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Be Inspired by the Magic of Mpumalanga

Bordered by Mozambique and Swaziland in the east and Gauteng in the west, Mpumalanga is a land full of natural beauty and contrasts – from the mountain peaks to the panoramic lowveld. Here are our top reasons for adding Mpumalanga to your South Africa itinerary.

  • Non-stop adventure

    The diverse natural landscapes lend themselves to exploring in a variety of ways, which is why you’ll find adventure activities all across the province. You can try your hand at Quad Bike tours, horse riding, hiking and white water rafting, but the list doesn’t end there. There are waterfalls to explore, cliffs to abseil, caves to tour and hot air balloons to ride in as you float across picturesque landscapes.

  • Blyde River Canyon

    Perhaps the most incredible sight not to miss is the Blyde River Canyon, located in Mpumalanga on the northern parts of the Drakensberg Escarpment. This natural phenomenon has been shaped over millions of years – once a deep sea trench that has become a canyon on land. Within the canyon be sure to witness the highlights including the Bourke’s Luck Potholes and God’s Window.

  • Game viewing

    Game viewing is arguably the highlight for anyone visiting Mpumulanga – home to the world famous Kruger National Park and Sabi Sands Game Reserve. Here you have the best chance of spotting the Big 5 – lion, elephant, rhino, leopard and buffalo – on safari, an experience that will leave you with memories for a lifetime. There is also ample bird life, making it one of the best places for bird watching in the country.

  • Culture and Heritage

    The customs and tradition of the local people can be felt at every turn across Mpumalanga – a melting pot of Zulu, Swazi and Ndebele people. Small traditional villages can be found dotting the countryside, as well as markets featuring local craft and cuisine.

  • Unique Accommodation

    In Mpumalanga, nature is at the heart of everything – including where you sleep. The area is home to a unique array of accommodation including luxury lodges and boutique camps. It’s an incredible way to immerse yourself in the wildlife that the area is known for, while also enjoying all the creature comforts and amenities of a modern resort.

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Mount Amanzi

Mount Amanzi

Hartbeespoort, North West Province, South Africa

Images displayed on the DAE website resort profiles are images of the relevant resort but may not be the specific unit available for reservations. Deep in the heart of the Magaliesberg Mountains, nestled along the banks of the Crocodile River, lies one of the most picturesque resorts our country has to offer. Winner of various hospitality and conferencing awards, Mount Amanzi boasts 166 self-catering chalets, sleeping five or six guests. The Old Kitchen Restaurant offers guests a choice between delicious buffet options and an impressive a la carte menu, and our guests never hesitate to compliment us on our tasty wholesome food, excellent service and outstanding value. Mount Amanzi offers comfortable well-appointed chalets and an exciting range of facilities - from swimming pools and lighted tennis courts to adventure golf, a games room and planned activities for the entire family. With some of the units situated right on the river front, guests are treated to spectacular views and will enjoy the tranquillity of being completely immersed in nature. Trampolines, a cricket pitch, fly fishing - there is something for everyone. Or do as many guests do, simply relax by the pool and enjoy the beauty of nature. The resort also offers fully catered conferences for corporate companies and breathtaking wedding & special events facilities, too. A mere 45-minute drive from Johannesburg and a 35-minute drive from Pretoria, Mount Amanzi is truly a home away from home for those who seek a taste of adventure in breathtaking surroundings, but who never wish to compromise comfort.

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Baywater Village

Baywater Village

Sedgefield, Garden Route, South Africa

Situated on the shores of Swartvlei Lake in the heart of the Garden Route, Baywater Village offers idyllic surroundings and excellent facilities. It is ideal for a fun filled, activity packed family holiday or an easy going, peaceful getaway. <br /><br />The generously-equipped self-catering chalets are artfully placed in the sprawling gardens estate to ensure ultimate privacy. Tastefully furnished and well-appointed, the units offer every luxury (comfort) and convenience in idyllic surroundings. <br /><br />In addition to the resort&rsquo;s location which makes it the perfect base from which to explore the Garden Route&rsquo;s many treasures, the Resort provides numerous recreational activities and a host of water sports. Its close proximity to a number of beautiful beaches combined with the opportunity to enjoy some of the area&rsquo;s top tourist hot spots make this a perfect holiday destination. Although Baywater Village offers everything your heart may desire, a short distance in either direction will prove to be a great experience. This area has many treasures to offer: magnificent trails, beaches, lakes, or ferry trips on the Knysna Lagoon. There is fishing, locally brewed beers, excellent restaurants, craft centres, museums and art galleries. For the more adventurous type there is abseiling, canoeing, horse riding, four-wheeling through the forest and lots of hidden gems that will amaze you. All this within 50 kilometres of the resort in either direction. <br /><br />The tranquil get-away of Baywater Village is a perfectly positioned to enjoy the Garden Route's natural beauty. Come make the most of it. <br /><br />Images displayed on the DAE website resort profiles are images of the relevant resort but may not be the specific unit available for reservations.

