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Weekend Getaways

A weekend getaway that swaps the city for the countryside is a great way to have a break and replenish spent energies. Luxury need not be unaffordable, and here we recommend affordable weekend getaways in and near Gauteng that provide superb garden, country or bushveld settings – all ideal for short breaks away from the city … Continue reading “Affordable Luxury Weekend Getaways In and Near Gauteng: Breaks in the Countryside and in the Bush”

A weekend getaway brings the benefits of a break in routine and a change of scenery. One of the best remedies for cabin fever, regular short breaks away from home are also possibly more beneficial than one long annual holiday, some have claimed. For jaded city dwellers, weekend getaways can certainly raise the relaxation factor, and so … Continue reading “Weekend Getaways Near Cape Town: Stays 2-3 Hours Away That Go The Extra Mile on Style”

If you live in or near Durban, the wilderness is not far away. There are several magnificent KwaZulu-Natal game reserves for great weekend getaways – offering superb safaris and wilderness stays that are very doable road trips from Durban and surroundings. If you’re travelling to a fabulous lodge, you most surely want to spend more time there than on … Continue reading “Bush Breaks Kzn: Classy Wilderness Stays Under 300 km From Durban”

If a one- or two-night getaway is all your schedule permits or is your particular preference, these are some great options to consider for your next one-night luxury getaway in the Western Cape, ensconced in comfort and good taste.

Winter fireside getaways bring their own kind of reverie, often composed of the fizzle and sputter of a log fire, and alongside it a sufficiency of books, friendly socks and good wine. Partaking of good food in an enchanting space centred around a roaring fire is another well-favoured winter pastime. We share a few of our favourites South African getaways that will get you … Continue reading “Get Fired Up for Winter: Gorgeous South African Getaways for Cosy Fireside Leisure”

Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve and Retreat has another fabulous line-up of food and wine getaway weekends in 2016. A pristine wilderness in the foothills of the Cederberg Mountains is a captivating landscape in which to enjoy gourmet food partnered with super-fine wines from prestigious wine estates – all this and a weekend of incredible nature activities in the abundant … Continue reading “Food and Wine Weekends at Bushmans Kloof in 2016: Put on Your Nature Bib and Tucker”

A safari is that bit more exciting when your base is a tent. Come and enjoy Kwafubesi‘s very comfy, en-suite safari tents – there are just five and each has its own viewing deck that grants you glorious views of those beautiful amber plains of Limpopo. This tented safari camp is in the well-known Mabula … Continue reading “One for the Locals: A Tented Safari in Limpopo that’s Great Luck for your Buck”

There’s something so infinitely romantic about autumn in South Africa, when the trees turn to chestnut, claret, rose and ruby red, announcing the spectacular transitioning of summer to winter. Seasonally speaking, March to May is an enchanting ‘in-between time’ – the weather is neither too hot nor too cold, and it’s an exceptionally pretty time … Continue reading “Autumn Getaways South Africa: Bring on the Tones of Chestnut, Claret, Rose and Ruby Reds”

Easter Weekend falls early in April this year, so it’s not too soon to book your Easter getaway. A 4-day weekend is a grand opportunity to snatch some quality time as a family, a couple, or group of friends.

Placid estuary, stilted water birds, bunches of bokkoms and homegrown boat cruises – these and cheery, unpretentious small-town living are what the coastal town of Velddrif on the Cape’s West Coast are all about. Set on the estuary where the Berg River flows into St. Helena Bay, the town is an inviting habitat for birds, … Continue reading “Boats, Bokkoms and Good Cheer – On Tap at Velddrif on the Cape’s West Coast”

Have you ever wondered why travel people speak so fondly and fuzzily about winter as the secret season? The fabulous truth is that winter in South Africa is a super-special time to get away, for all sorts of excellent reasons: during the secret season – May to September – prices plummet dramatically to super-affordable value for … Continue reading “Secret Season Value-for-Money Getaways in South Africa”

What better weekend companions than whales, wine and music – and all of this in the exquisite setting of the De Hoop Nature Reserve in the Western Cape. Enjoy the De Hoop Collection’s wonderful weekend of music with Malané Hofmeyr-Burger on flute, Peta Ann Holdcroft on cello, Marjan Vonk on viola and Irina Tsonif and … Continue reading “Wine, Whales & Music Weekend at De Hoop Nature Reserve 5-7 September 2014”

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