Planning your next getaway? Or do you just need to break away from the constant hustle? Well, we’ve made it our business to bring you the most affordable local destinations South Africa and Africa has to offer.
Manyane Resort Pilanesburg
Manyane Resort is not as big as the Kruger National park, but this game resort near Rustenberg offers the big five, rare species of cheetah, wild dogs and the brown hyena. You have the choice between variety types accommodation, and the Manyane Resort is ideal for a group of people who love to camp. It’s not all wildlife and nature as the resort offers ample facilities such as power points, swimming pools, restaurants and small shops.
Woodbush Forest Reserve, Magoebaskloof
A four-hour drive out of the busy city, this resort lies in an enchanted forest, like a scene straight out of Lord of the Rings or Harry Potter. Take a week off if you’re a hiking and leisure enthusiast. The forest hosts a hiking trail over 43 kilometres long, fresh water streams and icy waterfalls. To take in the scenic plantations and indigenous forest.
Monate Conservation Lodge
Formerly known as Naboomspruit, Mookgophong is home to the exquisite Monate Conservation lodge. Offering morning and evening game drives, with facilities to help you unwind from the demands of the city, Monate is covered by Serengeti-like plains where Zebra and Giraffe are always ready for that perfect selfie background. The reserve hosts a massive Marula tree perfect for sundowners.
Brookwood Estate and trout farm
Just under an hour’s drive out of the hustle and bustle of the capital, Brookwood Estate lies on the banks of the Blaawbank River near Krugersdrop. You don’t have to be a big fishing enthusiast to enjoy this beautiful English countryside styled farm. Perfect for a couples getaway. Make sure to book in advance and take full advantage of what the farm has on offer.