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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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  • 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
  • Free Things To Do In Cape Town this Summer
    Cape Town might be the most expensive place in South Africa, but the city?s long summer days (sunrise before 6am and sunset well after 8pm) help diminish the sting of inflated prices. Best of all, summer comes with a list of things to do without price tags – you just have to know where to […] The post Free Things To Do In Cape Town this Summer appeared first on South Africa Travel News.
    Tuesday 29th of November 2016 07:00:48 AM
  • Best Holiday Spots Within Easy Driving Distance Of Cape Town
    As much as Capetonians would have you believe that South Africa ends at the Hottentots Holland Mountains, there is another whole world out there filled with historical and seaside villages, and mountain retreats, within easy driving distance of Cape Town. Just don?t get away too late. Any time after 15h00, on a Friday, and you?ll […] The post Best Holiday Spots Within Easy Driving Distance Of Cape Town appeared first on South Africa Travel News.
    Tuesday 22nd of November 2016 07:00:50 AM
  • Ten Otherworldly South African Destinations That Will Blow Your Mind
    It?s not difficult to come up with a list of out-of-this-world destinations in South Africa – the country is not exactly short on beauty: indigenous tracts of forest meet towering peaks, effortless cliffside beaches and crashing seas, whilst inland the flatlands adjoin desert moonscapes and red sand dunes. Here are ten otherworldly South African destinations […] The post Ten Otherworldly South African Destinations That Will Blow Your Mind appeared first on South Africa Travel News.
    Wednesday 16th of November 2016 07:00:38 AM
  • 8 Prehistoric Sites To Visit Around South Africa
    South Africa?s classification as a developing country may make it sound as though it has a relatively ?young? history, but it?s merely backward at coming forward about its impressive prehistoric sites, many of which predate the Egyptian pyramids. Here are 8 prehistoric sites to visit around South Africa 1. Maropeng, near Johannesburg An almost-complete early […] The post 8 Prehistoric Sites To Visit Around South Africa appeared first on South Africa Travel News.
    Tuesday 8th of November 2016 07:00:44 AM
  • Corbelled Houses Unveiled ? Why They?re The Most Exciting Thing To Happen To The Karoo
    Few people know that in South Africa?s hinterland – on farms neighbouring the towns of Carnarvon, Williston, Loxton and Fraserburg – are a series of strange-looking beehive stone structures. They?re an anomaly of the Northern Cape Karoo; excellent examples of the inventiveness of early pioneers (trek boere) to this semi-desert landscape, known as ?hard man?s […] The post Corbelled Houses Unveiled – Why They?re The Most Exciting Thing To Happen To The Karoo appeared...
    Monday 31st of October 2016 07:00:44 AM
  • Head To Stellenbosch For A Downton Abbey Experience
    Just as the Crawleys of Downton Abbey (the impressive Highclere Castle in Berkshire, England) decided to open their doors to the public for a day, so too four historical homesteads of Stellenbosch (if on a somewhat less grandiose scale) combine to form the Village Museum, their doors open for daily tours. The four homesteads form […] The post Head To Stellenbosch For A Downton Abbey Experience appeared first on South Africa Travel News.
    Thursday 27th of October 2016 07:00:58 AM
  • The Highlights Of Kimberley?s Belgravia Walk, Including 3 Useful Tips
    Belgravia is Kimberley?s most posh suburb. Like its London counterpart, which lies just behind Buckingham Palace, Kimberley?s Belgravia lies close to the city?s major tourist attraction, The Big Hole. In fact, the land on which Belgravia lies was once a farm called Bultfontein, owned by the London and South African Exploration Company – a group […] The post The Highlights Of Kimberley?s Belgravia Walk, Including 3 Useful Tips appeared first on South Africa Travel News.
    Monday 24th of October 2016 07:00:26 AM
  • 7 Reasons to Explore the Karoo Roggeveld between Britstown and Sutherland
    The alternative route between Bloemfontein and Cape Town – A spate of idiosyncratic towns will enchant you, as will the incredible scenery, windmills, hospitable people, corbelled houses and star-strewn skies – the likes of which you?ve never experienced before. As the crow flies it takes the average traveller 11 straight hours, and a rather deadened […] The post 7 Reasons to Explore the Karoo Roggeveld between Britstown and Sutherland appeared first on South Africa Travel...
    Wednesday 19th of October 2016 07:00:53 AM
  • Visiting Bloemfontein? Read This
    Stay in Bloemfontein for a couple of days and you begin to realise that the city?s reputation as the redneck capital of the country is more than a little unfair. For any of the residents of the country?s judicial capital will wax lyrical, at the drop of a hat, about its laidback vibe, surprisingly pretty […] The post Visiting Bloemfontein? Read This appeared first on South Africa Travel News.
    Monday 17th of October 2016 07:00:53 AM
  • 12 Hidden Spots In Cape Town You Probably Don?t Know Exist
    As well as one thinks one knows Cape Town there is always some little nook or cranny, deli or coffee shop left undiscovered. Here are 12 hidden spots in Cape Town… 1. Beta Beach For those of you who don’t already know about this tiny, perfect square of sand in Bakoven, let me first state […] The post 12 Hidden Spots In Cape Town You Probably Don’t Know Exist appeared first on South Africa Travel News.
    Friday 14th of October 2016 07:00:41 AM
  • FREE. The Best Kept Secrets In Kimberley
    Before exploring Kimberley I thought it had little more to offer than its ?Big Hole? experience. But the biggest city in South Africa?s largest province has a lot more going for it than we give it credit for. It?s origin as a diamond rush town made it the fastest-growing city in the southern hemisphere at […] The post FREE. The Best Kept Secrets In Kimberley appeared first on South Africa Travel News.
    Tuesday 11th of October 2016 09:47:47 AM
  • The 10 Best Food and Drink hoods In Johannesburg
    Food is about people coming together to have a good time, and Johannesburg’s eclectic eating scene satisfies just about all palettes with a range of foods and dining experiences across its myriad districts and suburbs that would keep the average foodie in foodie heaven for months, if not years. On our list of 10 best […] The post The 10 Best Food and Drink hoods In Johannesburg appeared first on South Africa Travel News.
    Tuesday 4th of October 2016 07:00:00 AM


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