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Eat Sleep Do In St Lucia On The Elephant Coast
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Eat Sleep Do In St Lucia On The Elephant Coast

Spectacular St Lucia... This gem is along the Elephant Coast of KwaZulu Natal, where the warm Indian Ocean beckons and the marine life is breathtaking. St Lucia is really a village that’s part of the Greater St Lucia Wetland Park; where hippos, crocodiles and leatherback turtles share the massive space with leopards, lions and black rhinos. This is, without a doubt, a massive hotspot for anyone that needs an injection of the spectacular South African outdoors. To make your holiday in St Lucia even more memorable, we’ve listed some of our recommended places to stay, restaurants to try an...
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Bedford’s Bed of Roses In The Eastern Cape
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Bedford’s Bed of Roses In The Eastern Cape

It is always the smallest towns – the ones often described as ‘sleepy’ with its handful of tarred roads creating the perception that there’s not much going on – that will bowl you out. Bedford is one of those towns.  Situated at the foothills of the Winterberg Mountain Range and sheltered by the Kaggaberg Mountains, Bedford borders on the Eastern Cape’s Frontier Country. Its geographical location shouts Karoo. And so does the warm hospitality and succulent lamb chops nurtured over the years by the area’s indigenous shrubs such as Kapokbos and Boegoekaroo.  But upon arrival you...
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The 30 Best Small Towns to Visit in South Africa
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The 30 Best Small Towns to Visit in South Africa

Here are the 30 best small towns to visit in South Africa ... In The Eastern Cape Bathurst The small town of Bathurst might remind you of an old English 19th century village, and yes there is tea and scones available, but Bathurst is also possibility South Africa’s most eccentric town. Bustling with activity, passion, history and art, the town is a home to festivals, the oldest pub in South Africa and the biggest pineapple you will ever lay eyes on. Things to do in Bathurst Have a drink in South Africa’s oldest licensed pub, Pig and Whistle Inn. Head to ...
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How To Be A Lekker Guest In South Africa
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How To Be A Lekker Guest In South Africa

Guests can be totally lekker but then there are some that could do with a little improvement. I think we all know this, possibly because we’ve been a bit rubbish ourselves sometimes ... From demanding refunds for lions roaring too loudly near their rooms, to rocking up with 3 children they didn’t mention when booking (“but they can just sleep in our beds?”), guests can be the actual worst. Can we get a rating system like Uber drivers have about their passengers already?  The Lekker Rating System?! Growing up in the hospitality industry, I’ve seen my fair share of visitors to our gorgeous c...
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Eat Sleep Do In Summerstrand On The Sunshine Coast
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Eat Sleep Do In Summerstrand On The Sunshine Coast

Summerstrand is one of Port Elizabeth’s hottest accommodation spots because it’s right on the sandy doorstep of its gorgeous beaches and only minutes away from malls and the airport. It’s also abuzz with a constant vibe and hum that happens when top restaurants and water sports combine with the promise of long, lazy beach days. Staying in the guest houses, hotels, B&B’s and self-catering apartments of Summerstrand puts you right in the middle of all the PE action. We’ve put together some of our favourite spots to sleep, eat and have a ball in the area. SLEEP There are s...
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Eat, Sleep, Do In Stellenbosch In The Cape Winelands
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Eat, Sleep, Do In Stellenbosch In The Cape Winelands

Eat, Sleep, Do In Stellenbosch...where the Jonkershoek and Simonsberg mountains tumble to a historical little town that is surrounded by vineyards that produce some of the world’s best wines. This is where character, culture and flavour come together to create a beautiful destination with a charming vibe. Although it’s only about an hour from the city centre of Cape Town, Stellenbosch is a world and a destination of its own.  There’s something special about staying here. It’s just different. It’s undeniably gorgeous, and there’s a fizz about it. An adventure that’s about to erupt lik...
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How To Make The Best Of 2020 in South Africa
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How To Make The Best Of 2020 in South Africa

It’s no wonder South Africa is such a popular international tourist attraction: we have spectacular mountains like Drakensberg in KwaZulu Natal, beaches and indoor play venues in Cape Town, valleys, waterfalls and vineyards, desserts up north and the ‘African Wild’ in Limpopo and Mpumalanga. We have hot weather, snowy weather and tropical weather and best of all, we have a diverse, friendly and welcoming culture. What’s not to love? In fact, you could spend a whole year here and still not have experienced all that our beautiful country has to offer. There is one more reason wh...
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Cruise The Cape Town Coastline With Tigger 2
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Cruise The Cape Town Coastline With Tigger 2

