November 17, 2017
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ABALONE HOUSE & SPA - PATERNOSTER, WESTERN CAPE
Situated in Paternoster along South Africa's spellbinding West Coast, Abalone House & Spa
is a 5-star boutique hotel that effortlessly blends old world elegance with eclectic decadence.
A mere 90-minute drive from Cape Town, this stunning destination offers weary city-dwellers and discerning travellers an unashamedly opulent beachside escape amidst flamboyant layers of lived-in luxury that includes lovingly restored antiques, treasured memorabilia and objets d’art from the owners’ personal collection.
The surroundings feature unspoilt shimmering white beaches, rocky outcrops, turquoise waters of the Atlantic and indigenous fynbos. In short - everything you could want from a West Coast escape
ACROBRANCH - NATIONAL
Looking for an outdoor adventure to enjoy on your next date outing or family getaway? Look no further than Acrobranch
- a treetop experience featuring various obstacle courses (including high ropes, tricky crossings and zip lines) suitable for children, teenagers and reasonably fit adults respectively.
has branches in Pretoria North, Centurion, Pretoria East, Johannesburg (Huddle Park and Melrose) along the Garden Route at Timberlake Organic Village, as well as Constantia Nek in Cape Town. Book your spot today to enjoy a fun-filled, active date night, family adventure or group outing – Acrobranch
caters for the whole gang.
ADVENTURES WITH ELEPHANTS - BELA-BELA, LIMPOPO
Adventures with Elephants
offers up-close and personal encounters with elephants that are conducted with the utmost respect for these magnificent creatures.
Learn about the African continent's gentle giants, their intelligence, bodies and behaviour and leave moved and humbled to become a lifetime ambassador for holistic wildlife conservation.
More than just a touch & feel experience, Adventures with Elephants
offers educational interactions, safaris, swims and tailor-made activities as a part of their responsible tourism operation.
ADVENTURE ZONE - CULLINAN, GAUTENG
offers quite a variety of unique and exceptional services. They are an adrenaline activity provider that facilitates school camps, team building exercises and corporate retreats, as well as a variety of fun, outdoor activities for couples, families and individuals. This includes extreme zip-lining, archery, abseiling & rap jumping, horseback safaris, quad bike safaris and bongo drumming. In short – everything you need to get your heart pumping and the adrenaline flowing
AL THANDIWE SAFARIS - MOKOPANE, LIMPOPO
Situated in pristine Bushveld, two and a half hours from Johannesburg and the OR Tambo International Airport, Al Thandiwe
reserve is owned by Adel Sumait, a Kuwaiti national and Marc Armstrong, a British national.
It is with their dedication, vision and rare understanding of the land and its finely balanced ecosystem that this unique place was brought to its full potential.
is contained in nature's own amphitheatre - a vast wilderness with an aura of majestic splendour created by the Buffelshoek mountain range. In the lower-lying area the land displays vast plains with vistas of pristine bushveld from the mountains, where game such as gemsbok, eland, zebra, kudu, blue wildebeest, giraffe, and waterbuck live in large herds.
Guests can look forward to tailor-made game safaris and luxurious accommodation at this exceptional four-star lodge.
AFRO-BOER - LYNNWOOD, GAUTENGAfro-Boer
is an eclectic eatery in Lynnwood that offers delicious bakery fare and café-style cuisine. There's no better place for a breakfast date or a lingering weekend picnic with your partner.
Expect a dining destination that carefully straddles the line between classic Afrikaans culture and innovate, creative eats in a gorgeous setting. The open-plan space has large, airy windows and vintage-modern furniture that lends it the ambience of a modern-day farmhouse.
Visit on a sunny day to take advantage of the beautiful outside area under the trees and turn it into a family date by bringing the kids along to enjoy a meal from the child-friendly menu. No matter who you are, there is a deliciously inventive meal (and tasty dessert!) waiting for you at Afro-Boer
AGULHAS NATIONAL PARK - CAPE AGULHAS, WESTERN CAPEAgulhas National Park
is a wonderful destination for active couples and families with a taste for adventure. Environmentally-friendly, self-catering accommodation is provided in a small rest camp 10.3 km from the Cape Agulhas Lighthouse, serviced daily, and equipped with bedding and towels.
There are five family units with two bedrooms each, ten single units with one bedroom each and seven new chalets, of which six are two-sleepers and one is a family unit with space for four. Bigger groups can also consider the Lagoon House, a four-bedroom historic house on the peninsula to the west of the Suiderstrand enclave, or the beautifully restored historic cottages at Rhenosterkop Rest Camp.
Alternatively, there is also guest cottages on Rietfontein farm on the southern slope of Soetanysberg, and a beautifully appointed guest house on Bergplaas towards the north. Visitors can look forward to exceptional Southern Cape fauna and flora, as well as a host of activities that can be enjoyed nearby.
This includes visiting the Southernmost tip of Africa, the Cape Agulhas Lighthouse & Museum, the haunting Graveyard of Ships, as well as fishing, bird watching, and hiking along the renowned trails in the vicinity! A wonderful getaway at one of our country's best-loved national parks.
AMAZINGWE LODGE - HARTBEESPOORT, NORTH WEST
is situated among the beautiful foothills of the majestic Magallies mountains in the valley where remnants of some of the world's earlies settlements have been discovered.
Here guests enjoy luxurious accommodation and a range of leisure activity options that are suitable for couples on romantic getaways, energetic families looking for an action-packed retreat and business travellers who need a tranquil haven after a busy day of work.
also has an on-site restaurant venue that is tailormade for destination weddings, private parties and events of all shapes and sizes. Located within close proximity to the Hartbeespoort Dam, the Elephant and Monkey Sanctuary, as well as the Lion and Safari Park, there are plenty of attractions nearby to enjoy on your getaway.
