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Best long weekend getaways in South Africa

With an extra day, or two, tagged onto a weekend, South Africans need little excuse to pack a bag and head for the open road. Nothing is as rejuvenating as a weekend getaway, an opportunity to get away from it all for a couple of days and recharge. Whether you’re looking to indulge your passion for an activity, such as hiking or fishing, or just want to escape and relax, there are so many options for local escapes. Here are top picks of amazing getaways for a long weekend.

From Johannesburg:

Glenburn Lodge and Spa

Just 30 minutes from Johannesburg, Glenburn is the ultimate need-a-break bolthole – especially since the luxury lodge is an area that’s ideal for hot-air balloon safaris due to some favourable flying conditions. You’ll be floating over a landscape that’s both fascinating – the hotel is situated within the World Heritage Cradle of Humankind – and picturesque, thanks to the Zwartkops Mountains. And be glad you’re in the air: that’s the Crocodile River below you.

Magalies Mountain Lodge, Magaliesberg

Leave the noise and bustle of the city behind and find peace and tranquillity at the foot of these iconic mountains. This package is ideal for anyone looking for peace and quiet, outdoor experiences, an overnight stay, and spa pampering, all set against the gorgeous Magalies Mountains!

From Cape Town:

The Wild Mushroom, Stellenbosch

The Wild Mushroom is a celebrated country house in Stellenbosch that is perfectly positioned between well-known dining establishments and wine estates. This is regarded as a haven for healing, a place where you can regain your strength and face potential difficulties in a clear-headed manner. Only after consuming the most significant meal of the day, which is covered by the offer, is this possible. Every day a full gourmet breakfast is served in the courtyard’s pergola.

From Durban:

Chantilly Resort, Mandini

Chantilly provides a luxury self-catering experience designed to provide you with the best outdoor experience possible. The resort is only 80 kilometers from Durban and is close to a variety of amenities, making it a vacationer’s dream. Located on the North Coast of KwaZulu-Natal near Zinkwazi Beach, was once an old homestead that was part of Victoria County. It was recently converted into a captivating resort, set among magnificent old trees and rolling hills of sugar cane.

You don’t have to travel far to enjoy a relaxing break away from routine. South Africa boasts plenty of exciting options for a weekend away, and many of them are incredibly affordable. If you’re looking for exciting career opportunities in South Africa, make sure you click through to our job section today!