From the untouched natural beauty of the Eastern Cape to the wildness of the Waterberg and the culinary charm of a guest estate in Cowies Hill, these three hidden gems are the perfect getaways for the Easter weekend.
South Africa is a country brimming with stunning natural landscapes, vibrant cultures, and unforgettable experiences. Naturally, we’re spoilt for choice when it comes to holiday destinations – whether it be the beauty of Cape Town or the serenity of safari at Kruger National Park.
While many flock to the country’s most popular destinations, there are also a plethora of off the beaten track places to explore. Here are three holiday destinations across South Africa that offer unique and unforgettable experiences.
Located in the picturesque suburb of Cowies Hill, Summerhill Guest Estate offers a serene escape from the hustle and bustle of city life.
Boasting spacious and elegant en-suite bedrooms together with lush green park-like gardens, Summerhill Guest Estate is a tranquil, calm and reinvigorating environment to unwind and relax. Each room has been uniquely decorated and is named after a South African Jazz musician, who has played and stayed at Summerhill Guest Estate.
One of the highlights of Summerhill Guest Estate is its award-winning restaurant, The LivingRoom. The recipient of the EatOut Woolworths Restaurant of The Year Award 2022, the eatery led by Chef Johannes Richter, offers a menu that celebrates endemic ingredients through the chef’s fine training and passion for Japanese techniques and flavours. The result is a truly unique dining experience that is not to be missed.
For those seeking a beach escape, Sandcastle Luxury Villa in the Eastern Cape is an absolute hidden gem. This luxurious beachfront villa with an expansive private beach offers uninterrupted views of the Indian Ocean and rugged bush veld of the Eastern Cape, making it the perfect place to unwind, turn-off and soak up the sun.
The award-winning, exclusive-use, all-inclusive villa is situated within a stunning 275-hectare reserve, teaming with wildlife. Beautifully designed, the villa features spacious living areas and four en-suite bedrooms with majestic ocean views. Guests can also enjoy one of two stunning pools, a fully equipped kitchen with the services of a personal chef and an extensive wellness program which includes massages, spa treatments and pampering.
For an unforgettable safari experience, Fifty Seven Waterberg is a must-visit safari destination. Located in the heart of the Waterberg Biosphere Reserve, the lodge offers a unique opportunity to explore South Africa’s rich wildlife and natural beauty.
The five-star luxury lodge is surrounded by 35 000 hectares of unsurpassed natural beauty replete with game and birdlife. Located in a malaria-free zone and with just 10 guest suites the magnificent setting combines privacy and tranquillity with everything you need for a luxurious and memorable stay.
Guests can indulge in a host of experiences including game drives, in-room spa treatments and boma dinners.
So, whether you’re seeking a beach escape, a gourmet dining experience, or a wildlife adventure, these destinations are sure to provide a unique and unforgettable experience this Easter.