7 Destinations For The Perfect Guys Getaway
When it comes to spending quality time with your mates, sometimes a quick after-work drink just doesn’t cut it. What you need is an all-out, action-packed, no-ladies-allowed weekend away with the guys. Think padkos, pit stops and ice-old beers around the braai. Imagine challenging hiking trails, action sports and wild safaris. Or indulge in five-star fairways, fine wine and gourmet foodie experiences.
Bela Bela, Limpopo
Leave the hustle and bustle of Jozi behind and head out to amazing Protea Zebula Lodge where a world of excitement awaits. Located on a wide stretch of bushveld surrounded by the Waterberg Mountains, this is the great outdoors at its best. Challenge your mates on the 5-star golf course, then cool off at the club house with an ice-cold brew. Enjoy a game drive or an elephant safari. Hit the dirt road on quad bikes, MTBs and running trails. Sharpen your sniper skills on a paintball mission. Or go old-school with a game of tennis, squash or archery practice. The action never ends!
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It’s all or nothing on this luxury adventure escape. Splash out with your mates at African Pride Mount Grace Country House & Spa, where exhilarating activities and indulgent leisure meet. Watch the sunrise from a hot air balloon over the Magaliesburg Mountains. Catch the big one on a fly fishing trip. Get your heart racing on the dedicated MTB trails at the Cog & Sprocket Mountain Bike Club. Sample some of the best craft beers at The Black Horse Brewery. Then head back to the spa for a soothing massage.
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Saldanha, Western Cape
Ready for some rough and tumble in the great outdoors? Then a road trip along the West Coast is your best bet. Just 1.5 hours out of Cape Town, Protea Hotel Saldanha Bay is the perfect base for exploring the exciting activities of the coast. Quad bike, 4×4 or sandboard over the Atlantis dunes. Visit The Cape Sports Centre for some first-class windsurfing. Then play a leisurely round or three at the champion links-style golf course nearby. Back at the hotel, relax with a crisp beer and fresh seafood dishes at Mussel Cracker Restaurant.
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Stellenbosch, Western Cape
Protea Hotel Stellenbosch is located in the heart of town and just moments from the area’s most sought-after attractions. Hop on the Franschhoek Wine Tram for a whistle-stop tour of the best wine farms, eateries and cultural hot spots. Explore the inspiring Spice Route in Paarl. Pop into the Postcard Café. Go organic at delicious Babylonstoren and so much more!
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Put on your hiking boots, pack some trail snacks and don’t forget your bino’s before heading to Protea Hotel Hazyview. Located close to Kruger and the spectacular Blyde River Canyon, this awesome escape offers access to loads of beautiful hiking trails nearby. Start off with the leisurely Kadishi-Tufa Trail which winds up to a tumbling waterfall. Trek the Leopard Trail with sweeping views over the incredible Blyde River Canyon. Then try the more challenging Loerie Trail across rippling rivers and lush forests. And that’s just to name a few!
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Whether you want to kick back on the beach, catch a wave off the coast or just chill out on the boardwalk, Durban’s famous Golden Mile is the perfect playground. Relax at Protea Hotel Umhlanga Ridge where beautiful beaches and the warm Indian Ocean water are ideal for a game of beach bats and volleyball. Or head to Protea Hotel Edward where the surf’s always up and the summer fun never stops. The famous Gateway Theatre of Shopping also has plenty of opportunities for great food, action and entertainment.
Kleinmond, Western Cape
Get on the green for a 5-star golfing experience of a lifetime. Located within the breathtaking Kogelberg Biosphere, Arabella Hotel & Spa sports a championship golf course that’s as challenging as it is scenic. Next up, hit the trail with a hike or cycle through the natural surrounds, go kayaking on the ocean, spot whales, and explore the surrounding countryside. After all the action, head back to the hotel for a soothing massage at the award-winning spa.
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