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Blue Marlin Hotel

Blue Marlin Hotel

Scottburgh, Kwazulu Natal South Coast, South Africa

The Blue Marlin Hotel overlooks the beautiful golden sands of Scottburgh beach; a sun-kissed stretch of paradise that offers an unforgettable holiday experience. Ideally located, you'll have easy access to everything from spectacular rugged coastline to verdant rainforest and sub-tropical hinterland teeming with wildlife.<br /><br />The Accommodation at Blue Marlin features 122 modern rooms, which are equipped with selected DSTV channels, coffee and tea facilities, ceiling fans, a bath and/or shower - as well as daily cleaning. Accommodation is comfortable and many make use of the Spa after a day in the salt and sun. Then there's the outdoor swimming pool. Relax by the crystal-clear water with your favourite author, a cold drink and something delicious from the restaurant. Perfect. If you'd prefer something with fewer calories, try a couple of sets in the games room where table tennis, pool and darts are offered.<br /><br />There is plenty to do in the area, including four golf courses and a trip to Oribi Gorge Nature Reserve is s pure delight. This stunning landscape is home to a diverse range of rare flora and fauna, as well as ancient rock art and engravings. Well worth a visit. Crow World offers the opportunity to see crocodiles up close, without fear of being their next meal. It's a fascinating glimpse into the secret world of these living dinosaurs. Surfing's a favourite pastime and, if you love your coffee, you'll love a trip to Beaver Creek Coffee Estate. It's the most southerly coffee farm in the world and probably the freshest brew you'll ever taste.<br /><br />The Blue Marlin Hotel continues to be a place where unforgettable holiday memories are made. Come make some of your own. <br /><br />Images displayed on the DAE website resort profiles are images of the relevant resort but may not be the specific unit available for reservations.

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Caribbean Estates

Caribbean Estates

Port Edward, Kwazulu Natal South Coast, South Africa

Images displayed on the DAE website resort profiles are images of the relevant resort but may not be the specific unit available for reservations. The Caribbean Resort is perfectly positioned in the lush tropical conservation area of South Africa's magnificent Wild Coast. Bordered by secluded beaches and the Umtamvuna River, this charming timeshare resort is the answer to your longing for a first-class seaside holiday. Direct access to unspoiled beaches and the river is via scenic walkways through a beautiful conservation area, where a huge variety of bird life can be seen. The patient observer may even come across small buck species and Samango monkeys. The stylish and luxurious splendour of the rooms gives careful consideration to comfort and convenience, and form an ideal base from which to launch exciting and adventurous escapades. Swim, sunbathe, surf, dive, snorkel, fish, barbecue, horse-ride, golf or go on a river cruise from dawn to dusk - it's all possible from the Caribbean Estates. Facilities on the estate includes a beautiful swimming pool complex, and two all-weather, floodlit tennis courts. You can bring your own boat. Younger guests certainly haven't been forgotten. They'll spend hours on the jungle gym, trampoline, and in the paddling pool, while parents watch from under the pool gazebo with a cool drink. With luxury accommodation, plenty of on-site facilities and the Wild Coast Sun Casino's world-class entertainments on your doorstep, you are set for a dream holiday filled with activities to suit your every mood.

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Caribbean Estates Tortuga

Caribbean Estates Tortuga

Port Edward, Kwazulu Natal South Coast, South Africa

Images displayed on the DAE website resort profiles are images of the relevant resort but may not be the specific unit available for reservations. Exclusivity has a new home-Caribbean Estates! Located at the southern tip of Kwazulu-Natal, this beautiful resort is ideally located on the unspoiled Umtamvuna River. Nestled behind five hectares of protected indigenous coastal dunes, and surrounded by luxuriant gardens and sub-tropical parkland, it's a Caribbean-style hideaway with its own pristine beach frontage. The golden sands and clear blue water of the Indian Ocean are, literally, at the bottom of the garden. With its own private, boat-launching facility on the river, Caribbean Estates is a must for water-sports and angling enthusiasts. Featuring vibrant colours, verandas and balconies, deep eaves and gabled roofs, the resort's gorgeous self-catering accommodations are perfect for a long-anticipated beach holiday. Relax by one of the beautiful pools with a cocktail or hike one of the spectacular trails on foot or in the saddle. Bike or horse, the choice is yours. And if you feel like tennis, the all-weather, floodlit tennis courts are just the ticket. There's plenty of other activities, like riding a jet ski or taking a cruise. You can play 18 holes or just lie on the beach and enjoy the sound of the surf. The local area has a number of superb restaurants and it's well worth venturing out to discover what's available. You won't be disappointed. If you're after a holiday where every day is new and exciting, then Caribbean Estates is the place for you.

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Crystal Springs Mountain Lodge

Crystal Springs Mountain Lodge

Pilgrims Rest, Mpumalanga, South Africa

The luxurious Crystal Springs Mountain Lodge is set in a 2,400 hectares game reserve, rich with fauna, flora and African wildlife. Located above the picturesque town of Pilgrims Rest, it's close to all of the amazing natural attractions of the Eastern highlands and the world-famous Kruger National Park, home to the Big Five. <br /><br />The well-appointed and comfortable rooms make the most of the sweeping views and the many activities that centre on the great outdoors. <br /><br />The resort boasts four well-established and scenic walking trails. Enjoy a game drive in the resort's open vehicles with an experienced game ranger. Kids are catered for with a special playground, games room with pool tables, 2 outside chess sets, 2 heated outside swimming pools and 3 swimming pools (not heated), table tennis and a wide range of board games. Particular attention has been made to ensure this is a family-friendly resort, complete with putt-putt course, trampolines and tennis courts. Enjoy the beautiful natural gardens surrounded by cliffs and forest-filled gorges, sweeping views, murmuring streams and cool natural pools.<br /><br />In one of the most beautiful areas in the world, this resort is truly a window to heaven. <br /><br />Images displayed on the DAE website resort profiles are images of the relevant resort but may not be the specific unit available for reservations.

