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Ensuring Safe Holidays
Ensuring Safe Holidays
March 17, 2020

Dear Member, amidst all the hype regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19), rest assured that we are doing everything in our power to continue providing holidays that are full of fun and excitement while ensuring that your health and safety remains our top priority.

Protecting You and Others

For all of you travelling soon, you might be interested to know that, while our resorts have always maintained the highest standards of cleanliness and hygiene, we have intensified these efforts now more than ever.

Specific COVID-19 guidelines are being implemented at our resorts to ensure the health and well-being of our guests and staff members alike, including, but not limited to:

  • Hand-sanitizer stations;
  • Frequent cleaning of high-touch areas;
  • Protocols and procedures in the event that there is a suspected case among guests or staff.

Your holiday family time does not have to be affected by COVID-19. Our self-catering units make our resorts the closest thing to home, while being on holiday.

Travel Flexibility

Given the far-reaching impact of COVID-19 we understand that you may need a little more flexibility with your travel plans right now. Should you have any concerns or queries regarding your accommodation or travel bookings, please don't hesitate to get in touch with us and we will assist you with pleasure.

Staying Abreast

We will continue to monitor the coronavirus (COVID-19) updates, and will respond and communicate with you, based on the World Health Organisation recommendations, and the advice of government and health authorities. Meanwhile, we remain dedicated to your holiday needs and are confident in our operational excellence and commitment to our guests. We look forward to sending you on holiday soon.

Wishing you safe travels,

Magic Breakaways

Resort Feature: Formosa Bay
Resort Feature: Formosa Bay
September 19, 2016

Formosa Bay is located in Plettenberg Bay, right in the heart of the Garden Route and just a short drive from some of the Western Cape's most famous beaches and sought-after attractions. This resort is an easygoing, lifestyle resort that is suitable for all ages, making it ideal for the solo traveler, couples seeking a romantic getaway and families looking to create timeless memories together.

Set in tranquil gardens, which the resort takes great pride in maintaining, and with its wide range of facilities, Formosa Bay Resort is definitely a beauty of a resort! It doesn't hurt that Plettenberg Bay makes it a great location, and the kids will be endlessly entertained while the adults enjoy a well-deserved rest. Formosa Bay has also recently opened a new family-orientated restaurant, Le Fournil en Route, at the resort.

Operated by the same owners of a successful restaurant in Plettenberg Bay, this French style cafe and bistro provides delicious freshly prepared food from 7.30am to 9pm daily. There is even a designated play area to keep the little ones happy whilst guests enjoy their meals. The relaxed boulangerie and coffee shop features a wide variety of slow-risen artisan breads as well as pastries, desserts and croissants. So bon appetit! The resort is particularly well-equipped, offering an endless range of things for the kids to do - from an 18-hole Adventure Putt-Putt course, to playgrounds and a games room, there is something for everyone to enjoy. There are swimming pools, a sauna and a compact gym as well as tennis and a waterslide, which is fun for everyone, no matter what age they may be.

If you're looking to do a bit more wandering off-site, then there are plenty of chances to check out the wildlife at the Knysna Elephant Park or the Primate Sanctuary, visit Tsitsikamma National Park or seek your thrills and find them at Bloukrans Bungee Jumping. The list is endless and the resort is great at providing suggestions for activities as well as contact numbers and general information. There are various accommodation options to choose from at the resort, from a studio, one bedroom or two bedroom units, every accommodation option is stylishly furnished and fully equipped so that you can enjoy your holiday with all of the essentials taken care of. Provided with your own braai area to cater and create that great family meal, and with units being serviced regularly, you can just kick back, relax and not worry about a thing!

With so many sights to enjoy and things to explore, Formosa Bay is the ideal getaway destination! Book your next holiday today and explore the Garden Route for yourself!

Formosa Bay Resort
Plettenberg Bay, Garden Route
From only R650 per unit per day
Rate includes a daily Anytime Guest Breakfast Voucher for 2 people
2 sleeper
Check-ins 10 Sept - 30 Nov 2016

Promo Code: SEPT16

If You Only Have Three Days in the Garden Route
If You Only Have Three Days in the Garden Route
September 19, 2016

The Garden Route is one of the most popular areas in South Africa for one simple reason: It is absolutely beautiful! There are a few other reasons, of course, such as the year-round good weather, the friendly people, the restaurants and the host of activities that it holds for its visitors. The Garden Route stretches from Mossel Bay in the Western Cape to the Storms River in the Eastern Cape. Dotted in between are quaint towns like George, Sedgefield, Knysna and Plettenberg Bay. We have compiled a list of things to do if you only have a quick three-day break (or longer) along the Garden Route.

For the Grown Ups:

1. Shark Cage Diving at White Shark Africa
This activity is not for the faint-hearted! This is an excellent way to get up close and personal with some of the ocean's biggest and meanest predators. If you're lucky, they might even give you a big smile :)

2. Parasailing and Paragliding at Flytime Paragliding
See the Garden Route from a birds eye view. Don't worry too much about flying solo - they do tandem flights which means you'll never be alone.

3. Point of Human Origins Museum
This is a very interesting archaeological site that gives visitors a glimpse into the history of modern human behaviour. As an added plus, the caves and parallel views from the top is a beautiful sight to behold.

For the Children:

1. Bird Watching at Birds of Eden
Birds of Eden's has a unique two hectare dome (the largest in the world) which spans over a gorge of indigenous forest. The sanctuary has its own mysterious ruin, which incorporates a walk-behind stunning waterfall.

2. Amusement Park fun at Adventure Land
Set in a beautiful natural setting on a 24 hectare estate, Adventure Land offers you a day of fun and relaxation. Enjoy a picnic or have a braai and watch your family and friends enjoy the water bound activities and playground.

3. Berry picking at Redberry Farm
Here you'll find a host of family-friendly activities such as picking your own fresh strawberries, the largest hedge maze in the Southern Hemisphere, a tea garden and farm stall, mini train rides, a large outdoor playground, bumper boats and bubble ball on the dam as well as pony rides. This is a treasure trove of activities for the little ones.

For the Whole Family:

1. Beaches
There is no shortage of great beaches along the Garden Route. Some of the most popular swimming beaches are Bollard Bay Beach in Knysna, Bothastrand in Great Brak River, Brenton Beach in Brenton-on-Sea as well as Keurbooms Beach at Keurboomstrand. Many of these beaches have Blue Flag status, meaning they are of the highest quality is safety, amenities and general condition.

2. Experience nature at Knysna Elephant Park
Responsible and educational interactions allow guests to appreciate the awe-inspiring presence of these great animals, but still give the elephants the space and freedom to choose where they want to move, what they want to eat and who they want to interact with.

3. Sand Boarding at Dune Adventures
Sandboard down the Knysna sand dunes for fun filled day for the whole family. The dunes are a medium size which is perfect for a three hour trip with plenty of features to make things interesting.

Around The World With A Cup Of Coffee
Keeping the Kids Entertained on Rainy Holiday Days
August 17, 2016

Rainy days during your holiday may seem like a cosy day indoors to some, but not so much to our children that want to be up and about outside! This may seem like the biggest misfortune but it can be fun, you just need to make the most of it! There are a lot of fun activities that can take place in the comfort of your own holiday unit. Some of these require some planning, so make sure to prepare for these days when packing for your holiday.

Here are some fun ideas the whole family can enjoy:

  • Have an indoor treasure hunt! You can plan for this by writing out some clues or you can guide them through the treasure hunt verbally. Give them some clues; if they can solve them, they move onto the next clue until, finally, they get to the treasure. This can be a reward card that says "You won a milkshake at your favourite restaurant!" or hide a treat or DVD for them to enjoy.

  • Board games. Pack your family's favourite games and put some rewards in place. For example, the winner gets a chocolate, the first person to go down a snake or up a ladder gets two marshmallows; the first person to build a hotel in Monopoly gets an extra scoop of ice cream etc. If you don't have the extra boot space to pack in your favourite games, why not ask Reception for a board game or two?

  • Get into the kitchen. Get some ingredients for no-bake treats like Rice Krispies Squares or S'mores and have the kids help you make it. Alternatively, take out some pizza topping ingredients and have them build their own pizzas.

  • Have an indoor picnic. If you and the kids don't particularly have a sweet tooth, why not chop up some fresh fruit and veg, grab some crackers and cheese and get comfy with your mini snacks on a blanket in the lounge area just like a picnic! You could even pop a movie on while you snack.

  • Have a dance competition. Put on some music and have a dance competition. This is a great way to get little bodies active (and burn a few calories yourself!). Put on their favourite music and have fun!

  • Build a fort. I think most of us fondly remember our own childhood memories of building blanket forts during the holidays! Give them some blankets and pillows and get creative. Let them sleep in it that night as an added reward.

  • Family day. Pack some family favourite movies and spend the day snuggled under the blankets watching them. If you're looking to keep the kids a bit busier and stimulated then you should consider packing items such as colouring-in books and crayons, puzzles, Lego and craft supplies.

Around The World With A Cup Of Coffee
Around The World With A Cup Of Coffee
July 25, 2016

The humble cup of coffee - it's what gets most of us up and going in the morning and has a rich and varied history. You can experience a big part of the world through a strongly brewed cuppa that tells a story of its origins. So, make yourself a cup of coffee, enjoy this article and travel around the world with a coffee bean.

Austria: Wiener Melange
Similar to the humble cappuccino, it's served as a double espresso topped with steaming milk and foam. Some versions even included an egg yolk with sugar and whipped cream.

Australia/New Zealand: Flat White
One of the most famous cups of coffee in the world hails from the land down under. It is prepared by pouring microfoam over a single or double shot of espresso.

Germany: Pharisaer
The origin of this coffee is quite funny and hails back to a christening ceremony in the 19th century! Coffee, rum and whipped cream are layered and sipped - no mixing allowed!

Hong Kong: Yuanyang
Everyone has probably wondered what coffee and tea will taste like together? Well in Hong Kong it's a popular beverage where coffee is mixed with milk tea. You can find it in most restaurants.

Ireland: Irish coffee
Who isn't familiar with this kicker? Essentially it's a cocktail consisting of hot coffee, Irish whiskey, and sugar, stirred, and topped with thick cream. The coffee is drunk through the cream.

Italy: Espresso Romano
You don't go on a coffee trip around the world without a stop in Rome. Here espressos are serious business and are sometimes serve with a slice of lemon served either on the side or on the rim of the glass.

Turkey: Turkish Coffee
Hardcore and strong comes to mind with this mix. Roasted and then finely ground coffee beans are boiled in a pot called a cezve, usually with sugar, and served in a cup where the grounds are allowed to settle.

Quick Coffee Facts:

  • First Use of Coffee: coffee was initially used for its medicinal purposes as early as the year 900. Read the history of coffee.
  • The Best Cuppa in the world: According to The Telegraph, it can be found right here on home soil. Truth Coffee Roasting in Cape Town has received this prestigious mention in 2015.
  • The Most Expensive Coffee in the World: Kopi Luwak can cost around R4000 for a kilogram. The beans used for this coffee must first pass through the digestive track of the Civet wildcat. However, "production" of this coffee bean has received harsh critique due to how coffee farmers are treating the animals.

Your South African Destination Bucket List
Your South African Destination Bucket List
June 17, 2016

As we celebrate Youth month, what's a better way to help you feel young again than by checking these amazing destinations off of your bucket list? We find ourselves at the southernmost tip of Africa, in a country that is diverse in cultures and landscapes. We've taken a look at South Africa and identified 10 of our favourite towns that should be on every traveller's bucket list.

1. Cape Town (Western Cape)

The Mother City is home to the iconic Table Mountain, one of the most recognisable wonders of nature in the modern world. This amazing city, voted the Design Capital of the World in 2014, is home to Robben Island and some of Africa's finest restaurants, eclectic culture and rich history.

The varied nature of all the attractions in Cape Town makes it a tourist dream. The V&A Waterfront houses some of the world's most luxurious brands, fine dining experiences and harbour cruises. The winelands offers amazing variety of wines and wine routes that will make any sommelier green, or in this case red or white, with envy. Ratanga Junction and Two Oceans Aquarium is a must to visit - especially for the young ones.

2. Strand (Western Cape)

Strand is a small, but fast developing, sea-side town with less than 70 000 residents. It's situated on the shores of False Bay at the foot of the Hottentots Holland Mountains. Established as a holiday and fishing resort in 1714, Strand's main attraction is its 5km white beach.

This is the perfect holiday spot for sporting enthusiasts, nature lovers and those who enjoy spending time at the beach-side. If you're up for living on the edge, Strand offers surfing and the possibility of shark spotting.

3. Wilderness (Garden Route)

This is about as remote and untouched as you're going to get without travelling too far away from civilisation. Wilderness, as the name suggests, is rich in forests, animal life, estuaries and lagoons.

This is the perfect spot for a holiday of sight-seeing, birdwatching and an aquatic photographer's dream because of the many vantage points to watch whales and dolphins. The beach isn't really fit for swimming because of strong tides, but you're only a short drive away from neighbouring beaches if you want to catch a wave.

