South Africa is unique in many ways, from its diverse cultures to its variety of places and people. If you’d like to explore more of this beautiful country, there are places you simply have to find your way to. From the open spaces of the Karoo to the heart of Johannesburg, here are four hidden gems that SA has to offer.
Akasha Mountain Retreat
Just 12km north of Heidelberg, Western Cape, is the quaint Akasha Mountain Retreat. This eclectic, picturesque retreat overlooks the Langeberg and peacefully hidden Duiwenhoks Dam. Take in the local history, myths and legends of the area with day trips within a 70km radius. You can also look forward to meditation sessions, guided or DIY hikes, music-making, mountain biking, fishing for children and nights that end with stargazing.
Le Petit Karoo
On top of a hill somewhere in the Little Karoo just outside Oudtshoorn in the Western Cape is a three-star guesthouse called Le Petit Karoo. Set in the heart of Karoo terrain, you can relax with a myriad of activities, from walking a labyrinth to enjoying the beauty of your surroundings by going horse riding, taking carriage rides or hiking.
Lekgalameetse Game Reserve
Limpopo is abound with majestic forests, streams and mountain ranges. The secluded Lekgalameetse reserve captures this best. Let out the explorer in you with a 4×4 expedition through indigenous vegetation that is home to a variety of wildlife.
The Peech Boutique Hotel
You’ll find the Peech Boutique Hotel the heart of Melrose, Joburg. It has 16 hotel rooms or suites nestled in a beautiful garden where you’ll easily forget the hustle and bustle of the city. Enjoy a glass of exceptional wine from their walk-in cellar and indulge in their “simple, laid-back, chic” menu for a delicious dining experience.