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Durban Spa

Durban Spa

Durban, Kwazulu Natal - Durban, South Africa

Images displayed on the DAE website resort profiles are images of the relevant resort but may not be the specific unit available for reservations. Step out onto Durban's glorious Golden Mile, fringed by sandy white beaches and sparkling blue seas. Stroll through the quirky pavement markets or visit the lively pubs and restaurants. All this can be found right on the Durban Spa's doorstep. Watch the sun rise over the Indian Ocean from the spacious balcony and revel in the magnificent sea views. A calm and cool haven from the bustling beach action, the comfortable self-catering rooms are fresh and spotlessly clean. To further enhance a total family getaway, rooms include a fully-equipped kitchen with microwave and dishwasher, plus air-conditioning and multi-channel cable TV. Start the day by jogging, walking or cycling on the promenade or an early morning swim in the warm ocean. A surfer's heaven, Durban is known for being one of the top surf destinations in the world. Bask in the sun and then return to the hotel to wallow in the heated pool, soak in the sauna and fully relax in the Jacuzzi. To freshen up, take a dip in the cold water pool on the lush roof garden. Kids are also well catered for, with a heap of activities. Centrally located in the heart of Durban's fun-time area, walk to uShaka Marine World, harbour cruises or the Sunday beachfront Flea Market along the North Beach promenade. For an exciting outing, take a short drive to the Suncoast Casino and Entertainment World for a day of Vegas-type shows and excitement. If you are looking for sun-packed action all year round, send yourself on holiday to the Durban Spa.

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Royal Wharf

Royal Wharf

St Francis Bay, Eastern Cape, South Africa

Images displayed on the DAE website resort profiles are images of the relevant resort but may not be the specific unit available for reservations. Just south of the world-famous surfing town of Jeffries Bay, South Africa, one enters picture-perfect St Francis. And 'picture perfect' it truly is. Strict building codes require the exclusive use of white-washed walls and black thatch roofs. This gives the town an incredible aesthetic uniformity that is both beautiful and unique. The Royal Wharf Resort, set on Moby Dick Canal, is one of South Africa's most exclusive marina developments and blends seamlessly into the rustic, yet stylish, beauty of this lovely seaside town. The distinctive old-world charm of your accommodation hides a wealth of modern comforts, spanning everything from DVD players to microwaves, dishwashers, heating and even your own charcoal braai. Spacious and luxurious duplex units look out over rolling green lawns and the canal, which features its own private beach and slipway alongside the floating jetties and boat moorings. If you are a boatie and have your own craft - this is the ideal place to bring it. Even if you're not one for bobbing about on the water, you'll find no shortage of things to do. Have some fun in the games room. Shoot the breeze over the pool table or tumble into the sparkling pool. Bring kit to indulge in your favourite water sport. The list goes on: bicycling, table tennis, volleyball and Fooseball vie for your attention, while local attractions include a dive and surf school, sandboarding, Seal Point Lighthouse, The Shell Museum and a wildflower reserve. Come feel blessed in St Francis, at the Royal Wharf.

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Little Eden

Little Eden

Cullinan, Gauteng, South Africa

Images displayed on the DAE website resort profiles are images of the relevant resort but may not be the specific unit available for reservations. Set high along the edge of an ancient ravine surrounded by pristine magnificence, this is a nature lover's paradise with spectacular views and every convenient facility. Built in rustic stone, timber and thatched to blend into the bush on a game farm, Little Eden is one of those rare places where man and nature exist in perfect harmony. Little Eden is an ideal escape from city madness, and a shrine to inner serenity. Every attention has been given to the authentic bushveld setting, with the self-catering units seamlessly combining modern Africana with the traditional farmhouse décor, including an old-fashioned claw bath tub in the luxurious bathroom. A haven for families, there's a plethora of resort action-packed activities, with artful outdoor pool, kids' playground, indoor spa, fully equipped gym, BMX track, trampoline and full tennis courts at the resort. Set your own pace on walks through scenic mountain kloofs where the rock pools will tempt you to stop for a drink. And for those wanting a gentle option, simply sit and absorb the peace and beauty of your surroundings as you gaze out over the bushveld, rich with birds and small game. Perhaps you might even indulge in a little fishing. The resort offers anglers excellent river-fishing opportunities. What's more, the resort's a mere 12 km drive from the town of Cullinan where you can explore museums, interesting shops, pubs and restaurants. Whoever you are, you'll soon see why the idyllic getaway of Little Eden offers the holiday of a lifetime.

