There’s no disputing how specials Mums are, yet so often they’re taken forgranted. But on one day of the year, at least, there’s general consensus that a celebration of mothers and motherhood is in order. So make a mental note that 13 May is Mother’s Day, and plan a special treat for her.
Getaways Ex Jozi
Peaceful Magaliesberg is a great treat for frazzled mums. Treat her to a five-star stay and fabulous wining and dining at De Hoek Country Country Hotel, set on the banks of the Magalies River.
Valley Lodge is another appealing option in the Magaliesberg. It’s bounded by a nature reserve and has a first-class spa to add to the spoil.
Or head for laid-back Dullstroom (about 265 km) and find serenity on-tap at nearby Walkersons Hotel & Spa. Mum will enjoy rambling through the countryside and self-replenishing at the spa.
Getaways Ex Durbs
Oribi Gorge is a piece of heaven on earth, and pinnacled high up on edge of sandstone cliffs, The Gorge Private Game Lodge & Spa offers you every bit of luxury you could want. It’s about 165 km from Durban. Wonderful nature drives and excursions are on offer, and in-house there’s a stylish spa to pamper and please.
For something more adventurous, there’s Hluhluwe River Lodge, about 275 km from Durban. here you can do boat cruises on the Hluhluwe River, horse trails, forest walks, self-guided hiking trails, and game viewing tin the Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Game Reserve.
Or get away to idyllic Hartford House in the Midlands – a gracious country homestead set on a thoroughbred stud farm. It’s classy, it’s romantic, and the restaurant is one of the country’s very best.
Getaways Ex East London
Travel 35 km from East London and you’re at Prana Lodge on the ridiculously beautiful Wild Coast. The beach – and a very unsspoiled one at that – is just there, and there’s also a Thai Spa & Wellness Centre that offers treatments, yoga and meditation. This is chill-spot of note.
Getaways Ex Port Elizabeth
Woodall Country Lodge is 45 minutes away from P.E. It’s set on a citrus farm on the doorstep of the Addo Elephant National Park, which allows for daily drives into the park to view ellies at very, very close range. Five-star service and accommodation is outstanding.
Getaways Ex Cape Town
At cute Paternoster on the West Coast (164 km fro cape Town) you’ll find a small five-star haven beside the sea. It’s called Abalone House and it’s gorgeously plush, with intimate dining in a superb restaurant. The beach is a few skips away from the lodge.
The vineyard-combed valleys of Franschhoek (just 75 km away from Cape Town) make marvelous weekend getaways. Cathbert Country Inn is one attractive option – very tranquil and tucked away just outside the town of Franschhoek. It’s a place of no demands, where you can rest and restore, and do a few wine tastings nearby.
Travel 140 km towards Gansbaai and spend a few glorious days at Grootbos Private Nature Reserve, situated on a fynbos-coated mountainside above picturesque Walker Bay. Accommodation is stunning, the guided excursions are fun and informative, and the area is exquisitely beautiful.
If none of these are quite what you’re after, view all our getaways, choosing by location.
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