How to plan a proudly South African StayCation

After months of being cooped up in our houses due South Africa’s nation wide lock down; we are itching for that bit of freedom that comes with planning a holiday.

If you have ever caught a last minute destination flight , driven by your desire to explore the world; whether it be to relax on a remote beach while sipping cocktails ; or if your ideal holiday getaway is driven by that huge bowl of pasta waiting for you when you land in Italy.

 Unfortunately, these are some of the few perks in life that will be on hold for a little while longer.

With this in mind, a proudly South African staycation is the perfect alternative to that island beach holiday you were planning.

Ask any South African who has traveled extensively; and without fail, they will agree that we live in the most beautifully diverse country; with the best climate on planet earth. We have friendly people, amazing food and the most gorgeous natural scenery. We have oceans, mountains and bush. What more could you ever need?

The BucketList Genie has compiled a list of her top favourite staycation destinations in South Africa.

Weekend away:

Full Moon Ziplining Adventure with Game Drive, Bush Braai & Overnight for Two | Cullinan >>>

Your evening will start with an amazing game drive in an open vehicle as you explore the beautiful bushveld and African savanna. Enjoy a bush braai under the full moon as you prepare for a full moon canopy tour over the breath taking Muningi Gorge.

Two Nights Luxury House Boat for 6 | Langebaan >>>

Langebaan is the perfect place to go when you need a getaway in nature.  When you and your family and/or friends are in need of some tranquil time on the water; but you don’t quite want to go on a cruise, book two nights in a luxury houseboat.

City breaks:

Glamping in a Wigwam & Outdoor Hot Tub for Two | Paternoster >>>

If you’re looking for the ultimate getaway glamping experience, look no further. This unique experience is the perfect couple’s getaway for a special birthday celebration, anniversary, wedding gift or ‘just because’.

Luxury Houseboat Experience | Overnight for Four | Vaal River >>>

Enjoy a sunset braai on the deck and let your eyes feast on the pristine natural scenery while sipping on something refreshing under the starry skies.

Overnight & Elephant Encounter for Two | Harties >>>

You will be introduced to the elephants in a forest area, and here you will be able to touch and interact with the elephants.

Romantic getaway:

Overnight & Private Fire Dinner in the Dark for Two | Crocodile River >>>

This very romantic private dinner for two is served on the deck of either the Kingfisher River Loft or the Willow Tree Bush Retreat, overlooking the Crocodile River. The scene is set with candles and silver to create the mood for an intimate 5-course dinner for two.

Romantic Night Spa with Dinner & Overnight for Two | Hartbeespoort Dam >>>

Nestled into the foothills of the Majestic Magaliesburg Mountains, in the picturesque village of Hartbeespoort Dam this hydro and wellness retreat is the ideal oasis for a holistic healing experience.

Luxury Overnight Stay & Banquet On a Blanket for Two | Umhlanga Rocks >>>

Treat yourself and your loved one to 5 star date night experience.

Copywriter ~ Farnaz Matthis | 076 6763426

About The Bucket List Genie

Everyone has a bucket list of things they want to do in their lifetimes, whether it is a single momentous achievement or a long list of experiences they want to mark off to say "been there, done that". Odette is one of those people with a bucket list that reads like a phone book and she wholeheartedly chases down every adventure.

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