Places to go this Easter Weekend without breaking the bank

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It’s just about two and a bit weeks away until the Easter long-weekend and it still rates way up there as a firm South African favourite to pack your bags, the family and jump on the plane to travel somewhere amazing and catch a well-deserved break.

If you have not yet made any plans for the long-weekend then no need to break out in a cold sweat, because kulula.com has done all the hard work for you. There is still time to book that getaway, just have a look at the below and start packing your bags!

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Blue Marlin Hotel in Scottburgh

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Just 40 minutes from Durban you will find the welcoming town of Scottburgh and perched on top of a green hill, families will be welcomed by the Blue Marlin hotel. With its warm, family oriented ambience the hotel features 122 modern rooms with the magnificent views of the main beachfront.

As an added bonus the hotel also features family superior rooms, which sleep two adults and two children under 12 years, babysitting services over this peak period, a children’s play room and kids between the ages of six and 12 pay 50% of the adult rate.

For the romantics, you will be charged from R3615 per person based on two adults sharing for three nights in a standard room, three days car rental (Group T) standard cover and return flights from Lanseria to Durban, including estimated airport taxes.

Riverside Hotel & Spa in Durban

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This luxury hotel and spa is situated on the banks of the Umgeni River in Durban North, not too far from the city centre and not too far from the beach.

Durban is home to the Valley of a Thousand Hills, the warm Indian Ocean, the Botanic Gardens, and a diverse culture owning to our rich South African past. For families wanting to enjoy the long weekend together you will be pleased to know that the hotel offers babysitting facilities, family rooms, which sleeps two adults and two children under twelve and children up to 11 years stay free of charge when sharing with two full paying adults with only meals being charged on consumption.  From R4250 per person sharing, with three nights in a standard room with breakfast daily, three days’ car rental (Group T) standard cover and return flights from Lanseria to Durban, including estimated airport taxes.

CAPE TOWN

Dolphin Beach Hotel in Bloubergstrand

Screen Shot 2017-03-27 at 11.49.06Perched on an endless stretch of powdery white beach, the Dolphin Beach Hotel faces the sun-dappled sea and magnificent Table Mountain across the bay. With the ocean in front and a beautiful wetland vlei behind, the Dolphin Beach Hotel offers the serene atmosphere of an exclusive resort.  From your balcony you will be able to enjoy sweeping views of the Atlantic or from your patio views of the wetland vlei. All rooms sleep two adults and two children up to 12 years and children stay free of charge with only meals being charged for on consumption.

Don’t forget to pop into the Blowfish Restaurant, rated as one of Cape Town's top fish, seafood and sushi restaurants, which is situated on the premises. This restaurant will also take care of your breakfast, lunch, dinner and room service requirements. Couples can experience the weekend in style from R4776 per person sharing with three nights in a standard room with breakfast daily, three days car rental (Group T) standard cover and return flights from Lanseria to Cape Town, including estimated airport taxes.

Pepperclub Hotel & Spa in Cape Town CBD

Screen Shot 2017-03-27 at 11.50.21Sweep your special someone away with a new level of sophistication and unparalleled luxury living at the Pepperclub Hotel and Spa, which has arrived in the heart of cosmopolitan Cape Town.

Surprise that special him or her from R5479 per person sharing for three nights in a deluxe studio room, three days car rental (Group T) standard cover and return flights from Lanseria to Cape Town, including estimated airport taxes. If you are visiting as a family then kids will be entertained by the Odeon Cinema and the Beach Club. Free accommodation for kids up to the age of 11, when sharing with two full paying adults in a Superior Deluxe Studio.

GARDEN ROUTE 

Oubaai Hotel Golf & Spa in George

Screen Shot 2017-03-27 at 11.51.31Visit the Oubaai Hotel, Golf & Spa in George on the Garden Route that extends along the Western Cape from Mosselbaai to Port Elizabeth.

All rooms sleep two adults and one child and children up to the age of 11 stay free, when sharing with two full paying adults. Get this amazing break from R7235 per person sharing for three nights in a Standard Room with breakfast daily, three days’ car rental (Group T) standard cover and return flights from Johannesburg to George, including estimated airport taxes.

Tsitsikamma Lodge & Spa in Stormsriver

Screen Shot 2017-03-27 at 11.52.12For those of you who would like to be surrounded by mountains and tucked away in the forest, the Tsitsikamma Lodge is a haven of peace where a warm welcome and friendly service is combined with nature to provide a perfect break over the Easter long-weekend for families who would like to get away from the hustle and bustle. The lodge is an AA Award Winning Leisure Hotel, which guarantees unobtrusive and personal service. An ideal place to enjoy time with the family for a much-deserved break. From R7385 per person sharing for three nights in a gardenette which accommodates 2 adults and 2 children up to the age of 18 with breakfast included daily. Children up to the age of five stay for free and children from six up to 18 pay 50% of the adult rate and meals when sharing with 2 full paying adults. Also included is three days’ car rental (Group T) standard cover and return flights from Johannesburg to George, including estimated airport taxes.

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