is no shortage of mountain and sea views in South Africa – for they’re in ample ...

Things to Do in Johannesburg for Free

12/04/2017 01:00:59 AM

Egoli might be one of South Africa’s more expensive cities, but if you know where to look there are a list of things to do in Johannesburg for free. There are food markets (Bamboo Market, Bryanston Organic, Fourways Farmers’, Market on Main), ...

All Aboard the Inchanga Choo Choo

12/01/2017 01:00:50 AM

This past Sunday saw us waking early and heading to Kloof station in time to board the train that departs at 08h30 promptly. The Inchanga Choo Choo is a steam train named Wesley that has been around since the 1930’s and now has the wonderful ...

10 things you should never do in Cape Town

11/29/2017 01:00:16 AM

There are many attractions in the Mother City, some that are almost required visiting when you holiday in the Cape, but here are the things you should never do in Cape Town … Never go to the beach on Christmas day (or New Year’s Day, for ...

How to Gumboot Dance like a South African

11/28/2017 01:00:07 AM

Wanna learn how to gumboot dance like a South African? The Isicathulo, or gumboot dance, is a traditional African dance done in Wellington boots known simply, in South Africa, as gumboots. The dance is a dance of life; a celebration of what ...

Stay in a Cape Dutch House

11/22/2017 01:00:57 AM

In-love with gables, white-washed walls, dark thatch, sturdy front doors with a window above, evenly spaced windows and T, H and U-shaped house design? The Cape Dutch house is one of the most sought-after designs for homes in the Western Cape. ...

The Most Iconic Heritage Buildings in Cape Town

11/20/2017 01:00:35 AM

Heritage buildings in Cape Town are not as scarce as one might expect from a city whose building history dates back only to the 1650s with the arrival of the Dutch. Yes, Bartholomeu Dias rounded the Cape in 1488 but, apart from his stone crosses, ...

And the Most Visited Tourist Attractions in South Africa are…

11/16/2017 01:00:35 AM

Ask anyone the question – which are the most visited tourist attractions in South Africa – and they’ll probably answer along the lines of our list below … V&A Waterfront The Victoria and Alfred Waterfront in Cape Town has around 25 million ...

The Best Hotels in South Africa, Right Now, that Aren’t Hotel Chains

11/14/2017 01:00:46 AM

We’ve stretched the definition of ‘hotel‘ a little, to accommodate a couple of boutique hotels – and even the odd lodge that welcomes almost the same number of guests as a small hotel – to bring you a list of the best hotels in South ...

Win a 2 Night Stay for 4 Guests at the De Hoop Village in De Hoop

11/13/2017 01:05:02 AM

Exquisite views of the Cape Overberg mountains, the crisp sea spray of the Atlantic Ocean, and the rustic charm of a South African fishing village await the lucky winners of this competition. Win a two nights stay for four people in a self-catering ...

Drought in Cape Town – What Visitors Can Do to Help

11/09/2017 01:00:40 AM

There is a drought in Cape Town. With the end of the rainy season in October, goes any hope that late rains might solve the drought in Cape Town… The Mother City, rather than restricting visitors, continues to welcome them but requests the ...

Drought in Cape Town – What Visitors Can Do to Help

11/09/2017 01:00:40 AM

There is a drought in Cape Town. With the end of the rainy season in October, goes any hope that late rains might solve the drought in Cape Town… The Mother City, rather than restricting visitors, continues to welcome them but requests the ...

Our Best Value Luxury Western Cape Accommodation, You Just Can’t Resist

11/08/2017 01:00:07 AM

We’ve pulled out all the stops to find you best value, luxury Western Cape Accommodation, including Cape Town. Most of these options are self-catered, giving you the privacy and magnificence of a house all your own, with views out over the ...

The Story of How Cape Town got its Name

11/06/2017 01:00:38 AM

The story of how Cape Town got its name is a special one, that starts way back in the annals of time: Once upon a time a man known as Bart to his friends, but Bartolomeu to his employers, rounded a piece of land in the shape of a finger. It ...

South Africa’s Marine Big 5 – Do You Know What They Are?

