‘Stay in SA play in SA’ travel specials to try

Posted on 2 September 2020

Restrictions have finally been lifted on interprovincial travel and you can now start planning that long-awaited getaway. To spur visitors on to make their ‘great escape’ here are seven of some of the country’s top hotels and game lodges with their ‘Stay in SA Play in SA’ specials.


The Walkersons Hotel & Spa is an exclusive 5-star country house set in the rolling hills of the Mpumalanga highlands with beautiful views and unrivalled serenity. Along with the unspoiled scenery, it houses a luxurious Spa and the chance to fly-fish in Dullstroom’s famous trout dams. One of Walkersons’ biggest attractions is its delicious cuisine, which can be enjoyed at either The Flying Scotsman or the more informal Terrace restaurant

Don’t forget to savour the famous Walkersons scones at afternoon tea. Walkersons’ Stay in SA Play in SA Specials – the 50% midweek special (no minimum stay), and the 30% weekend special based on a two-night stay for hotel rooms – are valid until end December 2020 (subject to availability).  Reservations: 013 253 7000 I [email protected]

For information please visit www.walkerson.co.za


Thanda Safari offers an unforgettable bush and Big Five experience. There is also Emdoneni Lodge where your dream of a true African experience becomes a reality.

Thanda Safari, an access-controlled private game reserve in the heart of Zululand, KwaZulu-Natal ticks all the boxes for that perfect escape with 5-star luxury accommodation, service, food, nature, plus excellent all-year-round game viewing, exceptional Big Five experiences, perfect warm weather, and fabulous family-friendly discount packages.

It three accommodation options – each with their own style and appeal – the Safari Lodge with nine bush suites, the exclusive five-suite Villa iZulu, and Thanda Tented Camp. Enjoy the best of the Big Five with Thanda Safari’s special SADC rates – all year round, regardless of season – take advantage of 40% off listed rates to experience a distinctive African safari with your family and friends. T&Cs apply.  Thanda Safari – [email protected], +27 (0) 32 586 0149,  www.thandasafari.co.za

Emdoneni Lodge, nestled in the heart of Zululand, a two and a half hour’s drive north from Durban on the Elephant Coast is a privately owned, multi-award winning 3-star lodge that offers an exclusive, authentic, and unforgettable African safari experience.

You’re invited  to explore and enjoy the best hospitality and comfort with its great discounted Specials. For a 1-night stay, 15% discount /2-night stay, 20% discount / 3-night stay, 30% discount and 4-night stay, 40% discount. Rates are based on Dinner, Bed and Breakfast per night sharing (guided cheetah tours are excluded). T’s & C’s apply.  Emdoneni Lodge: Tel: ( +27) 35 562 7000/7001; Fax: +27 (0)35 562 7001 or +27 (0)86 503 0739  / [email protected],  www.emdonenilodge.com

Stay in SA play in SA travel specials to try

Western Cape

De Hoop Collection,  The Turbine Boutique Hotel and Spa in Knysna, and Cape Summer Villas’ Sky Villa Boutique Hotel and The Bungalow are all offering great specials.

The superior De Hoop Collection, in the Hoop Nature Reserve, one of the Western Cape’s largest and most beautiful nature sanctuaries is offering a 40% discount on all new accommodation bookings (all accommodation types) until the end of November 2020 (excluding event weekends). All specials subject to availability and need to be booked by 30 September 2020. T’s & C’s apply. Booking is essential – phone 021-422 4522 or email [email protected], www.dehoopcollection.com,  De Hoop Collection is a member of Cape Country Routes.

The 5-star Turbine Boutique Hotel and Spa, re-opening 16 September 2020, offers luxury and standard hotel rooms, also a honeymoon suite plus self-catering suites. Delicious food is a given at both the Island Café Restaurant and the Gastro Pub, while the Turbine Water Club offers various water-based activities, and the Turbine Spa a wide range of body and beauty treatments.  The Turbine’s GM, Chris Schutte promises great Stay in SA Play in SA specials for returning guests:

  • Book and stay from October to mid-December 2020 – 1-night – 40% off; 2-nights – 45% off (minimum 2-night stay); 3-nights – 50% off (minimum 3-night stay)
  • Book a 3-night stay in peak season (20 December 2020 – 28 February 2021), before the end of September and save big – 30% off per person sharing per night.

These rates are per person sharing, per night. T&C’s apply. To book call Reservations on 044 302 5746 or email [email protected] and for further information visit www.turbinehotel.co.za

Cape Summer Villas’ 5-star establishments, the Sky Villa Boutique Hotel and The Bungalow offer luxury accommodation in Plettenberg Bay. Various discounted packages – valid from 1 August 2020 to 31 July 2021 (excluding December 2020 and January 2021) – are available. T’s & C’s apply.

Phone Sky Villa Boutique Hotel, Plettenberg Bay on 087 550 2967, [email protected], or The Bungalow, Plettenberg Bay on 082 077 0260, [email protected]www.capesummervillas.co.za

Please note: In keeping with protocols regarding the COVID-19, all these properties are adhering to stringent health and safety cleaning protocols – the safety of their guests and staff being of the highest priority.

Image credit: Facebook/Endomeni Lodge


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