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Eastern Cape Winter Holiday Hotspots

11 June 2019

Winter is always the perfect time to snuggle up at home while catching up on some TV. Well for some of us its actually the best time to be out and about, playing in the snow and travelling and that's what this month's blog is all about. We look at some of the best Winter holiday hotspots the Eastern Cape has to offer.

Known as the Home of Legends, the Eastern Cape is a prime holiday destination all year round. Whether you're in the looking for a seaside escape, an encounter with the "Big Five" on safari, or a choice of city sightseeing, you're sure to find what you're looking for in the Eastern Cape.
The scenic diversity is one of the most striking characteristics of this beautiful province, ranging from the lush, evergreen Wild Coast to the rugged Baviaanskloof Wilderness Area, the southern slopes of the Drakensberg and the arid Great Karoo. This is one province that has all you need when it comes to travel and adventure.

Samara the Manor House

1.Samara Manor

Located at the Graaff-Reinet area, in the Samara Private Game Reserve, Samara the Manor House is a haven for peace and tranquillity. This five-star establishment has a warm design that caters for individuals looking for privacy as well as families looking to indulge and relax. During the Winter months, you can enjoy partaking in a walking safari and take in the stunning landscape or go wildlife watching in the game-packed Samara reserve.

Tenahead Mountain Lodge and Spa

1.Tenahead Lodge Spa

Located in a secluded region of the Eastern Cape, you will find a secret gem - Tenahead Mountain Lodge. Nestled along the border of Lesotho, this spectacular 5-star lodge is situated 2500 metres above sea level and is surrounded by the breath-taking beauty of the Drakensberg, Witteberg and Maluti Mountains. 

The hand of man has brushed it but lightly, beautiful San rock art being the only sign of its former inhabitants. The lodge itself was built largely from natural materials found in the area; the beautiful layered stone lodge fits so perfectly into its environment. Inside the lodge you will find elegantly decorated, cosy, spacious living areas. In chilly weather, dine alongside a toasty fireplace.

Umngazi River Bungalows

1.Umngazi Bungalows

Located in the beautiful Wild Coast and surrounded by pristine scenery and boasting a uniquely relaxed sophistication, Umngazi is a resort with an extraordinary energy, with colourful people, remarkable nature and glorious weather creating the perfect holiday playground for couples and families. Feel part of the natural harmony that makes up this exceptional corner of South Africa, with the enchantment of the real Wild Coast and the warmth of the locals. An adventure for the senses, as the tastes, sights and sounds of this wonderful land touch your soul, Umngazi is an adventure waiting to for one to explore its fascinating discoveries.

Which ever Winter holiday destination you choose, make sure to explore and have the time of your life. The Eastern Cape is waiting for you to come and create your best memories.