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Top 5 holiday destinations from Joburg for December 2021

How many times have you heard; “Oh we just love Joburg in December, the streets are so quiet, it’s like you have the city all to yourselves”. What a load of rubish! No one likes to be stuck in Joburg over December, so if you’ve left your December holiday planning a little too late then don’t fret as we have a list of our top 5 holiday destinations from Joburg for December 2021. Here they are in no particular order:

Safari Plains

Big 5 reserve and best for the kiddies

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Safari Plains is situated just a few hours drive from Joburg and Pretoria, in the magnificent Waterberg Mountains in the Limpopo Province. Not only does the reserve offer a full BIG 5 experience but the panoramic vistas from your room ensure a speedy adjustment to bush life and total relaxation.

Safari Plains has one of the best kids programs we’ve encountered at a big 5 reserve and their activities will keep the little ones entertained for hours. They also have a huge variety of exciting things t o do for aduts, such as hot air ballooning, horseback safaris, guided walks, and a full Spa.

Crazy Mid-Week Offer at Mabula Game Lodge

Malaria free a fantastic for groups and families

Breakfast served in-room with view

The varied habitats on Mabula Private Game Reserve provide ideal conditions for an astounding selection of large mammals including the Big Five, other predators such as Hyena and Jackal, and a variety of antelope from Red Hartebeest to Eland, Gemsbok to Blesbok. 

Families can share the Mabula experience. Two children under the age of 12 can be accommodated on sleeper couches in a main room. There are however a number of inter-leading rooms where children can share a room with 2 three quarter beds.


Mid-Week Affordability at aha Alpine Heath Resort

Relaxation in the Drakensberg

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With Southern Africa’s highest mountain range as a backdrop, this award-winning four-star, self-catering mountain village is one of the country’s premier getaway destinations. Ideally situated midway between Durban and Johannesburg, aha Alpine Heath Resort & Conference Centre gives families and nature-lovers the opportunity to explore their surroundings with luxury Drakensberg accommodation as a home base.

Every Day’s Black Friday at Imbali Safari Lodge

Big 5 and 5 star service at the same time

ENtrance view at night

Set on the banks of the N’waswitsontso River in the Central Kruger National Park, this palatial haven offers immaculate accommodation and unrestrained luxury. Experience magnificent wildlife sightings in the heart of the Kruger National Park – Africa’s most iconic game reserve. This December they’re offering unbeatable local holiday specials not to be ignored.

Fantastic value in sunny Zanzibar

Hakunamatata - no worries in paradise

Breezes Beach Club & Spa Zanzibar ® is an ideal choice for those in search of a romantic getaway. Famous for its attention to detail, intimate and private dining, its beautiful Zanzibari decor with stunning carving, glistening brass and rich fabrics creates an elegant and unique atmosphere. Breezes features the award winning Frangipani Spa.

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