Are you tired of seeing the same old places, frustrated and stressed because you feel as though you are stuck in a routine that has you having “Groundhog Day” flashbacks?Try something new to broaden your horizons, and break away from the mundane.
Test out these 3 unique destinations for yourself and come back feeling revitalised!
Hulala Lakeside Lodge – White River
The sleepy town of White River beckons travellers keen to explore the magical beauty of the Lowveld. Relax and soothe your soul at one of the areas most favoured lakeside retreats – Hulala Lakeside Lodge.
This charming lakeside retreat is situated on the shores of the Da Gama Lake, in the most beautiful part of the Lowveld. Located in a malaria free area, Hulala Lakeside Lodge has exceptionally good weather and its ideal location makes for a truly relaxing getaway. Breath-taking views and superb facilities; as well as the charm and hospitality of Hulala, will make you never want to leave.
The 28 suites at this tranquil retreat have magnificent views overlooking the lake – each tastefully decorated, ensuring a perfectly peaceful nights sleep.
Mealtimes bring out the best of Hulala Lakeside Lodge. Sitting on the terrace, you can enjoy a sumptuous breakfast, and when the weather turns a bit chilly, you can also sit inside the restaurant. How does a pub lunch under the trees alongside the impressive Rock Inn Bar, or next to the pool sound to you? As the sun goes down, enjoy a cocktail in the lounge before entering the romantic Feathers Restaurant for a fine dining experience with culinary masterpieces to delight all palates.
Hulala is the ideal destination for those wanting to explore the majestic Panorama Route, Sabie, historical and charming Pilgrims Rest, and everyone’s all time favourite – The Kruger National Park. The choices are truly endless in the Lowveld.
The Saint James on Venice – Morningside, Durban
Morningside is an upmarket suburb encompassing the most prestigious residential properties in Durban, boasting scores of cosmopolitan restaurants, pubs and clubs – some with interesting Bohemian overtones.
Set in a historical building and located only 1,5 km from the beaches of the Indian Ocean, you will find the luxurious Saint James on Venice boutique hotel. This beautiful boutique hotel is well known amongst business travellers for providing the perfect ‘out of office’ environment, and for the leisure or weekend traveller, this intimate hotel provides the perfect escape for couples young and old.
Steeped in Durban history, retaining much of its old world charm, Saint James on Venice has just 15 beautifully appointed bedrooms where guests can be assured of personal service in this luxurious and intimate environment. Any special occasion is worth celebrating, as reconnecting with your partner, with special touches like bubbly on ice or an in-room treatment will be an occasion forever etched in your memory.
The gourmet restaurant serves breakfast and lunch every day until 15h00, and dining at The Saint James on Venice is made more memorable with the option of dining indoors or outside (al fresco) on the beautiful garden terrace.
Oaklands Country Manor – Van Reenen
Van Reenen is a spectacular tourist region – one of those unknown gems that you seldom discover and when you do you say to yourself “that was a highlight of my trip”. Van Reenen offers gracious splendour to rural simplicity with many varied and interesting historical places.
One of the most interesting has to be Oaklands Country Manor, and you will soon see why… The property has since been owned and managed by a string of colourful characters including a clairvoyant who is said to have hosted séances on hotel’s upper floors, and a South African provincial cricket captain!
You will catch your breath as the Country Manor unfolds before you like a scene from a beautiful film, complete with polo fields and galloping horses – Oaklands is spectacular to behold. Each suite and room is unique, from the subtle African themed furnishings and exquisite views of the Manor gardens and Polo fields all perfectly set with a magnificent backdrop of the surrounding mountains.
Did you know that Oaklands Polo Club is a prime South African polo location, boasting beautifully schooled horses and one of the best located polo fields in the country? At Oaklands there is a range of affordable polo tuition options which can be tailored to suit your tastes and needs. Oaklands welcomes their guests to observe or participate in practice chukkas, polo games, or tournaments.
“At Oaklands we take great pride in our artisanal approach to food. Our wholesome meals are prepared from scratch, using the finest quality ingredients and authentic tried and trusted recipes.”
Enjoy this spectacular countryside getaway, and feel the stress of the weeks simply melt away.
From the lakeside, to the beach to the countryside, you are guaranteed to feel relaxed and revitalised after a visit to these 3 unique destinations.