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Sandy Place

Sandy Place

St Lucia, Kwazulu Natal Far North Coast, South Africa

Images displayed on the DAE website resort profiles are images of the relevant resort but may not be the specific unit available for reservations. Sandy Place is located in St Lucia along the main road or McKenzie Street, on the far northern KwaZulu-Natal coast, making it the perfect getaway. The comfortable, fully self-catering accommodation provides a comfortable and peaceful base from which to explore St Lucia. Relax by the cool swimming pool or go for a guided hike or nature walk where the views are incredible. There is also a trampoline, games room and jungle gym for the kiddies. A pool table, table tennis, fooze-ball and Playstations with games are available. We also have a toddlers room for the really little ones to lay back and watch a movie, socialise or do some colouring. For those that like a faster pace of life, you'll love a quad-bike tour - it's an exciting way to discover the area. Other activities include horse riding, seasonal whale watching and turtle tours, kayaking, cruises on the estuary, deep sea fishing, a big cat rehab centre close to Hluhluwe and elephant interaction about an hour's drive away. The Hluhluwe iMfolozi Game Reserve is also an experience not to be missed. Lions, elephants and rhino - both black and white - abound in this beautiful game reserve. The majority of shops and a variety of restaurants are within walking distance of the resort. St Lucia is a breathtaking patchwork of different environments, creating a place of beauty and wonder so that, from wetlands and savannah to spectacular coastline, the area has it all. At Sandy Place, you'll stroll pristine golden sand fringed with lush green vegetation and the blue waters of the ocean. Unforgettable!

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Sodwana Bay Lodge

Sodwana Bay Lodge

Hluhluwe, Kwazulu Natal Far North Coast, South Africa

If you're looking for adventure, then there's no better place to start than Sodwana Bay Lodge. <br /><br />A stone's throw from the pristine waters of Lake Shazibe, and surrounded by lush vegetation, the thatched chalets are carefully designed to blend in seamlessly with the eco-orientated nature of the area. Their exteriors exude a rustic charm that belies the comfortable and modern accommodation within. It's like a self-catering safari with a bar and swimming pool!<br /><br />Wide lakes and extensive river estuaries, fertile swamp, sand and lush forests are woven together into a rich tapestry that pulsates with vitality and life. A guided walk amongst the glorious red ivory and yellow fever trees will bring you up close and personal with the Big 5 (black rhino, elephant, buffalo, lion and the elusive leopard), along with a rich array of antelope and bird species. The Tembe Elephant Park is also well worth visiting. Beyond the shelter of the massive sand dunes lie the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, a timeless underwater realm of astounding beauty and bio-diversity. South Africa's eastern seaboard is a relatively untouched haven for eco-adventurers, fishermen and scuba divers, which is why there is an onsite dive shop. Pit your wits and stamina against the mighty marlin, explore the bejewelled coral palaces beneath the surface, or walk along the golden beaches spotting humpback whales while the clear warm waters lap around your ankles. The choice is entirely yours.<br /><br />Sodwana Bay Lodge. Easy to find, not so easy to leave. <br /><br />Images displayed on the DAE website resort profiles are images of the relevant resort but may not be the specific unit available for reservations.

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Manzi Monate

Manzi Monate

Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa

Images displayed on the DAE website resort profiles are images of the relevant resort but may not be the specific unit available for reservations. Imagine lazing away your days in a bushveld setting with gentle strolls, family fun and maybe a picnic followed by a dreamy snooze in a wonderfully tranquil resort. With sprawling green lawns and magnificent shade trees, Manzi Monate is everything a break-away resort should be. The face-brick rooms overlook landscaped gardens and the well-equipped chalets offer elegant décor and every amenity to make your holiday truly comfortable. Enjoy a private barbeque, catch up on satellite TV and, if you feel like eating in, rooms include microwave, fridge and stove. Spend time next to the stunning free-form swimming pool. For a more unique experience, challenge yourself on the gladiator's course. Play tennis, take a bike ride, or get the whole family together for a round of mini golf or volleyball. A fishing haven, enthusiasts can take advantage of the abundant freshwater species in the well-stocked Roodeplaat Dam only 200m next to Manzi Monate, for more inormation on the dam please contact (0726926513). The giant chess set proves lots of fun, as do the trampolines. Kids enjoy congregating at the playground or in the games room, giving parents a well-deserved time out to appreciate the peaceful environment. Round the corner from the resort are the Botanical Gardens, a game park, Pretoria Zoo and the Sammy Marks Museum. If you want a taste of city life or to sample interesting cuisine and indulge in mall trawling, Johannes burg is an hour away and Pretoria just 25 km. All in all, Manzi Monate Resort is ideally placed to ensure a vacation everyone will talk about for years.

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Monateng Safari Lodge

Monateng Safari Lodge

Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa

Just 25km out of Pretoria, nestled amid quintessential bushveld and surrounded by more wildlife than you can shake an asegei at, the resplendent Monateng Safari Lodge sprawls easily into the environment, creating a sense of peace and tranquility. <br /><br />The Lodge's stunning self-catering chalets are stylishly finished and feature huge windows that offer fantastic views. Enjoy sitting on your private patio sipping your morning coffee - you never know, maybe a giraffe might stroll past! <br /><br />The resort offers plenty to do, from an invigorating dip in the outside pool, a game of mini golf to a game of volleyball, followed by a slide down the super tube (Open during weekends and school holidays at an additional fee). You can also take advantage of your superb location to go on one of the resort's thrilling game drives. Away from the resort, why not pay a visit to the Mahala View Lion Camp? See the mighty 'King of the Jungle' from a different perspective, up close and personal. It's unforgettable! Later, as the fiery sun gently sets below the trees, you can enjoy a lazy sundowner in the rustic bar, and maybe grab some food to go from the take away restaurant. It's the perfect opportunity to plan tomorrow's adventures - a visit to historical Dinokeng or a little 'me time' in the day spa? It's your holiday. It's your choice. <br /><br />Monateng Safari Lodge - it's where the ultimate African adventure holiday comes to you. <br /><br />Images displayed on the DAE website resort profiles are images of the relevant resort but may not be the specific unit available for reservations.

