Share Your Holiday Pics with Us and You Could Win Big!

At Country Life we are all about travelling like a local and we want you to share your holiday snaps with us while you do just that.

Every month, the Country Life team meanders through the Southern African countryside in search of interesting places and people who love the good life. Along the way we discover new towns and villages, journey back to historical landmarks and museums, explore off-the-beaten tracks, and meet interesting, creative Country Characters with a passion for life.

During the summer holidays, travel like a local and share with us your journey through the countryside. You could stand a chance to win a two-night stay for two at Inverdoorn Private Game Reserve worth R28 220 or one of three Val du Charron wine hampers worth R500 each.

Travel Like A Local ZA competition


How to enter

Share your holiday posts with us by using the hashtag #TravelLikeALocalZA in your original snaps on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter and you could be a lucky winner. We’d love to see the people you meet, places you visit and countryside treasures you encounter on your journey.

During the holiday period (18 December 2018 to 31 January 2019) we’ll be sharing some of your travel adventures with our broader audience, and by submitting your travel snaps with us, you give us permission to do so.

(Pssst! If you’re looking for some photography tips on how to snap the spontaneous then take a look at photographer Shaen Adey’s top tips.)

The competition closes at midnight on 31 January 2019.

What you can win

First Prize

Win a trip to Inverdoorn Private Game Reserve with our Travel Like A Local ZA competition

The lucky winner of our Travel Like A Local competition will win a two-night stay for two people at Inverdoorn Private Game Reserve – just an hour outside of Ceres. This includes accommodation for two people in the Ambassador Chalet, welcome drinks, buffet lunch, pre-dinner drinks and tapas by the pool, an intimate plated dinner and breakfast buffet for the duration of your stay. You will also be treated to a private Big Five safari, cheetah educational, a complimentary mini bar as well as private pool access.

You could win a two-night stay at Inverdoorn Private Game Reserve in our Travel Like A Local ZA competition


Runner up prizes

Val du Charron Wine and Leisure Estate have given us three cases of their finest wines worth R500 each to giveaway to three runner ups. The wines up for grab include a bottle of VDC Reserve Pinot Gris 2018, TOW Erasmus 2015, Girlfriends Classy Girl (Limited Edition), Girlfriends Romantic Girl (Limited Edition) and two bottles of Girlfriends Party Girl (Limited Edition).

More about Inverdoorn Private Game Reserve

Situated just two and a half hours outside of Cape Town, Inverdoorn Private Game Reserve offers a tranquil Big 5 experience in the Tankwa Karoo. With thick wooded Acacia river beds and surrounded by magnificent golden mountains, Inverdoorn is the perfect getaway for those looking for some peace and quiet in a picturesque setting.

The reserve is renowned for its cheetah rehabilitation programme and guests can add an education cheetah programme to their safari experience, where they will learn about these incredible creatures and the work Inverdoorn does in protecting them from extinction.

To find out more about booking your next stay, visit the Inverdoorn Private Game Reserve website. You can also find them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter.

More about Val du Charron Wine and Leisure Estate

Just under an hour’s drive from Cape Town, lies the Val du Charron Wine and Leisure Estate in Bovlei. In 2006, the Entwistle family resurrected the estate’s winemaking activities that were first established in 1699. Since taking over, the Entwistles have garnered much acclaim for their wines over the years which includes a Veritas Bronze Award for their Pinot Gris 2017.

Find out more by visiting Val du Charron Wine Leisure Estate or follow them on Facebook, Twitter @val_du_charron and on Instagram @valdu.charron.

Win a wine hamper from Val du Charron in our Travel Like A Local ZA competition

The fine print

  1. Standard terms and conditions apply. 2. Entries close on 31 January 2019 at midnight. 3. Offer valid for SA residents over the age of 18 only. 4. Winners will be randomly selected within three weeks of the competition’s closing date. 5. The prizes are not transferable and cannot be converted to cash. 6. The Inverdoorn Private Game Reserve prize is subject to availability, and excludes all items not listed, such as transport to and from the reserve, bar, telephone and sundries. 7. To comply with the Consumer Protection Act, the winners must supply their ID numbers.

Please note that only original photographic entries will be accepted via social media. No photographs will be used for any advertising or commercial purposes without the owner’s expressed permission. Entrants are encouraged to submit as many entries as they like.

Leigh Hermon

A journalist by trade, features writer on occasion and now the digital editor of SA Country Life. The first chance she gets, Leigh will tell you about a podcast she was recently listening to and how you simply have to make the move from radio. In a previous life, she once taught English on Jeju which left her with an insatiable craving for kimchi.

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