It’s been a long year and a lot has happened – it is understandable that, with end of year fatigue in the mix, you may be tired, irritable, and overwhelmed. But worry not – Summer is here! And only one thing should occupy your mind, Relaxation!
Experience and discover Mzansi’s majestic open spaces, sun-soaked coasts, bucket-list activities, and its finest hidden gems, via a Sho’t Left. Here are 5 holiday destinations Hlumelo Matshanda reckons you should definitely check out this festive season.
2021 Mpumalanga Girls Trip| Hazyview, Mpumalanga
Embark on a journey with your girls and make lasting memories, this summer. This time, all roads lead to Mpumalanga, Hazyview; a place of unsurpassed wide-open African beauty and with one of the most geographical diverse places in Mzansi.
Harties Quick Escape Day Tour | Hartbeespoort, North West
A boat trip is an excellent way to enjoy panoramic views; sit back and relax, with a drink in hand, while watching the sun set over the landscapes. This quick escape will take you from Kommandonek, passed Caribbean estate and Sandy lane golf course to the Kosmos foreshore and the quaint Kosmos Village to the dam wall. Passing the Zoo and snake Park as well as the Transvaal Yacht Club. You get to experience the Beauty of Harties and its spectacular views.
Rhino and Lion Nature Reserve, Wonder Cave and Liliesleaf Farm | Roodepoort, Gauteng
Take a short drive, out of the fast-paced Joburg city life, to the Rhino and Lion Nature Reserve and choose from a big variety of fun things to do. The Reserve falls within the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site (COHWHS). You could also see one of the city’s most underrated museums, Liliesleaf Farm to learn the story of South Africa and liberation struggle through a series of high-tech, interactive exhibits.
Blouberg Nature Camp | Bochum, Limpopo
Blouberg Camp is situated in the southern foothills of the Blouberg Mountains and provides a starting point for hikers, climbers and outdoor enthusiats. Foothill hikes through the yellow-wood forest, or climbing to the top of the mountain, are also popular. The camp is popular with birders because it provides easy access to the nearby Blouberg Reserve with its famous Cape Vulture colonies, and an array of game. A short walk to beautiful rock pools for swimming is a wonderful summer refresher.
Birding with Phillip Khumalo | Pongola, Kwa-Zulu Natal
If your life is busy and full of stress, birdwatching is for you! This is very relaxing and offers a way to connect with nature in a healthy, soothing way. Imagine the sound of birds singing… No wonder birdwatching is one of the fastest growing nature-based tourism activities world-wide.
For this and more, check out www.shotleft.co.za and book your summer holiday.