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Tips for booking a hotel in South Africa

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Why travel overseas when you can travel within one of the most beautiful countries in the world? Are you booking into a South African hotel anytime soon? Booking a hotel room online can be a little daunting. The last thing you want is to see bugs crawling around the room, climb into dirty bedding and eat terrible food! If you’d like to go through the process of reserving a hotel without wondering whether you’ve booked a great place, read our tips below:

Read reviews from previous guests

Once you find a hotel online, take a look at all the online reviews. Most hotels will be rated on Tripadvisor and on the Facebook pages of each hotel. Read as many reviews as possible to get a sense of whether the hotel is good enough for you.

 

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Reminder: Sun protection tips for South Africans

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 Did you know?
South Africa has the 2nd highest rate of skin cancer in the world. Up to 1 500 South Africans are diagnosed with melanoma yearly.  

Just 15 minutes of exposure to Ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun can cause skin damage. Protecting your skin against the harsh South African sun will prevent you from developing melanoma.

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Keep safe on the South African roads this festive season!

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According to Eyewitness News, 1714 people died on the SA roads over the last festive season. This was a 5% increase on the previous period. 432 roadblocks were conducted and 453, 263 fines were issued during the festive season but, unfortunately, the death toll was not lowered.


The great number of accidents and deaths on the roads is costing South Africa billions and bringing a lot of heartache to the friends and families of those involved in the fatalities. No matter how many campaigns and other initiatives are set in place to warn drivers to drive safely, majority of road deaths are still caused by reckless driving, including driving under the influence of alcohol, impatient drivers, speeding trucks and simply, thoughtless drivers who have no regard for road rules, officials and other cars on the road.


As we’re approaching the new festive season, drivers are urged to be more cautious on the roads by:

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