ANNIQUE BEAUTY SALON & DAY SPA - CENTURION, GAUTENG
Situated in Clubview, Centurion, Annique Beauty Salon & Day Spa
offers affordable pampering getaways and full-day indulgences at the hands of some of South Africa's foremost beauty therapists.
The salon and spa
is located in a charming, old-world thatch-roofed building surrounded by manicured gardens and mature trees, and boasts tasteful French colonial decor.
As the only registered day spa that may use and sell the renowned rooibos-based Annique Health & Skincare products, this wellness destination offers a wonderful variety of treatments that range from signature facials and boy treatments to specialised massages and day spa packages that include exfoliation, a body wrap, scalp massage, full Swedish body massage and more - the perfect gift for wedding anniversaries, birthdays, bridal parties, moms-to-be etc.
ATKV BUFFELSPOORT - MAGALIESBERG, GAUTENG
is an oasis in the Magaliesberg region. Located less than an hour's drive from the busy metropoles of Pretoria and Johannesburg, and just a hop, skip and a jump from Sun City with all its wonderful holiday attractions, this ATKV resort offers a great variety of self-catering accommodation and recreational facilities for the whole family.
There is also an on-site restaurant, fast food outlet, and shop to make mealtimes simple and convenient. The area is tranquil and serene, but also close to a wide array of tourist destinations, making it the perfect getaway for travellers who want rest and recharge, but also require the option of heading out on a few excursions.
ATKV DRAKENSVILLE - BERGVILLE, KWAZULU-NATAL
The perfect destination for fairy tale wedding, couple's getaway, successful conference or family holiday in the Drakensberg, ATKV Drakensville
is situated near a renowned UNESCO World Heritage site among the foothills of the Drakensberg Amphitheatre.
Here you can enjoy breath-taking views, close proximity to an astounding array of historical places of interest, adventure destinations and so much more.
As a semi-finalist in the AA Travel Guide/American Express accommodation awards in the 'Big self-catering resorts in South Africa' category, ATKV Drakensville
is one of the foremost self-catering accommodation providers in the region - a great choice for those times you just need to get out of the city.
ATKV EILAND SPA - LETSITELE, LIMPOPO
Winner of the AA Travel Guide/American Express accommodation awards for the category 'Large self-catering resorts in South Africa', ATKV Eiland Spa
is the picture of peace and tranquillity in the Bushveld.
This Limpopo refuge, located on the banks of the picturesque Letaba River less than an hour's drive from Tzaneen, offers exceptional self-catering accommodation in the heart of the Hans Merensky nature reserve.
Here guests can enjoy sunny, warm weather year-round and revel in diverse natural beauty and an array of leisure activities - the perfect option for couples, families and groups of friends.
ATKV GOUDINI SPA - WORCESTER - WESTERN CAPE
ATKV Goudini Spa
is situated near the Boland town of Worcester in the Western Cape, along the famous Route 62 that winds its way through some of the most beautiful winelands in the country.
Here you can ease your weary muscles in healing mineral baths, partake of fun leisure activities or head out to enjoy the many visitor attractions in the area.
ATKV Goudini Spa
offers a great selection of self-catering accommodation and recreation facilities that make it a wonderful option for couples, families and groups of friends. They also host weddings and offer affordable conference packages for up to 800 delegates.
ATKV HARTENBOS - HARTENBOS, WESTERN CAPE
is a bit of an Afrikaans institution – there are very few Afrikaans families who haven’t spent a fun-filled holiday at this wonderful resort.
Situated along the verdant Garden Route between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth, a mere 8km from Mossel Bay and less than 30 minutes' drive from George Airport, ATKV Hartenbos
offers a great variety of affordable self-catering accommodation packages for couples, families and groups of friends who want to enjoy the slow pace and exceptional leisure activities along South Africa's southern coast without breaking the bank.
ATKV KLEIN-KARIBA - BELA-BELA, LIMPOPO
Nestled in one of the most beautiful valleys in the Waterberg region, ATKV Klein-Kariba
is centrally located just outside Bela-Bela, about an hour's drive from Pretoria.
This popular resort offers comfortable self-catering accommodation at affordable rates in beautiful surroundings, not to mention the awesome variety of leisure options on the grounds and visitors' attractions that can be explored nearby.
also has a gorgeous stone chapel, as well as a waterfall and forest that can be used for wedding ceremonies, so it's tailor-made for a beautiful destination wedding.
ATKV KOSWERF - ATKV RESORTS
Now open at ATKV Eiland Spa, Buffelspoort, Klein-Kariba, Natalia, Drakensville and Goudini Spa, Koswerf
is the latest in a range of culinary innovations by this popular resort group.
Visitors to these resorts can now look forward to a range of quick, easy, flavoursome and well-balanced meals that can be enjoyed by the whole family - think biltong salads, salami wraps, homemade beef burgers and oven-fresh pizzas to keep the hunger at bay while you enjoy an active, adventure-filled holiday.
Each ATKV Koswerf
will offer a range of convenience options that will make mealtimes a breeze while you enjoy your well-deserved down time.
ATKV NATALIA - DURBAN, KWAZULU-NATAL
is a beautiful beach resort located near Durban, which means it is a lush, tropical paradise that offers gorgeous weather year-round.
Here visitors can take their pick from spacious, comfortable self-catering apartments in various configurations to suit couples, families or groups of friends, or camp out in the top-class caravan park that boast all the modern amenities you can imagine.
also has an array of recreational facilities and is within close proximity to many tourist attractions in the area.
