Category Archives: Things to Do

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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DiningCity Presents: Restaurant Week SA 2017 The 5th Anniversary Edition

Its Restaurant Week time again! DiningCity started the amazing initiative of Restaurant week 5 years ago and would like to celebrate this 5 year anniversary with its loyal patrons! 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 5th Anniversary 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 29 September 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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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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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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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

Kids at aquarium- Winter activities for Kids around Cape Town

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

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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