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2019 Travel Bucket List South Africa – Where to Holiday THIS Year
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2019 Travel Bucket List South Africa – Where to Holiday THIS Year

Our 2019 travel bucket list South Africa, comes laden with surprises.Think you know South Africa? Think again...South Africa’s vastness means there are endless nooks and crannies lurking in amongst which you’ll find surprising mountain passes, caves, h...
Western Cape Tented Camps perfect for a Glamping Weekend
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Western Cape Tented Camps perfect for a Glamping Weekend

Western Cape Tented Camps ... before you shake your head at the thought of having to slum it in a tent, tented camps are anything but the camping holiday that first comes to mind.Many have solid furniture, feather duvets, hot running water and electricity....
10 Top Things to Do in the Overberg Area of the Western Cape
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10 Top Things to Do in the Overberg Area of the Western Cape

The Cape Overberg area of the Western Cape is one of South Africa’s treasures.It lies, demurely, over the berg from Somerset West, often neglected by those intent on reaching the Garden Route, unaware that beyond the Hottentot Holland Mountain range lies a...
Drought in Cape Town – Where to Go to Escape the Crisis
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Drought in Cape Town – Where to Go to Escape the Crisis

The Mother City is feeling the heat as the drought in Cape Town becomes a grim reality.The city is up against Level 6b water restrictions of only 50 litres per person per day, and the impending doom of Day Zero, without water, looms...The drought in Ca...
Win a 2 Night Stay for 4 Guests at the De Hoop Village in De Hoop – Closed
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Win a 2 Night Stay for 4 Guests at the De Hoop Village in De Hoop – Closed

Exquisite views of the Cape Overberg mountains, the crisp sea spray of the Atlantic Ocean, and the rustic charm of a South African fishing village await the lucky winners of this competition. Win a two nights stay for four people in a self-catering De Hoop Vi...
New Accommodation – Hot on Our Site Right Now
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New Accommodation – Hot on Our Site Right Now

Every week we add new options to our accommodation offerings on the SA-Venues.com website.So, we thought we'd bring some of the more popular accommodation options we've added in the last month to you - everything from garden cottages and backpackers, to lu...
Cheap Weekend Getaways in Western Cape
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Cheap Weekend Getaways in Western Cape

Everyone wants a weekend away. But finding Western Cape accommodation for under R1000 per night can be something of a mission! We've made it easy for you.These cottages, apartments, farm stays, lodges and guest houses are all as close to R700/night as we c...
5 Insider Things To Do When In Vermaaklikheid
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5 Insider Things To Do When In Vermaaklikheid

The fairytale hamlet of Vermaaklikheid lies on the lower reaches of the Duiwenhoks River, south of Heidelberg. To find it on Google maps we have to do a precise search, for it appears only as a map marker two-thirds of the way up the river, on a dirt road east...
Where to get drunk in the Overberg – plan your ‘winecation’
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Where to get drunk in the Overberg – plan your ‘winecation’

When someone mentions 'wine route' in Cape Town, one usually thinks of Stellenbosch or Franschhoek, not the Cape Overberg, yet this region is every bit as likely to get you drunk. With 250km of winescapes to explore, the serious wino can't possibly consider th...
What I love about the Overberg: from a City-Bowl-expat
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What I love about the Overberg: from a City-Bowl-expat

I’d been visiting the Overberg for twenty years by the time I made the decision to pack everything up and move my little family out to the country, beyond the city smoke, traffic and frenetic pace, to a quieter place over the hills. Raised in Sea Point and res...
Schoone Oordt Country House – Doesn’t This Look Inviting?
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Schoone Oordt Country House – Doesn’t This Look Inviting?

With winter just around the corner it is time to make use of the fantastic spots around the country, one such place is the town of Swellendam. Doesn't the swimming pool at Schoone Oordt Country House look completely inviting? The gracious dame who has been lov...