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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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  • 9 Cape Town Food Trends You Need to Know About
    We?re so over cauliflower, kale, burgers and doughnuts. As for macaroons (yawn), bread baskets (you are kidding, right?) and, dare I say it, carbs, it?s definitely time to move on. And move on we have. To gin, home fermentation, veldkos, ancient grains and a dozen other things that make eating out an experience. Here the […] The post 9 Cape Town Food Trends You Need to Know About appeared first on South Africa Travel News.
    Thursday 23rd of March 2017 07:00:25 AM
  • 10 City Apartments in Cape Town You Won?t Want to Leave
    Get to experience Cape Town with the keys to one of these apartments with a view. Set right in the heart of Cape Town?s city bowl, these loft-style pads lavishly follow the trend towards apartment living. Their inspirational interiors, open floor plans, classic use of colour, and flair for the unusual, will have you drooling. […] The post 10 City Apartments in Cape Town You Won’t Want to Leave appeared first on South Africa Travel News.
    Monday 20th of March 2017 07:00:05 AM
  • The 9 Best Small Towns in KwaZulu-Natal
    What?s so great about the small towns in KwaZulu-Natal? Well, first of all there?s a lot to be said for small-town living. People love the experience, even if it?s only for a weekend, or a few days. And secondly, KwaZulu-Natal has some of the best subtropical all-year-practically-summer weather that makes a stay in any of […] The post The 9 Best Small Towns in KwaZulu-Natal appeared first on South Africa Travel News.
    Thursday 16th of March 2017 07:00:27 AM
  • 13 Secrets of Addo Elephant National Park That Will Have You Visiting, Tomorrow
    Addo Elephant National Park lies only a few hours? drive from Port Elizabeth. It?s gone from providing a small sanctuary to eleven elephants to become a richly biodiverse park with over 600 elephants… We share 13 Secrets of Addo Elephant National Park… No 1. If you love elephants, then this is the park for you […] The post 13 Secrets of Addo Elephant National Park That Will Have You Visiting, Tomorrow appeared first on South Africa Travel News.
    Monday 13th of March 2017 07:00:33 AM
  • Franschhoek ? Eat, Do, Sleep in the Winelands? Foodie Capital
    The French corner of the Cape Winelands is relatively small by comparison with its sister town, Stellenbosch (only twenty minutes? away). But as a weekend, or even day, visit it packs a punch – its main road awash with restaurants, coffee shops, art galleries, grand historical buildings, wineland tours, and little tucked-out-of-the-way courtyards in which […] The post Franschhoek – Eat, Do, Sleep in the Winelands? Foodie Capital appeared first on South Africa Travel News.
    Thursday 9th of March 2017 07:00:38 AM
  • The Best Boutique Hotels in South Africa
    Boutique hotels are as good as luxury hotel chains, but they offer something else – a touch of simplicity and flair, and the advantage of meeting individual needs because of their size. As more and more visitors head to South Africa, so the measure of what makes a great place to stay has grown to […] The post The Best Boutique Hotels in South Africa appeared first on South Africa Travel News.
    Tuesday 7th of March 2017 07:00:36 AM
  • South Africa?s First People
    South Africa’s First People – South Africa’s earliest, ancient people, believed to have originally migrated south from East Africa, are today a tiny minority group making up 1% of the total 53 million people in the country. They divide themselves into three main self-identified╣ groups… The San people !Xun, Khwe and ? Khomani (or !Xu, […] The post South Africa’s First People appeared first on South Africa Travel News.
    Friday 3rd of March 2017 07:00:26 AM
  • 30 Legendary Photos Across South Africa to Knock the Socks Off All Your Other Photos
    Incredible moments are all over Instagram. So much so, that we?ve almost become immune to a great photo. Almost. But, these viewpoints around South Africa will easily give you 30 legendary photos to knock the socks off all your other travel photos. 30 Legendary Photos Across South Africa… 1. Cape Town’s Mountains The view from […] The post 30 Legendary Photos Across South Africa to Knock the Socks Off All Your Other Photos appeared first on South Africa Travel News.
