4 SA destinations for the perfect girls weekend away

Spring is finally here. That means no more hibernating in your blankets and spending your time indoors, it’s time to go out into the sunshine and have some fun.

And what could be more fun than gathering all your girls and having an awesome weekend away?

Drinking wine, snapping cool pictures, lazing in nature – you can enjoy it all without worrying about partners, children or work.
Whether it’s for a bachelorette party, a family reunion or just a chance to blow off some steam, a weekend away is the perfect opportunity to go on a mini-adventure and make some memories.

The best part is that there are many incredible destinations right here in SA. Here are 4 places that are perfect for a weekend getaway:

1. Drakensberg, Midlands KZN

Jane Austen once wrote: “What are men compared to rocks and mountains?” and if you want some mountains in your life there is no better place than the Drakensberg. There are various places to stay from hotels and resorts to self-catering spots.

Not only are the mountain’s glorious, but  there are also a number of activities to do, from canoeing and horseback riding to hiking and spa treatments  - and if all you just want is a relaxed weekend, you can just hangout and enjoy the fresh mountain air.

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2. Franschhoek, Western Cape

If you are a group of foodies, or just enjoy the fancier things in life, Franschoek is the perfect place for you.  As the gourmet capital of the country, it boasts some of the best restaurants in the land and is in the heart of wine country, so there are lots vineyards to explore and plenty of wine to drink. There is even a Wine Tram that will get you to the best vineyards and restaurants.   

Even if you are not looking for a food central getaway, there is still plenty to do in Franschhoek. There are walking trails, a nature reserve, bike trails – all that let you enjoy the breath taking scenery.

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3. Sun City, North West

Sun City is the perfect place to let loose and just be. You sit at one of the very many pools and sip cocktails, try your luck at the casinos, do a variety of water sports or go dancing – there is plenty to keep you entertained. There are a number of accommodation options, so you can choose one that fits your budget.

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4. Umhlanga Rocks, KZN

Sometimes lounging on the beach, looking at the sea is not enough, you actually want to get into the water and have some fun. That’s why Umhlanga is perfect. The beaches are beautiful and water is the perfect temperature for a dip, thanks to the warm Indian Ocean. Umhlanga is also close to a number of awesome restaurants, bars, spas and shopping malls – all the things you need for a luxurious, fun weekend away.

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