Who needs to travel far when you have so many amazing destinations to explore right here in SA?
We’re showing our country some love this Heritage Month by highlighting these awesome local weekend escapes right on your doorstep.
What better way to spend the weekend than relaxing in lush vineyards with a glass of wine in hand? Less than an hour’s drive from Cape Town, Stellenbosch offers a leafy escape from the city, along with plenty of stunning wine farms, gourmet eateries and outdoor adventure activities to explore. Experience the best of Stellenbosch at The Spier Hotel, one of South Africa's oldest wine farms, with its stylish rooms, delicious picnics, sumptuous spa, Segway tours and much more.
Sun, sand and surf await in spectacular Umhlanga. Think golden beaches, day-trips to Durban’s Moses Mabhida Stadium and vibrant city hot spots, plus plenty of leisure time. Soak up the holiday vibe at Protea Hotel by Marriott Durban Umhlanga within walking distance of a protected beach, along with stylish rooms featuring panoramic sea views.
Head to the Wild Coast Sun Hotel located in the vibrant coastal hot spot of Port Edward. A mere two-hour drive from Durban, it’s the perfect weekend getaway for the whole family. Take it easy in your comfortable room with sea views. Treat the kids to a thrilling day out at Wild Waves Water Park. Then spoil yourself with a pamper session at Mangwanani African Day Spa.
Madikwe Game Reserve Getaway
Tourists travel all the way from overseas to see the Big 5. But for us locals, going on safari is just a drive away! Head to Madikwe River Lodge to experience an authentic bush adventure with African-style chalets set in the serene Riverina Forest overlooking the Groot Marico River.
Cape Town Explorer
Why leave the city at all when you have so much to explore right here in Cape Town? From beautiful Blue Flag beaches and trendy eateries in the CBD to shopping at the stylish V & A Waterfront, hiking up Lion’s Head, wine tasting in Constantia and so much more, there’s no end to what the Mother City has to offer weekend travellers. Located along the Atlantic Seaboard The President Hotel is the perfect base to experience Cape Town at its best.
Plettenberg Bay Break: Whalesong Hotel & Hydro
Take a road trip along the gorgeous Garden Route to Plettenberg Bay where ocean adventure, beautiful beaches, fascinating wildlife and lush forests await. Perched on a hill above Plettenberg Bay, the Whalesong Hotel and Hydro is perfectly positioned to offer access to all of Plett’s major attractions, including the Tsitsikamma National Park, Plettenberg Bay Game Reserve, Tsitsikamma Canopy Tours and much more.
Plan your awesome weekend getaway with affordable local holidays here.