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SA-Venues Travel Blog

SA-Venues Travel Blog

South Africa's premier travel website offering a wealth of information and resources for the traveller to South Africa.
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SA-Venues Travel Blog

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  • How Travel in South Africa can Change Your Life
    The natural beauty and wide open spaces when you travel in South Africa effortlessly promote mindful living. Mindfulness is a widely used process aimed at reducing stress and depression. It involves focusing one?s attention on what is happening in the present moment, and it is developed through the practice of meditation and other activities. Mindfulness […] The post How Travel in South Africa can Change Your Life appeared first on South Africa Travel.
    Monday 15th of January 2018 07:00:24 AM
  • Stopping for Goat?s Cheese Sarmies at Chane Cheese Farm in Mtubatuba
    A herd of grazing goats greets visitors to Chane Cheese Farm which is situated a short drive from the towns of St Lucia and Mtubatuba. After reading about the farm in a magazine and having been told they make a delicious toasted (goats) cheese sandwiches, my father insisted we pop in on the way home […] The post Stopping for Goat’s Cheese Sarmies at Chane Cheese Farm in Mtubatuba appeared first on South Africa Travel.
    Thursday 11th of January 2018 07:00:23 AM
  • Unique Experiences You Can Have Only in South Africa
    South Africa is extraordinary. When one thinks unique experiences, South Africa – with its unusual blend of diverse cultures, varied landscapes, wildlife, vibrant cities and historical towns – tops the list for its distinct character. We think you?ll agree that our list of unique experiences are what make South Africa exceptional… The Cape Winelands South […] The post Unique Experiences You Can Have Only in South Africa appeared first on South Africa Travel.
    Wednesday 10th of January 2018 07:00:30 AM
  • The Best Places in South Africa that You Hardly Know About
    A list of the best places in South Africa is a long one. But, unlike similar lists doing the rounds on social media that stick to those places we?ve all visited (yawn), or at least know about, this list of the best places in South Africa is filled with areas and locations we?re prepared to […] The post The Best Places in South Africa that You Hardly Know About appeared first on South Africa Travel.
    Monday 8th of January 2018 07:00:44 AM
  • 20 Something in Cape Town ? A List of Things To Do
    The Mother City is one of the best cities in South Africa in which to be young, single and fancy free. The whole city is a playground if you?re 20 something in Cape Town. Whether it?s discovering something cool to do, or heading off along well-trodden paths but doing it differently, to be in Cape […] The post 20 Something in Cape Town – A List of Things To Do appeared first on South Africa Travel.
    Friday 5th of January 2018 07:00:40 AM
  • Places in Cape Town to Propose that Guarantee a ?Yes?
    Cape Town is fast earning a reputation as one of the most perfect places in the world to propose – where else can you find quite the same combination of sea, mountain, sky, wine and vibe? And when it comes to places in Cape Town to propose, the Mother City is hardly short on supply. […] The post Places in Cape Town to Propose that Guarantee a ?Yes? appeared first on South Africa Travel.
    Wednesday 3rd of January 2018 07:00:34 AM
  • Travel predictions 2018 ? How South Africa Will Fare in the Travel Stakes
    In true New Year style we scour the online space for travel predictions 2018 and look at how these translate to Travel in South Africa. This time of year is all about travel predictions 2018. A couple of major players in the industry recently released their forecasts, and it?s interesting to look at a few […] The post Travel predictions 2018 – How South Africa Will Fare in the Travel Stakes appeared first on South Africa Travel.
    Monday 1st of January 2018 07:00:59 AM
  • Five underrated South African National Parks
    South African national parks are a good bet, when exploring South Africa. They?re generally well maintained, cheaper than the average safari lodge, and, if you time your visit for SA National Parks Week, grant South African citizens free entry. These are five underrated South African national parks that deserve a closer look … Agulhas National […] The post Five underrated South African National Parks appeared first on South Africa Travel.
    Wednesday 27th of December 2017 09:00:27 AM
  • Fun Things to do in Maboneng, Hangout of Creatives
    Maboneng is Johannesburg?s trendy precinct to the east of the city. Its Sotho name, when translated, means ?place of light? – an apt description for what was once a sorely neglected part of Jeppestown. When it comes to fun things to do in Maboneng – which describes itself as a ?collaborative hub of culture, business […] The post Fun Things to do in Maboneng, Hangout of Creatives appeared first on South Africa Travel.
    Friday 22nd of December 2017 07:00:39 AM
  • Best Places to Spend New Year?s Eve in South Africa
    Where are you spending New Year?s Eve? At a party, a celebration? Or somewhere more gentle – just you, a couple of friends, and a bottle of bubbly? If, like me, you?ve left your New Year?s Eve plans for the last minute – here are a  couple of places to spend New Year?s Eve: Best […] The post Best Places to Spend New Year?s Eve in South Africa appeared first on South Africa Travel.
