Weekend Getaway Spots in South Africa

//Weekend Getaway Spots in South Africa

Weekend Getaway Spots in South Africa

Sometimes you really just need to take a break from the hectic projects, desks cluttered with papers, deadlines and constantly ringing telephoneweekend getaways in the wilds. Be honest. When is the last time you picked your children up from school and focused on them without checking email, texting or sneaking a peek at Facebook soon after they got in the car? When is the last time you sat down and played a board game with your family without the beeps, pings or rings of your cell phone distracting you?

Take a break from everything and pack up your family for a tech free break, and the best way to escape work and technology, is by enjoying a weekend getaway to one of South Africa’s wildlife reserves.

Only a 2 hour drive and one leaves behind the hustle and bustle of the city and enters a wildlife haven. The main attraction of the Pilanesberg National Park, apart from the wildlife of course, is the fact that it is quick and easy to get to, making it an easy add-on to any itinerary for those who do not have time to visit the Kruger Park or one of the other wildlife reserves further afield.

weekend getaway destinationsPilanesberg National Park is located in the Bojanala region. It is not the largest game reserve in South Africa but it does have a special Black Rhino Reserve. This reserve is the best opportunity to see the shy black rhino in its natural habitat. You can observe this shy creature and many other animals such as the water-bucks, wildebeests, cormorants, fish eagles, and many more  at Tambuti Game Lodge’.

The vegetation around the lodge also attracts elephants, buffaloes, white rhinos and a variety of birds. The game species in turn attracts lions and leopards. It is an excellent place to watch wildlife in its  natural habitat.

Tambuti Game Lodge is a four star safari lodge surrounded by Tambuti trees. It offers luxurious suites and fine dining. There are limited rooms, so book in advance to ensure that you get the accommodation. In addition to safari lodge accommodation for weekend getaways, you can enjoy the wildlife at the Pilanesberg National Park by taking a day safari, an elephant safari or a hot air balloon ride. weekend getaway at Tambuti Lodge


Hundreds of reptiles, mammals, insects, birds and marine creatures call South Africa home, and with its unique landscapes and various ecosystems, there is a new wildlife discovery waiting for visitors around every corner. A firm favourite of all international visitors has to be the Kruger National Park.

Visitors to Kruger National Park never fail to be impressed by the sheer beauty of the landscape and this world-renowned game park offers much in the way of activities, aimed at the entire family. In the Kruger National Park, the experienced guides at Elephant Herd Tours & Safaris will endeavor to find all the wonderful treasures of the Kruger National Park including the Big 5.

Tours in the Kruger NAtional ParkWith Elephant Herd,  spend a full day (10 hours) or half day (6 hours) in the Kruger National Park driving between 150 to 300 km.

Those tourists who are interested in photography will not have sufficient time to cover everything during their African safari. In the Kruger National Park, the sights are endless and soon you will feel as though you are an international wildlife photographer! Plan your trip of a lifetime to the Kruger National Park today with Elephant Herd Safaris and Tours.


Nestled in the beautiful surroundings of the Lowveld, Greenway Woods Resort is the ideal choice for guests wanting to leave the hustle and bustle of the city behind and escape one of the most beautiful locations in Southern Africa. This lovely and quiet resort is situated in close proximity to the Kruger National Park and Blyde River Canyon.  accommodation near the Kruger National Park

Greenway Woods offers superb accommodation and boasts luxurious self catering chalets as well as deluxe, standard and garden hotel rooms all fitted out with sophisticated décor and DSTV.  The personalised service and friendly staff will ensure that your weekend getaway is one to be remembered. The cuisine at Greenway has an African tradition all of its own, though every taste is catered for, and many of the unique Lowveld specialities can be found on the menu. The resort also offers a Terrace and Tavern Bar, where you can sit back and relax while sipping on your sundowner.

Positioned near a lake and an eighteen hole golf course, Greenway Woods has a host of outdoor activities on offer for guests to enjoy at their leisure. There is also a fun filled kiddies program for during the school holidays.

Explore the sights and sounds of Africa on your technology free weekend getaway spot, and revitalise your soul.