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.
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.
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.
If you’re at the end of your tether and feel like you need a break before you snap, one of our weekend getaways near Durban will be a sure cure to restore your body and mind.
If you’re in serious need of a break, or just ready to explore The Mother City’s beautiful surroundings, book one of these affordable weekend getaways near Cape Town.
Feeling like you need an urgent break, but aren’t sure where to go? Here are twenty interesting ideas for weekend getaways not too far from Johannesburg.
This weekend I spent a night at the beautiful Cape Pines accommodation on the shore of the Eikenhof dam, Grabouw. Perfect for a group getaway.
On my way back from a deliciously lazy weekend in the small fly-fishing town of Dullstroom, I stopped at the Dullstroom Bird of Prey Centre to meet some magnificent feathered creatures in their new safe haven. From small curious owls to majestic eagles with talons bigger than my hands, there were many winged wonders taking refuge at the sanctuary for rehabilitation and education. Here are a few of my favourites.
Looking for an eco getaway that’s as good for the environment as it is for you? Then get off the grid and visit Africa’s southernmost indigenous forest, Platbos, the ancient forest located in Overberg.