Where to travel! SA Travel inspiration - March 2022

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We're always on the lookout for fresh and interesting new places to stay and every month we share the rundown of the latest hotel news, trends, new venues, and enticing local travel offers that you don't want to miss. Here's a look at some of the many reasons to explore South Africa that caught our imagination this month.

REASONS TO TRAVEL Beautiful Things 2022 exhibition in Graskop

The Graskop Gorge Lift in Mpumalanga

From March 10 to 16 the Graskop Gorge Lift in Mpumalanga’s Drakensberg Escarpment region hosts Beautiful Things 2022, a colourful showcase of the work of 90 of South Africa’s finest contemporary artisans. This remarkable once-off exhibition is a reason to visit the region in and of itself, although of course we suggest combining a trip with a tour of the many sights along the Panorama Route such as Gods Window and the Blyde River Canyon.

INTERNATIONAL FLIGHT DEAL The Emirates' flight sale

The Emirates South African flight sale continues until March 31, 2022. If you're planning an overseas trip this year, then head to to scout out top deals on return flights to Phuket, London, Istanbul and Dubai that start from as little as R7,239 return. You have until March 31, 2022 to book for travel until November 30, 2022. Find out more and book here.

LOCAL FLIGHT  DEAL  FlySafair to Cape Town from R769

March's hottest domestic flight deal comes courtesy of budget airline favourite FlySafair. Book before March 15 for travel between May 3 and 10 and you can pick up flights between Joburg and Cape Town for just R769 one-way. Book online here.

WHERE TO STAY IN... Hazyview – three great escapes

The pool deck at Summerfields Rose Retreat & Spa near Hazyview

Sitting between the Kruger Park and the spectacular views of the Panorama Route, Hazyview is perfectly situated for a city getaway that combines awesome drives, top wildlife sightings and warm weather. The drive to Hazyview from Joburg is about four hours, or alternatively fly to Nelspruit (about one hour away) and rent a car. The town's name comes from the haze that hangs over this area of the lowveld bushveld in summer, and surrounding the town are lush plantations farming bananas, coffee, avocado, mango, citrus fruit and macadamia. 

One kilomtree outside of town we love Rissington Inn, offering spacious and good-value rooms surrounded by beautiful lush gardens and the warmest of welcomes. Seven kilometres out of town on the site of a lush old farm, Summerfields Rose Retreat & Spa is a Five-Star luxury tented lodge with a delightful location overlooking the Sabie River valley while 20 kilometres west of Hazyview is AfriCamps at Mackers, a family-friendly 'glamping' self-catering campsite situated on the banks of the Sabie River. 

SPLENDID ISOLATION! Hide away at these mountain top chalets


If world news has you in a tailspin right now – take your pick from three self-catering chalets or two luxury safari tents looking out over the valleys of the Schoeman Mountains in Mpumalanga at Wolwekrans Eco Lodge (about 300km from Joburg). There is a major emphasis on sustainable eco-friendly practices, everything is solar-powered and the water comes from a pure mountain spring that lies within the property.  All the cottages have been placed far from each other to maximise privacy and mountain views and each comes with its own private boma. In addition to just soaking up the peace and quiet and lack of phone signal, there's good hiking in the area and the possibility to hike down to a nearby waterfall. Find out more and book here.


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