Monthly Archives: May 2013

Ideas for Winter Holidays – Accommodation with Jacuzzi Facilities

accommodation with jacuzziWhen June arrives in South Africa, many of us are in need of a mid-year break and a comfy place to spend the winter holidays. Unlike in summer, outdoorsy and beach destinations are often deemed cold and unpleasant in winter. Instead we opt for cosy hideaways or as you should do, plan trips to accommodation with Jacuzzi and spa facilities. After all, a Jacuzzi is not a symbol of luxury for nothing.

For all those looking for winter holiday inspiration, we bring you The Jacuzzi! (more…)

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How to Use Sleeping-OUT’s Advanced Search Filter

Sleeping-OUT search filterOver the years we have made lots of tweaks to the Sleeping-OUT website, constantly trying to improve your experience on our site. One of the aspects we are most proud of is our advanced search filter.

On many online accommodation directories you can expect to find a generic search field asking you for the dates of your stay, the number of people you would like to book for and where you’d like this accommodation to be. We have gone one step further. (more…)

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African Marathons Worth Travelling For

comrades runnersevery year thousands of running fanatics descend upon Kwazulu Natal for the roughly 89 kilometre Comrades Marathon, just like they do every year. The Comrades Marathon is a significant race on any runner’s calendar, but it is not the only African marathon worth travelling for. We have rounded up 5 other African marathons that are worth going the distance for. (more…)

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Winter Holidays in South Africa – 4 Places that are best in Winter!

winter destinations in South Africa‘Summer holidays’ is a phrase many of us are familiar with, and while it often conjures up happy images of sun-filled days, beaches and cocktails it doesn’t do much for winter’s reputation. However, winter holidays shouldn’t be cast aside so easily. Apart from many places being just as lovely in winter, some destinations are actually BETTER in Winter! Take these places for example. (more…)

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7 African Proverbs for the Traveller

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Women in Sierra Leone

Tomorrow (25 May) is Africa Day – a chance to celebrate this fantastic continent. Anyone who is familiar with it will know there is lots to celebrate, not least of all the inherent wisdom of Africa. In honour of Africa Day and Africa itself, we have compiled some African proverbs which will provide invaluable wisdom to the traveller. (more…)

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8 Travel Ideas for Seeing the Real South Africa

travel ideas for the real South AfricaWhether you are visiting South Africa or have lived here all your life, there are certain experiences that need to be had in order to appreciate the full flavour of South Africa-ness. Not only is this country jaw-droppingly beautiful, but it has rich contemporary and historical cultural diversity (it’s not just something they say in the tourist brochures, promise!). If you want a taste of the real South Africa, act on these travel ideas ASAP! (more…)

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Whale Watching in South Africa

whale tail - whale watchingWith the end of May hurtling towards us, it might be time to start discussing the South African whale watching season. Through-out the year whale watching in South Africa will lead to sightings of species like Bryde’s, Humpback and Orca whales but the jewel in South Africa’s marine crown is, without a doubt, the endangered Southern right whale. (more…)

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Darling Made Me Do It – A Road Trip to Darling

Darling graffiti‘Just where are we headed to now? You do know that we passed the turn-off a good couple of kilometres back?’ These are the words that are inevitably spoken en route to Darling when I’m the designated driver. And they’re usually uttered a few kilometres outside of Malmesbury. It seems that despite (or perhaps because of?) always getting lost on this particular route, it is a firm favourite of mine. (more…)

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Ideas for Father’s Day Weekend Breaks

family on fathers daySo, looks like mother’s day has come and gone but father’s day is going to sneak up on us before we know it. This year father’s day falls on Sunday the 16 June (banish those ‘when is father’s day?’ questions!), giving, you a month to organise something epic for dad. Here are some ideas for Father’s Day breaks; three themed weekends away to make your dad feel really extra special this father’s day. (more…)

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Things to Do in Cape Town to Celebrate Africa Day 2013

THings to do in Cape Town on Africa DayAfrica Day is upon us and yet many don’t even know it exists.  Here is a run down followed by some ways to celebrate.

The Organisation of African Unity (now known as the African Union or simply the AU) came into existence on the 25th of May 1963, and while this date is still celebrated, Africa Day has come to mean so much more. (more…)

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