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Sensational destinations

Sensational destinations

The season of life, vibrant colour and full days is upon us. We’re venturing beyond the ordinary by going full out this Summer and enveloping our senses in all South Africa has to offer. Whether you have a camera that has been itching for new landscapes or a palate that thirsts for a bold new wine, we’ve got everything you need to pack your itinerary to the brink for any destination.

Get hands on!

If you like to get your hands dirty so to speak, consider fruit picking with a cherished companion. Check out the Strawberry Farm (http://www.thestrawberryfarm.co.za/) near the Hartbeesport Dam until early December for, you guessed it, picking bountiful strawberries! The farm also boasts a day-spa and a Forage & Feast restaurant where the vibe is all about health conscious eating.

If it’s something a little more exhilarating with a generous serving of adrenaline, then you simply have to try one of the zipline adventures at Ceres Zipline Adventures (www.ceresadventures.co.za). It’s loads of fun, gorgeous landscapes and bound to leave you breathless and screaming for more.

What’s that you hear?

Sometimes the best getaways are to tranquil places where you can focus on what truly matters and let the sights and sounds of your environment fill you with inner peace. With over 420 bird species, the Mkhuze Game Reserve is a guaranteed natural symphony (http://www.nature-reserve.co.za/hazelmere-nature-preserve.html). Drop by, tune in, and turn up the relaxation.

If you’re a bit of a history buff and into exploring our heritage then a visit to one of the many cultural heritage sites across the country deserve a visit.  Robben Island is just one that tops the popular local and international holidaymaker lists of places to visit.  There are multiple daily tours to the famous island that is steeped in history. (http://www.robben-island.org.za/)

Good food, good wine

Foodies, especially braai masters can find a travel destination perfect for their needs this Summer. The Green Hole at Leisure Island in beautiful Knysna is a prime breakaway destination and is a pristine braai location. While you’re waiting for your fire to reach perfect temperature, take a dip in the adjacent river to cool off … life doesn’t get much better than this!

Wine lovers agree the abundant range and varieties of South African wines are worth exploring. For one of the most popular Chardonnay experiences available,visit the Babylonstoren Farm in the Cape. The farm, which dates back to 1692 is steeped in history (https://www.babylonstoren.com/).

If you’re partial to reds, a trip to the Elgin Valley, home of the Shannon Vineyard which produces its world renowned Merlot is a must visit. (https://elginvalley.co.za/).

Wild times

South Africa boasts abundant wildlife, flora and fauna with almost endless destination choices. Often there are risks or worries when considering a trip to the bush but with places like the Welgevonden Private Game Reserve in Limpopo, luxury runs rampant (http://www.wildlifesouthafrica.com/game-reserves/south-africa/limpopo/welgevonden-private-game-reserve) The reserve claims to be malaria free while offering up-to-date commodities to make everyone feel pampered.

One cannot but include the Mother City in a list of sensational getaways. Watching the sun set from the top of Table Mountain, exploring Cape Town’s golden beaches, its rolling vineyards or venturing up the West Coast to discover its quaint fishing villages, the destination choices are endless.

Last but not least, don’t forget to breathe

This Summer, take the time to stop and smell the roses. Literally. The Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden (http://www.sanbi.org/gardens/walter-sisulu/) has been attracting visitors since the 1800s despite only being founded in 1982.  And if its breathtaking gardens you’re after then a visit to the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, regarded as one of the seven most beautiful gardens in the world, is another must see. Located on the eastern side of Table Mountain, it’s the perfect stop before catching that stunning sunset from the top of the mountain.

 

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