Every month a new adventure – South Africa is waiting…

Escape. Explore. Experience. incredible locales, breath-taking scenery and the rich, dynamic cultures that define a truly South African getaway. Here’s a list of 12 ideal destinations for every season ahead. Why wait? South Africa is waiting for you!

JANUARY: Sea Point, Riviera Suites

The Mother City awaits, and Riviera Suites, situated on Sea Point’s Millionaire’s Mile, is the perfect venue to welcome in the new year. The Cape’s cool seas and ocean breezes compliment the January heat perfectly, and with easy access to the V&A Waterfront, Table Mountain, the Cape Winelands, the Castle, art galleries, museums, malls, nightlife and high-end restaurants, Riviera Suites is the quintessential ‘Cape Town’ experience. Visit with us this January and enjoy our swimming pool, secure parking, bicycle hire, onsite Jooma Coffee shop and full-service business centre.

FEBRUARY: Port Alfred, Kowie River Chalets

Port Alfred’s sublime climate, beautiful beaches, warm ocean and rich history are the region’s best kept secret, and the Kowie River Chalets, the perfect venue for your February getaway. Fancy a game drive through the nearby Kariega Game Reserve, or a day visiting the friendly elephants at the nearby Addo Elephant Park? Perhaps your perfect afternoon is one spent on the course at the famed Royal Port Alfred or Fish River Sun Golf Clubs? Why not relax on one of the area’s pristine beaches or tour a local maritime museum? From canoe trails to river cruises, whatever your preference, get out and get some fresh air while enjoying Port Alfred’s hospitality. Visit with us this February and take advantage of our bicycle hire, braai area, business centre, jacuzzi, playground, sauna and swimming pool.

MARCH: Drakensberg, Bushman’s Nek

March is the perfect time to swing by the Berg, as it marks the end of the summer rainy season, and the beginning of prime hiking season. Visiting Bushman’s Nek Berg and Trout Resort in March is a near spiritual experience, as the fresh, newly green foliage and flowing waterways allow one to escape completely from the hustle and bustle of suburbia. Try our restaurant serving delectable cuisine, and our wellness spa, horse-riding and paintball facilities. Check out Bushman’s Nek Berg and Trout Resort and quench your thirst for outdoor adventure. Visit with us this March and take advantage of our adventure golf course, archery course, fishing,  bowls, badminton, our daily entertainment programme, mountain bike trails, table tennis, tractor rides and more fun activities for the entire family. 

APRIL: Gardens, Mount Sierra

Spending April along the Western Cape is always a good idea, as the long days and temperate weather are perfect for eventing, touring, adventuring or simply putting your feet up and relaxing on one of the area’s many beautiful beaches. Featuring easy access to the V&A Waterfront, the trendy Camps Bay, the Sea-point Promenade, Lions Head & Signal Hill, Mount Sierra will ensure that your visit to Cape Town is a memorable one. Visit with us this April and enjoy our beautiful swimming pool, braai area, full-service business centre, on-site secure parking and wellness spa. Enjoy relaxed, self-catering holiday comfort in one of Africa’s most beautiful cities.

MAY: Velddrif, Port Owen Marina

Getaways on the water are always such fun, so for your May holiday, the ever-popular Port Owen Marina is the perfect venue. From the West Coast National Park to the West Coast Fossil Park; from Rocherpan Nature Reserve to amazing fishing and barge cruises, Port Owen Marina combines access to the best water sports and outdoors activities in the world, with high-end facilities such as an adventure golf course and swimming pool. For your next getaway, take a walk on the wild side, with Port Owen Marina. PLUS, don’t forget your binoculars, as the area is a birding hotspot!

JUNE: Durban North Beach, The Palace All Suite

As the weather around the rest of the country begins to cool, visiting Durban’s balmy climate and inviting oceans is the perfect way to take a break. The Palace All-Suite, holding pride of place on Durban’s Golden Mile, offers gorgeous ocean views, luxury high-rise accommodation, trendy onsite restaurant, luxurious onsite spa, and easy access to the beachfront, Suncoast Casino, uShaka Marine World, Moses Mabhida Stadium and more. The Palace All-Suite really is perfectly located for a fun-filled holiday along the Sunshine Coast. Visit with us next June and enjoy our well-stocked bar, bicycle hire, steam room, jacuzzi, business centre and sun lounge.

