3 weekend adventures around the corner

by VoiceofPlay 19. August 2016 08:34

Hugenot Monument in FranschhoekIt’s that time of the year when things can start to feel like they’re getting too much to cope with. Work stress, schoolwork, and family responsibilities start piling up and the holidays feel like they’re just so… far… away…

A weekend breakaway can do wonders for your soul, mind and body so consider getting away from it all for two days and coming back rejuvenated and ready for action. To help you make a decision, we found a few places you can unwind within spitting distance of three of South Africa’s major cities. Which spots do you have around your hometown?

Mabalingwe (2h from Johannesburg)
You won’t find the Big Five anywhere closer to Joburg than in Mabalingwe (zoos don’t count!). Jump in your car after work, drive north for two hours and before the sun sets you could be watching elephants from your front porch.

Franschhoek (1h 10min from Cape Town)

Wine and fine dining is what you’ll find in this sophisticated town that oozes with French charm. Opt in this direction if you feel like being spoilt rotten.

Ballito BayBallito (45min from Durban)
You may have beaches in Durban, but Ballito is known far and wide for its epic surf, so if that’s your thing you’re probably heading that way already. Not a surfer? Not a problem. There are miles of beach to chill out on.

There are a great many options in the South African countryside where you can break away in a couple of hours, so do some research and take your pick. You can thank us on Monday.

PS: Justplay is giving away a weekend getaway worth R7,000 in less than a month, so play now to stand a chance to win a breakaway and rejuvenate yourself without spending a cent!


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