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Romantic Weekend Getaways in South Africa: Your Weekend Getaway Guide

Are you looking for that perfect romantic getaway spot in South Africa? Look no further. Here is a weekend getaway guide, with a few suggestions for idyllic vacation spots across the country, a destination guide to help you decide where to take your loved one for that very special weekend. There are so many wonderful romantic spots across South Africa – here are just seven of your weekend getaway options:

Serenity Forest Eco Reserve, Malelane 

Surround yourself with the scents and sounds of Africa at this blissful haven in a tranquil valley, accommodation in a Swazi Beehive style of architecture nestles between giant forest trees. Eat excellent African cuisine as you listen to the cascading water or gaze out at the endless greens. This delightful spot is just 19km from the Kruger National Park and 12km from Malelane.


Thonga Beach Lodge, Mabibi 

Experience a luxury Robinson Crusoe vibe as you relax together in this beach-side paradise. The lodge is set above a private sandy beach and is nestled into the magnificent forested dunes. Spacious thatched suites are raised on stilts – an eco conscious move which minimises their impact on the fragile dunes. Enjoy scuba diving and snorkelling in the crystal clear waters off-shore.


Flycatcher Castle, Graskop 

The grand accommodations you will find here on the edge of Graskop are in the style of a 17th Century Italian Castle. The lavish suites are all individually decorated in exquisite style and all have stunning views. Nearby, the views get even better as you gaze from the viewpoint of God’s Window, which looks out over the largest green canyon in the world.


Kennedy’s Beach Villa, Hermanus  

Find opulence, elegance and the last word in romance at this five-star villa, which offers a perfect paradise for two. Get stunning sea, river and mountain views and enjoy a peaceful retreat in milkwood forest and yet right on the beach at Onrus, Hermanus.


Great Fish River Lodge, Kwandwe Game Reserve 

This lodge sits grandly on the banks of the Fish River, for which it is named, within the Kwandwe Private Game Reserve, a Big Five game reserve that is found on the Eastern Cape. This culd just be the perfect safari ending to a romantic road trip along the spectacular Garden Route.


Botlierskop Private Game Reserve, Western Cape 

Also along the Garden Route, in the Outeniqua Mountains, this elegant colonial camp is a scenic four hour drive from Cape Town. View the wildlife, stroll through the reserve, ride an elephant or take a picnic by the river, enjoying the scenic mountain surroundings in one of the elegant tent suites.


 Ngala Tented Camp, Mpumalanga 

This tented camp is found in the glorious Kruger National Park. This romantic spot can really allow you to feel in tune with nature as you repose and relax on the banks of the Timbavati River – yet this place offers a refined stay, with elegant canvas suites, sleek furniture and smooth wooden decks.


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