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Garden Route Small Towns – We explore the Best
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Garden Route Small Towns – We explore the Best

These Garden Route small towns are some of the most popular towns in South Africa. It isn't difficult to imagine why they're often busy. The self-drive Garden Route is high on most visitors must-see lists when they arrive in South Africa. The route stret...
Garden Route Tented Camps Perfect for a Glamping weekend
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Garden Route Tented Camps Perfect for a Glamping weekend

Garden Route tented camps bring to mind generous mosquito nets, heavy canvas flaps opening out onto the savannah, and colonial-style Big 5 viewing with sundowners in the bush. Not to be confused with camping holidays where caravans, ground cloths, and tent ...
Cheap Weekend Getaways in Eastern Cape
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Cheap Weekend Getaways in Eastern Cape

Reasonably priced doesn't have to mean 'tacky'. So, we've combed through our offerings and handpicked these Eastern Cape Getaways at cottages, apartments, farm stays, lodges and guest houses, with price tags as close to R700/night as we can get. We think yo...
Top Ten Natural Attractions in the Garden Route
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Top Ten Natural Attractions in the Garden Route

The Garden Route is a coastal corridor between the Outeniqua and Tsitsikamma Mountains - that divide the Garden Route from the Little Karoo - and the Indian Ocean so richly endowed in natural beauty that one is hard pushed to narrow a list down to a mere 10 at...
Are You A Fan Of White Fang? Then Come See The Tsitsikamma Wolf Sanctuary
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Are You A Fan Of White Fang? Then Come See The Tsitsikamma Wolf Sanctuary

In Storms River on the Garden Route, you will find the Tsitsikamma Wolf Sanctuary which is the only non-profit centre in South Africa that houses 80 stunning wolves. Established in 2000, the sanctuary aims to support survival of wolves around the world by e...
Things For Nature-Lovers To Do in Tsitsikamma
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Things For Nature-Lovers To Do in Tsitsikamma

Tsitsikamma is the area once inhabited by the San people and, later, by forest folk who lived off the abundance of the forests. Today, it remains a natural paradise, and welcomes hundreds of thousands of tourists to its unique loveliness. This natural beauty i...
Blackwater Tubing on Storms River
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Blackwater Tubing on Storms River

The word “tsitsikamma” comes from the ancient San people and means “place of abundant waters”. Exploring these waters is the perfect way to immerse yourself within the unspoilt beauty of this exquisite area. It was a sweltering day when the SA-Venues.com team ...
Keeping Busy in Tsitsikamma
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Keeping Busy in Tsitsikamma

Tsitsikamma is an exquisite part of the Garden Route; a route that extends formally between Storms River in the Eastern Cape to Mossel Bay in the Western Cape. However, many understand the Garden Route to refer to the entire route between Port Elizabeth and Ca...
I Love Storms River Because…
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I Love Storms River Because…

Hi, I’m Kitty from Serenity Retreat in Storms River on the Garden Route / Eastern Cape. Storms River IS BEST KNOWN FOR the Tsitsikamma National Park and suspension bridge across the river mouth, The Big Tree and our ancient indigenous forests – and the famo...
The Otter Trail in Photographs
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The Otter Trail in Photographs

The Otter Trail is one of South Africa’s most well-known hiking trails, popular with both locals and international visitors thanks to its incredible scenery. The trail starts at the Storms River mouth and ends at Nature’s Valley in the beautiful Tsitsikamma...
A Leap of Faith at Bloukrans
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A Leap of Faith at Bloukrans

I like to play it tough and in my youth often said: “I’ll try anything once”. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve become considerably less fearless and when presented with an opportunity to put my money where my mouth is, I now find myself wondering why I should do the...