Special Offers

Skipping off on a spontaneous last minute getaway is not only a lot of fun, but can also be a huge money-saver. Eleventh-hour take-offs aren’t necessarily the best way to approach a major holiday, but they can work well for short breath-catchers and a change of scene – especially during off-peak season. So take off on … Continue reading “Eleventh Hour Luxury: Savings on Last Minute Getaways”

When nature hollers out to you, a great place to go is Hluhluwe River Lodge in KwaZulu-Natal. Big on nature and offering plenty to do outdoors, this wonderful getaway is situated on the western edge of the pristine iSimangaliso Wetland Park. The views from here are vast and glorious, sweeping across the waters of False … Continue reading “Adventure for Less at Hluhluwe River Lodge in Kzn: Now is the Time for a Low Season Saver”

Set all notions of haste aside and gift yourself with two leisurely hours to make an unhurried journey from Cape Town to Arniston. Threading its way through the beautiful hills of the Overberg, the route is, in itself, a soul-soother.  And at the end of it, there’s exquisite Arniston to win you over. That’s if … Continue reading “Caves, Shipwrecks, Quaint Little Fishing Boats & a Big Whoosh of Sea Air: Arniston has it All”

So we’ve just touched down into the month of romance … Celebrating Valentines Day is actually an ancient rite dressed up in the modern-day spoils of flowers and champers, candlelit dinners, dreamy-eyed cupids, and getaways to die for.

Don’t for one minute believe that an exclusive getaway is always too pricey!  Well-timed for the festive season, these three discounted getaways all come in at under R800 per person.

We really like the idea of putting the “Get” back into Getaway. It’s a wonderfully creative way to receive an unforgettable gift, and if it’s given for two, the giver gets to have as much luck for their buck as the recipient. It’s a win-win, for sure. Also, there’s no wrapping, no exchanging, no “oh, what a … Continue reading “In Santa Season it’s Grand to Give a Getaway: Here are Some Hotties, from the Sublime to the Ridiculously Inexpensive …”

It’s turtle season, friends, until the end of February. One of the most awesome experiences imaginable is to meet these creatures after dark on a long, remote stretch of beach down at Mabibi Bay in KwaZulu-Natal. At this special place you catch your breath in wonder as you watch Loggerhead and Leatherback turtles laying their … Continue reading “Turtle-Time Getaway at Thonga Beach Lodge, KwaZulu-Natal”

There’s no better time to vist the colourful flower-powered West Coast than right now. The spring flowers are at their best, and the whales are around the coast too.

It’s that wonderful time of year in South Africa when we all head down to our favourite coastal spots where we cluster together to ooh and ah at the great ocean giants who’ve  made the epic journey from icy Antarctica to our sheltered bays to calve and mate.

Special offers generally have a short shelf-life, and if you don’t snap them up right away before their sell-by date, you miss out. But here are some great long-life safari specials, many of which run through South Africa’s prime holiday month of December, or parts of it.