ATKV OORDE - NATIONAL
offer a range of family-friendly resort accommodation options at Buffelspoort, Drakensville, Eiland Spa, Goudini Spa, Hartenbos, Klein-Kariba and Natalia.
These resorts are renowned for their inimitable hospitality and breath-taking scenery. With a variety of self-catering units, villa accommodation and camping options, recreational facilities, restaurants and well-equipped on-site shops, ATKV resorts
form the ideal base from which to explore the myriad of attractions in each given region.
ATKV VILLAS - ATKV RESORTS
If you want to enjoy the convivial atmosphere of an ATKV resort and feel like splurging on some glamorous accommodation at the same time, you’re in luck – this resort group now has luxury ATKV Villas
at three of their popular South African holiday destinations.
ATKV Buffelspoort offers the Magalies Villas and ATKV Goudini Spa boasts the Slanghoek Villas, while ATKV Klein-Kariba offers both the Vishoek Villas and Diamanté Suite.
Tailormade for discerning travellers with a taste for sumptuous living, these exclusive units are a great option for honeymooners and couples on a romantic getaway. Remember to book early to avoid disappointment.
BAKUBUNG BUSH LODGE - PILANSBERG, NORTH-WEST
Situated in the pristine Pilanesberg region, a mere two hours' drive from bustling CBD of Johannesburg and yet enveloped in a tranquil ambience all its own, Bakubung Bush Lodge
is a luxurious retreat in a place of breath-taking beauty.
'Bakubung' means 'people of the hippo' and refers to the lodge's close proximity to a much-frequented hippo pool, where guests can view these gentle giants in their natural habitat from a safe distance.
Located within the vast expanses of the world-renowned Pilanesberg National Park (one of the largest conserves in South Africa), Bakubung
is the perfect destination for nature lovers who want to experience African wildlife in an environmentally friendly way.
BELGRACE BOUTIQUE HOTEL - WHITE RIVER, MPUMALANGA
Ideally situated on a working macadamia nut farm just 20 minutes from White River and Nelspruit, and a mere five minutes' drive from the Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport, this bespoke destination offers an array of luxury accommodation options that have been tailored to enhance the region's distinguished charm.
Visitors are invited to indulge in a wide range of wellness treatments and fine dining delights. Wedding packages and relationship investment programmes are also on offer.
BERCHSICHT COUNTRY COTTAGES - TULBAGH, WESTERN CAPE
Situated in the historic town of Tulbagh, a mere 90 minutes' drive from Cape Town, Bergsicht Farm & Town Cottages
offers accommodation in six beautifully appointed cottages in a gorgeous valley with plenty to see and do.
There are two self-catering duplex cottages in town - Disa Cottage and Ixia Cottage, both of which sleep four; and four self-catering farm cottages - Sunburst sleeps six, Ruby Star four (ideal for families), African Delight accommodates three, and Lady Red two adults.
Each luxurious unit has been furnished tastefully and offers all the amenities a couple, family or group of friends could need to enjoy a getaway in the beautiful Tulbagh region.
BERGVALLEI ESTATE - MULDERSDRIFT, GAUTENG
Located on the R28 highway between Krugersdorp and Pretoria in the picturesque Muldersdrift area, Bergvallei Estate
is only a half hour's drive from the bustling metropoles of Johannesburg and Pretoria, but might as well be a world away.
This tranquil destination boasts classic buildings surrounded by lush rose gardens, fountains and Roman statues that make for stunning photo opportunities.
Prospective bridal parties can choose from two reception venues that can accommodate between 60 and 230 guests.
Best of all? The Main Hall has four large fireplaces, so it's the perfect setting for a romantic winter wedding. Bergvallei
also offers affordable accommodation on the premises, making it a great option for destination weddings.
BENTLEY’S LODGE - PRETORIA, GAUTENG
A family-run business that has achieved a stellar reputation as one of Pretoria's premier conference- and wedding venues over the last three decades, Bentley's Country Lodge
is an inviting function and lodging destination tucked away in the verdant reaches of the country's capital.
Here, visitors can sit back and enjoy the seamless service and warm welcome of yesteryear, with all the modern amenities they can dream of. Bright, airy rooms and suites are available to business and leisure travellers, while self-catering houses are perfect for long-term accommodation in Pretoria.
A stunning chapel and reception venue also makes it a hit among South Africa's most discerning brides. Visit their website
to learn more about this beautiful destination.
BLAAUWVILLAGE LUXURY BOUTIQUE GUEST HOUSE - BLOUBERGSTRAND, WESTERN CAPE
Suitable for discerning guests from all walks of life, including honeymooners, families, loved-up couples and business travellers, this luxurious guest house offers everything you need for a comfortable stay in South Africa's inimitable Mother City.
comprises an array of elegantly decorated units to suit a variety of tastes. This includes sea-facing suites, family rooms, garden-facing units and more. Bloubergstrand is a mere 30-minute drive from Cape Town CBD, but also enjoys the restful ambience of a quiet seaside town.
BRAHMAN HILLS - MIDLANDS, KWAZULU-NATAL
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.
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.
BRENTON HAVEN BEACHFRONT RESORT - BRENTON-ON-SEA, WESTERN CAPE
Completed in 2014, this luxury self-catering destination is the perfect place to enjoy a romantic getaway with your partner, or rest and recharge with the entire family. Visitors can look forward to exceptional accommodation, stunning scenery and plenty to see and do in the vicinity - Knysna town, Plettenberg Bay, Wilderness and George are all less than an hour's drive away. Brenton Haven offers 26 beach villas and 9 luxury suites in a range of configurations, including one-, two- and three-bedroom options.
All bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms, and each unit comes with a fully-equipped kitchen, braai area overlooking the ocean, DStv and free Wi-Fi.
The resort also has a communal gym, outdoor pool overlooking the sea, an on-site restaurant, Butterfly Blu, where visitors can enjoy fresh, seasonal dishes, as well as Indigo Deli, a bustling trading post with home-made snacks and artisanal produce.
BRENTON ON SEA COTTAGES - BRENTON-ON-SEA, WESTERN CAPE
Brenton on Sea Cottages
is a three-star accommodation venue in the idyllic seaside town of Brenton on Sea along the Garden Route. Located in a sheltered nook between the Indian Ocean and the Western Head of the Knysna Estuary, this beautiful destination is a short two-minute walk from the beach and tailor-made for romantic getaways or family holidays with the kids.
Here, guests can look forward to serene surroundings and unspoilt beaches, and plenty to see and do in the vicinity - including rock angling, surfing, cave walks, paragliding, boating, canoeing, golfing and hiking. Brenton on Sea Cottages offer a variety of accommodation options to suit all tastes and budgets.
This includes self-catering chalets, semi self-catering cabins, a honeymoon suite and a luxury chalet with a spa bath. From the moment you arrive at Brenton on Sea Cottages
you will be treated to the unspoilt surroundings, true Brenton hospitality and thoughtful amenities.
BID HUISIE - PRINCE ALBERT, WESTERN CAPE
On the outskirts of Prince Albert lies a tranquil little gem of a cottage called Bid Huisie
(Prayer House). Originally an old church, the exterior of this exclusive two-bedroomed cottage has been left untouched, while the modified cottage interior offers homely self-catering accommodation for visitors seeking solitude within walking distance of Prince Albert's historic centre.
This well-appointed historical cottage has become a favourite stopover for travellers, holidaymakers and businesspeople en route to either Cape Town or Gauteng. Settle in and enjoy the inimitable tranquillity of the peaceful Great Karoo
BIG EASY RESTAURANT - STELLENBOSCH, WESTERN CAPE
The Big Easy
, Ernie Els' signature restaurant and wine bar in Stellenbosch, is located in a singular historical building - La Gratitude was built in 1798 and has since been restored to its former Cape Dutch glory.
serves exceptional cuisine prepared from the freshest locally sourced ingredients, as well as a wide selection of 170+ wines from the region's most renowned vintners, including Ernie Els Wines, Audacia, Rust & Vrede, Anthonij Rupert and L’Ormarins. The atmosphere is elegant, yet relaxed - the perfect option for a couple or group of friends who want to enjoy a taste of the famous Stellenbosch conviviality.
BIRDSONG COTTAGES - MODIMOLLE, LIMPOPO
Located at the heart of the Bushveld on a working 64-hectare farm, Birdsong Cottages
offer a series of self-catering units a mere 14 kilometres outside of the small town of Modimolle in the scenic Waterberg Mountains. Guests can choose between budget, standard and upmarket cottages, all within an easy 90-minute drive from Pretoria and 2 ½ -hour drive from Johannesburg.
This delightful Bushveld destination is the perfect option for couples, families and groups of friends who enjoy time in the great outdoors. Choose from a variety of exciting leisure option in the vicinity or even host a small party, function, conference or venue at the Uitkyk venue
BONWA PHALA GAME LODGE - BELA-BELA, LIMPOPO
Bonwa Phala Game Lodge
is located at the heart of a sweeping 4000-hectare game reserve in the picturesque Bela Bela region. This exquisite bushveld getaway is no more than two hours' drive from the Johannesburg and Pretoria metropoles, yet enjoys unspoiled vistas and true Bushveld tranquillity.
Here, couples, families and groups of friends can enjoy luxurious accommodation in thatched chalets or tented bush camps, all of which have been equipped with all the amenities you need for a picture-perfect holiday. Bonwa Phala
offers a range of exciting on-site activities, including game drives, and there is a great variety of attractions to explore nearby.
BROEKIELACE - NATIONAL
is one of South Africa’s most discreet and efficient online stores for all things naughty and nice, including flattering underwear, sexy swimwear or luscious lingerie.
Whether you prefer to keep it classic with everyday bras and panties in flattering silhouettes, or want to mix it up with daring lingerie that have all the bells and whistles, Broekielace stocks a great variety of options from popular brands like Commando, Hanky Panky, YES, yLove and Zaful.
The online store also offers a range of personal lubricants that are certified organic and carries the UK Soil Association seal of approval; as well as all sorts of tricks and toys for girls and boys. Add secure payment and discreet delivery to the package and it's easy to see why Broekielace
is so popular!
CANDLEWOODS GUEST HOUSE - CENTURION, GAUTENG
Candlewoods Guest House
offers luxurious accommodation in Centurion, Gauteng. This sought-after destination comprises 10 beautiful rooms in the Main House and two self-catering units with three rooms each.
For the ultimate indulgence while visiting Gauteng, be sure to visit Spa de la Veille, situated only a few minutes from Candlewoods Guest House, where the passionate and highly skilled team invite you to experience a memorable and life-changing pampering session. Candlewoods Guest House
also offers conferencing facilities and a beautiful wedding venue where happy couples can tie the knot in stunning surroundings.
CAPE TOWN MARRIOTT HOTEL CRYSTAL TOWERS - CENTURY CITY, CAPE TOWN
If you're a traveller with a keen taste for sophisticated luxury, yet also want to enjoy a convenient location in the cities you visit, the Cape Town Marriott Hotel Crystal Towers
should be at the top of your list.
