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Wonderful Travel Websites

On this page we feature links to editor selected Travel websites and blogs from South Africa and Around the World, which we believe are useful for travellers to our beautiful country. Please note this is by no means a definitive list, but rather, a work in progress. As we come across new great sites we will add them here for you to peruse …

South African Sites of Note

South Africa Travel – South Africa Travel and Accommodation Guide brought to you by SA-Venues.com.

SouthAfrica.info – If you’re a South African at home or abroad, or if you’re interested in visiting or investing in the country, this site may interest you.

Brand South Africa Blog – On this blog you will find South Africa as observed by people who love the place, whose creative juices are stirred by it, who admire the way we do things and who get it when we say South Africa is alive with possibility!

South African Tourism – The official website of South African Tourism

South African Recipes – Find traditional recipes for South Africa’s favourite dishes.

South Africa Weddings – The South African Wedding Guide is designed to help make it easier and more enjoyable for you to plan the South African wedding of your dreams! On this wedding site you will find all the Wedding Venues, Wedding Planners and Co-ordinators, Accommodation, Honeymoon Destinations and wedding services to assist you with the planning of the perfect Wedding in South Africa

South African Travel Blogs & Magazines we love! (includes Travel and other blogs)

Country Life – Our favourite South African Travel Magazine, SA Country Life covers South Africa’s small and little known parts of countryside and appeals to readers who enjoy serenity and beauty and getting away from it all. “The Real Heart of the Country“.

The Gardening Blog – Two friends with two very different gardens. We are novice gardeners and through this blog we will be sharing our gardening experiences with each other and anyone who cares to join us in “watching our gardens grow”.

South Africa Wedding Blog – Join us on our TieTheKnot Wedding Blog – get useful tips and advice, share you wedding or engagement photos, tell us about your plans or just have a winge if planning your wedding is becoming overwhelming. We will be publishing fun and unique ideas, profiling wedding service providers and wedding venues, introducing you to some fantastic wedding photographers, recommending books and magazines we’ve read and a whole lot more …

Cooking My Goose – Learning to cook one recipe at a time! I’ll be trying out recipes by celebrated chefs and will hopefully be transformed from goose to gourmet … with a little help from some of the world’s best chefs (and their recipe books), I can hpefully transform myself from a flapping flop to a gourmet goose.

Eastern Cape Blog – A new blog that highlights the attrractions and beauty of the Eastern Cape in South Africa. (We particulary enjoyed the article about Surfing in Jeffreys Bay on this blog).

Grains of Sand – A personal blog written by published author, Regine Lord, Grains of Sand is her blog on which she tells the stories of her trips and travels around the Western Cape. An incredibly engrossing blog, I recommend this blog for both locals and foreigners wanting to get some real ideas on where to go and what to do in the Western Cape.

South African Accommodation Sites:

Accommodation in South Africa – SA-Venues.com brings you a fine selection of South Africa accommodation establishments to choose from, for your holiday and business travel accommodation. Whether you are planning a luxury vacation to South Africa or backpacking from region to region, South Africa offers a range of accommodation options to suit every budget and travelling style.

Drakensberg Accommodation Guide – Search for and book quality accommodation in Drakensberg for holiday and business travel. Drakensberg accommodation options include hotels, lodges, guest houses, bed and breakfast and self catering accommodation including holiday homes, apartment rentals and suites.

Hotels in South Africa – SA-Venues.com presents an extensive selection of resorts and hotels in South Africa, from 5 star luxury to boutique hotels and smaller, less expensive South Africa hotels to suit the more budget conscious traveller.

Emdoneni Lodge & Cat rehabilitation Centre – Emdoneni Lodge and Game Farm in Hluhluwe offers guests intimate and comfortable 3-Star Hluhluwe Game Lodge Accommodation in the form of chalets and rondavels, on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis, allowing guests to sample the delights of true South African hospitality and cuisine.

Cape Town Accommodation on Cape-Venues.co.za – Find Cape Town accommodation, book Hotels in Cape Town and bed &  breakfasts in the Cape Peninsula, including the Cape Winelands, Overberg and the outlying areas in the Western Cape.

Western Cape Accommodation Guide – Search by Map for Accommodation in the Western Cape, South Africa – Find Hotels B&B and Self Catering – Deal Direct and SAVE!

The Pavilion Conference Centre – With the magnificent Table Mountain in the background and it’s expansive views over Table Bay and the Waterfront, The MBW Pavilion Conference Centre offers a glorious setting for business and private events.

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