With the morning sun rising over Durban’s golden shores, I hit the N3 heading inland in search of the smaller, two-wheel-drive-friendly nature escapes that slip through most itineraries.
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.
Glentana is the first choice holiday destination when George and Oudtshoorn locals go beach-walking. This is why. By Jazz Kuschke.
At first glance, there’s nothing to do in Elands Bay except surf and eat crayfish. Yet the same family caravans return to the beachfront campsite each summer. Clearly, doing very little is part of the appeal in this sleepy coastal town.
At the foot of the Lebombo mountains, just south of Swaziland, lies a destination that not only resembles Zimbabwe’s Lake Kariba, but also rivals it in terms of activities and accommodation. Villiers Steyn and Tabby Mittins soaked up the sun on Lake Jozini.
There is nothing quite like leaving home, only to find yourself in a place that feels like… home. It’s the warm hospitality at Val du Charron Wine and Olive Estate that makes you feel like putting up your feet.
Simon’s Town is special: beaches, Victorian architecture, natural beauty in spades. It’s a village founded on history, and everyone has a story about their love for it.
Simon’s Town is special: beaches, Victorian architecture, natural beauty in spades. If you could use an escape to this little naval village just a 40 minute drive out of Cape Town, try visiting one of these affordable options. Tried and tested by Getaway journos.
Spring is coming! Embrace the warmer weather and treat yourself to an affordable weekend break outside Cape Town.
At the base of the Bainskloof Pass, near Wellington, is an idyllic countryside escape that took its name from tale of love. Here’s what you’ll find there.
Just a 30-minute drive from Cape Town (via the N1 to R304), there is a tranquil place called Wild Clover Farm where you can escape the bustling city.