When the schools close, or just when you are run down, your body screams REST, PAUSE, TIMEOUT or Recharge. Yes we constantly need that but with the current economic climate you sometimes fell like affordable weekend getaways are not possible. There is always that treasure nestled somewhere you don’t usually pass, at affordable rates, very comfortable with good reviews, that’s what we all look for right? And with all these requirements, you tend to think it’s going to be very expensive to even attempt? Well below are a number of affordable getaways, at less than R1000.00 a night that i have compiled for you in and around Gauteng. Whether you are looking for an affordable couples retreat, affordable girls weekend getaways or affordable weekend getaways near you, you are sure to find something within your budget.
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The Residency Sandhurst
This one is for the suburban or city lover. If your idea of down and relaxation time is shopping, clubbing and city lights, this one will have you marvel at every detail. Located in Sutherland Avenue, Sandton Johannesburg, you will get all the luxury you need, upmarket area, safety and closest to all exciting amenities. You get FREE WiFi in all rooms, Airconditioning, daily house keeping and laundry services from friendly staff, oh and parking is FREE. So with Sandton City 2km away, you can take a walk to your favourite restaurant or club in Sandton without worrying, shop till you drop in Sandton City or Mandela Square then walk or uber back with a smile on your face. This establishment has been ranked 9/10 on value for money.
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Enigma Hotel Apartments
The city lover, business traveler or just down time in the city where you will be central to a lot of amenities, this is for you. Located in Middle road, Sandton and newly built in 2018, everything is a stone throw from you. Virgin Active Gym Sandton is 350m away, Village Walk Shopping Centre is 1,7km and Sandton City is 2km away. The establishment offers FREE WiFi in all rooms, Airconditioning, a Hot Tub, and daily house keeping from friendly staff. If you are a night eater, or night walker, this one is for you. You won’t have to be forced to eat fries from the bar, not that it’s any bad, but should you prefer to walk to nearby places, you will be centrally located. This establishment has been ranked 8.2/10 on value for money.
Airport Inn and Suits
Situated at No 6 Electron Avenue, Isando, Greater OR Tambo. Here you will have spacious rooms and all amenities offered at OR Tambo International within walking distance. If you are in transit to somewhere, well you can’t do better than this. Be sure though to book on time because this one is in high demand all the time, all seasons. The establishment offers FREE parking, FREE WiFi in all rooms, Airport transfers, a Bar and a Garden to relax outside and sip whatever makes you happy. If Casino life is your idea of fun, Emperor’s palace is 1.3km away. This establishment has been ranked 8.3 /10 on value for money
Lokuthula Country Lodge
This one is for the nature lover, and if you are looking for a complete time out nestled in the Magalies Mountains. This establishment offers tranquility, a breath of fresh air away from the city. Lokuthula Country Lodge offers a garden and braai/ barbecue facilities, a swimming pool, including a children’s playground. The property offers free parking as well. If you are looking for a weekend getaway with kids, or your girls, this is the place to consider, to relax and recharge.
Lake Motel Hartebeespoort
Another one for the nature and country lover. Situated in the village of Schoemansville at Hartbeespoort Dam, Lake Motel is built in a Dutch style establishment. Each room is en suite and equipped with a refreshment station. All the rooms have access to FREE WiFi and pets are allowed too, yay. There is a restaurant adjacent to the hotel, a Bar, and room service can be arranged. You can sit outside and enjoy tranquil mountain views to relax your mind. The Snake and Animal Park is across the road from the Lake Motel and the Aerial Cableway Hartbeespoort is within few minutes drive.
On a budget, need a getaway?
Affordable weekend getaways are possible. Whether you are looking for the city buzz, shopping with your girls or a complete down time in the safe spaces of nature, with a breath of fresh air and tranquil mountain views with birds chirping, you can be able to do it within a reasonable budget. Affordable romantic getaways or girls away trips should not break the bank, it’s all very possible if you give yourself time to look thoroughly. Go on, spoil yourself, you work too hard, CIAO!