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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...
Grootvadersbosch – 15 reasons to visit this last patch of indigenous forest
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Grootvadersbosch – 15 reasons to visit this last patch of indigenous forest

Right at the end of a dirt road that begins somewhere after the little village of Suurbraak is the largest remaining indigenous forest in the Langeberg. The forest is almost engulfed by the ravine into which it descends, barely visible from the top of the m...
Sultry Swellendam
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Sultry Swellendam

I was first drawn to Swellendam because of resident, Bruce Geils' 'Flyinghorse' photography. I caught myself falling into his depictions of this town that he so clearly loved, which ached with sensitivity and seeped mystery from every inky evening shot. It tak...
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...
Things to do in Villiersdorp
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Things to do in Villiersdorp

Villiersdorp is a small town in the heart of the Overberg region, just outside Cape Town in the Western Cape. It is nestled within the Villiersdorp Valley and is well known for its deciduous fruit farming and its spectacular views. This is not a busy spot in t...
A Walk Through Hermanus
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A Walk Through Hermanus

Our weekend in Hermanus on the popular Cape Whale Coast was mostly spent indoors thanks to the wonderfully stormy winter weather. Luckily on the Saturday morning we had a break in the weather and decided to brave the outdoors and go for a stroll. Leaving th...
The Whale Coast Hotel in Hermanus – a review
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The Whale Coast Hotel in Hermanus – a review

My mom organised a weekend away for the family in Hermanus. You need to bear in mind that this is something we have never done, so we were all rather excited. My sister had a last minute trip to London so it would only be the three of us, but we were excited. ...
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...