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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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  • Best Places to Stay on the Umhlanga Coast
    The best places to stay on the Umhlanga Coast ~ The Umhlanga coastline with its red top stripe lighthouse, whalebone pier, and beach promenade is an all-year-round haunt for its balmy weather, trend-setter restaurants and high-rise hotels and apartments. Often written as uMhlanga, Umhlanga (the ?hl? is pronounced ?ll? the way the Welsh would say […] The post Best Places to Stay on the Umhlanga Coast appeared first on South Africa Travel.
    Tuesday 14th of August 2018 07:00:43 AM
  • Best Cederberg Places to Stay ? Overnight in the Heart of South Africa?s Sandstone Mountain Sanctuary
    Best Cederberg Places to Stay – Overnight in the Heart of South Africa?s Sandstone Mountain Sanctuary ~ These options for accommodation in Cederberg are particularly varied and exciting – the Cederberg, it seems, goes out of its way to provide places to stay that include retreats, glamping campsites, hotels, self-catering cottages and get-ready-to-drool guest houses. […] The post Best Cederberg Places to Stay – Overnight in the Heart of South Africa?s Sandstone Mountain...
    Tuesday 7th of August 2018 07:00:43 AM
  • South Africa?s 10 World Heritage Sites ? and why they?re worth a visit
    Edited and new information added on 6 August 2018… South Africa now has 10 World Heritage Sites – sites of ?outstanding universal value to humanity?, each of them protected for the future of our children thanks to a collective international community (UNESCO) that functions to keep these World Heritage Sites safe from harm. For a full […] The post South Africa’s 10 World Heritage Sites ? and why they’re worth a visit appeared first on South Africa Travel.
    Monday 6th of August 2018 07:00:19 AM
  • 15 Best Coffee Shops in South Africa
    15 Best Coffee Shops in South Africa, with Places To Stay so Close You Can Fall Out of Bed for Your Cuppa Leveraging off South Africa?s growing coffee culture, we suggest you bookmark this list of best coffee shops in South Africa. We?ve made it super easy for you to book a place to stay […] The post 15 Best Coffee Shops in South Africa appeared first on South Africa Travel.
    Friday 27th of July 2018 07:00:14 AM
  • Best Places to Stay in Hluhluwe ? the doorstep of iSimangaliso Wetland Park & Hluhluwe-iMfolozi
    The Best places to stay in Hluhluwe, Kwazulu-Natal ~ Hluhluwe lies in the far reaches of the northern coast of Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa. Its attraction isn?t so much that it?s a darling little town but that it lies in amongst several private, and national, game farms. So if you?re after a heady African experience of […] The post Best Places to Stay in Hluhluwe – the doorstep of iSimangaliso Wetland Park & Hluhluwe-iMfolozi appeared first on South Africa Travel.
    Tuesday 24th of July 2018 07:00:42 AM
  • A Guide to the Major Lakes of South Africa ? including Some You Won?t Know
    When one thinks of South Africa one imagines the vast plains of the bushveld, the vines of the Cape Winelands, wave-washed towns and Table Mountain. Some visitors come for the country?s deserts. Major lakes of South Africa rarely spring to mind. But South Africa has lakes. One just has to know where to find them. […] The post A Guide to the Major Lakes of South Africa – including Some You Won?t Know appeared first on South Africa Travel.
    Thursday 19th of July 2018 07:00:46 AM
  • Best Places to Stay on the Wild Coast ? South Africa?s most remote & untamed seashore
    Best Places to Stay on the Wild Coast – South Africa?s most remote & untamed seashore The Wild Coast, South Africa, stretches from East London to Port Edward on the country?s east coast – a distance of shoreline that is an ode to the country?s least spoilt beaches. A visit to the Wild Coast, South […] The post Best Places to Stay on the Wild Coast – South Africa?s most remote & untamed seashore appeared first on South Africa Travel.
