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Mountain View Cottages in South Africa, Where You can Catch Your Breath
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Mountain View Cottages in South Africa, Where You can Catch Your Breath

South Africa has some of the most spectacular uncharted mountain ranges that often go unpublicised and remain unknown, even to return visitors. So, it’s almost as easy to find mountain view cottages in South Africa as it is beach cottage stays. It boils down to whether you’re a mountain, or sea, person, really. But we love the romance of escaping to mountain view cottages South Africa where the sense of time stands still, and where there’s peace and quiet enough to catch your breath... Book now at these mountain view cottages in South Africa Witsieshoek Mountain Lodge, Drakensberg ...
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Best Places to Stay IN the Kruger National Park
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Best Places to Stay IN the Kruger National Park

Best Places to Stay In the Kruger National Park ~ The Kruger National Park is one of the biggest game reserves on the African continent, covering an area of 20 000 k㎡ (virtually the size of Israel!) in the north-east corner of South Africa. A list of iconic safari animals - that begins with the Big 5, includes the African wild dog and cheetah, and ends with hippo, giraffe and zebra - shares the savannah, granite kopies and the Lebombo Mountains with reptiles and over 500 varieties of bird… As a result, things can get a little busy, particularly as the vast network of well-maintained road...
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10 of the Most Exciting Regions and Cities in South Africa
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10 of the Most Exciting Regions and Cities in South Africa

10 of the Most Exciting Cities in South Africa ~ South Africa is vast... The cities in South Africa are, by default, large too (Johannesburg alone has over 500 suburbs and covers an area of over 520 square kilometres). South Africa’s the 24th largest country in the world; five times the size of the UK, 3 x bigger than Japan and twice that of France. In fact it’s bigger than every country in Europe, except Russia, and every state in the USA, other than Alaska. The cities in South Africa are many. Some are politically important (South Africa has three capitals - Cape Town, Pretoria and ...
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Best Places to Stay in the Southern Free State
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Best Places to Stay in the Southern Free State

The Best Places to Stay in the Southern Free State ~ The completely landlocked province of the Free State is divided into regions with names that evoke images of Africa’s wide open plains. Names like Thabo Mofutsanyana, Lejweleputswa and Motheo. The Free State is given over to huge swathes of farmland, the Maluti Mountains in the distance. It’s a province of wide skies, inspirational scenery and a sense of time having slowed... The best places to stay in the southern Free State include the Motheo (mostly in the ‘city of roses’ - Bloemfontein) and Xhariep (accommodation in and around the ...
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Best Places to Stay on the Sunshine Coast, Eastern Cape
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Best Places to Stay on the Sunshine Coast, Eastern Cape

Best places to stay on the Sunshine Coast are aplenty as it’s one of South Africa’s most popular coastlines. The Sunshine Coast extends between the Tsitsikamma and East London - a collection of seaside villages and towns with beaches that go on forever, washed by the warm waters of the Indian Ocean and riddled with tidal pools and river estuaries. You’ll love our selection of best places to stay on the Sunshine Coast Blue Horizon, Tsitsikamma OMG! What a view! Perched on the edge of the cliff overlooking the crashing waves of the Tsitsikamma. Bonus: the village in which you’ll find thi...
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Why You Should Stay at These Villas in South Africa
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Why You Should Stay at These Villas in South Africa

You’ll be blown away by the awesomeness of these hand selected villas in South Africa... They’re spacious, allow in plenty of light, give views over sea, mountain or fynbos, and leave those who stay within their walls renewed and invigorated with life. It’s hard not to be affected by these villas in South Africa when they’ve been designed and decorated with such care. These are holiday homes that have a lived-in and loved appeal that makes one yearn to cosy up on a couch and ‘borrow’ someone else’s life for a while. And staying in any of these villas in South Africa is as easy as a...
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Best Places to Stay on the South Coast, South Africa’s All-Year-Round Beach Destination
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Best Places to Stay on the South Coast, South Africa’s All-Year-Round Beach Destination

The coastline between the Wild Coast and Durban is known simply as the South Coast. It’s a collection of laid-back seaside towns, golden beaches, lagoons, river mouths, rocky coves and inlets, sub-tropical forests and vegetation that’s prone to abundance. And all this is washed by the warm waters of the Indian Ocean. In fact some of our best places to stay on the South Coast lie within a stone’s throw of the beach. Appealingly, a few of the best places to stay South Coast retain that undemanding, retro family-holiday-home vibe that makes for low-pressure holidays filled with sand betw...
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Best Places to Stay in Atlantic Seaboard in Cape Town (You’ll LOVE these!)
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Best Places to Stay in Atlantic Seaboard in Cape Town (You’ll LOVE these!)

