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Sign up for the Black Friday newsletter and be the first to see the hottest travel deals as they are released. Don’t miss any of the incredible deals on offer! Whether you're looking for an unforgettable solo adventure, a honeymoon for two or gifting someone special with a weekend away, now is the time to get out and explore.
You could snag incredible land (hotel) specials, including international beach holidays and local getaways. Save up to 50% on international beach holidays, up to 45% on local getaways and as always, all the best fares on local and international flights – guaranteed! Here's a taste of destinations on offer this Black Friday.
Make the most of exploring our beautiful country. Head to Cape Town to soak up the sun and brave the icy Atlantic, visit a wine farm and marvel at Table Mountain from the shores of Bloubergstrand. Escape to the Midlands or Clarens for fresh country air. Visit the Kruger National Park for a blissful bush break. Or wander down to the Cape Winelands, head to Hermanus for whale spotting and go wildflower hunting up the Western Cape's West Coast. The options are endless!
Visa-free and just a short four-hour flight from Johannesburg (direct flights from Cape Town and Durban also available), Mauritius is a magical destination for a well-deserved island escape. It's the perfect all-rounder, particularly loved by families, honeymooners and groups. There's also accommodation to suit every budget and type of traveller. Mauritius may be a 'fly-and-flop' holiday favourite, but don't think that's all there is to it. Check out the many unique and natural attractions across the island, sample local Creole cuisine, swim, paddle or SUP in the warm turquoise water or check into any spa to recharge.
Hop on a plane to sultry Zanzibar for an unforgettable honeymoon or romantic getaway. The spice-scented streets of UNESCO-listed Stone Town and the luxe resorts are a dream come true. Complete your exotic island getaway with a tour of Stone Town to see the famous doors, visit a spice farm and head out on a sunset cruise.
Check into the Garden of Eden in tranquil Seychelles. A paradise for nature lovers and wellness seekers, the Seychelles archipelago comprises 115 dreamy islands, some of which are the most beautiful in the world. You're spoilt for choice with incredible marine pastimes, such as diving and snorkelling and much more. Honeymooning couples can choose from a diverse range of activities and resorts too.
The Maldives is South Africa's answer to a northern hemisphere favourite, Bora Bora. With over-water villas and seaplanes, the Maldives is a must for luxury travel lovers. But, don't scratch it off your list simply because you think it may be out of your price bracket. It is becoming increasingly possible to snag a great deal to the Maldives, especially if you book ahead and catch a Black Friday special.
Whether you're a frequent traveller or a first-time explorer wanting to dip your toe into travel for the first time, here's our checklist to snag the best travel bargains this Black Friday.
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Situated on the southern border of the Kruger National Park, Jackalberry Ridge is just the place if you’re looking for the ultimate glamping experience without skimping on luxury. Take your pick from 20 tented camps, all complete with wooden floors, fully equipped kitchens, bathrooms, viewing decks and spacious king-sized beds in the main bedrooms. Talk about camping bliss! You can either stay in a one bedroom (four sleeper) or a two bedroom (six or eight sleeper) depending on how big your clan is. And as for the entertainment side of your trip, head to the Kambaku Golf Course, enjoy a pamper session at the Slide Spa or be daring and experience a few eco adventures.
How about escaping to the forest? Or better yet, how about escaping AND glamping it in the forest? Homtini Guest Farm offers a few luxury tented lodges perfect for a family adventure or even a romantic rendezvous for two. The family tents sleep four, have a campfire, a shared kitchen and a shower that boasts the best views around. And at dinner time, you have your own private braai area to cook up some vleis and roast some marshmallows. The couple’s tented lodges include beautiful views with en-suite bathrooms and a veranda for some late-night stargazing.
One of the best things about living in South Africa is that we have the bushveld ready and waiting not too far from home. So, whenever we need a quick getaway to relax, rejuvenate and reconnect with nature, the bush is just there. So, if you’re up for a glamping weekend, why not book a stay at the Ngama Tented Safari Lodge? Just imagine settling into a spacious tented chalet in a natural setting, feeling the light breeze on your skin and hearing the sounds of wildlife right on your doorstep. Sounds lovely, doesn’t it? Also, each tented chalet has its own bathroom en suite, separate shower, an outside shower for more of an authentic camping bushveld feel and private deck.
You could easily book you and your loved ones into a comfy cottage at Glen Eden Ranch in Montagu for a quick (self-catering) getaway, but where is the adventure in that? Not only do they have a selection of cottages and a House On The Hill, they also have a glamping experience like no other. Book a Protea pod (sleeps four people), a hand-made gypsy wagon complete with a small seating area, a tepee tent (with two single beds) and a private pod containing a bathroom with a shower, a small kitchen and a stoop with dining furniture. And to reconnect you with Mother Nature, outside there's a braai and fire pit with tree stump seating, perfect for those late nights around the fire.
Details: www.glenedenfarm.co.za | 071 100 2782 | Ruigtevlei, Rietvlei Number 1, Montagu.
You haven't experienced truly luxurious glamping until you've been to Kwafubesi Tented Safari Camp. Their stunning tents, all named after each of the Big Five, make for the ultimate bushveld getaway without having to rough it. Each tent has comfortable furnishings, African décor, a full bathroom that includes a shower and large stone bath, and, of course, the pièce de résistance – stunning views from your own private deck, making it the ideal spot to enjoy an intimate dinner for two or to gaze into the bright, starry Limpopo sky. And on top of this amazing glamping escape, there's plenty of on-site activities to keep you busy, from horseback and quad bike safaris to guided stargazing and bush walks.