    Wednesday 20th of December 2017 09:00:56 AM
  • Incredible Places to Sleep Under the Stars in South Africa
    Sleeping out in the wilderness, under a star-strewn sky, is not something you can do just anywhere anymore. In fact, few holiday destinations can promise places to sleep under the stars, like South Africa can; free of light pollution. South Africa is huge. And because of its vastness there are places to sleep under the […] The post Incredible Places to Sleep Under the Stars in South Africa appeared first on South Africa Travel.
    Monday 18th of December 2017 07:00:35 AM
  • Inexpensive Accommodation in Cape Town, South Africa
    Inexpensive accommodation in Cape Town is like hen?s teeth. But you can still find it in Cape Town. Truth is, it?s more about knowing where to look, and we?re rather good at that at SA-Venues.com – it?s what we do. So, if you?re determined to have a holiday in Cape Town, but want an inexpensive […] The post Inexpensive Accommodation in Cape Town, South Africa appeared first on South Africa Travel.
    Thursday 14th of December 2017 07:00:34 AM
  • What?s On in Cape Town in December 2017 ? Don?t Miss Out on these 10 Events
    Cape Town is in full-swing summer! It?s less a question of ?what?s on in Cape Town? than ?how do we fit it all in?? December brings sun-filled, hot days, balmy evenings and late nights (summer sunset times to rival the more northerly cities of Europe) with an emphasis on the outdoors. This is not cosy […] The post What?s On in Cape Town in December 2017 – Don?t Miss Out on these 10 Events appeared first on South Africa Travel.
    Wednesday 13th of December 2017 07:00:08 AM
  • Unusual Accommodation in South Africa, for a Real Holiday Experience
    We?ve put together a list of unusual accommodation in South Africa, because like us, you want your stay to be an experience. We know that creating an authentic tourist experience starts with finding somewhere to stay that is a little unusual; somewhere that gives unique pleasure to your trip, and translates into a fulfilling encounter. […] The post Unusual Accommodation in South Africa, for a Real Holiday Experience appeared first on South Africa Travel.
    Monday 11th of December 2017 07:00:22 AM
  • 12 Secrets of the Mokala National Park That Will Have you Visiting, Tomorrow
    Mokala National Park lies just outside Kimberley – a series of wide open grasslands, Kalahari thornveld and camelthorn scrub land interspersed with isolated dolerite hills. Mokala means camelthorn tree (Acacia erioloba) in Setswana, a name given because of the many twisted renditions of the tree, ranging between 2 metre-high shrubs to 16 metre sprawling crowns […] The post 12 Secrets of the Mokala National Park That Will Have you Visiting, Tomorrow appeared first on South Africa...
    Thursday 7th of December 2017 07:00:25 AM
  • Baths with Amazing Views in South Africa
    There is no measure of luxury quite like baths with amazing views. There?s something about luxuriating in amongst bubbles, soaking in the beauty… And there is no shortage of mountain and sea views in South Africa – for they?re in ample supply (although not always from your bath)… Zwahili Private Game Lodge, Limpopo Not often […] The post Baths with Amazing Views in South Africa appeared first on South Africa Travel.
    Tuesday 5th of December 2017 07:00:42 AM
  • Things to Do in Johannesburg for Free
    Egoli might be one of South Africa?s more expensive cities, but if you know where to look there are a list of things to do in Johannesburg for free. There are food markets (Bamboo Market, Bryanston Organic, Fourways Farmers?, Market on Main), craft markets (Rosebank Rooftop), and interesting high streets (4th Avenue, Parkhurst, Melville, Greenside) […] The post Things to Do in Johannesburg for Free appeared first on South Africa Travel.
    Monday 4th of December 2017 07:00:59 AM
  • All Aboard the Inchanga Choo Choo
    This past Sunday saw us waking early and heading to Kloof station in time to board the train that departs at 08h30 promptly. The Inchanga Choo Choo is a steam train named Wesley that has been around since the 1930?s and now has the wonderful task of steaming to life on the last Sunday of […] The post All Aboard the Inchanga Choo Choo appeared first on South Africa Travel.
    Friday 1st of December 2017 07:00:50 AM
  • 10 things you should never do in Cape Town
    There are many attractions in the Mother City, some that are almost required visiting when you holiday in the Cape, but here are the things you should never do in Cape Town … Never go to the beach on Christmas day (or New Year?s Day, for that matter) Just about every beach in Cape Town […] The post 10 things you should never do in Cape Town appeared first on South Africa Travel.
    Wednesday 29th of November 2017 07:00:16 AM
  • How to Gumboot Dance like a South African
    Wanna learn how to gumboot dance like a South African? The Isicathulo, or gumboot dance, is a traditional African dance done in Wellington boots known simply, in South Africa, as gumboots. The dance is a dance of life; a celebration of what it is to be human. At the end of the rhythmic, earth beating […] The post How to Gumboot Dance like a South African appeared first on South Africa Travel.
