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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 Sunshine Coast, Eastern Cape
    Best places to stay on the Sunshine Coast are aplenty as it?s one of South Africa?s most popular coastlines. The Sunshine Coast extends between the Tsitsikamma and East London – a collection of seaside villages and towns with beaches that go on forever, washed by the warm waters of the Indian Ocean and riddled with […] The post Best Places to Stay on the Sunshine Coast, Eastern Cape appeared first on South Africa Travel.
    Thursday 18th of October 2018 07:00:05 AM
  • Must-Visit Places in the Mountains of the Eastern Cape
    Much has been written about the Eastern Cape?s incredible coastline and beaches and the lush rolling hills and deep gorges of the region?s trail-rich Wild Coast. But the Eastern Cape?s interior, and the mountains of the Eastern Cape, remain an anomaly – a departure from your average visitor?s itinerary. Only a small group of driven […] The post Must-Visit Places in the Mountains of the Eastern Cape appeared first on South Africa Travel.
    Tuesday 16th of October 2018 07:00:45 AM
  • Why You Should Stay at These Villas in South Africa
    You?ll be blown away by the awesomeness of these hand selected villas in South Africa… They?re spacious, allow in plenty of light, give views over sea, mountain or fynbos, and leave those who stay within their walls renewed and invigorated with life. It?s hard not to be affected by these villas in South Africa when […] The post Why You Should Stay at These Villas in South Africa appeared first on South Africa Travel.
    Friday 12th of October 2018 07:00:42 AM
  • Escape To these Quiet Places in South Africa
    Escape To these 8 Quiet Places in South Africa ~ Travelling can be exhilarating, eye-opening and, more often than not, transforming. The bustle and rush of seeing, doing and experiencing the abundance of what South Africa has to offer its visitors can sometimes prove too much for the wearied tourist. With its vast spaces and […] The post Escape To these Quiet Places in South Africa appeared first on South Africa Travel.
    Tuesday 9th of October 2018 07:00:58 AM
  • 10 Reasons Why You Should Visit South Africa this Summer
    Visit South Africa this Summer ~ South Africa hots up between October and February. On the highveld the heat of summer South Africa comes alive with afternoon thunderstorms that leave the earth rank with a smell uniquely African. By contrast, down in the Western Cape summer is when it?s least likely to rain, when the […] The post 10 Reasons Why You Should Visit South Africa this Summer appeared first on South Africa Travel.
    Thursday 4th of October 2018 11:00:52 AM
  • Best Places to Stay on the South Coast, South Africa?s All-Year-Round Beach Destination
    The coastline between the Wild Coast and Durban is known simply as the South Coast. It?s a collection of laid-back seaside towns, golden beaches, lagoons, river mouths, rocky coves and inlets, sub-tropical forests and vegetation that?s prone to abundance. And all this is washed by the warm waters of the Indian Ocean. In fact some […] The post Best Places to Stay on the South Coast, South Africa?s All-Year-Round Beach Destination appeared first on South Africa Travel.
    Monday 1st of October 2018 07:00:18 AM
  • 8 Unknown Places in South Africa You Must Visit at Least Once
    There is something about the unknown that stirs one to explore, take to the open road, and these unknown places in South Africa are no exception. We guarantee by the end of the article you?ll be contemplating which unknown place in South Africa you most love. Each of these awakens the traveller in you, the […] The post 8 Unknown Places in South Africa You Must Visit at Least Once appeared first on South Africa Travel.
    Thursday 27th of September 2018 07:00:10 AM
  • A Tour of the Most Famous Landmarks in South Africa
    A Tour of the Most Famous Landmarks in South Africa ~ South Africa?s most famous landmarks are as many and as varied as the country?s landscapes, people and culture. Landmark – an object or feature of a landscape or town that is easily seen and recognised from a distance that enables someone to establish their […] The post A Tour of the Most Famous Landmarks in South Africa appeared first on South Africa Travel.
    Tuesday 25th of September 2018 07:00:13 AM
  • Best Places to Stay in Atlantic Seaboard in Cape Town (You?ll LOVE these!)
    The Atlantic Seaboard in Cape Town is Africa?s answer to the Riviera stretching from the V&A Waterfront on Table Mountain?s north shore to Hout Bay. Finding the best places to stay in Atlantic Seaboard gives you the choice of some of the city?s most affluent suburbs – Bantry Bay, Clifton, Bakoven, Hout Bay, Fresnaye, Noordhoek […] The post Best Places to Stay in Atlantic Seaboard in Cape Town (You?ll LOVE these!) appeared first on South Africa Travel.
