Winter Wanderlust

Hello winter wanderlust!

Travelling in winter can be quite the experience. You can enjoy the flurries of snow in the berg, watch the rain crash onto the waves through frosted windows or simply enjoy a delicious mug of hot chocolate in front of a crackling warm fireplace. These make for the best winter memoirs in your travel diaries!

There are so many amazing and exciting gems that are great for exploring during the winter season. We selected a few just to make your choices easier and adventurous.

Make magical and lasting winter memories in 2021 as you missed out last year.

Midlands Saddle & Trout, KZN Midlands

Wintery rolling escarpments

Tucked away in the beautiful and serene Midlands Meander, Midlands Saddle & Trout boasts one of the best bomas during winter, plus each unit has its very own cozy fireplaces to snuggle in front of. 

Midlands Saddle & Trout offers rustic countryside accommodation featuring private braai areas, serene views, a wellness spa, horse rides through the countryside, fishing, and plenty of nearby activities to keep you entertained throughout your stay.  If you don’t want to make your hot-choc, the onsite restaurant has the most decadent hot beverages available.

If you are lucky enough you may be able to catch some snow in the midlands during winter, so ensure you have all your warm jackets, scarves, boots, and gloves ready for a marvelous winter escape.

Bushman’s Nek, KZN Drakensberg

Snow-capped escapes

With its glistening winter days, overcast skies and snow-capped peaks, Bushman’s Nek is the South African version of a Winter Wonderland.

It presents the most idyllic setting in the winter. You have so many options to enjoy during this season at the resort. There are crackling fireplaces in all common areas, each unit has its very own fireplace to share cozy moments with steaming mugs of cocoa or coffee.

A heated swimming pool means you still can enjoy your summer moments. Your own private braai area offers another available fireplace option. If you’re yearning for a relaxing and rejuvenating experience, then you have the wellness spa to indulge in. There is a delicious variety of spicy meals available at the onsite restaurant.

This captivating Berg resort has endless opportunities for your winter adventures.

Mount Sierra, Western Cape

Blissful winter escape in the Cape

Experience some of the best moments in Cape Town by staying at Mount Sierra, which is located a short distance away from all the major activities and highlights in the Mother city.

Mount Sierra offers comfortable and relaxed accommodation, an indoor pool for those winter swims, a wellness spa to relieve you of any stress and has a chic London-style cab to hop onto for your adventures.

The Mother city has so much to offer, from adventurous whale watching, to the hot chocolate season or a matcha latte indulgence, soaking up the winter sun while treating your taste buds to meals inspired by a range of influences like European, Asian, South American, Indian, and African flavours. Your winter bucket list can be completed with just one holiday.

The Palace All-Suite, KZN Durban

Winter skies over Durban’s playground

Durban has the warmest winters, meaning you could still walk along the beach, ride your bicycles along the promenade and soak in the breath-taking views of the cityscape and the Indian ocean.

The Palace All-Suite offers luxury hotel accommodation, and boasts a luxurious wellness spa, delectable onsite restaurant, a striking sun lounge where you can catch bits of the winter sun with a cappuccino in hand or relax by the pool and entertainment area.

With such easy access from the Palace, you can visit all the nearby attractions and restaurants or simply take a stroll along the Golden Mile.

Winter is not a time for hibernation in our beautiful and colourful country, it’s a time for exploration. There is something magical about the wintertime, with its crisp air, warm food, hot drinks and adventures – you just have to get out there and enjoy.

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