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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15 South African Instagramers to Follow in 2016

Looking for some inspiration for the new year?

Well, we have some right here. 

 

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“I AM CAPE TOWN” Brendon Wainwright is an adventure photographer and time-lapser. His Instagram account is perfection.

 

craighowes

Craig Howes describes himself as “The Earth’s photographer”. Earth was not available for comment as this time, but we’re pretty damn sure she is flattered.        

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Travel Hacks 101

We know that packing to go on your trip can be daunting…

Baggage overweight, not enough space in the car, jewelry getting lost and tangled, having to sit on your bag to close it… fear not, we’ve got you covered! 

 

Introducing “Travel Hacks 101” 

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Thread your necklaces through a straw – now you don’t have to spend 87 hours untangling.

 

If you’re going for a walk on your holiday and don’t want to take a bag with you, empty the contents of  a lip ice container, roll up some money and voilà! Small, easy to store, and safe!

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Natural Rock Pools in South Africa That Will Change Your Life!

Nothing beats a swim on a scorching hot South African day! Except, perhaps, a swim in a pool that was made by Mother Nature herself. 

 

Tonquani

Where: Magaliesberg, Gauteng

It’s all too easy to dismiss the Magaliesberg as an insignificant row of hills, but mountaineers know and revere its hidden forests and criss-crossing gorges, each a wonderland of hanging gardens, quartzitic walls, waterfalls and boulder-flanked pools. Best of all is Tonquani, the home from home of Gauteng rock climbers and nature lovers.

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Info: 018 397 1500 / 014 534 0114 / www.tourismnorthwest.co.za / owen@mountain-sanctuary.co.za

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Tierkloof Pool

Where: Kgaswane Mountain Reserve, Rustenburg

Stop at the top of the Tierkloof in the Kgaswane Mountain Reserve at Rustenberg and make your way down to the rock pools. Formed in the quartz above the Tierkloof Waterfall, they are like private spa baths with spectacular views.

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Info: 014 533 2050 / www.tourismnorthwest.co.za/kgaswane-mountain-reserve  / marcusl@mweb.co.za

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