Whispers of romance at enchanting hideaways

Whispers of romance at enchanting hideaways

From the untamed wilderness to the tranquil seaside, South Africa is a treasure trove of romantic getaways. There are countless must-visit retreats for those seeking romance across the country. Whether it's a safari under the stars, a secluded treehouse escape or a candlelit dinner at the ocean, these enchanting spots are sure to create the most special of times.

Here is Travel Counsellors’ list of some of the most romantic spots in South Africa that you have to visit to keep the flame burning.

Camp Ndlovu - Welgevonden Game Reserve, Limpopo
Imagine waking up to the gentle calls of the African bush, surrounded by the raw beauty of nature. With its private plunge pools and panoramic views, Camp Ndlovu provides an intimate setting for couples seeking tranquillity.

Clifftop Exclusive Safari Hideaway - Welgevonden Game Reserve, Limpopo
Perched on the edge of a cliff, Clifftop Exclusive Safari Hideaway offers an unparalleled view of the vast savannah below. An atmosphere of seclusion and romance makes it the ideal haven for lovers and a safari experience like no other awaits.

Melozhori Treehouse / Pods - Melozhori Private Game Reserve, Western Cape
Suspended amidst the treetops, the Melozhori Treehouse and Pods provide a cosy breakaway for couples seeking privacy and intimacy. As the sun sets over the natural surroundings, the luxury accommodation is basked in a warm glow, setting the stage for a romantic evening.

Grootbos Private Nature Reserve - Western Cape
Grootbos Private Nature Reserves invites couples to indulge in luxury amidst the fynbos-covered natural surroundings. Relaxing in the lavish suites with panoramic views of the ocean, Grootbos promises a romantic escape where love blossoms amidst the beauty of the landscape.

Thonga Beach Lodge - Northern KwaZulu-Natal
For those who seek romance by the sea, Thonga Beach Lodge is a hidden gem along the pristine coastline of Northern KZN. With its private rooms, candlelit dinners and the soothing sound of the waves, Thonga crafts an intimate setting for a special getaway.

AfriCamps Waterberg - Limpopo
Escape the city lights and immerse yourself in the celestial wonders at AfriCamps Waterberg. This glamping experience provides an unrivalled opportunity for spectacular stargazing where under the African night sky, romance takes on a whole new meaning.


Moledi Gorge - Magaliesberg, North West
Nestled within the Magaliesberg Mountains, Moledi Gorge is the ideal escape for couples seeking a serene retreat. Overlooking a spectacular gorge, it invites lovers to unwind in the lap of luxury, surrounded by the gentle embrace of nature.

Le Petit Ferme – Franschhoek, Western Cape
The exquisite Franschhoek sets the stage for all things love at Le Petit Ferme. Overlooking lush vineyards, the charming estate exudes the romance of the French countryside with its luxurious accommodation and fine dining experiences.

Tanamera Lodge - Hazyview, Mpumalanga
Tucked away between Hazyview and Graskop and on the doorstep of the famed Kruger National Park, Tanamera Lodge invites couples to reconnect with nature and each other. The private chalets act like individual sanctuaries while outdoor activities offer opportunities for shared adventures.

Marataba Mountain Lodge - Marakele National Park, Limpopo
Marataba Mountain Lodge beckons couples to create lasting memories against the backdrop of the majestic Waterberg Mountains. With its breathtaking views and intimate safari experiences, Marataba should be experienced at least once in a lifetime.

Simbavati Hilltop Lodge - Timbavati Private Game Reserve, Limpopo
Simbavati Hilltop Lodge offers a romantic experience that transcends the ordinary. Enjoy game drives through the Timbavati by day and stargaze from the comfort of your private deck by night.

Granny Mouse Country House & Spa - KwaZulu-Natal Midlands
Escape to the charming KZN Midlands and discover the timeless elegance of Granny Mouse Country House & Spa. With its historic charm, award-winning spa and romantic suites, it is just the escape for couples seeking something unique and different.

Jaci’s Starbed Suites - Madikwe Game Reserve, North West
Elevated above the Madikwe landscape, Jaci’s Starbed Suites provide an open-air bedroom where couples can fall asleep under the African sky. This unique experience transforms a night's sleep into a celestial journey

Kagga Kamma Cave Suites - Kagga Kamma Nature Reserve, Western Cape
Carved into the rocks and surrounded by the rugged beauty of the Cederberg Mountains, the Kagga Kamma Cave Suites provide an intimate retreat for couples. Explore the otherworldly landscapes during the day and retreat to the comfort of your cave for a night of romance under the star-studded sky.

To book any of these exquisite properties, contact your Travel Counsellor

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