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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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. 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 a daily cleaning. Accommodation is comfortable and many make use of the hairdresser and beauty salon 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. 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. The Blue Marlin Hotel continues to be a place where unforgettable holiday memories are made. Come make some of your own.
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.
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.
Images displayed on the DAE website resort profiles are images of the relevant resort but may not be the specific unit available for reservations. Moments away from beautiful Shelly Beach, Club Hacienda's comfortable, air-conditioned, two- and three-bedroom duplexes are a perfect base from which to enjoy the very best of the gorgeous South Coast of Kwa-Zulu Natal. A quiet vigil will reveal that your neighbours in the surrounding natural bush include dainty grey duiker and a rainbow of bird species. Your apartment is also close to a lovely picturesque tidal rock pool where young and old can enjoy hours of fun in the glorious South Coast sunshine. Units are fully furnished and provide everything you need for that perfect family seaside holiday. A fully-equipped kitchen, with microwave oven, double-door fridge/freezer and a stove, in addition to a TV with 63 DSTV channels, are all part of the resort's special brand of hospitality. You'll also find on-site fishing, miniature golf, a games room and a glistening swimming pool, which lies adjacent to the mini-golf course and a communal braai area where you can host your own convivial barbecue. Youngsters are well catered for. A playground with a jungle gym, trampoline and swings will provide hours of seaside fun for the little ones, while outdoor chess challenges the grown-ups. Check out the entertainment programme so you don't miss out on karaoke! Chill out in the games room. Play table tennis or darts or yell, "Strike!" at the tenpin-bowling alley. Nearby activities include golf, squash and a gym, while attractions include spectacular Oribi Gorge and the fun-loving town of Margate. Come enjoy Club Hacienda soon.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 exquisite Dunkeld Country Estate near Dullstrom edges an area of sublime natural beauty. The Panorama Route, dramatic and unapologetically breathtaking, boasts the incredible Blyde River Canyon and rewards the intrepid with stunning views out over the Klein Drakensberg escarpment. The resort exudes a sense of old-world opulence tempered, just a little, with modern pragmatic design. Soak up the sun by the outdoor pool or chill out with a sundowner in the heated indoor pool. One of the best ways to get a feel for the estate is from the back of a horse. And, as you canter across the undulating grass, you'll see plenty zebra and antelope. Alternatively, you can take to the mountains on foot and tackle one of the many hiking trails - the landscape is splendid and there are some birds that are exclusive to this Highveld area! If you love your food, you won't be disappointed. The resort's restaurant cuisine is excellent, whilst music lovers will be pulsing to the scintillating rhythms of the Jazz bar. Superb! With 15 dams stocked with heaps of cunning rainbow, brown and golden trout, there's plenty of opportunity to perfect your fly-fishing skills. Or not! Either way, at the end of the day you can sit back and relax on the veranda of your secluded chalet and watch the wildlife of Africa sashay by. It's better than any TV documentary! If you're after a South African holiday experience that offers plenty of style and substance, then the Dunkeld Country Estate is definitely the place for you.
Images displayed on the DAE website resort profiles are images of the relevant resort but may not be the specific unit available for reservations. Surrounded by indigenous rainforest and high in the mountains above the quaint historic mining town of Pilgrims Rest, Mount Sheba Lodge is the perfect antidote to the stresses of everyday life. Renew your lust for life in the glow of a cosy fireplace in your serviced, en-suite unit. Equipped with every convenience and comfort you need to make the most of your hard-earned getaway, you'll love the private patio because it'll allow you to soak up the panoramic views and extraordinary beauty of your surroundings from the comfort of your room. On the resort grounds, you can have a hit on the tennis courts, or take a refreshing dip in the swimming pool. Soak your worries away in a sauna. Have a picnic in the forest. Catch a wily trout. Get into the saddle on a horse or a mountain bike. End your day sharing experiences and listening to stories of 'the one that got away' in the elegant surroundings of the convivial Owl and Trout Bar, before enjoying a delicious gourmet dinner complimented by fine wine in the dining room. Come and marvel at the awe-inspiring spectacle of the Blyde River Canyon and God's Window. Embark on a hunt for shots (camera, of course) of the Big Five in the legendary and easily accessible Kruger National Park. Take a walk through the forest to see if you can catch a glimpse of the rare Samango Monkey. Even if you don't, you'll be surrounded by birdsong and beauty. You'll find everything pleasantly augmented by meticulous service. It's all yours to enjoy at here at Mount Sheba. See you soon.
