hot-air-balloon-22Restore your mind, body and soul with a weekend getaway. Of course, we all love long vacations, it’s not always practical from a time and financial perspective. Here in South Africa, we are lucky to have some of the most amazing options available to us. A short drive or even a quick flight can take us from the city to the bush, the ocean or even the desert.

Here Are Our Top 3 Tips for the Perfect Weekend Getaway

1. Chose a place that speaks to your soul

We all have our preferences, even though we like to do something different now and then. However, if you’re in need of some serious R&R, opt for a place that uplifts you.

If you feed off of adventure, consider an overnight stay with hot air balloon ride over the Cradle of Humankind at Glenburn Lodge.

2. Stay near the centre of the action

When you plan to do something specific on your weekend getaway, book accommodation nearby.facil7

Who wants to drive home after a night of wining and dining? Book a night of fine dining and stay overnight at the De Hoek Country Hotel, or enjoy a wine pairing and overnight stay at the 12 Apostles Hotel after a scenic sunset helicopter flight over the coastline.

Likewise, if you’re planning a weekend of fishing, why not rent a houseboat on the Vaal?

3. Bring company

experience-56231376While being on your own can be a great way to relax, bringing company on your weekend getaway can be a great way to connect with friends and loved ones. Shared experiences tend to help people forge bonds and make memories that can last a lifetime.

South Africa offers wonderfully romantic weekend getaways for couples. Imagine surprising your beau with a private passion picnic along the Crocodile River during your overnight stay…

Alternatively, bring along the whole family or a group of friends and visit the Izindala Farmhouse on the Crocodile River for a farmhouse party weekend getaway.

Finally, to truly enjoy your weekend getaway, leave the technology at home. Put off your phone and just enjoy the time you have with your loved ones. Need more tips on weekend getaways? We have them all prepared for you right here.

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