Tired of Sun City? Where to Go for…
Back-to-nature bonding vibes
Get away from the city and decompress with the girls in these beautiful settings. Don’t forget that spa booking!
Drakensberg, KwaZulu-Natal Magaliesberg, Gauteng Bela-Bela, Limpopo Cederberg, Western Cape
HOW TO SPLIT ROOMS FAIRLY
Keep bunking assignments as unbiased as possible: flip coins or draw names from a hat to say who goes where.
Wine and food festivals
Colder weather = reason aplenty to load up on delicious fare and vino. Just add friends for guaranteed fun!
Knysna Oyster Festival (7-16 July) Franschhoek Bastille Festival (15-16 July) Good Food & Wine Show (Jo’burg: 28-30 July; Durban: 27-29 October) Biltong and Pinotage Festival, Centurion (14-15 October) Tops at Spar Wine Show (PE: 27-29 July; Pretoria: 24-26 August)
HOW TO CHOOSE A DESIGNATED DRIVER
Uber and Taxify mean that no- one
has to drive. But if you don’t want to use an app to get home, the fairest option is to draw straws. And say thanks as a group by covering the DD’s soft drinks all day (or night).
A beach escape
The sun’s hot, the sand’s fine and the cocktails are damn good at these locations. Time to get that salt-spray hair IRL!
Umhlanga, KwaZulu-Natal Jeffreys Bay, Eastern Cape Langebaan, Western Cape
WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU LOSE THE GROUP
Share your GPS location via the Glympse app (free at Glympse.com), in case your toilet hunt turns into a sunscreen-lotion quest turns into being hopelessly separated from everyone.