Images displayed on the DAE website resort profiles are images of the relevant resort but may not be the specific unit available for reservations. You'll find Ocean Shores nestled in the charming town of Bloubergrandt, situated on the spectacular Blouberg Coast. Long stretches of pristine white sand and the clear blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean make this the perfect playground for wind, wave and kite surfers. The beautifully appointed, self-catering apartments are just 20 minutes from the bright lights and excitement of Cape Town, making it the ideal base from which to set out and discover the magic of this spectacular area. Relax by the pool, head to Little Bay beach with the family to sink your toes into the warm white sand, or Big Bay beach for a top surf. The resort offers stunning views of Table Mountain; it really looks as though the top has been cleanly sliced off with a knife! When you're done looking, head there and take a cable car to the top and settle in at the Cableway Cocktail Bar and watch the sun set behind Camps Bay as you sip on a delicious sundowner. There's plenty to do in the area. Play a round or two at Milnerton Golf Course, go horse riding along the beach, or fishing. If you don't catch anything worth throwing on the braai, don't worry, as there are plenty of great restaurants close by. The seafood in Blouberg is sensational and you can even dine in an original fisherman's cottage right on the water's edge. Beautiful! The Canal Walk Shopping Centre, with its 400 specialty stores is like catnip to 'golfing widows' in need of a little retail therapy. Ocean Shores - it's your gateway to a wonderful holiday.
Hoedspruit is located at the foot of the Klein Drakensberg Mountain, just west of Timbavati Game Reserve and Klaserie Nature Reserve, and within 40km of Kruger’s Orpen gate. <br /><br />AfriCamps tents offer an attractive option for guests who like the openness of the great outdoors but who don't want to rough it completely. With all the comfort and convenience of a solid structure, these tents preserve the romance and atmosphere of camping in a tent. AfriCamps tents consist of a spacious open plan lounge area with a comfortable couch and a fully equipped kitchen. The dining room area has a solid wooden table with enough seating for 5 people. For winter months the fireplace will be the perfect way to warm up the tent. Both bedrooms are furnished with a queen size bed and have their own private entrance which allows maximum privacy. One of the bedrooms also contains an extra single bunk bed, so the tent will comfortably sleep a family of 5. Tents are equipped with air conditioning to keep you cool during hot summer nights and a private bathroom with a hot shower cabin, washbasin and flushing toilet.<br /><br />Apart from the wildlife, visitors flock to the area to explore the Panorama Route’s jaw-dropping landscapes and cultural heritage. The Panorama Route includes all the most beautiful views and vistas, waterfalls and natural wonders of the South African Lowveld. Points to check off your list are Graskop Gorge, Pinnacle Rock, God’s Window, Wonder View, Bourke’s Luck Potholes, Three Rondavels, and Blyde River Canyon. Remarkable waterfalls to include on your itinerary are Lone Creek Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, Sabie Falls, Forest Falls, Mac Mac Pools, Mac Mac Falls, Berlin Falls, and Lisbon Falls. <br /><br />AfriCamps at Hoedspruit in Limpopo combines the best of South African wildlife, cultural heritage, spectacular landscapes, and year-round great weather. Come and soak up the African sun on safari in Limpopo!
Images displayed on the DAE website resort profiles are images of the relevant resort but may not be the specific unit available for reservations. Protea Hotel Karridene Beach is located on the Kwazulu-Natal Natal South Coast, between the Umzimbazi Lagoon and Illovo Beach, and within 10 km of Amanzimtoti. The Flat Blocks offer private fully equipped and tastefully furnished, self-catering apartments. These four timeshare blocks are made up of six flats per block, consisting of two- and three-bedroom apartments with en-suite bathrooms. These feature an open plan lounge, a well-equipped kitchen with microwave and refrigerator, a private sea-facing balcony and two bathrooms. Air conditioned for absolute comfort, each apartment has its own telephone and DSTV and are serviced daily. Recreational facilities include video games, pool table, sauna and various outdoor facilities, which includes trampolines, a paddling pool and a kiddies park. At the centre of the resort is a laundry room with washing machine, tumble dryer and ironing facilities. Showers, baths, shaving points and hair dryers are also provided in the ablution blocks. If you're a sport-lover, a multitude of activities awaits you. The resort offers volleyball, table tennis, squash, mini-golf, and a swimming pool. Only 20 minutes south of Durban, this modern and luxurious South Coast resort is well known for its excellent caravan park and award-winning accommodation, wonderful food, friendly hospitality and first-class service. Situated between the lagoon and the beach at Illovo, it also offers sporting and recreational activities and nearby facilities includes golf, squash and swimming. Protea Hotel Karridene Beach is the perfect base for exploring the Natals South Coast attractions and being a mere 20 minutes from Durban for those seeking the thrill of the bright city lights. Protea Hotel Karridene Beach is specifically designed to be your "One Stop" holiday resort. Situated right on the Indian Ocean, the setting is tranquil for the laid-back holidaymaker.
