20 More Getaways in South Africa for Under R350

Last year, we compiled a list of ” WhereToStay’s Top 20 Stays in South Africa for Under R350“, which was shared over 3000 times. So, we decided that we need to make another list, showing off some of the hidden gems that don’t require you to mortgage your house in order to be able to get away from it all.

 

African Olive Country Estate

Free State

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African Olive Country Estate is a privately owned establishment which forms part of the gateway to the Domeland – the Vredefort Dome World Heritage site – a natural wonder of ± 300 km in diameter, the result of 2km asteroid ( about the size of Table Mountain), that collided with earth some 2020 million years ago. The estate boasts 5 Ha of natural Domeland. They may not be positioned next to the mighty Vaal River however they do have the century old Vaal River Canal passing through the estate, offering you a peaceful tranquil country atmosphere. Enjoy the beauty of nature together with the farm animals such as cattle, chickens and guinea fowl.

From R320 per person per night

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Afrikaroo

Northern Cape

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Afrikaroo is situated on the farm Van Tonderskraal which is an operational sheep and goat farm. Cabins are private and each has its own little veranda where you can relax and enjoy the vast openness and tranquillity of the Great Karoo. The cabins are situated on a tributary of the Buffels River that only flows after heavy rains.

From R280 per person per night

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Arniston Seaside Cottages

Western Cape

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Arniston is a favoured subject for artists and movie-makers. It is here that the southern right whale can be spotted migrating to and from the Antarctic. Where dunes embroider endless beaches and rustic white-washed cottages overlook a deep blue sea. It’s out of this world. Close to the beaches are Arniston Seaside Cottages, a cluster of impressive luxury thatch roof cottages, emphasising the unique personality of Arniston itself.

From R300 per person per night

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Auberge le Fleur

Gauteng

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This stately family home was built in 1920, with soaring moulded ceilings, original wooden floors and large spacious rooms. Each room has an ambience of its own conveying a different feel in both furnishing and colour. It is an owner-run guest house, offering luxury accommodation and warm hospitality in a peaceful environment. All the rooms offer old-fashioned comfort combined with modern conveniences, and each room has a door leading onto the garden and private patios overlooking the garden.

From R285 per person per night

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Badensfontein

Western Cape

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Baden is a beautiful farm amidst peaceful and tranquil surroundings in the Baden Valley. Situated only 5km outside Montagu, a village on the scenic R62, it is the ideal place to relax and enjoy nature. Guests are encouraged to wander around the farm and can enjoy long relaxing walks through vineyards and amongst Klein Karoo Fynbos. The farm is close to the therapeutic hot pools of Montagu Springs. They have four fully equipped, luxury self catering cottages and Badensfontein is a lovely camping site for those seeking a close-to-nature experience.

From R250 per person per night

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Bateleur Guesthouse

Northern Cape

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If you are a visitor to Kimberley and would like clean, homely accommodation without paying too much, look no further than Bateleur Guest House. They offer warm South African hospitality and personal service. The rooms are individually decorated and furnished with modern conveniences.

From R350 per person per night

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Brisan on the Canals

Eastern Cape

Brisan on the Canals

Nestled on the incredible and unique tidal St Francis Bay canal system, Brisan B&B on the Canals is the ideal accommodation venue to experience the wonders of the beautiful village of St Francis Bay. While the uniformity of the style in St Francis Bay lends itself to the graciousness of the area, every house is individual and commands attention.

From R275 per person per night

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D’Vigne Lodge

KwaZulu-Natal

D'Vigne Lodge

This classic Victorian home was built in 1903 and beautifully restored with original pressed ceilings and sash windows. The main house has six bedrooms, which are all en-suite. Greytown is the gateway to the battlefields route. They have a private game lodge within twenty minutes of the B&B which offers a day trip including game drives, walks, trails, bird watching and fishing, it has a restaurant and pool overlooking a stunning valley. Merthley Lake and Lilani Hot Springs are also within easy reach.

From R300 per person per night

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Emoya Estate

Free State

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This 270 hectare Game and Nature Reserve is located in a pristine natural setting and offers visitors ‘Superior Accommodation’ as rated by the AA. Emoya Estate has the perfect venue and accommodation just for you, with the option of staying in the luxurious Basotho Village Hotel, Or alternatively staying in a unique African Village chalet all within the safety of this private game reserve environment. Enjoy a breath-taking sunset with a glass of wine or sit next to a crackling fire in the bush lapa, gazing at the stars and listening to a black jackal’s call or the roar of a lion.

From R240 per person per night

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Greystone Lodge

Mpumalanga

Greystone Lodge

Greystone Lodge offers three star accommodation and facilities on a private nature reserve in the Mpumalanga Highlands. Within easy reach of the Blyde River Canyon, Pilgrim’s Rest and Kruger Park, it is an ideal base for touring and a perfect location for a quiet break from the city. The accommodation at Greystone Lodge consists of one, two and three-bedroom self-contained chalets. All have extensive views over the property and dam.

