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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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  • KwaZulu-Natal Tented Camps Perfect for a Glamping Weekend
    KwaZulu-Natal tented camps come in a variety of guises. They’re not all tented camps the way one expects them to be ? out in the bush accompanied by the Big 5 experience ? except for one, in a private game reserve in the savanna region, just outside Ladysmith. Instead many of them are set in […] The post KwaZulu-Natal Tented Camps Perfect for a Glamping Weekend appeared first on South Africa Travel News.
    Wednesday 16th of August 2017 07:00:32 AM
  • Visit Khomani Cultural Landscape ? the 9th of South Africa?s World Heritage Sites
    Khomani Cultural Landscape ~ Now South Africa has 9; the Newest of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites is in the Desert The Khomani Cultural Landscape has recently been inscribed as the 9th of the country’s world heritage sites, and probably its most intriguing. It is the only landscape to protect what remains of the once-nomadic […] The post Visit Khomani Cultural Landscape – the 9th of South Africa’s World Heritage Sites appeared first on South Africa Travel News.
    Monday 14th of August 2017 07:00:09 AM
  • 6 Gauteng Tented Camps Perfect for a Glamping Weekend
    Gauteng tented camps are an unusual find. These safari-style tented accommodation options clearly challenge the assumption that one needs to leave the city to experience the bush. Gauteng is the smallest province in South Africa. It surrounds the country’s business capital, Johannesburg, and the capital city, Pretoria. On the perimeters of both cities are areas […] The post 6 Gauteng Tented Camps Perfect for a Glamping Weekend appeared first on South Africa Travel News.
    Friday 11th of August 2017 07:00:18 AM
  • Limpopo Tented Camps perfect for a Glamping Weekend
    Limpopo Tented Camps ~ South Africa’s Limpopo province is synonymous with the bushveld, Big 5 safaris and tented camps. Have a look through these 28 Limpopo tented camps, perfect for glamping weekends … Amanzimlotzi Riverside Bush Camp, Valley of the Olifants Three safari tents in the heart of the bush in this rustic camp with […] The post Limpopo Tented Camps perfect for a Glamping Weekend appeared first on South Africa Travel News.
    Wednesday 9th of August 2017 07:00:54 AM
  • Cederberg Weekend Guide: Places to Visit in the Cederberg
    Cederberg Weekend Guide ~ There are a myriad things to do and places to visit in the Cederberg, one of the most popular weekend getaways in the Western Cape. It’s popular because it’s so close to Cape Town, it’s a hiking mecca, and is known for its iconic sandstone rock formations – like the Wolfberg […] The post Cederberg Weekend Guide: Places to Visit in the Cederberg appeared first on South Africa Travel News.
    Monday 7th of August 2017 07:00:28 AM
  • Mpumalanga Tented Camps Perfect for a Glamping Weekend
    In Mpumalanga tented camps in the bush are about getting away from it all in lush green surrounds where bird life predominates, and where on many of the game reserves you can stroll without fear of predators. Have a look through these 13 Mpumalanga Tented Camps Perfect for a Glamping Weekend Bushfellows Game Lodge, Loskop […] The post Mpumalanga Tented Camps Perfect for a Glamping Weekend appeared first on South Africa Travel News.
    Friday 4th of August 2017 07:00:28 AM
  • 8 Eastern Cape Tented Camps Perfect for a Glamping Weekend
    Eastern Cape tented camps to take you into uncharted territory. Once there, time stands still. Because these Eastern Cape tented camps are in a part of the country not associated with big game in the way that Limpopo and Mpumalanga are. But the proximity of Addo Elephant National Park, and the area’s history of wild […] The post 8 Eastern Cape Tented Camps Perfect for a Glamping Weekend appeared first on South Africa Travel News.
