Cottages to stay in SA

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Okay, so this place is sort-of like a beach shack. It won't win any design awards- it's a functional space- but the location is breathtaking. You have to walk down a steep mountain to get to this spot, and your reward is an entire section of coastline all to yourself.

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Our Photo Editor travels a lot- these are her favourite South African spots of the year.

I loved falling asleep to the sound of the river at this 5-star lodge, and then running a hot bath with the open forest at my elbow.

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These cabins are a five minute walk into this thick forest and feel like a tree-house hideaway where you could sit for ages writing or listening to birdsong.

30 wonderful South African holiday destinations you need to visit in 2016 - Getaway Magazine

At Getaway, we're lucky enough to see some of the most beautiful places in South Africa. Here's our pick of the 30 places you simply have to visit in 2016.

Wow wow wow. Wow wow. I visited Greenfire with my mother (pictured) and the views really are special: especially at dawn and dusk. You wind your way up a 4x4 track to get the the base of a mountain range, where you can choose between hiking or relaxing your day away.

35 places to start dreaming about for 2017 - Getaway Magazine

Our Photo Editor travels a lot- these are her favourite South African spots of the year.

Named after a fly-fishing lure, this fantastic farm is soooo far away from any real civilization, 7kms outside of Tonteldoos. Here, you can walk with your dogs, fly-fish or 4x4 to view sites looking over expansive landscapes.

35 places to start dreaming about for 2017 - Getaway Magazine

Our Photo Editor travels a lot- these are her favourite South African spots of the year.

The decor isn't to my taste, but WHAT a location. At the end of a cobblestone driveway fringed by towering mountainside.

30 wonderful South African holiday destinations you need to visit in 2016 - Getaway Magazine

At Getaway, we're lucky enough to see some of the most beautiful places in South Africa. Here's our pick of the 30 places you simply have to visit in 2016.

Styled in a Venda theme by famed artist Noria Mbasa and overlooking a valley framed by mountains. The drive up to the lodge can only be done by 4x4 and you never seem to stop climbing, but once you reach this haven you'll find yourself never wanting to leave.

30 wonderful South African holiday destinations you need to visit in 2016 - Getaway Magazine

At Getaway, we're lucky enough to see some of the most beautiful places in South Africa. Here's our pick of the 30 places you simply have to visit in 2016.

I hardly got the chance to explore this lovely farm, set in a private nature reserve. What I saw was enough to convince me that it should be on the cards for next year.

35 places to start dreaming about for 2017 - Getaway Magazine

Our Photo Editor travels a lot- these are her favourite South African spots of the year.

The view at this stone cottage looks out onto unbroken veld; it's just you and perhaps a few visiting cows.

30 wonderful South African holiday destinations you need to visit in 2016 - Getaway Magazine

At Getaway, we're lucky enough to see some of the most beautiful places in South Africa. Here's our pick of the 30 places you simply have to visit in 2016.

Literally, on the edge. If you can bag these gorge-facing units, the steep drop-off is a few meters away. There is a walkway along the edge of the ravine with lookout points to stop at and take in the scene.

35 places to start dreaming about for 2017 - Getaway Magazine

Our Photo Editor travels a lot- these are her favourite South African spots of the year.

That's my dog, Tao! I had the most wonderful opportunity to travel with my folks and two dogs to Tugela River Lodge. You're encouraged to bring your whole family, including hounds, and make use of the riverside and the bush walks.

35 places to start dreaming about for 2017 - Getaway Magazine

Our Photo Editor travels a lot- these are her favourite South African spots of the year.

A deck overlooking the Crocodile River, a pool and a fireplace to lounge around, and herds of elephant who saunter down to the river to drink. This place is a large, comfortable base with fantastic access to the Kruger.

35 places to start dreaming about for 2017 - Getaway Magazine

Our Photo Editor travels a lot- these are her favourite South African spots of the year.

The ideal place to go for walks and explore rivers and pools. Accommodation is basic but has everything you need.

35 places to start dreaming about for 2017 - Getaway Magazine

Our Photo Editor travels a lot- these are her favourite South African spots of the year.

Silver Birch Cottage couldn't be more dreamlike: a small, double-story wooden cottage with a tiny upstairs loft, an outside stoep with a braai overlooking thick forest and short walks to nearby waterfalls. Magic.

35 places to start dreaming about for 2017 - Getaway Magazine

Our Photo Editor travels a lot- these are her favourite South African spots of the year.

Rob, the owner, took me for an early-morning walk along the coastline of kenton-on-Sea. That really solidified the beauty of this area into my mind, and their self-catering flats, overlooking thick bush, are good options to explore this town from.

35 places to start dreaming about for 2017 - Getaway Magazine

Our Photo Editor travels a lot- these are her favourite South African spots of the year.

You drive to Sibuya by boat, up the Kariega estuary to arrive at either the Bush camp or Forest Camp. Both are immersive stays, making the nearby town of Kenton-on-Sea feel hours away. The reserve itself is filled with rolling green hills and views, with the long, winding river making for great birding and sundowner cruises.

35 places to start dreaming about for 2017 - Getaway Magazine

Our Photo Editor travels a lot- these are her favourite South African spots of the year.