This Easter, a leisurely staycation may be just what’s needed to put that spring back into your step. With international travel still off the cards, and our homes becoming a little too overcrowded for comfort. It’s no surprise that many South Africans are looking to enjoy a few days out of town. 

But the best way to beat the crowds – and traffic! – that often turn what should be a peaceful getaway into a nightmare, is to stay put. Rather than travelling this Easter, here are four places that’ll persuade you that all you need is right in your own “backyard”.

  • Johannesburg

Dreaming of your next long-haul flight? Why not enjoy all the excitement of an airport hotel by staying over at the swanky new Radisson Hotel & Convention Centre, OR Tambo. Conveniently situated adjacent to the OR Tambo International Airport, the hotel debuts Radisson Hotel Group’s fourth brand in the country, Radisson – with all the amenities you’d expect, including an upgraded room type and free breakfast, Wifi, parking, and a full 20% off your food and drinks bill! Plus, Radisson Hotels Safety Protocol, established in partnership with SGS, will assure your peace of mind throughout your stay.

  • Mpumalanga

Take your Easter plans to exceptional new heights at Kruger Shalati: The Train on the Bridge. One of the world’s top new hotels is a great escape for a long weekend and is a world removed from our current reality, considering it’s suspended over the Sabi River in the heart of the Kruger National Park. Its unique vantage point offers uninterrupted views of the park and river, and you can expect Easter surprises of a different kind when you experience an evening game drive, or delight in delicious food while taking in your idyllic surroundings.

  • Cape Town

No long weekend in the Mother City is complete without some fresh air. A number of city hotels have amazing deals right now, so don’t be shy to switch up your space with a hotel room. While you’re at it, why not participate in some local activities in order to get to know your city better? Cape Town Tourism has put together a handy guide of pocket-friendly activities to do in and around the city, so you won’t have to pay an arm and a leg to enjoy the best that this stunning city has to offer. 

  • Port Elizabeth

Take it easy this Easter with a set menu and ocean views. Radisson Blu Hotel, Port Elizabeth, is a home away from home, offering spacious rooms and plush bedding, topped off with a super breakfast the next day. Indulge in the serenity of the city by taking a stroll across the street to the beach or savour a treatment at the hotel’s Amani Spa.

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