Tired of Sun City? Where to Go for…

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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.

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