Winter Getaways

Whether your idea of a weekend getaway calls forth pictures of a blazing fireside with a glass of red in hand, lazy, late-morning breakfast feasts at a pretty poolside, brisk walks to scoop up the country air, or romantic dinners for two, Exclusive Getaways has some suggestions for your next weekend getaway to magical Mpumalanga.

If you’re in the market for a getaway that doesn’t stretch your budget beyond its seams, consider one of our thirteen appealing getaways on a budget in South Africa. The best rates are up for grabs in winter, so the prices below are for low season travel. Some of our select getaways on a budget are 4 … Continue reading “13 Appealing Getaways on a Budget in South Africa”

Reduced rates is one of the best things about going on a winter safari. Lodges usually drop their rates substantially in winter, and some also offer excellent safari specials to South African residents, bringing luxury safaris within the means of locals who might imagine that these are only for international guests whose currency has much … Continue reading “Reduced Rates, and Other Cool Things about Winter Safaris”

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”

The wows of winter as an ideal getaway season in South Africa were proclaimed with great enthusiasm last night on Twitter’s #TravelChatSA. Founded and co-ordinated by Patrycja Oosthuizen of Travel Opulent Box, the chat is a popular weekly forum that provides a colourful lucky-dip of travel tips and tasters, and spectacular pics of favourite go-to places in South Africa. Last night’s theme winter in South Africa elicited lively … Continue reading “A Wonderful Whirl of South African Winter Travel Ideas from #TravelChatSA”

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”

Every now and again the Cape lives up to its centuries-old nickname Cape of Storms and reveals its little stash of wicked weather streaks. Winds lash Cape Town’s stupendously beautiful landscapes and landmarks; driving rain makes swishways of our roads; gale-force gusts batter  informal settlements and send commuters scurrying for cover. This is when Capetonians batten down the … Continue reading “Cape of Storms; Winter Getaways and Things to Do in a Cape Town Winter”

If winter makes you think of a cosy cinemas, good movies and an armload of buttery popcorn,  why not plan a winter getaway at a hotel that boasts an in-house cinema? From a trendy rooftop-cinema trailer park in the city where you can snuggle up with a blanky, to a plush sofa’d cinema in the winelands, Cape … Continue reading “What Movies You? Winter Getaways in Cape Town with a Cinema In-House”

Winter Solstice reminds us that it’s officially midwinter! “Brrr” is the operative word right now in some parts of the country, calling for hearty meals and cosy evenings at the fireside with a good glass of Red in hand. Here are some of our winter getaway recommendations: