Affordable Easter Holiday Destinations for South Africans
As Easter weekend approaches, many of us are looking for the perfect getaway to relax, recharge and mark the occasion with loved ones. Luckily, there are plenty of affordable destinations to choose from that cater to both couples and families with children. Whether you're looking for a beach escape, a cultural experience or a nature retreat, South Africa has it all. Here are some top picks for affordable last minute Easter getaways.
You may wonder what there is do in the Namaqualand outside of the flowering season – but the answer is a resounding ‘plenty!’. The Namaqualand is a great place to clear your mind and escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Pedal among the oryx at the Goegap Nature Reserve or hike the Silversands Trail on the edge of the Atlantic. With open skies and undisturbed natural landscapes, Namaqualand also makes for amazing stargazing in the evening. When night falls, gather your kids and gaze up at the vast sparkling sky to see what famous constellations you can spot.
Where to stay: 4* Naries Namakwa Retreat
This retreat lies on the edge of the Spektakelberg between Springbok and Kleinzee. It offers guests a unique experience and spectacular scenery. Naries is well positioned for exploring the greater Namakwa Region from the Richtersveld in the North to the shipwrecks in the West, and during the wild-flower season, they are right where the action is. Three accommodation options offer everything from luxurious romantic settings to classic rooms and self-catering family cottages.
Hermanus is a charming seaside town located just a short drive from Cape Town. It's known for its stunning whale watching opportunities, which can be enjoyed from the shore or on a boat tour. In addition to whale watching, Hermanus offers a variety of outdoor activities such as hiking, beachcombing and wine tasting. For couples, a romantic stroll along the cliffs with breathtaking ocean views is a must.
Where to stay: AfriCamps at Stanford Hills
This camp is set on a boutique wine farm in Stanford, an exciting slow food destination with chefs serving an array of fresh and locally produced food. There are 5 glamping tents situated on the foothill of the Klein River Mountain range overlooking a dam and the Stanford Valley. This foodie delight is only a fifteen-minute drive from Hermanus and can be reached from Cape Town in two hours. Stanford Hills Estate is fast becoming one of the area's most popular attractions.
When thinking about Kwa-Zulu Natal, long stretches of beach come to mind, but beyond the beaches, there are plenty of things to do and incredible sights to see if you choose to make this your last-minute getaway for Easter. Take a stroll through the Durban botanic gardens, go on a safari tour or cruise the Durban Point Waterfront Canals.
Where to stay: Road Lodge Umhlanga Ridge
Affordable, convenient and comfortable, the hotel is within easy walking distance of the Gateway Theatre of Shopping and close to the beach and a range of businesses.
Franschhoek is a treat for both families with kids and couples. Go hiking, visit museums, take scenic drives, indulge in relaxing spas or treat your taste buds to delicious new flavours from nearby restaurants. Franschhoek makes for an amazing Easter weekend getaway – with something for everyone.
Where to stay: LÉrmitage Franschhoek Chateau & Villas
On the slopes of the prestigious Fransche Hoek Estate, adjacent to Mont Rochelle Nature Reserve and Haute Cabriére, lies this stunning haven. Take advantage of their in-room treatments, gorgeous swimming pool and babysitting services.
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These are just a few of the many affordable Easter holiday destinations that South Africa has to offer. Whether you're looking for a romantic getaway or a fun-filled family adventure, give us a call and we’ll make your perfect Easter weekend escape a reality. So, pack your bags and hit the road this Easter weekend for a well-deserved break!