Summer spots

by Justin

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Celebrate summer with some resort-style getaways, hidden gems and some off-the-beaten-track offerings.

Western Cape

The beauty of the Western Cape makes is a travellers dream as evidenced by the many top-class accommodation options, restaurants and activities in and around the region.

Premier Resort The Moorings, Knysna

Situated on just over four hectares of pristine natural beauty on the banks of the famous Knysna lagoon, this resort is the perfect spot to indulge and explore the Garden Route with your family this summer. Surrounded by indigenous forest and situated on the banks of the Knysna Lagoon, the setting is serene, and the views are glorious, yet you’re only three kilometres from the town centre.

Attractions and activities include fishing, golfing, boating, swimming, mountain biking, hiking, and bird watching. For adventure seekers there is paragliding and the world’s highest bungee jump, all located close by. Back at the resort, enjoy direct private access to the lagoon, a large outdoor pool, on-site restaurant and bar, and kids club playground.

Wilgewandel Holiday Farm

Self-catering and bed & breakfast accommodation, complete with comfortable rooms and en-suite bathrooms. At the a la carte restaurant, guests can enjoy some of the local cuisines while looking out over the farm dam and the beautiful surrounding mountains.

Attractions and activities include camel rides, ziplining, mini golf, donkey-cart rides, animal feeding, target shooting, tractor trails, adventure trails, pedal cars, rowing boats, trampolines, an obstacle course and a curio shop.

Northern Cape

Kimberley has plenty of attractions for the family to enjoy, from the historical Diamond Route, monuments, museums and churches to nature reserves, the Kimberley Golf Club, The Jasper Solar Farm, Kamfers Dam, The Big Hole, the Nooitgedacht Glacial Pavements, the Wildebeest Kuil Rock Art Centre. So whether it’s a historical journey through time or leisure experiences that you seek, Kimberly will tick all your boxes.

Road Lodge Kimberley

Located next to the Flamingo Casino entertainment and leisure destination, the air-conditioned rooms accommodate up to three people sharing, and each room has an en-suite bathroom, a work desk, TV and free Wi-Fi.

Attractions and activities include Kamfers Dam, where flocks of flamingos make their home, and the famous Big Hole. The lodge also has a range of casinos, restaurants and bars.

Eastern Cape

The Eastern Cape has it all, including a glorious diversity that extends across landscapes, from the desert of the Great Karoo to the pounding waves of the Wild Coast.

The Edge Mountain Retreat, Hogsback

Hogsback is all about the beauty of nature, with its daily visitors like Cape parrots, Samango monkeys and Knysna Loeries. Families are sure to enjoy the thrill of lodging in the self-catering chalets perched on the precipice of the Hogsback plateau, surrounded by dramatic views and unspoiled indigenous Afromontane forest with fascinating swirling mists and cloud formations.

Attractions and activities include a serene walk in the Labyrinth, similar in design to the one in the Chartres Cathedral in France; local home-grown produce and local crafts at the Under the Oaks Market; and brave the extreme mountain sports on offer.

Premier Resort Mpongo Game Reserve, East London

Mpongo offers accommodation in four lodges and a single villa. The resort has a delightful dining room, communal lounge with fireplace, a pool and a lapa. Home to elephant, lion, zebra, buffalo, giraffe, numerous antelope and 225 bird species, Mpongo Private Game Reserve offers a comfortable stay for families and awe-inspiring game viewing experiences on more than 3 500 hectares of conservation land.

Attractions and activities include open-vehicle game drives and guided walks by experienced game rangers.


Famous for its tropical fruits (avos, mangoes and bananas), Tzaneen has fantastic weather and many noteworthy attractions, including the Debengeni Waterfall, an indigenous forest, and a Rain Queen (Modjadjiskloof).

Kings Walden Garden Manor, Tzaneen

Apart from the luxurious accommodation, the misty, breath-taking mountain views at Kings Walden are legendary, as are the magnificent gardens and century-old heritage home.

Attractions and activities include the historic Haenertsburg village and a cycle through the forests to view the tea plantations and fruit-laden trees.


A perfect tropical destination that lends itself to every outdoor pursuit.

Premier Resort Cutty Sark, Scottburgh

The resort, situated on the beachfront, is set amidst 14 acres of beautifully manicured grounds, unspoilt indigenous vegetation and 180-degree sea views, with the grassy embankments leading to golden sandy beaches.

Attractions and activities include the Aliwal Shoal, Crocworld (animal park), Scottburgh Beach, TC Robertson Nature Reserve, a golf club, and scuba diving at Aliwal Shoal.

Premier Resorts Sani Pass, Drakensberg

Nestled at the foot of the Sani Pass and on the banks of the Mkomazana River, with comfortable rooms offering breathtaking views of the Drakensberg.

Attractions and activities include a spa, sparkling pools, golfing, fishing, horse-riding, hiking, mountain bike trails and 4X4 excursions.


Maropeng Boutique Hotel

Located just a five-minute walk from Maropeng and a 10-minute drive from the Sterkfontein Caves, it offers air-conditioned rooms with a classy African theme, each with its own delightful patio and splendid views.

Attractions and activities include the Cradle of Humankind and Sterkfontein Caves.


Mpumalanga offers magnificent scenery, fauna and flora, and the fascinating remnants of the 1870 gold rush era.

Premier Hotel The Winkler, White River

The Winkler offers 87 beautiful rooms and suites, which act as the perfect base to explore the rich African landscape with the family.

Attractions and activities include God’s Window, the Kruger National Park, Rocky’s Drift and Mbombela.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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