Festive Season Specials
‘Tis the season to be jolly (well soon enough), and the best way to be jolly this year, is to save on your holiday accommodation – means you’ll have more to spend on the important stuff like presents and cocktails. So playing “helper elf”, here are a few special offers that’ll save your budget …
If, like me, you often threaten to get out of town for New Year’s Eve, then this might appeal to you. Aquacade Camp, on the banks of the Orange River in the Northern Cape, is offering a 4 Day Orange River Special from the 27th to the 31st of December, including accommodation and all meals, 3 days paddling on the (you guessed it) Orange River and a New Year’s Eve Party.
If the idea of cooking Christmas dinner for the whole family is just too much for you this year, escape to Robertson – a gorgeous little town on Route 62 (the longest wine route in the world) and home to some of South Africa’s best loved wines. There are two packages here which might interest you:
Balinderry – The Robertson Guest House is offering a 3 Night Christmas Special, which includes 3 nights accommodation, a 4-course gourmet dinner on Christmas Eve and a cruise on the Breede River with a wine tasting.
GuBas De Hoek meet, eat, sleep is offering a 5 Night Festive Special from 23-28 December, which includes 5 nights accommodation, welcome drink, a light dinner on 23 December 2009, a traditional German / South African Christmas Eve on 24 December 2009 with traditional German Christmas dinner and a Christmas present, a relaxing cruise on the Breede River and a three course gourmet dinner on 25 December 2009, a Nordic Walking tour with your hostess including rental of sticks and a traditional South African / German braai on 26 December 2009 and you can create your own day and evening on 27 December 2009.
My idea of a real holiday is a few nights in the bush and if this idea inspires then Botsebotse Bush Retreat in Bela Bela has a package that’s sure to please. Their 3 Night Silly Season Special gives a group of 8 adults and 8 children exclusive use of the lodge at discounted rates (and the kids under 12 stay free). Includes all meals, high tea, conservation entrance fees, unlimited self drive game-drives, walks and cycle safaris.
See Botsebotse Bush Retreat / Rates & Specials
While we know that lots of “Gautengorengs” visit Cape Town and Durbs over the holiday season, you can still enjoy a well deserved break a little closer to home. Budmarsh Private Lodge, in popular Magaliesburg, is offering a Festive Season Getaway Special. Discounted rates for adults and children under 10 stay free in the month of December.
Or, spoil yourself and a loved one at The Grace in Rosebank – 5 star luxury and a Santa’s Stay Over Package to sweeten the deal. Discounted rates for accommodation with breakfast and a 3-course dinner included.
There are also numerous long stay specials on offer, so if you’d like to find one of these, simply visit South Africa Special Accommodation Offers on SA-Venues.com and pick your holiday destination.
Remember, all specials are subject to availability, so first come first served!
What to get someone who has everything? Why not treat them to a spa day at the luxurious Chicama Country Spa in Muldersdrift, Gauteng. Chicama is offering 3 Christmas Specials (Merry Merlot, Christmas Cabernet and Shiraz Snowflake) which are valid until the end of February 2010.
For friends not living in the Gauteng area, visit South Africa Health Spas on SA-Venues.com and choose a spa in your desired location.