Still don’t know what to do for New Year’s eve?

It’s that time of year when everyone keeps asking “what are you doing for new years?”. If you don’t have a plan yet and you’re starting to panic at the thought of sitting at home watching re-runs, we’re here to help!

Here is a guide to some of the best events happening in and around South Africa for New Year’s Eve 2014:

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How to make your own Xmas wrapping paper

So, many of you probably know the comedic genius that is Suzelle DIY.

In addition to providing a good dose of Monday giggles, this video actually gives you some great tips for making your own unique Xmas wrapping paper!

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Where to spend Xmas in Cape Town

Xmas is just around the corner! If you haven’t made any plans for Xmas day yet and are starting to panic, neverfear, Sleeping-OUT is here to give you a nod in the right direction. Here are some of the special Xmas events and happenings around Cape Town – whether you are a local ‘staycationing’ or a visitor holidaying in the mother city:

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Fight the festive flab: accommodation with gyms

Are you worried about gaining festive flab over the holidays?

With all the eating, drinking and being merry going on, it’s little  wonder  that people tend to gain weight while on holiday but since Sleeping-OUT has 661 establishments with on-site gyms, you can now work out even when you are away on vacation!

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Reconsider South Africa

This inspiring video from South African Tourism will have you swelling with that South African Pride.

“When you #MeetSouthAfrica you’ll reconsider what you think you know”

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Travelling safely over the Festive season

South Africa has exceptionally high levels of road accidents, especially during the festive season when South Africans are travelling between cities and, sadly, drink and driving at festive parties.

In addition to the obvious aspects  like obeying the rules of the road, if you’re going to be driving during the festive season, here is a guide to ensuring the safety of you and your family:

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GoPro video of Kama the surfing pig

 

Who remembers Kama the surfing pig? Kama is the unofficial mascot of Sandy Beach in Hawaii, and he loves to hang ten in his free time. Watch him hitting the surf with with this GoPro footage!

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Pet-friendly accommodation in the Western Cape

What could be sadder than a dog’s little face as you send him off to doggy prison (aka the dreaded ‘kennels‘) while you go off on your Xmas holidays? In addition to the seperation anxiety aspect, kennels, just like child-day care centres, can be breeding grounds for all sorts of illnesses. It’s very common for pets to come back with kennel cough, parvo, biliary or some other illness. So why not take your furry family member with you on your holiday? Since many of you head down to the coast for holidays, here are just some of the many pet-friendly accommodation options around the Western Cape:

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17 lions vs a porcupine?

Last week 17 lions took on a porcupine at Londolozi Private Game Reserve in the Sabi Sands Game Reserve on the Western border of the Kruger National Park. Any bets on who won out at this unlikely face off?

Watch the incredible footage here to find out!

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Travelling on a South African passport

Jet-setters out there will know, travelling on a South African passport is not the easiest exercise ever. Many countries require visas if you’re South Africa, even for a short stay. The visa process involves a lot of time, planning, paperwork and expense. It’s in fact such a hassle that it may put you off travelling altogether!

But the glass need not be half empty, did you know that there are actually 97 countries around the world that South Africans can travel to without a visa?

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Check out this comprehensive list:

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