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Eat, Sleep, Do In Stellenbosch In The Cape Winelands
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Eat, Sleep, Do In Stellenbosch In The Cape Winelands

Eat, Sleep, Do In Stellenbosch...where the Jonkershoek and Simonsberg mountains tumble to a historical little town that is surrounded by vineyards that produce some of the world’s best wines. This is where character, culture and flavour come together to create a beautiful destination with a charming vibe. Although it’s only about an hour from the city centre of Cape Town, Stellenbosch is a world and a destination of its own.  There’s something special about staying here. It’s just different. It’s undeniably gorgeous, and there’s a fizz about it. An adventure that’s about to erupt lik...
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How To Make The Best Of 2020 in South Africa
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How To Make The Best Of 2020 in South Africa

It’s no wonder South Africa is such a popular international tourist attraction: we have spectacular mountains like Drakensberg in KwaZulu Natal, beaches and indoor play venues in Cape Town, valleys, waterfalls and vineyards, desserts up north and the ‘African Wild’ in Limpopo and Mpumalanga. We have hot weather, snowy weather and tropical weather and best of all, we have a diverse, friendly and welcoming culture. What’s not to love? In fact, you could spend a whole year here and still not have experienced all that our beautiful country has to offer. There is one more reason wh...
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Eat, Sleep, Do In Jeffreys Bay
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Eat, Sleep, Do In Jeffreys Bay

It’s hard (impossible?) to write anything about Jeffreys Bay without leading with the fact that it’s an international surfing Mecca. That’s no small feat. Every year, tens of thousands of visitors descend on this little Eastern Cape town to enjoy the winter festivities and international surf compo that is frequented by the world’s surfing legends. But, for the rest of the year, it’s completely sedate. It has wide roads and homes with big gardens, restaurants dotted along the seashore and the hardy green vegetation of this windy stretch of coast. It’s a great family holiday destination too b...
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Coast to coast: 12 LEKKER Seaside Towns
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Coast to coast: 12 LEKKER Seaside Towns

Everyone loves a little beach time. Especially in summer. And let’s face it, South Africa’s coastline, with its small seaside towns dotted along the way, is abundantly – above and beyond – brimming with natural eco-diverse beauty from the Wild Coast to the West Coast And whatever you fancy your salty seaside adventure to bring to the table, whether its warm water, stormy seas, deserted beaches, prolific marine life, surfers’ dream waves or geological wows, you will find it all. In fact, 45 beaches boast the Blue Flag status in South Africa, an international eco-symbol of quality for beache...
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Sleep, Eat, Do St Francis Bay On The Sunshine Coast
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Sleep, Eat, Do St Francis Bay On The Sunshine Coast

St Francis Bay is a tranquil little spot with gorgeous homes and endless beaches. It is an hour from Port Elizabeth and only 20 minutes from Jeffrey’s Bay, but has a character and vibe of its own. This little village is a surfer’s paradise, but is also a fantastic destination for just about everyone that needs a little sun, sand and sea in their lives. Here are some of our favourite picks for places to stay, eat and see while you’re in the gorgeous St Francis Bay ~ Eat, Sleep, Do St Francis Bay SLEEP ST FRANCIS BAY FOR A SPOIL Dune Ridge Country House This country ...
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Sleep, Eat, Do In Clarens
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Sleep, Eat, Do In Clarens

We’re so full of love for Clarens. It’s romantic and intriguing; a picturesque little village at the foot of Mount Horeb in the Free State. It has lashings of character and is convenient for being on the Free State Highlands Route, near the Golden Gate National Park. What a winning combination. And, because it’s only three or four hours from Johannesburg, Clarens makes for a gorgeous stop-over or a lovely destination for a weekend getaway. We’ve put together some awesome Clarens accommodation, things to do, and restaurants to try out while you’re in Clarens.   SLEEP CL...
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Best Places to Stay in Stellenbosch – the Winelands’ Vibrant University Town
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Best Places to Stay in Stellenbosch – the Winelands’ Vibrant University Town

Don’t get stuck trawling your way through the mire of travel websites looking for best places to stay in Stellenbosch. Find them right here. We’ve made it easy for you - simply scroll to compare over 20 of the Best Places to Stay in Stellenbosch! Appealing and historical Stellenbosch is everything wine with estates on the fringes of town, world-class wineries in the mountains and hills but a stone’s throw away, and any number of opportunities to taste wine whilst sampling world-class food. Our list of best places to stay in Stellenbosch includes Herbert Baker mansions, light and trendy self...
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Eat Sleep Do In Mossel Bay
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Eat Sleep Do In Mossel Bay

