Perfectly Pet Friendly Accommodation in South Africa

Love going on holiday, but feel bad leaving Fido behind? Well, now you don’t have to.

You’re welcome. 

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Hoopoe Haven Self Catering Cottages

Hoopoe Haven

Where: Chartwell, Gauteng

Hoopoe Haven is positioned on 2 acres of landscaped gardens in the countryside with horse trails and a beautiful view of the Magaliesburg Mountains. It is a place to relax and unwind in the peace and quiet of the countryside. One can watch the magnificent birdlife while you have a sundowner, a braai on the patio, or a cooling swim in the crystal clear pool, with a beautiful sunset in the background. If you decide to stay up late on a clear evening you may even be lucky enough to hear the roar of the lions from the lion park.

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10 Reasons Why You Should Never Visit Cape Town

1. Nothing to do

Cape Town is probably one of the most vibey cities on the planet! There certainly isn’t a lack of activities here – in fact, your schedule will be jam-packed if you visit.

We have found a list of great activities to keep you busy:

The Springbok Experience

The Springbok Experience is a world-class, modern interactive museum telling South Africa’s story through the eyes of its most powerful sport. It offers a fun and entertaining experience for the whole family and is a ‘must-do’ attraction at the heart of the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town.

The museum features more than 60 audio visual displays where visitors can watch the history of South African rugby unfold, set among cases displaying historic objects such as famous trophies, jerseys, boots and other memorabilia. It makes a perfect venue for exclusive corporate events as well.

Springbok Experience

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G-Force Paintball – Ground Zero

The venue of many a friendly score-settling throw-down, Ground Zero is the ideal spot for a day of high-adrenaline shenanigans and the chance to artistically alter the appearance of some of your friends or colleagues.

G-Force

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UpSouth – Cape Peninsula

What better way to experience the most spectacular coast lines of the Cape than on a BMW Motorcycle. UpSouth Adventures will take you on a journey down the eastern side of the Cape Peninsula, which includes the oldest wine estate in South Africa, the penguins at Boulders beach, the famous Cape Point and The Cape of Good Hope.

UpSouth

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The Sheer Magnificence of AfrikaBurn

And so AfrikaBurn 2015 has come to an end…

This year’s theme was “The Gift”, and it proved to be just as epic as any other year! The festival, which takes place on Stonehenge Farm in the Tankwa Karoo in the Northern Cape, is South Africa’s very own version of Burning Man.

Visitors get to leave the regular world behind as they enter a world of utopia and surrealism. AfrikaBurn is a Leave No Trace event, which means that once everyone has packed up and left, there is no trace that there was any recent human life there – the aim is to keep the Karoo semi-desert as pristine as it was before. Participants get dressed up to the nines in outfits that have been planned months ahead of time. Cars and bicycles are kitted out (all logos are to be hidden on cars, clothing etc.).

Money will do you no good here. Absolutely nothing is for sale, except for ice. Don’t expect to barter either – the community works on “gifting”; you give what you can to contribute to the event – whether it’s beer, your skills or a first aid kit, and when you need something, all you have to do is ask.

If you plan ahead, plan smart and do it right, AfrikaBurn may just be the most incredible event you will ever get to experience!

Below are some of the pictures from Afrikaburn 2015, just to get you excited for next year!

#Afrikaburn #desert #egg #wings A photo posted by Lolla (@carlottasabb) on

Nothing to see here #installation #desert #art #Afrikaburn #planking

A photo posted by Daniapea (@daniapea) on

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15 Unusual & Quirky Places to Stay in South Africa

 

Every now and then we crave something new and exciting… something out of the ordinary.

Why should booking holidays be any different? If you’re looking for something special in your next temporary dwelling, have a look at these amazing places we have found just for you.

Castle? Check. Outdoor shower? Check. Renovated jail? Check. Nudist guest house? Check.

 

Knysna Houseboat Myrtle

Is it a house? Is it a boat? It’s a houseboat!!!

Myrtle is a self-contained cottage on the water. Anchored in the Knysna Lagoon, it’s just a two minute dinghy ride away from the Knysna Waterfront. The dingy is included with petrol as your transport to and from shore. On the way to show you the ropes onboard Myrtle, you will be shown how to use the dingy, it’s easy, and you’ll be skippering your little boat happily.

The houseboat sleeps four guests on two double beds. The private main bedroom has its own deck. Swimming off the deck as a refresher is fantastic. If you’re not keen on staying in, the restaurants at the Waterfront are easily accessible. There is also a braai onboard for you with plenty mussels to pick as a lovely starter, just pop them on the braai. Late nights are best spent around the fireplace inside.

Butt Nothing

If you’re one of those people that feel restricted by clothing and would rather let it “all hang out”, then Butt Nothing is perfect for you!

This self catering accommodation offers you a ‘home away from home’, with enough space to relax in secure, secluded, tranquil surroundings, located not too far from the many attractions that Port Elizabeth has to offer.

Step out of the sliding door, to a solar-heated swimming pool for a swim, work on that all over tan on one of the loungers, or unwind with a sun downer while relaxing next to the koi pond.

Butt Nothing

The Turbine Boutique Hotel

It’s hard to believe that this stunning five star hotel was once a power station! It has been converted into a boutique hotel like no other.

The Turbine Boutique Hotel and Spa on Thesen Island is situated in the picturesque town of Knysna.  The décor reflects the environmental, geographical, historical and cultural diversity of Knysna. The site is a living testimony of its past and the generator turbines and boilers have been restored to their former glory and have become part of the architecture and décor.

The Turbine Boutique Hotel and Spa comprises 24 bedrooms and suites and an Amani African Spa. The rooms all have “state of the art” accessories. Some bedrooms have balconies and on the ground level, they have their own delightful garden. The honeymoon “Oyster” suite is situated at the top of the hotel and is superb.

The Island Café is a unique 90 seater restaurant and ideal for breakfasts, lunches and a la carte dinners and has won the Diners Club Platinum Award for its wine list. In addition there is The Turbine Tapas Bar where you can enjoy a light meal.

Take advantage of the pool deck which overlooks the canal and is ideal for meals, cocktails and sundowners.

Turbine Hotel

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