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Tired Of Staying in Hotels? Spice up your Accommodation

If you are tired of hotels when you travel maybe it is time you spiced up your stays with some unique accommodation ideas that will make your trip more memorable. Make note of any interesting hotels you come across while surfing the Internet or watching travel channels on television. While travelling pick up any brochures of unique accommodations you find. Many times a hotel lobby will be filled with these little brochures all arranged in a nice little display rack.

Stay in an old train coach at Mount Serene.
In South Africa there are plentiful unique accommodation experiences you should consider. For example, at The Oxwagon lodge at Hartbeespoortdam you will be staying in ox wagons while you can experience the romance of the early Pioneers and Jock of the Bushveld era.  At Mount Serene, close to Magaliesburg, you can choose to stay in a 1937 train coach with your own pool and watch the typical bushveld sunsets. 

Also consider staying at a Bed and Breakfast. This kind of accommodation is becoming increasingly popular as each one  provides a unique experience over any standard hotel chain. From quiet often charming rooms to great homemade food these are many times cheaper than regular hotels.  My favourite accommodation sites are and where you can select among self-catering, bed and breakfast and hotels. You could also check out the discount offerings at where you will find a unique selection of all kinds of  accommodation that have been personally rated by guests from all over the world.

When a friend of mine goes on vacations he looks for homes or flats for rent. This can be a great idea if you are travelling with your family as you get all the comforts of home and can save money by cooking your own meals. Many people will do a house swap with you as well, but if you happen to live in a spot that might not be very popular with travellers it could be hard finding someone to swap with you.

Are you more into backpacking? You might consider staying at a youth hostel during your stay in South Africa. Many have a dormitory arrangement with shared baths and kitchens, but they can be quite inexpensive and you get a great opportunity to meet some interesting people. Just be sure to use a little common sense if you plan on staying in a group environment. A credible site is where you will have a wide range of selection of hostels throughout South Africa.

These are just a few of the many options available to the traveller to South Africa looking for a little more adventure. Keep your eyes and your mind open to new possibilities and you will be rewarded with rich memories for years to come.


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