Love is in the air! For the best romantic getaways in South Africa, we’ve got you covered with our favourite loved-up local destinations. Whether you’re looking for a Valentine’s Day mini-break or long-weekend escape – maybe even options for a local honeymoon – take a look here:
Give your loved one a Red Carnation
What is more romantic than spending a weekend away in a luxurious setting, with breathtaking views, world-class cuisine and indulgent spa treatments? For the ultimate 5-star getaway, take your pick from three legendary Red Carnation Hotels in South Africa: The Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa in Cape Town, Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat in Ceres, and The Oyster Box hotel in Umhlanga.
Go wild for each other
How does a romantic luxury safari sound? With Big 5 game drives in the Kruger National Park, sumptuous spa treatments at Dees African Spa, sundowner cocktails at the Pool Bar and 4-star treetop-style accommodation on the menu, a stay at Protea Hotel by Marriott Kruger Gate sounds like the perfect couple’s getaway.
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A royal romance
Treat your SO to a stay at The Palace of the Lost City in Sun City. Splurge on 5-star dining and in-room spa spoils. Toast the rising sun on an early morning hot-air balloon ride over the Pilanesberg National Park, discover the Big Five up close on a game drive, or lounge around the adults-only swimming pools, The Royal Baths.
Ain’t no mountain high enough…
Take your romance to new heights at Cathedral Peak hotel in the Drakensberg. Choose a romantic honeymoon suite, with a king-size bed, fireplace, Victorian slipper bath and private verandah. You even get the use of a golf cart to explore the resort during your stay.
Slip into cruise control
MSC local cruises are always a great option for a romantic break. Heading up and down the South African coast from Cape Town and Durban or to Portuguese Island, these cruises are the perfect way to unwind. Plus, every night on a cruise ship can be date night! Sip sundowners on deck, dine out at a restaurant and then enjoy a live show and a few turns around the dance floor at the onboard nightclub.
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Need more inspiration? Browse our local holidays and book your romantic stay with us today.