4. Knysna (Garden Route)

Steeped in rich forestry history, Knysna used to be the timber hub of a bygone era, supplying first-class yellowwood and stinkwood to the industry. Today there are still many shops specialising in woodwork and traditional furniture.

Knysna is also a place of fantasy and is the setting for Dalene Matthee's 1984 classic book, "Kringe in 'n Bos" (Circles in a forest). Even today, the forests still evoke a feeling of mysticism and adventure and are very popular with hikers.

The town is a hub of artist activities and the Knysna Waterfront is a must-visit for leisure activities and curio art shopping. Whether you prefer an in-season or out of season holiday, every season is a good one to visit Knysna.

5. Plettenberg Bay (Garden Route)

Plettenberg Bay fondly referred to as Plett, was originally named Bahia Formosa ("beautiful bay") by early Portuguese explorers. It is situated in the Garden Route, about 210km from Port Elizabeth and about 600km from Cape Town.

With mild temperate climate, Plett offers visitors something of everything. During the day time you can enjoy activities like Salt Mouth Hiking Trails, Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary or Birds of Eden. At night, indulge in some sweet cocktails, fine dining, live music and dancing.

The town also hosts a number of annual Festivals, most notably the Plett Wine & Bubbly Festival which will take place on the 7th and 8th of October this Year, making it the perfect excuse to head down the Garden Route and enjoy some time in this sea-side town.

6. Margate (KwaZulu-Natal)

One of South Africa's most popular beach-side destinations, Margate offers an exciting spot for tourists young and old. Children will enjoy time at the beach, the play park or the swimming pool. Grown-ups will enjoy the warm water of the Indian Ocean, the first-class eateries on the South Coast and the many tourist attractions that this area offers.

Margate comes alive during school holidays and peak seasons. The Africa Bike Week in April for Harley Davidson? fanatics and the annual Ugu Jazz Festival in June are some of the many events hosted in this South Coast town. Whether you come for the roar of the bikes, the roar of the crowds or the roar of the ocean, Margate won't disappoint.

7. Umhlanga (KwaZulu-Natal)

This beautiful urban area is located just north of Durban and forms part of South Africa's playground. It boasts beautiful beaches, amazing shopping and wonderful restaurants - the list goes on and Umhlanga ticks every box. It's a cosmopolitan mix of people, food and languages. That being said, the area also offers visitors amazing nature scenes.

The Inanda Dam is about 50km away and the Isimangaliso Wetland Park, a world heritage site, is about 200km north but well worth the visit.

8. Clarens (Free State)

In the shade of the Maluti Mountains, you'll find Clarens - the Jewel of the Free State. The Highland Routes of Clarens tells its own story of South Africa and its picturesque scenery has made it the darling of South African artists.

Wander through the many art shops, museums and galleries and discover a treasure trove of paintings, antiques, sculptures and crafts that will bring out the artist in you.

Walk through the shady streets dotted with white-washed buildings to explore the town before settling in the cool of a restaurant where you can enjoy a home-cooked meal or snack on delicious pastries and delicacies.

9. Hazyview (Mpumalanga)

The name conjures images of the late afternoon Bushveld scene where the sunset illuminates the dust and the heat off the earth. This small town, near the Kruger National Park, is the gateway to some of the most spectacular landscapes this province has to offer. Waterfalls, forests, Blyde River Canyon and God's Window are only a few of the natural wonders your eyes can feast on. Observing the wildlife, undisturbed in their natural habitat will leave you with memories that can only be compared to scenes from the Lion King.

For those who hunger after something a little bit more substantial, you'll enjoy gourmet cuisine at any of the 28 restaurants the town has on offer. Here you can feast to your heart's delight on authentic, home-cooked and hearty meals. One visit and you'll understand the true meaning of Hakuna Matata

10. Dullstroom (Mpumalanga)

On the official Dullstroom website you are greeted with a message of the "Five F's": Flyfishing, fireplaces, fauna & flora, fine food and fresh air. That is, in a nutshell, the philosophy of Dullstroom and what you can come to expect during your stay here. We can't argue with this way of thinking and it definitely sounds like one of the best ways to spend a holiday.

It's the perfect spot for a romantic winter holiday as fireplaces are commonplace and the mist over the dams is quite a beautiful sight. During summer kids and parents will enjoy the many activities in this homely town that will make you feel welcome from the second you arrive.

Holiday Safety Tips
Resort Feature: Cayley Lodge
May 24, 2016

Cayley Lodge is located in the breathtaking central Drakensberg, overlooking the Cathkin Peak and Champagne Castle ranges, with the beautiful Bell Park Dam right on the grounds and forming the centre for many of the on-site activities. This modern lifestyle resort offers the opportunity of all the comforts of home combined with all the wonders of the mountains. Accommodation is in side by side chalets spread along the ridge, and they have magnificent views over the dam towards the mountains.

Whether you would like to go on a hike in the hills on foot or take a drive through the scenic nature the Berg has to offer- there is plenty to do at Cayley Lodge. Fish out of the dam, relax at the swimming pool or treat yourself to a few luxury spa treatments before curling up in front of a roaring fire. Parents in need of some relaxation can rest assured that the kids will be entertained by the planned on-site entertainment programmes and facilities available for children, including a games room and playground.

Book this dream destination today!

Holiday Safety Tips
Packing for a Winter Holiday
May 11, 2016

Packing the right items for a holiday can be a bit confusing, and more often than not, we end up taking more than what we really need! This is especially true when packing for a winter holiday. Space is a precious commodity so make sure you have enough room for souvenirs by ditching the bulky clothing. You can stay warm without having to pack an unwieldy jacket that not only takes up the entire bag, but is also only useful when it's really cold outside.

Whether you're going to a place where winters are mild or to a place prone to blizzards, packing certain essential items will help you enjoy your holiday. Hats are a no brainer. A good hat should cover your ears and at least a part of your neck. If you're going to be spending time outside, a lightweight, waterproof hat might be more suitable.

Scarves make fantastic winter warmers as well as fashionable accessories. A scarf will keep the chill off of your neck and shoulders without adding unnecessary bulk to your bag. The one heavy item that is non-negotiable is a sturdy pair of winter boots. There are many that can take on the rough, rugged outdoors and yet still look good enough to wear with your dinner outfit.

When it comes to layering, keep it simple. A light, long - sleeved shirt, a long-sleeved top and a jacket will have you covered. Other accessories you might want to take are polarised sunglasses, sunscreen (in winter? Absolutely!) and a lip balm. If there's one thing that can ruin your holiday, it's nasty windburn.

