Cape Town - Cascading waterfalls, scenic drives and a place called 'God's Window' can only amount to one of the most breathtaking places on Earth right!? This is Mpumalanga is - and so much more.
If you're looking to do something amazing with your family, friends or lover this upcoming Freedom Day long weekend, why not make Mpumalanga your destination of choice?
We've already sourced our 3 Favourite accommodation options in the area for you:
Mount Sheba, A Forever Lodge
Set in Mount Sheba Nature Reserve and surrounded by rainforest, this rustic lodge is 23 km from the town of Pilgrim's Rest. The indigenous forests that surround the resort offer the guests a tranquil atmosphere in which they can enjoy their holiday.
Breakfast and dinner are typically included, and there's a restaurant and a bar. You can opt for self-catering too.
Additional amenities include tennis courts, a sauna, an outdoor pool and spa treatments. Parking is free, and there's a caravan site. Minimum stay rules may apply.
Where: Grootfonteinberg, Lydenburg Street, outside Pilgrims Rest
Cost: From R1 900 per chalet for two
Also, if you book the current special on Groupon, you can get a two-night stay for up to four people from R899 for a one-night weeknight stay for four.
Dankhof Guest House
Dankhof is a quiet, clean and well-kept establishment that is able to sleep up to 8 guests.
The guest house is owner managed and all meals are prepared by the owner himself, who says, “I strive to create for you a true home away from home and go out of my way to let you feel welcome and at home, always with a smile.”
Groups can book the entire house have use of all areas just like the way you will be use to at your own home.
There is a private garden as well as a main garden, lounge and the covered veranda/stoep.
Where: Lydenburg, Mpumalanga
Cost: R2 917 per night, sleeps 8 people
NOTE: This is an Airbnb listing, which means it will be booked soon. There are, however, many more similar listings in Lydenburg on Airbnb.
For something romantic…
Forest Creek Lodge cottages
These highly-acclaimed lodges are private and have stunning views of the natural surroundings.
Activities include clay pigeon shooting, spa treatments, the 'Bush bath' and birding, which can all be booked during your stay.
Where: outside Dullstroom
Cost: From R1 200 to R1 500 per cottage, per night
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