How to handle the Christmas holidays and still manage to relax?
A weekend away – just the two of you.
Leave the kids with your parents (isn’t that why they visit you, anyway?) or put the pre-Christmas mall-trawl and parties on hold to head away for a couple of nights of just you time…
Here are 30 handpicked venues that will make it that much easier to simply book the time away without having first to trawl the web for options.
Some are super luxuriant, others I’ve chosen because of their location, the balance simply because I like them (quaint or eccentric) and think you might too.
Photograph: Botse Botse Luxury Retreat in Bela Bela, Limpopo
Indulgent weekends – 30 venues you will simply LOVE …
… In LIMPOPO
… In MPUMALANGA
Photograph: Hartford House in Mooi River, Natal Midlands, KwaZulu Natal
… In KWAZULU-NATAL
… In the NORTHERN CAPE
Photograph: Kuilfontein Stable Cottages in Colesberg, Northern Cape
… In the NORTH WEST
Madikwe Safari Lodge – Big 5 game reserve with eclectic African architecture, stay in one of 20 suites in three intimate camps
… In GAUTENG
… In the EASTERN CAPE
Photograph: Sibuya Game Reserve in Kenton On Sea, Eastern Cape
… In the WESTERN CAPE
… In the FREE STATE
Emoya Hotel and Spa, Bloemfontein – this game farm has a Basotho village hotel or unusual shanty town style accommodation to choose from
Photograph: Oudrif in Clanwilliam, Cederberg