Packages - Bush and Country Breaks under 3 hours from Gauteng

We have come to realise over our 9 years of providing Getaways to our local Gauteng residents and visitors passing through Johannesburg,that time is not always on your side!

We have therefore made it our mission to explore our surrounding countryside in order to bring a portfolio of options, that still allow you to feel that you are away from the concrete jungle. Enjoy the pleasure of Bushveld sunsets ...activities that thrill or even inspire us without having to travel for hours on your precious day off! 

We are delighted to share our finding with you and invite you to take a break and experience one of our Getaway packages all under a 3 hour drive from Johannesburg or Pretoria.

There is a choice of luxury wildlife destinations and a range of further options of affordable more rustic style camps to chalet or lodge accommodation. The areas we explore are the likes of Welgevonden & Waterberg Area, Bela- Bela, Dinokeng north of Pretoria and the Magaliesberg and Hartbeespoort Dam Surrounds and lastly the well known Game Park - Pilansberg Game Reserve near Sun City.

Explore a collection of Bushveld or countryside retreat`s, where predators or Big 5 Animals aren`t encountered however other appealing attractions for the bush lover are naturally complemented where plains game roam freely and an abundance of birding opportunities arise for the TWEETERS! If that isn`t the type of adventure you are up for, kick off your shoes and read a book, get a pampering session at a spa or pump up the adrenalin with an outdoor adventure excursion such as quad bike trail or even an airborne adventure. 

This chapter is yours to write to your sensational journeys!


Contact us today to ensure your own personal chapter is written by our experts and receive your free quotation and itinerary for your African Package.  Alternatively email us on, or call us on +27 11 545 6100 today!

Gauteng Family Bush Weekender from R2050 pp


Enjoy true South African hospitality at this hidden Bush Lodge in typically lush bushveld settings. Only 30 km from Pretoria and 85 km from Johannesburg makes this a perfect bush weekender at an affordable rate! 

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Dinokeng River Safari from R1425 person sharing


Situated in the malaria-free north-western section of the Dinokeng Game Reserve, a convenient 30 minute drive, 50 km north of Pretoria. The resident Nyala herd living within the gardens of the main lodge has become a trademark for this lodge! An opportunity to expereince a unique River Cruise safari in Dinokeng!

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The Connection Retreat 2014


Our connection retreat is a fully inclusive weekend hosted in the Dinokeng Game Reserve. Aimed at bringing people together sharing self-improvement, mindfulness, yoga & meditation. Combining these elements into a workable practice for better balance in modern life!

18-20 April 2014

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North West Bush & Game Weekend Getaway from R2975 pp 2 nights

North West Province

An exclusive yet affordable getaway set on a 12 500 acres of prime malaria-free bushveld, home to 4 of the "Big 5" and over 50 species of mammals and 372 species of birds! With simple yet comfortable accommodation, superb home cooked meals and the warmth and charm of true South African hospitality. Located a mere 40 minutes from the world famous Lost City and Casino at Sun City, this private Game Lodge offers an alternative to the Pilanesberg Game Reserve and its exceptionally child friendly!

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Gauteng Romantic Overnight from R950 pp


This owner-run 4 star boutique hotel lies in the serene country setting of Chartwell in the Northern Suburbs of Johannesburg, only 15 minutes from Lanseria Airport and 20 minutes from Sandton CBD. An ideal romantic country lodge breakaway without the drive. Escape the rat race for just a short while but enough to feel you have escaped!

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Pilansberg Luxury Safari Lodge from R3960 pp for 2 nights

North West Province

Situated on the western side of the malaria free Pilanesberg National Park and 33km from Sun City, is where you will find this luxury but good value for money safari lodge. Game sightings include a variety of predators such as lion, leopard and cheetah while herds of elephant and buffalo are often seen at close range. Antelope such as sable, kudu and eland roam the bush freely and are not shy whislt the bird viewing opportunities are truly Incredible.

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Family Bush Retreat North West from R1825 per person

North West Province

Situated in the North West Province only 21 km from Sun City, this country lodge is built in an idyllic setting overlooking a natural wetland and embracing a true South African experience. Overnight at an African-themed, rustic, stone and thatch accommodation, decorated with vibrant hand painted ethnic print fabrics and African artwork, a true reflection of the treasures of our country. 

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