Happy packing!

Holiday Safety Tips
Holiday Safety Tips
April 15, 2016

Locally or abroad; peak time or out of season - it's important to put safety first when going on holiday. As the saying goes: "Better safe than sorry!"

Here is our list of a few things to keep in mind when going on holiday to ensure that you're safe.

Keep Your House Safe
If you have a trustworthy friend or family member, ask them to house-sit whilst you're on holiday. This is especially convenient if you have pets or a garden that needs maintenance. If not, ensure that your security company or local neighbourhood watch knows that you'll be away and ask them to keep an eye out for you. Don't forget to lock all doors and windows and to arm your alarm system. Consider replacing your outside lights with solar sensor bulbs that goes on during night. Also switch off your geyser and plugs (except the fridge and freezer!) to save on electricity.

Safety At The Beach
The number one rule at the beach is to listen to the lifeguards. Despite what many may think, lifeguards aren't there to stop you from having fun. They are there to keep the masses safe. Don't swim in areas contrary to the designated areas and don't swim at night.

Make sure that your children understand the rules and keep an eye on them at all times - whether they're in the water or playing with friends. It's helpful to dress your children in bright swimwear that is easily recognisable in a crowd. Don't forget the sunscreen either! The African sun is brutal - even during the cooler months. It goes without saying that consuming alcohol at the beach is not only illegal but extremely dangerous. You'll not only be a danger to yourself, but also to others.

Safety On Safari
Most of South Africa is malaria-free, but be cautious when travelling to areas where malaria is prevalent. Take your anti-malaria medication regularly and as prescribed by your doctor. When visiting national parks and game reserves in Limpopo and North Eastern South Africa keep in mind that although most areas are low risk malaria areas, take the necessary precautions.

When going for a game drive it's vital to not provoke the animals in any way or try to encourage them to come closer to you. This means no alcohol, loud music, smoking, hooting or shouting at the animals. Don't under any circumstances try and feed the animals and roll up your windows when driving through the park. Don't forget that you're in their territory, so treat the animals and their habitat with respect.

General Safety:
When you're in an area that you're not familiar with, be sure to not go out alone at night. Avoid wearing expensive jewellery and make sure that your valuables are locked up in the safe at the resort when you head out for the day. Most criminals are opportunistic and will take advantage of unassuming individuals. At the resort remember to lock your doors when you leave the unit or when you sleep. In some areas monkeys and baboons can enter your unit and cause havoc, so be sure to keep unwanted wildlife and criminals out by erring on the side of caution.

Holidays are about having fun, relaxing and escaping from the daily grind. However, letting your guard down or being complacent can put a serious damper on your holiday mood. Make sure to be safe when on holiday!

RESORT FEATURE: Monomotapa Village
RESORT FEATURE: Monomotapa Village at Legend Golf & Safari Resort
April 15, 2016

Part of a 22 000ha Big Five Game Reserve in Limpopo Province, Monomotapa Village, a lifestyle resort situated within Legend Golf & Safari Resort, treats you to a Safari experience that is second to none. A true African Adventure awaits you at this unique resort that sets new standards in exclusive tranquillity and it reflects the rich cultural legacy of this ancient part of Africa.

The luxurious interiors and world-class facilities will leave your feeling relaxed and refreshed at the end of your stay and wanting for more. The resort is only three hours from Johannesburg, in a malaria-free area.

Wildlife and Cultural
Lions roaring; Elephants trumpeting; Buffalos lurking in long grass; Rhinos standing stately under a thorn tree; Leopards prowling in the gathering darkness. Don't just read about these majestic beasts, come and see them for yourself! With numerous game drives, walks and horseback trails, you will experience the rich diversity of the wildlife in the area.

Restaurant, Sports & Entertainment
Choose from a selection of quality restaurants and bars on-site. Enjoy some on-site shopping or take a well-deserved break at the Health & Wellness Spa.

For The Golfers
Apart from the golf academy, driving range and 10 hole par 3 Tribute Course, Legend is also home to the unique "world-in-one" Signature Course where each of the 18 holes has been designed by a golfing legend. In addition, you can take the challenge of the world's most talked about and unique Par 3, the Extreme 19th. Set high up on the impressive Hanglip Mountain, the tee off is accessible only by helicopter and the ball is played to a green the shape of Africa some 400m below.

"Game Reserve, World Class Golf Course & Exciting Holiday Facilities - Your African Adventure Awaits"

Make sure to book your getaway today!

RESORT FEATURE: The Kingdom Resort
RESORT FEATURE: The Kingdom Resort
April 13, 2016

Wake up to a Pilanesberg sunrise and breathe in a truly unique African atmosphere when staying at The Kingdom Resort - a premier lifestyle resort complementing its natural surrounds. Here you'll be able to experience and embrace the tranquillity of the untamed and spectacular landscape whilst in the lap of luxury.

Inspired By Nature

Situated next to the Pilanesberg National Park, The Kingdom Resort is a stone's throw away from some of the most spectacular landscapes South Africa has to offer. This unique premier resort complements the area with its subtle African cultural theme and inspired architecture and allows you to experience and embrace the tranquillity of the untamed and spectacular landscape.

Entertainment Galore

A short distance from The Kingdom Resort is the internationally renowned Sun City complex, with its casino, golf course, live shows, restaurants, Valley of the Waves and a host of other activities. Make use of the complimentary shuttle service to Sun City and indulge in everything there is on offer.

On-site Fun For All

The Kingdom Resort is gearing up for even more action with the introduction of Go Karts and Segway Tours. Because there is a child inside everyone there are two Go Kart tracks - one for adults and one for children. For a slower, but fun-filled experience, they also offer Segways Tours.

To cool off on hot days, head over to the Splash Kingdom Waterpark or the beautiful rock-feature pool next to the Acacia Terrace Cafe. Here you can grab a light meal or drink and watch the sun set over the gorgeous landscape.

Don't Miss Out

The Kingdom Resort is rated as one of the best resorts in the Sun City/Pilanesberg Area by previous visitors on TripAdvisor. Book your next holiday or weekend away at The Kingdom Resort and experience it for yourself!

Must Do's When in The Northern and Central Drakensberg
Must Do's When in The Northern and Central Drakensberg
March 18, 2016

There is a reason why great men write about the mountains. There is a reason why John Muir famously mused "The Mountains are calling and I must go". The Drakensberg is an amazing holiday destination that has been hosting tourists for many years.

We've identified some activities that come highly-recommended in the Northern and Central Drakensberg that you should try out on your next stay in this area.

