With Father’s Day less than a month away, now is the perfect time to start planning an unforgettable weekend retreat for Dad. Flight Centre has a range of fantastic getaways, perfectly suited for celebrating a family occasion. Get away into the bush and take a game drive, go on a hike, try your luck with a bit of fishing – the opportunities are endless. So take a look at some of these fantastic weekend getaways which are perfect for celebrating Father’s Day on the 19th June.
A short drive from Johannesburg or Pretoria, the Magaliesburg is a beautiful destination with bush and mountain landscapes. Treat Dad to a night in the 4 star River Place Country Estate which is situated on the banks of the Hennops River. Explore the area, which offers the Hartbeespoort cable car, art galleries, markets, restaurants, hikes and 4x4 trails.
If you want to give your Dad the ultimate weekend of relaxation, peace and quiet, then the small charismatic town of Clarens in the Free State is the place to go. Book a weekend away over Father’s Day in the ideally located 4 star Clarens Protea Hotel. It’s in walking distance of the town’s attractions like art galleries, restaurants, shops and more. Take Dad on a horse ride, hiking in the hills, or even skiing in Lesotho for the day at Afri-ski.
Treat Dad to 2 nights in the mountains this Father’s Day with a 2 night mid-week break at the 4 star Alpine Heath in the Northern Drakensberg. This deal has loads of extras including free pony rides for the kids, buy two horse rides and you’ll get one free, and many more. Situated in the picturesque Drakensberg Mountains, you can be sure that there will be loads to do, from hiking to fishing, and of course loads of family bonding in the mountains.
Overlooking the Botriver Lagoon, and boasting an internationally renowned 18 hole golf course, the African Pride Arabella Hotel & Spa is the perfect place to spend some quality time with Dad this Father’s Day. Play a few rounds of golf, spot the whales in Hermanus, go for a walk in the hills or generally just unwind as a family in a perfect location.
There isn’t much better than a winter getaway in the Kruger National Park. So treat Dad to a weekend away at the 4 star Protea Hotel Kruger Gate. Take a game walk on the hotels property, or if you prefer, you can join a game drive and soak up the wilderness of the African bush, dine in the open air Lapa and spend a few hours with a relaxing spa massage.
Looking for the height of luxury at the beach for Dad this Father’s Day? Treat him to a weekend away at the Fairmont Zimbali hotel in Durban. A mere stone’s throw from the beach, the hotel is also the perfect location to explore the midlands, visit Ushaka Marine World, swing off Moses Mabhida stadium or simply catch some winter rays and take a dip in the warm Indian Ocean.
Celebrate Father’s Day and make a weekend of it with one of these fantastic getaways brought to you by Flight Centre. Pack the bags and get going for a memorable weekend away to these incredible local destinations. Speak to your Flight Centre Consultant today to find out more about these and other local weekend getaways.