February is the ultimate month for weekend getaways. Aside from the fact that it is dubbed ‘the month of love’ for Valentine’s Day being right in the middle, it’s also one month into the year. When you’ve given your all post a festive season break, and perhaps need an extra getaway to ease you in!
So let’s pack our virtual suitcases, and start exploring all the options that the Mpumalanga Province has to offer.
Ndhula Luxury Tented Camp
Nestled close to the Kruger National Park, between Nelspruit/Mbombela and White River, Ndula Luxury Tented Camp offers fantastic views of bushveld, mountains and valleys for your next weekend away. Meaning ‘giraffe’ in the local Zulu language, the lodge is said to offer ‘Serengeti like experiences’ for those avid bush lovers.
There is much to explore in and around Ndhula, with the lodge offering plenty of enjoyment with sightseeing drives, sundowner picnics, trail runs, mountain bike trails and even fishing! If you’re keen to set your sights a little further, head out to the surrounding areas such as the Panorama Route and all it has to offer, including Bourkes Luck Potholes, God’s Window, Mac Falls, Graskop Gorge Lift & so much more. The Lowveld Botanical Gardens and Kaapsehoop wild horses are a mere 30 minute drive, as well as the Numbi gate to the Kruger National Park just 50 minutes away.
Aha Casa do Sol
Only 15 minutes’ drive from the Kruger National Park, Casa do Sol is situated right in the heart of the Mpumalanga Province in Hazyview. Offering a village-like atmosphere with tranquil pools, lush green gardens and beautiful flowers, this weekend getaway is sure to restore the soul!
This weekend destination resides in the Ilanga Nature and Game Reserve, and offers many activities, such as: hiking, tennis, fishing and mountain biking. With four different accommodation options to choose from, you can escape for a romantic getaway or a family vacation. On offer are: Casas, Villas, Twin and Double Suites, and the Casa Grande, which features a jacuzzi, private pool and sauna.
Dawson’s Game and Trout Lodge
Offering exclusive and luxury accommodation overlooking a awe-inspiring Mpumalanga escarpment, a weekend escape to Dawson’s will not let you down.
A vast property with roaming herds of various buck and dams stocked with trout, this lodge offers couples a refreshing retreat. Not only will you experience flowers and plant life, game viewing on horseback and trout fishing, but colonially designed rooms and impeccable cuisine. Expect peace and tranquillity and a reviving weekend away.
If the above three options have only just got you started, head to our ‘Featured Accommodation’ page and decide where your next Mpumalanga adventure is going to be!