Getaways for the Heritage Day long weekend

Getaways for the Heritage Day long weekend | AA

Feeling a bit caged in, and tired of city life? For anyone wanting to escape Gauteng for a bit, we have good news! Spring has sprung, and it’s time to head out and explore our beautiful country. Plus, there’s a long weekend coming up (if you take the Monday off, of course).


If you haven’t booked a getaway for the Heritage Day long weekend yet, maybe it’s time to do so now and celebrate spring at one of our AA Quality Assured Accommodation spots.



One for the outdoor enthusiasts! A short drive from Johannesburg, you will find the majestic Magaliesberg area. Filled with plenty of outdoor activities, and some breathtaking views of nature at its finest. Book your stay at Intaba Thulile and you will have access to Breedts Nek Pass, a perfect track for mountain bikers. If all the activities don’t tickle your fancy, you can put your feet up and enjoy the magnificent views of the Magaliesburg mountains.


North-West Province


A stone’s throw from both Pretoria and Johannesburg, Hartebeespoort becomes a hive of activity over weekends. Book your stay at Ponciana Guest House, where you can experience Belgian hospitality combined with a mouth-watering champagne buffet breakfast in the morning enjoying a fantastic view. There is also a great selection of day-activities available in the area, like hot-air balloon trips, spa treatments and even steam train trips.




Keen to head up North? Why not take a drive up to Limpopo, and enjoy the nature in 4-star luxury at Ditholo Game Lodge. Kick back, relax, and enjoy the luxury amenities on offer like a sparkling swimming pool, game viewing and -drives and spa treatments. A perfect spot to break away from the bustling city life.




If you’re a nature lover or outdoor enthusiast, we have the perfect spot located in Dullstroom. Book one of the many accommodation options available at Valley of the Rainbow, an exclusive retreat that combines the extraordinary beauty of an awe-inspiring natural landscape with the convenience and hospitality of a luxury resort. You will be surrounded by mountains, indigenous forests and rivers and with a mild climate.


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