From R330 per person per night

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Ironwood Lodge

KwaZulu-Natal

Ironwood Lodge

The relaxed atmosphere at Ironwood is created through warm hospitality, spacious well equipped accommodation and the tranquil indigenous garden. The unspoilt beaches are a playground during the day, at night the sound of the waves is a potion for sleep. Garden fresh fruit is served daily as part of a substantial breakfast consisting of cereals, including homemade muesli, egg bacon and tomato, yoghurt, tea coffee and toast.

From R300 per person per night

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Kossan Private Game Reserve

Northern Cape

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The reserve is 1000ha in size and is dominated by “Vaalbos” (Camphor bush) Savanna. Accommodation is in 5 thatched chalets all with en suite bathrooms. The camp has 2 separate kitchen facilities which determine that there can only be 2 groups of guests in the camp at any given time. The camp also has a main lodge building which offers guests a lounge with television and a pool table. There is also a small swimming pool to cool down in during the hot summers. The reserve is home to 14 different antelope species and also warthog and zebra.

From R350 per person per night

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Ou Werf Farm Cottage

Mpumalanga

Ouwerf Country Cottage

Experience country living at its best. This is a homely, spacious and fully equipped self-catering cottage with the Vaal River meandering lazily along the perimeters of the farm, inviting you to relax and enjoy a truly quiet & peaceful farm holiday.

From R100 per person per night

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Pinella Farm Cottage

Limpopo

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One word: magical. Think Hansel and Gretel Cottage, but fortunately without the witch. The view from the braai area alone is well worth the visit! The cottage itself is very quaint and well decorated. This charming getaway is fully equipped and self-catering, which can accommodate 4 to 7 people. A row boat is available for use on the dam.

From R170 per person per night

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Place On The River

Eastern Cape

Place On The River

Situated on the banks of the Kowie River – this ‘heritage’ home, sheltered from the prevailing wind, is within walking distance from the city centre. The area hosts an abundant variety of bird life. A variety of Water Birds are always present, as well as a number of Kingfisher species – very busy along the riverbank in their quest to catch a fishy snack. With easy access to the river, the accommodation facility offers a variety of boating and riverside activities including good fishing, pumping for bait and related river pursuits. Guests have private use of the large, sheltered verandah , 22m from the riverbank, and the expansive front lawn.

From R200 per person per night

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Saamrus Guest Farm

Gauteng

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Saamrus Guest Farm is situated in a woodland valley between a tranquil stream and the foothills of the ancient Magaliesberg. They offer comfortable and charming self catering farm cottages surrounded by 500 hectares of unspoiled nature, bird life and walking freedom. This is the ideal getaway for nature lovers and hikers. A special pet welcome awaits all breeds of socialised and house-trained dogs – even cats and caged birds will feel at home. Each cottage has a fenced garden to keep your pets safe while you take a nap or generally indulge in some human-only relaxation.

From R300 per person per night

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Thaba Lapeng Guest Farm

Free State

Thaba Lapeng

Thaba Lapeng is a Sotho word which means “residence against the hill”.The farmhouse is indeed situated against a hill, only 12 kilometers from Clarens in the eastern Free State and enjoys magnificent panoramic views of the mountain ranges surrounding Clarens and towards Fouriesburg. Enjoy the serenity and view of Thaba Lapeng from your patio or the top of the hill behind the house – the latter for a 360 degree clear view of the area, which include the Maluti Mountains in Lesotho. The farm is situated next to a game farm and is also suitable for bird viewing.

From R250 per person per night

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The House of Green & Blue

Eastern Cape

The House of Green & Blue

The House of Green & Blue has great view of the sea and coastal forest, and is situated in a secure quiet country estate, which has direct access to the beach. The house has three self catering guest suites. The suites have separate entrances and are part of an architect designed house which is sited directly adjacent to a greenbelt conservancy area with various types of buck, genets, and mongoose as your friendly neighbours and resident fish eagles nesting in the valley.

From R300 per person per night

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Waterkloof Guest House

Western Cape

Waterkloof

Waterkloof Guesthouse, a free range ostrich farm, is situated in the scenic vastness of the Southern Cape, near Swellendam and Heidelberg. This is arguably one of the finest commercial farms in the Heidelberg district and has been in the family for seven generations. Guests are invited to accompany Hannes around the farm on a guided tour to experience the mating and breeding of the birds. The main house contains various family heirlooms. The interior speaks of days gone by mixed with a unique artistic feeling. Guests can indulge in the luxury of ostrich leather chairs and comfortable couches while studying the hand painted panels on the walls of one of the living rooms. This room invites the sunlight and garden into the interior via a charming bay window.

From R320 per person per night

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Zvakanaka Farm

Limpopo

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This cool spot in the Soutpansberg mountains is perfectly situated, both for people wanting an easily accessible destination for a tranquil escape, and for those who need a base from which to explore the richly diverse surroundings. There are numerous trails cut on the farm and, depending on how much energy you want to exert, you can either take gentle strolls or more serious walks to the very top of the mountain where there are stunning views in all directions.

From R225 per person per night

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6 thoughts on “20 More Getaways in South Africa for Under R350

  1. Thank you for giving us some reasonable priced places to stay when away. These places look lovely, will definitely be giving them a call when I do my road trip from Durban to CPT, along the coast again.

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