We trawled South Africa’s coastline to find the country’s greatest beach cottages. Here are 10 favourites.
I was terrified of flying, didn’t know much about the environment and wasn’t the fittest person you’d meet. Don’t ask me how I ended up at Getaway. After failing hopelessly as a first-year Interior Design student, I opted for Public Relations and enjoyed the bits of writing we had to do. When an editorial assistant position at Getaway came up, I applied, and now - six years later - I’m still not the fittest person you’ll meet, I still hate flying and I probably know just a little bit more about the environment.Follow @FJ_EscapeArtist
The Dinner and a Movie night returns to the Twelve Apostles and is suitable for a special occasion or even just a night out with friends. It may not be something you can do every week, but at R350 per person it’s certainly something affordable you can bookmark for a cosy and different night out this winter.
This quiet and secluded house on a river is suitable for up to eight guests looking for a peaceful weekend. A wooden walkway leads to a beautiful beach and there’s a river for canoeing in front of the house.
Lodge Afrique is a delightful place and the rates are very reasonable for a four-star experience. The lodge isn’t on the busy main road so the setting feels secluded and peaceful.
The fact it’s in Nature’s Valley already says loads about the remarkable views and surroundings at Wild Spirit. The wooden treehouse-style bar and deck overlooks the Tsitsikamma Mountains and valley and sunsets are a treat from these front-row seats.
When money’s too tight to mention, Christmas gift buying can be come a stressful affair. I’ve trawled some stores to find gifts that don’t cost the Earth, to make the season a bit more festive. Happy shopping!
Fronted by the Breede River and spacious lawns, these chalets equipped with modern amenities are well spaced out to ensure a reasonable amount of privacy.
Cabin 16 is easily one of my favourite getaway spots – even though I’ve only been there once. Here’s why.
With its quirky décor and vibrant colours, Delicious Hotel in Franschhoek is an ideal base from which to explore this beautiful area, or spend a relaxing weekend break from Cape Town.
Istanbul is Turkey’s largest city and has an abundance of important historic buildings, galleries and museums and markets to keep you wandering about all day. Although there’s lots to do in the city, here are 10 you should try to experience while you’re there.