Two hours outside of Johannesburg is De Kunst Huisje, a quaint little hideaway from the hustle and bustle of big city life. Beautifully decorated in classic Dutch style De Kunste Huisje also boasts a sparkling blue pool, brilliant breakfasts and 100% arabica coffee.
The best part about matric vac is taking road trips and seeing parts of the country you've never seen before. Let's tell you all about Kurisa Moya in Polokwane. This nature lodge can be found deep within the Magoebas Kloof reserve and is situated on the side of a hill from which you can overlook the whole valley. Activities include hiking, biking, bird watching (the flying kind) and slackpacking.
We're all about being fresh and we pride ourselves in thinking outside of the box. What if we told you that you can spend your matric vac on a - wait for it - houseboat? Yeah, that is pretty cool. You can listen to some old skool cool beats while rolling on the river while indulging in a game of beer pong. Let's introduce you to our friends at Old Willow House Boat Charters.
Deep in the Magalies mountain range, in the Zeekoeihoek Valley, sleeps Black Horse Brewery. Its suds are fine, its accommodation fair - and the restaurant serves a mean burger. Everything you need in an ale house can be found at the Black Horse Brewery: an ample supply of beer and grub and a comfy place to rest your head, such is the 14 sleeper guesthouse which could be the perfect hideaway for your matric vacation.
Going on matric vac is all about the freedom before your studies take up centre stage. One way to take advantage of your time off is to check out the Flinstones Mountain Cabin in the Free State. Beautiful rock vistas will welcome you and your friends to a relaxed and laid back stay. The pet friendly cabin allows accommodation for 4/5 people and consist of two double rooms with an extra single bed in the 2nd bedroom, a bathroom and a big lounge which features a fireplace - just in case an icy hailstorm chills you guys out even more...