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.
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.
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.
Nature is one of the quickest routes to relaxation and Hogsback is the perfect place to do it.
There are a myriad things to see and do in Hermanus and surrounds, but here are 12 that I’d like to personally recommend.
Looking for an affordable weekend break near Durban? These self-catering cottages and beach houses were some of our favourites from 2015. They’re all under R400 per person per night and come endorsed by our Getaway journos and contributors.
Looking for an affordable weekend break in the Karoo? These cottages and guest farms were some of our favourites from 2015, and they’re all under R400 pppn, although you might have to go with friends.
These self-catering cottages are perfect for a Cape Town weekend break. They were some of our journos’ favourites from 2015 and they’re all under R400 pppn.