Accommodation & Itinerary shortlist incorporating the interest: Weekend Mini Break

These hand-picked stays are ideal for a quick weekend break-away. Most of them are also not further than a 2 hours drive from the big city centres like Cape Town, Bloemfontein, Durban, Johannesburg, Pretoria, Windhoek, etc.

This shortlist includes ALL properties and itineraries in South Africa & Namibia (with reference to your chosen interest). For a specific AREA/ TOWN search, please click here…

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Pat Busch Cottages

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Pat Busch Private Nature Reserve, Bergplaas & Bergendal Farms, Klaasvoogds West, 15km from the town Robertson, Western Cape, South Africa

Pat Bush is the perfect natural escape at the foothills of the majestic Langeberg Mountains. It is the ideal location to get away from it all and a hideaway (self-catering) retreat for families & nature lovers. You will want to book your stay here to explore the spectacular scenery and unspoilt fauna & flora with trails along streams, wooded kloofs, valleys and dams…

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Enjo Nature Farm

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65 km outside Clanwilliam (N7) towards Wupperthal (R364), Cederberg, Western Cape, South Africa

You will find Enjo Nature Farm far off the main tourist tracks in the wild and unspoiled Biedouw Valley of the Cederberg mountains. The valley is known for its incredible beautiful landscape. It is recommended to stay in of of their romantic chalets next to the river, enjoying privacy and great views at the Paardeberg mountain. Enjoy this quiet beauty with millions of stars at night….

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Soverby Guesthouse

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Off the R44 - Between Stellenbosch and Somerset West on the Annandale Road, Cape Winelands, Western Cape, South Africa

Soverby Guesthouse is a family- and owner-run guesthouse with a greater focus on relationship than profit. Come and indulge your entire being in country splendor and genuine hospitality. Yesteryear’s wine cellars have been transformed to provide refined living for the Honeymoon Couple, the Lone Traveler, a Family or small groups exploring the Cape Winelands together.

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Hochland Nest

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Central Namibia, 49km Outside Windhoek (C26) towards Swakopmund (D1418-Boshua Pass)

Shaded by camelthorn trees, the lodge is testament to the ingenuity of an eco-friendly design. The Lodge is cozy and intimate with friendly staff providing attention to each and every guest. Breathtaking views will inspire your soul…

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Cliff Lodge

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6 Cliff Street, De Kelders (Close to Gansbaai), Overberg Region, Western Cape, South Africa

Set on cliffs right above the sea with breathtaking views, Cliff Lodge (in Gansbaai/ De Kelders) boasts in Luxurious, individually decorated bedrooms with sea views that open onto outside patios. The wild, beautiful ocean of this area offers a unique eco-experience – this is truly the Kruger National Park of marine tourist attractions in South Africa! Experience an Ocean Safari like no other, with Great White Sharks, a variety of whales, Cape fur Seals, dolphins, and extensive bird and fish populations…

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Angala Boutique Hotel & Guest House (Cathbert Country Inn)

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Klapmuts/ Simondium Rd (Off Route R45), Entrance on “Vrede & Lust Wine Estate”, Simondium area, 20km outside Franschhoek, Cape Winelands, South Africa

Cathbert is centrally situated in the heart of the Cape Winelands and in close proximity to the gourmet capital of South Africa. They are equally renowned for their delicious gourmet meals, fine wines, breathtaking views and warm caring service. Cathbert has an outstanding reputation affording you an exceptional experience. They proud themselves in many local [...]

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Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat

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Cederberg Mountains, 270km north of Cape Town, Clanwilliam, Western Cape, South Africa

This extraordinary haven, nestled at the foothills of the Cederberg Mountains, is the ideal wilderness getaway to escape, restore and relax. The reserve is a natural playground for those who want to reconnect with themselves and the essence of life, with wide open plains, mystical rock formations, crystal clear water falls, and an abundance of flora and fauna. The spa is also a sanctuary to wellness, well-being and holistic healing, where restorative treatments are complemented with unique products made from indigenous rooibos, flowers and plants…

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Inverdoorn Lodge (&Cape Cheetah Conservation)

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R356, Sutherland Road Farm, Ceres-Karoo, Western Cape, South Africa

Inverdoorn, home to the Cape Cheetah Rehabilitation programme, offers once-in-a-lifetime authentic experiences: Top class, genuine Karoo hospitality in beautiful accommodation, educational game drives in the open veldt and some opportunities to get up close and personal with a number of wildlife…

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