Taking some time out, to get away from it all, is something that you really should be treating yourself to. A weekend retreat is without a doubt one of the best, and easiest, ways to indulge in a little down time while not having to commit to a long break.

Mpumalanga is the perfect weekend destination, especially if you are coming from Gauteng or Limpopo. A few hours away from some of the biggest cities in South Africa, Mpumalanga is a beautiful place to visit, with lush green foliage around every corner, plenty of hiking trails and picnic spots, and loads of secluded lodges, like Bermanzi. We are tucked away, close to the small town of Machadodorp, hidden in the mountains and surrounded by natural forests. We are one of the best places to go in Mpumalanga, if you are looking for a comfortable weekend away.

Enjoying a day or two away from your normal life is actual immensely beneficial and in these trying times, it will most certainly do you the world of good!

3 Benefits of Treating Yourself to a Weekend Away

Of course, there are more than 3 reasons why heading off for a weekend is going to do you an absolute world of good. But to keep this short and to the point, we’re just talking about the 3 biggest reasons.

  1. It will help you relieve stress

Stress builds up really quickly, especially considering what we are all still going through. The worry, and the uncertainty, as well as the stress that you have in your working life, can all take its toll if you don’t occasionally break away from it all. Going hiking is a really brilliant way to shake off the excess stress that is weighing you down and if hiking is not your thing, just a weekend spent in a different place can have you feeling like a whole new person.

  1. It will revitalise your productivity

A lot of us wait until the end of the year to take a proper break, but mini breaks in between can also do wonders for making you feel and be more productive in your work life. Don’t wait until you are completely burnt out and uninspired before you take that time out to go somewhere different and just be in that moment for a little while.

  1. It’s not going to break your budget

A weekend break can fit into most budgets, even if you have to save a little before you head off on your well deserved adventure. Unlike a weeklong holiday, perhaps far from home, weekend’s away are generally local breaks and at the same time, you will be supporting the local economies which will really appreciate it at this moment. Even if you just take a weekend break twice a year, you will see that it is a lot more affordable than you think.

Book your stay at Bermanzi this weekend and enjoy our beautiful hiking trails in Mpumalanga.