JULY: St. Lucia, Lake View Cabanas

Lake View Cabanas, located in the quaint town of St Lucia, is the definitive KZN getaway experience. Set in the heart of the Zulu Kingdom, and featuring easy access to the nearby iSimangaliso Wetland Park, Hluhluwe–Umfolozi Game Park and St. Lucia’s picturesque beaches, Lake View is perfect for your July getaway. Enjoy the Bhangazi horse safaris, croc and hippo tours and the amazing Turtle Tour safari. If you’re looking to take it easy, take a boat out for some quality fishing or whale watching, or check out one of our guided bird tours. Visit with us this July and check out our playground facilities, restaurant, sauna, swimming pool, communal braai area, bicycle hire, games room, jacuzzi, open-air chess, or put your feet up with a classic from our well-stocked library

AUGUST: Dolphin Coast, La Montagne

KZN’s balmy weather is perfect for an August jaunt along the Dolphin Coast. Located just 15km from King Shaka Airport, La Montagne Resort offers affordable Ballito beachfront accommodation with iconic sea views. Featuring a luxurious onsite spa, delicious cuisine in the onsite restaurant, squash courts, swimming pool, magnificent seaside sun deck and a daily entertainment programme, La Montagne Resort is guaranteed to fulfil your holiday dreams. Visit with us next August and experience the magic as the late-year rainfall flowers the arid northern cape landscapes into a kaleidoscope of colour. Take advantage of our braai area, games room and poolside bar

SEPTEMBER: Hartbeespoort, Magalies Park

The tail end of September may be your last chance of the year to get in some fun water sports and activities before the weather turns, and Magalies Park is the perfect location to do it. Magalies Park combines the natural beauty of the Haartebeespoort area with varied leisure activities such as access to our world-class spa with more than 30 luxurious therapies available, access to the amazing waterpark, indoor/outdoor heated swimming pools, adventure bowling green, teen (activities) zone, adventure golf, poolside bar, restaurant, barge cruises, access to the famed Cradle of Mankind and the Lesedi Cultural Village, balloon safaris and mountain bike trails, the breath-taking Amazingwe Canopy Tours, the Haartebeespoort cable car, our full-service business centre,  and easy access to the nearby elephant sanctuary and lion park, open air chess, private jetty and more!

OCTOBER: Pennington, Selborne Golf Estate, Hotel & Spa

Whether you’re a scratch golfer or more of the hit and hope type, the magnificently restored Selborne Golf Estate, Hotel and Spa offers championship golfing, fine dining and relaxation, all year round. Visit with us and enjoy pure indulgence at our spa and wonderfully maintained grounds. Enjoy easy access to several world class golf courses, the nearby Croc-World Conservation Centre and Vernon Crookes Nature Reserve, as well as Pennington’s various pristine beaches, and old-world charm. Selborne is the perfect place to get your ‘golf’ on next October. Visit with us next October and enjoy our well-stocked bar and wine cellar, lounge, sauna and swimming pool

NOVEMBER: Mooi River, Midlands Saddle & Trout

What better way to unwind than a few days in the countryside? Situated near Mooi River, just 60km from Pietermaritzburg, Midlands Saddle & Trout is ideal for an end-of-year, self-catering getaway.

Midlands Saddle & Trout offers its guests endless opportunities to appreciate all the attractions that the Midlands Meander has to offer such as horse riding, adventure golf, birdwatching and a daily entertainment programme. From your base at our Midlands family resort, explore the local countryside, zip-line through the forest, visit the Mandela Capture site, or enjoy some much-needed pampering at the onsite La Vita Wellness Spa. Sit around a bonfire and take in the African night-sky, or enjoy a hearty meal at the onsite restaurant, 29 Degrees South. Visit with us next November and enjoy our animal farm, bowling green, braai area, games room, open-air chess and swimming pool.

DECEMBER: Durban North Beach, Oceanic

The Oceanic resort combines the best of both worlds – walking distance to Durban’s golden beaches, and easy access to the cities vibrant December nightlife. Featuring a stylish restaurant offering high-end cuisine, room service and entertainment facilities for the whole family, guests can gather around a communal braai and swimming pool for some family fun or enjoy a tailored social dining experience. The luxurious, fully equipped and serviced apartments offer all the amenities needed to ensure a comfortable stay. The Oceanic is ideal for those looking to relax and soak up some sun at the onsite pool or Jacuzzi, or those who want to turn it up and bring in the new year in style. Visit with us next December and enjoy our bicycle hire, sauna, games room, conferencing and wedding facilities and library.

There’s no time like the present to begin planning for your getaway. Take advantage of our amazing destinations, constantly updated safety measures and affordable rates, and make sure your year ahead is one worth remembering.

Escape. Explore. Experience your very own, truly South African getaway.

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