6 Special Offers At Getaways Around SA

Here are some great discounted offers from first-rate travel properties around the country.


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Who doesn't love special offers, especially when it comes to travel? With plenty of long weekends remaining in May and June, and the mid-year school holidays around the corner, it's a good time to book a winter escape. You can opt for an idyllic country getaway in the Midlands, a visit to a serene seaside sanctuary or an adventure in the shadow of a mighty mountain range. And whether you're looking for a short break, a more leisurely holiday or a suitable place for a conference, there are numerous top-notch places that have special offers for you to enjoy.

Here are six places that are offering great discounts around the country. 

Special Offers in KwaZulu-Natal 

Thanda Safari

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There’s always something special at Thanda Safari in Zululand KZN. Thanda Safari’s Tented Camp is the perfect place for parents and their children to experience the bush, the Big Five and new adventures. Thanda Tented Camp has 15 spacious tents, including the Jabula (Happiness) tent for honeymooners. Each one has a private viewing deck and canvas bathroom en suite, and the Jabula tent also boasts a private splash pool, a separate lounge and a larger deck area.

Rates range from R2 379 to R3 135 per person sharing per night, and include tented accommodation, two game drives per day with a professional guide and tracker, all meals and selected local beverages (soft drinks, house wines, local spirits and beers), a minibar and Wifi in public areas. In addition to the Tented Camp, there are also nine bush suites at Thanda Safari Lodge and the luxurious Villa iZulu.

Book now and take advantage of Thanda Safari’s SADC special rates, which consist of 40% off listed rates – available all year, regardless of season. Call reservations on  032 586 0149 or email

Brahman Hills Hotel & Spa

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Located in the heart of the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands, Brahman Hills Hotel & Spa is the destination of choice for idyllic country escapes, weddings and conferences. It is currently offering an exclusive two-night 24hr Stay-Over Conference Package – available between Sunday and Tuesday, and valid until 30 June 2019.

Tailored to meet your every need, the package includes meeting rooms, state-of-the-art technology, a dedicated events executive assistant, hotel room and three meals a day. The 24hr Stay-Over Conference Package costs R4 250 per person or R3 150 per person sharing. There is a minumum of two delegates required and the package excludes all beverages. Call reservations on 033 266 6965 or email

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Special Offers in the Western Cape 

De Hoop Collection

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De Hoop Nature Reserve is all about enjoying peace and tranquillity in what is surely one of the Cape’s most unspoiled gems. The De Hoop Collection is a comfortable three-hour drive from Cape Town on the world-renowned Garden and Whale routes, and offers a wide range of accommodation types designed to suit all budgets.

This winter, take advantage of its 2019 Winter 40% Off Special on a six-sleeper De Hoop Village self-catering cottage. The offer is valid from 1 May to 31 July 2019 – during which time the cottages are available at only R1 900 per night. Call reservations on 021 422 45225 or email    

Sky Villa Boutique Hotel

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This five-star resort is part of the Cape Summer Villa Collection in Plettenberg Bay, and offers the ultimate escape with its warm hospitality, cutting-edge design, light-filled interiors, contemporary colours, soft furnishings and lush indigenous gardens.

Its accommodation comprises 14 tastefully decorated luxury rooms, each with its own private terrace; and the restaurant caters for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The resort also boasts a fully equipped gym, plunge pool, bar, sky bar, wine cellar, snooker room and state-of-the-art conference facilities, plus it also caters for weddings.

From 1 May to end July 2019, Sky Villa is offering a Stay for 4 Nights Pay for 3 Nights special that includes bed and breakfast for a couple sharing. Call reservations on 087 550 2967 / 082 767 3393 or email

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Turbine Boutique Hotel and Spa

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Situated on Thesen Island in Knysna, The Turbine’s accommodation comprises luxury hotel rooms, standard rooms, a honeymoon suite and two self-contained suites.

It is also home to the Island Café Restaurant and the Gastro Pub, which offers classic pub meals with a delicious twist and lagoon sunset views. It has its own adventure centre – the Turbine Water Club – which arranges a variety of water- and land-based activities such as lagoon cruises, forest walks, city tours and bicycle hire, while the Turbine Spa offers a wide range of treatments for both day visitors and hotel guests.

The Turbine has two special offers: pay 50% less for a two-night stay and 55% less for a three-night stay between 22 April and 30 September 2019. These offers are subject to availability, and are available any day of the week for adults sharing; they also include a delicious breakfast. Call reservations on 044 302 5746 or email

Special Offers in Mpumalanga 

Walkersons Hotel & Spa

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An exclusive five-star, 27-room boutique hotel near Dullstroom located on 800 hectares of peaceful countryside, Walkersons Hotel & Spa is the perfect place to take a breath and unwind. 

The hotel’s The Flying Scotsman and Terrace restaurants cater for both fine dining and light meals for guests and day visitors.

Walkersons has a special whereby you save 30% when you book a midweek stay at the hotel on a bed and breakfast or dinner, bed and breakfast basis. This is valid for hotel rooms only. Call reservations on 013 253 7000 or email

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