    Monday 16th of July 2018 07:00:27 AM
  • Mandela Day 18 July 2018 ? What You Can Do
    Take Action! Inspire Change! The whole world celebrates the spirit of Mandela next week on Mandela Day, Wednesday the 18th July 2018. This year Nelson Mandela would be 100 years old #100to100. Mandela Day, celebrated on his birthday, is an annual UN International Day inspired by Nelson Mandela?s vision to make the world a better […] The post Mandela Day 18 July 2018 – What You Can Do appeared first on South Africa Travel.
    Friday 13th of July 2018 07:00:23 AM
  • Best Places to Stay on the Highlands Meander
    The Best Places to Stay on the Highlands Meander ~ Three of South Africa?s top self-drive routes – the Highlands Meander, the Panorama Route and the lesser-known Waterfalls Route – take in some of the most incredible mountain scenery the country has to offer. All of them are in Mpumalanga where you can also access […] The post Best Places to Stay on the Highlands Meander appeared first on South Africa Travel.
    Tuesday 10th of July 2018 07:00:54 AM
  • Creighton?s Aloe Festival ? A Midlands Event not to be missed
    During the month of July the little village of Creighton in the Natal Midlands comes to life as it hosts the annual Aloe Festival. The festival takes place over the weekend of July 6th to 8th and there are a number of activities on offer; steam train rides, hot air ballooning, trail runs and mountain […] The post Creighton’s Aloe Festival – A Midlands Event not to be missed appeared first on South Africa Travel.
    Thursday 5th of July 2018 07:00:56 AM
  • Everything You Need to Know to See the Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Game Reserve Properly
    See the Big 5 closer to Durban than you think … The Hluhluwe iMfolozi (shla-shloo-wee-om-fa-low-zee – it?s a mouthful but you?ll get used to it) combines two reserves of unmistakably different character. As if to reinforce this idea, there?s a public road dividing the two. Three rivers flow permanently through the park. Two – the […] The post Everything You Need to Know to See the Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Game Reserve Properly appeared first on South Africa Travel.
    Monday 2nd of July 2018 07:00:27 AM
  • Best Places to Stay on the Dolphin Coast
    Best places to stay on the Dolphin Coast, South Africa ~ South Africa?s Dolphin Coast gives you endless summer with long stretches of beach washed by the Indian Ocean and sunrises that give new meaning to ?waking to the dawn?. You?re in the right place if it?s sea views and oceanside living you?re after. Almost […] The post Best Places to Stay on the Dolphin Coast appeared first on South Africa Travel.
    Thursday 28th of June 2018 07:00:00 AM
  • 7 Alternative Things to Do in South Africa
    With rumours rife that South Africa could soon get rid of its stifling child visa rules, and the creation of a direct flight between Durban and London, things for tourists are looking peachy. Alternative South Africa is very much alive and well thanks to the entrepreneurial spirit of its people, and the recent push for […] The post 7 Alternative Things to Do in South Africa appeared first on South Africa Travel.
    Monday 25th of June 2018 07:00:57 AM
  • Best Places to Stay in Stellenbosch ? the Winelands? Vibrant University Town
    Don?t get stuck trawling your way through the mire of travel websites looking for best places to stay in Stellenbosch. Find them right here. We?ve made it easy for you – simply scroll to compare over 20 of the Best Places to Stay in Stellenbosch! Appealing and historical Stellenbosch is everything wine with estates on […] The post Best Places to Stay in Stellenbosch – the Winelands? Vibrant University Town appeared first on South Africa Travel.
    Wednesday 20th of June 2018 07:00:41 AM
  • Best Places to Stay in the Upper Karoo ? South Africa?s Astoundingly Beautiful ?Outback?
    Best Places to Stay in Upper Karoo ~ Don?t think you?re going to manage the Karoo South Africa in one visit. Because you?re not. For starters it takes up a substantial chunk of the innerlands of South Africa – its full extent not obviously defined (for instance there are no road signs stating ?Karoo?), although […] The post Best Places to Stay in the Upper Karoo – South Africa?s Astoundingly Beautiful ?Outback? appeared first on South Africa Travel.
