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Rock and Roll around the Cederberg Mountains
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Rock and Roll around the Cederberg Mountains

A cloud of dust puffs up mid-air behind your wheels as you meander along the dirt road, above a lone jackal buzzard’s glides into the distance and to your sides rock formations – stacked by Mother Nature herself – grab your attention with an "oh, look here" and an "oh, look there". This is the Cederberg Wilderness Area, and in that moment of dust and flying birds you realise how unique South Africa’s natural environment is, and on top of that, how unique the sense of exploration is among travellers, because here you are, about 230 km away from Cape Town, stopping to admire rocks... Y...
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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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Win A Two Night Getaway For Two At The Brenaissance Wine & Stud Estate
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Win A Two Night Getaway For Two At The Brenaissance Wine & Stud Estate

Vineyards, plum orchards, luxurious accommodation, and the mountains of Stellenbosch... Did you just feel the tension in your shoulders ease a little? Did you forget about deadlines and budgets for just a moment as you imagined the crisp sunshine on your face and the soft breeze in the air? Then, you’ll love reading more about our competition to win two nights’ accommodation for two at the spectacular Brenaissance Wine & Stud Estate in Stellenbosch. WIN A 2 NIGHT STAY FOR 2 PEOPLE IN A LUXURY SUITE AT BRENAISSANCE, INCLUDING BREAKFAST! Win a Stay at Brenaissance Wine & Stud Estate...
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The Animal Magnetism Of Port Elizabeth
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The Animal Magnetism Of Port Elizabeth

Port Elizabeth is famous for a few things – friendly people, gorgeous beaches, excellent hotels, massive sand dunes, and a (very generous and consistent) breeze. But, few people realise that Port Elizabeth is also teeming with wildlife. And, not just wildlife that you have to go on a game drive to see (although it has that wildlife too) - but also animals that you can feed, touch and photograph from up close. Places to See and Touch Animals in Port Elizabeth Homeleigh Farmyard This animal petting farm is a favourite for families with little ones, but is also popular for anyone that loves th...
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Cape Town Has Been Winning Awards Since 1580
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Cape Town Has Been Winning Awards Since 1580

If you’ve ever enjoyed a holiday in Cape Town, you’ll know that it’s special. There’s something magical about this city. It could be the massive Table Mountain that looms over the City Bowl, the ocean on the doorstep of suburbs like Sea Point and Camps Bay, the non-stop shopping, or the distinct African rhythm that permeates it like a heartbeat. It's no secret that Cape Town is a multi-award-winning destination. In fact, it's been receiving coveted awards and accolades since 1580, when Sir Francis Drake said of this city, "This Cape is the most stately thing and the fairest Cape we saw in the...
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Places Where You Can Hang in a Hammock in South Africa
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Places Where You Can Hang in a Hammock in South Africa

Places Where You Can Hang in a Hammock in South Africa ~ There aren't many problems a hammock can't solve... Booking accommodation in South Africa isn’t just about comparing locations and prices. There are so many more things to consider, and finding a place where you can refuel and refresh yourself is first prize... Hammocks aren't only irresistibly comfy; they've been proven to have a number of health benefits. That’s our story and we’re sticking with it; but research shows that lying in a hammock reduces your stress levels, improves blood circulation, helps you to sleep better, improv...
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Gouritsmond – When You Want To Do Nothing At All
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Gouritsmond – When You Want To Do Nothing At All

Staying in Gouritsmond is ideal for travellers that don’t want to make any decision that’s bigger than, “Do I want to do my crossword now or after my snooze?”  This is the place you go to when the thrill of city life has worn thin and you’re done with traffic, noise, malls, people, lights, and chores. When you’re just done and you need to regroup... About Gouritsmond This little town is about 40 kilometres from Mossel Bay (towards Cape Town) on the Garden Route. After leaving the N2, there are tar roads flanked by sprawling farmlands all the way to the town. The grass is luminous green i...
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South Africa’s Farmers Markets – Arts, Crafts, Food and Entertainment, the Best Markets of 2019
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South Africa’s Farmers Markets – Arts, Crafts, Food and Entertainment, the Best Markets of 2019

