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- Cape Town Water Supply ? What is the City Doing?
The water supply in Cape Town is on everyone?s lips. Particularly now that the crisis is declared a national state of disaster (freeing up ?special funds? through Treasury to deal with the drought in multiple provinces). Water dominates dinner table conversation, people chat about water supply whilst in queues, and #DayZero (though no longer a […] The post Cape Town Water Supply – What is the City Doing? appeared first on South Africa Travel.
Thursday 15th of March 2018 07:00:39 AM
- 10 Unexplored Places in South Africa that will Make You Want to Visit
South Africa is one of the most visited places in Africa, alongside countries like Egypt and Morocco. But most every visitor does the highlights: Kruger National Park, V&A Waterfront in Cape Town, the Winelands, Johannesburg, the Garden Route and Robben Island. It?s the brave and intrepid, those unafraid of surprises and adventure, who take on […] The post 10 Unexplored Places in South Africa that will Make You Want to Visit appeared first on South Africa Travel.
Thursday 8th of March 2018 07:00:46 AM
- Outside the Box Ideas for the Best of Travel in South Africa
For your next holiday think differently… Look at getting the best of Travel in South Africa from a new perspective. Because we?ve a few novel and creative outside the box ideas to share with you. Each of the accommodation options below is unconventional – because they?re creative, off-the-beaten-path, or just plain fun. And a stay […] The post Outside the Box Ideas for the Best of Travel in South Africa appeared first on South Africa Travel.
Tuesday 6th of March 2018 07:00:32 AM
- The Most Romantic Places to Stay in Johannesburg
Romance doesn?t always mean Victorian-style furniture and canopied beds (although some of these romantic places to stay in Johannesburg do just that!), romance also comes as refined, understated elegance. And so we?ve handpicked a mix of romantic places to stay in Johannesburg that ooze romantic idyll, nostalgia and charm for those of you for whom […] The post The Most Romantic Places to Stay in Johannesburg appeared first on South Africa Travel.
Friday 2nd of March 2018 07:00:24 AM
- Why The best of Cape Town is found in the ?burbs
The best of Cape Town is found in these suburbs… Cape Town?s city bowl is vibrant, cosmopolitan, and a major attraction for visitors to the Mother City, despite the drought. But you could be missing the bigger picture to assume this is the best of Cape Town, South Africa. Because out in the suburbs there […] The post Why The best of Cape Town is found in the ?burbs appeared first on South Africa Travel.
Wednesday 28th of February 2018 07:00:33 AM
- It?s Not Far to the Karoo from Cape Town
The Karoo from Cape Town is not as far as you think. You have only to take the N1 across the Cape fold mountains to Worcester – not even two hours? drive – to experience South Africa?s version of the Outback. In fact, you can?t get to Johannesburg from Cape Town without driving through the […] The post It?s Not Far to the Karoo from Cape Town appeared first on South Africa Travel.
Monday 26th of February 2018 07:00:40 AM
- 5 Authentic Travel Experiences in South Africa
On the lips of many travellers are the words: ?authentic travel experiences? – it?s something of a hot topic, and we?re all burning to have them. The pursuit of meaningful travel is the move away from simply ticking off a list of top attractions in well-travelled destinations. What are authentic travel experiences? When asked people […] The post 5 Authentic Travel Experiences in South Africa appeared first on South Africa Travel.
Thursday 22nd of February 2018 11:00:00 AM
- South African Languages ? A Quick Guide (including how to say ?hello?)
South African languages number 11. What are the official languages? There are 11 officially recognised languages – English, Afrikaans, Ndebele, Sepedi, Xhosa, Venda, Tswana, Southern Sotho, Zulu, Swazi, or SiSwati, and Tsonga. And dialects? There are further dialects as well. For instance the languages of the Khoi, San and Nama people, considered the First People […] The post South African Languages – A Quick Guide (including how to say ?hello?) appeared first on South Africa...
