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Our favourite Extraordinary long weekend destinations

By April 21, 2023Press and Media

Take a day’s leave and enjoy a 5-day long weekend at our Extraordinary destinations 

If you love long weekends as much as we do, you only need to take a day’s leave (Friday 28th April) to enjoy a five-day long weekend because Thursday 27th April and Monday 1st May are already public holidays – Freedom Day and Workers’ Day respectively. So, what are you waiting for? Plan ahead and spend some quality time with your family or friends at these Extraordinary destinations around the country. Book your Freedom Day long weekend before it’s too late! 

  Cape Milner: In the heart of the Mother City  

The ever so stately, four-star Cape Milner hotel at the foot of Table Mountain is the perfect retreat for a long weekend in the Mother City. It’s located close to many of Cape Town’s most popular attractions making it easy to tick off a number of activities during your getaway – from sunbathing at Clifton to swimming with the penguins at Bounders Beach, taking a road trip along Chapman’s Peak drive and hiking to the top of Lion’s Head. Or perhaps take a day trip to the surrounding winelands. And if you choose to extend your stay or work remotely for a few more days, rest assured that the hotel offers complimentary, high-speed Wi-Fi throughout, a fully equipped business centre and four meeting facilities. Plus, the spacious executive suites have large lounge areas, coffee machines and work desks with laptop plug points. 

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Book today: From R 1 360.00 per person sharing per night in a Standard Room 

Angels View: The gateway to the Panorama Route 

If it’s gorgeous panoramic views you’re after, book your stay at the designer Angels View on the edge of the Drakensberg escarpment, overlooking the world-famous Panorama Route. Take a day trip to explore Pilgrims Rest, marvel and Bourke’s Luck Potholes and take a selfie at God’s Window, while adrenaline junkies should head straight to The Glass Elevator and Big Swing at Graskop Gorge. This family-owned property is the perfect getaway destination for families or friends groups with its three swimming pools, a library, spa and gym. 

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Book today: From R 1 310.00 per person sharing per night in a Superior Room. 

Bookable 30 days prior to arrival. 

Mabula Game Lodge: Nature on Johannesburg’s doorstep 

Less than two-and-a-half-hours from the bustle of Joburg, Mabula Private Game Reserve offers an unbeatable safari getaway that doesn’t require a long drive, making it ideal for long weekend getaways. This Big 7 reserve is home to wild dogs and the ground hornbill project – truly extraordinary wildlife sightings. The lodge is  suited to groups of friends and families with a Cubz Club for children, swimming pools and spas, as well as a number of fun-filled activities from open-vehicle game drives, guided walking safaris and horse trails to quad biking and star gazing. What else could you want from a safari holiday? 

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Book today: From R 2 615.00 per person sharing per night in a Superior Room. 

Hamiltons Tented Camp: An ‘Out-of-Africa’ experience of a lifetime  

Look no further than Hamiltons Tented Camp for an unforgettable safari in a private concession within the Kruger National Park on the banks of the N’waswitsontso River. Take a step back in time at this luxurious lodge that exudes Old World charm with its gourmet high teas, private butler service – and no cellphone reception. What better excuse for a digital detox! Spend your days doing sunrise and sunset game drives, undertaking guided walking safaris and indulging in gourmet picnic lunches. Each of the sumptuous canvas tents boasts an al fresco Sala with a relaxation area, a private plunge pool, and hospitality cabinets that include mini bars and tea and coffee making facilities. 

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Book today: From R 6 364.00 per person sharing per night. 

Bookable 30 days prior to arrival. 

No matter how you love to spend your long weekends, there are so many accommodation options to choose from this upcoming Freedom Day long weekend, contact the Extraordinary Reservations Team today to make your booking!