For The Adventurous:

There is no shortage of adrenalin-fuelled activities in the Drakensberg. If you want to get into a hot air balloon or if you want to do some mountain climbing Cliffhanger-style - there is a service provider that can make your wildest dreams come true. Perhaps you've always dreamed of going down the rapids at break-neck speed? Well, even that is possible. These are just a drop in the bucket for the adventure-seeker. The Northern Drakensberg is sure to satisfy your search for action and adventure!

For The Grown-Ups:

Without a doubt, music-lovers will not pass through this area without a visit to the Drakensberg Boys Choir. Let the youthful voices with their world-class performances carry you away. And who said that you need to visit Cape Town for a wine experience? Cathedral Peak Wines offer beautiful blends that come as the result of the combination of the soil and climate that the Berg brings.

For The Whole Family:

For kids who love critters, a visit to Dragon Rock Reptile Centre will be sure to send shivers down their spines! For something fun that is sure leave lasting memories, head to the trees for a canopy tour. For a complete and utter blast try a Segway Tour - it won't disappoint.

For The Hungry:

Whether it's Pizza, Chinese or food with a view, in the Berg there is a restaurant that will satisfy any palette. From bistro-style cafes to home-made farm stalls, you'll be able to eat your fill and gain a few kilo's that you can worry about after your holiday!

Whatever you like to do on holiday, get on the road that leads you to the Drakensberg and experience the rich history and fun-filled activities that these escarpments hold.

April 1st Pop a Balloon Day Sale: Don't Be A Fool And Miss Out!
April 1st Day Sale: Don't Be A Fool And Miss Out!
March 18, 2016

April 1st Pop a Balloon Day Sale: Don't Be A Fool And Miss Out!

Get yourself ready for our 1 April 2016 Day Sale (this is no April Fools' joke!).

Phone us on 0861 269 846 on 01 April between 08:00 and 17:00 to book and you'll be guaranteed to win between 20% and 60% off your total booking price. We will pop a balloon to reveal your prize! How much will you win!

Follow us on Facebook for more information on the upcoming Day Sale!


Terms and Conditions:

  • Competition is valid for bookings relating to April - June 2016 occupation.
  • Only one discount per customer.
  • Each discount will be picked at random by a consultant during the call booking, by popping a random balloon.

Get a feel for your next holiday on YouTube
Get a feel for your next holiday on YouTube
February 8, 2016

Planning your next holiday has just become a whole lot easier - you can now see it for yourself before even booking!

A selection of our resorts is available for viewing on YouTube so you can get a feel for the resort and start day-dreaming about your next holiday.

Get browsing and book today

A Variety Of Destinations
We don't want to spam you: tell us when you want to hear from us!
January 27, 2016

We all know how it feels to get a million and one emails and SMS's on a daily basis and we want to make sure that you hear from us only when and how you want to.

So, to prevent any unnecessary offers hitting your inbox OR if you want to make sure you're always aware of our latest and greatest specials, visit the Communication Preferences tab once logged in.

The Communication Preferences tab allows you to select what, when and how you want to receive information from us. You can opt in or out to receive any of the Monthly Newsletters, Specials or Last Minute Deals via email or SMS. So, simply login and tell us when you like to hear from us.

A Variety Of Destinations
10 Countries To Put On Your Bucket List
January 15, 2016

The world is vast and beautiful and there is more to discover than what an entire lifetime can offer us. However, there are some countries you should definitely put on your bucket list because of what they offer. Here is our suggestion of top 10 countries to visit.


The land down under - famous for the Bondi beaches, kangaroos, the Great Barrier Reef and Sydney Opera House. It's more than just a vast landscape - it's a cosmopolitan country where you'll find people from across the world, food to suit every taste bud and natural and man-made wonders that will leave you in awe.

Every traveller will find something in Australia to keep them entertained - whether it's an adventure in the Australian Outback, catching a wave on the Gold Coast or sightseeing in one of the many National Parks.

New Zealand

Better practice your Haka because that's what the land of the All Blacks is known for! This small country sure packs a punch when it comes to keeping its visitors entertained. For one, the landscape and scenery is picturesque and will fill you with wonder. Here you'll find lakes, mountains, glaciers and even volcanoes.

Don't think New Zealand is only for laid-back sightseeing holidays though. Go white water rafting in the Glaciers Region on the West Coast or perhaps black water rafting in the underground caves! On the West Coast you can also indulge in a full day of cave discovery. If you prefer the light of day, there are many hiking trails all over that will take you places no car can ever go.


Get ready for an attack on your senses. Here colours, traffic, people, spices and coffee will take you on a whirlwind of adventure. If you find yourself in Istanbul make sure to visit the Grand Bazaar, one of the largest and oldest, covered markets in the world. It covers 61 streets and has more than 30 000 shops - it's any tourist and shopaholic's dream!

For a cultural experience don't miss out on the Hagia Sophia and Blue Mosque. The architecture and history of these sites will astound you. Make sure to experience the natural wonder of Cappadocia with its popular "fairy chimneys". Many tourists experience this magical landscape from a hot air balloon. After a long day of sight-seeing, eating and discovery head down to a bath house for a steam and a scrub - an ancient tradition you don't want to miss out on!


Picture-perfect white beaches with crystal clear waters... the beaches of Thailand are that which fairy tales are made of. Whether you go island hopping or stick to one spot, there is much to take in of this beautiful country.

For those who enjoy a fresh culinary experience, head over to an eatery of choice and enjoy a seafood curry, a light soup, a Thai-flavoured omelette, sticky pork and rice, a green mango salad or one of the many rice-based desserts that you'll find on the menu. With fresh fruit readily available everywhere this might be one holiday where you're able to shed a few kilos!


No longer is Budapest just a song that George Ezra sings about. Hungary, and especially Budapest, is quickly becoming one of the most popular tourist spots in Europe.

For a touch of royalty, make sure to visit Buda Castle in Budapest. It has been likened to Versailles in Paris and with good reason. It is huge and rich in architecture and interior design. Other major attractions in Budapest include The Chain Bridge, Heroes Square and Andrassy Street. There are many operas and theatres to satisfy the cultural enthusiast.

For indulgence of a different sort visit Lake Heviz and Heviz Spa. These natural hot pools are not only soothing to physical ailments but are sure to revive even the most tired traveller.


This shouldn't come as any surprise. Italy has long since been one of Europe's most-visited destinations in no small part thanks to the fact that it's a historical and artistic dream. According to UNESCO Italy is home to 40% of all the art in the world! That is a staggering amount of riches that few other countries can even attempt to rival.

However, the birthplace of the Renaissance has much to offer every tourist - whether you're there for the art, the history, the romance, the food, the wine, the football or the countryside, Italy should be visited at least once. You'll be sure to return again and again.