Despite the fact that Mossel Bay is pretty perfectly positioned and offers the trifecta of gorgeous beaches, convenient locale and plenty of accommodation; it actually remains fairly quiet for most of the year. This is great news, if a little surprising. Mossel Bay has grown a lot but has managed to retain the laid-back vibe so typical of the seaside villages of yesteryear. This, coupled with the fact that it is along the Garden Route, where there is just so much to see and do, make it an idyllic getaway for the whole family. The Garden Route is also known for its stunning climate. So, e...
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Eat Sleep Do In Paternoster on the Cape West Coast
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Eat Sleep Do In Paternoster on the Cape West Coast

Paternoster is a village on the Cape West Coast that just oozes charm and a quaint appeal. Maybe it’s the white-washed houses; maybe it’s the long stretches of sandy beaches. Maybe it’s just the pace, which never seems to pick up beyond a gentle amble to match the rhythm of a seaside stroll. Whatever it is, there’s no doubt that Paternoster is a gorgeous destination for a weekend getaway. It’s one of the oldest towns on this stretch of the South African shores and, although it has a laid-back vibe and quiet setting, offers a fair amount of things to do and see. Here are some of our favourite...
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Eat, Sleep, Do In Hermanus
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Eat, Sleep, Do In Hermanus

Hermanus is one of those idyllic destinations – it combines a quiet fishing village vibe with loads of wildlife, gorgeous wine farms, and close proximity to Cape Town. Hermanus is world-renowned for its whale-watching between around July and December. It’s at this time when the southern rights, humpbacks and, sometimes, Minke whales visit the coastline and entertain their spectators. Whales are just about as curious as we are. So, they may approach whale-watching boats, peek out of the water at the humans, or even leap out in powerful displays of their playfulness. More than this, Hermanus i...
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Sleep, Eat, Do In Ballito
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Sleep, Eat, Do In Ballito

Ballito and summer holidays go together like fish and chips, gin and tonic, or milk and cookies. This little town in KwaZulu Natal sees almost year-round sunshine and is home to some gorgeous beaches. This makes it a stunning spot for a family vacation, a honeymoon to remember, or a beach getaway after a very busy year. The dolphins can be spotted all year round as they surf the waves and jump out to spy on the human visitors inquisitively. Whales can also sometimes be seen during the latter half of the year. But, this is more than just a beach destination. It is close to the rolling hil...
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Sleep, Eat, Do In Plettenberg Bay
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Sleep, Eat, Do In Plettenberg Bay

Plettenberg Bay may have the distinct vibe of a sleepy surfing village, but this little Garden Route gem still offers loads to see and do. Of course, its endless beaches and awesome waves put it firmly on the map for watersports and some serious body-bronzing. But Plett, as it’s affectionately known, is a humming little hub with plenty of variety. It is also conveniently perched about 20 minutes from Knysna in one direction, and two hours from Jeffrey’s Bay in the other. Cape Town is roughly six hours away. This means that Plett is close enough to the big city for a weekend getaway and far ...
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Durban Delights – Some Of Our Top Picks For Your Stay
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Durban Delights – Some Of Our Top Picks For Your Stay

Durban averages about 320 days of sunshine out of every 365 and is the destination of choice for families that want year-round beach holidays. But, Durban is about more than just balmy weather, gorgeous beaches, and days spent in the waves...if you can believe you’d need much more than that. Durban’s Top Attractions Just a few of the must-see attractions in Durban include: uShaka Marine World (a “water world” of epic proportions) Durban Botanic Gardens Indian Quarter (spices, colours, sounds and delectable Indian food await visitors) Moses Mabhida Stadium (a hit for adrenali...
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WIN a 2 Night Seaside Experience – CLOSED
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WIN a 2 Night Seaside Experience – CLOSED

And the winner is ... Dineo Sethosa! Congrats Dineo, we are sure you will have a fantastic time at the Whalesong Hotel & Spa in Plett! Your voucher is on it's way to you. This Plettenberg Bay hotel has gorgeous rooms, decorated to reflect the serene colours of the ocean and the decks boast exquisite views of the coastline and Tsitsikamma Mountain Range. Guests can enjoy sumptuous meals at our Blue Whale Restaurant and a drink in our very own Gin Bar. Win a 2 Night Stay for 2 People at Whalesong Hotel & Spa, including breakfast and dinner. Win a Stay at Whalesong Hotel &...
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Glamping in Oudtshoorn – A Romantic Winter Weekend Getaway
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Glamping in Oudtshoorn – A Romantic Winter Weekend Getaway

Glamping in Oudtshoorn ~ When we were planning to have a romantic winter weekend in the Karoo, camping was right at the bottom of my wish list (right above walking barefoot on broken glass or letting piranhas eat out of my hand). I mean, 1) a tent in 2) the Karoo in 3) winter. Thank you, next. And that’s all great because it hadn’t crossed our minds to camp. We’d booked a chalet made from real brick and mortar. But, after some significant disappointment that deserves a disgruntled blog post of its own, we found ourselves on a last-minute hunt for overnight accommodation in Oudtshoorn. Enter...
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