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Win tickets to the Hop ‘n Vine Festival 2015

What could warm up a chilly winter’s day better than craft beer, craft wine and gourmet food?

The popular Hop ‘n Vine 2015 festival in Cape Town is on it’s way 31 July 2015 to chase away those winter blues and we have 5 double tickets to give away to some lucky Sleeping-OUT fans.

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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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Best ways to celebrate Mandela Day 2015

Mandela Day is coming up again, and as always, you are called to devote 67 minutes of you time – one minute for every year of Mandela’s public service – to a good cause.

July 18 every year – Nelson Mandela’s birthday – is recognised as International Mandela day, and people everywhere celebrate by acting on the idea that each person has the power to change the world.


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Where to see the snow this winter

There is one positive to the recent streak of freezing cold weather we have been having – it means snow!
While S.A is hardly known for its snow falls, the truth is we do get a fair share all over the country in the winter months. If you would like to experience a bit of winter wonderland right here in sunny SA, take a trip to one of these areas:

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Cosy Winter fireplaces

Winter is officially here!

There is nothing like a crackling fire to warm up a freezing cold Winter evening. If you are planning a Winter getaway, check out these establishments with in-house fireplaces to keep you warm and cosy:

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How to deal with the Cape Town winter weather

So the rainy season has kicked off in spectacular fashion in Cape Town, and as anyone who has ever experienced a Cape Town winter knows, the combination of wind and rain makes for some challenging situations.

Here is some advice on how to deal with that special Cape Town winter weather..



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Top things to do in Durban this Winter

When you feel like escaping the winter chill, Durban is a perfect getaway. With average winter temperatures around 23 degrees – though often reaching high 20’s – and no rain or wind, it can hardly even be called winter! So break out your t-shirts and flip flops again and head to Durban for the winter holidays!

Here are some of the things you can see and do in Durban in winter:



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Top Dog Walking spots in Gauteng

Walking your dog daily is important for both it’s health and mental well-being, however, finding the right place to take your furry sidekick can be a challenge. Here are some suggestions for dog-friendly, safe and visually pleasing places to go for your daily walk!

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Mothers Day 2015

Mother’s Day is upon us this Sunday, 10 May, and presents the perfect opportunity to spoil the most important woman in all of our lives.If you don’t have plans yet, here are some ideas of where to go to make the day extra special for both you and your mom.



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Ideas for how to spend your long weekends

Long weekends are excellent opportunities to do the things that regular weekends are just that little bit too short for. With two coming up – Monday 27 April and Friday 1 May 2015 are both holidays – it’s time to start planning how to make the most of those precious mini holidays.
Here are a few ideas for what to do on your long weekends:

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