News / 19 October 2022
Hook that December Holiday!
There's no better way to celebrate year-end than a December getaway. For many of us, it's the only opportunity we have to slow down and catch our breath.
Ready to make it count?
Take our advice and book now – while there's still availability and early bird deals on the go. It'll make all the difference between a happy holiday and a stressful (and more expensive!) one.
Not sure where to go? Here's what we recommend:
Central Drakensberg, KwaZulu-Natal
The Drakensberg is everything and anything you could want for your December holiday. There are mountains to hike, horses to ride, rivers to fish, and sunsets to fawn over. Should you wish to escape the crowds, this is the place to go – just don't skip a live performance by the Drakensberg Boys Choir.
Where to stay? Little Switzerland Resort
Pilanesberg, North West Province
Get your safari fix this December with a holiday near the Pilanesberg. The best part? It's close enough to Gauteng to be a convenient, comfortable drive but far enough to feel like you're truly in the wilderness. Pair your visit with a bit of glitz and glamour in the playground of Sun City.
Where to stay? Finfoot Lake Reserve
Garden Route, Western Cape
The Garden Route boasts no shortage of holiday hideouts during the festive season. There's also plenty to do over December, with Christmas craft markets and activities guaranteed to delight the little ones. There are also plenty of balmy beaches to run on and leafy forests to picnic in. Need we say more?
Where to stay? Stonehill River Lodge
South Coast, KwaZulu-Natal
If the ocean is calling your name, don't overlook a year-end break along the South Coast of KwaZulu-Natal. This laidback destination will reward you with endless beaches and epic sunsets. Pack your slops, sunnies and sunscreen, and you'll be good to go. Ice cream and slap chips, anyone?
Where to stay? Blue Marlin Hotel
Cape Town, Western Cape
Longing to visit Cape Town? With its brilliant beaches, bright lights and iconic table-shaped mountain, there's no better place to celebrate your December holis. But since it remains a popular haunt during this time, don't dare leave your planning to the last minute.
Where to stay? The Peninsula All-Suite Hotel