Come away with me (and Afristay)….and WIN WIN WIN!

 
“Come away with me and we’ll kiss
On a mountaintop
Come away with me
And I’ll never stop loving you”
 
Who knows this song by Norah Jones? It is such a pretty song, makes you want to go away with her, which I suppose is the point.
 
The last 18 months have been brutal for David and I. We are in constant survival mode and it is exhausting! The good news though is we can see the light (and no it is not an oncoming train) and things are getting easier and we are able to relax a little bit more.
 
We aren’t ready to get away just yet but we can start planning something for the nearish future. So I am putting together a little wish list of places I would like to go. The recently rebranded Afristay have made compiling a wish list SO easy.
 
First of all they have all my favourite places as destinations and secondly it is so easy to use their site to see what is available and the price. I am a lazy internet surfer. If I am searching for something I want to see the price and pictures immediately. I don’t want to have to go looking and email someone and wait.
 
I have put together a list of places I would like to spend the weekend at. They are all near to Pretoria/Joburg because as much as a island holiday is 1st prize, reality is a close to home trip is more doable right now.
 
Three Oaks and an Aloe – I have actually stayed here before and it is perfect for a weekend getaway. It is close to Joburg and has everything you need on the premises including a spa/beauty salon that is also open on Sundays. It is situated opposite the cable car so if you want to get out for a bit of an adventure, you can literally walk over the road.
 
Phumuza Lodge – The bush has my heart, even though we spend the holidays at the coast, my heart remains in the bush. What drew me to this place was the pool! How stunning does it look? I can see myself chilling their for an entire weekend!Afristay| HarassedMom
 
Thaba Lenaka looks like a place that I may also never want to leave. The views look amazing and I can see myself sitting on the deck reading a book for days. Some of their rooms can accommodate kids, so if you can’t find a sitter or area looking for a family getaway close to home, this is the one.
 
Tshukudu is a little more luxurious but a girl can dream right? And look at this bath? I have had this particular lodge on my radar for years and years. Hopefully I will get there sooner rather than later. Afristay|HarassedMom
 
And to end my list off is Ivory Tree. Go and check it out and you will see why. Also it has a spa! I don’t really think I need to say anything else?
 

Which one of these is your favourite?

If you are anything like me you dream of a weekend getaway but something (generally money) always comes up and you never just do it!
 
Well the awesome people at Afristay want you to JUST DO IT! So they are giving away a R2000 travel voucher that can be used anywhere in South Africa. 
 
How cool are they?
 
Entry is super easy – complete the Rafflecopter entries but PLEASE not the mandatory steps. Even if you complete most of the steps, if you do not complete the mandatory ones I am unable to count your entry!
 
 
 
 
 

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35 Comments

  1. candice terblanche
    11 September, 2017 / 11:25 am

    Blue gum hills guest house in green point looks amazing , some pool time while watching the sea sounds perfect

  2. Gaelyn Cokayne
    11 September, 2017 / 11:28 am

    I would love to go to Brookdale Health Hydro in KZN for a pampering babymoon!

  3. 11 September, 2017 / 11:44 am

    Ivory Tree looks really peaceful and relaxing! Like a stay here could make you wanting to live there!

  4. 11 September, 2017 / 12:07 pm

    A farm cottage in the Karoo somewhere, where you can see the stars and just have quiet for a few days. A place like Wolverfontein Karoo Cottages perhaps.

  5. 11 September, 2017 / 12:27 pm

    I would go anywhere in Hermanus. It’s close to home and with baby almost here and 2 other kids at home, this is the ideal location.

  6. Melanie
    11 September, 2017 / 12:31 pm

    Really need a holiday all of them look great.

  7. chastin dreyer
    11 September, 2017 / 12:36 pm

    I would love to go away with my husband we weren’t able to take a honeymoon and we are married 5 years, money is always an issue so this would be amazing!

  8. Lynn botha
    11 September, 2017 / 1:00 pm

    Phumuza lodge looks amazing.. that pool looks so inviting and peaceful.. when you have kids, going away seems like a distant memory, even if I try and save up for a little getaway, something always comes along that needs the money more.. I.e broken school bag and lost school clothing.. or the car breaks down, or the medical aid funds are up and the kids need antibiotics.. it’s always something.. but my kids are my most treasured possessions.. and would have to come with on a break away.. even though they drive me nuts, I hate being away from them 🙂

  9. Brigitta Nel
    11 September, 2017 / 1:05 pm

    Thaba Lenaka Guest Farm looks amazing! Perfect for a family holiday – we NEVER get to go away as a family (or alone 😉 ) This would be awesome!

