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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...
The Ultimate Travel Calendar: Guide To The Best Places For Every Month Of The Year!
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The Ultimate Travel Calendar: Guide To The Best Places For Every Month Of The Year!

South Africa presents so many choices to the visitor that it is hard to know just when to do what, and so we've made it easier for you by compiling a list of best places to be month by month. Here is the Ultimate Travel Calendar: Your Guide to the Best Plac...
The Most Beautiful Historic Towns In South Africa
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The Most Beautiful Historic Towns In South Africa

South Africa's history is not all that old. The buildings don't date back hundreds and hundreds of years, as they do in Europe, but (and it's a BIG but) South Africa has its own unique architectural styles, much of it evident in little towns across the country...
Weekend Road Trips perfect for Locals
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Weekend Road Trips perfect for Locals

South Africa is one of the best country's in the world for road trips – with nigh on 750 000 kilometres of road (the longest road network on the continent, and one of the ten longest road networks globally). The country is probably best known for its Garden...
Cape Dutch architecture – 8 best spots to Gawp at Gables
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Cape Dutch architecture – 8 best spots to Gawp at Gables

Think Cape Dutch architecture and one immediately calls to mind the style's most distinctive feature: the central gable. But gables are not anything new, you might argue, what's the big deal? – European architecture is full of examples. But at the Cape, gables...
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...
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...
Things To Do In Bontebok National Park
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Things To Do In Bontebok National Park

Bontebok National Park is situated in the picturesque Western Cape Province of South Africa and is flanked by the glorious Langeberg Mountains and Breede River. Despite being the smallest of the National Parks in the country (covering a total area of less t...
It’s A Lovely Day For Swellendam
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It’s A Lovely Day For Swellendam

I always know that I'm on my way somewhere when we reach Swellendam on the N2. Don't ask me why – it isn't as if the town markets itself as a halfway town between any two destinations, it doesn't need to. It has other more obvious charms. Perhaps it is beca...
Bontebok National Park
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Bontebok National Park

Let me let you into a secret about the Bontebok National Park: you see the most Bontebok in the park on the initial stretch of dirt road that leads to the reception. We spent a couple of hours driving through and around the park, on a not very busy day, and as...
Winner 2 Night Stay in the Heart of the Cape Overberg
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Winner 2 Night Stay in the Heart of the Cape Overberg

CONGRATULATIONS to Debbie Brenner of South Africa who has won a 2 night stay in Swellendam, the heart of the Cape Overberg, at the 5-star graded De Kloof Luxury Estate. Includes two nights accom­mod­a­tion in a Manor XL Suite with King-size, extra-leng...
Win a 2 Night Stay in the Heart of the Cape Overberg (Closed)
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Win a 2 Night Stay in the Heart of the Cape Overberg (Closed)

WIN a 2 night stay in Swellendam, the heart of the Cape Overberg, at the 5-star graded De Kloof Luxury Estate. This boutique hotel in Swellendam is a stylish, historical masterpiece of Cape Dutch architecture and is a national monument (dated 1801) with spacio...
I Love Swellendam Because …
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I Love Swellendam Because …

Hi, I’m Jenny from Swellendam in the Cape Overberg. Swellendam IS BEST KNOWN FOR Youngberries (brame), Marloth Nature Reserve, Drostdy Museum one of the best in the country, it depicts the life of Swellendam in the early days, the architecture and its peopl...
Blombos Cave – Early cave men were more than thugs
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Blombos Cave – Early cave men were more than thugs

'Mom, how did we first come to Earth?' It's my son (why does he always manage to ask questions like this from the back seat of the car?). I gawp at him in the rear vision mirror; aren't four and three quarter year olds supposed to ask easier questions? I've al...
Rasondale Farm Stall
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Rasondale Farm Stall

We drove back from Knysna on Monday and en route heard from our mortgage broker that our mortgage had been approved.  My husband already owns two properties but it’s a first time house purchase for me so understandably I was pretty excited! Being sans a bot...