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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WhereToStay’s Top 20 Stays in South Africa for Under R350

Here at WhereToStay, we get to see thousands of amazing properties, but every now and again we see some that are awesome value for money and look incredible at the same time. There’s no point in us keeping these gems a secret, so we’ve gone and chosen our Top 20 “good value for money” stays. You’re welcome.


Pat Busch Mountain Reserve, Breede River Valley, Western Cape

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You have retreats, and then you have the retreat from retreats. Pat Busch Mountain Reserve is so serene that arriving is a stark reminder of how twisted you were, and leaving feels like a separation from self. So quiet and tranquil, with a stream nearby the cottage, vineyards right next to you, cow paddocks, amazing hiking trails into the mountains, a gorgeous dam and an indoor fireplace. A real treat! The perfect break from a hectic city life. Go!

Price: R310 per person sharing

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