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Activity: Picnics
Hartford House

The Hartford House historic homestead and thoroughbred stud farm lie near the majestic Giant’s Castle in the green foothills of the Drakensberg. Here, the emphasis is on refinement and comfort. The wines are rare, the menu delectable, and the ambience resplendent. Rubbing shoulders with South Africa’s hospitality leaders, Hartford House is a multiple accolade-winner and … Continue reading “Hartford House”


Grootbos Private Nature Reserve

Grootbos Private Nature Reserve is an award-winning hillside sanctuary is set above Walker Bay, less than two hours from Cape Town. Garden Lodge and Forest Lodge accommodate guests in luxury sea-facing suites beneath a canopy of old milkwoods. Environmentalists lead 4×4 drives, horse and hiking trails through forests and fynbos, coastal walks, seasonal whale-watching, and … Continue reading “Grootbos Private Nature Reserve”


Fugitives’ Drift

Fugitives’ Drift is an award-winning destination acclaimed for its battlefield tours to Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift. Started by Nicky and the late David Rattray in 1989, this is a world-class experience of heritage tourism featuring battlefield tours, horse riding, mountain biking and game walks. The Lodge and Guest House are situated on the site of the Fugitives’ … Continue reading “Fugitives’ Drift”


Budmarsh Private Lodge

Away from the hustle and bustle of the city, in the heart of the magical Magaliesberg, Budmarsh Country Lodge is a world of elegance, tranquility and personalized attention. Ramble through beautiful gardens abundant with bird life, and enjoy delicious high teas and picnics. After a sumptuous dinner conjured by the Master Chef, relax in front of a roaring … Continue reading “Budmarsh Private Lodge”


Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat

Award-winning Bushmans Kloof is a luxury retreat and South African Natural Heritage site amid ancient rock formations in the Cederberg Mountains, 270km from Cape Town.  This breathtaking and malaria-free landscape is a safe haven for indigenous flora and fauna, and shelters many precious rock art sites. Activities include nature drives, rock art viewing, hiking and … Continue reading “Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat”


Arniston Spa Hotel

The Arniston Spa Hotel is a  popular getaway just two hours from Cape Town is set between the Indian Ocean, an old fishing village and magnificent sand dunes. Spacious rooms provide a range of comforts, with convenient options for families. Feast on the ocean’s fresh catch, visit the in-house spa, swim and bodyboard, and explore … Continue reading “Arniston Spa Hotel”