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Best peaceful getaways in South Africa

There is no shortage of charming peaceful havens in South Africa. If you’re dreaming of peaceful places you can escape to when all the chaos is over, have a look at our list of our favourite serene getaways in South Africa.

Hluleka, Wild Coast

Situated between Port St Johns and Coffee Bay, Hluleka is quintessential Wild Coast. It’s breathtakingly beautiful but remains very quiet even during high season, as it’s a bit off the beaten track and requires some commitment and a 4x4 to get there The famous sightings of cows on the beach is just one of the many things that you’ll fall in love with here. The beach is sandwiched in between towering rock faces and milkwood trees, and visitors can hike, kayak or swim, while keeping an eye open for the abundance of wildlife and birdlife that the Wild Coast has to offer.

Copia Eco Cabins, Bot River

Trust good old Botriver with its beautiful farms and a tight-knit community to conceal sacred little havens such as Copia Eco Cabins. These cabins were once shipping containers which have been transformed into eco-friendly self-catering units complete with a wood-fired jacuzzi, outdoor braai and 180-degree sunset views. There’s little else you can dream up when planning your great escape. All that’s left to do is stock up on the essentials and quite literally, head for the hills.

Akasha Mountain Retreat, Heidelberg

If your dream self-isolation escape involves a Morrocan theme and wild-roaming horses, there’s no better place than this remote mountain hideaway. Akasha Mountain Retreat is a picturesque Cape-Maroc style villa where one private group is hosted at a time. Perfect for escaping the dreaded coronavirus. This serene, private setting offers spectacular, panoramic views over the Langeberg and secluded Duiwenhoks Dam. Situated just 12km north of Heidelberg and the N2, the Akasha Mountain Retreat is one of our top finds for an off-the-grid location where you’re able to disconnect from reality and reconnect to nature in an unrivaled setting.

Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

This very unique landscape is ideal for a reset. The wildlife preserve in the Kalahari Desert region of Botswana (70% of the park) and South Africa also borders Namibia to the west - offering you red dunes, gemsbok and camel thorn trees. Leading the pack in terms of cross-border conservation, Kgalagadi's vast space allows for nomadic ungulate populations and their predators to stay in balance with their environment.

The greatest luxury of nature is its silence, and these beautiful getaways across South Africa offer just that!

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