If you’re jolly lucky, you’ll have already visited Brahman Hills in the heart of the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands. This spot, in the 1000 hectare Blue Crane Reserve, has for a while been a top choice for weddings, conferences and idyllic country escapes. Now the 4-star destination has just added a new option we can’t wait to experience … Springholm Cottages. Just four-and-a-half kms from the hotel, these cottages are self-catering, but you’re close enough to the main venue to enjoy, if you wish, the extensive facilities – we’re talking two great restaurants, two lovely chapels (the Glass Chapel overlooking a lake, and the new Valley View Chapel, built partially underground), a purpose-built venue for conferences and private functions, and a state-of-the-art spa (trust us, you’ll want to book something relaxing and pampering here). If you can bear to leave, you can visit the Midlands Meander and the neighbouring The Windmills Kitchen. Details: brahmanhills.co.za or 033-266-6965.
We’re giving one reader the chance to take a partner for a two-night, midweek break in one of these new self-catering Springholm Cottages at Brahman Hills. The prize, on a bed and breakfast basis, includes a dinner at 89 on Copper. To enter, simply visit Get It National Magazines on Facebook, like our Springholm Spoil post, and tag a friend. Entries close August 25.