    Monday 18th of June 2018 07:00:06 AM
  • Everything you Need to Know to See the Addo Elephant Park Properly
    South Africa?s third-largest park, Addo Elephant Park stretches from the mountains of the Karoo across the fynbos and forest-clad Sundays River Valley all the way to the biggest dune fields in the country on the coastline at Woody Cape. The park is not only about elephants, although if it?s elephants you?ve come to see then […] The post Everything you Need to Know to See the Addo Elephant Park Properly appeared first on South Africa Travel.
    Wednesday 13th of June 2018 07:00:35 AM
  • Best Places to Stay on the Elephant Coast, South Africa?s True Wilderness Revealed
    The Elephant Coast of South Africa is some of the country?s wildest sea frontage north of the Dolphin Coast. It?s typical of what one thinks when one imagines Africa – big game country – with the added bonus of a tropical coastline protected all the way to Mozambique by the iSimangaliso Wetland Park (including Lake […] The post Best Places to Stay on the Elephant Coast, South Africa?s True Wilderness Revealed appeared first on South Africa Travel.
    Monday 11th of June 2018 07:00:56 AM
  • Best Places to Stay on the Whale Route in South Africa
    You?re going to welcome our list of places to stay on the Whale Route as the whales are due any moment now. They arrive in the bay during July/August, and remain until October/November with Hermanus? Whale Festival an annual highlight during August. And we don?t want to boast or anything but just about every place […] The post Best Places to Stay on the Whale Route in South Africa appeared first on South Africa Travel.
    Wednesday 6th of June 2018 07:00:42 AM
  • Best Places to Stay in the Drakensberg, South Africa?s Epic Dragonback Mountains
    When it comes to finding the best places to stay in the Drakensberg, South Africa, it all boils down to the view. It?s that simple. If there are mountains outside your window, or you can drink in their tumulticity (this really is a word, and one perfect for these mountains) from your front stoep, then […] The post Best Places to Stay in the Drakensberg, South Africa?s Epic Dragonback Mountains appeared first on South Africa Travel.
    Monday 4th of June 2018 07:00:49 AM
  • The 15 Most Picturesque Places to Visit in the Karoo
    The Karoo is vast and places to visit in the Karoo are myriad. Divided into the Succulent, Nama, Klein and Grassy Karoo it straddles most of South Africa?s inner country, hogging the west coast, sprawling as far east as Cradock and Smithfield, extending northwards as far as Putsonderwater, and encroaching south on the Western Cape […] The post The 15 Most Picturesque Places to Visit in the Karoo appeared first on South Africa Travel.
    Friday 1st of June 2018 07:00:13 AM
  • Big 5 Malaria Free Game Reserves in South Africa
    For those who don?t want to worry about taking anti-malaria pills, malaria free game reserves do exist in South Africa. Plenty of them. We understand that game viewing is your priority, not having to think about taking pills that don?t necessarily taste all that good. And whilst a Big 5 game viewing holiday in the […] The post Big 5 Malaria Free Game Reserves in South Africa appeared first on South Africa Travel.
    Thursday 31st of May 2018 07:00:10 AM
  • Best Places to Stay on Battlefields Route in KwaZulu Natal
    Best Places to Stay on Battlefields Route ~ Blood River, Spioenkop, Isandlwana, Rorke?s Drift, Hlobane, Ulundi, Talana – all of these are major landmarks of South Africa?s Battlefields Route. A route both legendary and fascinating. The Battlefields Route is set in amongst the rolling plains and savannah grasslands of northern KwaZulu-Natal where unusual rock formations […] The post Best Places to Stay on Battlefields Route in KwaZulu Natal appeared first on South Africa Travel.
    Monday 28th of May 2018 07:00:42 AM
  • Best Places to Stay on the West Coast, South Africa (Wait ?til you See the Last!)
