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Bill Harrop's 'Original' Balloon Safaris offer a flight for two, followed by a champagne breakfast. Value: R5 000.

Bill Harrop's 'Original' Balloon Safaris offer a flight for two, followed by a champagne breakfast. Value: R5 000.

Published Aug 17, 2015


Johannesburg - Over the past four years, the Gauteng Getaway Show has become bigger and better.

We’re talking more show specials; more and better prizes; more interactive exhibits; more activities; and even more indoor and outdoor fun for the whole family.

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There are more than 250 interactive travel, outdoor and adventure exhibits featuring, among other things, destinations, accommodation, outdoor gear, 4×4 products and accessories, motor homes, caravans and trailers.

There will be competitions and specials throughout the weekend.

Join the Independent Travel Club or renew your membership at the Getaway Show and you could win one of the following prizes:

1. A four-night cruise for two sharing to Maputo and Portuguese island, departing from Durban on February 22 on the newly stretched MSC Sinfonia with MSC Cruises. Total value: R14 000.

The prize includes accommodation for two only in a cabin with a sea view, all meals and entertainment on board.

l MSC Cruises at 0860 114 411.

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2. Bill Harrop’s “Original” Balloon Safaris offer a flight for two, followed by a champagne breakfast. Value: R5 000.

Quaff champagne as you enjoy what some describe as the closest thing to heaven – drifting with the wind on a fascinating aerial sightseeing flight over the majestic Magaliesberg.

l Tel: 011 705 3201. Fax:011 705 3203. E-mail: [email protected] Website:

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3. The Montusi Mountain Lodge offers two nights for two, including breakfast and dinner, as well as trout fishing on the estate. Value: R5 800.

The lodge is on a magnificent 1 000-hectare conservation estate with unsurpassed views of the Drakensberg’s famous Amphitheatre, hiking trails, mountain bicycle paths, horse riding, fly-fishing dams, a tennis court and a natural-look swimming pool.

l Tel: 036 438 6243, [email protected],

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4. The Cavern Resort and Spa offer a two-night stay for two with three meals and a guided morning walk. Value: R4 400.

The resort is in the northern Drakensberg and offers beginner strolls and full-day intensive hikes. Numerous Bushman paintings, 213 species of birds, 73 species of trees, and many wild animals can be seen.

l, [email protected]

5. The Ghost Mountain Inn offers two nights’ accommodation in a garden room, with breakfast for two, sharing. A R1 000 spa voucher for a body treatment and a choice between a cruise on Lake Jozini, a Lebombo mountain scenic drive and an Mkuze River bird walk. Total value: R6 000.

This four-star country inn is in Mkuze, near the legendary Ghost Mountain.

l Tel: 035 573 1025. E-mail: [email protected], website:

6. The Valley Lodge & Spa in Magaliesburg offers two nights for two, sharing, with three meals, and a 45-minute full body spa treatment for two. Total value: R10 000.

For more information, see

l Tel: 014 577 1301/5. E-mail: [email protected]

7. Clico Boutique Hotel in Rosebank offers one night for two, with a three-course dinner and breakfast. Value: R4 500.

l Ask for the spring dining and overnight specials; 011 252 3300, [email protected],

8. The Chestnut Country Lodge offers a two-night stay for two, with a dinner, bed and breakfast, in a luxury suite. It is close to the Kruger National Park with the Blyde River Canyon and adventure activities nearby.

l Call 013 737 8195 or 082 462 2740. E-mail: [email protected], website:


Dates: August 28-30

Times: Friday 10am-6pm, Saturday 9am-6pm, Sunday 9am-5pm

Where: TicketPro Dome, Northriding

Price: Adults R70, pensioners and students R40, children under 12 FREE.

l Mercedes-Benz owners get one free ticket at the gate on presentation of their Mercedes-Benz key.

l Ticket price includes a free three-month Getaway digital subscription.

For more info on the Getaway Show, visit

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