Tailormade for romantic getaways, business events and even weddings, this singular Cape Town destination is an exclusive accommodation option that ticks all of our boxes. Think chic, modern luxury in a location that allows you to enjoy the Mother City's best shopping and outings, and also happens to be conveniently situated for business dealings of every sort.
CASA TOSCANA LODGE - TSHWANE, PRETORIA
Situated in Tshwane, Casa Toscana
offers 4-star luxury accommodation that captures the style and character of Tuscany at the heart of one of South Africa's most vibrant cities.
With a wonderful variety of luxury accommodation packages that cater for a variety of requirements, this exceptional venue boasts 20 beautifully-appointed rooms that are perfect for romantic weekends away in a classic, dreamy atmosphere.
also hosts weddings and private functions, offering a turn-key service that includes catering, decor, set-up and more.
With a choice of on-site chapel and outdoor ceremony locations for an al fresco wedding, and the Rubica hall that can accommodate a variety of events in style and opulence, as well as a gazebo and manicured gardens, there are so many beautiful options that you'll be able to make your dream wedding a splendid reality.
CATHEDRAL PEAK HOTEL - DRAKENSBERG
Cathedral Peak Hotel
is a picturesque four-star establishment in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Drakensberg. First opened in 1939, it has since offered warm hospitality and exceptional service to visitors from far and wide, including local couples and international guests who come to enjoy the inimitable tranquillity this premier resort hotel has to offer.
In addition, the hotel boasts a quaint stone-and-thatch chapel, reception venue and honeymoon suites that are tailormade for a country-style wedding and/or honeymoon.
This romantic getaway destination offers a variety of accommodation options, including open-plan thatched rooms, comfortable standard rooms, inter-leading rooms that are great for families or groups of friends, superior rooms with a few luxurious extras, as well as the executive honeymoon suite and presidential suite that comes with all the bells or whistles.
CELESTIAL GIFTS - NATIONAL
Established in 2005, Celestial Gifts
is an owner-managed online platform with a variety of Blue Chip partners that provides some of the most fun and innovative activity vouchers and gift experiences throughout South Africa.
As SA's number 1 experience gift specialists, Celestial Gifts
offers a remarkable variety of activity vouchers for everything from pirate ship cruises, chartered night flights, perfume workshops, baking masterclasses and fishing safaris, to 4x4 outings, helicopter flights, sidecar adventures, private speedboat excursions and more.
Essentially, it's a one-stop shop for great anniversary gifts, birthday surprises and fun date night prompts. There's also a variety of experiences that are tailor-made for bachelor and bachelorette parties, and you can make your selection according to criteria like location, occasion, interest and even special holidays like Valentine's Day and Christmas.
CHITWA CHITWA - KRUGER NATIONAL PARK, LIMPOPO
There are very few wildlife lodges in South Africa that manage to combine absolutely luxurious accommodation with a respectful approach to nature conservation and holistic wildlife experiences. This is why we were absolutely thrilled to come across Chitwa Chitwa
. This remarkable destination, situated on the sunny banks of one the largest dams in the Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve within the confines of the greater Kruger National Park, manages to tick all of the ‘stunning accommodation’ boxes without imposing on the incredibly scenic environment that surrounds it.
CLEARWATER MALL - ROODEPOORT, GAUTENG
Situated at the bustling heart of Roodepoort in the Greater Johannesburg area, Clearwater Mall
is a shopping destination with a difference. This innovative shopping complex offers everything you need for a fun day out with your partner, from a variety of restaurants and eateries that features the talents of some of South Africa's foremost chefs, to movie theatres that show the latest Hollywood blockbusters and award-winning films.
Lose yourself in a shopping paradise where you can indulge in the latest international fashions, support local producers and find that perfect gift for your anniversary, your partner's birthday or simply just because you feel like spoiling a loved one.
also plays host to an array of fun and interactive events, including food and music festivals, exhibitions and more! Keep an eye on their website to see what's cooking or to plan your next date night in Roodepoort.
CRADLE VALLEY GUEST LODGE - JOHANNESBURG, GAUTENG
Situated on the edge of the spellbinding Cradle of Humankind, just west of Johannesburg, Cradle Valley Guest Lodge
is easily accessible from the N14 highway and a short drive from Lanseria Airport.
Here guests can look forward to tranquil accommodation in stylish, tastefully furnished bedrooms, each with an en-suite bathroom, roomy patio, private entrance and gorgeous views.
At Cradle Valley
, you will enjoy exceptional attention to detail that extends to every comfort and convenience you may require throughout your stay. Accommodation is provided on a bed & breakfast basis, but guests are welcome to request dinner, book picnic baskets and order all the makings of a proper South African braai with prior arrangement - there's even a proper little Aga where you can bake your own bread!
Other amenities include an on-site laundry service, sparkling pool, convivial deck at the dam, an entertainment area and guest lounge, fishing sites and nearby hiking and cycling trails - everything you need for a romantic getaway!
CRADLE HEALTH SPA - HARTBEESPOORT, NORTH WEST
Here you can relax in an oasis that has been tailor-made to aid the holistic healing experiences offered by a team of expert therapists and Hydro Medical Spa attendees who are at your constant beck and call.
Cradle Health Spa
also offers accommodation in 12 luxurious single or double rooms, a range of corporate and executive spa packages and a great selection of specials and offers for couples who want to indulge in the ultimate pampering getaway.
CASTELLO DI MONTE - PRETORIA, GAUTENG
A five-star guest house situated in Waterkloof Ridge, Pretoria, Castello di Monte
is located in a Tuscan-style estate that portrays pure luxury and elegance and offers spectacular views of the hills in and around South Africa's capital.
