Category Archives: Spotlight Locations

10 Summer Festivals and Markets around Cape Town

As many tourist flocks to the sandy shores of the beloved Mother City, the race is on to find the best summer festivals and markets around the peninsular to keep those itineraries full, so to help you with this daunting task we have listed all the summer festivals and markets listed on and Sleeping-OUT and our sister website, Dining-OUT so that you’re not left out!

See the list below of our Top 10 picks of hip and happening events and markets around Cape Town this summer!

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Top 8 Things to do and see in Mozambique

San Martinho Beach Club

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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10 Places to See in Cape Town

Looking for the Ocean this summer? Why not visit one of the most beautiful cities in the world! Pristine coastlines with blue flag beaches, nature reserves and stately wine farms are all here in this wondrous city; and with one of the 7 wonders of nature, located here in the form of the majestic Table Mountain, where better place to be.

But don’t wait too long, accommodation in Cape Town for December/January sells out fast! So don’t miss out, book now for a holiday to remember in sunny Cape Town!

We have listed 10 places to see while visiting Cape Town with your family here below and check out some beautiful Cape Town destinations where you can book your accommodation over here.

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Explore the Island of Mauritius

Mogador House

Crystal clear waters, white sandy beaches as far as the eye can see, a truly Island life experience awaits you on the beautiful Island of Mauritius. Located off the Shores of East Africa, Mauritius is home to about 1 million Mauritians and thousands of tourists visit each year to experience the pristine views and rich culture of the Island. There is so much you can do while visiting Mauritius, we have listed our favourite things to do and see while on your trip!

If you are looking for accommodation in Mauritius, look no further than Sleeping-OUT, we have many establishments listed with us to help you plan your legend of a holiday! Click here to view some of our finest listings from Flic en Flac to Trou aux Biches, we have you covered for your trip!

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The Macufe Festival 2017

 

The Macufe Festival is a nine-day Mangaung African Cultural Festival, showcasing the best African and international talent. In 2017, the much anticipated event will be taking place from 30 September – 8 October 2017 at various locations around the beautiful area of Bloemfontein. This amazing festival has grown to be one of the biggest, most culturally balanced showcases of African Arts and Culture in the world.

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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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