    Wednesday 2nd of August 2017 07:00:59 AM
  • How to Spend the Weekend on South Africa?s West Coast
    Sparsely populated with access to largely deserted Atlantic beaches, and spring flowers in July/August, here’s a West Coast itinerary to get the most of out of the seaside villages, windswept scenery, and time expanding experiences. Because a weekend isn’t much time to spend on South Africa’s West Coast West Coast National Park This is the […] The post How to Spend the Weekend on South Africa’s West Coast appeared first on South Africa Travel News.
    Tuesday 1st of August 2017 07:00:28 AM
  • 20 Western Cape Tented Camps perfect for a Glamping Weekend
    Western Cape Tented Camps … before you shake your head at the thought of having to slum it in a tent, tented camps are anything but the camping holiday that first comes to mind. Many have solid furniture, feather duvets, hot running water and electricity. Most have en suite bathrooms and kitchens, and some even […] The post 20 Western Cape Tented Camps perfect for a Glamping Weekend appeared first on South Africa Travel News.
    Friday 28th of July 2017 07:00:58 AM
  • 15 Reasons to Visit Durban, At LEAST Once in Your Life
    Visit Durban … Described by CNN as ‘the coolest city in South Africa you’ve never seen’. And ranked higher by Mercer in its annual Quality of Living survey than both Cape Town and Johannesburg, for yet another year, South Africa’s east coast city has taken its rightful place as one of the best cities in […] The post 15 Reasons to Visit Durban, At LEAST Once in Your Life appeared first on South Africa Travel News.
    Wednesday 26th of July 2017 07:00:24 AM
  • 14 Charming South African Vacation Homes
    South Africans know how to do vacation homes with charm – the immediate sense of being at ‘home’, of space, generosity, consideration and beautiful views (inside and out). South Africa has its own unique blend of charm. It’s woven through the choice of farm furniture, or the carefully selected art work; the elegant use of […] The post 14 Charming South African Vacation Homes appeared first on South Africa Travel News.
    Monday 24th of July 2017 07:00:47 AM
  • Things to Do over the School Holidays in the Garden Route
    School holidays hardly leave me in a state of rapture. In fact, I get a distinct tingling sensation down my spine at the thought of a bored tween with absolutely no passion for reading (a work in progress, I admit). And it?s not that good tingle. So, for parents, like me, that need some serious […] The post Things to Do over the School Holidays in the Garden Route appeared first on South Africa Travel News.
    Friday 21st of July 2017 07:00:08 AM
  • 15 Free and Cheap Cape Town Date Ideas
    Cape Town is rumoured to be a little expensive for those on a budget. But if you know where to go, there is plenty of romance in the Mother City… 15 Free and Cheap Cape Town Date Ideas … Feed the squirrels in the Company’s Garden You’ll find this garden in the heart of the […] The post 15 Free and Cheap Cape Town Date Ideas appeared first on South Africa Travel News.
    Tuesday 18th of July 2017 09:15:50 AM
  • Luxury in South Africa ? Some of the Best Hotels, Guest Houses & Lodges
    Luxury in South Africa ~ Some of The Best Luxury Hotels, Guest Houses and Lodges in South Africa … Go on – treat yourself! Prana Lodge ~ Cintsa East, Wild Coast This private beach lodge and spa lies on 21 km of unspoilt beachfront on the Wild Coast, your immediate surrounds a series of indigenous […] The post Luxury in South Africa – Some of the Best Hotels, Guest Houses & Lodges appeared first on South Africa Travel News.
    Thursday 13th of July 2017 07:00:58 AM
  • 20 Most Incredible Historical Sites in South Africa
    Historical Sites in South Africa ~ South Africa’s history is young. It doesn’t have buildings that date back to the fifteenth century, because back then its beaches were still combed by Strandlopers (the hunter-gatherer San, known as beach combers for their shell midden remains). What South Africa does have is an interesting and varied history, […] The post 20 Most Incredible Historical Sites in South Africa appeared first on South Africa Travel News.
