We all need a good spoil after the longest January in the history of time, and February might just be the perfect time to do this…

Some couples plan to celebrate Valentine’s Day, while others just need some romantic time away to kick 2019 off to a fabulous start.

We’ve put together some of our favourite romantic getaways to make planning your tryst that much easier.



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1.     Forest Edge Nature-Lovers Retreat

Fill your days with strolls through the Knysna forests, picnics on the banks of the lagoon, braais under the stars, or reading a good book in the hammock when you stay at these cosy self-catering chalets along the Garden Route.

2.     Faraway Cottage At Tanagra Wine And Guest Farm

In the heart of the McGregor Valley near Robertson and the Breede River, the Faraway Cottage is a secluded spot with a distinctive Cape Dutch style, surrounded by the fynbos and veld of the Karoo. It has a braai area, plunge pool, and magnificent views.

3.     Kennedy’s Beach Villa

Considered by many as one of the most romantic places to stay in the Western Cape, Kennedy’s is perfect for anyone wanting a getaway to Hermanus. The Beach Suite boasts stunning views of the river, ocean and mountain; and is equipped with a Jacuzzi for the ultimate in romance and fun.

4.     14 On Klein Constantia 

This opulent B&B is in the heart of the Constantia Winelands in Cape Town, and has all of the comforts and many extra treats to make your romantic retreat really special. The saltwater pool is perfect for a balmy summer Valentine’s.

5.      Robertson Small Hotel 

This getaway is perched in the pretty Breede River Valley, and celebrates timeless sophistication. The suites are air-conditioned and spacious, and the on-site wellness spa ensures that couples are pampered.

6.      Cederkloof Botanical Retreat

Private cottages in the Cederberg Mountains are made even more special by the farm’s warm water spring. Each cottage has its own Jacuzzi, fireplace and braai area. So, couples can relax together and enjoy the ultimate in comfort.

7.     Bluegum Country Estate 

Savour the tranquil loveliness of the Cape Overberg when you stay at this charming estate. Views of the vineyards and mountains are rivalled only by the comforts of each colonial-cum-African-style room. There are trails around the estate for walking or cycling, and a swimming pool for summery days.

8.      Old Mac Daddy 

Add a fun dimension to your romantic getaway when you opt for Old Mac Daddy in Elgin. Accommodation includes kitted-out trailers, luxury tents, or a larger villa. The swimming pool and lake lure couples to cool down in their waters, while there are plenty of adventure activities nearby too.

9.      Porcupine Pie Boutique Lodge

Surrounded by fresh mountain pools and Cape fynbos, this boutique lodge is nestled in Wilderness, along the Garden Route.  The chalets have private decks, which are perfect for sundowners or an intimate morning coffee together, and the nearby beaches of Wilderness are idyllic for long walks and refreshing dips.

10.Oceans Wilderness

For luxury accommodation along the Garden Route that is just perfect for couples in love, Oceans Wilderness is tops. Lovers that need to cool down can plunge into the on-site swimming pool, or enjoy direct access to the beach.


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