    Tuesday 18th of September 2018 07:00:46 AM
  • The 6 Coolest Neighbourhoods in South Africa: Why South Africa is More Hip than You Think
    Visitors to South Africa are often surprised by how trendy and hip it is. Vibrant neighbourhoods in South Africa are not uncommon. Contrary to perceptions of the country as a third world backwater, the major cities surprise with edgy neighbourhoods in South Africa that are at once trendy and innovative, pulling visitors with a mix […] The post The 6 Coolest Neighbourhoods in South Africa: Why South Africa is More Hip than You Think appeared first on South Africa Travel.
    Wednesday 12th of September 2018 07:00:43 AM
  • Great Ideas for the Heritage Day Long Weekend
    Heritage Day, which is fast becoming colloquially known as “National Braai Day“, is around the corner. Synonymous for many with a “tjop en ‘n dop“, there are however loads of other ways to get out and celebrate your heritage as a South African. We have 24 suggestions for you which not only make the most […] The post Great Ideas for the Heritage Day Long Weekend appeared first on South Africa Travel.
    Tuesday 11th of September 2018 07:30:36 PM
  • Best Places to Stay in False Bay ? Cape Town?s Seaside Village Mecca
    The Best Places to Stay in False Bay are centred around the seaside villages of Muizenberg, St James, Kalk Bay, Fish Hoek and Simon?s Town. False Bay is the Mother City?s alternative to the Atlantic Seaboard, with little of the large-scale gentrification. False Bay is a Saint-Tropez-like experience with cobblestone quarters, tidal pools and fishing […] The post Best Places to Stay in False Bay – Cape Town?s Seaside Village Mecca appeared first on South Africa Travel.
    Monday 10th of September 2018 07:00:35 AM
  • Best Places to Stay in Breede River Valley ? the Cape?s Unbeatable Wine & Fruit Basin
    Best Places to Stay in Breede River Valley – the Cape?s Unbeatable Wine & Fruit Basin The largest river in the Western Cape, the Breede River is gently flowing and devoid of crocodiles and mosquitoes, making it popular for weekend getaways. The Breede River Valley is easy to reach from Cape Town – a simple […] The post Best Places to Stay in Breede River Valley – the Cape?s Unbeatable Wine & Fruit Basin appeared first on South Africa Travel.
    Monday 3rd of September 2018 07:00:42 AM
  • Everything You Need to Know to See the Garden Route Properly
    The Garden Route, for the uninitiated, is not a self-drive circuit linking cultivated gardens for the horticulturally inclined. Rather, it?s a one-of-a-kind journey along a coastline where mountains crowd a shoreline punctuated with a myriad beaches, lakes and bays. Where indigenous forests, amber-coloured rivers and beaches stretch forever. The Garden Route has been touted as […] The post Everything You Need to Know to See the Garden Route Properly appeared first on South Africa Travel.
    Friday 31st of August 2018 07:00:36 AM
  • Best Places to Stay in the Cape Winelands
    Best Places to Stay in the Cape Winelands ~ The Cape Winelands are almost as famous Cape Town?s table top mountain when it comes to reasons to visit the Western Cape. And best places to stay in the Cape Winelands are aplenty, as a result – you?re spoiled for choice – because it?s here that […] The post Best Places to Stay in the Cape Winelands appeared first on South Africa Travel.
    Monday 27th of August 2018 07:00:18 AM
  • On Safari in Cape Town? Yes You Can
    On Safari in Cape Town ~ Yes You Can! The Western Cape game reserves are, admittedly, not the jewel in the crown of the province more famous for its vineyards, mountains, seascapes, whale watching and Cape Dutch architecture. But game reserves there are, and by no means a mere handful, in the Western Cape. What?s […] The post On Safari in Cape Town? Yes You Can appeared first on South Africa Travel.
    Thursday 23rd of August 2018 07:00:06 AM
  • Best Places to Stay in Magaliesberg, Gauteng?s Weekend Haunt
    Best Places to stay in Magaliesberg ~ The Magaliesberg Mountains lie due north of Johannesburg, running north west to east – the horizontal line of a T-junction with the city of gold. They?ve been around for even longer than the Himalayas… The area, including the little town of Magaliesburg (a little further west) is a […] The post Best Places to Stay in Magaliesberg, Gauteng?s Weekend Haunt appeared first on South Africa Travel.
    Monday 20th of August 2018 07:00:49 AM
  • 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


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