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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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  • Gouritsmond ? When You Want To Do Nothing At All
    Staying in Gouritsmond is ideal for travellers that don?t want to make any decision that?s bigger than, ?Do I want to do my crossword now or after my snooze??  This is the place you go to when the thrill of city life has worn thin and you?re done with traffic, noise, malls, people, lights, and […] The post Gouritsmond – When You Want To Do Nothing At All appeared first on South Africa Travel.
    Tuesday 16th of April 2019 07:00:29 AM
  • South Africa?s Farmers Markets ? Arts, Crafts, Food and Entertainment, the Best Markets of 2019
    The best ways to discover the essence of a destination is to sample its food and meet its people. And you can dive even deeper into a place by peeking at the arts and crafts that the locals produce. South Africa?s Markets give travellers (whether you?re a local going to another town or an international […] The post South Africa’s Farmers Markets – Arts, Crafts, Food and Entertainment, the Best Markets of 2019 appeared first on South Africa Travel.
    Tuesday 9th of April 2019 07:00:57 AM
  • Great Game Lodge Getaway Options and Tips For a Great Game Drive Experience
    There is nothing like a great Game Lodge getaway, where you can view South Africa’s beautiful animals and bird species in their natural habitat. Here we have a selection of opulent, fully inclusive game lodges for those who want immerse themselves in luxury while enjoying an amazing safari experience. For those of us who work […] The post Great Game Lodge Getaway Options and Tips For a Great Game Drive Experience appeared first on South Africa Travel.
    Tuesday 26th of March 2019 07:00:27 AM
  • Who needs Thailand? Just go to Gerickes Point
    If you booked your accommodation on the Garden Route and you?re after some pure sun-, sea- and sand-style bliss, Gerickes is South Africa?s answer to Thailand. And, we all need a little Thailand in our lives. Actually, when it comes to pristine beaches, dramatic mountains, sea life, and world-class surfing; Gerickes takes the seaside cake […] The post Who needs Thailand? Just go to Gerickes Point appeared first on South Africa Travel.
    Tuesday 19th of March 2019 07:00:09 AM
  • Top 10 Family Friendly Resorts in South Africa perfect for Long Weekends and Holidays
    Its not always easy to get away for a vacation with the kids, and it can be challenging to find a family friendly destination where there is a little something for everyone to enjoy. Here are our top 10 family friendly resorts, where you are guaranteed a great time and are likely only to hear […] The post Top 10 Family Friendly Resorts in South Africa perfect for Long Weekends and Holidays appeared first on South Africa Travel.
    Tuesday 12th of March 2019 07:00:45 AM
  • Best Places to Stay on the Garden Route
    Time to start planning your next Garden Route adventure! Known as “God’s Own Country” by those who live here, the Garden Route attracts visitors from around the world and all of South Africa. And once you’ve been, you will understand why. One of the regions’ most popular events, The Oyster Festival, (known also as the […] The post Best Places to Stay on the Garden Route appeared first on South Africa Travel.
    Monday 11th of March 2019 11:30:48 AM
  • The BEST Places to Stay in Addo and the Addo Elephant Park
    The BEST Places to Stay in Addo and the Addo Elephant Park ~ Staying in Addo has become synonymous with the promise of seeing herds of elephants (and the rest of the Big 5) at the national park and its surrounding reserves. And this is, of course, a massive draw card. But, the greater area […] The post The BEST Places to Stay in Addo and the Addo Elephant Park appeared first on South Africa Travel.
    Tuesday 5th of March 2019 07:00:50 AM
  • Top Hiking Trails in Limpopo and Mpumalanga ? Hike the North Eastern Corner of South Africa
    The outdoor lifestyle of South Africa only expands the further north east you go, so it isn?t difficult to find top hiking trails in Limpopo and Mpumalanga. Dominated by far more than the Kruger National Park, the north eastern corner of South Africa is a patchwork quilt of game and nature reserves where largely uncharted […] The post Top Hiking Trails in Limpopo and Mpumalanga – Hike the North Eastern Corner of South Africa appeared first on South Africa Travel.
    Tuesday 26th of February 2019 07:00:04 AM
  • Lagoon Loving and Featherbed Fun at the Featherbed Nature Reserve
    Knysna is famous for a few things ? the Heads, the Knysna Lagoon, the elephants in the forest, and the Featherbed Nature Reserve. Well, there are loads more (loads!), but these are probably the most postcard-worthy of them. And, if you’re planning to stay overnight in the Garden Route, they’re a must for your itinerary. […] The post Lagoon Loving and Featherbed Fun at the Featherbed Nature Reserve appeared first on South Africa Travel.
    Tuesday 19th of February 2019 07:00:07 AM
  • Everything You Need to Know to See the Madikwe Game Reserve Properly
    See the Madikwe Game Reserve properly – Nudging up against the border with Botswana and the Kalahari, four to five hours drive north west of Johannesburg, malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve provides some of the greatest game viewing in South Africa. Madikwe?s authentic people-based wildlife conservation has been wooing visitors for over 20 years yet it […] The post Everything You Need to Know to See the Madikwe Game Reserve Properly appeared first on South Africa Travel.