The landscaped gardens with mature olive trees and lavender bushes give an Italian flavour to the African landscape; you will hardly notice that you are in the middle of a bustling city.
Whether it be for a corporate meeting or a romantic getaway, Castello di Monte
offers the perfect setting. Choose from a variety of luxury accommodation options and enjoy every modern amenity you can dream of amidst sixteenth century splendour.
CAPE-XTREME - NATIONAL
Do you and your partner enjoy adrenaline-inducing outdoor activities? Look no further than Cape-Xtreme
! Book high-octane honeymoon activities or pop the question in mid-air with trained professionals who will take you on the adventure of a lifetime.
Quad biking, shark cage diving, sky diving, abseiling - you name it, they do it! You can also book airport transfers, multi-day adventures in Cape Town and along the Garden Route, as well as overland excursions throughout Africa.
This includes everything from Treehouse Safaris in the Kruger National Park and hikes up Table Mountain, to the Ultimate Cape Point Tour and river rafting down the Breede River. Adventure activities don’t get better than this – book your next adrenaline boost now!
CRYSTAL SPRINGS - PILGRIM'S REST, MPUMALANGA
A picturesque resort situated within 2400 hectares of pristine countryside, Crystal Springs Mountain Lodge
is a 4-star, self-catering destination at the apex of the historic pass that leads to Pilgrim's Rest.
Here, visitors can enjoy sumptuous accommodation, family-friendly facilities, proximity to a great selection of leisure activity providers, as well as unparalleled natural scenery that incorporates views of spectacular cliffs and gorges, as well as lush forest vistas.
The lodge features a restaurant, spa and conferencing facilities. Get in touch
to find out more about their special rates and packages.
DE HOEK COUNTRY HOTEL - PRETORIA, GAUTENG
Nestled in a crook of the Magalies River in the lush and fertile valley of the Magaliesburg Mountains and only an hour and fifteen minutes away from Johannesburg and Pretoria, De Hoek Country Hotel
is the ideal place to celebrate life.
Whether you book accommodation for a romantic getaway, executive conference, bespoke wedding or just to unwind in a tranquil setting; you’re bound to enjoy the hotel's renowned hospitality.
Coupled with consistently 5-star rated service and superb cuisine, De Hoek
is a popular destination among clientele from all over the world.
DEON COETZEE PHOTOGRAPHY - NATIONAL
Every couple deserves a great set of photos to commemorate their wedding and other relationship milestones. Deon Coetzee Photography
offers a range of bespoke wedding packages that can be tailored to suit your needs on your big day.
Deon is a passionate photographer with many years' experience in capturing exceptional images of the happiest days of people's lives. He offers a comprehensive service that includes editing, printing, and online hosting of your pictures for up to a year after your wedding, so friends and family can view and download it easily (depending on the package you select).
DROSTDY HOTEL - GRAAF-REINET, EASTERN CAPEDrostdy Hotel
in the historic centre of Graaff-Reinet is one of those gems that should be on the bucket list of every South African couple and family.
This luxurious getaway destination offers 48 beautifully appointed rooms, including 8 Bachelor Rooms, 17 Standard Rooms (one of which is fully equipped for visitors with mobility restrictions), 15 Executive Rooms and 8 Suites. Guests can look forward to all the amenities necessary for a comfortable stay, including 24-hour room service, individually controlled AC and heating, 100% cotton linen, a valet and laundry service, complimentary Wi-Fi and more!
also offers a travel consultancy and information service, a world-class Africology Spa, three pools in manicured gardens and a full concierge service. Best of all - the De Camdeboo Restaurant is on site for decadent meals, and open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Guests who feel like pushing out the boat also have the option of spicing up their visit to the Karoo with a scenic flight with Fly Karoo Air services - Graaff-Reinet's own helicopter service that offers various scenic packages.
Other nearby attractions and activity options include the Camdeboo National Park, a variety of museums and historical destinations, the Hester Rupert Art Museum, a fascinating succulent plant labyrinth at Obesa Nursery, 4x4 routes, day trips to Nieu Bethesda, nature walks and more.
The Drostdy Hotel
is the perfect spot for a romantic getaway and is the ideal destination for your wedding with plenty to see and do!
DROSTDY HOTEL'S DE CAMDEBOO RESTAURANT - GRAAFF-REINET, EASTERN CAPE
For a taste of the Karoo itself, indulge in the exquisitely prepared dishes at the Drostdy Hotel’s
De Camdeboo Restaurant. Local venison, ostrich and the famous Karoo lamb feature prominently on the menu with an excellent selection of Cape wines.
Infused with the flavours of fynbos, rosemary and thyme which grows in abundance on the surrounding plains. The setting will remind you of a romantic era, two centuries ago.
DR. OETKER - NATIONAL
"Quality is the best recipe." For many generations, this guiding philosophy has positioned Dr. Oetker
as the convenience food brand that stands for outstanding taste and the highest quality.
It’s as simple as that. Dr. Oetker
offers a wide range of delicious, easy-to-prepare meals made from the best ingredients and accompanied by guaranteed dinnertime success.
Perfect for no-fuss date nights and easy family meals, their range of affordable convenience foods include Ristorante Pizza, Ital Pizza, Happy Days pizza bases, Nice 'n Easy pasta dishes and Green Valley veggie options.
products are available from most supermarkets. Pick it up on the way home and rest assured of a delicious meal that will be ready in the blink of an eye.
