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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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  • 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
  • Best Places to Stay on the Midlands Meander
    Picture this: fields of swaying grasslands, slowly ambling cattle chewing the cud, undulating green hills that stretch as far as the eye can see, farmlands – sand roads curving just out of sight, country lanes lined with hedgerows, beautiful mountains off in the distance. No, this enticing description isn?t the British Midlands, despite the essential […] The post Best Places to Stay on the Midlands Meander appeared first on South Africa Travel.
    Wednesday 25th of April 2018 07:00:20 AM
  • Freedom Day in South Africa ? How Will You Celebrate?
    The 27 April is Freedom Day in South Africa. It?s a public holiday (this year Freedom Day in South Africa falls on a Friday, making a mini holiday of the last weekend of the month). But more than the opportunity to get away from it all (the following Tuesday is Workers? Day, so you still […] The post Freedom Day in South Africa – How Will You Celebrate? appeared first on South Africa Travel.
    Monday 23rd of April 2018 07:00:55 AM
  • Everything You Need to Know to See the Cradle of Humankind Properly
    The Cradle of Humankind South Africa gives a first-hand account of mankind?s roots. Your ancestry starts right here. You?re home. Watch this … Well over 2 million years ago when the rocky outcrops and highveld grasslands just outside Johannesburg were ranged by huge animals, a young child was snatched up by an eagle and fell […] The post Everything You Need to Know to See the Cradle of Humankind Properly appeared first on South Africa Travel.
    Friday 20th of April 2018 07:00:33 AM
  • Best Places to Stay on the Waterberg Meander, South Africa?s Mountain Wonderland
    South Africa?s Waterberg is pure bushveld. It?s also known as Africa?s Eden. You?ll find the Waterberg immediately north of Pretoria, with its northerly reaches snug up against the country?s border with Botswana – declared both a biosphere reserve and an indigenous forest in its own right. Yet it remains surprisingly under-explored by those who head […] The post Best Places to Stay on the Waterberg Meander, South Africa’s Mountain Wonderland appeared first on South Africa...
    Tuesday 17th of April 2018 07:00:15 AM
  • Best Places to Stay on the Panorama Route
    The Panorama Route winds its way through the Mpumalanga highlands of the north-eastern section of the Drakensberg?s great escarpment. The Panorama Route is easily one of South Africa?s most scenic self-drives, and certainly one of its most popular. That it is so popular has a lot to do with how close it is to the […] The post Best Places to Stay on the Panorama Route appeared first on South Africa Travel.
    Tuesday 10th of April 2018 07:00:04 AM
  • Best Places to Stay on Route 62, the World?s Longest Wine Route
    Choose from these 10 best places to stay on Route 62, South Africa. The drive is considered the world?s longest wine route. The scenic route meanders through the Klein Karoo and Langkloof fruit valley, and along the way there are plenty of places to stay. Narrowing our choice down to only 10 was a difficult […] The post Best Places to Stay on Route 62, the World?s Longest Wine Route appeared first on South Africa Travel.
    Thursday 5th of April 2018 07:00:13 AM
  • Compelling Facts about South Africa?s New President
    South Africa recently rid itself of its president when the ruling ANC party ordered Jacob Zuma to step down as head of state. Within 24 hours, and unopposed, it elected Cyril Ramaphosa as South Africa?s new president. This followed a raid on the Gupta family home and the serving of thirteen warrants of arrest (eight […] The post Compelling Facts about South Africa?s New President appeared first on South Africa Travel.
    Tuesday 3rd of April 2018 07:00:59 AM
  • 15 Inland South African Villages That are on Everyone?s Travel List
    What makes a village a village? And where will you find South African villages? A village, by definition, is slightly smaller than a town, but bigger than a hamlet. Often people call them towns anyway as the differences between them are so slight. Generally speaking a village should have a church, possibly a post office. […] The post 15 Inland South African Villages That are on Everyone?s Travel List appeared first on South Africa Travel.
    Thursday 29th of March 2018 07:00:26 AM
  • 10 Dropdead Gorgeous Places to Visit on the East Coast of South Africa
    The East Coast of South Africa is vast. So vast that it?s not known as the ?East Coast?, the way the West Coast is known as the ?West Coast? – probably because the Eastern Cape makes up such a large portion of it, leading to confusion. But also because there are so many different tourist […] The post 10 Dropdead Gorgeous Places to Visit on the East Coast of South Africa appeared first on South Africa Travel.
    Friday 23rd of March 2018 07:00:24 AM
  • The Best Hiking Trails in the Eastern Cape
    South Africa?s Eastern Cape has some of the best hiking trails in the country. We struggled to narrow down our choice but you can choose from a longer list of Eastern Cape hiking trails here. Our selection below includes mostly multi-day hiking trails Eastern Cape, but we?ve made sure to add one or two day […] The post The Best Hiking Trails in the Eastern Cape appeared first on South Africa Travel.
    Tuesday 20th of March 2018 07:00:29 AM
  • 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


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