    Wednesday 1st of March 2017 05:16:12 PM
  • 13 of the Coolest Beach Stays in South Africa
    South Africa is as famous for its coastline as it is for the Kruger National Park. Stretching for over 2 500 kilometres from the dry and barren border with Namibia in the west, around the Cape of Good Hope and northeast to its border with Mozambique, in the east, the coastline is nothing short of […] The post 13 of the Coolest Beach Stays in South Africa appeared first on South Africa Travel News.
    Monday 27th of February 2017 07:00:25 AM
  • 12 Secrets of the Mountain Zebra National Park that will Have You Visiting, Tomorrow
    We?re particularly enamoured with the Mountain Zebra National Park – South Africa?s most understated, and under visited, national park. Here is why … No 1. No-one seems to know Mountain Zebra Park exists! Even Lonely Planet ignored the Mountain Zebra National Park on their blog list of top parks and game reserves in South Africa. […] The post 12 Secrets of the Mountain Zebra National Park that will Have You Visiting, Tomorrow appeared first on South Africa Travel News.
    Friday 24th of February 2017 07:00:10 AM
  • 5 Ways to Avoid being Conned by Booking Fraud
    They?re out there – booking fraud and travel scams. But we?ve outlined some of the most likely ones doing the rounds, below, so that you can avoid getting caught. Cast your eye over these and rest assured. As the saying goes: forewarned is forearmed? The latest scam to grip South Africa was the very public […] The post 5 Ways to Avoid being Conned by Booking Fraud appeared first on South Africa Travel News.
    Wednesday 22nd of February 2017 07:00:49 AM
  • 9 Best Small Towns of the Northern Cape
    Small towns of the Northern Cape ~The Northern Cape is a vast expanse of country hugging the northerly reaches of South Africa up against the borders of Namibia and Botswana. It?s hot, dry and beautiful – something of a wilderness presided over by a merciless sun. Scattered across this large semi-desert landscape are hundreds of […] The post 9 Best Small Towns of the Northern Cape appeared first on South Africa Travel News.
    Monday 20th of February 2017 07:00:54 AM
  • 20 Best Secret Scenic Spots in Limpopo
    Limpopo is home to South Africa?s biggest attraction – the Kruger National Park – with plenty of exceptional scenic spots to keep one camera-happy. But South Africa?s wildest province is not limited to the Kruger. There are other wonders too – baobab trees, the Nylsvley Nature Reserve – one of the top birding spots in […] The post 20 Best Secret Scenic Spots in Limpopo appeared first on South Africa Travel News.
    Thursday 16th of February 2017 07:00:26 AM
  • 10 Best Small Towns of the Eastern Cape
    The country?s second largest province has a great many towns. They lie dotted in amongst the Amatola Mountains, the Sunshine Coast, the Great Karoo, the Wild Coast and the Eastern Highlands; serving as holiday bases to a varied and sought-after outdoor lifestyle that has visitors throwing themselves off bridges, surfing the waves, and hiking trails […] The post 10 Best Small Towns of the Eastern Cape appeared first on South Africa Travel News.
    Monday 13th of February 2017 07:00:44 AM
  • 12 Secrets of the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park that will Have You Visiting, Tomorrow
    The Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park is a huge semi-desert wilderness in the north of South Africa – an immense stretch of red sand dunes and wide open sky, the dry river beds of the Nossob and Auob Rivers (said to flow but once every 100 years) and the odd solitary camelthorn, raisin bush or shepherd tree […] The post 12 Secrets of the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park that will Have You Visiting, Tomorrow appeared first on South Africa Travel News.