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Glenmore Sands

Glenmore Sands

Port Edward, Kwazulu Natal South Coast, South Africa

You'll find Glenmore Sands resort just north of Port Edward, KwaZulu-Natal, overlooking the broad swathe of Glenmore Beach. This stretch of unspoiled coastline, with its golden sandy beaches and clear Indian Ocean, is called 'The Wild Coast', a gorgeous tapestry of open grassland and hill country, with deep ravines and deep tidal estuaries cloaked on either bank with rich, virgin forest. Breathtaking! <br /><br />The comfortable, well-appointed units are self-catering and make the ideal base camp for your sun-kissed adventure. There's no hurry either; you can relax by the pool or enjoy a leisurely stroll through the beautifully maintained gardens that surround you. You might even spot an elusive dassie or rock badger!<br /><br />The entire area is as rich in activities as it is in wildlife. Go bird watching, fishing for king mackerel off the rocks at the Pulpit, hiking through stunning scenery at Umtamvana Nature Reserve, or scuba diving in crystal clear waters. Riverbend Crocodile Farm is amazing and the spectacular Oribi Gorge is a must-see. You can grab some take-aways on your way back, to eat while gazing at the gorgeous view. <br /><br />It's no wonder Glenmore Sands is a favourite. <br /><br />Images displayed on the DAE website resort profiles are images of the relevant resort but may not be the specific unit available for reservations.

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The Dunes Hotel & Resort

The Dunes Hotel & Resort

Plettenberg Bay, Garden Route, South Africa

Images displayed on the DAE website resort profiles are images of the relevant resort but may not be the specific unit available for reservations. Flanked by the waters of the Indian ocean, and an 8km stretch of beach, The Dunes Resort represents a delicate balance between comfort and luxury. Offering 42 hotel rooms and a lovely restaurant to provide various options for meals, plus a hair salon and a games room to keep the whole family happy. Rooms include breakfast and with 42 rooms, we are happy to welcome groups depending on availability. If any guest or company have a special request, they are welcome to contact us and we will gladly do our best to see how we can accommodate them. Both king size and twin beds available. There's a bar fridge and coffee station, en-suite bath and shower, and TV with DStv. The resort has two lovely swimming pools. Surrounded by the scenic splendour of the celebrated Garden Route, guests can redefine their holiday and enjoy privacy and style in these beautifully appointed, self-contained duplex units. With a private garden, secure carport and barbecue facility, this will be your own piece of paradise. The Dunes Resort is located right on the Keurbooms beach with private access to the public beach. The Dunes is a well located and comfortable hotel within ten minutes of the premier holiday town of Plettenberg Bay and approximately 70 minutes from George (the closest airport) and about two and a half hours from Port Elizabeth. Those who don't wish to explore further can enjoy the sunshine and weather of summer and cosy comfort in winter. Funseekers will find various golf courses in the area, the Bloukrans Bungee jump, the crags and various other attractions that have given the garden route its reputation for a great vacation destination. Come stay and play along the Western Cape. Enjoy the Garden Route and The Dunes Resort.

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Knysna Chalets

Knysna Chalets

Knysna, Garden Route, South Africa

Knysna Chalets are set in amongst lush gardens, a hop, skip and a jump away from the beautiful Knysna lagoon in Knysna, Garden Route. This 18sq km body of water is nestled between the impressive Outeniqua Mountains on one side and the Indian Ocean on the other. A pair of monolithic sandstone cliffs, known locally as, 'The Heads' protect the seaward entrance to the lagoon. You can actually take a tour across to the Featherbed Reserve located on one of the Heads, and relax with a coffee while enjoying the truly spectacular view. <br /><br />The chalet accommodation makes for a cosy and comfortable starting point to your South Africa adventure. As one would expect, the lagoon is the liquid heart of the area and, with over 200 species of fish swimming beneath the surface, it's ideal for fishing and, of course, scuba diving. Alternatively, you can always try your hand at water-skiing, windsurfing, or a leisurely sighting cruise. Sooner or later you're going to have to leave the resort and, rather conveniently, the town of Knysna proper is just a short drive away. Here, you can enjoy a spot of retail therapy and culinary appreciation; the freshly caught seafood, particularly the oysters, is a must-try. Later, after a refreshing dip in the pool, you can either rustle up a seafood feast (remember to buy some) on the private braai (BBQ) or delve into the delights on offer at the resort's Portuguese inspired restaurant, over a delightfully a cheeky cocktail. <br /><br />Knysna Chalets. A great place to start your South African adventure. <br /><br />Images displayed on the DAE website resort profiles are images of the relevant resort but may not be the specific unit available for reservations.

