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Top 10 Guesthouses with Spas in the Western Cape

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Sometimes, for those with a stressful life, a weekend away is just simply not enough, but what better way to de-stress than going to the Spa? Slip into a warm, bubbling Jacuzzi or relax with a luxurious full body massage, which should be a must on any weekend away. To help you find your perfect place of peace, we have listed the Top 10 establishments on Sleeping-OUT, based on their guest satisfaction rating, that operates as a guesthouse AND spa, for those wanting the full package….. Rest and Relaxation!

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The Winelands Bridal Fair 2017

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Some girls (and boys) dream about their wedding from a young age, to have a beautiful and memorable day with friends and family to celebrate the love you have with your partner, it truly is a magical experience. However, one does not realize all the stresses associated with this occasion, from finding the right dress, reliable caterers and a wedding cake to rival all others, to venues, bridesmaids, florists and always a touch of drama, the task can be quite a daunting one too. One might experience the age old “Monster Bride” when all these become too overwhelming to handle, but if you have exhausted those Bridal Magazines, and need new ideas to bring out the best in your wedding, the Winelands Bridal Fair is definitely the event for you.

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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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Winter Festivals and Markets around South Africa

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When I think about winter, the first thing that pops in my head are, warm nights at home, in front of the fire with comfy blankets. It goes well for the first couple of days, but then the boredom sets in. If you are like me and like to be out and about, without the weather affecting your mood, we have compiled a list of fun winter festivals and markets around South Africa to warm you up and lift you out of that comfort zone, and off to explore!

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

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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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DiningCity Presents: Restaurant Week South Africa 2017 The Autumn Edition

DiningCity Presents: Restaurant Week 2017 The Autumn Edition

Celebrate the flavours of Autumn with Restaurant Week South Africa 2017! Sleeping-OUT have partnered up with KLM Dutch royal airlines, UberEATS, StreetSmart and, the creators and brain behind this project, DiningCity to bring you Restaurant Week 2017 the Autumn Edition. As the official partner of Restaurant Week, Sleeping-OUT offers you the privilege of booking your seats from TODAY, while the rest of South Africa will only have that opportunity from 31 March 2017, all you have to do is visit the Restaurant Week website click here and book the restaurant of your choice, on the list provided, using the VIP code: SLEEPINGOUTVIP

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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 5 Scenic Mountain Bike Routes in the Western Cape

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The sport of Mountain biking has grown in previous years in South Africa. Us as humans are always looking for fun ways to keep fit and incorporate nature, this has led to Mountain biking becoming more popular, especially in the Western Cape. And with hundreds of routes to choose from in the province alone, we are spoilt for choice. We have thus compiled a list of what we believe to be the most scenic routes around the Western Cape to not only enjoy this energizing sport, but take in the beauty of nature.

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