Places to visit during the long weekends
Long weekend season is fast approaching, that means more time with family and friends to make incredible memories.
So why not use this opportunity to experience a change of scenery, whether you prefer the beach or the bush, we’ve got somewhere for you to enjoy your easter eggs and hot-cross buns.
Here’s a list of places to explore:
Paternoster is one of the oldest fishing villages on the West Coast, it is known for its lobster and the white-washed fishermen’s cottages. Just 145 kilometres north of Cape Town this village is a true hidden gem. If you find yourself here definitely visit the Strandloper Ocean Boutique Hotel, which has a luxury laid-back feel. You can kick back and watch as whales and dolphins frolic in the sea or venture out to enjoy walks in the neighbouring nature reserve and on the endless beaches.
If you’re big on adventure and the great outdoors, then there’s no better place than the Drakensburg. With views that triumph anything you’ve seen before, and the most magnificent mountain ranges, this is a holiday destination that deserves to be on your list. While here you can visit the highest bar in Africa at the Sani Mountain Lodge, hike up the Tugela Falls or indulge in an incredible meal at the Cathedral Peak Wine Estate.
A coastal quaint town located on the south coast of KwaZulu-Natal, it has grass-covered banks leading down to sandy beaches which makes it incredibly beautiful. Visit the Crocworld Conservation Centre, go scuba diving or have a meal at C Breeze Restaurant.
- Kruger National Park
Known as one of the most world-renowned national parks to spot wildlife The Kruger is an iconic location. It offers world class accommodation as well as exciting morning and evening game drives.
Ideal for visiting during the Easter long weekend as city dwellers return to their hometowns, you get to have the city all to yourself (or at least some of it). Explore fantastic restaurants, world-class shopping, night life and so much more that Jozi has to offer. Visit hidden gems like The Residence boutique hotel, eat at Kranz Restaurant or take a guided tour of Soweto.
- Sun City
Roughly three hours from Johannesburg rests Sun City, a holiday destination that you must experience at least once. It offers a true escapism and non-stop entertainment from casinos, stunning hotels, nightclubs, water themed parks, restaurants and so much more.
Whether you’re going away or enjoying some time out at home, we wish you and your loved ones a safe and peaceful holiday.