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Kridzil

Kridzil

Margate, Kwazulu Natal South Coast, South Africa

The pretty, freewheeling fun-loving seaside town of Margate has become a traditional getaway haven for generations of holidaymakers and it remains as unspoiled and as unpretentious as ever. And the colourful Kridzil Holiday Resort is just 200 metres from the town's main beach. <br /><br />Your apartment welcomes you with everything you need to make the most of your holiday, including all the comforts you'd expect from a quality resort, plus a few extras that will delight and surprise you. All apartments have spacious balconies with partial sea views, which make for a perfect spot to enjoy your morning coffee while you size up the surf. And, when you've shopped 'til you're ready to drop or had your fill of the sand and sun, return to an undercover braai beside the sparkling swimming pool. Please note, air conditioning is available, pre-paid, for R25/day. <br /><br />Drop your luggage and you're just a few minutes easy walk from all of the attractions. The South Coast is a paradise for lovers of all sorts of water sports. In fact, there are enough options to fill a lifetime of holidays: scuba diving, casual or chartered boat trips, nine top-class golf courses (most with spectacular views) and lots more. Sightseers and adrenaline junkies will both love spectacular Oribi Gorge and the whole family will love Wild Coast Waterworld, with speedboat rides, water skiing, aqua-scooters, tube rides, wake-snake, jet skis and a sundowner river boat cruise. Kridzil Holiday Resort is perfect for families out to have fun in the sun. <br /><br />Images displayed on the DAE website resort profiles are images of the relevant resort but may not be the specific unit available for reservations.

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Mabalingwe Nature Reserve

Mabalingwe Nature Reserve

Bela Bela, Limpopo Province, South Africa

Images displayed on the DAE website resort profiles are images of the relevant resort but may not be the specific unit available for reservations. Mabalingwe Nature Reserve has been described as one of the perfect year 'round bush holiday experiences. This 9000 hectare nature reserve in the Bela -Bela district boasts beautiful dams nestled between the rolling hills, prolific bird life and 36 species of wild life. Oh, the many wonders that await you! There are four unique camps located throughout the nature reserve. Ingwe camp is situated on top of a craggy rock outcrop, overlooking the Waterberg Valley. Kwalata Camp is situated in the picturesque mountains and the units all have outstanding views of the bush. Phiri camp has a relaxing atmosphere and breathtaking views. Kubu Camp has a spectacular view of the Mabalingwe Nature Reserve. Visitors can expect to spot animals grazing near the chalets. In addition to the awesome surroundings and gold crown accommodation, you can choose from a host of activities including game drives, horseback rides, bird drives, a heated pool, cold swimming pools, tennis, squash, mini golf, Kalahari bush pub or a sublime meal at the restaurant or bar. Reception is situated about 7km from the main entrance and is open between 7am and 10pm to assist with any queries. The wildlife centre is based up at reception for all wildlife bookings and is open between 8am and 5pm. There is also a 24hr "Control Centre" should there be any after-hour queries that might arise. The Mabalingwe Team looks forward to welcoming you to this amazing reserve and they will do their very best to make this an unforgettable bush experience.

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Ngwenya Lodge

Ngwenya Lodge

Kruger Park, Mpumalanga, South Africa

Steeped in African tradition and culture, the Ngwenya Lodge is in the heart of the bushveld. Situated on the banks of the Crocodile River overlooking the best known wildlife sanctuary in the world, the Kruger National Park, this resort provides an excellent setting for great year-round game viewing and birding. <br /><br />The deluxe chalets offer every modern convenience to make your visit the ultimate in relaxation, with fully-equipped laundry, state-of-the-art kitchen, with breakfast nook, as well as a spacious dining room and living area. Stretch out on queen-size beds, and chill out. Step out onto the veranda and sit round the patio table, relax and enjoy a family braai (barbeque). Please make sure you remember to bring your insect repellent though! <br /><br />Spend your days at one of the four game viewing hides overlooking the Crocodile River, from where you could spot anything from the Big 5, cheetah, crocodile, wild dog, hyena and a dozen variety of buck. What's more, over 300 bird species have been recorded in this twitchers paradise. Cool off in one of the six swimming pools, enjoy a round of 18-hole mini golf or tennis, indulge your inner-child and jump on the trampoline or challenge others to games of table tennis, pool or foozeball. A children's utopia, the resort has jungle gyms, board games, a PlayStation with Xbox Kinect and an entire kiddies room packed with entertainment. <br /><br />A slice of African paradise, Ngwenya Lodge is the perfect resort for holiday makers seeking an escape to remember. <br /><br />Images displayed on the DAE website resort profiles are images of the relevant resort but may not be the specific unit available for reservations.

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Riverbend Chalets

Riverbend Chalets

Southern Drakensberg, Drakensberg, South Africa

Images displayed on the DAE website resort profiles are images of the relevant resort but may not be the specific unit available for reservations. Framed against the spectacular backdrop of the majestic Drakensberg mountain peaks, Riverbend Chalets sit quietly on the banks of the Umzimkulu River in the gorgeous Drakensberg Garden Hotel grounds. A firm favourite since 1989 and totally refurbished in 2011, the luxurious chalets are the ideal location from which to discover this world heritage destination. Relax by the pool, stroll through the immaculate gardens or tee up on the 18-hole golf course. The choice is yours and the only rule is to enjoy oneself. If you love thrills and spills, you can take a mountain bike out and explore - 12kms of track winds its way beneath a canopy of pine trees. Kayaking on the resort dam is a great way to unwind, but so is sampling the culinary delights of the many superb restaurants in the area. And, of course, there's nothing quite like watching the sun gently sink below the horizon as you sip your first sundowner of the evening. This is an area of unbridled natural beauty; a rare gem that recreates itself with the passing of each season. The lush rolling hills come alive with wildlife during the summer and are transformed by a blanket of white when snow dusts the 'Dragon's Back.' It's breathtaking! Climbing the Rhino Horn is an epic adventure. A nine-hour climb, it is definitely not for the faint-hearted, but the views are breathtaking and the experience unforgettable. If you can handle it, it is a must do! If you're after a natural holiday experience, then naturally you have to stay at Riverbend Chalets.

