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Book that weekend! Here are some of our fave places…

Let’s face it, getting back to work and school after a long holiday can be a bit of a downer. Why not ease yourself in by grabbing a calendar, taking note of the public holidays and booking a few weekends away to give yourself something to look forward to!


Situated in the rolling hills of Nottingham Road in the KZN Midlands, Fordoun is an award winning five-star boutique hotel converted from a farmyard into a relaxing spa and gastronomic getaway. Offering luxuriously appointed suites, some with expansive views of the Drakensberg range, friendly service, and a superior fine dining Skye Bistro, Fordoun Farm Village offers self-catering cottages, a chapel, wedding venue and a cricket field!
An ideal getaway for families, groups and even pets!
Details: 033 266 6217, [email protected]


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Hartford House is the perfect getaway in the Midlands. It is renowned for being the only world-class hotel on a world-class stud farm, offering a tranquil break-away with exquisite food, beautiful gardens, relaxing environments and a host of activities including informative stud tours, exciting bird trips and exploratory trail runs.
Details: 033 263 2713


A private villa overlooking Jozini dam in a Big 4 Game reserve. This luxurious homestead comes with a guide, game drive vehicle and boat for tiger fishing or boat cruises on the Jozini dam. It’s the perfect family safari destination, just three hours from Durban.
Details: www.tandweni.co.za Email: [email protected], 083 626 6001


Let the beauty and unhurried pace of country life inspire your plans for 2020! Gift each other with two restful nights in the Drakensberg, including healthy dinner, bed and breakfast meals and a sumptuous riverside picnic lunch. Trail walks, massages and peace and quiet are an added bonus! R1265 per person per night, all inclusive! T&C’s apply. Details: Umzimkulu River Lodge, Underberg, [email protected],


Escape the hustle of everyday life with a romantic weekend away at the beautiful Fern Hill Hotel in the Midlands this Valentine’s Day! Celebrate with your loved one as you enjoy the Valentine’s dinner (in the romantic ballroom), which includes drinks on arrival, a plated starter, buffet dinner and live music by Charles Webster. Dinner is from 6pm, R280 per person. Fern Hill Hotel is the ultimate country escape!
Details: 033 330 5071, www.fernhillhotel.co.za

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