South Africa is a diverse place just waiting to be explored. Picture: Supplied.
Here are some cool sho’t left deals for the holidays

The Edge of the Kalahari Retreat

Valid until December 30

There are few places in South Africa that can match the town of Kuruman for sheer scenic beauty.

Located in the Northern Cape, the area is popularly known for the Eye of Kuruman, a geological feature that brings water to the surface from deep underground.

The retreat is centred on a cultural and township experience.

The package includes a dinner under the stars, hiking in the town’s historical hills (which includes a visit to various ancient caves), a picnic in the natural water springs and an African eco spa treatment.

Cost: From R2399

Contact: [email protected]

Kwafubesi Tented Safari Camp Limpopo

Valid from November 1 to December 20/January 3 to January 31

From its unusual outdoor activities and local fresh produce to its vibrant arts and crafts and Shangaan culture and heritage, there are plenty of reasons to visit Limpopo.

With five luxuriously appointed elevated tents with a full bathroom and private deck overlooking the bush, the Kwafubesi Tented Safari Camp is among the region’s most attractive propositions.

Kwafubesi’s intimate safari camp experience also includes two daily game drives in an open safari vehicle and three meals daily.

Cost: From R2200

Contact: [email protected]faworldtravel.com

Two Nights in Cape Town

Valid until December 30

Cape Town is one of the world’s best cities. In fact, earlier in the year, Cape Town was named the best city in the world by the UK’s The Telegraph Travel Awards for the fifth year in a row.

The Sho’t Left package includes two nights’ accommodation, breakfast and access to the famous red Sightseeing Bus. It also includes a ticket to two of Cape Town’s top landmarks: Robben Island and Table Mountain.

Cost: R2600 a person/Two people sharing

Contact: [email protected]

Festive Black Rhino Game Lodge Pilanesberg

Valid from November 1 to December 20/ January 3 to 31

Located at the foot of an ancient volcanic crater, Pilanesberg’s Black Rhino Game Lodge is one of the most interesting Big Five eco-tourism destinations.

Its amenities include an outdoor swimming pool, outdoor dining boma and a hide overlooking a busy waterhole.

The deal includes three meals, two game drives and a beautifully spacious, well-appointed suite.

Cost: From R2774 a person a night in a suite

Contact: [email protected]

Two night’s stay at Makalali Private Game Lodge

Valid until March 31

Spread over about 26000 hectares, this sprawling game reserve is home to a stunning array of wildlife including, of course, the Big Five.

Aside from the two game drives on offer daily, guests can enjoy other activities on offer in the area such as hot-air balloon rides and visits to a cheetah breeding project facility.

The two nights will be spent at a four-star luxury lodge accommodation with breakfast, lunch and dinner daily.

Cost: R8160 a person sharing

Contact: [email protected]