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Whale Watching in South Africa from East to West
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Whale Watching in South Africa from East to West

Winter in South Africa, stretching from June to August, is special. In some areas, winters are hot and sunny enough for plenty of beach days. In other areas, it’s temperate, cool, or downright chilly with snow-capped peaks nearby. But, one of the major highlights of winter along the coast is that this is when hundreds of whales visit our shores, making it the perfect time for visitors who wish to do some whale watching in South Africa.The most common species that can be seen frolicking in the waters are southern rights and humpbacks. But, visitors may also spot orcas (or killer whales), Br...
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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 Townin Pretoriain Johannesburg...
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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 #BathWithAViewWild & 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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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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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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10 Reasons Why You Should Visit South Africa this Summer
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10 Reasons Why You Should Visit South Africa this Summer

Visit South Africa this Summer ~ South Africa hots up between October and February.On the highveld the heat of summer South Africa comes alive with afternoon thunderstorms that leave the earth rank with a smell uniquely African.By contrast, down in the Western Cape summer is when it’s least likely to rain, when the Winelands are at their best, and when the Atlantic is at its warmest because the heat of the sun and sand have left you gasping.On the lowveld it’s when most antelope species have their babies, when the bushveld is at its most lush and when afternoon siestas are a necess...
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The Most Famous Landmarks in South Africa
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The Most Famous Landmarks in South Africa

A Tour of the Most Famous Landmarks in South Africa ~ South Africa’s most famous landmarks are as many and as varied as the country’s landscapes, people and culture. Landmark - an object or feature of a landscape or town that is easily seen and recognised from a distance that enables someone to establish their location. - Wiki Here are the Most Famous Landmarks in South Africa...Table Mountain One has only to stand at the V&A Waterfront and look up for Table Mountain’s iconic flat top to loom above you. One of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, Table Mountain is without doubt S...
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15 Inland South African Villages That are on Everyone’s Travel List
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15 Inland South African Villages That are on Everyone’s Travel List

What makes a village a village? And where will you find South African villages?A village, by definition, is slightly smaller than a town, but bigger than a hamlet. Often people call them towns anyway as the differences between them are so slight.Generally speaking a village should have a church, possibly a post office. But not terribly much more. Each village usually has at least one character, more than willing to chat on a street corner.South African villages are a quintessential experience of life in the country.They lie scattered across South Africa, lived in by all kinds o...
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South African Languages – A Quick Guide (including how to say ‘hello’)
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South African Languages – A Quick Guide (including how to say ‘hello’)

South African languages number 11. What are the official languages? There are 11 officially recognised languages - English, Afrikaans, Ndebele, Sepedi, Xhosa, Venda, Tswana, Southern Sotho, Zulu, Swazi, or SiSwati, and Tsonga. And dialects? There are further dialects as well. For instance the languages of the Khoi, San and Nama people, considered the First People of the Cape, Hindi, Sign language and even Portuguese. Why so many languages? Whilst most South Africans speak an indigenous mother language, they often end up using either English or Afrikaans at work and school, which has led ...
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How Travel in South Africa can Change Your Life
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How Travel in South Africa can Change Your Life

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 in the present moment, and it is developed through the practice of meditation and other activities.Mindfulness promotes happiness by introducing a number of techniques that include awareness of how one uses the breath, and walking meditation... Travel effortlessly frees the mind, and awakens an awareness that can be likened to mindfulness. H...
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Travel predictions 2018 – How South Africa Will Fare in the Travel Stakes
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Travel predictions 2018 – How South Africa Will Fare in the Travel Stakes

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 released their forecasts, and it’s interesting to look at a few of these in the light of how it affects travel to South Africa. Here are the most relevant travel predictions for 2018...The Trump Slump Despite American reports of a ‘Trump slump’ earlier this year, travel is still regarded as a strong market and not on the decline as initially ...
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Drought in Cape Town – What Visitors Can Do to Help
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Drought in Cape Town – What Visitors Can Do to Help

There is a drought in Cape Town. What Visitors Can Do to HelpThe Mother City, rather than restricting visitors, continues to welcome them but requests the careful use of water.2017 has not only been one of the driest years in decades in the Western Cape, it’s also the second of two really dry winters, something that hasn’t happened more than once a millennium before now. And whilst the city has reduced water pressure, which has greatly decreased the daily use of water, water usage is still way too high.Some areas can expect disrupted water supply in the form of water rationing....
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South African Mobile Apps That Will Improve Your Visit 100%
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South African Mobile Apps That Will Improve Your Visit 100%

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 Africa: Live This award-winning app allows you to see and share wildlife sightings from your phone. You can see other users' sightings on the South African map, and enjoy your own sightings by uploading photos and sharing information about where and when you saw wild game.To use: available free for Iphone and Android users, simple to download, the...
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South African Tourism Facts – Proof That the World Loves South Africa
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South African Tourism Facts – Proof That the World Loves South Africa

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. It's not just 'nice' to have thousands of people land on our shores to explore its beauty, it's imperative to South Africa's well being. Tourism is one of the world's largest economy drivers, despite terrorist attacks, political instability, natural disasters and health pandemics world-wide.In fact, perhaps because of the obvious issues elsewhe...
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The Secret Season: WINTER in South Africa – Where to Travel, and Why
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The Secret Season: WINTER in South Africa – Where to Travel, and Why

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 temperature is between 16-20 degrees C (61-68 degrees F), in Durban and Mpumalanga it's even higher, around 23 degrees C.Which is why winter is the country's secret season. Read on to find out where to travel, and why winter in South Africa is such a great idea. 10 Top Towns for Winter in South AfricaDurban Because it doesn't take roc...
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