    Tuesday 12th of February 2019 07:00:09 AM
  • Best Places to Stay in the Overberg ? Head Across the Mountains from Cape Town
    The best places to stay in the Overberg … You may hear the Overberg region of South Africa, just east of Cape Town and over the mountains, described as the gateway to the Garden Route. But you?d be remiss if you think this makes the Overberg undeserved, or any less beautiful, than its counterpart further […] The post Best Places to Stay in the Overberg – Head Across the Mountains from Cape Town appeared first on South Africa Travel.
    Tuesday 5th of February 2019 07:00:12 AM
  • The South African Hiking Bucket List for Multi-day Hikes ? Spend Time Far from the Madding Crowds
    If you?re keen to experience some of South Africa?s top hikes, then the South African hiking bucket list is tailored for you. Some of these hikes are self-guided and don?t need a booking or terribly much planning. Others need a lot of planning, some necessitate a guide. Others, still, are slackpacker trails. The South African […] The post The South African Hiking Bucket List for Multi-day Hikes – Spend Time Far from the Madding Crowds appeared first on South Africa Travel.
    Thursday 31st of January 2019 07:00:15 AM
  • Swimming with Seals & 15 Other Unusual Things to Do in South Africa
    There are many unusual things to do in South Africa, if you look beyond the essential attractions high on any visitor?s list. Not only is South Africa one of the most diverse and vibrant countries on the African continent but it?s gone all out to create travel ?experiences? worth sharing. Don?t believe us? Take a […] The post Swimming with Seals & 15 Other Unusual Things to Do in South Africa appeared first on South Africa Travel.
    Thursday 24th of January 2019 07:00:44 AM
  • 2019 Travel Bucket List South Africa ? Where to Holiday THIS Year
    Our 2019 travel bucket list South Africa, comes laden with surprises. Think you know South Africa? Think again… South Africa?s vastness means there are endless nooks and crannies lurking in amongst which you?ll find surprising mountain passes, caves, hamlets, little towns, or even whole cities that deserve a closer look. Scroll your way through our […] The post 2019 Travel Bucket List South Africa – Where to Holiday THIS Year appeared first on South Africa Travel.
    Friday 18th of January 2019 07:00:06 AM
  • Best Places to Stay in the Kalahari Desert, South Africa
    When you think of places to stay in the Kalahari Desert it brings to mind loads of sand (and not much else), parched animals at nonexistent waterholes, and extreme heat. But this picture of the Kalahari Desert as arid with little to mar the landscape is far from true. The Kalahari can be as hotazel! […] The post Best Places to Stay in the Kalahari Desert, South Africa appeared first on South Africa Travel.
    Thursday 17th of January 2019 07:00:33 AM
  • Stunning South African Film Locations of Hollywood Movies ? Stay There Too!
    Ever wondered where the spectacular scenes you see in movies actually are? South African film locations blow movie producers away with their beauty. They?d have to be ridiculously short sighted not to take advantage of the varied and appealing landscapes or the current Rand Dollar exchange rate. But what makes South African film locations even […] The post Stunning South African Film Locations of Hollywood Movies – Stay There Too! appeared first on South Africa Travel.
    Thursday 10th of January 2019 07:00:58 AM
  • 10 Beaches Outside Cape Town You Need to Visit
    It?s hard to imagine that one needs beaches outside Cape Town, when so many of the beaches in Cape Town are so beautiful. But come the end of the year when the traffic along Main Road reaches gridlock (and you?d be faster cycling or walking) for a kilometre either side of Kalk Bay, and you […] The post 10 Beaches Outside Cape Town You Need to Visit appeared first on South Africa Travel.
    Tuesday 8th of January 2019 07:00:06 AM
  • 6 of the Top Ecotourism Destinations in South Africa
    Ecotourism destinations in South Africa are some of the most beautiful in the world. The country?s natural areas are conserved in a series of UNESCO world heritage sites, nature reserves and national parks, which is why South Africa makes it onto the list of the 17 most megadiverse countries in the world. Fact: South Africa […] The post 6 of the Top Ecotourism Destinations in South Africa appeared first on South Africa Travel.
    Thursday 3rd of January 2019 07:00:48 AM
  • South Africas Most Underrated Wine Regions
    South Africa’s most Underrated Wine Regions – Anyone worth their salt knows that the bulk of South Africa’s top wine producers lie on the Cape South Western Coast within 145 km of Cape Town. Something about the combination of folded mountains and crisp ocean air mean that this ‘new world’ region (despite having produced wine […] The post South Africas Most Underrated Wine Regions appeared first on South Africa Travel.
    Monday 24th of December 2018 07:00:34 AM
  • 10 Epic South African Highlights You Can?t Ignore
    First time visitor to South Africa? These South African highlights are for you. Because whilst there are many other attractions and beautiful places, it?s these 10 South African highlights that will give you a real taste for the country. Exploring South Africa can take you from hip and trendy cities to deep into the star-studded […] The post 10 Epic South African Highlights You Can?t Ignore appeared first on South Africa Travel.
