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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 favou...
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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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City Centre Apartments, Offering All The Convenience You Need
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City Centre Apartments, Offering All The Convenience You Need

Whether you are in town for business or pleasure, it's ideal to be only a hop, skip and a jump away from city life and all the conveniences it has to offer, and even nicer to return to a private space where you can unwind in peace. With that in mind, we've put together a list of fabulous self catering city centre apartments, ideally located in and around the city centres of Durban, Johannesburg, Pretoria and Cape Town. Here are some of our favourite City Centre Apartments in Cape Town in Pretoria in Johannesburg ...
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Quirky Quarters That Are Uniquely Irresistible
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Quirky Quarters That Are Uniquely Irresistible

If change is as good as a holiday, imagine how a little added quirkiness can transport you far away from the real world. We’ve put together a collection of accommodation hotspots that have combined gorgeous lodgings with something quirky that makes them uniquely irresistible. Here are our favourite Quirky Quarters, each with a little something special: Gypsy Wagons Glamping is given a whole new face at Gypsy Wagons, where guests get to spend the night in a custom wagon. Each wagon has a vibe and style of its own as well as a kitchenette, wood-burning oven (or indoor fireplace), and a ba...
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Soak Away Your Stress In A Bath With A View
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Soak Away Your Stress In A Bath With A View

Soak away the mid-year stresses or the winter blues in a hot bath with a view. We’re highlighting a few of our favourite South Africa accommodation venues that all boast an irresistible Bath With A View that will soothe, uplift and inspire. Here are our favourite spots where you can #BathWithAView Wild & Free Game Lodge - Waterberg Wild & Free takes bathing to the next level, with its outdoor baths that are perched right in the wild heart of the Waterberg bushveld. Sip on a glass of cold bubbly or a hot chocolate as you feel the strain of everyday life melting into the clean mount...
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Top 20 Game Lodges With Kids Activities – Game Lodges With Kids Activities
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Top 20 Game Lodges With Kids Activities – Game Lodges With Kids Activities

Safaris and game lodges are what South African holidays are made of; whether you’re visiting from abroad or you’re a local after some adventure. The game lodges available across the country include luxury retreats, beautiful tented camps, and rustic establishments that are like homes away from home. For families that are planning an African safari holiday that they’ll never forget. Here are our top 20 game lodges with kids activities to keep the little ones entertained ... Tintswalo Safari Lodge Situated amongst reserves like Kruger National Park, Sabi Sands and Timbavati; the Tintswalo Saf...
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Warm Your Winter with Accommodation Specials in South Africa
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Warm Your Winter with Accommodation Specials in South Africa

Winter Accommodation Specials in South Africa ~ Winter in South Africa is full of promise. Crisp mornings, chilly evenings that are best spent around the fire, and spectacular days of clear sunshine... Most of South Africa remains relatively temperate during winter. In fact, some areas are still warm and sunny, while others enjoy a sprinkle of snow. Wherever you plan to spend your winter holiday, SA-Venues.com has some excellent accommodation specials on offer during this gorgeous time of year... perfect specials to Warm Your Winter Western Cape Winter Special Offers Tree House Boutique H...
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Visit One Of South Africa’s Historic Hotels
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Visit One Of South Africa’s Historic Hotels

South Africa is steeped in history and with that comes a variety of places to stay with a story of their own. Take a trip back in time and visit one of these 15 old world, historic hotels, some of which have been modernly refurbished and each with an interesting history and the charm of a bygone era. Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel With breathaking views on the lower slopes of Table Mountain and ideally located for business or leisure guests, this magnificent Cape Town hotel offers luxurious suites, leisure facilities and divine restaurants. Did you know? This hotel opened its doors in 1899 p...
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