#LastMinute Festive Season: 4 day trips to try in and around Jozi

2017-12-07 19:00 - Ishani Chetty
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Cape Town - Everyone loves a long road trip as they make their way to a secluded or bustling destination. In order to escape the hustle of the City of Egoli, we have found the ideal destinations for you to head to for a day of adventuring. 

The city lights may become too bright and if you are in need of some fresh air and nature then we will have you packing your bags in no time. Jozi itself is underestimated as are its surrounding towns - littered with history and unique cultural appeal. 

SEE: 18 Budget adventures in and around Jozi that won't break the bank

Parys

It may not hold the same extravagant sites as Paris but it does have a charming factor about it. One may assume that there is not much to do in the little Parys of the Free State. Wrong. 

A short road trip of one and a half hours will bring you to Le Petit Paris Secret Passage. It may be a small town but it is filled with adrenaline pumping adventures - from skydiving to water rafting. 

SEE: Parys: The perfect small town weekend escape from Joburg 

Damoi is mooi!! Beautiful Touching the Vaalriver #parysfreestate #damoi @idodetail

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Dinokeng Conservancy National Game Reserve

Visit the big five after only a short drive out of Johannesburg. The Dinokeny Conservancy - located towards the north of Gauteng - is where you'll find the big five roaming. Visitors can take a trip on the wild side as you drive through the self drive-routes but bookings must be made in advance. 

Cost: Single-day permits R250 per vehicle (maximum 10 occupants) 

Hello Bokkie ?? #sunday #driving #home #wildlife #game #dinokeng #southafrica

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SEE:Jozi breaks: A Free State road trip 

Clarens

Known as the Jewel of the Eastern Free State, Clarens is a mere three-hours drive from Joburg and is home to a thriving local community. There is an abundance of local crafts and arts to purchase.

The sandstone mountains make for the best picturesque snaps on Instagram and you can hop on a horse to explore the natural landscape of Clarens. 

Golden Gate in all its glory! ?? by @deniellel

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Harties for a Hot air balloon ride

Drive a mere hour to experience a sky-high adventure with Bill Harrop's orginal balloon safari's - the trip takes you across the Magalies River as you are able to soar in the sky while sipping on champange. It is an ideal day trip to experience something new and once you have landed - you can enjoy a light meal in the clubhouse Pavillion restaurant.

Be sure to make it an early start and see the sun rise from high in the sky. You are able to choose from three differnt pacakges and 

Cost: Prices vary according to the package, from R 2060 - R 2600 per person. 

Well worth the 3:30am wake up call, best thing I have ever done ??

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