11/02/2017 02:00:31 AM

One of South Africa’s major appeals is its immediate access to big five safaris. For this reason, thousands of visitors head through our international airports. But South Africa marine big 5 is fast falling under the spotlight too, as more ...

The Best Value Luxury Cape Winelands Accommodation by SA-Venues.com

10/30/2017 02:00:14 AM

The Best Value Luxury Cape Winelands Accommodation by SA-Venues.com ~ The Cape Winelands of South Africa need little by way of introduction – the area is one of the most visited parts of the country. So, it isn’t surprising that the standard ...

13 Secrets of Bontebok National Park that Will Have You Visiting, Tomorrow

10/27/2017 02:00:34 AM

The Bontebok National Park might be South Africa’s smallest national park, but you’ll find that its very smallness is also its greatest selling point. It gives you access to what has so aptly been described as ‘a little piece of Renosterveld ...

5 Stylish Durban Boutique Hotels You Can’t Afford to Miss

10/24/2017 17:20:44 PM

Durban Boutique hotels have obviously not caught on in the balmy seaside city, as a number of our choices below don’t call themselves ‘boutique’. Yet the definition of boutique hotels as upscale residences of less than 100 rooms easily ...

7 Places in South Africa to Visit, Straight Out of a Fairy Tale

10/23/2017 02:00:38 AM

One doesn’t usually associate the raw and hugely varied natural beauty of South Africa with a fairy tale. That’s left to Europe to provide. But places in South Africa to visit, reminiscent of all things fairy, is not as ‘out there’ as ...

A Brief Guide to Wild Animals in South Africa

10/20/2017 02:00:20 AM

Wild animals in South Africa no longer roam in great herds that take days to pass one by. Those days are long gone. They’ve largely been driven out of their natural habitat by man’s push for development. Man’s disrespect for wildlife has ...

15 inspiring South African Rainforest Facts – South Africa’s Only Rainforest

10/18/2017 02:00:54 AM

We explore South African rainforest facts. South Africa’s only rainforest rests on the edge of the Crocodile River on the outskirts of Nelspruit, in a place so unlikely that hardly anyone knows it exists. It isn’t a naturally occurring ...

Best Long Weekend Getaways, South Africa

10/16/2017 02:00:15 AM

Long weekend getaways South Africa – why there are plenty of options for locals, and visitors, within driving distance of each of the four major cities. With an extra day, or two, tagged onto a weekend, South Africans need little excuse to ...

Where to Safari in South Africa

10/12/2017 02:00:32 AM

It’s the number one question for any traveller: where to safari in South Africa? The country is geared up for safari. And there is such a selection of safari lodges and game reserves that the issue is less about where, and all about how to ...

Gay and Lesbian South Africa – Our LGBTI Guide

10/09/2017 02:00:05 AM

Travelling gay and lesbian South Africa is as easy as following our LGBTI guide. South Africa is regarded as the cool LGBTI hangout on the tip of Africa. It’s the only country in Africa, and indeed the fifth country in the world, to legalise ...

9 Secrets of Table Mountain National Park that Will Have You Visiting, Tomorrow

10/05/2017 02:00:32 AM

Table Mountain National Park (TMNP) may include the famous Table Mountain that makes it on to at least one list of the world’s most beautiful mountains, and attracts millions of visitors annually. But the national park extends way beyond the ...

5 Unusual South African Buildings You MUST Visit

10/02/2017 02:00:03 AM

South Africa is known for many things. Architecture isn’t usually one of them. But these 5 South African buildings are worth adding to your list of must-sees, when in the country … The Zeitz-Mocaa gallery, Cape Town Cape Town’s huge c ...

South African Mobile Apps That Will Improve Your Visit 100%

09/28/2017 02:00:12 AM

South African mobile apps make your time in South Africa easier. We’ve chosen 8 apps that, if you download before you arrival, will help you navigate your South African Travel experience that much easier. Essential South African mobile apps ...

8 Waterfalls of the Secret Sabie Waterfall Route

09/26/2017 02:00:46 AM

The Lowveld’s Sabie Waterfall Route is an insider secret in South Africa. Few people have written about it, despite its being just 60 km west of the famous Kruger National Park. And even fewer visitors know of the route – often cast in the ...

