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Our Top 7 Picks for Fathers Day Getaways with Dad! 

07 June 2024
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Looking to treat Dad to an incredible getaway in South Africa? Whether it’s Father’s Day or any other time of the year, these destinations promise a memorable experience filled with adventure, relaxation, and quality time together. 

Plettenberg Bay 

If you have a beach-loving Dad, take a trip to Plettenberg Bay! They’re ‘shore’ to have a good time! Think long walks on the beach, the sound of waves crashing, and endless laughter with family. It’s not just a holiday; it’s memories in the making.  

We recommend:  

  1. Beach Day: Picture this – you and Dad soaking up the sun on a gorgeous beach like Robberg Beach or Lookout Beach. Pure bliss! 
  1. Robberg Nature Reserve: Get your hiking boots ready! The Robberg Peninsula offers stunning views of the coastline and chances to spot some cool wildlife like seals and dolphins. 
  1. Ocean Safari: Want a bit more adventure? Hop on a boat and cruise the ocean waves for a close-up encounter with whales, dolphins, and all sorts of marine wonders. 

Give Dad the gift of relaxation and seaside joy this Father’s Day! 

Browse our Plettenberg Bay and Garden Route holiday packages

Stellenbosch 

Stellenbosch is the perfect getaway for the wine enthusiast Dad because they always have a grape time tasting all the fine wines! With its rolling vineyards and award-winning wineries, Stellenbosch is the perfect place for a grape escape.  

We recommend: 

  1. Wine Tasting at Spier Wine Farm: Take Dad on a wine-tasting adventure at Spier Wine Farm. Sip, swirl, and savour some of the finest wines South Africa has to offer. 
  1. Jonkershoek Nature Reserve: Time to stretch those legs! Jonkershoek Nature Reserve is a hiker’s paradise with scenic trails that wind through the beautiful Cape Winelands. 
  1. Stellenbosch Village Museum: Step back in time with Dad and explore the charming historic houses and gardens at the Stellenbosch Village Museum. History buffs, this one’s for you! 

Raise your glass to Stellenbosch and book your weekend away for a Father’s Day Dad will never forget! 

We’ve got some fabulous Stellenbosch and Cape Winelands getaways for you to browse. 

Mpumalanga 

For Dads who love nothing more than adventure, Mpumalanga should be top of your list – they’re sure to have a roaring good time! Surrounded by gorgeous scenery and thrilling activities, Mpumalanga is an adventurer’s paradise.  

We recommend:  

  1. Panorama Route: Buckle up for a scenic drive along the Panorama Route, where you’ll be treated to jaw-dropping views of God’s Window, Blyde River Canyon, and Bourke’s Luck Potholes. 
  1. Kruger National Park: It’s safari time! Take Dad on an epic wildlife adventure in Kruger National Park, where you can spot the Big Five and more. 
  1. Sudwala Caves: Ready to explore? Head underground to the Sudwala Caves, where ancient rock formations and crystal-clear pools await.  

Give Dad the gift of adventure and create memories that will last a lifetime with a trip to Mpumalanga!  

Victoria Falls 

Thrill-seeking Dads deserve a mist-erious adventure this Father’s Day! Take them to Victoria Falls, where they’ll have a blast getting soaked in nature’s adrenaline rush. Imagine standing on the edge of the world’s largest waterfall, feeling the mist on your face and the thrill in your heart. It’s not just a trip; it’s an experience they’ll cherish forever.  

We recommend: 

  1. Helicopter Ride Over the Falls: Take Dad to new heights with a helicopter ride over the majestic Victoria Falls. It’s a bird’s-eye view like no other! 
  1. Devil’s Pool: Dare to take a dip in the Devil’s Pool? This natural rock pool on the edge of the falls offers an adrenaline-pumping swimming experience with unbeatable views. 
  1. Sunset Cruise on the Zambezi River: Wind down with Dad on a sunset cruise along the Zambezi River. Sip on a sundowner and soak in the breathtaking African sunset – pure magic! 

Treat Dad to the ultimate adventure this Father’s Day with a Victoria Falls holiday package

Sun City 

Head to Sun City for a sun-tastic celebration! Treat Dad to days filled with poolside lounging, rounds of golf on world-class courses, and thrilling rides at the water park.  

We recommend: 

  1. Valley of Waves: Make a splash at the Valley of Waves water park, where thrilling slides and lazy rivers await. It’s water fun for the whole family! 
  1. Golfing: Tee off on championship golf courses like the Gary Player Golf Course and the Lost City Golf Course. Fore! 
  1. Pilanesberg National Park: Go on safari with Dad in Pilanesberg National Park. Keep your eyes peeled for lions, elephants, and maybe even a cheeky hyena or two! 

With endless entertainment options and luxurious accommodations, Sun City is the perfect destination to spoil Dad and show him how much he means to you! 

Browse our affordable Sun City packages

Cape Town 

If you think your Dad is a superhero, Cape Town is the place to be! From conquering Table Mountain to exploring vibrant markets, Cape Town offers endless adventures for the whole family. Treat Dad to thrilling experiences, delicious foodie treats, and quality time together.  

We recommend: 

  1. Table Mountain: Take a ride on the iconic Table Mountain Aerial Cableway for panoramic views of the city and beyond. Don’t forget your camera! 
  1. V&A Waterfront: Explore the vibrant V&A Waterfront, where you can shop, dine, and soak up the lively atmosphere. There’s never a dull moment here! 
  1. Cape Point: Journey to the tip of the Cape Peninsula and stand in awe at Cape Point. It’s where the Atlantic and Indian Oceans collide, creating a dramatic backdrop for your adventure with Dad. 

This Father’s Day, let Dad know he’s your real-life superhero with our packages to Cape Town.  

Drakensberg 

Why do mystical Dads love trips to Drakensberg? Because they always have a peak experience exploring the epic landscapes!  

We recommend:  

  1. Amphitheatre Hike: Lace up your boots and hit the trails! The Amphitheatre hike offers breathtaking views that are well worth the effort. 
  1. Royal Natal National Park: Discover hidden waterfalls, rock pools, and ancient rock art sites as you explore Royal Natal National Park with Dad by your side. 
  1. Drakensberg Canopy Tour: Take your adventure to new heights with a thrilling zipline tour through the treetops. It’s an experience you’ll never forget! 

Give Dad the gift of serenity and exploration this Father’s Day with a trip to Drakensberg

No matter which destination you choose, South Africa offers plenty of experiences that are perfect for treating Dad any time of the year. So, grab your bags, grab Dad, and let’s make every moment an unforgettable adventure together! 

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