The best ways to discover the essence of a destination is to sample its food and meet its people. And you can dive even deeper into a place by peeking at the arts and crafts that the locals produce. South Africa’s Farmers Markets give travellers (whether you’re a local going to another town or an international tourist discovering South Africa for the first time) the perfect opportunity to do this. Here’s our very long and comprehensive list of some of the farmers markets you can visit during your time in this gorgeous country ... South Africa’s Farmers Markets 2019 Western Cape Farmers Ma...
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Great Game Lodge Getaway Options and Tips For a Great Game Drive Experience
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Great Game Lodge Getaway Options and Tips For a Great Game Drive Experience

There is nothing like a great Game Lodge getaway, where you can view South Africa's beautiful animals and bird species in their natural habitat. Here we have a selection of opulent, fully inclusive game lodges for those who want immerse themselves in luxury while enjoying an amazing safari experience. For those of us who work to a tighter budget there are many great Game Lodge getaway options where you can still experience all the splendour that the bush has to offer. Before you embark on your game drives it may be wise to take note of these useful tips to make your game drive experie...
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Who needs Thailand? Just go to Gerickes Point
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Who needs Thailand? Just go to Gerickes Point

If you booked your accommodation on the Garden Route and you’re after some pure sun-, sea- and sand-style bliss, Gerickes is South Africa’s answer to Thailand. And, we all need a little Thailand in our lives. Actually, when it comes to pristine beaches, dramatic mountains, sea life, and world-class surfing; Gerickes takes the seaside cake – beating Thailand hands-down... Why Gerickes Point? Gerickes Point on Swartvlei Beach, just outside Sedgefield and about 25 minutes from Knysna, has a unique combination of pros that set it apart. The Rock Pools Gerickes gives “rock pools” a whole ne...
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Top 10 Family Friendly Resorts in South Africa Perfect for Long Weekends and Holidays
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Top 10 Family Friendly Resorts in South Africa Perfect for Long Weekends and Holidays

Its not always easy to get away for a vacation with the kids, and it can be challenging to find a family friendly destination where there is a little something for everyone to enjoy. Here are our top 10 family friendly resorts, where you are guaranteed a great time and are likely only to hear from your children if they are hungry or its bed time. Our top 10 family friendly resorts in South Africa are ideal over the school holidays and are brimming with exciting activities including super tubes, horse or camel rides, zip-lining, climbing walls, jungle gyms, play rooms and much more. Top 10 ...
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The BEST Places to Stay in Addo and the Addo Elephant Park
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The BEST Places to Stay in Addo and the Addo Elephant Park

The BEST Places to Stay in Addo and the Addo Elephant Park ~ Staying in Addo has become synonymous with the promise of seeing herds of elephants (and the rest of the Big 5) at the national park and its surrounding reserves. And this is, of course, a massive draw card. But, the greater area of Addo is also about being part of the quiet tranquillity of the Eastern Cape; drinking in the gorgeous views and the warm hospitality of its people. And, yes, this is best enjoyed with some of the most awesome wildlife viewing in the country. Tips for choosing the best Places to Stay in Addo Stayin...
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Top Hiking Trails in Limpopo and Mpumalanga – Hike the North Eastern Corner of South Africa
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Top Hiking Trails in Limpopo and Mpumalanga – Hike the North Eastern Corner of South Africa

The outdoor lifestyle of South Africa only expands the further north east you go, so it isn’t difficult to find top hiking trails in Limpopo and Mpumalanga. Dominated by far more than the Kruger National Park, the north eastern corner of South Africa is a patchwork quilt of game and nature reserves where largely uncharted mountain ranges (Waterberg, Blouberg, Wolkberg) give rise to wide regions of wilderness, winding rivers, lakes, lush indigenous forests (particularly in the Magoebaskloof), rugged kloofs and plenty of game. To experience the wildness at the heart of South Africa take ad...
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