If Italy is the art capital of Europe and France is the romance hotspot, then Spain is the party capital! Just think of the vibrant nightlife of Ibiza, Granada and Madrid. There is no shortage of beautiful beaches, beautiful people and beautiful meals in the country that also brought us Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali, Penelope Cruz and Raphael Nadal.

For those who want to experience some of the best beaches in Europe, head over to any of the beaches on Spain's 5000 miles of coastline. Some of the favourites include Ibiza, Costa Del Sol, La Concha or the Canary Islands. Here you'll be able to bask in the sun, go for leisurely strolls, tuck into some delicious Spanish street food (try the tapas and churros!) or have some fun in the water.


Brazil will put a smile on your face, a song in your heart and get your feet moving. It's a country of smiling people, festivals, great food, more than 2000 gorgeous beaches, spectacular natural beauty and a place where you can shop till you drop!

Whether you prefer the laid back attractions like a ride on an Amazon River Steamer or getting active in Rio de Janeiro, the Brazilian people will make you feel at home and at ease. Don't forget to try out the amazing selection of street food! Brigadeiros is Brazil's answer to the chocolate truffle and a must-try. Acaraje is a black-eyed pea deep-fried patty stuffed with prawns, cashew nuts and other goodies. There is much more to discover but one thing that is sure, is that Brazil will leave you exhilarated!

The Bahamas

Idyllic beach scenes come to mind when you think of the Bahamas. Even from space one can observe the familiar turquoise coloured waters that have made this a firm-favourite with holiday-makers from all walks of life.

Even though it's long since been painted as the ultimate in romantic getaways, it's also the perfect destination for families. Visit the Atlantis Paradise Island, a waterpark located on Paradise Island. Say "Ahoy Matey!" to The Pirates Museum and let your imagination run wild. Go fishing at Bimini Island which is well-known as the big game fishing capital of The Bahamas.


Step aside America, Canada made the list! For years Canada was not considered as a first choice in holiday destinations. However, the country that brings us maple syrup, ice hockey and the Niagra Falls is a gem when it comes to laid-back, country-inspired holidays.

For one, the scenery will blow you away. It's crisp, clear and untouched. Here you'll be able to snowboard, kayak and sightsee to your hearts delight. Holidaying next to one of the gorgeous lakes promises to meet the satisfaction of even the most discerning traveller.

Where will you go next or which countries are on your list of must-see places?

A Variety Of Destinations
A Variety Of Destinations
December 15, 2015

Did you know that Anytime brings you access to more than 160 resorts throughout Southern Africa? That's a lot of holidays and sightseeing to be done!

Whether you're looking for a place near the Kruger National Park, Sun City, Durban Beach Front, Addo Elephant Park or Table Mountain, we have a bed for you to sleep on. Whether you're looking for budget accommodation or something luxurious, we have a resort that will charm you. Whether it's just you or your entire family, we will accommodate you and make you feel welcome and relaxed!

Browse through our wide selection of resorts and book your next adventure! Also remember to keep an eye out on our discounted holiday deals. Sign up for our newsletters and like our Facebook page to be kept in the loop of our latest specials.

Tips for a Memorable Game Drive
Tips for a Memorable Game Drive
December 02, 2015

Whether you're doing a guided game drive or driving your own vehicle through a park, follow these tips to make your next game drive a memorable one:

  1. Binoculars and camera: you'll need a pair of binoculars to spot those extra special moments like a bird feeding her chicks or a watching a leopard devour his breakfast. Make sure your camera is charged, working properly and take an extra SD Card. Digital cameras with maximum optical zoom will be your best choice if you're not a professional photographer. Also carry a notebook and pen to write down interesting species or specific animals your ranger may point out to you.
  2. Pick the right clothes: Layer your clothes so that you can take some off if you're warm. Make sure you're comfortable and avoid white or bright colours. Long pants are recommended to protect you against mosquitos and ticks.
  3. Be sun-smart: Wear sunblock, sunglasses and sunhat when going for a day drive.
  4. Keep quiet: Avoid unnecessary noise that may scare the animals away. If you're doing a self-drive, turn the music down. Also make sure that your phone is on silent and that it won't disrupt the animals or your fellow game-watchers.
  5. Consider going on a guided night drive: Many animals are nocturnal and night time is when they come out to hunt.
  6. Don't try to get the animals' attention: Don't call the animals, stay in your car at all times and don't entice them with food. These are all things that can contribute to serious injuries and even death.
  7. Don't smoke: Not only will it disrupt your fellow game-watchers but a cigarette butt can cause a serious fire.
  8. Take a guidebook: A guidebook will help you to identify the different park species. When you're on a self-drive it'll also include maps of the routes to take.

What valuable tips do you have for going on a game drive?

Are You Ready To LEAP?!
Are You Ready To LEAP?!
December 02, 2015

Cayley LEAP is our brand new Entertainment and Activities Programme at Cayley Lodge. From now on you'll be able to pick from a range of exciting adventure activities to keep the adrenalin pumping - no matter what your age!

Currently we have a Go Kart dirt road track that will help you discover your inner Speed Racer. We also have a 200m long zipline so be sure to get ready for an exciting ride! There is also a 12m and 30m abseil rock that promises to be great fun. For the children there is an inflatable park where they can jump all day long to their hearts' delight.

We are looking forward to seeing our guests enjoy these great new facilities this coming holiday!

Holiday Budgets - Plan, Save and Still Have Fun!
Holiday Budgets - Plan, Save and Still Have Fun!
November 25, 2015

Whether you're going for a midweek stay to a remote destination or for an extravagant 14 day stay in an exotic destination of your choice, it's going to cost you money. And the last thing you want is to return home revived and energised until your next credit card statement arrives! Luckily there are clever ways of planning towards your next holiday and making sure that you have enough pocket money to make the most of your next getaway.

Know What it's Going To Cost

Make a list of what you'll need for your holiday - from the big things like petrol money or plane tickets to smaller details like a day trip to a theme park or a spa treatment. Do research on nearby attractions, call the resort about on-site facilities, and make a mock grocery shopping list. Don't forget to put some money aside for unplanned emergencies.

Open A Holiday Account

Once you know how much you need for your holiday, open a bank savings account where you can transfer money into when you have a little bit extra. You can even set up a debit order if you're serious about saving. Put the money in a short-term fixed deposit account to earn more interest. Set a goal for yourself and work towards it.

