Weekend Getaways for guys with 9 to 5 jobs
July 30, 2018
You work hard, you deserve to play hard! Slam the office door and get the guys together for that well-deserved break. Do something for yourself for a change! Go on an adventure!
5 Top Getaways for Guys
Visit the following awesome places to reconnect with nature and revive friendships:
- Cycle from the Mother City
Designed for moderately fit to very fit mountain bikers. Explore the Mother City on a bicycle.
TripAdvisor Rating: 5
Go on an adventure from Cape Town to the Cape of Good Hope! This is a 2-day, self-guided mountain bike tour with a pre-loaded GPS route.
No need to worry about sleeping arrangements or luggage logistics. Cape Escape Mountain Biking Tours will handle the hassles while you explore the Cape Peninsula’s tranquil landscapes on your 2-wheeled pedal horse.
Travel Distance: 86 km in total
Tar/Dirt ratio: 69%/31%
Total ascent: 925 m
Difficulty (1 to 10): 6
Average Daily Distance: 43 km
What does the cycle tour cost?
It costs between R4000 and R5000 for a group of 5 to 6 of your best buds.
For more info visit: 2-Day Mountain biking Tour
- Glamp near Jozi
If you’re looking for a combo of luxury and camping, this mini weekend away s for you! Your stress will evaporate as you take a squiz at scenes that inspire an addiction to nature.
TripAdvisor Rating: 4,5
Break away from the city’s pollution and noise. In a short, 30-minute drive from Jozi/Pretoria, you’ll find Bush Willow’s tented camp. It’s tucked away in nature under the careful watch of the Zwartkop mountain range next to the Blaauwbank River.
A luxurious tent offers beds for 10 people. If you feel like lighting a fire and sizzling some braaivleis or taking a plunge in the pool to cool, you’re covered. You can also enjoy outdoor sports and indoor fireplaces. Perfect for any season!
Location: Komdraai Road, Muldersdrift.
What does a night at Bush Willow cost (per group)?
R800 – Weekdays and Sundays
R1360 – Fridays and Saturdays
Pssst… the tents cater to couples as well. Spoil your girl/ guy with a weekend at this hidden gem.
For more info visit: Willow Bush Tented Camping
- Travel by canoe to a cabin in the woods
Forget the horror movies. The only eerie thing about this adventure is… well, everything. There’s no power in the cabin, so if you want tranquillity and a break from your phone, this wild getaway is the perfect place to unplug for a weekend.
TripAdvisor Rating: 4,5
Whiskey Creek Canoe Trail near Plettenberg Bay takes you for a 7 km paddle up the Keurbooms River until you reach a cosy cabin in the woods. 10 Friends can stay over for the night and enjoy fishing, swimming, a bonfire and braaing. The next morning, paddle back and return home with Garden Route memories for life.
What does a night at Whiskey Creek cost?
Prices range from R300 to R500 per person.
Hint: Sit in front of the canoe if you’re the designated photographer.
For more info please visit: Whiskey Creek
- Take a refreshing beer tour of SAB, Johannesburg
If you’re not really an adrenaline junkie but you love beer and good company, take a tour to SAB (South African Breweries) for a taste of South Africa’s finest brew, and sleep over at the Bannister Hotel.
TripAdvisor Rating: 4,5
Quench your thirst with many rich flavours and enjoy sweet aromas. Embark on a fun-filled adventure that’s informative and delicious. Taste SAB’s five power brands – Castle Lager, Castle Lite, Black Label, Hansa Pilsener, Castle Milk Stout. There’s also an export beer bursting with flavour. Not only will you taste the brews, you’ll see exactly how they’re made.
After tasting, pair your favourite beer with lunch, and then make your way to the 5-star Bannister Hotel less than a 1 km away. You can relax at the bar for more beer and stay over as well.
Tour and beer tasting package: R197
Lunch and beer: average R100
Bannister Hotel: Double rooms (including breakfast) R 675
Total Cost: R 972
Note: The Bannister Hotel is half a block from The Orbit, a superfine jazz club.
- Swing a club in style
If you’re looking for a relaxing day of golf and a good night’s sleep, the Oubaai Golf Estate is your adult playground.
TripAdvisor Rating: 4
Oubaai Golf Course is situated between the Indian Ocean and the Outeniqua Mountains in Herold’s Bay on the Garden Route. It’s South Africa’s original Ernie Else Signature course. Enjoy an awesome golf tournament with the boys, eat delectable dishes and rest your tired mind. Take in the majestic ocean views while you aim for a hole-in-one.
What does a game of golf cost?
Green Fees: R 950.00 per person
Cart Fee: R350
What does a night at the Oubaai Hotel cost?
Twin rooms range from R1350 to R1650 per night.
The total price of the golf getaway: R2000 pp. (excluding meals and drinks)
Pick a calendar date
Now that you know where to go and what it costs, get the guys together and coordinate your calendars. And sure, the ladies are welcome to join. You can make it a mixed getaway and have lots of fun.
Take a break, take a weekend away!
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