    Tuesday 28th of November 2017 07:00:07 AM
  • Stay in a Cape Dutch House
    In-love with gables, white-washed walls, dark thatch, sturdy front doors with a window above, evenly spaced windows and T, H and U-shaped house design? The Cape Dutch house is one of the most sought-after designs for homes in the Western Cape. And it?s not easy to find an original that dates back to the time […] The post Stay in a Cape Dutch House appeared first on South Africa Travel.
    Wednesday 22nd of November 2017 07:00:57 AM
  • The Most Iconic Heritage Buildings in Cape Town
    Heritage buildings in Cape Town are not as scarce as one might expect from a city whose building history dates back only to the 1650s with the arrival of the Dutch. Yes, Bartholomeu Dias rounded the Cape in 1488 but, apart from his stone crosses, he left little by way of heritage buildings. Heritage buildings […] The post The Most Iconic Heritage Buildings in Cape Town appeared first on South Africa Travel.
    Monday 20th of November 2017 07:00:35 AM
  • And the Most Visited Tourist Attractions in South Africa are?
    Ask anyone the question – which are the most visited tourist attractions in South Africa – and they?ll probably answer along the lines of our list below … V&A Waterfront The Victoria and Alfred Waterfront in Cape Town has around 25 million visitors a year and is considered the most visited tourist attraction in South […] The post And the Most Visited Tourist Attractions in South Africa are… appeared first on South Africa Travel.
    Thursday 16th of November 2017 07:00:35 AM
  • The Best Hotels in South Africa, Right Now, that Aren?t Hotel Chains
    We’ve stretched the definition of ‘hotel‘ a little, to accommodate a couple of boutique hotels – and even the odd lodge that welcomes almost the same number of guests as a small hotel – to bring you a list of the best hotels in South Africa. All of them deliver hotel comfort, but not all […] The post The Best Hotels in South Africa, Right Now, that Aren’t Hotel Chains appeared first on South Africa Travel.
    Tuesday 14th of November 2017 07:00:46 AM
  • Win a 2 Night Stay for 4 Guests at the De Hoop Village in De Hoop ? Closed
    Exquisite views of the Cape Overberg mountains, the crisp sea spray of the Atlantic Ocean, and the rustic charm of a South African fishing village await the lucky winners of this competition. Win a two nights stay for four people in a self-catering De Hoop Village cottage, just three hours outside Cape Town… This self-catering […] The post Win a 2 Night Stay for 4 Guests at the De Hoop Village in De Hoop – Closed appeared first on South Africa Travel.
    Monday 13th of November 2017 07:05:02 AM
  • Drought in Cape Town ? What Visitors Can Do to Help
    There is a drought in Cape Town. With the end of the rainy season in October, goes any hope that late rains might solve the drought in Cape Town… The Mother City, rather than restricting visitors, continues to welcome them but requests the careful use of water. 2017 has not only been one of the […] The post Drought in Cape Town – What Visitors Can Do to Help appeared first on South Africa Travel.
    Thursday 9th of November 2017 07:00:40 AM
  • Our Best Value Luxury Western Cape Accommodation, You Just Can?t Resist
    We?ve pulled out all the stops to find you best value, luxury Western Cape Accommodation, including Cape Town. Most of these options are self-catered, giving you the privacy and magnificence of a house all your own, with views out over the ocean, or of the Cape fold mountains. You won?t be able to resist this […] The post Our Best Value Luxury Western Cape Accommodation, You Just Can?t Resist appeared first on South Africa Travel.
    Wednesday 8th of November 2017 07:00:07 AM
  • The Story of How Cape Town got its Name
    The story of how Cape Town got its name is a special one, that starts way back in the annals of time: Once upon a time a man known as Bart to his friends, but Bartolomeu to his employers, rounded a piece of land in the shape of a finger. It was the year 1488 […] The post The Story of How Cape Town got its Name appeared first on South Africa Travel.
    Monday 6th of November 2017 07:00:38 AM
  • South Africa?s Marine Big 5 ? Do You Know What They Are?
    One of South Africa?s major appeals is its immediate access to big five safaris. For this reason, thousands of visitors head through our international airports. But South Africa marine big 5 is fast falling under the spotlight too, as more and more visitors become aware of the equally enticing appeal of the country?s coastline. Why […] The post South Africa?s Marine Big 5 – Do You Know What They Are? appeared first on South Africa Travel.
    Thursday 2nd of November 2017 07:00:31 AM
  • The Best Value Luxury Cape Winelands Accommodation by SA-Venues.com
    The Best Value Luxury Cape Winelands Accommodation by SA-Venues.com ~ The Cape Winelands of South Africa need little by way of introduction – the area is one of the most visited parts of the country. So, it isn?t surprising that the standard of Cape Winelands accommodation reflects this – if you want indulgence – very […] The post The Best Value Luxury Cape Winelands Accommodation by SA-Venues.com appeared first on South Africa Travel.
    Monday 30th of October 2017 07:00:14 AM


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