Have you planned your end of year holidays yet? If not, then best you get booking!
Here are just a few of our favourite places to choose from . . .
Ndaka Safari Lodge
Conveniently situated between Johannesburg and Durban, Ndaka Safari Lodge is the perfect meeting place for family and friends. Nestled in Nambiti Private Game Reserve near Ladysmith, Ndaka is a fully-catered, family-friendly haven where children can experience the wonder and excitement of the African bush. Nambiti is blessed with a great biodiversity of habitat and wildlife, giving guests an excellent chance of seeing the Big Five and a menagerie of game and birds. Ndaka’s skilled field guides track game in open vehicles by day and night for an unforgettable safari experience.
Details: 036 940 0087, [email protected], www.ndaka.co.za
Belfast Guest House
Think about time spent with family in a house in the mountains with finishes to spoil. Absorb the sky and space, walk, inhale a fresh Spring, bask alongside a gentle river and listen to… nature. Outside cooking at sunset with mountains to fill the view. Sleeps 9, covered verandah, bar, DSTV, Wi-Fi, friendly service. Close to the R617 and convenient for exploring all that Underberg has to offer.
Details: Samantha: 082 788 3902, [email protected],
Rain Farm Game & Lodge
Experience a real taste of Africa just 15 minutes inland from Ballito (and a mere 30 minutes from King Shaka International Airport). Rain Farm Game & Lodge is tucked away between rolling hills and sugar cane fields, boasting a 300-hectare wildlife sanctuary that is both ruggedly beautiful and rich in adventure. A paradise for nature lovers, the bird life is prolific and guests can enjoy sightings of a variety of plains game including giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, ostrich, nyala and eland from the privacy of a romantic tree top tent overlooking the tranquil Umhlali River. Day visitors are also welcome.
Details: 032 815 1050, www.rainfarm.co.za, [email protected]
Steeped in history and situated on the renowned Summerhill Race Horse Stud farm, Hartford House is the only world-class hotel on a world-class stud farm in the world. Its location near Mooi River allows guests to explore the Midlands Meander and the hotel has a wide variety of activities on offer. It’s also child friendly. A foodies’ delight, the Hartford House restaurant is ranked amongst the top five in South Africa and has won numerous awards. This is also the perfect location to host incredible functions, celebrations, weddings and conferences (a variety of packages are available).
Details: 033 263 2713, [email protected], www.hartford.co.za