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BRAHMAN HILLS - MIDLANDS, KZN
Situated in the heart of the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands, Brahman Hills is a destination of choice for weddings, conferences and idyllic country escapes. Its extensive facilities include a state of the art Spa, two restaurants (89 on Copper and Brahman Hills Café), coffee bar, cellar and underground bar, as well as a variety of evening venues seating from 10 to 400 people. Nestled amongst rolling hills as far as the eye can see, yet just a stone’s throw away from the N3 Highway, Brahman Hills is easily accessible and central to the famous Midlands Meander. Brahman Hills is situated in the 1000 hectare Blue Crane Reserve.Café), coffee bar, cellar and underground bar, as well as a variety of evening venues seating from 10 to 400 people. Nestled among rolling hills as far as the eye can see, yet just a stone’s throw away from the N3 Highway, Brahman Hills is easily accessible and central to the famous Midlands Meander. Brahman Hills is situated in the 1000 hectare Blue Crane Reserve.
THE WALDEN HOUSE - CAPE TOWN
The Walden House is an elegant 4-star B&B in a gracious Victorian home that was built in the quaint Capetonian neighbourhood of Tamboerskloof in 1900. Here guests can look forward to picture-perfect accommodation with iconic Table Mountain as backdrop, and many of the Mother City's many splendid amenities within walking distance. The Walden House has seven exclusive en-suite rooms, four of which have direct access to the verdant gardens. The large luxury suite is tailor-made for honeymooners and couples on a romantic getaway, with a working fireplace and a large Victorian bathroom with a separate shower. Best of all - an on-site chef is ready to whip up a wholesome colonial breakfast and a complement of attentive staff members are on hand to assist you with any concierge services you may need. Choose the Walden House for an elegant getaway to one of the world's best-loved travel destinations.
THE CORNER HOUSE - CAPE WINELANDS
Situated in the beautiful Franschhoek valley at the heart of the stunning Cape Winelands, The Corner House guesthouse is the perfect getaway destination for couples, families and groups of friends. Here guests can enjoy luxury accommodation that also happens to be completely child- and pet-friendly, in one of six en-suite rooms that feature all of the amenities you need for a comfortable stay. Franschhoek and surrounds is a wonderful area to explore - with 40 wineries, countless fine dining establishments and relaxed country eateries in the vicinity you'll be spoiled for choice when it comes to wining and dining. Active couples can also look forward to scenic hiking routes, cycling opportunities, horse-riding, fly-fishing, renowned golf courses and more. Book your place at The Corner House in Franschhoek today and get ready for a restorative getaway in one of the Western Cape's most sought-after small town destinations.
HOTEL QSL ON 44 - JOHANNESBURG
Hotel QSL on 44 is one of the trendiest spots to stay in Johannesburg. If a conventional hotel is not for you, consider this bespoke collection of edgy inner-city lofts that were conceived and created by the masterminds behind Row-G, a world-renowned menswear brand. Guests can look forward to singular finishes and a level of luxury that will truly make their urban experience something exceptional. This includes room service from a wide range of restaurants, breakfast vouchers from a nearby eatery; high-speed fibre and smart TVs, Netflix and Showmax; on-site tailoring and suit pressing; as well as a curated list of interesting places to visit, a pillow menu, rental Kindle with 3000+ books and so much more! Hotel QSL also offers a host of services to make your stay as convenient as possible, including laundry, dry-cleaning, valet parking and an airport shuttle service. The perfect option for couples who want to enjoy an urban getaway at the heart of Johannesburg's dazzling inner city.
DOVETON HOUSE - JOHANNESBURG
Doveton House is an exclusive guesthouse in one of Johannesburg's most sought-after suburbs. From its earliest days, this luxurious residence has been home to prominent South African families, and these days it offers a fashionable home away from home for discerning couples and business travellers. Guests can look forward to six elegantly furnished en suite rooms and a variety of outdoor entertainment areas that include a sizeable rim flow pool, lush gardens, a hot tub spa pool and a cosy wine cellar where they can sample some of the country's foremost vintages. Best of all - you'll be treated to excellent home-cooked cuisine prepared from scratch using seasonal ingredients from the garden (you could even take a stroll to select your own salad leaves!). This includes a hearty breakfast that may be enjoyed in the convivial dining room, in your suite or al fresco on the vine-covered patio. Lunch and dinner is also catered for upon request. The perfect place for discerning couples to enjoy an elegant getaway.
THE VIEW BOUTIQUE HOTEL - JOHANNESBURG
The View Boutique Hotel is a unique five-star accommodation venue in Johannesburg that takes its name from the panoramic vistas it enjoys over the City of Gold. Situated in the historic, leafy suburb of Auckland Park close to the heart of the inner-city bustle, this elegant hotel offers visitors a quiet, countryside ambience within minutes of the city's best-loved attractions. Guests can look forward to six elegantly appointed suites that have been individually decorated and feature all of the amenities necessary for a luxurious stay. The hotel also has its own on-site restaurant, 1888 @ The View, where guests are invited to enjoy main meals, snacks, as well as High Tea. In fact, you can even host your wedding or special event here, with full catering and a custom menu for up to 150 guests. Alternatively, unwind at The View to Tranquillity Spa, with a Swedish massage, manicure or pedicure. The View Boutique Hotel is the perfect place to enjoy a truly elegant couple's getaway.
VAL DU CHARRON - CAPE TOWN
Situated in the spellbinding Wellington valley within 45 minutes' drive from Cape Town, Val du Charron Wine & Olive Estate Guesthouse and Spa offers faultless luxury accommodation for discerning couples and travellers from all walks of life. Here, visitors can look forward to sumptuous suites with gorgeous views and elegant interiors, including the 5-star Luxury Suite that features its own plunge pool, recliners for star-gazing, a spa bath and a private patio with a fireplace (tailormade for honeymooners!). Best of all - there are two restaurants and a spa on site, so you won't even have to step foot of the premises to enjoy delicious food and a pampering session or two. Book your spot at The Local Grill for some delicious Winelands-style fare, go Italian at Piza-e-Vino, explore the estate's extensive wine portfolio or simply relax and unwind at the Spa@Val du Charron with exquisite views over the vineyards. You couldn't wish for a more decadent getaway!