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PLACES TO VISIT IN THE WINTER

January 23, 2018
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"Winter is the time for comfort, good food and warmth, it is the time for home and spending quality time with the one you love." 

FOREST CREEK LODGE - DULLSTROOOM 
Relax and reconnect with nature at Forest Creek Lodge & Spa. This incredibly exclusive, private destination along the Mpumalanga Escarpment offers an escape from the bright city lights where you can marvel at the expansive night sky and fall asleep to the sounds of the night in a luxurious lodge suite or one of the self-catering accommodation options available. Forest Creek Lodge & Spa is known as a haven for honeymooners and couples on romantic getaways. Rekindle the romance and revel in each other's company at this tranquil hideaway among the Steenkampsburg Mountains. 

Guests can look forward to elegantly-appointed accommodation with all the comforts of home, convivial communal spaces where they can interact with other visitors if they choose and a range of activity options that include indulgent spa treatments at the on-site facilities, gorgeous hiking trails to a hidden waterfall, as well as jet-ski, horse riding, mountain biking and clay pigeon opportunities nearby. Visit their website for more information.

MNARANI LODGE - KENYA
Get into the holiday feeling, with the tropical island vibe of beautiful Mnarani. Located on the edge of Kilifi Creek in Kenya, with its own private beach and onsite diving and water sports centres – you simply can’t go wrong! Fragrant Frangipanis, colourful flowers, an interesting variety of leaf plants and all sorts of other wonders flourish in the coastal environment, and can be found along walkways throughout this piece of paradise; creating an atmosphere of total relaxation and pure bliss. Visit their website for more information.

KAGGA KAMMA NATURE RESERVE - CEDERBERG
At Kagga Kamma Nature Reserve, guests have the opportunity to stay in completely unique surroundings and experience the unspoiled ambience of nature at its finest. The reserve has some of the most exceptional accommodation options you’ll find anywhere in South Africa. This includes “Cave” Suites that have been integrated with the region's natural sandstone rock formations; Hut Suites that open up onto small private terraces with views over the mountains; and inimitable Open Air Rooms where guests can sleep under the stars (from September to April, weather permitting). Visit their website for more information.

MABALINGWE NATURE RESERVE - BELA-BELA
Mabalingwe is a beautiful nature reserve near the town of Bela Bela that offers a variety of accommodation options for adventurous couples, families and groups of friends. Out here it’s all about enjoying nature at her unfettered best, so you can expect to feel truly immersed in the untouched bushveld ambience. Mabalingwe accommodation options include the Kalahari Bush Camp, Kalahari Tent Camp, 4x4 Camp and Pitsi Bush Camp. Comfortable, family-friendly chalet accommodation is available at four camps throughout the reserve. No matter which unit you choose, you can look forward to well-appointed accommodation in a tranquil environment. Visit their website for more information.

GOODERSON KLOPPENHEIM COUNTRY ESTATE - DULLSTROOM
Gooderson Leisure is one of South Africa's foremost leisure destination providers. With stunning properties throughout KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, and Gauteng, this dynamic group offers getaways to some of South Africa's best-loved scenic regions. Guests can pick and choose from inner-city and country venues that offer everything from on-site spas to beautiful wedding venues. The Gooderson Leisure portfolio includes the Tropicana Hotel and Beach Hotel in Durban; Drakensberg Gardens Gold & Spa Resort; Monks Cowl Golf Resort in Central Berg; Natal Spa Hot Springs & Leisure Resort in Paulpietersburg; Bushlands Game Lodge and DumaZulu Lodge & Traditional Village in Hluhluwe; Kloppenheim County Estate Hotel in Machadodorp; and SanRock Resort & Conference Centre in Modimolle. With all these options available, you are sure to find a romantic getaway destination that is tailor-made for you and your partner! Visit their website for more information.

SUMMERFIELDS ROSE RETREAT AND SPA - HAZYVIEW
Located near Hazyview, Mpumalanga, just 10km from Phabeni Gate of Kruger National Park and right on the doorstep of the Panorama Route, Summerfields Rose Retreat & Spa is a 5-star, family-owned retreat on the scenic banks of the Sabie River. This sought-after destination offers luxury accommodation in 12 tented suites and one premier timber suite, all of whom have access to two restaurants that serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Summerfields is the ultimate destination for relaxation and tranquillity on a pristine working farm beside the Sabie River. Book your spot now and experience barefoot luxury at its finest. Visit their website for more information.

CRYSTAL SPRINGS MOUNTAIN LODGE - PILGRIMSREST
Every now and again, you have to get out of the city and head into the mountains to reconnect with nature. That’s when a romantic getaway to the mystical mountain region in Mpumalanga is just what the doctor ordered. Looking for a place where you can relax and unwind in unspoilt surroundings, with wild animals like zebra, wildebeest, giraffe, antelope and jackal on your doorstep? Look no further than Crystal Springs Mountain Lodge, along the renowned Mpumalanga Panorama Route.  Tailor-made for mountain meanders with your partner, friends or family, this stunning, award-winning destination offers a variety of accommodation options and Resort facilities in the heart of one of South Africa’s best-loved wilderness areas. Visit their website for more information.

SUDWALA LODGE - NELSPRUIT
Are you planning a romantic getaway to Mpumalanga? Whether you’re in the mood for a quick visit or a  full on romantic escape, there’s nowhere better to enjoy some of the most scenic sights South Africa has to offer, than the Panorama Route. Aside from the scenic views and historical sites found throughout this picturesque region, visitors flock here to experience its wealth of fauna and flora. Sudwala Lodge is located in a spellbinding wooded valley near the Sudwala Caves and Dinosaur Park, which makes it the perfect gateway to the Panorama Route. Visit their website for more information.

KRIDZIL HOLIDAY FLATS - MARGATE
Setting off on an adventure with your partner shouldn’t pose logistical issues. Ideally, when the mood strikes, you simply want to throw a few things in a bag, hop in the car and make your way to a beautiful destination where the rest is all taken care of. This is what you’ll find at Kridzil, fully serviced self-catering holiday accommodation along the beautiful Hibiscus Coast on the South Coast of KwaZulu-Natal.Kridzil's self-catering, serviced apartments feature everything you need to enjoy a fuss-free holiday at the beach. This included a daily housekeeping service, fully equipped kitchen, fresh linen and bath towels and DStv (commercial channels). Most units have at least a partial view of the ocean, and a convenient balcony where you can enjoy an al fresco breakfast, or get a bit of tan while you read that guilty-pleasure romance novel. Visit their website for more information.

CATHEDRAL PEAK - KZN DRAKENSBERG
Cathedral Peak Hotel is a picturesque four-star establishment in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Drakensberg. First opened in 1939, it has since offered warm hospitality and exceptional service to visitors from far and wide, including local couples and international guests who come to enjoy the inimitable tranquillity this premier resort hotel has to offer. In addition, the hotel boasts a quaint stone-and-thatch chapel, reception venue and honeymoon suites that are tailormade for a country-style wedding and/or honeymoon. This romantic getaway destination offers a variety of accommodation options, including open-plan thatched rooms, comfortable standard rooms, inter-leading rooms that are great for families or groups of friends, superior rooms with a few luxurious extras, as well as the executive honeymoon suite and presidential suite that comes with all the bells or whistles. Visit their website for more information.

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