Top 10 Getaways in SA

Top  getaways in south africa

South Africa is undeniably one of the most scenic and naturally diverse countries in the world. The climate across the country varies so dramatically that in winter you can choose a beach holiday or a snowy hideaway holiday in the mountains. Winter is the perfect time for an escape from the city, so check out these top 10 South African Getaways and get out and about this winter.

  1. Clarens is calling

Clarens is a delightful town in the Free State and sits peacefully at the foothills of the Drakensberg Mountains. It’s a charismatic town with art galleries, craft shops, coffee shops and restaurants all flowing together along the sidewalks and down alleyways through the buildings themselves. It’s the perfect getaway if you are looking to relax, take a hike, do some shopping, or base yourself for the weekend and go skiing at Afri-Ski in Lesotho.

  1. Dramatic Drakensberg

The Drakensberg Mountain range is a South African gem. In winter you may very well be fortunate enough to spend a weekend in the snow. What a way to spend a weekend, sitting by a warm fire and enjoying the views, which extend across a majestic mountain range through your bay window of your log cabin. Stay in Loteni, Underberg or Himeville and pack the 4x4 with provisions and your passport and set off for Sani Pass for an exciting day out.

  1. Sandy Sodwana

One of the best dive spots in the country is most definitely Sodwana. A 6 hour drive from Johannesburg or a 4 hour drive from Durban and you will find yourself in paradise. Sodwana has become increasingly popular over the years, and may be crowded during peak times, but choose your dates wisely and you will slip into relax mode instantly upon arrival. Go deep-sea fishing, dive the reefs, unwind on the beach and enjoy the warm Indian Ocean water in the middle of winter.

  1. Northern Kruger National Park

The Northern Kruger National Park is a unique destination and is home to ancient baobab trees, big game, and exquisite wilderness landscapes. This is the perfect destination to escape into the African bush and discover not only the natural biodiversity, but also to take a trip