6 Romantic getaways in South Africa you didn’t know about

Last updated on 17 July 2017

Planning a special getaway with your partner? These six romantic spots will earn you major brownie points

Just Rest Cottage, Paternoster, Western Cape

This beautifully appointed romantic cottage is ideal for honeymooners. It is light and airy and has a bedroom, an en-suite bathroom with bath and shower, open-plan living/dining/kitchen, inside braai and sheltered patio with beautiful views.

Romantic retreat Just Rest

Omega Mountain Luxury Retreat, Clarens area, Freestate

Omega Mountain Luxury Retreat offers luxurious, self-catering cabins in the breathtaking Maluti Mountains. Omega is situated a convenient 17km from Clarens, ensuring solitude among the sweeping landscapes, stretching all the way from the Golden Gate National Park to Lesotho.

Romantic retreat Omega

Oranjekom Gorge Cottage, Augrabies Falls National Park

This secluded cottage is unique in that it’s located beneath the viewpoint of the spectacular Oranjekom Gorge, offering unrivalled vistas of the Orange River flowing 240m below. The cottage has a luxurious one bedroom apartment with a fully-equipped self-catering kitchen.

Romantic retreat Oranjekom

Phantom Forest Eco Reserve, Knysna

This five-star lodge on a private nature reserve, approximately 7km from Knysna, is the perfect spot for moonlit bubble baths. Cabins on stilts are beautifully designed with natural materials and each bedroom opens onto a deck with a sunken jet bath.

Romantic retreat Phantom Forest

Rooikloof Guest Farm, Sutherland, Northern Cape

Rooikloof Guest Farm, just outside Sutherland, offers beautiful accommodation options, including two quaint cottages. These are deal for city slickers who want stylish simplicity surrounded by the vast Karoo and absolute privacy.

Romantic retreat Rooikloof Guest Farm

The Willow Historical Guest House, Willowmore

The Willow Historic Guest House offers comfortable accommodation and delicious food in a beautifully decorated setting. The genuine Victorian fireplace in the lounge sets the romantic atmosphere for winter nights in the Karoo.

Romantic retreat Willomore

Sources:

SA Country Life countrylife.co.za

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