A really big trend at the moment is combining sports or leisure activities with great vacations so we advise on all the best destinations for whatever activity you may be into. What could be a better Father’s Day getaway for Dads who love to play than to find just the right place to take Dad for whatever sport he loves and combine it with a couple of chilled days where there are also great Father’s Day packages available?
Kwa Zulu Natal for Scuba diving Dads
South Africa boasts one of the top 10 diving resorts in the world and this is situated in iSimangaliso Wet Park, stretching all along the Elephant Coast from St Lucia to Kosi Bay. It’s a world heritage site and within this are area lie three of the best diving resorts Dad could find anywhere.
The Grandaddy of them all is magnificent Sodwana bay resting right in the heart of the park. With clear waters and incredible sightings to take in, this is the site rated amongst the top 10 in the world. Other great spots are Kosi Bay and Rocktail Bay – the whole area is simply a diving wonderland. Tag a couple of days onto the diving with a couple of chilled days at one of Kwa-Zulu Natal’s premier resorts. To find out more contact us.
The Drakensberg Mountains for Hiking Dads
The Drakensberg, meaning Dragon’s Mountain, stretches for 1,000 kilometres along the Eastern Escarpment and offers simply the best hiking experiences available anywhere. From short easy half-day walks within the immediate area of your lodge to challenging steep climbs and long trails for tough hikes, the ‘berg’’ just can’t be beaten.
A few of the famous hiking trails here include Rainbow Gorge near Bergville, Chain ladders hike in the Northern Drakensberg, Cathedral peak along Cathedral ridge (recommended for very experienced hikers only) and a short but also tough trail at Ploughman’s Kop in Royal Natal Park. A great place to stay when in the Drakensberg is the renowned Little Switzerland Resort which is offering great specials for Father’s Day!
The garden route for Golfing Dads
If Dad has a penchant is for golfing then a trip along the iconic Garden Route can’t be beaten for choices of some of the best golf courses in the country and of course some idyllic vacation destinations too.
Fabulous Fancourt in George is known as one of the best and it is also a five-star resort, but a spectacular course that will test all Dad’s golfing skills is Pinnacle point at Mossell Bay. Tell Dad to take a lot of balls if he plays here because he’ll need them to get around this magnificent track where you literally play some holes across the ocean!
There are also fantastic course at Knysna, Plettenberg Bay etc, and while you’re there take advantage of this great Father’s Day package
The Western Cape for cycling Dads
Last but not least, if Dad is into Cycling why not come to the home of the 2 best cycle races in the country – ‘the Cape Argus’ which extends all around this magnificent peninsular from the Indian to the Atlantic Ocean and of course the gruelling ‘Cape Epic.’
Not only is this one of the best places in the world for cycling, but if Dad likes any of the above, Diving, Hiking, Golf or Cycling, the Western Cape amply accommodates them all – and allows Dad to visit the fabulous Cape Winelands and SA’s gourmet Capital, Franschhoek!
Whilst in the Cape take advantage of the great Dad’s Day special at Piekenierskloof Mountain Resort, where the family can chill and Dad can take a ride over the pass.
There is a special for every Dad
Remember that Rennies Travel has a special for every Dad almost everywhere in this great country of ours and pretty much anywhere else that we are allowed to travel to right now. Contact us and let us help you to make your Dad’s Father’s Day dreams come true this year.