Travel to these spots to warm up the last month of winter. In Durban, eMakhosini Boutique Hotel, Morningside is a great choice. Picture:

Want to do something this weekend, but the cold seems to ruin the plans, why not try these cool places?


eMakhosini Boutique Hotel, Morningside

Where: 3 Lumsden Cres, Morningside, Durban, 4001

eMakhosini Boutique Hotel is set in the trendy suburb of Morningside, Durban. Once home to the French Consulate, the hotel has been restored offering visitors a relaxing setting. The interior decor is a blend of French Colonial with a hint of traditional Zulu.

Make sure you visit Story Durban, a seasonally inspired restaurant, The Cellar, a private dining experience for those special occasions, The Gin Bar and library is great for those winter nights.

Northern Cape 

Where: Riemvasmaak

Riemvasmaak Hot Springs

Nothing would warm the winter chill like the Riemvasmaak Hot Springs. Known as one of the Northern Cape’s prime attractions, visitors can bathe in the spring waters while enjoying the views and the wildlife. The Riemvasmaak Hot Springs are located in a deep ravine bordered by 80m-high granite cliffs, north of the Augrabies Falls, about 60km from the small Northern Cape town of Kakamas.
There is accomodation available should you want to stay over.

Cape Town

Where: 1 Wale St, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town, 8000

What’s not to love about an underground restaurant and jazz place. The Crypt is a famous historic meeting place beneath St George's Cathedral where African and International jazz, cultures and cuisine fuse. The St George's Cathedral Crypt, built in 1898, is an important Cape Town landmark and museum. Now a jazz restaurant, The Crypt serves dinner and drinks in a setting that retains a sense of its history and charm. They are open for dinner and drinks from Tuesday through Saturday. Music usually happens from 8pm to 11pm.