No safari getaway is complete without game viewing and safaris, the soothing sounds of the wildlife and a luxurious tent with all the bells and whistles. Ndaka Safari Lodge offers guests an authentic African experience with their luxury safari tents that overlook the beautiful plains and a small waterhole. The tented camp is within walking distance of the main lodge – the closest being only 40m from the reception area, dining room, swimming pool and bar. And to make your stay extra comfortable, the area is malaria free, there's a backup generator in case the power goes out, and there's free uncapped wi-fi so you can keep in contact with loved ones and post your glamping adventure pictures all over Facebook and Instagram. Roughing it has never been easier.
At Marataba Safari Lodge, glamping has just got better! Other than the magnificent views and the stunning, natural setting that surrounds you, their exquisite tents are simply breathtaking. Each of their 15 canvas-and-stone tented suites are tastefully furnished and decorated with a contemporary twist. The attention to detail is impeccable, but you have to visit to experience it for yourself. And there are children's activities and baby-sitting services available, free wi-fi in guest areas and full-range catering.
Looking to treat the love of your life to a unique and romantic escape? HillsNek Safari Camp in the Eastern Cape is just the place if you're looking for a bushveld haven for just the two of you. Just imagine relaxing in a luxurious tent surrounded by the beauty and wonder of the bushveld – how much more romantic could it get? Their four extravagant tents are all linked to the main lodge by raised wooden walkways and each boast an en-suite bathroom and an intimate outside shower. With all the canvas windows rolled up, appreciate the beauty of nature from the comfort of your comfy bed or while soaking in a bubble bath. And if you're up for being adventurous, there are plenty for activities to enjoy, including a game drive in an open game-viewing vehicle, stargazing, river cruising, guided bush walks and birding.
Gateway: Hazyview is a gateway to the southern part of the Kruger National Park. With the magnificent Panorama Escarpment with its glorious waterfalls, forest and panoramic views at God's Window and the Blyde River Canyon, you have more than just one nature-filled adventure to look forward to.
Adventure: Hazyview is the adventure hub of Mpumalanga. There is a variety of adventures you can choose from to keep you entertained here. The range includes anything and everything from amazing experiences on Elephant Rides, to exhilarating experiences while Hot Air Ballooning.
Food: With some of the best eateries in the Lowveld, Hazyview is also known as the gourmet treasure trove. With 28 restaurants and 10 fast food outlets to pick from, you can go from spoiling yourself silly by feasting like a king. Alternatively, grab a quick bite while on the go to your next adventure or retreat.
Accommodation: This beautiful small farm town is also the hotel capital of the Lowveld with 25 hotels and lodges, 25 guest houses, 37 self-catering establishments, and 56 game lodges. There is literally an accommodation venue suitable for anyone and everyone depending on your vacation or get away needs!
Biodiversity: Escaping into nature is probably one of the most relaxing and peaceful things we can do for ourselves, as well as our family or friends. Hazyview proves to be a perfect getaway for reconnecting with nature and animals as it is home to different species of 300 butterflies, 450 birds, 150 mammals and 3 000 plants.
Hazyview is just over four hours away from Joburg.
One can visit Hazyview at any time of year. Just note that during summer, it gets extremely hot and during winter, the evenings can be quite chilly.
If it's adventure and road tripping fun you seek, best to drive and explore. Alternatively, you can take a quick 45-minute flight directly to Hazyview.
Have you been to Hazyview? Let us know about your trip!
The Sabi River Sun Resort in Mpumalanga has undergone a makeover, and guarantees you and your family an unforgettable holiday. This is truly the ideal holiday for the whole family, nature lovers that want to enjoy the great outdoors, and golf enthusiasts that want to spend a day on the greens and improve their swing.
What To Expect At The Newly Renovated Sabi River Sun Resort?
Housing 60 refurbished guestrooms and 104 timeshare chalets on 200 acres of lush bushveld, Tsogo Sun’s Sabi River Sun Resort is ideally situated on the banks of the Sabi River. Owing to the resort’s convenient location, guest will enjoy fun-filled stays that offer plenty of unique African sightseeing experiences. Guests can be a tourist for a day and visit sites such as God’s Window, the Blyde River Canyon, Pilgrims Rest Village and numerous mountain waterfalls. Also, the Phabeni Gate into the Kruger National Park is only 12km from the resort! You can expect glorious views, decadent spa treatments, and infinite leisure activities that will guarantee an unforgettable and relaxing stay for the whole family – indeed a dream holiday destination.
The resort offers an amazing array of entertaining activities that will keep you busy while adding excitement to your visit. Activities include game drives and bush safaris, unrivalled sporting facilities, five swimming pools, three floodlit tennis courts, a bowling green, a squash and volleyball court, and a jogging trail.
Whether you’re a seasoned golfer or a beginner, golf enthusiasts will be delighted by the magnificent Sabi River Sun golf course, currently one of only four 18-hole courses in Mpumalanga. Combining sport with unmatched nature, golfers and avid nature lovers will enjoy sighting the hippos and crocodiles who take up residence in the large water hazards, and the sounds of over 200 different species of birds.
And, as an extra indulgence and to revitalise your body and soul, the resort's Eden Spa offers a variety of relaxing treatments, starting with a signature foot ritual that soothes tired, aching feet with authentic, sun baked Kalahari Calabashes and indulgent aromatic fragrances.
Sabi River Sun Resort is one of Tsogo Sun’s hotels and casino and entertainment destinations in South Africa, Africa, the Seychelles and Abu Dhabi.
For reservations, call +27 13 737 4600 or visit www.tsogosun.com.