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What better way to start the new year than by planning ahead and booking your weekends away in advance? It’s always good to have something to look forward to and we have such a wonderful choice of local getaway destinations on our doorstep. We’ve taken the liberty of rounding up some of our favourite spots!

PHOTO CREDIT: Michael Steward Photography

The newly renovated Hartford House Hotel is the perfect getaway in the Midlands. It is a tranquil break-away that offers exquisite food, beautiful gardens, excellent service and a relaxing environment … as well as a host of activities including informative stud tours, birding, cycling and exploratory trail runs. Details: 033 263 1081, [email protected]

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Umngazi Hotel & Spa is a beautiful beach resort on the Wild Coast in the Eastern Cape. It is a truly relaxing escape for those looking to spoil and reconnect with their loved ones while making life long memories. Go and experience Umngazi together in a safe and COVID-compliant environment.
Details: [email protected], 047 564 1115/6/8/9, www.umngazi.co.za, @umngazi

If you love the idea of camping, but not the actual ‘sleeping on the floor in a tent’ part, then perhaps glamping is more your style! Hluhluwe Bush Camp is situated on a private farm and has five luxurious self-catering glamping tents, two adventure tents and 4×4 camping facilities. Overlooking False Bay, it a 25-minute drive from the Hluhluwe/Imfolozi Park. Details: www.hluhluwebushcamp.com, 078 396 931, 079 107 5273 [email protected]

If you’re seeking that elusive reconnection with nature in some of South Africa’s most exquisite locations, look no further. Pondo Beach Camps, positioned along Pondoland’s pristine coastline on the Wild Coast, offer the perfect sanctuary to reconnect with nature and a much-needed digital detox. The eco-camps each consist of 12 en-suite units, communal thatched boma area with all that’s needed for a truly memorable self-catering getaway. Details: [email protected], [email protected], 031 536 8005, www.pondobeachcamps.co.za

A great base from which to explore the Zululand game reserves, take a boat cruise or tiger fish on Lake Jozini. Relax around the pools and gardens or treat yourself to a pampering spa treatment. Whether it’s for a change of scenery, taking the kids away for some family time or for a romantic treat, the Ghost Mountain Inn in Mkuze is the ideal weekend getaway. Details: www.ghostmountaininn.co.za [email protected]
035 573 1025, 064 664 6495, FB: @ghostmountain IG: @ghostmtn Twitter: @ghostmtn 

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