Budget Savers in August
Thinking about taking a well deserved break in August? Here are some “hot” specials to help you shrug off the Winter blues (valid August 2009). Remember the public holiday on Monday the 10th … that long weekend could be just the rejuvination you need.
If you’re thinking about heading to Cape Town, Inn With A View on Kloof Nek above the City Bowl offers breathtaking views of Table Mountain and the city below and a 25% discount on accommodation. All rooms have stunning panoramic views of the mountain, so go ahead and treat yourself.
Head out of Cape Town to Franschhoek (just a 45 minute drive) and enjoy a 3-night weekend plus 1 round of golf or a 4-night stay plus 2 rounds of golf at Pearl Golf Lodges. Pearl Valley Golf Estate was recently rated the ‘5th Best Golf Course in South Africa’, by Golf Digest and received a ‘5 Star Golf Experience’, by Compleat Golfer. But even if you’re not a golfer, these stylish self-catering Lodges in magnificent surrounds, with Franschhoek (the food and wine capital of South Africa) and Paarl at your doorstep, are sure to appeal.
Between Cape Town and the Garden Route, in the picturesque town of Swellendam, the 5-star graded De Kloof Luxury Estate offers romantic old-world charm with the luxury of all modern conveniences. Enjoy a very special 2-night Romantic Suite Breakaway for R2799 for 2 persons sharing for 2 nights, includes:
- 2 nights luxury accommodation in the Honeymoon Suite
The Honeymoon Suite has a large living room with fireplace, Jacuzzi bubble bath, rain shower, his and hers basins, warm xl king-size waterbed with ergo massage cushions, a secluded private terrace with breathtaking panoramic views over the mountains and all 5 star luxuries and amenities
- 2 scrumptious champagne breakfasts with the newspaper to laze over
- An informal Wine tasting of an exclusive wine house from the Robertson wine valley on arrival day
- Tapas platter meal for two with glass of wine (evening or lunch)
- DSTV movies, bathrobes and slippers, and fresh flowers in the room
- Use of golf clubs and balls for estate’s driving range / putting green
Still in the Cape Overberg, Mosaic Farm (an eco-tourism establishment) is offering a very special 40% off to welcome the whales to Walker Bay. For only R770 per person sharing per night, your stay includes:
- Accommodation in beautifully appointed stone cottages with sweeping views of the Overberg Mountains
- Dinner and breakfast at the magnificently restored 1892 Stanford Spookhuis
- Excursion to Walker Bay Beach for whale-watching
- Guided bird-watching
Continuing along the Southern coast on to the Garden Route, the 4-star graded One Hanois in Plettenberg Bay is offering 3 special packages during August. Choose between the Golf Extravaganza, the Wildlife Adventure and the Cheetahs, Monkeys, Birds and Golf Special. All of the packages include 6 nights accommodation in a Luxury Suite and activities relating to your preference.
If you’re aching for a wildlife experience, Mkuze Falls Game Lodge in KwaZulu Natal is offering a very special discount in August. Stay 2 nights and your partner stays at half price. That’s a 25% discount on a 5-star luxury game viewing experience, including 3 superb meals daily, high tea, morning and evening game drives (including beverages and snacks). This special is sure to get you purring.
Feeling stressed? Experience the tranquillity of the Free State. Situated next to the Allemanskraal Dam, the 4-star graded Aldam Estate offers you the opportunity to relax and revitalise yourself with a Winter Warmer Special. Discounted rates on 2-, 4-, 5- and 6-sleeper chalets when staying 2 nights or longer. Take your partner, some friends or the whole family.
In the North West Province, visit the Hartbeespoort Dam. La Dolce Vita Guest House (4-star graded) is offering a number of discounted packages sure to suit anyone’s needs. From the Sweet Life Weekend Package to the Midweek Dash Special or Winter Warmer Stress Less Special, these special packages offer dinner, bed & breakfast plus a special treat (think boat cruise or spa treatment).
This is just a small selection of the specials available in August. If these don’t quite suit your tastes or budget, find others at South Africa Special Offers. Remember, all specials are subject to availability, so if you’re interested book asap.
- Winner 3 Nights at 5-Star Zebula Golf Estate & Spa
- Winner 5 Star Luxury Bush Breakaway for Two
- Winelands for Less
- Win 3 Nights at 5-Star Zebula Golf Estate & Spa (closed)
- Winner 2 Night Stay in the Heart of the Cape Overberg