Welcome back and thank you for joining us as we explore another round of exciting and unique experiences South Africa has to offer. Holidays and travel are all about the experiences in my opinion. Whether you are a foodie or an adrenaline junkie, we can offer you just that and more right on your doorstep!
With that being said, let us jump right in with one of our personal favourites at number 9…
9. AN IMMERSIVE YOGA SAFARI
PLACE: Tomjachu Bush Retreat
PERFECT LENGTH: An ideal yoga safari would be 4 – 5 nights as this will ensure that you have enough time to relax and embrace Mother Nature.
WHY IS THIS THE PERFECT POST CORONA EXPERIENCE: With all the stress and uncertainty caused by Covid- 19, a yoga safari may just be the perfect recovery! You will leave your retreat feeling revitalized, renewed, and reconnected!
A LITTLE MORE ABOUT THE EXPERIENCE: Get back to nature and enjoy some private yoga classes in the wilderness. Tomjachu is the perfect place to stay and enjoy your little piece of paradise or explore the surroundings of the Lowveld (e.g: Kruger, Panorama Route) as you immerse yourself in the marvels of nature with an array of activities to keep you entertained throughout your stay. Enjoy an adventurous game drive with our knowledgeable guide, hike up to the majestic Zebra Heights and meander amongst the bounteous plains game which roam around the property or simply take in the natural beauty before you
10. CULINARY SECRETS OF THE KAROO
PLACE: African Relish
PERFECT LENGTH: They offer a number of cooking classes as well as accommodation, to enjoy a 2-night stay would be ideal.
WHY IS THIS THE PERFECT POST CORONA EXPERIENCE: After the lock-down I am sure we have all put on our chef’s hat, exploring new recipes, so why not put it to the test and enjoy an interactive cooking experience with unique and colourful dishes, learn new recipes and the history behind them.
A LITTLE MORE ABOUT THE EXPERIENCE: The charming Karoo is home to some of the most intriguing culinary secrets and at African Relish you get to experience a true South African cooking adventure. Forage in the veld and towns organic vegetable gardens on an interactive foodie tour where you will get to meet artisans and farmers while harvesting ingredients for your cooking lessons.
11. WALKING THROUGH KRUGER
PLACE: Plains Camp @ Rhino Walking Safaris
PERFECT LENGTH: We recommend at least 2 nights but ultimately 3 to 4 to truly be able to have the full walking safari experience and really soak up the beauty of the raw bush.
WHY IS THIS THE PERFECT POST CORONA EXPERIENCE: Take to the surrounding bushveld on foot, accompanied by safari guides, and witness wildlife as well as wild African fauna and flora up close and personal, in their natural habitats.
A LITTLE MORE ABOUT THE EXPERIENCE: Experience Africa’s wildlife – its sights, sounds, scents, and textures on foot, in the heart of the wilderness and enjoy your stay in luxury en-suite tents. Each tent is raised on elevated platforms and provides scenic views. From the comfort of your tent you will be greeted by elephants coming for a drink at the adjacent waterhole or enjoy a unique bush experience with a peaceful night’s sleep under the stars.
12. ESCAPE THE CITY LIGHTS
PLACE: Kagga Kamma Nature Reserve
PERFECT LENGTH: We would recommend a 2-night stay to ensure that you get all the rest and relaxation you may need along with enough time to explore the beautiful surroundings
WHY IS THIS THE PERFECT POST CORONA EXPERIENCE: Escape from the hustle and bustle of modern life and retreat to Kagga Kamma Nature Reserve, located in the peaceful Cederberg Mountains. Away from mobile phones, work and the indoors and enjoy the pure silence, breath-taking outdoors, and starlit skies.
A LITTLE MORE ABOUT THE EXPERIENCE: The Nature Reserve has a variety of unique accommodation to choose from ranging from a night under the stars and luxurious thatched rondavels to luxury cave suites and offers nature lovers a chance to experience spectacular scenery, dramatic rock formations, rich and fascinating cultural heritage, ancient rock art sites, amazing indigenous fauna and flora and phenomenal night skies. Kagga Kamma is the perfect destination for a relaxing outdoorsy breakaway.
13. EXCLUSIVE FARM STAY
PLACE: Bartholomeus Klip
PERFECT LENGTH: We recommend at least 2 nights but ultimately 3 to 4 to truly be able to have the full experience of a fully working farm and the tranquility it has to offer.
WHY IS THIS THE PERFECT POST CORONA EXPERIENCE: Whether you need to switch off and enjoy some quality time with your family, friends and loved ones, or are in dire need of some adrenaline-powered action this tranquil luxury farm stay offers just that.
A LITTLE MORE ABOUT THE EXPERIENCE: The perfect farm-style hospitality, idyllic location in the peaceful countryside and delicious fresh food. This Victorian style homestead makes you feel right at home with beautiful fine fabrics and family antiques. This large private estate is a working wheat farm, with flocks of sheep as well as a buffalo and tortoise breeding project. Enjoy walking, hiking, mountain biking, canoeing, and bird-watching, or just switch off and relax.
14. THE ULTIMATE MODERN SELF – DRIVE SAFARI
PLACE: Tread Lite 4×4 hire – Jimny
PERFECT LENGTH: To enjoy the full self-drive experience, a minimum 3-night stay is recommended for a short getaway, but a longer trip is advised to minimise drive time over the experience.
WHY IS THIS THE PERFECT POST CORONA EXPERIENCE: This is the perfect getaway for after lock-down. It is time to enjoy South Africa and your freedom again by escaping the city and exploring the beauty at your own pace.
A LITTLE MORE ABOUT THE EXPERIENCE: Ever wanted to tackle a 4×4 route or go camping but didn’t have the right wheels or the outdoor gear for a night under the star lit skies? From the big five national parks, including the Kruger National Park and the Pilanesberg Game Reserve to name just two, to the picturesque landscapes and beautiful coastal regions of the Garden Route, Wild Coast and KwaZulu-Natal, with a kitted out Jimny you can do just that.
15. WALKING THE NATURAL PATH OF AFRICA
PLACE: Simbavati Trails Camp
PERFECT LENGTH: To enjoy the full walking trail experience, a 3-night stay is recommended.
WHY IS THIS THE PERFECT POST CORONA EXPERIENCE: Enjoy a complete off-the-grid digital detox with bucket showers filled with hot water, hearty meals prepared over an open fire by an expert cook, no electricity, nor cell phone reception. Just you and truly raw nature, in the heart of an untamed African wildlife wonderland.
A LITTLE MORE ABOUT THE EXPERIENCE: Experiencing the bush on foot is entirely different from being on a safari vehicle, enabling you to completely immerse yourself in the mesmerizing sights, sounds and smells of the African bush.
16. OVERLAND ADVENTURES WITH YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS
PLACE: Sidewinding Travels
PERFECT LENGTH: There are a number of set packages to choose from that are best suited to you…and your pocket! The minimum booking is 15 nights alternatively you can book a custom trip based on your budget, dates and interests.
WHY IS THIS THE PERFECT POST CORONA EXPERIENCE: Enjoy an activity filled unique and inspirational experience that will leave you with some great lasting memories of Southern Africa and tales to tell for years to come with optimal comfort on your journey to ensure relaxation on the move.
A LITTLE MORE ABOUT THE EXPERIENCE: Explore all the corners of majestic Africa and experience her magnanimous beauty first-hand at your own pace with an experienced guide with extensive knowledge. So if you enjoy the freedom of being able to stop when you want to and spend a little more time at an interesting attraction, then a guided ‘self-drive’ tour may be the ideal choice for you.