Perfectly Pet Friendly Accommodation in South Africa

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

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Hoopoe Haven Self Catering Cottages

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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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Natural Rock Pools in South Africa That Will Change Your Life!

Nothing beats a swim on a scorching hot South African day! Except, perhaps, a swim in a pool that was made by Mother Nature herself. 

 

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Where: Magaliesberg, Gauteng

It’s all too easy to dismiss the Magaliesberg as an insignificant row of hills, but mountaineers know and revere its hidden forests and criss-crossing gorges, each a wonderland of hanging gardens, quartzitic walls, waterfalls and boulder-flanked pools. Best of all is Tonquani, the home from home of Gauteng rock climbers and nature lovers.

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Info: 018 397 1500 / 014 534 0114 / www.tourismnorthwest.co.za / owen@mountain-sanctuary.co.za

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Tierkloof Pool

Where: Kgaswane Mountain Reserve, Rustenburg

Stop at the top of the Tierkloof in the Kgaswane Mountain Reserve at Rustenberg and make your way down to the rock pools. Formed in the quartz above the Tierkloof Waterfall, they are like private spa baths with spectacular views.

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Info: 014 533 2050 / www.tourismnorthwest.co.za/kgaswane-mountain-reserve  / marcusl@mweb.co.za

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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.

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To find out more, click here.

 

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.

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To find out more, click here.

 

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.

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To find out more, click here.

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Jeremy Clarkson Spotted Driving a Taxi in Jozi

Clarkson, May and Hammond are in South Africa!

Jeremy Clarkson was spotted taking a taxi out for a spin in Johannesburg this week.

The trio has been preparing for their highly anticipated show, “Clarkson, Hammond & May Live”.  The show will take place over the long weekend (12th – 14th June 2015) at the TicketPro Dome in Johannesburg.

The current tour was originally branded Top Gear Live, but was forced to change its name after the incident involving Jeremy Clarkson and producer Oisin Tymon which led to the BBC failing to renew Clarkson’s contract. But, fear not… this show promises to be just as epic as any of the Top Gear Live shows! There will be a celebration of some of the world’s most stunning supercars, wacky stunts, and show-goers will see some highlights from ten years of global touring shows.

To book accommodation close to the show, click here: Accommodation near TicketPro Dome.

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Jeremy Clarson concentrating whilst driving a taxi in Jozi. Image: Greatstock / Splash ©

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Jeremy Clarkson seems to be baffled by the simple gears in the taxi. Image: AFP / Getty Images ©

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Could this be the new Stig? A mysterious man is seen leaving the taxi dressed as a crash test dummy. Who could he be? Image: AFP / Getty Images ©

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Clarkson happy to be on South African soil. Image: AFP / Getty Images ©

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The trio prepare for their show, Clarkson, Hammond & May Live. Image: AFP / Getty Images ©

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Clarkson learning from previous mistakes, so this time sticking to non-offensive hand signals. Image: Splash News ©

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A man (left) who has prepared himself for the worst by wearing a hard hat. Image: Splash News ©

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Clarkson driving a South African taxi, with Hammond as his passenger. Image: AFP / Getty Images ©

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Clarkson, Hammond & May Live will take place on 12th – 14th June 2015 at the TicketPro Dome in Johannesburg. Image: WENN.com ©

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The former Top Gear team going for a joyride. Image: Greatstock / Splash ©

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Richard Hammond learning how to use taxi signals. Image: Greatstock / Splash ©

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Jeremy Clarkson signalling before getting to drive the taxi. Image: Greatstock / Splash ©

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Clarkson looking a tad nervous about his taxi experience. Image: Greatstock / Splash ©

 

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Getaways for Disney Fans

99.9999 % of the human population are Disney fans – some more so than others. So, we thought we’d be ever so kind and find some getaways that would make every Disney princess smile.

Forest Creek Lodge & Spa

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“What I love most about rivers is you can’t step in the same river twice”

If we were Pocahontas, we would definitely choose to spend our time at Forest Creek Lodge & Spa! The lodge is nestled in a gorge, which is softened by a blanket of shrubs. Just 2km away, you will find a waterfall and an idyllic stream. Sigh!

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Desert Dew Guest House

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“Unbelievable sights, indescribable feelings.

Soaring, tumbling, free-wheeling through an endless diamond sky”

Although Jasmine lives in a palace, we know for a fact that she would have no problem living at Desert Dew Guest House with her other half, Aladdin. Situated in one of the hottest places in South Africa, we know that Aladdin will be happy to spend his time in the desert-like environment.

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