News / 14 December 2022
Plan ahead for your 2023 holidays
If you’re someone who loves to plan ahead when it comes to your holidays, you’re in luck. We’ve done all the travel research, so you don’t have to.
Ready to kick-start your 2023 travel planning right now?
Here’s exactly where to go, and what to do before everyone else beats you to it.
Segway safari at Finfoot
Where? Finfoot Lake Reserve, North West Province
Get yourself outdoors in 2023 with an adventure at Finfoot Lake Reserve. Just a 90-minute drive from Jozi and Pretoria, it offers a range of safari activities, such as 4x4 game drives and sunset barge cruises. For those wanting to experience the wilderness without breaking a sweat, don’t skip the guided Segway safari.
Rhino dehorning at Tala
Where? Tala Collection Game Reserve, KwaZulu-Natal
If giving back tops your travel list in 2023, make your way to Tala Collection Game Reserve. A small donation will get you a front-row seat to a live dehorning with the team at Rave Rhino. This local NPO provides 24-hour protection for Tala’s population of endangered white rhinos. A portion of visitor gate fees also directly supports their efforts.
Tiger Fishing at Jozini
Where? Lake Jozini Tiger Lodge & Spa, KwaZulu-Natal
If you’re longing for that quiet lakeside holiday in 2023, look no further than Jozini Tiger Lodge & Spa, hidden at the foot of the Lebombo Mountains. Just imagine it: sunset cruises, luxury spa treatments, and plenty of sun lounging. If the thrill of reeling in a feisty tigerfish is really what you’re after, then this is just the place to go.
Nature walking at Stonehill
Where? Stonehill River Lodge, Western Cape
Looking to reconnect with nature in 2023? Snap up a room at Stonehill River Lodge, then join a guided walk led by Neil, a local river and field guide. He offers guests the chance to see, smell and feel what's going on around them, ending each excursion at the nursery, where you can purchase indigenous plants to take home with you.
Birding at Nibela
Where? Nibela Lake Lodge, KwaZulu-Natal
Whether you’re a long-time twitcher or have just begun to dabble in the world of birding, don’t give Nibela Lake Lodge a miss. This remote property is the only holiday accommodation on the northern banks of Lake St. Lucia, so no crowds to compete with. Keep an eye out for Narina Trogons, African Broadbills, and Green Malkohas, to name a few.
Wine tasting at Le Franschhoek
Where? Le Franschhoek Hotel & Spa, Western Cape
Wine-aficionados, assemble! Kick-start your 2023 with an indulgent holiday at Le Franschhoek Hotel & Spa. There’s no better place to spend your days sipping Chenin in the sun while you plot out your year. The cuisine prepared by Chef Kyle is also out of this world. Oh, and there’s also a top-rated spa on-site, too.
Horse riding at Little Switzerland
Where? Little Switzerland Hotel, KwaZulu-Natal
If you've always wanted to try horse riding, head to the charming alpine resort of Little Switzerland Hotel. Saddle on your trusty steed and embark on a guided ride. If you prefer to keep your feet firmly on the ground, there are easier slackpacking routes branching out from the property.