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10 Of The Best Cape Town Boutique Hotels – We Love The First And The Last
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10 Of The Best Cape Town Boutique Hotels – We Love The First And The Last

A boutique hotel is a small, stylish hotel typically found in a fashionable part of a city. Originally the term described small hotels in the centre of large cities, like London and Berlin, but today it characterises an intimate set-up, usually a small sele...
Our guide to the best hotels in Port Elizabeth, the friendly city
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Our guide to the best hotels in Port Elizabeth, the friendly city

No time to find accommodation? Our guide to the best hotels in Port Elizabeth, the friendly city ... Those who live in PE think it's the best city in the country. Certainly it's the most underrated. Port Elizabeth is one of the largest cities in South Afric...
Guide to choosing hotels in Durban – Where best to stay in Durban
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Guide to choosing hotels in Durban – Where best to stay in Durban

Durban - the country's third largest city - is known for its 100 kilometres of beach, all-year-round warm weather, and thanks largely to the colonial British Indian indentured labour system, more people of Indian descent than anywhere else in the country. W...
Top 10 hotels in Johannesburg to suit any visitor
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Top 10 hotels in Johannesburg to suit any visitor

Jo'burg has been described as South Africa's heartbeat. It is also regarded as risky and travel alerts warn about crime in the city. It's true. There is crime. But it's overstated and largely sensationalised by the media. Those who live in Johannesburg will...
Finding hotels in Cape Town: 5 step guide to save you time
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Finding hotels in Cape Town: 5 step guide to save you time

It isn't estate agents alone who mutter the mantra – location, location, location. It's also how people choose hotels. I'm prepared to bet you thought it was all about the cost of the room? But the latest study of why people around the world choose the hote...
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. ...
Accommodation in South Africa – how is it graded?
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Accommodation in South Africa – how is it graded?

Finding a place to stay these days is as simple as a few double clicks on a website like SA-Venues.com™ to sift through pictures of accommodation until you're happy. You even get to deal directly with the owners for further information. But it does leave ju...
10 Reasons Why People Visit South Africa
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10 Reasons Why People Visit South Africa

In July this year the Tourism Minister announced an 'exceptional growth in tourist arrivals' for the first quarter of the year. Between January and March 2 267 807 people landed on South African soil – 216 031 more than the same time in 2011. Overseas touri...
10 Sexiest Hotels in South Africa – Pictures to Inspire
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10 Sexiest Hotels in South Africa – Pictures to Inspire

10 Sexiest South African Hotels (in no particular order): Singa Town Todge (Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape) The Lofts Boutique Hotel (Thesen Islands, Knysna, Garden Route) Karkloof Spa Wellness & Wildlife Retreat (Karkloof, KwaZulu Natal Midlands)...
Tea Time Cape Town – Fit for the Queen …
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Tea Time Cape Town – Fit for the Queen …

Cape Town can’t deny its colonial heritage, and there are certain traditions left over from the time we paid allegiance to old England that we should embrace. One of these is that, come late afternoon, there’s just nothing nicer than a spot of tea. And if it’s...