Gauteng Destinations – Escape to the Bush for Your Next Family Holiday

Gauteng Destinations – Escape to the Bush for Your Next Family Holiday

There’s nothing that South African families love more than a weekend in the bush to relax and unwind. At Idle Winds, our function venue near Johannesburg, we’ve come up with some of the best getaways in the area – perfect for the school holidays.

  • Askari Game Lodge: Part of the Plumari Private Game Reserve in the Magaliesberg and just an hour away from Johannesburg, this lodge offers you the full big five experience. Family-friendly and rich in heritage, this lodge also holds a fantastic market on the first Sunday of each month that makes for a wonderful day trip!
  • Magalies River Lodge: A quiet, family-friendly resort with plenty of activities from paintball and swimming to bird watching and walking trails, this is a great retreat from the fast pace of the city. With luxury self-catering cottages, indigenous surroundings, and their famous country-style hospitality, you’ll be spoilt from the moment you arrive!
  • Stone Hill: If you love an authentic escape to the bush, then the remote hills and rustic cottages of Stone Hills are just the thing you need. 2km from the Moloney train station and the Magalies Barbys Haven lake, you can relax, escape to another time and hone your fly-fishing skills.
  • Valley Lodge & Spa: Ideal for those of us who enjoy some pampering along with the beauty of the bush, this is an elegant and luxurious destination that will leave you feeling treated like royalty! In addition to the spa facilities, there are also hiking trails, a mineral pool, tennis courts and a traditional pub/pizzeria.
  • Idle Winds: If you’d like the perfect mix of great activities, beautiful views, and peace and quiet – without having to travel too far, then Idle Winds is the place to visit! With comfortable accommodation and a great restaurant, we have plenty on-site to ensure a great weekend away. We’re situated in the Aloe Valley Meander, so there are hiking trails, pubs, markets and more close by – not to mention Hartebeespoort itself!

Relax, Unwind and Recharge with Our Comfortable Accommodation Near Johannesburg 

Idle Winds is a top function venue offering a great restaurant and family-friendly accommodation near Johannesburg, with plenty of fun activities nearby. We’re located just 14kms from Fourways, making us an easy drive from Pretoria, Johannesburg, and Sandton. In just minutes, you will escape to the fresh air and lush veld of the scenic Aloe Valley meander. Contact us today and book your next getaway in Gauteng!