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I’m in need of two things right now: a breather from the hubbub of life and a great special to put a smile on my face. You can do just that by cashing in on these last minute accommodation specials in South Africa for a short weekend break, a romantic jaunt or a family-time breakaway. Here are 10 accommodation specials to knock some breathing space into you, and of course keep some bucks in your pocket for a couple more well deserved beers.

1. Le Marina
Port Owen, Western Cape

A quick jaunt up the cape west coast will land you at this prime bed and breakfast on the marina. Explore the Berg River on one of the complimentary kayaks or rubber ducks after digging into a yummy breakfast.
Special: From Sunday to Thursday night pay only R475 a night. Two adults in a double en-suite waterfront room, including full breakfast.
Valid until 30 September 2012

Book your special at Le Marina here

 

2. a Zaganaga Kruger Lodge
Marloth Park, Mpumalanga

If you come as a couple or a group of up to 10 people, this self-catering house bordering the Kruger National Park, will be able to put you up. It has a private balcony overlooking bush and a campfire just below for you to enjoy a night under the stars braaiing.
Special:
Get 20% discount on any bookings for two days or more. Standard rates start from R255 a person sharing a night (sleeping 10).
Valid until 30 October 2012

Book your special at a Zaganaga Kruger Lodge here

 

3. A Hilltop Country Retreat
Swellendam, Western Cape

Need comfort whilst on holiday? This self-catering bed and breakfast is real value for money without skimping on the luxury. Views of the Langeberg Mountains, personalized service and peaceful surroundings are included.
Special:
Receive 10% discount on accommodation when you book for three or more nights. Standard rates start from R300 a person sharing a night.
Valid until 31 October 2012

Book your special at Hilltop Country Retreat here

 

4. Highlands Chalets
Clarens, Freestate

These self-catering chalets (sleep 2 and 4) are a favourite amongst guests for a weekend break away. There are quaint country restaurants to eat at and shops to browse around with hiking, fly-fishing and abseiling for the outdoorsy types.
Special:
For every booking during the month of September one round of golf will be included. Standard rates from R325 a person sharing a night.
Valid unto 30 September 2012
Book your special at Highlands Chalets here

 

5. Floreat Riverside Lodge
Sabie, Mpumalanga

This is a great base to visit the Kruger National Park and surrounding areas from. There is no shortage of space with over 62 elegant rooms to choose from and with a spa on the premises you’re ensured easy access to soothing treatments. Pull up a chair at the family bar alongside the river for a cold one. Bed and breakfast and self-catering options available.
Special:
Book a two-night stay and receive a 10% discount. Standard rates start from R389 a person sharing a night.
Valid until 17 September 2012
Book your special at a Floreat Riverside Lodge here

 

6. Bali in Natal
Leisure Bay, Kwazulu Natal

Stay at this guest house with its plush furnishings, unique artwork and Yin and Yang garden for your next holiday. It has views of the Indian Ocean, Boboi River lagoon and Leisure Bay Beach. Your daily exercise can include swimming in the 15-metre pool, walking along the beach or sun tanning on the deck.
Special:
Receive 50% discount off published rates, which start from R550 a person sharing a night.
Valid until 15 December 2012

Book your special at Bali in Natal here

 

7. Toadbury Hall Country House
Elandsdrift, Gauteng

This one’s for the city slickers that don’t want to travel miles but would like to be country bumpkins for a bit. Located on a 25-hectare estate overlooking the Crocodile River, this guest house will treat you to 5-star accommodation, decadent food and warm indoor fires.
Special:
Pay R1 225 a couple a night (R562 a person a night) which includes a stay in a luxurious room followed by a country breakfast the following morning.
Valid until 30 September 2012
Book your special at Toadbury Hall Country House here

 

8. Ubumanzi Game Lodge
Naboomspruit, Limpopo

Celebrate the birth of baby rhino, Ayoba with this terrific special. Eat dinners in the lapa around the campfire, soak up the gorgeous mountain views and watch game in unspoiled bushveld.
Special:
Stay a minimum of two nights with at least two people in your party and receive a 35% discount. Standard rates start from R990 a person sharing a night.
Valid until 30 September 2012

Book your special at Ubumanzi Game Lodge here

 

9. Amazian Mountain River Lodge
Underberg, Kwazulu Natal

Come prepared to be pampered with luxury accommodation and gourmet meals with spectacular views of the southern Drakensberg. There is plenty to do including bird watching, learning about the stars and taking a 4×4 trip to the highest pub in Africa for a round of beers.
Special: Indulge and relax for a two or three night heavenly weekend experience and receive a 20% discount. Two nights from R1 995 a person. The experience includes learning the art of wine, port, choc, cheese and cupcake pairing in a workshop extravaganza.
Valid until 30 September 2012
Book your special at Amazian Mountain River Lodge here

 

10. Idwala Game Lodge
Sidbury, Eastern Cape

Elevated high up on a hill with expansive views as far as the eye can see, you’ll feel like you’re one with nature at this exclusive lodge close to Shamwari Game Reserve. Accommodation is in private chalets that sleep 2 and are located away from the main lodge. 6 500 hectares of Big Five bush is waiting for you.
Special:
For August and September pay R1 250 a person sharing a night, including all meals and local beverages and two game drives per day.
Valid until 20 September 2012
Book your special at a Idwala Game Lodge here

 

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