Romantic weekend getaways in South Africa

5 Best Places to Visit in South Africa for a Romantic Weekend

With a hectic work schedule, family obligations and social demands, you might find it difficult to spend time with your significant other; especially since “alone time” is hardly ever present. This is where a well-deserved, romantic weekend comes in! You may be surprised to find that there are numerous getaway locations in South Africa that specifically cater for a private and romantic vacation; providing complete privacy, picturesque scenery and amazing personal service that will make you and your partner feel truly special.

Romantic dining at Zululand Tree Lodge

Romantic dining at Zululand Tree Lodge

Zululand Tree Lodge, KwaZulu-Natal

The Zululand Tree Lodge is located in the magnificent Ubizane Wildlife Reserve in KwaZulu-Natal. It’s only 105 kilometers from Richards Bay and less than an hour’s drive from Sodwana Bay, which allows for a tranquil environment and luxurious accommodation for two. The lodge offers 24 Stilted Tree Houses, with the option of a double or twin room. Available in all suites is an en-suite bathroom with shower, mini bar, ceiling fans, telephone, and coffee making facilities. This lodge offers a lot of privacy from its stilted tree houses, and allows for a unique experience with nature trails and game spotting. Each room has an enchanting view of the forest from the bedroom through large glass sliding doors, ensuring that you will always be able to enjoy the splendor of the outdoors. This is the ideal venue for a romantic weekend away, enjoying your privacy in style.

Spicy Villa Guest House, Western Cape

For a romantic getaway in Cape Town, Spicy Villa Guest House definitely comes highly recommended. Stylish interiors, a crystal clear swimming pool, luscious gardens and luxurious bedrooms are just some of the features that couples can enjoy. The guesthouse is a mere 5 minute drive from the city center but provides the perfect location for that well-deserved weekend away. Spicy Villa Guest House offers four large private bedrooms, with each of them being decorated in a unique and romantic way, along with a beautiful en-suite bathroom. Guests can enjoy complimentary wireless internet access, as well as a 42” flat screen television and DSTV.

Kulanga Cottages, Gauteng

If you are dreaming of a romantic getaway under the African sky, then Kulanga Cottages is the ideal venue for you and your partner. Situated in the popular suburb of Linden in Johannesburg, this establishment is perfect for romantic getaways with stylish décor and complete privacy. They offer a beautiful and tranquil garden, with magnificent scenery and birdlife that all guests can enjoy. Their rooms feature an en-suite bathroom with shower, fridge, microwave, coffee and tea facilities. Guests can also choose between a private patio and a balcony; making this a great choice for the perfect weekend getaway in the suburbs. Airport transfers to and from the OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg and transport are available upon request.

Luxury living at Thandeka Lodge

Luxury living at Thandeka Lodge

Thandeka Lodge, North West

The Thandeka Lodge is located in the magnificent Waterberg Mountain Range in Limpopo and offers luxurious accommodation that is a mere two hour drive from Johannesburg. These individually tented lodges offer complete privacy and comfort to couples and are uniquely decorated with contemporary décor; the ideal setting for spending quality time and romantic encounters with your partner.  With outdoor showers and huge stone baths overlooking the scenic bushveld, this lodge offers the ideal way to get back to nature – and find each other. These luxurious safari tents are sure to encourage your wilder side and allow you to enjoy a true bushveld experience.

The Bush Lodge, Eastern Cape

Situated in the Frontier Country area in the Eastern Cape Province, this breathtaking game reserve will offer guests everything they can expect from a luxurious bushveld stay. Sightings of the Big 5 and other species, picturesque views of nature, tranquil surroundings and privacy are just some of the features that you can expect to enjoy on your romantic bushveld getaway. The Bush Lodge is only a 45 minute drive from Port Elizabeth and offer magnificent game drives. An exclusive in-house therapist can provide treatments in the comfort of your own room and this will certainly add to the romance of this wonderful experience.

With these wonderful options to choose from, you will certainly be able to enjoy your long awaited romantic weekend in some of South Africa’s most luxurious retreats. From bushveld stays to stylish hotel rooms; there is certainly enough room for a little well-deserved break with that special someone.

This guest blog was submitted by Lorien Roux. Lorien is a keen travel writer and SEO copywriter for JLT Creative.

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