Top Things to Do in Cape Town City Bowl

09/21/2017 02:00:26 AM

Top things to do in Cape Town City Bowl ~ Cape Town City Bowl is called such for the natural amphitheatre formed by the press of Table Bay’s harbour on one side, and the mountains of Table Mountain, Signal Hill, Lion’s Head and Devil’s ...

Secrets of Mapungubwe National Park That Will Have You Visiting, Tomorrow

09/19/2017 02:00:48 AM

Hardly anyone knows about Mapungubwe National Park… It lies on the south bank of the Limpopo River at the meeting place of three countries: Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa, about five hours north of Gauteng. It’s more than a national ...

The Official Cape Town Bucket List

09/15/2017 02:00:50 AM

Over four million people visit Cape Town every year… The Telegraph Travel Awards voted Cape Town the best city for the fourth year in a row; it’s been Conde Nast’s Reader’s number one food city in the world; National Geographic voted ...

Win a Two Night Stay at the Black Oystercatcher in Cape Agulhas

09/13/2017 12:00:44 PM

The Black Oystercatcher in Cape Agulhas is more than a wine farm. It’s a destination – a place to relax, breathe in the fresh country air, and reconnect with nature. Win a Two Night Stay for Two at the Black Oystercatcher, and a trip for ...

Whale Watching South Africa Just Got Better – Now is the best time to see them

09/12/2017 02:00:27 AM

Now is the best time to see them There isn’t a better time for whale watching in South Africa than right now. Because the southern right whale is busy congregating just off the country’s coastline; close enough to the coast to see with the ...

Karoo Road Trip: 10 Best Places to Stop on South Africa’s Greatest Self Drive

09/08/2017 02:00:21 AM

A Karoo road trip is one of the best ways to travel the vast expanse that is the Karoo. Divided into two distinct parts, a Karoo road trip can explore either the Klein Karoo (a 300 km strip of mountainous, semi-desert between Worcester and George), ...

South African Tourism Facts – Proof That the World Loves South Africa

09/06/2017 02:00:28 AM

South African tourism facts are not only interesting to read for those of us involved in the industry. They’re also essential to understand how intimately South Africa is affected by, and dependent on, tourism as a major contributor to GDP. ...

New Accommodation – Hot on Our Site Right Now

09/04/2017 02:00:02 AM

Every week we add new options to our accommodation offerings on the SA-Venues.com website. So, we thought we’d bring some of the more popular accommodation options we’ve added in the last month to you – everything from garden cottages ...

6 Best Small Towns in Gauteng

09/01/2017 02:00:22 AM

The best small towns in Gauteng are but a handful. The place of gold (Gauteng translated from the Sotho) is a small province and as such is completely overshadowed by its vibrant centre – Johannesburg – the country’s major metropolis that ...

Northern Cape Tented Camps Perfect for a Glamping Weekend

08/30/2017 02:00:56 AM

These Northern Cape tented camps give travellers a first-hand experience of the vast space and silence that best characterises South Africa’s biggest, and least-populated, province. The Northern Cape is home to some of the country’s most ...

Garden Route Small Towns – We explore the Best

08/28/2017 02:00:05 AM

These Garden Route small towns are some of the most popular towns in South Africa. It isn’t difficult to imagine why they’re often busy. The self-drive Garden Route is high on most visitors must-see lists when they arrive in South Africa. ...

Free State Tented Camps Perfect for a Glamping Weekend

08/25/2017 02:00:56 AM

Free State Tented Camps Perfect for a Glamping Weekend – the first one will blow you away! ~ One doesn’t anticipate Free State tented camps in a province known as the heartland of the Afrikaner, and famous for its grain farms and rich pasture ...

Garden Route Tented Camps Perfect for a Glamping weekend

08/23/2017 02:00:44 AM

Garden Route tented camps bring to mind generous mosquito nets, heavy canvas flaps opening out onto the savannah, and colonial-style Big 5 viewing with sundowners in the bush. Not to be confused with camping holidays where caravans, ground cloths, ...

12 Secrets of the Golden Gate Highlands National Park That Will Have You Visiting, Tomorrow

08/21/2017 02:00:30 AM

The Free State’s Golden Gate Highlands National Park is tucked away just east of South Africa’s centre, between the popular town of Clarens, Phuthaditjhaba, and the mountainous boundary of Lesotho. Famous for its sandstone formations that ...