    Tuesday 11th of July 2017 07:00:14 AM
  • 13 Reasons to Visit Johannesburg at LEAST Once in Your Life
    Ranked the world’s top city by Rough Guides in 2015, Johannesburg is going places. It’s breaking free of its reputation problem, and emerging as a seriously good alternative to Cape Town with galleries, shops, museums and markets to rival any in the world. Now it’s a hipster hangout, the ‘cool capital of the southern hemisphere’ […] The post 13 Reasons to Visit Johannesburg at LEAST Once in Your Life appeared first on South Africa Travel News.
    Wednesday 5th of July 2017 07:00:19 AM
  • 13 Enigmatic South African Towns to Visit Before You Turn 40
    Actually, I’ll let you into a secret: it isn’t about what age you are when you visit these towns. It’s about making damn sure you visit them. Because few of them make it onto conventional ‘must do’ lists. For some reason they’re regarded as obscure, non mainstream. Perhaps it’s because South Africa has so many […] The post 13 Enigmatic South African Towns to Visit Before You Turn 40 appeared first on South Africa Travel News.
    Monday 3rd of July 2017 07:00:54 AM
  • 15 Reasons to Visit Cape Town At LEAST Once in Your Life
    15 Reasons to Visit Cape Town At Least Once in Your Life. Over four million people a year can’t be wrong… It’s the world’s Best City For the fourth year in a row the Telegraph Travel Awards voted Cape Town the Best City in the world to visit. Over 75 000 readers of the Telegraph […] The post 15 Reasons to Visit Cape Town At LEAST Once in Your Life appeared first on South Africa Travel News.
    Tuesday 27th of June 2017 07:00:59 AM
  • You Can Help Save Knysna ? Eat, Do & Sleep in the Garden Route?s Favourite Town
    Help Save Knysna ~ The fires that gutted Knysna, and parts of Sedgefield, Bitou and George recently have devastated the lives of those who live in this part of the Garden Route. The outpourings of sympathy and assistance from people all over the country has been incredible. Knysna, in particular, was hard hit – the […] The post You Can Help Save Knysna – Eat, Do & Sleep in the Garden Route’s Favourite Town appeared first on South Africa Travel News.
    Wednesday 21st of June 2017 07:00:47 AM
  • 13 Secrets of Agulhas National Park That Will Have You Visiting, Tomorrow
    Agulhas National Park is the country’s newest park – proclaimed only in the late 1990s ? that lies on Africa’s southern most tip with one of the most beautiful and varied landscapes of any parks in South Africa. Its fundamental role is to protect lowland and rare limestone fynbos. But its wildness and beauty are […] The post 13 Secrets of Agulhas National Park That Will Have You Visiting, Tomorrow appeared first on South Africa Travel News.
    Tuesday 20th of June 2017 07:00:03 AM
  • 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 you’ll love ? them… Cheap Weekend Getaways in Eastern Cape Allemann se Huisie, Nieu-Bethesda […] The post Cheap Weekend Getaways in Eastern Cape appeared first on South Africa Travel News.
    Thursday 15th of June 2017 07:00:18 AM
  • 8 Best Small Towns in Limpopo
    South Africa’s northernmost province is renowned for its bushveld and wildlife reserves that include the Kruger National Park. Less well known, but equally deserving, are Mpumalanga’s Blouberg Mountains, Makgabeng Plateau, Makapansgat, baobab trees, the Waterberg biosphere, Soutpansberg, Mapungubwe’s significant Iron Age site, and Modjadjiskloof. All testament to the province’s rich diversity and wide open spaces. […] The post 8 Best Small Towns in Limpopo...
    Tuesday 13th of June 2017 09:40:25 AM
  • The 8 Most Beautiful Coastal Walks in South Africa
    South Africa’s coastline stretches from its border with Namibia in the west, all the way around the tip of Africa (not Cape Town but Agulhas) until it reaches the border with Mozambique. Its course includes: the Garden Route, Wild Coast, Sunshine Coast, Dolphin Coast, and Elephant Coast. That’s over 2 500 km of sea washed […] The post The 8 Most Beautiful Coastal Walks in South Africa appeared first on South Africa Travel News.