Do A Meal Plan

It's helpful to plan your meals in advance when staying at any of our self-catering resorts for a number of reasons:

  • It'll prevent you from over-packing.
  • You'll be able to split your budget better between what you'll need for groceries and restaurant bills respectively.
  • A lot of money is usually spent on snacking (a cool drink here; an ice cream there...). With proper planning you can pack and prepare for your family's snacking requirements during the day.

Get Your Children Involved

Explain to your children the importance of going on holiday to relax and saving their money. They can start saving their pocket money immediately and by helping with errands around the house, start earning a little more. Show them how much money they'll need for ice cream or the theme park and get them to pay for it themselves when you're on holiday. It's a great way to teach your kids about financial planning!

Audit Your Expenses

This may seem like the last thing you want to do on holiday, but keep a spreadsheet of your expenses. Enter each expense (keep your receipts!) so that you can see how your budget is keeping up. This will also help you plan towards your next holiday.

What tips do you have for saving towards your holiday? What financial planning tips have you received that has really helped you?

Don't Miss Out On Our Special Offers
Best Price Guarantee
November 11, 2015

We can all do with a bit of extra money, right? And especially when it comes to holidays because the extra cash means more fun whilst on holiday!

At Anytime Holidays we offer all our clients a guaranteed 10% best price guarantee. What does this mean? Simply put - if you find the same accommodation cheaper somewhere else, we will beat that price and give you a further 10% discount! That means that, without doubt, our clients will pay the best price for a specific resort. That's a great deal!

So, how do you go about it?

  • Send us the cheaper quote (it must be for the one of the Anytime Holidays promoted resorts, same dates and same unit size)
  • We'll match the price and discount it by a further 10%
  • Pack your bags and go on holiday!

For more information on this, call us on 0861 269 846 and click here to read the T&Cs.

Also remember to keep an eye out on our discounted holiday deals. Sign up for our newsletters and like our Facebook page to be kept in the loop of our latest specials.

Don't Miss Out On Our Special Offers
Don't Miss Out On Our Special Offers
October 28, 2015

Everyone needs a holiday now and again. But with the current economic situation one can't be blamed for thinking twice about whether or not a holiday is important.

The truth is holidays are important for many reasons:

  • It aids relaxation and decreases stress
  • We tend to be more active during holidays
  • We get to spend quality time with families and friends
  • Holidays (especially those in nature) aids deeper sleep
  • A change of scenery and experiences is beneficial for creativity levels

Don't let life and finances get in the way of your happiness, family-life and overall health.

Keep an eye out on our discounted holiday deals and go on the holiday you deserve. Sign up for our newsletters and like our Facebook page to be kept in the loop of our latest specials.

8 Common Mistakes People Make On Holiday
8 Common Mistakes People Make On Holiday
October 19, 2015

We've all made mistakes on holiday - from packing the wrong clothes to forgetting cell phone chargers. And haven't we all looked back on a holiday with a thought of "I should have..."? Prepare yourself properly for your next holiday and avoid these pitfalls:

Holiday Pitfall #1: Packing Too Much
You don't need five pairs of shoes for a two week holiday! A holiday is a time for rest and relaxation - you'll probably never need those extra pairs of heels or red cowboy boots. Pack a pair of boots, sneakers/comfortable walking shoes and informal shoes (sandals/ballet pumps/flip flops - depending on your style). The same goes for clothing. If you wear it to work, you probably won't wear it on holiday. Pack comfortable clothes that can take you from a day outing to an evening dinner.

Holiday Pitfall #2: Not Planning Well
Make checklists of everything you need to do and take note of any helpful destination specific advice when planning your holiday. Take the time and effort to get your plans in order, especially when it comes to:

  • Packing your bags
  • Preparing your self-catering meals
  • Finding out what you can and can't take across a border and into a different country
  • Border post operating times
  • Planning your budget
  • Travelling arrangements such as servicing your car before the journey, directions to your destination, check-in and check-out times, times of flights etc.
  • Activities - research some things to do in the area

Holiday Pitfall #3: Taking Pictures Of Everything
Cell phones, tablets and digital cameras have made it very easy to capture precious memories. However, don't get carried away with taking too many photos that you forget to take in the scenery, the environment, the people around you, the sounds, and most importantly, the people you're travelling with.

Holiday Pitfall #4: Doing Too Much Or Too Little
Don't be so busy on your holiday that you'll end up needing another holiday after you're done! But also don't waste the opportunity to take part in fascinating activities in the area. One outing per day is a good balance. Take it all in and make the most of everything you experience.

Holiday Pitfall #5: Not Taking Enough Spending Money
Be sure to spend some time on your holiday budget. Do some research on your destination and pen down some activities that you would like to do. Also make sure that you know what the activities cost and make provision for it.

Holiday Pitfall #6: Not Packing Medicine
Falling ill whilst on holiday is a sure way to destroy your budget. If you take chronic medication or if you have allergies, make sure to pack enough to last you throughout your holiday. Take some basic medicine for nausea, upset tummies, colds and pain as well.

Holiday Pitfall #7: Not Informing Your Bank That You're Travelling Internationally
Nothing is worse than being in a foreign country with a blocked credit card or limited withdrawals. Inform your banking institution ahead of time of your travelling plans and the dates you'll be out of the country. Ensure that you have the international emergency contact number of your bank in the event of a lost or stolen credit or debit card.

Holiday Pitfall #8: Not Getting Holiday Insurance
Many credit cards companies and banks offer free travel insurance especially for international travels. If you're travelling locally, make sure to enquire with your holiday provider about insurance options in case of an emergency.

We hope this will help you plan for your next holiday. What mistakes have you made on holiday that you have learned from?

Discover the romance of Suntide Qunu Lodge
UNESCO World Heritage Sites Of South Africa
September 21, 2015

Ask anybody why they would like to visit SA and they are likely to tell you that it's because of South Africa's diverse landscapes and rich cultural history. However, there is even more reason to tour SA as the country boasts eight natural World Heritage Sites as certified by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO).

UNESCO's World Heritage Programme focuses on preserving exceptional areas of importance to humanity and chooses a site for its cultural significance or natural beauty.

Make sure that you visit one of South Africa's Heritage Sites when staying close by or make a tour of it and stop over on your way to your destination.

Cradle of Humankind
Fossil Hominid Sites of Sterkfontein, Swartkrans, Kromdraai, and Environs
Gauteng, Limpopo and North West Provinces
S24 9 30.996 E29 10 36.984

The Cradle of Humankind is considered the birthplace of humankind. It's here where the famous, beautifully aged (2.3 million year old in fact!) Mrs Ples - a prehuman skull - was discovered. It's also the final resting place of Little Foot - an almost complete hominid skeleton from 4.17 millions years ago.