North West Tented Camps Perfect for a Glamping Weekend

08/18/2017 02:00:27 AM

North West tented camps are perfect escape plans for stress-strapped city dwellers of Pretoria and Johannesburg. The North West province, like Gauteng, is completely landlocked. It is defined by the Magaliesberg Mountains north east of the province, ...

North West Tented Camps Perfect for a Glamping Weekend

08/18/2017 02:00:27 AM

North West tented camps are perfect escape plans for stress-strapped city dwellers of Pretoria and Johannesburg. The North West province, like Gauteng, is completely landlocked. It is defined by the Magaliesberg Mountains north east of the province, ...

KwaZulu-Natal Tented Camps Perfect for a Glamping Weekend

08/16/2017 02:00:32 AM

KwaZulu-Natal tented camps come in a variety of guises. They’re not all tented camps the way one expects them to be – out in the bush accompanied by the Big 5 experience – except for one, in a private game reserve in the savanna region, ...

Visit Khomani Cultural Landscape – the 9th of South Africa’s World Heritage Sites

08/14/2017 02:00:09 AM

Khomani Cultural Landscape ~ Now South Africa has 9; the Newest of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites is in the Desert The Khomani Cultural Landscape has recently been inscribed as the 9th of the country’s world heritage sites, and probably its ...

6 Gauteng Tented Camps Perfect for a Glamping Weekend

08/11/2017 02:00:18 AM

Gauteng tented camps are an unusual find. These safari-style tented accommodation options clearly challenge the assumption that one needs to leave the city to experience the bush. Gauteng is the smallest province in South Africa. It surrounds ...

Limpopo Tented Camps perfect for a Glamping Weekend

08/09/2017 02:00:54 AM

Limpopo Tented Camps ~ South Africa’s Limpopo province is synonymous with the bushveld, Big 5 safaris and tented camps. Have a look through these 28 Limpopo tented camps, perfect for glamping weekends … Amanzimlotzi Riverside Bush Camp, ...

Cederberg Weekend Guide: Places to Visit in the Cederberg

08/07/2017 02:00:28 AM

Cederberg Weekend Guide ~ There are a myriad things to do and places to visit in the Cederberg, one of the most popular weekend getaways in the Western Cape. It’s popular because it’s so close to Cape Town, it’s a hiking mecca, and is ...

Mpumalanga Tented Camps Perfect for a Glamping Weekend

08/04/2017 02:00:28 AM

In Mpumalanga tented camps in the bush are about getting away from it all in lush green surrounds where bird life predominates, and where on many of the game reserves you can stroll without fear of predators. Have a look through these 13 Mpumalanga ...

8 Eastern Cape Tented Camps Perfect for a Glamping Weekend

08/02/2017 02:00:59 AM

Eastern Cape tented camps to take you into uncharted territory. Once there, time stands still. Because these Eastern Cape tented camps are in a part of the country not associated with big game in the way that Limpopo and Mpumalanga are. But ...

How to Spend the Weekend on South Africa’s West Coast

08/01/2017 02:00:28 AM

Sparsely populated with access to largely deserted Atlantic beaches, and spring flowers in July/August, here’s a West Coast itinerary to get the most of out of the seaside villages, windswept scenery, and time expanding experiences. Because ...

20 Western Cape Tented Camps perfect for a Glamping Weekend

07/28/2017 02:00:58 AM

Western Cape Tented Camps … before you shake your head at the thought of having to slum it in a tent, tented camps are anything but the camping holiday that first comes to mind. Many have solid furniture, feather duvets, hot running water ...

15 Reasons to Visit Durban, At LEAST Once in Your Life

07/26/2017 02:00:24 AM

Visit Durban … Described by CNN as ‘the coolest city in South Africa you’ve never seen’. And ranked higher by Mercer in its annual Quality of Living survey than both Cape Town and Johannesburg, for yet another year, South Africa’s ...

14 Charming South African Vacation Homes

07/24/2017 02:00:47 AM

South Africans know how to do vacation homes with charm – the immediate sense of being at ‘home’, of space, generosity, consideration and beautiful views (inside and out). South Africa has its own unique blend of charm. It’s woven through ...

