Traveling is something that I pretty much think about 24/7. If I’m not planning a trip overseas, I try go away even if it’s just for a weekend. I find constant joy each time I go away, and thoroughly enjoy visiting new places. Let’s be honest though, who doesn’t?
This year I’m popping down to Durban for a girls weekend but I wanted to make a list of some places I haven’t been to yet in South Africa that I’d like to visit. Along with my friends at Accommodirect, I even found where I’d like to stay at these locations.
KNYSNA, WESTERN CAPE
Located in the Western Cape Province of South Africa, and part of the beautiful Garden Route, Knysna is a place I’ve always wanted to visit. Surrounded by lush forests; rivers and the beautiful ocean, it seems like the ideal location for this outdoor loving mermaid. Plus they have the Knysna Oyster Festival every year (usually end of June) which is always a main attraction.
In terms of accommodation, The Edge House looks absolutely magnificent, I don’t even know if I’d leave as the location; facilities and decor are just so beautiful! Actually, can I just move in?
Another beautiful place to stay at, with the most gorgeous pool that just makes me want to dive in straight away, is Lake Pleasant Living.
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HOWICK FALLS, KWA-ZULU NATAL
The first time I went to the Midlands in Kwa-Zulu Natal was to attend a very special wedding for a dear friend. I was just down there for 2 nights so didn’t have much time to explore, especially as I only had wedding duties on my mind. So the Midlands is somewhere I’d love to go spend some more time at, and after doing some research, I read about the Howick Falls. The waterfall lies on the Umgeni River and are about 95m in height.
For accommodation, the Midlands Saddle and Trout Resort looks ideal.
ADDO ELEPHANT NATIONAL PARK, PORT ELIZABETH
Oh how I love elephants, they hold a special place in my heart which is why I’d love to visit the Addo National Elephant Park which is situated near the Sundays River in Port Elizabeth. The park is actually the third largest park in South Africa and offers so many outdoor activities including game viewing. Perfect for some relaxation.
I have 2 places in mind for when I go visit the beautiful elephants, Africanos Country Estate, the luxurious estate with beautiful natural earth style decor. Or there is the Stellenhof Farmstay B&B which borders the Addo Elephant Park which offers you Cape Dutch homestead style accommodation.
Seems like I’ve got a lot of planning to do!
What are your top places in South Africa that you’d like to visit?
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