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Sanbonani

Sanbonani

Hazyview, Mpumalanga, South Africa

Sanbonani, which means "welcome to you all" in Zulu, offers an exciting holiday in luxurious accommodation. The resort is nestled between the fork of the Sabie and North Sand Rivers and is situated close to the world-renowned Kruger National Park.<br /><br />There are 76 fully equipped, comfortable, chalets. Each chalet has its own braai area on a covered patio and a covered parking bay nearby. There are 56 two- and 20 three-bedroom luxurious self-catering chalets, fully equipped with microwave, stove, oven, fridge, cooking utensils and crockery. Air conditioners are standard features for the hot summers and a heater for the cooler winter months. Chalets are serviced daily and linen and towels are supplied in all the chalets. The furnishings include telephone, TV and DVD player. For your viewing pleasure a DSTV Hotel Bouquet is available, with a wide variety of entertainment for the whole family. Sports channels are available to enjoy on the big screen in the Ladies Bar. The resort's swimming pool is said to be the largest in the Lowveld! It is made up of three adjoining pools and a baby pool to allow for carefree adult supervision. The pool is fed from an underground mineral spring. In the Manghela Restaurant you can sample traditional or extravagant cuisine while enjoying the intimate and elegant atmosphere.<br /><br />There are a wide range of activities that can be arranged and enjoyed at this fine resort: bowls, tennis, squash, night game drives at neighbouring game farms, horse riding and much more.<br /><br />Come and learn what "Sanbonani" means first hand. <br /><br />Images displayed on the DAE website resort profiles are images of the relevant resort but may not be the specific unit available for reservations.

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Pearly Shells

Pearly Shells

Scottburgh, Kwazulu Natal South Coast, South Africa

Images displayed on the DAE website resort profiles are images of the relevant resort but may not be the specific unit available for reservations. In the friendly seaside town of Scottburgh, Pearly Shells holiday apartments are just a short walk from the pristine sands and warm waters of Scott Bay. Swim, surf or simply stroll along the patrolled sun-kissed beach beneath a cloudless blue sky. Beautiful! Each of the comfortable and secure self-catering apartments has its own balcony and boasts superb views of the lagoon and ocean; perfect for relaxing with a cool drink and watching the waves roll in. Alternatively, head down to the pool and spend a lazy afternoon with your favourite author. You're not only close to the town, but you're also conveniently placed to experience all the action from cosmopolitan Durban to the Wild Coast. Better pack your dancing shoes! Excellent local attractions include the sensational T C Robertson Nature Reserve, with its amazing birdlife, buck and monkeys, and Vernon Crookes Game Reserve's glorious patchwork of rolling coastal grasslands, forest, thornbush and wetlands and an array of game animals, including zebra, blue duiker and the black-backed jackal (try pronouncing that after a sundowner or two). Watch living dinosaurs feed without shedding a tear at Croc World. Sport lovers are in for a real treat too, with scuba diving along the Aliwal Shoal, deep-sea, rock and surf fishing, hiking, tennis and 4 world-class golf courses all on the menu. Talking of menus, there are great restaurants in town where you can enjoy delicious local cuisine. Pearly Shells. It continues to be where fun and adventure rule.

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Banana Beach Club

Banana Beach Club

Port Shepstone, Kwazulu Natal South Coast, South Africa

Images displayed on the DAE website resort profiles are images of the relevant resort but may not be the specific unit available for reservations. Set in quiet grounds on the lower KZN South Coast, this resort is ideally positioned to explore the many wonders of the South Coast. Wander back from the unspoiled beach to stay in comfort in a studio, one-, two- or three-bedroom self-catering unit, sheltered under cool trees, with the scent of fresh sea air. Some of the units consist of round walls and thatched roofs, giving you a quaint holiday feel. The resort invites guests to enjoy the adult and children's swimming pools, grill up some dinner at the community braai, and visit the games room. Kids will love the playground, jungle gym and waterslide, while their parents can stay in shape at the gym, or play some tennis, miniature golf, pool or darts. The resort provides arcade games and board games and W-Fi. Guests will enjoy proximity to a wide variety of attractions, including Crocworld, Lake Eland Nature Reserve, Margate Country Club, Mpenjati Nature Reserve, the Port Edward Lighthouse and Port Shepstone Lighthouse, Pure Venom Reptile Park, Scottburgh Golf Club, Shelly Beach Ski Boat Club, and South Coast Mall. Make the most of your South Coast vacation with accommodation at Suntide Beach Club, where the facilities make you welcome and the best of all the attractions are close at hand.

