We’re already halfway through the year and if you haven’t planned or booked your December holiday yet, it’s time you do! With so many beautiful destinations right on our doorstep, it couldn’t be easier to plan a beach, bush or berg family getaway …


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 walks.
Details: 033 263 1081, [email protected] (Photo credit): Hilary O’Leary

Break away from the cracking pace of bustling modern day living and embrace the tranquillity, serenity and fresh country air that is Bosch Hoek. Surrounded by glorious countryside and boasting a beautifully appointed, luxury bed and breakfast lodge, as well as South Africa’s number one 9-hole golf course, Bosch Hoek is a must-visit destination. Indulge yourself and book your stay at Bosch Hoek.
Details: 076 792 5288, [email protected], www.boschhoek.co.za

Situated within the mFulaWozi Wilderness Reserve, you will have time to relax, regenerate, rediscover – and truly enjoy this oasis of exclusivity created for the discerning traveller. With seven luxury suites and two-family units, the lodge is nestled on the embankment of the White iMfolozi River and commands magnificent views of the unsurpassed wilderness. Situated in the birthplace of the Zulu nation, it offers a unique combination of wildlife, history, culture and wilderness found nowhere else in Africa.
Details:  079 474 1817, [email protected], www.mfulawoziwilderness.com

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If you’re seeking that elusive reconnection with nature in one 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


Details: 078 396 9391, 079 107 5273 E:[email protected], www.hluhluwebushcamp.com


Utshwayelo Kosi Mouth Lodge & Camp is situated at the entrance to the Isimangaliso Wetland Park and Kosi Bay Mouth, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It takes its name from the 700-year-old fish kraals, celebrating the traditions and culture of the Thonga people and is a wonderful community partnership project of skills sharing and purposeful living. Kosi Mouth Lodge offers accommodation options to suit every pocket, from camping to glamping in their luxury Tusker Suites. Guests can choose to self-cater or enjoy bed and breakfast, half or full board.
Details: Utshwayelo Kosi Mouth Lodge & Camp, 082 909 3113, [email protected], www.kosimouth.co.za

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