Category Archives: Spotlight Locations

Top 10 Pet Friendly Establishments in the Northern Cape

Pet Friendly Places - Top 10 Pet Friendly Establishments in the Northern Cape

Some find it very difficult planning family getaways when our four legged family members are involved! We would love to have our furry bundles of joy with us all the time, let them stretch their legs in open fields and join you on a mountain hike, but planning a holiday can become difficult as most hotels don’t allow you to bring your pets. Not to worry though as Sleeping-OUT has you covered, for those visiting the beautiful and majestic Northern Cape this year, we have listed, based on their guest satisfaction rating, the Top 10 Guest houses that are pet friendly in the Northern Cape, to help you make more memories with your pet companion.

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Top 10 Guesthouses that offer Babysitting and Room Service in Gauteng

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Since ancient times women have been known as the head of the household, they make sure everything runs smoothly. However, with more and more women stepping out and taking on more dominant roles, equalling that of men, it’s time for men to step up at home too. To help you kick off this initiative, and to help you gentlemen truly celebrate your women, give the mothers a break, or for the strong independent women out there who needs sometime to themselves, we have listed a few places that will help give them (and you) a much needed break. We have listed the Top 10 Guest Houses in Gauteng on Sleeping-OUT that offer both Babysitting and Room Service options, (based on guest reviews) to help ensure that you and your ladies don’t lift a finger!

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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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Top 6 Heritage Sites around South Africa to visit this Freedom Day

Freedom day - 6 Heritage Sites around South Africa to visit this Freedom Day

Freedom day is celebrated on the 27th of April in South Africa to remember the first post-apartheid elections held on that day in 1994. These elections were the first non-racial national elections where everyone of voting age from any race group were allowed to vote. Previously, under the oppressive apartheid regime, non-whites had only limited rights to vote, making this the starting point of the new South Africa we love today. To celebrate this milestone we have compiled a list of interesting places to visit in South Africa that explores its intricate political past.

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Amazing Adventure Tours around South Africa

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South Africa is a beautiful country with so much to offer, landscapes littered with majestic mountain ranges, some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, unique wildlife, fauna and flora, it is truly a magnificent country filled with the possibility of adventure. From the rolling hills of the Eastern Cape to the rocky terrain of the Drakensberg one cannot help but take a step back and admire its beauty, this is why people from all over the world are drawn here to experience this taste of Africa. Guided tours are the best way to take in the history, culture and find the best spots to take in the view. We have compiled a list of alternative adventure tours to best experience this beautiful country from another perspective, some of them have a touch of adrenaline!

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5 ‘Secret’ Beaches in South Africa

 

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With all the hustle and bustle that summer brings to the beautiful coasts of South Africa, many yearn for the calm tranquillity of a holiday on a scenic beachfront. However with South Africa being a top tourist destination, calm, quiet beaches become less frequent. But, if you are looking for beautiful beach days without to many prying eyes, we have compiled a list of 5 “secret” (or lesser known)  beaches to visit in South Africa.

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Top 10 Wedding Venues in Cape Town & Surrounds

Top 10 Wedding Venues Cape Town

Capetonians are spoilt for choice when it comes to selecting the perfect wedding venue and many brides may feel overwhelmed when starting the search for their dream day. There are so many different types of venues – wine estates, beaches, farms, gardens, banquet halls and churches – and it’s difficult to know what you want, especially when you are planning so far in advance like most brides! We are sharing a few of our favourite venues with you in the hope that it makes your planning just a little easier.

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Romantic Weekend in Franschhoek

Franschhoek Town - Romantic Weekend in Franschhoek

Although just 80kms outside of Cape Town, a weekend in Franschhoek feels just like being in Tuscany, Italy. With farmhouses, olive trees, rolling vineyards and incredible food & wine (although we like to think that South African wine is much, much better), the scenic town of Franschhoek is the epitome of romance.

Here is our itinerary suggestion for a romantic weekend in Franschhoek:

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How to Spend a Weekend in Kalk Bay

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Nestled along the coast of False Bay, in the shadow of Boyes Drive, lies the small fishing village of Kalk Bay. This historic harbour village has become the centre of art, bric-a-brac shops and excellent restaurants.

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Sutherland: A winter wonderland in the Karoo

The Karoo town of Sutherland is best known for two things, starry skies and snow. Situated in the heart of the Roggeveld region, almost 120 kilometres from Matjiesfontein and 4.5 hours drive from Cape Town, it is the perfect place to experience a ‘real winter’ in sunny South Africa.

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