5 Tranquil Getaways in South Africa

Posted on 9 February 2024 By Nomvelo Masango

Disconnecting from the stress and pressure of everyday life in order to embrace tranquil relaxation is a regular necessity. A tranquil getaway provides much-needed rejuvenation and is great for overall wellness.

Across South Africa, there are a number of spots you can escape to in order to enjoy tranquility and serene peace of mind.

Here are five of the best tranquil getaways:

Montusi Mountain Lodge

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Montusi Mountain Lodge offers one of the most tranquil and beautiful settings in Southern Africa. This Northern Drankensberg mountain retreat also provides a panoramic vista of the Drankensberg’s most famous feature, the Amphitheatre escarpment.

Montusi Mountain Lodge
The lodge boasts 16 beautiful suites which offer views of the surrounding mountains. In this little paradise, you can thoroughly engage in the art of doing nothing, or enjoy some activities such as hiking, horse riding or a good game of golf. Undoubtedly, Mountusi Mountain Lodge is an idyllic escape to comfort and peace.

Address: D119, Northern Drankensberg, Bergville

Contact: [email protected]


FARMHOUSE 58 is situated at the Cradle of Humankind and offers tranquility combined with the breathtaking beauty of nature.

When at the accommodation, you have the opportunity to disconnect and embrace life at a slower pace. There are a number of refreshing activities to partake in, including yoga, guided contemplative walks and breathwork meditation.

Address: Kromdraai Road, Krugersdorp, Gauteng

Sala Beach House

Sala Beach House is the perfect place to unwind and tap into tranquility. Facing the beautiful beachfront, the 5-star accommodation offers unobstructed views of the Indian Ocean and direct access to the beach. A stay at Sala Beach House is perfect for the well-being of mind, body and soul. For your relaxation, you can enjoy a number of amenities which include a swimming pool, garden and sauna.

Address: 75 Ocean Drive, Shaka’S Rock, KwaZulu-Natal

Strandloper Ocean Hotel

Strandloper Ocean Hotel is nestled in the quaint fisherman’s village of Paternoster along the Cape West Coast. On your stay, you can expect wild beauty, white beaches and peace of mind. The hotel is private and secluded, thus making relaxation unavoidable.

There are 16 exquisite rooms which beautifully merge beach style and contemporary luxury for your comfort. There are also a number of relaxing and exciting activities to choose from.

Address: Patterson Slot, Paternoster

Contact: [email protected] 

Walkersons Hotel & Spa

Walkersons Hotel & Spa is set in the serene Dullstroom countryside in Mpumalanga. It offers a beautiful mix of luxury, tranquility and comfort. The accommodation’s charming stone cottages are set between rolling hills and blue trout dams.

During your stay, you can relax at the spa or enjoy some activities such as hiking, bird-watching or horse-riding.

Address: Walkersons Private Estate, Dullstroom

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