December 4, 2020


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Black Friday deals: Where to grab the best local getaways

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Black Friday usually conjures up images of stores teeming with determined shoppers filling every shopfloor and trolleys overflowing with bargain buys. Here’s an opportunity to do it differently.

Several hotels and lodges around the country have come up with attractive offers for COVID-19 fatigued South Africans, just in time for Black Friday. Why not escape the ordinary and enjoy some rest and relaxation in one of these idyllic locations?

Walkersons Hotel and Spa, Dullstroom

Set in the rolling hills of the Mpumalanga Highlands, the five-star Walkersons Hotel and Spa is the perfect place to unwind. Guests will enjoy unspoilt scenery and a tranquil setting. The property is known for its culinary delights and its spa, which offers total pampering.

Walkersons is offering discounted guest stays, with midweek stays discounted by 50% off the nightly room rate. There is no minimum stay applicable to this offer.

Weekend stays are discounted by 30% off the nightly room rate, with a minimum stay requirement of two nights. Offers are subject to availability and valid for reservations from now until 17 December, excluding public holidays. Terms and conditions apply.  

Call: 013 253 7000

E-mail: [email protected]


Emdoneni Lodge, Hluhluwe

This award-winning KwaZulu-Natal lodge offers an exclusive African safari experience. The lodge is ideal for visitors who wish to explore game reserves and the nearby coastal regions.

Emdoneni offers tours of endangered wild cat species including caracal, serval and cheetah at the Zululand Cat Conservation Project, a breeding and rehabilitation centre for wild cats. 

The lodge is offering a 40% discount to guests staying more than one night. Guests pay only R837 a person a night for their second night’s stay, saving R558.  The rate includes dinner, bed and breakfast, but excludes activities. Terms and conditions apply.    

Call: 082-713-3686

E-mail: [email protected]


De Hoop Collection, Western Cape

The De Hoop Collection, located in the Hoop Nature Reserve, is one of the Western Cape’s most scenic nature sanctuaries. The reserve offers activities including hiking, cycling, snorkelling and swimming. It also has superb birdwatching, game viewing and seasonal whale watching.

The De Hoop Collection is offering a 50% discount on accommodation only. Meals, beverages and Cape Nature gate fees are excluded.

The special is not valid for stays on public holidays, long weekends, special events and the upcoming December holidays (1 December to 15 January). The offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other discounts, vouchers or special offers, and other terms and conditions may apply.    

Call: 021-422-422

E-mail: [email protected]


Eendracht Hotel and Apartments, Stellenbosch

Eendracht Hotel and Apartments is a charming luxury establishment in Stellenbosch’s historic Dorp Street. Providing true South African hospitality and comfort, the hotel’s is offering a discount of 50% off its normal nightly room rates.

This offer is valid for stays until 16 December, and is applicable when booking the establishment’s Luxury and Southern Rooms. Terms and conditions apply.    

Call: 021-883-8843

E-mail: [email protected]


Turbine Boutique Hotel and Spa, Knysna

A former power station transformed into a quirky hotel, the five-star Turbine Boutique Hotel and Spa on Knysna’s Thesen Island offers luxury and standard hotel rooms, suites and self-catering units.

Guests can dine at the hotel’s Island Café Restaurant and its Gastro Pub. A range of water-based activities is on offer at the Turbine Water Club. Guests are assured of relaxing and restorative treatments at the Turbine Spa.

The Turbine Hotel and Spa is offering a “stay for three, pay for two” special. Bookings must be made on Black Friday for hotel stays in January 2021. The discounted price is R4,350 per couple per stay, representing a 50% discount on a two-night stay.  The offer is subject to availability, and terms and conditions apply.

The hotel is also offering a 50% discount off all spa treatments at the Turbine Spa, all food and beverages at the Island Café Restaurant and Gastro Pub on Black Friday itself.

Call: 044-302-5746

E-mail: [email protected]