The public holidays are again aligned to give you a full five days off in a row, in exchange for one day's leave. Just in case you haven’t planned anything, Traveller24 has rounded-up some last-minute ideas to make the most of the Freedom Day Weekend from 27 April to 1 May - Friday, 28 April is also a school holiday.
And as South Africans we know our quick-and-easy escape is simply to pitch a tent, fire up the braai and enjoy life’s simple pleasures. From Tankwa in the Northern Cape to Warmbaths in Limpopo - throw caution to the wind and road-trip to one of these 9 popular camping spots around SA.
Perhaps you want to get back to nature in a more active way? If so, then check out one of these top 5 SUP holiday adventure spots.
However, if you’re looking for something a little more lux, Unathi Nkangeni hopped on a plane to check out Samara Private Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape - secluded bush experiences aren’t only about the animals it seems - read about his experience here.
But one forest adventure you should definitely add to the #shotleft bucket list is CapeNature’s new Grootvadersbosch cabins, offering a secluded off-the-grid escape - it's just one of the protect areas they manage - read more about it here.
Don’t forget to check out your long-weekend planner below, with the Pink Loerie Festival happening in Knysna, Elgin is set to delight with the Cool Food and Wine Fest, while the Karoo will be smoking during its annual food festival.
Next weekend, we're delving deeper into eco-travel experiences, going green isn’t as hard as what it might seem.