    Our best places to stay on the West Coast of South Africa are a varied list of choices – from seaside villas with incredible views, to farmhouse cottages out under the stars in the middle of nowhere, from riverside homes and even boutique hotels to rambling, rustic cabins – we?ve got you covered. Because when […] The post Best Places to Stay on the West Coast, South Africa (Wait ?til you See the Last!) appeared first on South Africa Travel.
    Wednesday 23rd of May 2018 07:00:48 AM
  • 10 of the Coolest Artisanal Spots and Places to Stay in the Riebeek Valley
    Once the N7 completes its (relentless) upgrades, the already short trip from Cape Town to the Riebeek Valley will become a cinch – what takes just over an hour now could easily become as effortless as under an hour?s drive. The uncontested capital of the Swartland, the Riebeek Valley is already a popular weekend haunt […] The post 10 of the Coolest Artisanal Spots and Places to Stay in the Riebeek Valley appeared first on South Africa Travel.
    Monday 21st of May 2018 07:00:18 AM
  • These 3 South African Decorative Arts are Now Famous
    These 3 South African Decorative Arts, practised Only in South Africa, are Now Famous ~ Aside from San Rock Art, which is enjoying a resurgence since South Africa became such a hot tourist destination, many indigenous South African decorative arts have been lost as a result of the suppression of rural culture by former apartheid […] The post These 3 South African Decorative Arts are Now Famous appeared first on South Africa Travel.
    Wednesday 16th of May 2018 07:00:20 AM
  • Everything You Need to Know to See the iSimangaliso Wetland Park Properly
    iSimangaliso Wetland Park is a vast reserve on the extreme north end of South Africa?s east coast, known also as the Elephant Coast. It protects over 220 km of pristine coastline with a range of wild and magnificent beaches to enjoy (minus the crowds and beach umbrellas). Where else can you see game in the […] The post Everything You Need to Know to See the iSimangaliso Wetland Park Properly appeared first on South Africa Travel.
    Monday 14th of May 2018 07:00:21 AM
  • Road Cycling Holidays in South Africa ? See the Best of South Africa on Your Bike
    Road Cycling Holidays in South Africa ~ Road cycling holidays are not something you associate with the vastness of South Africa – you definitely won?t manage to see the whole of the country on your bike. Not unless you have months at your disposal (there are those who happily cycle Victoria Falls to Cape Town […] The post Road Cycling Holidays in South Africa – See the Best of South Africa on Your Bike appeared first on South Africa Travel.
    Thursday 10th of May 2018 07:00:08 AM
  • Everything You Need to Know to See the uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park Properly
    The uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park protects a mountain wonderland; a chain of craggy, ancient fold mountains made up of towering Basalt peaks, interminable rolling gorges and valleys, towering cliffs and sandstone caves. Included in the World Heritage Site is the jagged, green sweep of the Amphitheatre, easily one of the most extraordinary cliff faces on earth. […] The post Everything You Need to Know to See the uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park Properly appeared first on South Africa Travel.
    Monday 7th of May 2018 07:00:39 AM
  • Best Places to Stay on the Garden Route for the Knysna Oyster Festival
    The Knysna Oyster Festival happens soon – 29 June to 8 July 2018. Let’s go shuck those oysters! The Oyster Festival, known also as the ?best 10 days of your winter?, is spread over two weekends and revolves around the consumption of fresh oysters served naked, cooked or garnished. The popular festival, which attracts thousands […] The post Best Places to Stay on the Garden Route for the Knysna Oyster Festival appeared first on South Africa Travel.
    Wednesday 2nd of May 2018 07:00:48 AM
  • Watch Knysna Rise as You Sink Oysters at the Knysna Oyster Festival
    For 90% of the year, Knysna is a quaint, quiet town on the banks of a gorgeous lagoon. The only time it transforms into a bustling hub of excitement and activity is over the summer holidays (December and January) and for 10 days in winter, when the Knysna Oyster Festival hits this scenic Garden Route […] The post Watch Knysna Rise as You Sink Oysters at the Knysna Oyster Festival appeared first on South Africa Travel.
    Tuesday 1st of May 2018 12:00:22 PM


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