The world-renowned Sterkfontein Caves is home to the oldest and most continuous paleontological dig in the world. The site is massive - 47 000ha - and it's believed that it holds within its depths many more mind-blowing scientific discoveries. The World Heritage Site status the area now enjoys ensures that what is deep within its core will be protected and explored forever.

Mapungubwe Cultural Landscape
Limpopo Province
S22 11 33 E29 14 20.004

This landscape in Limpopo, where the borders between South Africa, Zimbabwe and Botswana meet, is the remnants of the ancient City Sate of Mapungubwe that existed about 1000 years ago. In 1933 large amounts of gold work was found and other indications showing that this city had an advanced knowledge of metal work and that they traded with countries as far as Arabia and China.

Mapungubwe Hill is a sandstone hill of about 30m high and 300m long. In its layers it holds the remnants of floors, burnt houses and household refuse. The hilltop was inhabited for about 70 years between AD1220 to AD1290. If history could speak it would come alive with an ancient metropolis - a society advanced for their time. The meaning of the name Mapungubwe - "place of the stone of wisdom" - testifies to this.

Robben Island
Western Cape Province
S33 47 60 E18 22 0

Robben Island became internationally well known as a place of imprisonment for many political prisoners, most notably Nelson Mandela, Tokyo Sexwale, Walter Sisulu, Mac Maharaj and Jacob Zuma.

From the 17th to the 20th centuries, Robben Island served as a place of banishment, isolation and imprisonment. Today the island is a touching reminder to the newly democratic South Africa of the price paid for freedom.

Vredefort Dome
North West and Free State Provinces
S26 51 36 E27 15 36

The Vredefort Dome came into existence 2023 million years ago causing this amazing 300km wide crater that stretches from Johannesburg to Welkom. Scientist have concluded that the meteorite that hit earth must have been approximately 10km in diameter and travelling at more than 36 000km per hour!

What makes it even more spectacular is that this is the biggest meteorite impact that geologists have found on Earth - it was twice the size of the meteorite that killed the dinosaurs 65 million years ago!

Cape Floral Region
Western Cape and Eastern Cape Provinces
S34 10 0 E18 22 30

Unesco declared the 553 000ha Cape Floral Region to be of "outstanding universal significance to humanity", describing it as "one of the richest areas for plants in the world". The outstanding diversity, density and endemism of the flora are among the highest worldwide. It boasts more than 8 500 plant species and is home to about 20% of the African continent's flora.

The heritage site comprises eight protected areas considered to be the most important examples of the Cape floral kingdom: Table Mountain, De Hoop Nature Reserve, the Boland mountain complex, the Groot Winterhoek wilderness area, the Swartberg mountains, the Boosmansbos wilderness area, the Cederberg wilderness area and Baviaanskloof.

iSimangaliso / Greater St Lucia Wetland National Park
KwaZulu-Natal Province
S27 50 20.004 E32 32 60

"iSimangaliso must be the only place on the globe where the oldest land mammal (the rhinoceros) and the world's biggest terrestrial mammal (the elephant) share an ecosystem with the world's oldest fish (the coelacanth) and the world's biggest marine mammal (the whale)" - Nelson Mandela

This area is indeed an astounding range of natural systems and includes dunes, swamps, coastal forests, rocky and sandy shores, coral reefs, canyons, grasslands, woodlands and wetlands! The park is 332 000ha and has 3 major lake systems, 8 ecosystems and 526 bird species to name but a few of the diversities of the area. The name iSimangaliso means miracle and wonder - aptly named indeed!

uKhahlamba / Drakensberg Park
KwaZulu-Natal Province
S29 22 59.988 E29 32 26.016

The mighty and famous Mountain Range of South Africa, The Drakensberg Mountains, stretches 200km long and is a sight to behold. Combining sheer natural beauty with a wealth of biological diversity, this 243 000ha mountainous region has been preserved for eons.

Covered in snow during the cold winter months and drenching you in its shadows during summer - the Berg is an awe-inspiring area with rivers, waterfalls, cliffs and rock art left behind by its previous inhabitants, the San. It's this barrier that separates KwaZulu-Natal from Lesotho and is aptly named uKhalamba (the Barrier of Spears) by the Zulu people.

Richtersveld Cultural & Botanical Landscape
Northern Cape Province
S28 36 0 E17 12 14

The 160 000ha Richtersveld Cultural and Botanical Landscape of dramatic mountainous desert is in north-western South Africa and has been the home of the semi-nomadic Nama people for the last 2000 years. In tune with the harsh environment, many of the Richtersvelders today are pastoralists, moving their livestock between stock posts with the changing of seasons. This is the last place in South Africa where pastoral people live on communal lands and one of the last remaining examples in the world of the transhumant Nama way of living.

Discover the romance of Suntide Qunu Lodge
Discover the romance of Suntide Qunu Lodge
September 4, 2015

Ixopo, a small town in the Southern Drakensberg, is famously described by Alan Paton in the opening lines of Cry, The Beloved Country. Paton writes: "There is a lovely road which runs from Ixopo into the hills. These hills are grass covered and rolling, and they are lovely beyond any singing of it."

Paton wasn't exaggerating and not much has changed. Suntide Qunu Lodge lies in the Southern Drakensberg foothills and overlooks vast panoramas of the valley below. In a word - magnificent!

If you're looking for a romantic breakaway for you and your partner, this is the ideal spot. During the warm summer months go for a hike and picnic near the Qunu Falls or discover the grounds on horseback. The peace and tranquillity that this area offer will surely spark the romantic fire. During the winter months you'll be able to snuggle up in front of the crackling fire with a glass of good wine.

The one bedroom, self-catering units are perfectly appointed for a quick weekend away or a longer retreat. The on-site restaurant and bar means you don't even have to lift a finger during your stay. Let the chef do all the work for you while you just relax and spend quality time with your loved one.

Prices range from R999 - R1299 per night during out of season periods. The price is for a one bedroom unit that sleeps two people. Make sure to book your getaway today!

What to pack for a self-catering holiday
What to pack for a self-catering holiday
August 24, 2015

Studies have shown that the time leading up to a holiday and planning for your getaway plays a major part in boosting your happiness and lowering your stress levels. Essentially this means that list-making and planning your holiday activities can be good for you!

So, to help you on your way to increased happiness, we've compiled a list of items to pack for your next holiday. Add this to your list of other things to pack.

Your Army Knife: You'll need this one for those big, juicy pieces of biltong that you'll be enjoying. You also never know when you may need to remove a splinter or open a stubborn can.

Two Point Plugs: Don't get caught with a flat cellphone or unable to dry your hair or shave your face. Pack