Stretching from the Eastern Cape right up to the border of the Free State, the vast mountain range is made up of four main valleys, each unique and each offering magnificent views of the area.
WHY IT’S HOT The shee r size and scope of the mountains mean there are loads of places to stay and activities to choose from, making it perfect for a family holiday. If the kids want to ride horses, Mom wants to relax at a spa and Dad would rather sit on the patio spotting birds, everyone will be happy. The whole family can also get some bonding time in with a hike – you choose how strenuous you’d like it to be. Plus, according to the apocalyptic film 2012, it’s the safest place to be if the world comes to an end. One less thing to worry about.
MAKE IT HAPPEN Sani Valley is a luxe lodge near the famous Sani Pass. It offers breathtaking views and fun-filled activities for all age groups. Self-catering units at Sani Valley Lodge start at around R715 per person sharing; sanivalley.co.za.
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