Things to Do over the School Holidays in the Garden Route

07/21/2017 02:00:08 AM

School holidays hardly leave me in a state of rapture. In fact, I get a distinct tingling sensation down my spine at the thought of a bored tween with absolutely no passion for reading (a work in progress, I admit). And it’s not that good ...

15 Free and Cheap Cape Town Date Ideas

07/18/2017 04:15:50 AM

Cape Town is rumoured to be a little expensive for those on a budget. But if you know where to go, there is plenty of romance in the Mother City… 15 Free and Cheap Cape Town Date Ideas … Feed the squirrels in the Company’s Garden You’ll ...

Luxury in South Africa – Some of the Best Hotels, Guest Houses & Lodges

07/13/2017 02:00:58 AM

Luxury in South Africa ~ Some of The Best Luxury Hotels, Guest Houses and Lodges in South Africa … Go on – treat yourself! Prana Lodge ~ Cintsa East, Wild Coast This private beach lodge and spa lies on 21 km of unspoilt beachfront on the ...

20 Most Incredible Historical Sites in South Africa

07/11/2017 02:00:14 AM

Historical Sites in South Africa ~ South Africa’s history is young. It doesn’t have buildings that date back to the fifteenth century, because back then its beaches were still combed by Strandlopers (the hunter-gatherer San, known as beach ...

13 Reasons to Visit Johannesburg at LEAST Once in Your Life

07/05/2017 02:00:19 AM

Ranked the world’s top city by Rough Guides in 2015, Johannesburg is going places. It’s breaking free of its reputation problem, and emerging as a seriously good alternative to Cape Town with galleries, shops, museums and markets to rival ...

13 Enigmatic South African Towns to Visit Before You Turn 40

07/03/2017 02:00:54 AM

Actually, I’ll let you into a secret: it isn’t about what age you are when you visit these towns. It’s about making damn sure you visit them. Because few of them make it onto conventional ‘must do’ lists. For some reason they’re ...

15 Reasons to Visit Cape Town At LEAST Once in Your Life

06/27/2017 02:00:59 AM

15 Reasons to Visit Cape Town At Least Once in Your Life. Over four million people a year can’t be wrong… It’s the world’s Best City For the fourth year in a row the Telegraph Travel Awards voted Cape Town the Best City in the world ...

You Can Help Save Knysna – Eat, Do & Sleep in the Garden Route’s Favourite Town

06/21/2017 02:00:47 AM

Help Save Knysna ~ The fires that gutted Knysna, and parts of Sedgefield, Bitou and George recently have devastated the lives of those who live in this part of the Garden Route. The outpourings of sympathy and assistance from people all over ...

13 Secrets of Agulhas National Park That Will Have You Visiting, Tomorrow

06/20/2017 02:00:03 AM

Agulhas National Park is the country’s newest park – proclaimed only in the late 1990s – that lies on Africa’s southern most tip with one of the most beautiful and varied landscapes of any parks in South Africa. Its fundamental role ...

Cheap Weekend Getaways in Eastern Cape

06/15/2017 02:00:18 AM

Reasonably priced doesn’t have to mean ‘tacky’. So, we’ve combed through our offerings and handpicked these Eastern Cape Getaways at cottages, apartments, farm stays, lodges and guest houses, with price tags as close to R700/night as ...

8 Best Small Towns in Limpopo

06/13/2017 04:40:25 AM

South Africa’s northernmost province is renowned for its bushveld and wildlife reserves that include the Kruger National Park. Less well known, but equally deserving, are Mpumalanga’s Blouberg Mountains, Makgabeng Plateau, Makapansgat, baobab ...

The 8 Most Beautiful Coastal Walks in South Africa

06/06/2017 02:00:54 AM

South Africa’s coastline stretches from its border with Namibia in the west, all the way around the tip of Africa (not Cape Town but Agulhas) until it reaches the border with Mozambique. Its course includes: the Garden Route, Wild Coast, Sunshine ...

10 Inspiring TED Talks By South African Speakers

06/05/2017 02:00:50 AM

Do South Africans have ideas worth spreading? Are they talks to stir your curiosity? You bet. South Africans, like people of every other nationality, contribute to TED, the nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas. These contributions are short, ...

