Cape Winelands! Top must see places

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A world of unique destinations, each with its own beauty and charm is what you can expect from spending a few days in the Cape Winelands.  This  world-renowned ruote offers any keen visitor a chance to explore a mix of old colonial charm and modernity, while also getting a good enough taste of nature.  The Cape Winelands Route ,  known for its serenity and tranquility, also boasts a wealth of picturesque vineyards lying against rugged mountains and enjoying a beautiful country feel. Here are some of the best towns not to miss during your winelands route vacation.

Stellenbosch

This lovely and quaint town boasts a glorious and quiet location 50 Km outside of Cape Town while lying on the banks of the Eerste River. Stellenbosch makes a perfect weekend getaway destination for Capetonians.  Like any other winelands town, Stellenbosch is known for unrivalled viticulture where an endless list of award winning wines are produced. If you are not going to Stellenbosch for the wine experience, then you are definitely looking to enjoy some sightseeing and  exciting events that always set the town abuzz.

Franschhoek

Amidst a majestic range of mountains, 75 km from Cape Town is Franschhoek, a small town we like to identify as  a” dynamite in a small package.” For any town in the Cape Winelands, Franschhoek is praised for it’s quaint old charm  of Cape Dutch architecture – most of which still retain its original form. Although some houses have been meticulously restored, there is no doubt that this little town’s most enjoyed activity is sightseeing, beside the wine culture of course! The town also offers aplenty restaurants and places to dine that will just make a perfect getaway.

Wellington

Not too far from from Paarl, is Wellington, a small town the oozes  an abundance of wine and brandy, altogether with deciduous fruit. Wellington boasts an incredible position at the centre on of the Cape Winelands and at the base of the Bain’s Kloof Pass, the oldest mountain pass in the country. Surely, you ought to know that a visit to the winelands is not complete until you have wandered through the streets of the town and absorbing the simplicity of a lifestyle the town offers.

Hermanus

With its own little wine route coming along and showing potential, Hermanus also falls under the glorious Cape Wineland and offers a fantastic range of wineries worth a visit. This coastal town not only boasts locally produced wines, it s also notorious for the presence of the Southern Right Whale in winter and spring. In September, there is an annual Whale Festival, so taking some time to celebrate the beginning of their mating season is time well spent in the town.

Robertson

Situated in the  heart of the rustic and scenic Route62, Robertson is just a perfect retreat for romance. The  wine industry  in Robertson has grown significantly with up to 50 wine cellars now registered and for wine tasting venues, you are spoilt for choice. With the town’s tourism growing too, you are sure to enjoy romantic star- gazing under the African night sky, hiking and skydiving.

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Meander through the Midlands

Sometimes, a vacation is all about doing things you never thought you’d never do, visiting the places you never thought you’d see and ultimately being away from the the city buzz. Away from all the things that make up your daily life and just to choose to live the alternative. It is about letting go of all the things you can’t live without for a moment and experience the natural and unpolished beauty of life. The KwaZulu Natal Midlands is just the exact place where you will experience such a vacation – detached from what is nowadays the way of life.Venues4Afrca_Blog_ Natal Midlands

Set in a tranquil countryside, the Midlands boasts picturesque rugged mountains and the Drakensberg just takes the crown.  The sublime nature of the areas is what is most striking as you drive along the narrow country roads. The rivers, the lakes , the waterfalls and the thick and lush evergreen forest, the list is endless, you will have to see it with your own eyes than to hear about it a thousand times. Meander through the Midlands from Nottingham Road to Curry’s Post and Howick making your way to Pietermaritzburg the taking a detour to the inlands of Durban, this trip will only take you a few days to complete.Blog _ Venues4Afrc _ Natal Midlands

At each point in the journey make sure you take some time to hike, walk the nature trails, go fishing or explore the lifestyle of the locals on their cheese and trout farms.  Why not grab a picnic basket and find your perfect spot in the country and be amused by prolific birdlife. Be enchanted by exquisite creativity in form of pottery, woven items and paintings as you meander through the quaint towns.Venues4Africa_Natal Midlands_Blog

When it finally feels like it is time for that getaway, that escape into the where life actually began, a Natal Midlands vacation  will be all you just need to revitalise and rejuvenate your body, mind and soul.

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Family-friendly Durban, enjoy one last summer vacation

Before summeruShaka Marine World_Durban ends, one  must take some time to visit  a city in KwaZulu Natal, the glorious Durban. This family-friendly city makes the perfect getaway destination because offers so many things to see and do before the winter weather starts to kick in. Make the uShaka Marine world the number one spot to visit. Your children will especially love it and you, yourself will absolutely love the invigorating  experience that takes you back to your youthful years and release your inner childishness.

The Durban Botanical Gardens make a perfect spot to be on a hot summer’s day. Filled with tranquility and an ever green charm, an opportunity to experience the beautiful nature in plants is all you get, nothing less nothing more. The  beautiful golden beaches are to die for in the family-friendly Durban. Sunbathing, swimming and a host of other watersports can be enjoyed  while you children splash into tidal pools abound.  Durban Promenade, image Shaen Adey 0852For quality time with the little ones, spending some time at the Suncoast Casino and Entertainment World is time well-spent with lots of games and activities to enjoy as a family. Durban is also home to a number or museums that are worth visiting  and taking the time for sightseeing is surely not regrettable here. Durban is also home to an endless list of restaurants offering a variety of cuisines and atmosphere. Ranging from beachfront and al fresco to inland and fine dining, whatever your preference is,  you are sure to find a perfect fit for a bite for you and your family. If you know you need to take this last break, make it a point to visit the family-friendly Durban, enjoy one last summer vacation.

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Safari in South Africa

Making the decision to go on a safari in South Africa? Wise choice! There are so many reasons why a South African safari is always the best. Besides being home to the world famous Kruger National Park, you are spoiled for choice, no matter which province you choose to go. Here is a snippet of what to expect.

Safari -in_ South_Africa_Kruger-National-Park_ Venues4AfricaThe Eastern Cape is always a good place to start. The Amakhala Game Reserve is one of the best. Known for its abundant wildlife and birdlife, you are sure to enjoy a true African Safari here. Game drives, boat cruises, short guided hikes,  archery are all exciting activities available, and if you prefer to relax,  rejuvenating spas are available.

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Of course, you can never go wrong with the notorious Madikwe Game Reserve. Nestled in the North West province, against the border with Botswana, it is the fifth largest game reserve in South Africa. It is situated in a malaria free area and boasts an abounding 300 species of birds, the Big Five and lots of conservation programmes.

Endless possibilities await you! Start planning your Safari in South Africa and find your destination with Venues4Africa.

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New Year’s Eve in Cape Town

Out with the old, in with the new.
New Year’s Eve is around the corner and if you haven’t yet made any plans for the big night, we’ve got some ideas that might help you celebrate the end of 2016 in the Cape Town.

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