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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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  • 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 –á 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 fastá 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, aá […] 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
  • The 10 Best Beaches on the Sunshine Coast
    Between the Tsitsikamma and East London stretches a coastline both beautiful and relatively unexplored (when compared with the Garden Route). It covers a chunk of the Eastern Cape – a romp of seaside villages and towns, beaches with yellow sand that don’t seem to end but simply merge from one beach into the next, tidal […] The post The 10 Best Beaches on the Sunshine Coast appeared first on South Africa Travel News.
    Thursday 4th of May 2017 07:00:44 AM
  • Port Elizabeth ? Eat, Do, Sleep in South Africa?s Friendly City
    Port Elizabeth is a GREAT city ? the weather all year-round is excellent, the historical architecture is beautiful, there is a burgeoning restaurant scene, the centre of the city is slowly re-emerging, the beaches rival some of the best on the country’s coastline, and Port Elizabeth’s hotels and guest houses are really top-notch. Best of […] The post Port Elizabeth – Eat, Do, Sleep in South Africa’s Friendly City appeared first on South Africa Travel News.
    Tuesday 2nd of May 2017 07:00:56 AM
  • 13 Secrets of the Camdeboo National Park That Will Have You Visiting, Tomorrow
    Secrets of the Camdeboo National Park ~ Tired of sifting through blogs that promise secret places around South Africa and then fail to deliver the goods? That’s why we’re writing this series on national parks around the country (you may have already read the ones on Addo Elephant Park, Kgalagadi, Pilanesberg and Mountain Zebra Park). […] The post 13 Secrets of the Camdeboo National Park That Will Have You Visiting, Tomorrow appeared first on South Africa Travel News.
    Tuesday 25th of April 2017 07:00:37 AM
  • The Secret Season: WINTER in South Africa ? Where to Travel, and Why
    South Africa does not do blizzards and snow banks. You will never (except on very rare occasions) find your plane grounded for ice on the wings. In fact, the deepest snow you’ll find is deep in the mountains, or on their peaks. The daily average temperature is between 16-20 degrees C (61-68 degrees F), in […] The post The Secret Season: WINTER in South Africa – Where to Travel, and Why appeared first on South Africa Travel News.
    Tuesday 18th of April 2017 07:00:36 AM
  • 10 Places to spend Easter Weekend
    The Easter break is upon us, but if you’ve left it ’til the last minute there is still time to book a quick escape! Have a look through these 10 places to spend Easter, we think you’ll agree they’re the perfect spot… 10 Places to spend Easter Weekend… Cape St Francis Cape St Francis, and […] The post 10 Places to spend Easter Weekend appeared first on South Africa Travel News.
    Monday 10th of April 2017 07:00:40 AM
  • 12 Best Small Towns in the Western Cape
    The biggest problem about visiting the Western Cape is having to choose where to visit! Wonder how many you’ll argue we’ve left off our list of theá12 Best Small Towns in the Western Cape that we know and love.á So, we’ll quickly add the proviso that the following didn’t make it, and should have: Suurbraak, […] The post 12 Best Small Towns in the Western Cape appeared first on South Africa Travel News.
    Wednesday 5th of April 2017 07:00:59 AM
  • Johannesburg ? Eat, Do, Sleep in South Africa?s Most Vibrant City
    More commonly known as Jo’burg, or Jozi, Johannesburg is a rapidly changing city considered the pulse of South Africa. The hipster city, sited by Rough Guides as the number one cityá to visit in 2015,á is sprawling, wired, culturally and historically rich, and the commercial heart of the country. Where before its centre was somewhere […] The post Johannesburg – Eat, Do, Sleep in South Africa’s Most Vibrant City appeared first on South Africa Travel News.
    Wednesday 29th of March 2017 07:00:10 AM
  • 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


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