Author Archives: Jade Ollis

South Africa’s Favourite Travel Destinations of 2014

2014 was an extremely successful year for tourism – with both local holidaymakers and international tourists exploring different areas around South Africa. We had a look at which areas proved to be most popular with tourists in 2014, and here they are!

Can you guess which place was number 1?



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Romantic Spa getaways off the beaten track

Valentines Day provides the perfect opportunity to plan a romantic getaway for you and your significant other. These luxury Spas are just some of the hidden gems you can venture out to, to experience something a little different and off the beaten track. Make your Valentine’s weekend with your loved one something extra special this year!

Woodall Country Hous


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16 of the most breathtaking sea views in Africa

Check out these establishments around Africa with the most amazing ocean views

Paradise Beach in Point d’Esny, Mauritius

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Accommodation with gyms in Johannesburg

If you’re travelling to Johannesburg for work or pleasure, you can still keep up your workout regime with these spectacular hotels and guest houses around Johannesburg that offer onsite gym facilities:

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Important dates for 2015

Say goodbye to 2014 and hello to 2015!
While we aren’t quite at the point of wearing automated clothing and travelling in flying cars and on hover boards as ‘Back to the future’ predicted we would be, it’s still a pretty exciting time to be alive! To help you better plan your year ahead, here is a handy guide to important dates for 2015:



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Still don’t know what to do for New Year’s eve?

It’s that time of year when everyone keeps asking “what are you doing for new years?”. If you don’t have a plan yet and you’re starting to panic at the thought of sitting at home watching re-runs, we’re here to help!

Here is a guide to some of the best events happening in and around South Africa for New Year’s Eve 2014:



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How to make your own Xmas wrapping paper

So, many of you probably know the comedic genius that is Suzelle DIY.

In addition to providing a good dose of Monday giggles, this video actually gives you some great tips for making your own unique Xmas wrapping paper!



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Where to spend Xmas in Cape Town

Xmas is just around the corner! If you haven’t made any plans for Xmas day yet and are starting to panic, neverfear, Sleeping-OUT is here to give you a nod in the right direction. Here are some of the special Xmas events and happenings around Cape Town – whether you are a local ‘staycationing’ or a visitor holidaying in the mother city:



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Fight the festive flab: accommodation with gyms

Are you worried about gaining festive flab over the holidays?

With all the eating, drinking and being merry going on, it’s little  wonder  that people tend to gain weight while on holiday but since Sleeping-OUT has 661 establishments with on-site gyms, you can now work out even when you are away on vacation!



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Reconsider South Africa

This inspiring video from South African Tourism will have you swelling with that South African Pride.

“When you #MeetSouthAfrica you’ll reconsider what you think you know”

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