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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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SA-Venues Travel Blog

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  • Whale Watching with Ocean Odyssey in the Garden Route
    Do you know that humpback calves weigh a ton at birth or that whale mother?s milk is so high in fat that it?s the consistency of toothpaste? Do you know that some of the whales that visit the South African coast every year have come all the way from Antarctica to breed in our warm […] The post Whale Watching with Ocean Odyssey in the Garden Route appeared first on South Africa Travel Blog.
    Tuesday 20th of August 2019 07:00:53 AM
  • The Good, Better and Best of Durban
    The Best of Durban is about more than gorgeous beaches, warm water, and summer days that last almost all year. Those are some pretty irresistible lures… So, it?s hard to believe there?s so much more to this epic spot in KwaZulu-Natal. Did you know? Durban is also known as eThekwini in Zulu and, following Johannesburg […] The post The Good, Better and Best of Durban appeared first on South Africa Travel Blog.
    Thursday 15th of August 2019 07:00:00 AM
  • Impressive Views of The Garden Route
    Impressive Views of The Garden Route ~ The Garden Route is one of the most scenic stretches in South Africa (and the world, in the humble opinion of almost everyone that?s been there). It?s not hard to get breath-taking photos of gorgeous vistas at just about every turn. Still, there are some places that are […] The post Impressive Views of The Garden Route appeared first on South Africa Travel Blog.
    Wednesday 7th of August 2019 07:00:00 AM
  • Going Wild On The Spore Of Cradock?s Cheetahs in Mountain Zebra National Park
    Going Wild On The Spore Of Cradock’s Cheetahs in Mountain Zebra National Park ~ In the distance stands a lone wind pump.  Its time-worn steel blades turn slowly as the Karoo air gently breathes in and out. Squeak, squeak, squeak, it breaks the silence spanning across the dry semi-arid landscape of dust, grassland, open vistas […] The post Going Wild On The Spore Of Cradock?s Cheetahs in Mountain Zebra National Park appeared first on South Africa Travel Blog.
    Monday 5th of August 2019 07:00:20 AM
  • WIN a 2 Night Unique Seaside Experience with Whalesong Hotel & Spa
    This Plettenberg Bay hotel has gorgeous rooms, decorated to reflect the serene colours of the ocean and the decks boast exquisite views of the coastline and Tsitsikamma Mountain Range. Guests can enjoy sumptuous meals at our Blue Whale Restaurant and a drink in our very own Gin Bar. Win a 2 Night Stay for 2 […] The post WIN a 2 Night Unique Seaside Experience with Whalesong Hotel & Spa appeared first on South Africa Travel Blog.
    Monday 29th of July 2019 12:18:40 PM
  • Glamping in Oudtshoorn ? A Romantic Winter Weekend Getaway
    Glamping in Oudtshoorn ~ When we were planning to have a romantic winter weekend in the Karoo, camping was right at the bottom of my wish list (right above walking barefoot on broken glass or letting piranhas eat out of my hand). I mean, 1) a tent in 2) the Karoo in 3) winter. Thank […] The post Glamping in Oudtshoorn – A Romantic Winter Weekend Getaway appeared first on South Africa Travel Blog.
    Friday 19th of July 2019 07:00:37 AM
  • Whale Watching in South Africa from East to West
    Winter in South Africa, stretching from June to August, is special. In some areas, winters are hot and sunny enough for plenty of beach days. In other areas, it?s temperate, cool, or downright chilly with snow-capped peaks nearby. But, one of the major highlights of winter along the coast is that this is when hundreds […] The post Whale Watching in South Africa from East to West appeared first on South Africa Travel Blog.
    Wednesday 17th of July 2019 07:00:49 AM
  • City Centre Apartments, Offering All The Convenience You Need
    Whether you are in town for business or pleasure, it’s ideal to be only a hop, skip and a jump away from city life and all the conveniences it has to offer, and even nicer to return to a private space where you can unwind in peace. With that in mind, we’ve put together a […] The post City Centre Apartments, Offering All The Convenience You Need appeared first on South Africa Travel Blog.
    Thursday 4th of July 2019 07:59:52 PM
  • A Journey from Yesteryear to Tomorrow: Long March to Freedom
    From a distance you see them, all lined up on the grass as you approach the Maropeng Visitor Centre at the Cradle of Humankind. You squint your eyes and look again before you ask yourself “what?s going on here, who are these people, where are they going?” You try to count. Is it 50? 60? […] The post A Journey from Yesteryear to Tomorrow: Long March to Freedom appeared first on South Africa Travel Blog.
    Thursday 27th of June 2019 07:00:35 AM
  • Quirky Quarters That Are Uniquely Irresistible
    If change is as good as a holiday, imagine how a little added quirkiness can transport you far away from the real world. We?ve put together a collection of accommodation hotspots that have combined gorgeous lodgings with something quirky that makes them uniquely irresistible. Here are our favourite Quirky Quarters, each with a little something […] The post Quirky Quarters That Are Uniquely Irresistible appeared first on South Africa Travel Blog.
    Tuesday 25th of June 2019 07:00:28 AM
  • WIN a 2 Night Unique African Experience with Entabeni Safari Conservancy
    Experience great ravines, wide open plains, dense bushveld and forested hills all in one day at the Entabeni Safari Conservancy. What could be better than a visit to a private game reserve in the Waterberg region where you can experience the Big 5 and over 22 000 hectares of serenity. Win a 2 Night Stay […] The post WIN a 2 Night Unique African Experience with Entabeni Safari Conservancy appeared first on South Africa Travel Blog.