    Tuesday 7th of February 2017 07:00:42 AM
  • Alternative Cape Town ? 13 Places in Cape Town You Don?t Know About. Yet
    Alternative Cape Town – There is much more to Cape Town than its top tourist destinations – Table Mountain, Kirstenbosch, the V&A Waterfront, Robben Island – its natural beauty and its beaches. Dig a little deeper and a series of unusual landmarks, buildings and places reveal themselves. Here are 13 Places in Cape Town you […] The post Alternative Cape Town – 13 Places in Cape Town You Don?t Know About. Yet appeared first on South Africa Travel News.
    Friday 3rd of February 2017 07:00:37 AM
  • I Love White River Because ?
    Hi, I?m Amanda from umSisi House and umSisi Cottage just outside White River on the way to the Kruger National Park and just minutes away from the Casterbridge Lifestyle Centre. White River IS BEST KNOWN FOR its proximity to the Kruger National Park and the Panorama Route. GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN IN the Blyde River […] The post I Love White River Because … appeared first on South Africa Travel News.
    Wednesday 1st of February 2017 07:00:56 AM
  • The 7 Best Small Towns in the Free State
    The landlocked Free State lies virtually in the middle of South Africa. It?s considered the traditional heartland of the Afrikaner; countryside through which one drives en route from Johannesburg or the Western Cape. Few choose to tour the province. Yet for those who do travel the Free State, it is the little artistic towns that […] The post The 7 Best Small Towns in the Free State appeared first on South Africa Travel News.
    Tuesday 31st of January 2017 07:00:47 AM
  • All The Things You Will Miss If You Leave South Africa
    You may have noticed. Not everyone is committed to staying in South Africa. But no matter where you go if you leave South Africa, sooner or later, nostalgia will kick iná – whether it?s when you?re browsing in a bookstore, or getting caught in yet another rain shower, or stuck on the tube. Perhaps it?s […] The post All The Things You Will Miss If You Leave South Africa appeared first on South Africa Travel News.
    Thursday 26th of January 2017 07:00:56 AM
  • 12 Secrets of the Pilanesberg National Park that will Have You Visiting, Tomorrow
    The Pilanesberg National Park is not Kruger. It doesn?t pretend to be. It?s a lot smaller, for one. But therein lies its attraction. Because instead of driving for hours along vast stretches of sand road without a sighting, the Pilanesberg?s generous grasslands, rocky outcrops, sloped hills, dense pockets of vegetation, and thickly wooded gorges are […] The post 12 Secrets of the Pilanesberg National Park that will Have You Visiting, Tomorrow appeared first on South Africa Travel News.
    Monday 23rd of January 2017 07:00:32 AM
  • The Highlights of Bree Street ? Where to Hang Out & Shop on Cape Town?s Hip Foodie Strip
    Bree Street?s vibrancy and variety make it a meeting place for Cape Town?s hip and happening crowd. Lunch times buzz, while evenings hum. Its eateries, pubs and coffee spots that run the length of Bree Street are thriving. And its Victorian-era fašades also house a hub of design, fashion and art that attracts creatives and […] The post The Highlights of Bree Street – Where to Hang Out & Shop on Cape Town?s Hip Foodie Strip appeared first on South Africa Travel News.
    Thursday 19th of January 2017 07:00:11 AM
  • Want Unusual In South Africa? Look No Further
    South Africa has many things unusual. You just have to know where to look ? Want Unusual In South Africa – Look No Further 1. STAY IN A CORBELLED HOUSE The Northern Cape is home to these idiosyncratic beehive stone dwellings, built by early pioneers to the area who, without access to trees, were forced […] The post Want Unusual In South Africa? Look No Further appeared first on South Africa Travel News.
    Monday 16th of January 2017 07:00:05 AM
  • All The Hiking And Walking Trails In Cape Town We?ll Be Escaping To This Summer
    One most convenient aspect to living in Cape Town is that hikes are, quite literally, on your doorstep. No having to drive miles before you find a green space worthy of tramping. The trick, during our selection of hikes, was to narrow it down to the very best of walking opportunities. Here are all the […] The post All The Hiking And Walking Trails In Cape Town We’ll Be Escaping To This Summer appeared first on South Africa Travel News.