Monday 19th of February 2018 07:00:55 AM
- The Kalahari Desert in South Africa reveals its secrets
The Kalahari Desert looks like a desert, by all appearances is a desert, and yet it?s something of a conundrum because it is, in fact, not a desert. The Kalahari Desert in South Africa, is not a desert Africa?s southernmost desert gets too much rain, for a start, than your average desert – between 5 […] The post The Kalahari Desert in South Africa reveals its secrets appeared first on South Africa Travel.
Wednesday 14th of February 2018 07:00:19 AM
- Do You Know These 10 Unusual South African facts?
Unusual South African Facts ~ Everyone already knows that South Africa has an exceptional constitution, the longest wine route in the world, is the only country in the world to voluntarily abandon its nuclear weapon programme, and is so diverse it boasts deserts, ancient forests, mountains, beaches, wetlands and bush in one country. But unusual? […] The post Do You Know These 10 Unusual South African facts? appeared first on South Africa Travel.
Monday 12th of February 2018 07:00:37 AM
- 10 Top Things to Do in the Overberg Area of the Western Cape
The Cape Overberg area of the Western Cape is one of South Africa?s treasures. It lies, demurely, over the berg from Somerset West, often neglected by those intent on reaching the Garden Route, unaware that beyond the Hottentot Holland Mountain range lies a place of grain fields, vineyards, fruit farms, blue skies, beaches and seaside […] The post 10 Top Things to Do in the Overberg Area of the Western Cape appeared first on South Africa Travel.
Wednesday 7th of February 2018 07:00:37 AM
- The 20 Best SMALL Beach Towns in South Africa
It?s not difficult to get swept up by the wildness of Kruger, the elegance of the Winelands, or the sophistication of Cape Town. But it is the small beach towns in South Africa that get to the heart of what it is to experience the country?s diversity – its different climates, and cultures. Right around […] The post The 20 Best SMALL Beach Towns in South Africa appeared first on South Africa Travel.
Monday 5th of February 2018 07:00:50 AM
- Drought in Cape Town ? Where to Go to Escape the Crisis
The Mother City is feeling the heat as the drought in Cape Town becomes a grim reality. The city is up against Level 6b water restrictions of only 50 litres per person per day, and the impending doom of Day Zero, without water, looms… The drought in Cape Town, South Africa, has left residents feeling […] The post Drought in Cape Town – Where to Go to Escape the Crisis appeared first on South Africa Travel.
Thursday 1st of February 2018 07:00:56 AM
- Travel Bucket List 2018 ? Unusual South African Destinations
Unusual South African destinations make up our travel bucket list for 2018. Bucket lists by definition contain experiences one hopes to experience in this life. This travel bucket list is for those of you who love travelling South Africa, but have run out of inspiration, or are looking for new ideas. We?ve scoured the map […] The post Travel Bucket List 2018 – Unusual South African Destinations appeared first on South Africa Travel.
Monday 29th of January 2018 07:00:32 AM
- Best Trail Running Routes in South Africa
South Africans love trail running. It?s that taking on trails, climbing mountains and racing through forests thing that appears to have bitten hard. It isn?t surprising really, given the legions of mountain bike singletrack up for grabs across the country. These serve equally well as trail running routes in South Africa. But which are the […] The post Best Trail Running Routes in South Africa appeared first on South Africa Travel.
Thursday 25th of January 2018 07:00:01 AM
- 10 Gorgeous Guest Houses in the Free State
These gorgeous guest houses in the Free State will come as a welcome surprise. Gone is the dizzying chintz and outdated style often associated with this part of the country. These Free State guest houses are compelling, elegantly furnished and easy on the eye. They show a flair for generous hospitality, and many of them […] The post 10 Gorgeous Guest Houses in the Free State appeared first on South Africa Travel.
Tuesday 23rd of January 2018 07:00:43 AM
- New Year, New Resolutions. Here are some you CAN keep?
So 2018 is finally here and to mark the start of the new year most of us come up with a list of resolutions – goals we’d like to accomplish, things to learn, changes to make – many of which we abandon after just a few days. We’d like to help you choose some resolutions […] The post New Year, New Resolutions. Here are some you CAN keep… appeared first on South Africa Travel.
Monday 22nd of January 2018 07:00:14 AM
- 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
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