I was recently given the opportunity to enjoy a sunset cruise with Tigger 2 Charters, and boy was it a fabulous experience. So much so that I feel obliged to share it with all of you so that you too can hop on board this luxury catamaran, feel the cool salty sea air of the Atlantic on your face and enjoy a sunset view like no other. We arrived at the pier in the V & A Waterfront in Cape Town and were offered a comfy seat while we waited to board the Tigger 2. When the boat and crew were ready, we stepped inside and were greeted with an ice-cold glass of champagne, much to my de...
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A Guide To Baviaanskloof
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A Guide To Baviaanskloof

Your cell phone signal is gone and forgotten. Behind a bush a kudu with its stately curled horns is having a leafy lunch. A baboon barks – ba-hoo ba-hoo – and in the distance you see the troop moving up a hill. At a picnic spot you hear someone went searching for bushmen paintings, while another one saw a Cape leopard spoor in the riverbank. As the summer sun beats down, a stream ripples promises of an icy cold swim later and you are between two cliffs – a beautiful sandstone rock and a hard place – soaking in every inch of nature in its truest form, soaking in the wilderness that is Baviaans...
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Eat, Sleep, Do In Jeffreys Bay
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Eat, Sleep, Do In Jeffreys Bay

It’s hard (impossible?) to write anything about Jeffreys Bay without leading with the fact that it’s an international surfing Mecca. That’s no small feat. Every year, tens of thousands of visitors descend on this little Eastern Cape town to enjoy the winter festivities and international surf compo that is frequented by the world’s surfing legends. But, for the rest of the year, it’s completely sedate. It has wide roads and homes with big gardens, restaurants dotted along the seashore and the hardy green vegetation of this windy stretch of coast. It’s a great family holiday destination...
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Coast to coast: 12 LEKKER Seaside Towns
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Coast to coast: 12 LEKKER Seaside Towns

Everyone loves a little beach time. Especially in summer. And let’s face it, South Africa’s coastline, with its small seaside towns dotted along the way, is abundantly – above and beyond – brimming with natural eco-diverse beauty from the Wild Coast to the West Coast And whatever you fancy your salty seaside adventure to bring to the table, whether its warm water, stormy seas, deserted beaches, prolific marine life, surfers’ dream waves or geological wows, you will find it all. In fact, 45 beaches boast the Blue Flag status in South Africa, an international eco-symbol of quality for beache...
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Sleep, Eat, Do St Francis Bay On The Sunshine Coast
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Sleep, Eat, Do St Francis Bay On The Sunshine Coast

St Francis Bay is a tranquil little spot with gorgeous homes and endless beaches. It is an hour from Port Elizabeth and only 20 minutes from Jeffrey’s Bay, but has a character and vibe of its own. This little village is a surfer’s paradise, but is also a fantastic destination for just about everyone that needs a little sun, sand and sea in their lives. Here are some of our favourite picks for places to stay, eat and see while you’re in the gorgeous St Francis Bay ~ Eat, Sleep, Do St Francis Bay SLEEP ST FRANCIS BAY FOR A SPOIL Dune Ridge Country House This country ...
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Sleep, Eat, Do In Clarens
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Sleep, Eat, Do In Clarens

We’re so full of love for Clarens. It’s romantic and intriguing; a picturesque little village at the foot of Mount Horeb in the Free State. It has lashings of character and is convenient for being on the Free State Highlands Route, near the Golden Gate National Park. What a winning combination. And, because it’s only three or four hours from Johannesburg, Clarens makes for a gorgeous stop-over or a lovely destination for a weekend getaway. We’ve put together some awesome Clarens accommodation, things to do, and restaurants to try out while you’re in Clarens.   ...
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Things You Probably Didn’t Know About South Africa
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Things You Probably Didn’t Know About South Africa

The magic that makes South Africa such a fantastic destination is multi-faceted and full of surprises. It’s probably best known for its safaris and wildlife, its culture and absolutely breath-taking landscapes. But, there are also so many awesome things that most visitors probably don’t know about South Africa, which combine to make it even more fun and interesting to visit. Things You Probably Didn’t Know About South Africa Here are some of our favourite lesser-known facts of this magnificent country: 1. Our cities are modern and well-equipped Some people visit expecting mud huts and trib...
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Best Places to Stay in Stellenbosch – the Winelands’ Vibrant University Town
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Best Places to Stay in Stellenbosch – the Winelands’ Vibrant University Town

Don’t get stuck trawling your way through the mire of travel websites looking for best places to stay in Stellenbosch. Find them right here. We’ve made it easy for you - simply scroll to compare over 20 of the Best Places to Stay in Stellenbosch! Appealing and historical Stellenbosch is everything wine with estates on the fringes of town, world-class wineries in the mountains and hills but a stone’s throw away, and any number of opportunities to taste wine whilst sampling world-class food. Our list of best places to stay in Stellenbosch includes Herbert Baker mansions, light and trend...
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