The Atlantic Seaboard in Cape Town is Africa’s answer to the Riviera stretching from the V&A Waterfront on Table Mountain’s north shore to Hout Bay. Finding the best places to stay in Atlantic Seaboard gives you the choice of some of the city’s most affluent suburbs - Bantry Bay, Clifton, Bakoven, Hout Bay, Fresnaye, Noordhoek (don’t forget Kommetjie). Perfect sea views and illustrious addresses, surprisingly, don’t all come with a price tag to match (keep scrolling), and those that do are worth every penny! (take a look at the first three). Go on, you know you want to! Even if it’...
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Best Places to Stay in False Bay – Cape Town’s Seaside Village Mecca
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Best Places to Stay in False Bay – Cape Town’s Seaside Village Mecca

The Best Places to Stay in False Bay are centred around the seaside villages of Muizenberg, St James, Kalk Bay, Fish Hoek and Simon’s Town. False Bay is the Mother City’s alternative to the Atlantic Seaboard, with little of the large-scale gentrification. False Bay is a Saint-Tropez-like experience with cobblestone quarters, tidal pools and fishing villages popular with artists, its main roads a string of coffee shops, bookstores and artisan bakeries, whilst character fishing boats and yachts litter its harbours. Hundreds of years ago early navigators to South Africa mistook Hangklip (the...
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Best Places to Stay in Breede River Valley – the Cape’s Unbeatable Wine & Fruit Basin
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Best Places to Stay in Breede River Valley – the Cape’s Unbeatable Wine & Fruit Basin

Best Places to Stay in Breede River Valley - the Cape’s Unbeatable Wine & Fruit Basin The largest river in the Western Cape, the Breede River is gently flowing and devoid of crocodiles and mosquitoes, making it popular for weekend getaways. The Breede River Valley is easy to reach from Cape Town - a simple trip up the N1 for a couple of hours. And you’ll be blown away by our selection of best places to stay in Breede River Valley, selected from the extensive accommodation options available in the valley. For a more circuitous & adventurous route try the N2, followed by R321, R45, ...
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Everything You Need to Know to See the Garden Route Properly
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Everything You Need to Know to See the Garden Route Properly

The Garden Route, for the uninitiated, is not a self-drive circuit linking cultivated gardens for the horticulturally inclined. Rather, it’s a one-of-a-kind journey along a coastline where mountains crowd a shoreline punctuated with a myriad beaches, lakes and bays. Where indigenous forests, amber-coloured rivers and beaches stretch forever. The Garden Route has been touted as the ‘Greatest Road Trip’ by CNN, Huffington Post, Rough Guides and the Business Insider. And the ‘garden’ bit? Well, this section of coast forms the fulcrum of the Cape Floral Kingdom (a World Heritage Site) know...
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Best Places to Stay in the Cape Winelands
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Best Places to Stay in the Cape Winelands

Best Places to Stay in the Cape Winelands ~ The Cape Winelands are almost as famous Cape Town’s table top mountain when it comes to reasons to visit the Western Cape. And best places to stay in the Cape Winelands are aplenty, as a result - you’re spoiled for choice - because it’s here that South Africans visibly lead the way when it comes to contemporary, upscale accommodation. The Cape Winelands excel in trendy B&Bs, boutique hotels, guest manor houses wreathed in climbing roses or grapevines, stylish apartments, and restored wine estate labourer cottages, stables and barns. Fin...
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On Safari in Cape Town? Yes You Can
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On Safari in Cape Town? Yes You Can

On Safari in Cape Town ~ Yes You Can! The Western Cape game reserves are, admittedly, not the jewel in the crown of the province more famous for its vineyards, mountains, seascapes, whale watching and Cape Dutch architecture. But game reserves there are, and by no means a mere handful, in the Western Cape. What’s great about these Western Cape game lodges, versus those wildlife reserves in other provinces, is that they play on their strong points, focusing largely on the beauty of the environment, and the animals from the area. So, few of them have ‘imported’ the Big 5 choosing ins...
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Best Places to Stay in Magaliesberg, Gauteng’s Weekend Haunt
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Best Places to Stay in Magaliesberg, Gauteng’s Weekend Haunt

Best Places to stay in Magaliesberg ~ The Magaliesberg Mountains lie due north of Johannesburg, running north west to east - the horizontal line of a T-junction with the city of gold. They’ve been around for even longer than the Himalayas... The area, including the little town of Magaliesburg (a little further west) is a World Biosphere Reserve trying to balance the relationship between people and the environment as development encroaches ever closer to the Magaliesberg Mountains. The Magaliesberg Area is a treasure trove of experiences, from bushveld game reserves to cottages sprawled al...
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Best Places to Stay on the Umhlanga Coast
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Best Places to Stay on the Umhlanga Coast

The best places to stay on the Umhlanga Coast ~ The Umhlanga coastline with its red top stripe lighthouse, whalebone pier, and beach promenade is an all-year-round haunt for its balmy weather, trend-setter restaurants and high-rise hotels and apartments. Often written as uMhlanga, Umhlanga (the ‘hl’ is pronounced ‘ll’ the way the Welsh would say it) is Zulu for ‘place of reeds’ and refers to the beds of reeds that grow on the Ohlanga River north of here, not the fields of sugarcane that grow on the hills. The Umhlanga coastline promises beachside living, the constant sound of the ocean, ...
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