DIAL-A-PICNIC - NATIONAL
Based in Cape Town, Garden Route, Johannesburg, Pretoria and Durban, Dial-a-Picnic
has fine-tuned the art of personalized picnicking for everything from wedding catering, marriage proposals, romantic celebrations, birthday parties, corporate team building and more.
As specialists in the field of picnic basket catering and outdoor dining experiences, the Dial-a-Picnic
team is at the ready to create a bespoke picnic to suit your unique tastes, requirements, and budget. Get in touch and see their website to learn more about their delicious offering.
DID TRAVEL - NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL
(Do It Differently) Travel & Tours is a dynamic tour operator and travel agency situated in Gauteng, South Africa, specializing in tailor-made honeymoons, as well as business- and leisure travel packages to suit the needs of discerning clientele from around the globe.
This includes local and international travel packages that comprise flights, accommodation, car rental, tours, transfers, visas and foreign exchange. For personalized service, peace of mind and honest advice, look no further than DID Travel & Tours
, where a team of travel experts strive to make your holiday or business trip an unforgettable experience.
DOVETON HOUSE - JOHANNESBURG, GAUTENG
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.
DR ELMARIE CRAIG - PRETORIA, GAUTENG
Dr Elmari Mulder Craig
is a well-known sexologist, marital- and relationship expert, couples therapist, psychotherapist, clinical hypnotherapist and author.
She is dedicated to educating people with practical skills and professional information on enhancing and maintaining successful sexual and emotional intimacy within a relationship.
believes in a multi-professional and holistic approach and combines years of experience in the fields of individual psychotherapy, early childhood trauma, relationship dynamics and sexual problems.
EMDONENI LODGE - HLUHLUWE, KWAZULU-NATAL
Situated on a small game farm in Hluhluwe, Emdoneni Lodge
with Cheetah Project offers 3-star B&B and dinner, bed & breakfast accommodation in beautifully appointed chalets and rondavels.
This stunning Zululand destination is a must for visitors who want to enjoy an unspoiled bush experience, while still being close to attractions like the St Lucia Wold Heritage Park and Hluhluwe/iMfolozi Game Reserve.
Nature enthusiasts can look forward to educational tours of the on-site Cheetah Centre, as well as guided and self-led walking tours, game drives and more. Perfect for families, groups of friends and couples who want to enjoy elegant accommodation while exploring one of South Africa's most beautiful regions.
EHLATHINI GAME LODGE - WATERBERG, LIMPOPO
Situated in the Waterberg biosphere, Ehlathini Game Lodge
is a beautiful hidden gem pitched high upon a hill southwest of Marken, a small settlement in Limpopo Province.
But just because the lodge overlooks the lower-lying Bushveld, doesn't mean that it's a rustic venue - to the contrary, it's a place of true sophistication and tranquil relaxation where guests determine their own pace.
Nature walks and game drives bring visitors close to an array of bird life, giraffe, zebra, kudu, blue wildebeest and many other antelope species.
Crisp and clear night skies encourage stargazing where you can lose yourself and almost touch the Southern Cross and Orion’s belt. This stunning accommodation venue
will leave you with special memories and a longing to return.
EVERWOOD COUNTRY WEDDINGS - MULDERSDRIFT, GAUTENG
Located in the stunning Muldersdrift region of Johannesburg, Everwood Country Weddings
is a one-stop shop for discerning brides who want to tailor a stunning wedding without all the stress and hassle.
The venue comprises a picturesque, open-sided chapel in a wooded garden, a beautiful, elegantly draped banqueting hall with seating space for between 80 and 200 guests, on-site caterers and exceptional backdrops for wedding photographs.
Additionally, the grounds also offer a bridal suite with its own private entrance where you can kick off your shoes as husband and wife after your big night. Equipped with an en suite bathroom, patio, coffee station and bar fridge, this little abode is also the ideal venue for the wedding party to dress ahead of the big event.
FABULOUS FLOWERS - CAPE TOWN, WESTERN CAPE
is the passion project of Josie van Aswegen, a talented florist who has spent the larger part of four decades honing her craft.
This innovative floral business offers exquisite flower arrangements, gorgeous gift hampers, plants and bouquets and floral services for weddings, private parties and exclusive events.
The state-of-the-art Fabulous Flowers
website allows customers to order everything online with the help of a secure, easy-to-use e-commerce system and a passionate team of florists is standing by to create beautiful bespoke arrangements to suit your taste and budget.
FALAZA GAME PARK AND SPA - ST LUCIA, KWAZULU-NATAL
Falaza Game Park & Spa
offers luxury tented accommodation and an array of authentic bush experiences in a lush indigenous setting, a mere three hours' scenic drive from Durban International Airport.
Neighbouring the World Heritage Site of St Lucia, Falaza is near the renowned Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve where visitors can view the magnificent Big Five, as well as the fascinating corals and dive sights of Sodwana Bay.
Guests can indulge in pampering spa treatments, partake of game viewing by foot, boat or in open 4×4 vehicles and enjoy endless activities and excursion opportunities within a close radius.
THE FAIRVIEW HOTEL - TZANEEN, LIMPOPO
The Fairview Hotel
is situated less than two kilometres from the central business district of Tzaneen, on a lush plot of farmland within an hour's drive from the Kruger National Park.
Here you will find tranquil surroundings, manicured gardens and a home away from home for families, couples and groups of friends. Founded in 1996, the four-star Fairview Hotel & Conference centre offers a variety of accommodation options that includes hotel suites and self-catering family units, all decorated in tasteful Afro-Colonial style with roomy verandas and everything you need for a comfortable stay.
is the perfect base from which to explore the Tzaneen area, Magoebaskloof and surrounding areas. Nearby activities range from scenic hiking trails, boat trips on the Tzaneen and Ebenezer dams and bird watching in the indigenous forests, to golf, treetop canopy tours and township experiences.
