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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...
Escape The City: 8 Of Johannesburgs Green Spaces And Parks
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Escape The City: 8 Of Johannesburgs Green Spaces And Parks

Over 50% of the world's population lives in urban areas – the world's fastest growing land cover type. In Europe, North America, South America, Asia and Africa green spaces are on the decline. In Africa this decline is critical – with green spaces occupying...
Escape The City: 9 Of Cape Towns Green Spaces And Parks
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Escape The City: 9 Of Cape Towns Green Spaces And Parks

Cape Town has no shortage of green spaces and parks. Next time you're in the Mother City trade a shopping spree for a walk in one of these ... 9 Of Cape Towns Green Spaces And Parks Company's Garden Without doubt Cape Town's best known, and loved, green spa...
Spring Into The Stihl Open Gardens
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Spring Into The Stihl Open Gardens

Every spring marks the return of the Stihl Open Gardens which take place in the town of Pietermaritzburg and surrounding areas. Gardeners are kind enough to open their beautiful gardens to the public and are delighted to share their gardening tips and secrets!...
Cape Town Picnics – Pretty Places for Spring Picnics in the Mother City
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Cape Town Picnics – Pretty Places for Spring Picnics in the Mother City

Cities ... living in one requires that you open your wallet countless times a day. So, when it comes to celebrations or casual get-togethers with friends (who won’t fit into your bachelor flat), meeting up for a picnic in the Mother City is not only a way to s...
The Marvellous Makaranga Botanical Gardens
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The Marvellous Makaranga Botanical Gardens

I had wanted to go to Makaranga ever since I first saw photos of it on a friend’s FaceBook page and although we made a first attempt earlier this month we didn’t quite make it so were determined to get there this time around. Located in the KwaZulu Natal subur...
Company’s Garden Gets a New Historic Veg Garden – a World Design Capital Project
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Company’s Garden Gets a New Historic Veg Garden – a World Design Capital Project

Cape Town's Company's Garden used to be a vegetable garden 360 years ago. It was built to supply ships travelling the spice trade route from the East Indies, when they pulled in to Cape Town. Cape Town, back then, was known as 'The Tavern of the Seas' and t...
Garden Route Gardens – Mossel Bay Gardens in the Spotlight
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Garden Route Gardens – Mossel Bay Gardens in the Spotlight

Mossel Bay is nestled along the Western Cape portion of the world-famous Garden Route, which is known for its majestic beauty and its abundance of things to see and do. Tourist attractions include whale watching, shark cage diving, hiking, cycling, human origi...
The Oranjezicht City Farm
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The Oranjezicht City Farm

On the 18th of July every year we celebrate Mandela Day! This is his birthday and is now celebrated all over the world. Mandela calls all South Africans to give 67 minutes of their time to doing something good for each other on this day, to help where we can. ...
Burgers at The Dogs Bollocks
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Burgers at The Dogs Bollocks

I have been hearing about The Dogs Bollocks for ages and have just not managed to get there, the other day this all changed. A little bit of background, if you haven't yet heard of The Dogs Bollocks then listen up. This is a little burger joint that is found d...
Café Paradiso – patio dining in Kloof street, Cape Town
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Café Paradiso – patio dining in Kloof street, Cape Town

Nothing like a Sunday morning brunch with views out over the city bowl, and Table Mountain as your backdrop. Somehow these Madame Zingara types manage to get it right every time, and Café Paradiso is no exception (the restaurant is one of several that fall und...
7 Great Gardens To Visit In And Around Durban
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7 Great Gardens To Visit In And Around Durban

The benefits of being in nature are myriad: it improves cognitive function, it restores our ability to use directed attention and working memory (two rather crucial mental talents), it renews a feeling of serenity, and apparently even boosts our immunity. O...
6 Great (relatively unknown) Gardens to visit in Cape Town
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6 Great (relatively unknown) Gardens to visit in Cape Town

I'm not going to bore you by listing the obvious gardens - like Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens, the Company's Garden and Harold Porter Botanic Garden near Betty's Bay – if you're new to Cape Town, these are the obvious gardens at which to start, given...
In Search Of Harry Goemans – Elgins Open Gardens Reveal A Hidden Secret
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In Search Of Harry Goemans – Elgins Open Gardens Reveal A Hidden Secret

Sunday in the Elgin Valley is heady. The weather is close to perfect, even if it can't quite decide between spring and summer. The Peregrine farmstall in Grabouw hums with an influx of visitors who use the stall as the start or finish to their trawlings thr...
Gardens With a Difference – Alternative Gardens to Visit
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Gardens With a Difference – Alternative Gardens to Visit

More and more there are gardens grown and maintained not only for the joy of those who establish them, but also for the public to whom the gardens are made available, simply for the joy of it. These are unofficial gardens that individuals have planted thems...