    Monday 24th of June 2019 05:59:39 PM
  • Soak Away Your Stress In A Bath With A View
    Soak away the mid-year stresses or the winter blues in a hot bath with a view. We?re highlighting a few of our favourite South Africa accommodation venues that all boast an irresistible Bath With A View that will soothe, uplift and inspire. Here are our favourite spots where you can #BathWithAView Wild & Free Game […] The post Soak Away Your Stress In A Bath With A View appeared first on South Africa Travel Blog.
    Tuesday 11th of June 2019 07:00:00 AM
  • Rock and Roll around the Cederberg Mountains
    A cloud of dust puffs up mid-air behind your wheels as you meander along the dirt road, above a lone jackal buzzard?s glides into the distance and to your sides rock formations ? stacked by Mother Nature herself ? grab your attention with an “oh, look here” and an “oh, look there”. This is the […] The post Rock and Roll around the Cederberg Mountains appeared first on South Africa Travel Blog.
    Wednesday 5th of June 2019 07:00:59 AM
  • Top 20 Game Lodges With Kids Activities ? Game Lodges With Kids Activities
    Safaris and game lodges are what South African holidays are made of; whether you?re visiting from abroad or you?re a local after some adventure. The game lodges available across the country include luxury retreats, beautiful tented camps, and rustic establishments that are like homes away from home. For families that are planning an African safari […] The post Top 20 Game Lodges With Kids Activities – Game Lodges With Kids Activities appeared first on South Africa Travel Blog.
    Tuesday 28th of May 2019 07:00:45 AM
  • Warm Your Winter with Accommodation Specials in South Africa
    Winter Accommodation Specials in South Africa ~ Winter in South Africa is full of promise. Crisp mornings, chilly evenings that are best spent around the fire, and spectacular days of clear sunshine… Most of South Africa remains relatively temperate during winter. In fact, some areas are still warm and sunny, while others enjoy a sprinkle […] The post Warm Your Winter with Accommodation Specials in South Africa appeared first on South Africa Travel Blog.
    Monday 27th of May 2019 07:00:41 AM
  • Visit One Of South Africa?s Historic Hotels
    South Africa is steeped in history and with that comes a variety of places to stay with a story of their own. Take a trip back in time and visit one of these 15 old world, historic hotels, some of which have been modernly refurbished and each with an interesting history and the charm of […] The post Visit One Of South Africa’s Historic Hotels appeared first on South Africa Travel Blog.
    Thursday 23rd of May 2019 11:18:04 AM
  • Win A Two Night Getaway For Two At The Brenaissance Wine & Stud Estate
    Vineyards, plum orchards, luxurious accommodation, and the mountains of Stellenbosch… Did you just feel the tension in your shoulders ease a little? Did you forget about deadlines and budgets for just a moment as you imagined the crisp sunshine on your face and the soft breeze in the air? Then, you?ll love reading more about […] The post Win A Two Night Getaway For Two At The Brenaissance Wine & Stud Estate appeared first on South Africa Travel Blog.
    Friday 17th of May 2019 03:30:43 PM
  • The Animal Magnetism Of Port Elizabeth
    Port Elizabeth is famous for a few things ? friendly people, gorgeous beaches, excellent hotels, massive sand dunes, and a (very generous and consistent) breeze. But, few people realise that Port Elizabeth is also teeming with wildlife. And, not just wildlife that you have to go on a game drive to see (although it has […] The post The Animal Magnetism Of Port Elizabeth appeared first on South Africa Travel Blog.
    Thursday 16th of May 2019 07:00:26 AM
  • Cape Town Has Been Winning Awards Since 1580
    If you?ve ever enjoyed a holiday in Cape Town, you?ll know that it?s special. There?s something magical about this city. It could be the massive Table Mountain that looms over the City Bowl, the ocean on the doorstep of suburbs like Sea Point and Camps Bay, the non-stop shopping, or the distinct African rhythm that […] The post Cape Town Has Been Winning Awards Since 1580 appeared first on South Africa Travel Blog.
    Thursday 9th of May 2019 07:00:19 AM
  • Places Where You Can Hang in a Hammock in South Africa
    Places Where You Can Hang in a Hammock in South Africa ~ There aren’t many problems a hammock can’t solve… Booking accommodation in South Africa isn?t just about comparing locations and prices. There are so many more things to consider, and finding a place where you can refuel and refresh yourself is first prize… Hammocks […] The post Places Where You Can Hang in a Hammock in South Africa appeared first on South Africa Travel Blog.
    Wednesday 24th of April 2019 06:55:49 AM
  • 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 Blog.
    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 Farmers Markets give travellers (whether you?re a local going to another town or an […] The post South Africa’s Farmers Markets – Arts, Crafts, Food and Entertainment, the Best Markets of 2019 appeared first on South Africa Travel Blog.
    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 Blog.
    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 Blog.
    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 Blog.
    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 Blog.
    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 Blog.
    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 Blog.
    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 Blog.
    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 Blog.
    Tuesday 12th of February 2019 07:00:09 AM


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