Planning a trip to South Africa? Here are some useful resources....

by Helen_Cross

If the never-ending cold snap is getting you down you’re probably itching to jet off somewhere sunny and if that’s the case then South Africa is probably pretty high on your holiday wishlist. From the awe inspiring natural wonder that is table mountain to the wild and remote Kruger National Park, South Africa is a year round destination that has something for everybody. A certain international sporting event will do nothing to harm tourism either...

The Steenberg Hotel

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Steenberg Hotel offers a unique experience– heritage, wine, cuisine & golf. Surrounded by pristine vineyards and nestling at the foot of the magnificent Stone Mountains, Steenberg Hotel is renowed for its exquisite hospitality. Centrally located, Steenberg Hotel is minutes away from Cape Town, Cape Point, Chapman’s Peak, Table Mountain, The V&A Waterfront and the ferry to Robben Island.The 30 en suite rooms are luxuriously furnished and range from traditional to modern. Guests needs are met by attentive and friendly staff.Features in all rooms include: En-suite bathroom, Air-conditioning, Satellite TV, Telephone, Mini-Bar, Digital Safe, Tea and coffee making facilities, Bathrobes, Charlotte Rhys Toiletries.Catharina’s the Restaurant at Steenberg has won awards for its sophisticated, contemporary South African Cuisine.

Cape Town Helicopter Tours - South Africa

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Fancy seeing South Africa from above? This company offer Cape Town scenic helicopter tours and Cape Wineland Tours, including affordable Cape Town Huey Helicopter flights in an ex Vietnam US Marine helicopter.

Africa Tamed

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Africa Tamed is a Cape Town based company that designs and coordinates personalised, tailor-made holiday itineraries throughout South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Mozambique. Run by Claire Dinnie, a travel writer with over fifteen years experience in the South African tourism industry, this company prides itself on providing a truly customised experience and consistently exceeding customer expectations. 

Cape Town Wine Blog

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South Africa is famous for its wine and this blog will tell you all you need to know about everything and anything vino related in Cape Town. Run by Glenda Van Blerk Cape Town Wine Blog covers wine festivals, restaurant reviews, recognition of environmentally sensitive wine farms, award winning wines and personal tasting notes. An indispensible resource for wine buffs and novices alike!

Wine Country: the toast of the Cape Winelands

Wine Country

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Wine Country is a comprehensive resource for wine buffs: from virtual tasting to in depth articles covering the best wine and food pairings, featured wineries and cooking with wine. The site also has a wealth of information on South Africa accomodation options, lifestyle and shopping. A one stop shop for all the information you need!

Cape Town Alive

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Cape Town Alive is your Ultimate Online guide to the Mother City. In less than Two years Cape Town alive has grown to boast the reputation of being the city’s largest online community, offering a growing trend of online travellers the opportunity to engage with the pulse of this beautiful South African city. The Alive web platform wants to simplify your time in Cape Town, giving you more time to maximise your stay. User reviews allow for a personal touch meaning you can share experiences and seek advice from those who have tried and tested all the little havens around town.

Affordable Cape Town Holiday Guide

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To get the inside track on the best Cape Town holiday deals around be sure to check out Barefoot in the sand. This blog, run by guest house owner and Cape-tonian Dennis Cook, provides a wealth of travel related information and reviews for people visiting Cape Town.


SGS Africa

 SGS Africa

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Fancy exploring Africa further? Try SGS Africa...
With 25 years experience in organizing safaris throughout Botswana and Africa with safaris providing for all tastes, budgets and interests, SGS Africa organise tented safaris for an authentic safari experience.
A Botswana Tented Camping Safari is the way to experience real Africa and the best way to experience a real Botswana tented safari is by camping in the old safari style in exclusive wilderness sites in Botswana's famed national parks - Chobe, Okavango, Moremi and the Kalahari - close to nature and the marvellous creatures that inhabit this amazing country. Just contact us with your needs and we will tailor the perfect trip for you. If tented mobile camping is not your idea of fun then we can design a Botswana lodge safari for you.

Kenya Safari

Tours ranging from Masai Mara safaris to Kenyan lake trips. Both luxury and budget packages are available. There are also opportunities for great gorilla safaris with the company and a great Uganda Safari.


A fantastic, inspirational blog about an overland journey across Africa venturing off the beaten track to some of the world's most beautiful, remote places.

Pioneer Expeditions

Head to Tanzania or Mozambique with like minded people and achieve a truly unique, once in a lifetime, experience. Expeditions outside of Africa range from kayaking in the Komodos; home of the fearsome dragon, to trekking Bhutan's sacred summits.


Wild Junket

If you want to read about some personal experiences, take a look at the Adventure Travel Blog: WildJunket. Here you can find lots of useful information about a travel writer's misadventures around the world. From volunteering in East Africa to traipsing through the Amazon Jungle, be sure to hang on to your seat for a thrilling ride. You can also find out some more info on South Africa as it is featured in the post 7 Up-and-Coming Adventure Travel Destinations for 2010.

Low Airfares

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If you want really cheap airfares, book today on CheapOair. With CheapOair's low airfares guarantee, you'll save BIG on discount airfares.

When you’re on holiday, there are always so many things to remember and even worse, so many things that get forgotten. Travel Experta has a great page full of useful tips for when you are travelling. From How To Relax When Traveling With Kids to 4 Things to Pack and Not Feel Guilty About, you can be sure you will find something on this site that you may have previously overlooked.

Accommodation in South Africa and Southern Africa

Find accommodation in South Africa including accommodation in Western Cape, Eastern cape, Kwazulu-Natal, Gauteng, Mpumalanga, Northern cape, Limpopo Province, North West Province, Free State.

SA Holidays

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