Love camping? So do we. These are some of our favourite Western Cape campsites, our pick of the best camping in the Overberg, Cederberg and Garden Route.
Blog posts: Weekend breaks
Weekends were made for travel. It doesn’t matter if it’s an affordable weekend break that’s just out of town or a weekend getaway to challenge the ordinary, the first step to a satisfying break is knowing where to go. Below are some of the best accommodation options to suit you, tried and tested by our weekend warriors.
The gorgeous town of Zinkwazi is close to Durban and has wide unspoilt beaches. It brims and hums during the holiday, and out of season it’s a paradise of tranquillity, writes photojournalist Chris Davies.
Harare is like a rebel child of the family – unpredictable, a little unkempt, edgy… and exciting to hang out with. After some time away, Zimbabwean Michelle Hardie soaks up the energy and joie de vivre of Zimbabwe’s capital city.
Just a short ride from Joburg is a weekend escape that’ll take you back to the start of life as we know it. Welcome to the Cradle of Humankind.
If you don’t have the time or the funds for a guided multi-day trail, here’s an alternative: a trail over Table Mountain that you can do in three days, no camping required.
Clarens has it all: a cosy village atmosphere, great farm stays and statuesque mountains – and that’s where you should head, says Melanie Van Zyl.
Justin Fox packed his Beetle with windsurfer and surfboard, and headed up the famous West Coast route on a surfing road trip that never gets old.
One of the best things about a group getaway is that when everyone chips in, it can be really affordable – especially in low season. We’ve found these lovely locations all over South Africa that are perfect for a big group, and they’re all under R400 per person!
We sent our professional reviewer, Pippa de Bruyn, to find the best accommodation in Ficksburg and the Maluti Mountains. Here are her top 13 cottages and lodges, seven of which are under R375 per person a night.
The Cederberg is full of wild and remote campsites – but for the best, you have to know where to look. Jacques Marais picks eight of the best for exploring the surrounding mountains by hiking, biking, or scrambling.