Category Archives: Travel Planning

7 Kid Friendly New Year’s Eve Ideas

Babysitting plans fall through? Looking for something to do with the whole family this New Year’s Eve? What a better way to celebrate this joyous evening than with the people you love! We have listed our 7 family friendly New Year’s Eve Ideas so you can include your whole family bringing in the New Year!

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Top 8 Things to do and see in Mozambique

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Yearning for a tropical holiday, but you’re on a budget? How does a luxurious holiday in Mozambique sound? Expensive? Well think again! Mozambique has amazing affordable accommodation on offer, and beautiful sights to see. Ponta d’Ouro, a popular tourist destination in Mozambique, is just a mere 8km from the South African border, 5 hours from Durban and 7 hours from Johannesburg it’s the perfect spot for weekend getaways or long lazy holidays, and with accommodation on Sleeping-OUT starting from R230 per person per night, how can you say no?

To help you plan your trip, we have listed our Top 8 things to do and see in Mozambique, to help you ensure the perfect holiday!

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Top 10 Pet Friendly Establishments in the Northern Cape

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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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Winter Activities for Kids around Cape Town

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Some parents see the school holidays as a mini torture with constant mumblings of “Mom i’m Booored!” or “There is never anything for us to do!” we have come up with a few ways to help you out and eliminate the boredom. With winter fast approaching and school holidays just around the corner, this is the perfect time to plan some activities to keep the kids busy on those (hopefully) rainy and cold days.

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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 7 Swimming Spots in the Western Cape

Children Swimming - Top 7 Swimming Spots in the Western Cape

With the heat of summer brewing and School Holidays looming, this is the perfect time to check out the Best Swimming Spots around the Western Cape. Not a fan of ocean swimming? Don’t worry! We have compiled a list of a variety of places to cool off. We have focused on fun swimming spots that don’t involve swimming freely in the ocean, but rather dams, rivers, tidal and rock pools around the Western Cape.
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15 of the Most Beautiful Destinations in the World

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Although travelling overseas is difficult for most South Africans at the moment, it is never too late to start saving every penny and turn those dreams into reality. Our world is full of extraordinary places and we’ve chosen a few of our favourites to give you some inspiration.

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5 Exquisite Destinations for a Winter Holiday

Cape_3With Winter fast approaching, most of us are already pulling out our thick jackets and Winter wellies, and stocking up on red wine and entire seasons of our favourite TV series. Instead of hiberating indoors, why not pack the car and explore some of South Africa’s most beautiful destinations. We’ve picked 5 fabulous spots to get you started!

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Road Trip Down The Cape Route 62

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Route 62, known to wine connoisseurs and lovers of the road-less-travelled, is often overlooked by the typical motorist en route to other parts of the country. For the fortunate few who take the time to explore; a treasure trove of rich, cultural experiences, majestic scenery, food and of course, world-acclaimed varietals of wine can be found right at your fingertips.

Named after the iconic US Route 66, the Cape Route 66 will take you along the longest wine route in the Western Cape, and some may contend the world. It may come as no surprise to the reader, then, that some of South Africa’s leading wine producers can be found in the region.

If you’re planning an off-the-beaten-track weekend getaway, we have made your lives a little easier by providing you with a comprehensive guide on what you can do, where you can eat, stay, and, of course, the best restaurants and wineries to sip on smooth reds and dry white wines in Barrydale, Robertson, Bonnievale and Oudtshoorn.

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Beaufort West: not just a Klein Karoo Dorp

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Envision this scenario, you’re travelling on the N1 en route to Cape Town from Bloemfontein and you encounter a sign that welcomes you to the town of Beaufort West. You ignore it as you normally would, having dubbed it as a town not worth exploring, or if you do make a pit stop here, it’s to stock up on padkos and refuel at the petrol station. What most people don’t realise is that this is no ordinary Karoo Dorpie, but what is harboured in this quaint town are rich, historical findings, a thriving eco-tourism sector, an abundance of activity and incomparable scenic beauty.

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