    Thursday 20th of December 2018 07:00:19 AM
  • Best Beach Cottage Holidays in South Africa
    Beach cottage holidays in South Africa – One can?t help but bring to mind beach cottage holidays when one thinks of South Africa. Beach house stays that include rickety wooden walkways down to white, sandy beaches that stretch for miles… The country has kilometres of coastline, much of it given over to holiday villages and […] The post Best Beach Cottage Holidays in South Africa appeared first on South Africa Travel.
    Tuesday 18th of December 2018 07:00:11 AM
  • Dog Friendly Accommodation in Cape Town ? Places You can Take the WHOLE Family
    Dog friendly accommodation in Cape Town – Cape Town with its incredible mountain, weather, beaches, people and wine is hotting up for summer and Christmas – a combination difficult to resist. It?s an Added bonus if you no longer have to hire a house sitter but can take the dog along. Suddenly a spontaneous booking […] The post Dog Friendly Accommodation in Cape Town – Places You can Take the WHOLE Family appeared first on South Africa Travel.
    Thursday 13th of December 2018 07:00:46 AM
  • Memorable Staycation Ideas in South Africa city-by-city
    Memorable Staycation Ideas in South Africa city-by-city – Have a Holiday Without Straying too Far from Home. /ste??ke??(?)n/ – the cheeky blend of ?vacation? and ?stay at home? describes the idea that rather than going overseas one takes a holiday in one?s home country. Staycation ideas in South Africa mean you holiday without venturing too […] The post Memorable Staycation Ideas in South Africa city-by-city appeared first on South Africa Travel.
    Tuesday 11th of December 2018 07:00:49 AM
  • Christmas in South Africa ? Inspiring Hotels, Guest Houses & Lodges for Last Minute Bookings!
    Not everyone does the big family Christmas in South Africa. There are those couples, individuals, or nuclear families who just want to get away from it all. And there?s a lot to be said for having someone else cater for you, even if it?s only breakfast, so that you can enjoy Christmas without the fuss. […] The post Christmas in South Africa – Inspiring Hotels, Guest Houses & Lodges for Last Minute Bookings! appeared first on South Africa Travel.
    Tuesday 11th of December 2018 07:00:21 AM
  • The Garden Route Game Lodge Gets Even Better
    The Garden Route Game Lodge is a spectacular private reserve where the Big 5 can be enjoyed up close without the risk of malaria. Its rooms are luxurious and its setting exquisite. And, it doesn?t hurt that it?s on the gorgeous Garden Route of South Africa. In November 2018, its stunning revamp and upgrade were […] The post The Garden Route Game Lodge Gets Even Better appeared first on South Africa Travel.
    Friday 7th of December 2018 07:00:30 AM
  • Best Places to Stay in Franschhoek ? South Africa?s French Quarter
    Have you noticed that almost every one of the best places to stay in Franschhoek is named after something French, or Frenchified to sound French? It?s not pretentious so much as it?s in keeping with its history – Franschhoek is the Cape?s French Corner. Regarded as the Winelands? foodie capital Franschhoek?s main road is awash […] The post Best Places to Stay in Franschhoek – South Africa?s French Quarter appeared first on South Africa Travel.
    Wednesday 5th of December 2018 07:00:55 AM
  • Best Places to Stay NEAR the Kruger National Park
    You don?t have to stay right in the heart of Kruger to experience its beauty… There are plenty of best places to stay near the Kruger National Park with easy access into the park, many of them in neighbouring wildlife sanctuaries, game parks and private self-catering lodges close to one of the gates into Kruger. […] The post Best Places to Stay NEAR the Kruger National Park appeared first on South Africa Travel.
    Thursday 29th of November 2018 07:00:45 AM
  • Everything You Need to Know to See the Blyde River Canyon in South Africa Properly
    When it comes to outstanding beauty the viewpoint overlooking the 16 km long, 800m deep, the Blyde River Canyon in South Africa is going to leave you nothing less than overwhelmed – the sheer scale and refined symmetry of the scene makes a trip here unforgettable. After Table Mountain, the Blyde River Canyon in South […] The post Everything You Need to Know to See the Blyde River Canyon in South Africa Properly appeared first on South Africa Travel.
    Tuesday 27th of November 2018 07:00:54 AM
  • You?ll Find These 15 Amazing Animals in South Africa
    When it comes to listing amazing animals in South Africa it?s tempting to think that the country is only about its Big Five animals (lion, leopard, rhino, buffalo, elephant). But there is so much more to your animal experience than the Big Five in the country on the southern edge of Africa. This list of […] The post You?ll Find These 15 Amazing Animals in South Africa appeared first on South Africa Travel.
    Wednesday 21st of November 2018 07:00:27 AM
  • Mountain View Cottages in South Africa, Where You can Catch Your Breath
    South Africa has some of the most spectacular uncharted mountain ranges that often go unpublicised and remain unknown, even to return visitors. So, it?s almost as easy to find mountain view cottages in South Africa as it is beach cottage stays. It boils down to whether you?re a mountain, or sea, person, really. But we […] The post Mountain View Cottages in South Africa, Where You can Catch Your Breath appeared first on South Africa Travel.
    Monday 19th of November 2018 07:00:19 AM


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