  10. 11 September, 2017 / 1:54 pm

    Anywhere along the Garden Route or CT. My family and I are going away in November for a weekend…have not taken a trip since 2013, so would be an amazing win! So anything ‘family’ friendly would be great. There are a few options!

  11. Soraya Asmal
    11 September, 2017 / 2:25 pm

    Tshukudu looks so tranquil and peaceful. Love it

  12. Jessie Mckay
    11 September, 2017 / 2:50 pm

    It’s been a rough year, a weekend getaway would be a dream right now.

  13. 11 September, 2017 / 3:02 pm

    I am in a mood for any-where, but Cape Town would be nice. The Dolphin Inn Guest House in Mouille Point looks perfect!

  14. Sarah
    11 September, 2017 / 4:22 pm

    Always up for a family break away. Crown River Safari near Addo in EC looks stunning! It has the river, game nearby and stunning rooms.

  15. Nix
    11 September, 2017 / 4:49 pm

    What an amazing prize!

  16. Gerard
    11 September, 2017 / 4:59 pm

    I think Blue Gum Hills guesthouse looks great. The wife and I need a weekend away

  17. Janet Perry
    11 September, 2017 / 5:02 pm

    Loved browsing the Afristay site….so many wonderful destinations. Chartfield Guest House in Kalk Bay looks incredible – Kalk Bay, my favourite destination!!

  18. Leanne Alford
    11 September, 2017 / 6:24 pm

    Ivory Tree looks amazing , my husband and I are really needing a mini break away .

  19. Ragmat baron
    11 September, 2017 / 6:41 pm

    Knysna would be my ideal destination

  20. Sharleen Deacon
    11 September, 2017 / 9:06 pm

    Paternoster Lodge sounds like a great getaway for me

  21. Cally Barnes Kayne (Caroline Kayne)
    12 September, 2017 / 8:00 am

    I would love to take the kids to Sun City, as they have never been and would totally enjoy it. We’d get some good family time in as well, plus the much needed break from the long year. Awesome Prize!!

  22. 12 September, 2017 / 11:47 am

    I’m a safari junkie so I’d love to stay at Tshukudu Lodge!

  23. Corryn Bartlett
    12 September, 2017 / 4:18 pm

    The Bamboo Guest House in Knysna looks amazing and really appeals to my hippie spirit haha! This momma hippie spirit is so tired, I would love to have some time away and just chill in the forest!

  24. Marc
    12 September, 2017 / 5:46 pm

    Kruger National Park for sure – love the wildlife!!!

  25. Charmaine
    12 September, 2017 / 5:50 pm

    I would use the voucher towards Ivory Park – it seems gorgeous!

  26. Michelle
    12 September, 2017 / 5:51 pm

    I would go to Three Oaks and an Aloe so I can also visit my friends in Jozi

  27. Fiona
    12 September, 2017 / 8:05 pm

    Frinton on Sea in Ballito looks amazing and exactly what the soul needs right now.
    We haven’t taken the kids to KZN for over 2 years now – it’s definitely overdue.

  28. Melissa
    12 September, 2017 / 9:21 pm

    To be honest, I’d go anywhere, I’m not fussy. Just somewhere beautiful in creation with some silence! Peaceful tranquility. That’s if I go by myself ha ha 🙂 but it would still be delightful either way!

  29. Esda Dippenaar
    12 September, 2017 / 9:52 pm

    Would love to vist Tsukudu!

  30. Nwabisa
    13 September, 2017 / 12:24 am

    Would love to go anywhere in ballito while at it visit the animal farm I’ve been stalling to take my little one there for the longest time

  31. Moipone Islam
    13 September, 2017 / 7:19 am

    With the stressful days of life today, just need to recharge and relax.

    Any of these place looks amazing

  32. Hettie
    14 September, 2017 / 12:34 am

    Ivory tree… spa… bliss

  33. Terisha
    14 September, 2017 / 7:59 am

    All of these places look amazing!!!

  34. David Terblanche
    14 September, 2017 / 8:48 am

    Bakoven Blue looks amazing for a staycation

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