Last minute Holiday Accommodation for this festive season

If you are looking for awesome holiday destinations in South Africa, this article is definitely for you. Today we highlight some of the best holiday destinations our beautiful country has to offer along with awesome activities, holiday accommodation and attractions. If you need to break away and immerse yourself in some of the best ‘nature’ SA has to offer, you will love these locations.


The Kruger National Park

Granted that it is an obvious choice, the Kruger National Park is also a popular one and it is easy to see why. Featuring a total of 16 ecosystems, this almost 2 million hectare park boasts the big five and a number of activities.


From walking safaris to game drives, finding holiday accommodation here allows you to kick back, relax and take in the beautiful South African bush without completely disconnecting from civilisation. The biggest national park in South Africa, it is great for family holidays, offering activities ranging to include wilderness trails, eco-trails, birding, mountain biking and even golf.

Accommodation available in the Kruger National Park and Surrounds

Junk Mail has a dedicated category aimed at advertising accommodation. Below you will find some of the available accommodation in the Kruger National Park and surrounding areas:

This 12 sleeper Bush House is located in Marloth Park and offers four bedrooms and two bathrooms. Asking R 2 000 per day (over weekends and in peak seasons) and R 1 500 per day (mid-week) in off seasons.


Located on the southern border of the Kruger National Park, this air-conditioned, river front unit at Ngwenya Lodge offers two bedrooms and one bathroom.


Timeshare for sale in the area

If you are looking for something a little more permanent, Junk Mail also features timeshares in this area:

Located in Hazyview, this Junk Mail user is looking to sell peak week 13 timeshares in Sabi River Sun Resort.


With timeshares in Marloth Park (for week 30 or week 34), this unit sleeps 6 people.


South Africa’s Wild Coast

One of the most stunning holiday destinations in South Africa, the Wild Coast stretches from Mtavuna River to the Great Kei River. With beaches, cliffs and greenery, the Wild Coast has tons to offer visitors. Immerse yourself in Xhosa culture, explore your breath-taking natural surroundings, have fun at the almost too well known Wild Coast Sun Resort & Casino, and explore beautiful towns in the area.


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Some of the towns and villages you can visit include Gonubie (eight kilometres outside of East London) where you can relax on the beach and take a dip in the lagoon, Haga Haga (75 kilometres from East London) where hiking and fishing is on the list of things to do. Don’t forget to make a stop at Coffee Bay and the Hole in the Wall.


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Other attractions you can also check out while in this area include the Magwa Waterfall, which is located on the Magwa Tea Plantation – one of South Africa’s last tea estates – and the Nelson Mandela Museum in Qunu and Mthatha.


Some of the accommodation advertised on Junk Mail in the Wild Coast region include:

Chintsa, a self-catering shared home offering three bedrooms, three bathrooms and is available from the 20th of December, 2015, until the 10th of January, 2016.


If you are looking for something jam-packed with luxuries, this holiday accommodation might be for you. The Beacon Island Resort is situated in Plettenberg Bay and offers four restaurants, swimming pools, saunas, a fitness centre and more.


Blyde River Canyon

If you want to visit the legendary God’s Window viewing point, the Blyde River Canyon is something you should definitely put on your holiday destination bucket list. Also known as the Motlatse Canyon, what makes Blyde River Canyon one of the best holiday destinations is the fact that it is the third largest canyon in the world.


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Located in the Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve in Mpumalanga, other attractions in this area include Bourke’s Luck Potholes and the spectacular view of the Three Sisters (also called the Three Rondavels). Boasting over a thousand different flora species – including a number of endangered cycad species – here you can enjoy an abundance of animal life as well.


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With beautiful hiking trails, don’t forget to stop by the Blyde Canyon Adventure Centre.

Holiday Accommodation in the area

If you are looking for accommodation in the area, making the Blyde River Canyon a must-do trip, Graskop is one of the nearest towns (about 81.7 kilometres via the R553) and Sabie is about 125 kilometres via the R533. While in Sabie, Crystal Springs Nature Reserve is also worth a visit.

You can also opt for accommodation at the Blyde Canyon Forever Resort.

The Cape’s Winelands

If you are a wine lover, the Winelands are definitely one of the best holiday destinations in South Africa. Here you can discover some of the most delicious cuisines and some of the best award winning wines South Africa has to offer.


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The four largest towns in the Cape Winelands District is Wellington, Worcester, Paarl and Stellenbosch. With these four towns alone, you are sure to find more than just wine to keep yourself busy.

Back to wine, there are a stunning amount of wine farms – from Constantia to Worcester – and tons of wine tours to choose from. One of the tours that really stand out include the Stellenbosch Franschhoek Wine Tour which includes tastings at four wineries. Another great option is the Franschhoek Wine Tram, allowing you to discover the beautiful Franschhoek Valley on a hop-on hop-off tour.


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Culture is also one of the big factors that bring visitors to these holiday destinations in South Africa. In Stellenbosch, for example, you can take a 90 minute foot tour, a Bites and Sites Food Tour, a tour of the Stellenbosch Brewery and even stop by the art galleries and museums (the Rupert Museum and the Village Museum).

Holiday Accommodation in the Cape Winelands

Thinking of visiting this area during your festive journey? Junk Mail is a stunning place to find accommodation. Browse through our Boland Holiday Accommodation and find the perfect place to stay.

Wellington offers numerous places to stay, from the Oude Wellington Estate to the Sauvignon Country Lodge. Paarl offers accommodation in many forms – ranging from the Oak Tree Lodge to the Berg River Resort. What’s great about these towns in the Boland District is that you can find a B&B, Hotel and self-catering accommodation just about anywhere.

The Cradle of Humankind

One of eight of South Africa’s World Heritage Sites (and a UNESCO listed archaeological site), the Cradle of Humankind is one of the must see holiday places in South Africa. Moropeng – which is the official visitor centre – plays hosts to exhibitions and other interesting and educational events, while there are tons of other exiting stuff to do at the Cradle.


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From Wild Cave Adventures to the JCI Geological Trail at the Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens, you are sure to find that this is one of the best holiday destinations in the area. Be sure to visit the Sterkfontein Caves as well as Wonder Cave. Also keep yourself busy with daily excursion in the surrounding areas like the Rhino and Lion Nature Reserve and Hartbeespoort.

If you are looking for an outdoor adventure where you can enjoy everything from hot air ballooning to hiking and horse trails.

Accommodation in the area

If you are planning a trip to this part of the country, you can stay in a wide variety of close-by locations – from Krugersdorp and Magaliesburg to Muldersdrift.

Available from the 4th of December until the 11th of December, 2015, this one-bedroom cabana at Magaliespark Golf Estate sleeps four people. Only 60 kilometres drive from Johannesburg, you can explore the Cradle of Humankind and plan excursions to attractions in Johannesburg.


Looking for a small bush getaway? Laetari Guest Lodge in Harties is perfect. With only three units, this is a uniquely quiet location for family holidays.


If you are looking for a timeshare for sale in this area, why not take a closer look at this flexi timeshare in Magaliespark?


There are tons of unique and fabulous holiday destinations in South Africa, so if we have missed some of your favourite destinations, please tell us more about them in the comment section below.


From the Western Cape to Limpopo, Junk Mail is the best place to find holiday accommodation. With easy browsing, you can find and compare some of the best accommodation available in South Africa. Renting out your property over the holidays? Place your FREE AD on!

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