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SA-Venues.com is an online Travel and Accommodation Guide for South Africa.
SA-Venues.com is an online Travel and Accommodation Guide for South Africa.

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15 Reasons to Visit Cape Town At Least Once in Your Life.

Over four million people a year can’t be wrong… It’s the world’s Best City

_For the fourth year in a row the Telegraph Travel Awards voted Cape Town the Best City in the world to visit. Over 75 000 readers of the Telegraph cast their votes in one of the most comprehensive and reliable travel surveys in Britain. Interestingly (and as an aside) they also voted South Africa the third best country in the world to visit, after New Zealand and the Maldives. Continued... http://blog.sa-venues.com/attractions/visit-cape-town/_

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The Secret of Cape Town's True History ...

Lucy Campbell’s myth-busting, grassroots, warts-and-all account of the little recognised pre-1652 founding of Cape Town, and the trauma of slavery, is a meaningful educational experience that few visitors can afford to overlook.

‘Cape Town’, says Lucy, her grey dreadlocks loosely held by an orange floral scarf, her hands painting the air in front of her as she passionately engages her audience, ‘is a prime indigenous African-Indian-Asian-Eastern must-stop destination, home to the most diverse community in the world.’

This, she explains, is all of our history. White or black…
Find out more here... http://blog.sa-venues.com/provinces/western-cape/cape-towns-true-history/

#CapeTown #Slavery

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Win a Two Night stay at Abalone House in Paternoster.

One of our favourite venues on the Cape West Coast, we are thrilled to offer our site visitors the opportunity to win a Two Night Stay at the beautiful 5 Star Abalone House & Spa is a luxurious seaside escape that is all about opulence and relaxation.

To win a luxurious two-night getaway for two people along this gorgeous stretch of the Cape Wesr Coast at Abalone House & Spa, you need to click +1 on this post. For Extra entiries, share it with your friends (and tag your friends for even more entries).

T&C's
Winners will be announced on 30 August 2016.
The prize is valid until 30 November 2016 and cannot be redeemed on public holidays and / or long weekends.
The prize includes breakfast for 2 guests.
Winners must arrange and cover the cost of their transport to, in and from Paternoster.

Find out more about Abalone House & Spa here ...http://www.sa-venues.com/visit/abalonehouse/
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2016-07-19
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Escape The City: 9 Of Cape Towns Green Spaces And Parks

Cape Town has no shortage of green spaces and parks. Next time you’re in the Mother City trade a shopping spree for a walk in one of these: 9 Of Cape Towns Green Spaces And Parks

http://blog.sa-venues.com/provinces/western-cape/cape-towns-green-spaces-and-parks/
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2016-07-08
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10 Movies To Get You In The Mood For South Africa

There is nothing better than a movie to set the scene. Movies are visual. They cut the fat and bring imagination to life. They can give you great insight into a subject, far faster than a book. And they can take you backward in time.

Which is what we’ve done with this list of 10 movies (in no particular order) that brings you up to speed with South Africa’s chequered history, gives you an idea of the people who live here, sets the scene for a visit, and moves you in a way that makes you wish you could get here sooner.

Continued/. http://blog.sa-venues.com/activities/10-movies-to-get-you-in-the-mood-for-south-africa/
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Explore the Garden Route

Exploring the Garden Route at leisure is a must for visitors that want to get a very real taste of the variety and natural splendour of South Africa. It extends for only about 200 kilometres, but uses every stretch of the way to showcase something very special – whether cultural, historical, natural or for its pure entertainment value – about the country and its coastline.
 
Extending between Storms River and Mossel Bay, the Garden Route offers visitors year-round fun and fascination, as well as plenty of events. It includes the popular holiday towns and villages of Plettenberg Bay, Keurbooms, Nature’s Valley, Tsitsikamma, Knysna and George. Self-driving allows you the time and flexibility to take lesser-known paths, explore the prettiness and variety in your own time, and make very special memories...

Start exploring here ... http://www.sa-venues.com/garden_route.htm
#GardenRoute #Travel #SouthAfrica  
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Another Reason to visit South Africa - The Barberspan Bird Sanctuary
 
Just three hours’ drive from Johannesburg, the pans come alive with hundreds of waterfowl and migratory birds in what is one of the largest waterfowl sanctuary in all of Southern Africa. Expect to see flamingos, cranes, ibises, pelicans, herons and almost every single one of South Africa’s identified duck species.
 
This is also a fishing hotspot, and the walking trails and lovely camping spots provide extra appeal. This part of the North West Province is quiet and tranquil, giving visitors the rare opportunity to forget about the stresses of life, and simply relax in the tranquillity of the African plains...

If you are an avid Birder you'll find more info here: http://www.sa-venues.com/game-reserves/nwp_barberspan.htm
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A Self-Drive Suggestion - Cape Town to Hermanus
 
Whether you are a visitor to South Africa or a local, the drive from Cape Town’s city centre to Hout Bay will remind you of the reasons that this part of the world is one of the most loved and frequented destinations on the planet. The route is not long, extending about 80 kilometres in total, but it can take a whole day to complete if you choose to stop at some of the many sights and attractions along the way.

Drivers can include the Cape Town City Bowl, Kloof Nek, Signal Hill, Mostert's Mill, Kirstenbosch, Groot Constantia, Silvermine, and the shops, restaurants and harbour of Hout Bay in their day trip. Photo opportunities abound, thanks to the spectacular vistas en route. These range from vineyards to fishing boats, and plenty in-between.

Find out more about Hermanus here http://www.sa-venues.com/attractionswc/hermanus.php
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Another Reason to visit South Africa - Camdeboo National Park
 
Millions of years’ worth of geological wealth lies untouched and untainted in the Camdeboo National Park. This reserve is situated in the quiet, vast expanses of the Eastern Cape Province’s inland and showcases the place and its people to perfection. The sheer wonder of the natural elements and the warmth of the locals have proven to be a winning recipe for this part of the country.
 
The Camdeboo National Park boasts many wildlife species, as well as gorgeous vegetation that provides an essential habitat to these ones. There are plenty of opportunities to explore the park on foot, whether you prefer a peaceful amble or a more challenging hike. Nearby towns include the historical hub of Graaff-Reinet, while Port Elizabeth is just over two hours’ drive away...

Find out more about Camdeboo Park here: http://www.sa-venues.com/game-reserves/ec_camdeboo-national-park.htm

#Camdeboo #NationalPark #SouthAfrica  
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Looking forward to Summer...

The beaches of the Mother City, as Cape Town is so lovingly known, are as varied and charming as the people themselves. Some are sprawling, white and sandy, others are intimate with plenty of rock pools for exploring, while still others are wild and raw tributes to the power of nature.
 
A number of the Cape Town beaches have achieved the coveted Blue Flag status, which is awarded in recognition of their safety, amenities, responsible management and aesthetic appeal. These include Clifton 4, Muizenberg, Camps Bay and Llandudno. Thanks to the layout of the city, most areas have a beach fairly nearby or within a convenient driving distance. Enjoy the South African summer and almost year-round sunshine by visiting some of these spectacular beaches.

For additional info about the individual beaches and photos see http://www.sa-venues.com/attractionswc/beaches.htm

#Beaches #CapeTown #CapeTownBeaches #SouthAfrica  
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