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The Devastating Knysna Fires

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As most of you are aware, there are currently massive fires raging across Knysna and Plettenberg Bay at the moment and are causing a huge amount of damage. These wild fires have decimated houses, nature and heartbreakingly some of the establishment listed with us. This has caused utter chaos along the Garden Route and more than 10 000 people have been evacuated.  The fires are being fanned by the winds of the devastating storm (#capestorm) that has hit the Western Cape, the largest it has seen in 30 years. It has been reported by The Citizen News outlet that 5 people have already lost their lives due to this catastrophe, and that 30 fires are still raging across the town.

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7 Innovative Ways to Save Water at Home

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With the worrying decline of South Africa’s water resources and the heat of an African Summer approaching, we as South Africans need to stand together to assist in saving water. Every little bit counts! Not only will saving water benefit the country as a whole, it can also benefit you personally. We have compiled a list of innovative ways to save and manage your water usage at home.

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Events to look forward to for Human Rights Day

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Human Rights Day is almost upon us, falling this year on Monday 21 March 2016. This important South African holiday serves as both a reminder of the happenings at the Sharpeville massacre and celebrates Africa’s dedication toward striving for democracy and equality.

If you’re looking to find new ways of commemorating this national public holiday, here is a round-up of events happening in South Africa that will get you into the festive spirit of Ubuntu.
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Free Accommodation Reaches R3 Million!


It’s official, we have reached yet another milestone, The Sleeping-OUT Free Accommodation Programme has reached the R3 Million mark!

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South Africa’s Favourite Travel Destinations of 2015

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2015 was an extremely successful year for the tourism industry, with holidaymakers exploring every nook and cranny of our beautiful country. While there are so many places worth visiting, these are the areas that are considered the most popular holiday destinations of 2015.  Take a look to see how this year’s list compared to 2014’s favourited hotspots.

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A Local’s Guide of the Best Activities in Cape Town

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It’s easy to identify holidaymakers in Cape Town, traveling in large groups with a customary city-guide in hand, learning all there is to know about the majestic Mother City. While we don’t deny that these books provide a host of useful and fascinating information about Table Mountain, Robben Island and many world-acclaimed landmarks, there are so many places to see and activities to partake in that aren’t mentioned in those books. If you’re wishing to gain a bit of insider knowledge, take a look at our local’s guide to Cape Town! (more…)

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Glamping Accommodation in South Africa

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It can’t be denied, camping under the stars or in a makeshift tent on the hard ground is somewhat of a romanticized idea, where the reality tends to fall short. While most of us like to be surrounded by the sights and sounds of nature, we have become accustomed to certain creature comforts. A current solution to this dilemma has come in the form of ‘glamping’, where nature-lovers who don’t like to ‘rough it’ can lap up a certain level of luxury while being immersed in a tranquil, bush setting. If you’re not a fan of getting your hands dirty, then take a look at our list of the best ‘glamping’ accommodation venues in South Africa.
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Free Accommodation reaches R2 Million!

It’s official!

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The Sleeping- OUT Free Accommodation Programme has reached the 2 Million mark!

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Win a weekend away in the Cederberg

Kagga Kamma is a private game reserve in the untouched wilderness area in the mountainous Cederberg region. The Cederberg is characterised by untouched Karoo-like wide open wilderness, consisting of an array of indigenous wild flowers and animal life scarcely seen in any other parts of South Africa. The landscape and views from the reserve are stunningly picturesque all year round.

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