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Budget-friendly family Easter weekend getaways: Part 3

Fancy a road trip over Easter, but not sure where to go? Whether you are in the mood for coastal beach vibes or inland adventures, we’ve got something for everyone.

Before you hit the road, send your car for a service, make sure the tyres are in good shape and check your emergency kit is up-to-date and complete. 

Now, let’s start planning…these attractions in KZN, Limpopo and Mpumalanga, suggested by Tracker, are bound to inspire you to load the family into the car and start exploring:

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– Camping: Pack the braai grid, headlamps and marshmallows and make the most of going off grid and enjoying evenings under star-filled skies. We love Gibaland in Durban, where you can also enjoy loads of outdoor activities. 

– Nelson Mandela Capture Site: This is a cultural and historical exhibition that is situated at the site at which Nelson Mandela was apprehended for his anti-Apartheid activism acts in August 1952. The eye-catching sculpture at the Nelson Mandela Capture Site is made of 50 steel columns that are between six and 9.5 metres in height and cover a width of almost 30 metres. These have been cut by laser to form an image of the former president when viewed at the correct Angle. While you are there, going meandering in the Midlands, enjoy lady lunches and support local shops. 

– uShaka Sea World: For R99 you can explore the underground aquariums while meandering through a ship wreck. Prepare to be astounded by ocean water tanks populated with over 300 species of marine life and 10,000 sea creatures!



– Tzaneen: Home to Modjadji, the Rain Queen, this region is a lush haven of nature reserves featuring cycads and baobabs. With nicknames including “Land of Silver Mist” and “Tropical Garden Town “ you get an idea of its unspoilt beauty and why making a stop here is an absolute must.

– The Kruger Park: Visit the Park for the day with entrance fees ranging from just over R50 for children and R100 for adults. Do a self-drive adventure and take advantage of the scenery, wildlife and the designated picnic zones at one of South Africa’s most well-known parks.



– Feeling adventurous? Keep the blood pumping with a visit to The Big Swing in Graskop. With views for days, launching yourself off this waterfall will be something you will remember for a lifetime.

– Milly’s: If you find yourself in Mpumalanga, a popular pit stop is Milly’s. At the restaurant you can find all the usual farmstall fare, but it’s the trout that everyone speaks about. Try the popular trout pie, a trout sandwich or indulge in a cheese platter with trout pate.

– Photo opportunities at God’s Window: Gods Window forms part of a 250km long stretch of breath-taking cliffs. There is a small entrance fee to access the viewpoint and there are stalls and toilet facilities available making it the perfect place to stretch your legs and capture road trip memories.

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