    Tuesday 6th of June 2017 07:00:54 AM
  • 10 Inspiring TED Talks By South African Speakers
    Do South Africans have ideas worth spreading? Are they talks to stir your curiosity? You bet. South Africans, like people of every other nationality, contribute to TED, the nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas. These contributions are short, powerful talks of eighteen minutes or less. It’s where Technology, Entertainment and Design meet, and I was more […] The post 10 Inspiring TED Talks By South African Speakers appeared first on South Africa Travel News.
    Monday 5th of June 2017 07:00:50 AM
  • 15 Secrets of the Karoo National Park That Will Have you Visiting, Tomorrow
    15 Secrets of the Karoo National Park That Will Have you Visiting, Tomorrow… 1. The Karoo National Park is not the same as the Tankwa Karoo National Park They are, however, both in the Karoo. But the Karoo is vast and the two parks are between 350 km and 400 km apart, depending on the […] The post 15 Secrets of the Karoo National Park That Will Have you Visiting, Tomorrow appeared first on South Africa Travel News.
    Wednesday 31st of May 2017 07:00:08 AM
  • Cheap Weekend Getaways in Western Cape
    Everyone wants a weekend away. But finding Western Cape accommodation for under R1000 per night can be something of a mission! We’ve made it easy for you. These cottages, apartments, farm stays, lodges and guest houses are all as close to R700/night as we could find (or we’ve got a good excuse), and they’re cute […] The post Cheap Weekend Getaways in Western Cape appeared first on South Africa Travel News.
    Tuesday 23rd of May 2017 07:00:51 AM
  • The 5 Best Chilled Garden Route Places to Stay
    The Garden Route – a 200 km journey of remarkable natural beauty –  is South Africa’s favourite destination, second only to the Kruger National Park. It’s been listed by various magazines and websites as one of the world’s best road trips. And it’s not difficult to see why. Driving through here is a little like […] The post The 5 Best Chilled Garden Route Places to Stay appeared first on South Africa Travel News.
    Thursday 18th of May 2017 07:09:07 AM
  • 8 Best Small Towns of Mpumalanga
    Mpumalanga lies between Johannesburg and the kingdoms of Swaziland and Mozambique. Its main attraction is the southern section of the Kruger National Park, but its sub-tropical weather, unbelievable scenery, and the Blyde River Canyon are the other reasons for visitors from all over the world. Yet so many make the mistake of passing through the […] The post 8 Best Small Towns of Mpumalanga appeared first on South Africa Travel News.
    Monday 15th of May 2017 07:00:52 AM
  • 12 Secrets of Augrabies Falls National Park That Will Have You Visiting, Tomorrow
    Years ago the KhoiSan called this place in the northern reaches of the Northern Cape ~ Aukoerebis ~ place of great noise. Today visitors describe it as ‘a scene right out of BBC’s Planet Earth‘. The sound of a river in flood as 405 million litres of water plunge over the side of the gorge, […] The post 12 Secrets of Augrabies Falls National Park That Will Have You Visiting, Tomorrow appeared first on South Africa Travel News.
    Thursday 11th of May 2017 07:00:38 AM
  • 7 Unforgettable Things You Can Do Only in Port Alfred
    Until now Port Alfred’s byline has been ‘retirement village’. But this is changing fast  as a younger set and their children move into the portside village seeking an alternative and slower lifestyle. As a result, it’s inspiring to discover that the town has its own micro-brewery alongside the river, a trendy courtyard lifestyle centre, a  […] The post 7 Unforgettable Things You Can Do Only in Port Alfred appeared first on South Africa Travel News.
    Monday 8th of May 2017 07:00:37 AM


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