The December holidays are almost upon us (yipee!), which means it’s time to start planning what you will be doing while you’re away from you desk. Whether you’re planning to take off with the family in tow or want to enjoy a girls’ only trip, there’s loads to do this December holidays. From local getaways and flight specials to island holidays and overseas adventures, we’ve put together a list of travel specials you can’t miss out on this December. Book now to avoid disappointment!

1. Ngalawa Beach Village – Zanzibar


Travel with Mango Travel and enjoy 7 nights at Ngalawa Beach Village on Zanzibar’s East Coast at just R12 460 per person sharing. A cozy retreat off the beaten track and away from the crowded beaches further north, Ngalawa Beach Village offers friendly service, delicious and imaginative food and a warm and secure environment for the perfect getaway. It is the perfect choice for those wanting a peaceful getaway away from the crowds and hustle and bustle of city life. This special is valid for travel between 10 October 2015 and 12 December 2015 and includes: return direct flights from Joburg to Zanzibar, airport transfers, 7 nights’ accommodation in a sea view suite, tours, a 30 minute massage and breakfast, lunch and dinner every day.

Click here for more information.

2. Lighthouse Reef – Inhambane, Mozambique

If you’re after a self-catering holiday in paradise this December then Lighthouse Reef is for you. This secluded and spacious luxury resort is perfect for families and groups of friends looking to let their hair down. Spend your days coasting across the water, touring the town of Inhambane, or making friends with the tropical sea-life and your nights celebrating under the stars. This self-drive package from offers 2 night’s accommodation and meals as specified only at only R1556 for a 4-sleeper chalet or R2644 for a 6-sleeper chalet.

Click here for more information.

3. Tintswalo Safari Lodge and Manor House – Manyeleti Game Reserve


The exclusive 5-star Tintswalo Safari Lodge, located in the private Manyeleti Game Reserve, with the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve to the North and Sabi Sands Reserve to the South, is a wildlife enthusiast’s dream. The spot has some phenomenal offers available for holiday-makers to take advantage of this December including the Tintswalo Manor House Family Break. Make a reservation at the five-bedroom Tintswalo Manor House for six adults and the rest of your party will be accommodated on a complimentary basis! Tintswalo Manor House accommodates up to 10 people (the resort recommends a maximum of 8 adults and 2 children).  The manor house offers a private splash pool, exclusive boma, large open verandah, outdoor bar and a private game vehicle. It also includes all meals, provided by a private chef and butler, local house drinks, and two game activities daily. There is also an exciting children’s program facilitated by experienced guides and trackers. This offer is valid from 1 November to 15 December 2015 and from 10 January to 30 June 2016.

Click here for more information.

4. Veranda Paul et Virginie – Mauritius

This beautiful hotel offers a relaxing and romantic getaway for couples who want to get away from it all. The hotel comprises 18 Comfort Rooms, 51 Standard Rooms and 12 Superior Rooms and all rooms have a terrace and sea view, and feature: Air-conditioning and ceiling fans, en-suite shower or bathroom, electronic safe, mini-bar, tea / coffee facilities, direct telephone, television, hairdryer. Take advantage of their end of year special and pay just R 12 660 per person sharing for 7 Nights accommodation including return flights from Johannesburg, coach transfers, breakfast and dinner daily, and land and water sports as featured by resort.

Click here for more information.

5. MSC Cruise – Durban to Portuguese Island

msc cruises

Take your girls’ night out to the next level and enjoy a girls’ weekend away with the ladies onboard the MSC Sinfonia. Nothing is as much fun or more exotic than the newly refurbished MSC Sinfonia – it ticks all the boxes, offering exotic destinations, supreme pampering, lots of entertainment, and allows you the opportunity to just sit back and relax while everything is taken care of for you. Put aside your worries about work, kids and relationships, and just relax and unwind in the company of your best girlfriends – whether you’re celebrating a hen party, a mom’s retreat with the little ones or just a break from the boys the MSC cruise from Durban to Portuguese Island is a great way to fit in a quick long weekend getaway with the gals. Packages start from R7030 per person sharing for 4 nights onboard this spectacular ship.

Click here for more information.