Anyone who’s ever actually watched a show on television knows that most sitcoms can’t make it through an episode without mentioning the American Dream. In this day and age, who can afford to laze about in an apartment near the beach, doing nothing more taxing than playing a round of golf or flipping burgers on the braai? Today’s Groupon gives you a chance to experience the South African version of the American Dream with two night’s accommodation for two people in a sea-facing luxury Aqua Dreams guesthouse for R950.
Though they say home is where the heart is, staring at the same four walls and the stack of dishes that have been standing on the counter since last Sunday’s pot-roast can cause even the highest-soaring heart to sink. Living on a bustling suburban street and awaking to the sounds of morning traffic and noisy kids on their way to school probably doesn’t help either. Though they say a change is as good as a holiday, changing your everyday scenery to the walls of a hotel room usually means forgoing some of the comforts of home everyone gets so used to. With satellite television, a computer and full wireless internet access, the stylishly furnished self-catering luxury guesthouse is just like home, only better, because home probably doesn’t come with a picturesque garden-route and a massive sea-facing patio.
If just getting away from your four walls for a few nights isn’t enough of a getaway for you, experience the full package with a discount on a round of golf at one of Knysna’s top golf-course. A day on the green, loud tartan pants flapping in the breeze as you speed along in your golf-cart is enough to make anyone forget all about how much laundry they have to do when they get home. Of course, hitting that dimpled ball across eighteen holes is thirsty work and a half-way meal and drink might not give you a better swing, but it’ll make it easier to hear your friend cheering you on without your stomach growling.
Though watching cooking-shows on the food-channel can fill you with delusions of culinary grandeur, the thought of spending more time in front of the stove than strictly necessary usually isn’t one that fills people with happy, hugs and puppies feelings. If you want to spend your two day getaway avoiding the fully equipped kitchen like it was a bucket full of spiders, today’s Groupon gives you a way to do it; visit any one of four pre-selected popularlocal restaurants in nearby Knysna, and get the cheaper of your two meals free – and face it, who doesn’t enjoy the prospect of free food.
On the off-chance that whacking a ball with a wonky-looking bent metal stick doesn’t get your adrenalin pumping, maybe doing the world’s highest bungee-jump or scuba-diving around the nearby coral reefs is your cup of tea. With a wide-range of nearby of cultural and adrenalin-pumping activities nearby, you don’t have to spend the day reading the paper or sipping tea on the deck if you don’t want to.
Even if you spend your lazy days flipping burgers on the private patio BBQ, catching up on your tan in one of the deck chairs or just flipping through the satellite channels, being surrounded by the chic décor and sea-breeze makes even the most mundane activity seem shiny and new.
Sea-breeze Fact: A hotel in the Saharan desert offers free accommodation to anyone who can collect all twenty seven coconuts scattered throughout their maze. Only two people in the hotel’s history have managed to complete this task.