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Uvongo River Resort

Uvongo River Resort

Uvongo, Kwazulu Natal South Coast, South Africa

Uvongo River Resort is located on KwaZulu-Natal's spectacular Hibiscus Coast. With its seemingly endless golden sandy beaches, clear blue water and lush green tropical forest punctuated with magnificent dazzling blooms, the area certainly lives up to its reputation as the 'coast of many colours.' <br /><br />Enjoy spacious, comfortable accommodation with private patios and a beautiful small swimming pool. <br /><br />Uvongo beach and the picturesque lagoon are both within 400m from the resort and offer swimming, canoeing and paddle boating. A bit further away, guests can enjoy fishing and scuba diving at Shelly Beach or visit the gushing Waterfall at Uvongo Beach. Uvongo River Resort is being transformed into an Italian village! Still in progress, the entrance will house a real shipwreck and provide the warm welcome of a traditional Italian mandolino. Murals, hanging baskets and water fountains enhance the resort's holiday-in-Italy ambience. Seventy kilometres of beautiful secluded coves and golden beaches lapped by the warm waters of the Indian Ocean make this a superb holiday location at the heart of the Hibiscus Coast. Water sports enthusiasts should head to Shelly Beach to water ski, fish, snorkel and scuba dive. There's a brilliant submerged reef offshore, teeming with marine life. Alternatively, head to Umtumvuna River Gorge and watch the silhouettes of vultures and sea eagles soaring overhead. Whether you're after seeing frolicking dolphins, majestic whales or just the breath taking panoramic views, you won't be disappointed. <br /><br />Images displayed on the DAE website resort profiles are images of the relevant resort but may not be the specific unit available for reservations.

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Silversands I , II, III

Silversands I , II, III

Durban, Kwazulu Natal - Durban, South Africa

Images displayed on the DAE website resort profiles are images of the relevant resort but may not be the specific unit available for reservations. General: All complaints regarding resorts should be directed to the resorts itself and DAE will not be held liable for any complaints regarding the quality of accommodation, services, facilities and any other complaints relevant to the resort. The providers of the accommodation on the DAE SA website are independent bodies and not agents or employees of DAE SA. DAE SA will not refund in the event of double reservations, strike, force majeure (hurricanes, flooding, earthquake, etc.) or other causes beyond their direct control (disruptions in water supply, power outages etc.), and will have no responsibility for any additional expense, omissions, delays, re-routing or acts of any government or authority. The user shall be bound by the resort rules and the use agreement applicable between the member/shareholder and the Resort/Share block/Points Club. DAE will not be held responsible for any incorrect information supplied with regards to the resort not due to DAE's negligence. The resort reserves the right to refuse admittance if the booking confirmation letter is not produced, or if the number of persons exceeds that shown on the confirmation letter/unit configuration. Persons allowed include children of all ages. Check-in will only be allowed on presentation of a valid confirmation letter and corresponding guest ID (Member Reservations & Guest Certificates). DAE does not take responsibility for any accommodation purchased from a second or third party or incorrect information supplied by a second/third party. On selling of DAE inventory is strictly prohibited which will result in termination of membership as well as cancellation of all reservations with full forfeiture of amounts paid. Silversands is your ideal family retreat, perfectly situated close to every type of activity you could wish for on a beach holiday. These fully-equipped and air-conditioned units are comfortably furnished and serviced, making Silversands an ideal base to explore Durban, South Africa's answer to Miami Beach. Side-facing and beach-facing apartments are ready to welcome you to a beach vacation with much more! Stroll around Wilson's Wharf and down the promenade stretching the entire length of the Golden Mile. Shop from the colourful flea markets and street vendors selling African carvings, beadwork and everything else, from fluffy toys to sunhats. Pop into Suncoast Casino and try your hand at winning a fortune. Visit the Ushaka Marine World with its spectacular aquarium displaying a myriad of colourful marine species, or play at Ushaka's fun water park with slide and a range of water activities. If it's all too energetic, wander across the road to the pristine beaches and laze in the hot sun surrounded by exotic palm trees. And when you get back, stretch out and watch cable TV, or plan your next day's itinerary in your spacious and casual home-away-from-home. Transport is available at the resort to ferry you around - so don't miss the renowned Gateway Theatre of Shopping only 20 minutes down the road, which offers a unique and diverse shopping experience. Find your place in the sun. Choose Silversands Resort for a vibrant holiday by the sea.

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Sudwala Lodge

Sudwala Lodge

Nelspruit, Mpumalanga, South Africa

Sudwala Lodge harks back to the halcyon days of the great safari era when blazing sunsets melted into lantern-lit romance and indulgent evenings were enriched by superlative service. Nestled in wooded valley below the famous Sudwala Caves and Dinosaur Park, alongside the Houtbosloop River, this family-friendly cluster of thatched chalets provides a perfect getaway. <br /><br />Check into air-conditioned comfort to find your chalet&nbsp;comfortably&nbsp;appointed with everything you need to self-cater in style. Mod-cons and delightful touches of hospitality span everything from microwaves and sociable barbecues to babysitting and excellent cleaning services. Hit the tennis courts. Bounce on the trampoline. Play a game of volleyball or a round of mini golf, followed by a refreshing dip in the pool or an energising soak in the whirlpool, while the kids romp safely in the kiddies' pool. Stock up on essentials at the grocery store or pick up a snack from the kiosk. Alternatively, treat yourself to a hearty meal at the bistro. <br /><br />Hiking trails, bird watching and horseback riding are just a few of many possible pleasurable pursuits. The scenic panorama route and many of the ever-popular tourist attractions like God's Window, the Blyde River Canyon and Bourke's Luck Potholes are there for the enjoying. The Malelane and Numbi gates to the Kruger National Park are also within easy reach. <br /><br />Come and enjoy the heart of Mpumalanga's natural splendour. Stay to enjoy Sudwala Lodge's special brand of warm hospitality.<br /><br />Images displayed on the DAE website resort profiles are images of the relevant resort but may not be the specific unit available for reservations.&nbsp;

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