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.
Easter Beach Getaways, Western and Eastern Cape
Very affordable and ever popular, The Arniston Spa Hotel is a short, scenic hop from Cape Town. For families, it has good interleading accommodation options. Once ensconced in the gorgeous little fishing village, catch the seaspray, explore beaches and rugged shorelines, go snorkelling in rock pools, dive amongst the old shipwrecks for which the area is well known, or do a spot of fishing. Discover the wonder of Arniston’s coastal caves at low tide, when you can walk along the clifftops and dunes to the Waenhuiskrans caves (the walk is about 1.5 kms.) Watch the fishing boats come in near the hotel, delivering the day’s fresh catch which you’ll savour later on for dinner back at the hotel. Mail Us.
Another stunning family option is De Hoop Nature Reserve. Here, you can self-cater, or partially self-cater, and spend your days exploring the most exquisite paradise of nature. Hike, bike, quad-bike (a guided outing), play on the beach, and drink up tranquillity by the gallon. Mail Us.
Grootbos Private Nature Reserve makes a splendid weekend getaway-treat. It’s a nature sanctuary par exellence and offers a range of guided eco activities that include walks through forests of ancient milkwoods, coastal excursions to explore caves and rugged, unpeopled stretches of coastline (the Klipgat Cave in the area was inhabited by man at least 80 000 years ago), horse riding, and boat tours to see whales, dolphins, seals and penguins are on offer too. There are activities for tiny tots too, including pony rides. Accommodation is of a superb 5-star standard. Mail Us.
Or catch the surf big-time over Easter on the East Coast, and book outstanding partially self-catered accommodation at Diaz 15’s huge seafront apartments in Jeffreys Bay. These ultra-spacious apartments are equipped with modern kitchens, patios and balconies. Barbeque on your balcony or eat out in the village. Breakfasts are huge spreads laid on for you in your suite. Mail Us.
Easter Safari Travel, Limpopo
Mabula Game Reserve offers fantastic safaris and luxury accommodation in the Bela Bela area, and frequently has special offers for locals, making this a great-value option. Mail Us.
The Entabeni Lodges also offer a very good-value safari in the Waterberg. Depending on how much you’re happy to spend, there are several lodges to choose from in this Big Five Reserve, all in fantastically beautiful settings and offering eventful guided safaris. Mail Us.
Easter in the Countryside, KwaZulu-Natal
Or head for the soul-restoring Spioenkop Valley and wonderful pick-me-up at Three Trees at Spioenkop. Your hosts will scoop you in warmly, take excellent care of you, and delight you with the beauty and tranquillity of the area. Mail Us.
We have a big bagfull of Easter getaway suggestions for you. Mail us for bookings and information about getaways throughout South Africa, or call us on 0860 102 907 or +27 21 797-7122.