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.
Villa Del Sol is a unique, affordable garden complex situated in a secluded part of Margate, on the South Coast of Kwazulu Natal, South Africa, and is within walking distance of the town centre. <br /><br />Most of the 17 units have superb sea views, own braai and garden or patio. The two bedroom units (4 to 6 bed) are set in tranquil garden surroundings and fully equipped with a modern open plan kitchen and living room. Villa del Sol is a self-catering resort and all the units are fully equipped. Bed linen and bath towels are supplied. The units are serviced daily except Sundays and public holidays. <br /><br />Villa Del Sol has a lovely pool with entertainment area, sauna and a laundry. Even in peak season, Villa Del Sol's position on the edge of a sheltered beach in a quiet part of Margate, keeps it peacefully secluded. Against a background of lawns, palms and banana trees, the villas at this small resort are strategically sited for privacy. While you're not at the beach you can laze around the swimming pool lawns with a sheltered bar overlooking the sea. <br /><br />Bring the whole family, and enjoy fun, the sun, and the deep blue sea at Villa del Sol, Margate. <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.
Images displayed on the DAE website resort profiles are images of the relevant resort but may not be the specific unit available for reservations. Shearwater on Sea perches in the laidback seaside town of Sedgefield in the middle of the Garden Route, just fifty meters away from the beautiful sun-soaked Myoli Beach. The only resort that close to the ocean. The self-catering units come with a fully-equipped kitchen, a comfortable open-plan design, fresh décor and a patio with braai/BBQ facilities. Freshen up with a plunge in the pool while the kids work off some energy in the play area or have fun in the games room, both of which are safely situated in the centre of the Resort. Sedgefield draws water sport lovers from all over the globe, with everything from kite surfing to boating, canoeing, windsurfing, water skiing, sailing and even paragliding. Nature lovers flock here for the abundance of fascinating fauna and flora. And bird watchers have several distinctly different eco-systems to go twitching. From one side the breeze brings you the tang of Indian Ocean and from the other, the fresh scent of pine trees. Swartvlei Beach lies to the west, providing a safe estuary for bathing while also providing some excellent fishing. Near Gericke's Point, you will discover beautiful rock formations including the famous Lion Rock. There are many hiking trails with lovely picnic spots. Watch for whales, go for walks in the beautiful Goukamma Nature Reserve or drive to Storms River Mouth and the Tsitsikamma Nature Reserve. The Cango Caves are only a short drive away and there are many golf courses nearby. Come spread your wings at Shearwater on Sea.
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.
Images displayed on the DAE website resort profiles are images of the relevant resort but may not be the specific unit available for reservations. On the northern slops of the Magaliesberg Mountains lies a unique 300-acre estate, Seasons Sport and Spa. Set in indigenous bushveld, where gnarly thorn bushes and blonde grasses meet dappled evergreen forests, the varied vegetation supports a diverse range of wildlife, including over 400 different bird species. The luxurious self-catering units are spacious and offer modern, contemporary accommodation at its best. The décor reflects a commitment to complementing and enhancing the natural environment, combining comfort and glamour within an African context. It's also home to the magnificent Seasons Eco Golf Estate, an 18-hole, 4-star graded, 72-championship golf course complete with pro shop, restaurant and busy clubhouse. But it's about more than just beautiful scenery and golf. There's tennis, horse riding, bowls or croquet, volleyball, minature golf and heaps more. (It's a sports resort after all!) Start your day with a gym session using the weights and cardio equipment, play a game of squash or swim laps in the indoor heated pool or the outside pools when the sun heats up. Head off to the health and beauty centre for a pampering session. Small children will love the paddling pool, and there's a farmyard, play centre and well-equipped playground for all ages. Almost next door to the Hartbeespoort Dam, a mere 45 minutes from Sandton and Pretoria and within an hour's drive of Sun City and the Pilansberg National Park, there is something wonderful and new for everyone, every day at Seasons.
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 comfortably 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.