There’s nothing more romantic than taking a road trip to a beautiful destination with your partner. With Valentine’s Day around the corner, Vespa SA has compiled some of the most gorgeous spots to explore around SA (without breaking the bank) …

Some destinations are so magical, extra time on the open road is totally worth it – in fact, it’s part of the journey.

This loved-up month, make time to visit some little-known destinations around SA:

Romance factor: 4/5
Wallet damage: 2/5

This undiscovered hamlet built during the gold rush of the 1800s is surrounded by lush forests, with a cooler climate than most of its Mpumulanga counterparts. It’s right on the edge of the Highveld escarpment, so it has amazing views of the De Kaap Valley below. Wild horses and Blue Swallows abound in this little-known spot, and its many quaint guesthouses and backpackers make it a stunning retreat to rekindle romance. See

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