Celebrate Your Heritage with a Stay at Vaalnest.

Posted on Tue September 12, 2017.

There’s no denying that our country is as beautiful as it is diverse. We are a melting pot of many different cultures, all vibrant and rich in heritage. It is only fitting that South Africa have a public holiday that is solely dedicated to South Africans celebrating their individualities, with the unifying factor being that each of us understand the importance of respecting the culture of the next person and their heritage.

There’s no denying that our country is as beautiful as it is diverse. We are a melting pot of many different cultures, all vibrant and rich in heritage. It is only fitting that South Africa have a public holiday that is solely dedicated to South Africans celebrating their individualities, with the unifying factor being that each of us understand the importance of respecting the culture of the next person and their heritage.

Heritage Day is a relatively young public holiday, having been created post-apartheid era. However, throughout the minimal years of its existence, it has evolved into something all South Africans can relate to on the same level. The public holiday soon adopted the nickname “National Braai Day”. Why Braai Day? Well the word “braai” is a term that is exclusive to South Africa. It is often characterised by a social gathering, usually outdoors centred on cooking foods over an open flame. Every South African, whether black, white, coloured, or Indian is familiar with the braai and it is safe to say that it is a social phenomenon that truly unifies the rainbow nation. Fundamentally, it is a celebration of being South African.

With our friendly staff, scenic surrounding views, and luxurious suites with African accents inspired by the nature in which we’re nestled, we believe that Vaalnest truly embodies the South African spirit. Situated on a koppie in the town of Vaal Marina, you can enjoy a breath-taking view of the picturesque Vaal Dam- one the country’s most popular inland water tourist attractions. What more would you need for a fully South African getaway?

Choose to celebrate your dynamic heritage with a quintessentially South African stay at Vaalnest Boutique Hotel this coming Heritage Day long weekend. Whether it’s relaxation, adrenalin-packed activities, or an area perfect for a charming braai you’re after, then head over to the Vaal’s best getaway spot.