Ignite Your #TravelInspo With These Country Weekend Getaways

Can you say #wanderlust?

Make your soul happy and get a dose of that #TravelInspo with our #WanderlustWednesday offers exclusive to COSMO readers, from the folks at Secret Getaway.

After the year that was January and the disorientating minute of February, it’s safe to say we all deserve a break. So why not catch one? It’s so easy with these offers. Get away from the big city hustle and book a weekend with bae, your fave or go luxuriously solo.

FYI: You also get a 3 month COSMOPOLITAN Magazine subscription when you book with Secret Getaway via the Editor’s Picks on this page.

Here are our 5 COSMO Editor’s Picks for you to choose from

PS: Hurry, the offers are limited!

1 Blyde River Canyon Lodge

The ideal place to explore South Africa’s natural wonders, the Blyde River Canyon lodge is classy and comfortable. You can explore the Blyde River Canyon Reserve which is situated on the Panorama Route.

The Panorama Route is well known for its gigantic quartz and shale peaks. Explore Gods Window, Bourkes Luck Potholes and Berlin Falls. The views are breathtaking and Instagram-worthy of note!

Fun fact: The Blyde River Canyon is the 3rd largest canyon in the world.

Where: Limpopo

Valid:  1 May 2018 – 31 Jul 2018

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2 The Spier Hotel

There’s a reason Spier is a Western Cape fave. It’s not only a beautiful vineyard with gorgeous historic buildings that offer the perfect backdrop for a retreat with picnicking, a gift shop, restaurant and spa on offer. You can explore the extensive collection of contemporary art dotted around the grounds on your Segway ride through the farm and during your Spier Picnic (both included in this offer!).

Bonus: A complimentary chocolate and wine tasting – though we suggest you leave that for last!

Fun fact: We’ll leave the interesting facts for your Segway tour!

Where: Stellenbosch

Valid:  1 Apr 2018 – 31 Aug 2018

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3 Lastingham Country Lodge

Each room in this pretty country lodge has its own charm. Start your leisurely day with a breakfast made with local farm produce. When you’re ready to do the things (if you deign to) you can take a break from chilling out on the stoep and explore the craft and artisanal food gems which the Midlands Meander is famous for.
PS: The second night includes a delicious 3 course dinner for 2. #spoilt

Fun fact: The lodge was previously a stately farmhouse which was converted by the owner and interior designer who has over 30 years of experience, giving it a classic and authentic country flair!

Where: Kwa-Zulu Natal, Midlands Meander

Valid:  1 March 2018 -31 Aug 2018

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4 Big Sky Cottages

This self-catering offer was handpicked for its character. Just an hour’s drive from Cape Town, the Big Sky Cottages are an award-winning getaway.

Picture it: modern self-catering semi-detached cottages on the foothills of the Mostertshoek Mountain between Wolseley and Ceres, overlooking the beautiful Buchu lands with plentiful breathtaking views of the valley. Charmed? We most definitely are!

Fun Fact: Big Sky Cottage were voted best self-catering exclusive accommodation in the Western Cape at the 2017 Lilizela Tourism Awards!

Where: Western Cape, Ceres

Valid:  1 Mar 2018 -31 May 2018

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5 De Linden Boutique Guest House

This beautiful boutique guest lodge is situated in one of the oldest fishing villages in the Western Cape – a MUST visit for any Capetonian or South African alike. It’s an easy walk from the beach and close to an array of fab restaurants.

Prepare yourself for crisp sea air, fresh fruits of the sea and warm hospitality- West Coast style. We’re feeling downright tranquil just by looking at it.

Fun Fact:  All of the rooms are beautifully appointed with their own unique charm and stylish decor.

Where: Western Cape, Paternoster

Valid:  1 Mar 2018 – 31 Jul 2018

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