Escapes in South Africa during Lockdown

Perfect Escapes in South Africa during Lockdown Advanced Level 3

While we know you’ve been dreaming of escape, we are still eagerly awaiting President Ramaphosa’s next move and hoping that Lockdown Level 2 is looming in the not-too-distant future.  That said, whilst inter-provincial travel is still not an option, there is no reason to put off enjoying the good life on your doorstep in the province where you reside as long as you take the necessary precautions and still practise safe social-distancing.

Our team have rounded up one or two of our favourite options for exactly this and hope to see you soon.  Don’t forget to tag us when you check in! #MakeYoursAYuppiestay

Sibani Lodge, Cradle of Humankind, Gauteng

Feel like you’ve taken a break in the bush without leaving Gauteng. Mt Savannah Game Reserve is over 2000 hectares and is located in the Cradle of Mankind in Gauteng South Africa. Sibani Lodge is nestled within the reserve, which is home to a large array of wildlife including giraffe, buffalo, red hartebeest, kudu, impala, zebra and an impressive variety of bird life, flora and fauna.

The Cradle of Humankind is one of eight World Heritage Sites in South Africa, and the only one in Gauteng. Learn more or make a booking:


La Manoir de Brendel, Franschoek, Western Cape

Situated 55km's from Cape Town International Airport in the heart of the Cape Winelands is La Manoir de Brendel. It is a five-minute drive from the historical Franschhoek Village, rated among the top gourmet and wine towns of South Africa on the R45. Relax and enjoy the delight of a continental and hot breakfast, served overlooking the Klein Drakenstein Mountain and vineyards. Learn more or make a booking:


Oyster Bay Lodge, Eastern Cape

Oyster Bay Lodge, with 4 star luxury, welcomes you to paradise! Situated on a natural coastal reserve, found between Knysna and Port Elizabeth, along the malaria-free Garden Route in South Africa, it’s a destination known for its outdoor activities. Explore a 3,5 kilometre private sandy beachfront on foot or on horseback. Accommodation consists of 4 Luxury ‘Cape Dutch’ Chalets and 10 Comfortable Guestrooms. Breakfast is included and If you would like additional meals the restaurant serves light lunches and a freshly cooked, set, 3 course dinner every evening! Enquire now:


The Springbok Lodge Ladismith, KZN

Say what? Yes, you heard correctly. The Springbok Lodge offers discerning travellers the perfect safari experience just four and a half hours drive from Johannesburg and three and a half hours from the coastal city of Durban.

Expect beautifully appointed tented suites, service excellence, superb cuisine and prolific wildlife. You’ll wonder why you didn’t take advantage of this romantic getaway sooner! Book now:


Bushwillow Private Villa, Hoedspruit, Limpopo

Offering the ultimate home-from-home safari experience in the heart of the Greater Kruger region, Bushwillow Private Villa is located on Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate in the wonderful little town of Hoedspruit - South Africa´s Big Five safari capital.

The villa sleeps a maximum of six people in three beautifully appointed air-conditioned double bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms. The entire villa is surrounded by pristine African bush which is home to an amazing variety of wildlife, from kudu, waterbuck and impala to warthog, giraffe and zebra. The birdlife is incredible and guests are free to explore the estate on foot, on bicycles, on horseback or in their own vehicle along dedicated game drive routes. Learn more:


Jock Safari Lodge, Mpumalanga

Experience wildlife such as the Big 5, like never before, in the historical setting. The lodge with 6 000 hectares of natural landscape within the Kruger National Park, offers guests one of the best Big 5 game viewing experiences in South Africa with its exclusive riverbed traversing rights.

Carefully screened by lush trees and reed walls, the 12 individual thatched rooms at Jock Safari Lodge, impart a sense of solitude and harmony with the landscape. Enquire now:


Fever Tree Manor, Hartebeespoort, North-West Province

This self-catering lodge is located in the beautiful Kosmos area on the Hartebeespoort Dam. With breathtaking views to enjoy a relaxing glass of wine whilst listening to the sounds of nature surrounding you, just  40km from Lanseria Airport and 92km from OR Tambo International Airport Johannesburg.

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The Vaal River Home, Free State

This stunning 4-bedrooms, 5 and half-bathrooms location overlooks the Vaal River and can accommodate up to 11 guests comfortably. A getaway for the whole family! The unique ‘Boathouse’ is a glass-walled sun-room suspended above the Vaal River and is a spectacular place to spend the afternoon while your very own powerboat ferries guests in and out for a cruise or a ski from right below your feet. Additional features of this spectacular property include 3 fireplaces, 7 flatscreens, a jacuzzi, a gym and a separate guesthouse with private entrance and en-suite bathroom. Learn more or BOOK now:


Sweetfontein Boutique Farm Lodge, Northern Cape

Embark on a journey to a head full of blue skies, to there where the old moon crumbles up into stars and there where the air is charmed and thin. Sweetfontein Boutique Farm Lodge will magnify your emotions, here you will only take memories; here you will only leave footprints. This is a home away from home that will renew your love for the Northern Cape. Learn more:


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