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Five places to travel to this winter in South Africa

Panashe Ziramba - 02.07.2021

Check out these five beautiful places to visit this winter.

Although this winter might have us trying to snuggle up in our beds, a winter break to these beautiful destinations is needed and still achievable too.

Some of these destinations feel cosy and are warm enough to stick around for long periods. Even in the rain or on cold days, these holiday spots are still very adaptable.

Here’s the list of places to travel to this winter in South Africa

White River, Mpumalanga

White River, situated in the Mpumalanga province just north of Nelspruit, is the perfect spot from which to explore the magical beauty of the Lowveld.

It includes the world-famous Kruger National Park, many other game reserves and also the beautiful Blyde River Canyon; God’s Window and lots of waterfalls. The cooler climate & higher altitude make it a good option for a base for a safari.

The Magaliesberg of Gauteng

Situated below the Witwatersrand mountain, Magaliesberg is undoubtedly chilly at night but oozes with the nice warm sun during the day. This dream destination offers different types of stay-ins, such as country lodges, country houses, hotels, self-catering accommodation, game lodges and camping grounds.Magaliesburg also packs a large range of activities in arts and crafts, shopping, camping and spas.

Haenertsburg, Magoebaskloof Hotel, Limpopo

The Magoebaskloof Hotel is the ideal retreat for those wishing to escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. The hotel is particularly well situated as a premier birding destination. Magoebaskloof is known for its warm hospitality and is still enjoyable through all seasons.

South Coasts of KwaZulu Natal Coastline

It starts just outside Durban in the town of Amanzimtoti and stretches along 120 kilometres of glorious coastline down to Port Edward.

The winters are mild and the summers are typical of a sub-tropical paradise. For 365 days, the weather is perfect. The KZN South Coast is one of the few destinations that can truly please everyone. There is a wide choice of accommodation such as caravan parks, B&B’s, self-catering establishments, beach homes as well as high-end hotels and luxury apartments.

Dinokeng, Hammanskraal

Perfectly nested about 50 minutes from Pretoria and 1hr30 minutes from Johannesburg. Accommodation includes camping sites and self-catering spaces. A family-focused caravan park that is peaceful yet vibing in the bushveld surroundings. Unwind, destress, have fun and make memories.