    Wednesday 11th of January 2017 07:00:30 AM
  • The Best Non-Touristy Places in Cape Town to take your Visitors to
    It?s difficult to take visiting friends and family to places that don?t scream selfie sticks and long queues, in Cape Town. Obviously they must do Table Mountain, Robben Island, Kirstenbosch and the V&A Waterfront and it isn?t as if Cape Town is not surrounded on three sides by ocean, its City Bowl humming, its Atlantic […] The post The Best Non-Touristy Places in Cape Town to take your Visitors to appeared first on South Africa Travel News.
    Wednesday 4th of January 2017 07:00:26 AM
  • Our Essential Travel Guide to South Africa
    When it comes to ticking the travel boxes, South Africa meets just about every expectation – from landscapes to seascapes, adrenaline junkie activities to beach lazing, rain-heavy forests to deserts, mountain ranges to extraordinary wildlife encounters. To assist you with your travel plans, here is our Essential Travel Guide to South Africa … THE DOWNSIDE […] The post Our Essential Travel Guide to South Africa appeared first on South Africa Travel News.
    Thursday 29th of December 2016 11:00:56 AM
  • Romance in South Africa ? A Couple?s Guide
    Romance in South Africa? Are you kidding! There are so many places to raise the pulse rate that the average visitor?s guide won?t know about. So here is our ?secret? list of places; our couple’s guide to South Africa… HOLE UP IN A FISHERMAN?S COTTAGE ON THE WEST COAST If whitewashed beach cottage feel is […] The post Romance in South Africa – A Couple’s Guide appeared first on South Africa Travel News.
    Tuesday 27th of December 2016 11:00:24 AM
  • 12 Fantastic Places On The Garden Route In South Africa
    South Africa?s Garden Route stretches from Mossel Bay in the Western Cape to Storms River in the Eastern Cape. For those who don?t already know it has nothing to do with manicured gardens, and everything to do with the heady natural beauty that combines ancient indigenous forests, mountains that crowd a shoreline littered with sandy […] The post 12 Fantastic Places On The Garden Route In South Africa appeared first on South Africa Travel News.
    Wednesday 14th of December 2016 07:00:09 AM
  • 48 Hours In Johannesburg, The Low-Down On The City?s Highlights
    Johannesburg’s vibrant, distinctive culture, and rapid inner-city renewal, has fast dispelled the myth that only its airport is worthy of a visit, en route to the Mother City where it’s all happening. Johannesburg has undergone a rebirth in the last five years and its city, despite the wealth divide and the obvious poverty and crime, […] The post 48 Hours In Johannesburg, The Low-Down On The City’s Highlights appeared first on South Africa Travel News.
    Monday 12th of December 2016 07:00:07 AM
  • 10 Reasons You Should Visit the Big Hole in Kimberley
    Kimberley?s open cast mine is the city?s major attraction. Mention Kimberley to anyone and their knee-jerk reaction is: ?have you seen the Big Hole?? Reputedly the world?s largest hole excavated by hand, the huge open pit (also known as the Groot Gat, which is Afrikaans for ?big hole?) has attracted visitors since mining operations closed […] The post 10 Reasons You Should Visit the Big Hole in Kimberley appeared first on South Africa Travel News.
    Wednesday 7th of December 2016 07:00:15 AM
  • The Best Places To Be On New Years Eve in South Africa
    2016 has brought with it more than its fair share of ordeals, so it?s highly likely that even those who are not usually big fans of New Year?s Eve (I include myself in this group) are more than looking forward to celebrating 2017 with something akin to gusto. For anyone planning a celebration, here is […] The post The Best Places To Be On New Years Eve in South Africa appeared first on South Africa Travel News.
    Monday 5th of December 2016 07:00:17 AM


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