Time to smell the roses spring lovers. It only comes around once a year so let’s make the most of this season by escaping for a short jaunt away from all things familiar. Find yourself, love yourself and free yourself (or something along those lines anyway). Here’s a few choice spring accommodation specials to help you on your way.
Tucked away in the lush forests of Phantom Pass in Knysna, the Phantom River View log cabin will check all your boxes for a winning spring break. Seclusion, peace and quiet and comfortable accommodation are assured. The self-catering cabin sleeps six and comes with a wooden deck for outdoor braais, huge windows that overlook the forest and a swimming pool.
Spring special: From R675 a person sharing. Stay for a minimum of two nights and you will get your nights doubled for free. Book for two nights and stay for four, book for seven nights and stay for 14.
Valid until 31 Oct 2012
Click here to book your accommodation at A Phantom River View
The chic accommodation, quaint Tuscan-style courtyards and convenient location at Los Olivos at the Yard in Franschhoek will set the scene for a relaxed spring break with a loved one or a group of friends. The plush penthouses sleep 2 and 4 people and are fully equipped for self-catering should you be unable to choose from the revolving-door of tantalizing restaurants on offer.
Spring special: Pay R450 a person a night during the week and receive a complimentary cheese and wine tasting voucher. Minimum of 2 adults for 2 nights.
Valid until 31 Oct 2012
Click here to book your accommodation at Los Olivos at the Yard
If you are a Gautengeleng in need of quick nature break without too much fuss, consider Fish Eagle Schoemansdrift in the Vredefort Dome World Heritage site, on the banks of the Vaal. The wooden stilted cabin sleeps 8 people, is fully equipped and keeps its rustic charm by using sustainable gas and solar for power. Light up a braai on the deck, paddle the waters or read your favourite book to the sounds of the flowing water.
Spring special: Receive 20% discount off the minimum rate for the unit; only pay R800 for the unit sleeping up to eight guests. Children under two years stay free. Stay for longer than two nights and get an additional 10% off the total rate.
Valid until 28 Oct 2012
Click here to book your accommodation at Fish Eagle Schoemansdrift
With four luxury East African-style tents serving as your accommodation, game drives with knowledgeable rangers and Waterberg bushveld on your doorstep, Seokama Lodge is in the heart of the bush. Each tent sleeps two people with a common lodge area for get-togethers. Guests can while away the mornings bird-watching at the hide, taking a late afternoon game walk to spot some spring “bokkies” or simply relaxing by the pool.
Spring special: Pay R245 a person a night during the week including an evening game drive.
Valid unto 31 Oct 2012
Click here to book your accommodation at Seokama Lodge
Thunzi Bush Lodge is an intimate lodge that caters for a maximum of 12 guests. Chalets can sleep a romantic couple or a family of four. Just 25km from Port Elizabeth in Maitlands, the lodge has the bonus of both the coastal bush and the ocean at its fingertips. Your scrumptious breakfast can be enjoyed under the Milkwood trees in the forest clearing or overlooking the wetland.
Spring special: Pay R625 a person a night which includes a full farmhouse breakfast as well as bass fishing rods and sand boards
Valid until 30 Nov 2012
Click here to book your accommodation at Thunzi Bush Lodge
How does this sound for a romantic rendezvous: huge oak trees towering over tranquil gardens, a picnic by the rambling river and some competitive lawn croquet to test the relationship? All your needs will be catered for at River Meadow Manor in Irene, so all you will need to do is come and spend quality time with your loved one.
Spring special: Pay only R1600 per room per night sharing. This offer includes luxury accommodation, breakfast, dinner and a bottle of champagne
Valid until 30 Nov 2012
Click here to book your accommodation at River Meadow Manor
Located on a working wine farm, Excelsior Manor Guesthouse in Robertson has a real old-world charm about it with its original refurbished manor house and old trees gracing the estate. You won’t go wrong with barrels of wine to drink, sweet air fragranced with roses to smell, delicious food to eat and swish beds to recline in.
Spring special: Stay for two nights and pay R1500 per person sharing which includes accommodation, dinner on both evenings, wine tasting, wine blending and a golf cart with picnic lunch to view the flowers on the farm
Valid until 31 Sep 2012
Click here to book your accommodation at Excelsior Manor Guesthouse
For more spring accommodation specials visit getaway.accommodation.co.za
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