Aerial View of Victoria Bay - Around About Cars
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Victoria Bay, or Vic Bay as the locals call it, lies nestled between Wilderness and George and offers one of the smallest, most secluded bays found along the Garden Route – though it also happens to be one of the most beautiful too!
The small resort offers a number of cottages, which are massed around the water’s edge. Nearby, you will find a gently sloping and fairly private small beach called Victoria Bay Beach. It is one of the area’s most famed, particularly because it is safe for bathing, angling and even surfing (though perhaps for the more accomplished surfers among us as there can be big waves).There are also natural paddle pools for the kids, and a number of walking and hiking trails to enjoy in the vicinity, ensuring that Victoria Bay offers something for everyone.
So whether you’re after a couples’ escape, family holiday or road trip with friends, here’s your go-to Garden Route getaway this Easter weekend.
For more information, contact the George Tourism Association’s information office: (044) 801 9295/7
Location: Victoria Bay, Garden Route, Western Cape, South Africa. Aha Shaka Land, found some 160km north of Durban, is a living monument to the traditional Zulu people and their rich culture. If you’re visiting Africa for the first time and want a feel for KZN or simply wish to better acquaint yourself with our fair land, then a trip to Shakaland is the way to go.
Victoria Bay - Around About Cars
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Shake things up in Shaka’s turf: Shakaland
This cultural attraction offers traditional accommodation – which features authentic African décor, wooden interiors, thatched rooves and above all, an earthy, natural atmosphere – and relative luxury, set amidst lovely, warm surroundings in the thriving heart of Zululand.
There is also a Shisa Nyama restaurant, which offers hearty and tasty traditional Zulu dishes, so you certainly won’t go hungry.
While you’re there, why not enjoy a cultural tour (which includes the Beer Drinking ceremony, fighting formations, the Sangoma and spear throwing to boot), or take part of the 3-hour daytime adventure, Nandi Experience, which is named after King Shaka’s mother, Nandi?
Teach your children about our country’s diverse heritage and unique cultures, or simply enjoy the luxurious, native surroundings, coupled with real African flair, by visiting Shakaland this Easter.
For more information, visit aha.co.za.
Location: Shakaland, Zululand, KwaZulu-Natal Head to Cape Town this Easter and experience a coastal getaway at Kommetjie. This seaside village offers a special blend of gorgeous ocean, mountains, nature and beach, as well as a deeply ingrained sense of community and laidback, seaside charm.
Shakaland - Around About Cars
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A coastal Cape Escape: Kommetjie
Nearby, you can explore the famous Slangkop lighthouse, or take a leisurely stroll along the Kom Cat Walk, which leads from the Kom and on to the lighthouse beyond, if desired. A short drive away, you can also find the world-famous Chapman’s Peak (which is a recommended drive on your way to or from Kommetjie via Cape Town; though you can also reach Kommetjie via the scenic Ou Kaapse Weg road), and the amazing Cape Point Nature Reserve, with naval port of call, Simon’s Town, beyond.
The Lighthouse at Kommetjie - Around About Cars
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There are plenty of accommodation options, whether you find a local B&B or rent out a holiday cottage in the village. Stroll or surf at Long Beach, let the kids run free at the country-cute Imhoff Farm or take a coastal day trip and experience the full-on beauty of Cape Town’s Deep South… knowing that whatever you choose to do, you’re in for a memorable Easter escape.
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Location: Kommetjie, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa.
Whichever SA Easter getaway you choose this year, you’re in for a real treat; here’s wishing you safe travels over the April school holidays and Easter weekend!