10 Inspiring TED Talks By South African Speakers

06/05/2017 02:00:50 AM

Do South Africans have ideas worth spreading? Are they talks to stir your curiosity? You bet. South Africans, like people of every other nationality, contribute to TED, the nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas. These contributions are short, ...

15 Secrets of the Karoo National Park That Will Have you Visiting, Tomorrow

05/31/2017 02:00:08 AM

15 Secrets of the Karoo National Park That Will Have you Visiting, Tomorrow… 1. The Karoo National Park is not the same as the Tankwa Karoo National Park They are, however, both in the Karoo. But the Karoo is vast and the two parks are between ...

Cheap Weekend Getaways in Western Cape

05/23/2017 02:00:51 AM

Everyone wants a weekend away. But finding Western Cape accommodation for under R1000 per night can be something of a mission! We’ve made it easy for you. These cottages, apartments, farm stays, lodges and guest houses are all as close to ...

The 5 Best Chilled Garden Route Places to Stay

05/18/2017 02:09:07 AM

The Garden Route – a 200 km journey of remarkable natural beauty –  is South Africa’s favourite destination, second only to the Kruger National Park. It’s been listed by various magazines and websites as one of the world’s best road ...

8 Best Small Towns of Mpumalanga

05/15/2017 02:00:52 AM

Mpumalanga lies between Johannesburg and the kingdoms of Swaziland and Mozambique. Its main attraction is the southern section of the Kruger National Park, but its sub-tropical weather, unbelievable scenery, and the Blyde River Canyon are the ...

12 Secrets of Augrabies Falls National Park That Will Have You Visiting, Tomorrow

05/11/2017 02:00:38 AM

Years ago the KhoiSan called this place in the northern reaches of the Northern Cape ~ Aukoerebis ~ place of great noise. Today visitors describe it as ‘a scene right out of BBC’s Planet Earth‘. The sound of a river in flood as 405 million ...

7 Unforgettable Things You Can Do Only in Port Alfred

05/08/2017 02:00:37 AM

Until now Port Alfred’s byline has been ‘retirement village’. But this is changing fast  as a younger set and their children move into the portside village seeking an alternative and slower lifestyle. As a result, it’s inspiring to ...

The 10 Best Beaches on the Sunshine Coast

05/04/2017 02:00:44 AM

Between the Tsitsikamma and East London stretches a coastline both beautiful and relatively unexplored (when compared with the Garden Route). It covers a chunk of the Eastern Cape – a romp of seaside villages and towns, beaches with yellow ...

Port Elizabeth – Eat, Do, Sleep in South Africa’s Friendly City

05/02/2017 02:00:56 AM

Port Elizabeth is a GREAT city – the weather all year-round is excellent, the historical architecture is beautiful, there is a burgeoning restaurant scene, the centre of the city is slowly re-emerging, the beaches rival some of the best on ...

13 Secrets of the Camdeboo National Park That Will Have You Visiting, Tomorrow

04/25/2017 02:00:37 AM

Secrets of the Camdeboo National Park ~ Tired of sifting through blogs that promise secret places around South Africa and then fail to deliver the goods? That’s why we’re writing this series on national parks around the country (you may ...

The Secret Season: WINTER in South Africa – Where to Travel, and Why

04/18/2017 02:00:36 AM

South Africa does not do blizzards and snow banks. You will never (except on very rare occasions) find your plane grounded for ice on the wings. In fact, the deepest snow you’ll find is deep in the mountains, or on their peaks. The daily average ...

10 Places to spend Easter Weekend

04/10/2017 02:00:40 AM

The Easter break is upon us, but if you’ve left it ’til the last minute there is still time to book a quick escape! Have a look through these 10 places to spend Easter, we think you’ll agree they’re the perfect spot… 10 Places to spend ...

12 Best Small Towns in the Western Cape

04/05/2017 02:00:59 AM

The biggest problem about visiting the Western Cape is having to choose where to visit! Wonder how many you’ll argue we’ve left off our list of the 12 Best Small Towns in the Western Cape that we know and love.  So, we’ll quickly add ...