FLIGHT CENTRE - NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL
is a travel agency and airfare booking service that offers great deals on flights from Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the United States, the UK, and South Africa.
They also provide vacation packages and holiday deals to destinations all over the world, which includes unparalleled accommodation at hotels and resorts the world over.
Additionally, Flight Centre
has partnerships with all the major car hire companies which means their customers enjoy exceptional rates no matter where they travel.
But that's not all - Flight Centre
also specialises in cruises, guided tours, European rail passes and all travel-related logistics, including visas, travel insurance and foreign exchange.
FOREST CREEK LODGE & SPA - DULLSTROOM, MPUMALANGA
Relax and reconnect with nature at Forest Creek Lodge & Spa
. This incredibly exclusive, private destination along the Mpumalanga Escarpment offers an escape from the bright city lights where you can marvel at the expansive night sky and fall asleep to the sounds of the night in a luxurious lodge suite or one of the self-catering accommodation options available.
Forest Creek Lodge & Spa
is known as a haven for honeymooners and couples on romantic getaways. Rekindle the romance and revel in each other's company at this tranquil hideaway among the Steenkampsburg Mountains.
Guests can look forward to elegantly-appointed accommodation with all the comforts of home, convivial communal spaces where they can interact with other visitors if they choose and a range of activity options that include indulgent spa treatments at the on-site facilities, gorgeous hiking trails to a hidden waterfall, as well as jet-ski, horse riding, mountain biking and clay pigeon opportunities nearby.
FUSHIONISTA SPA - RANDBURG, JOHANNESBURG
You've been on vacations but have you ever had a Spa-cation? Indulge yourself and your partner at the amazing Fusionista Super Spa
, Beauty Salon and Restaurant.
Enter another world of tranquillity and relaxation with differently-themed treatment rooms, including the Bamboo, Candle, Wind Chime, Crystal and Garden Rooms, as well as the totally unique, one-of-a-kind Koi Mist Room, where you are massaged in an dreamlike outdoor garden setting with mist, fire and koi fish swimming beneath you.
Choose from an incredible array of beauty treatments or massages including genuine Thai massages done by expert Thai therapists. Book a private jacuzzi or a sauna (or both!) or chill out in our Chill Room. Treat yourself and your partner to a romantic and unforgettable couples massage and then indulge in a delicious meal at the exquisite Fusionista restaurant.
The decor is exotic and the ambience is laid-back. Dine alfresco in our tropical outdoor section, book the special table next to the Fusionista aquarium, or alternatively enjoy a meal in our private dining area. You will feel like you are on holiday and will emerge relaxed and rejuvenated.
GUVON HOTELS - NATIONAL
Situated in the heartlands of Gauteng, Northwest and Mpumalanga, Guvon Hotels & Spas
offers a range of luxurious properties in stunning locations - perfect for getaways, honeymoons, wedding accommodation and more.
From a luxury tented camp under the stars and a choice of lodges in the cusp of the awe-inspiring Cradle of Humankind, to a Big Five Game reserve in the Magaliesberg and a gorgeous lodge in Hazyview, the Guvon property group has gone above and beyond to tailor a bespoke property collection.
Relax, recuperate and unwind in elegant splendour at Guvon Hotels & Spas
, where service excellence is underpinned by an unwavering commitment to world-renowned South African hospitality.
GARDEN ROUTE NATIONAL PARK - GARDEN ROUTE, WESTERN CAPEGarden Route National Park
is a fantastic option for active couples and families who enjoy time in the great outdoors.
A variety of accommodation options are available at different camps throughout the park, including forest huts, family log cottages and forest cabins, as well as caravanning and camping at Storms River (Tsitsikamma Section), Nature's Valley (Tsitsikamma Section), Knysna (Knysna Lakes Section) and Wilderness (Wilderness Section).
Each destination has unique accommodation configurations, so check the website for specifics and availability. There is so much to see, do and experience throughout this verdant park along the scenic southern coast that you could easily stay for up to two weeks!
This includes hiking and nature walks, forest excursions, birding, mountain biking, canoeing, kayaking, river tubing, boat cruises, and even snorkelling and scuba diving at Storms River Mouth!
Not to mention the world-renowned Otter Trail of course. There are on-site restaurants at the Tsitsikamma and Knysna Lakes sections, and Knysna town itself is close-by for shopping and curio-hunting excursions. A wonderful getaway at one of our country's most beautiful national parks.
GARONGA SAFARI CAMP - KRUGER NATIONAL PARK, LIMPOPO
Are you yearning for a getaway to the wild, far from the madding crowds, where you can revel in the quiet and tranquillity of nature at its undisturbed finest?
Look no further than Garonga Safari Camp
and Little Garonga - exclusive camps located in the Greater Makalali Private Nature Reserve, west of the world-famous Kruger National Park.
The Makalali Conservancy is the perfect option for wildlife enthusiasts who want to enjoy a holistic safari experience that will allow them to drink in the beauty if this singular region in an intimate setting. Visit their website
for more information.
GOODERSON LEISURE - NATIONAL, SOUTH AFRICAGooderson Leisure
is one of South Africa's foremost leisure destination providers. With stunning properties throughout KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga and Gauteng, this dynamic group offers getaways to some of South Africa's best-loved scenic regions.
Guests can pick and choose from inner-city and country venues that offer everything from on-site spas to beautiful wedding venues.
The Gooderson Leisure
portfolio includes the Tropicana Hotel and Beach Hotel in Durban; Drakensberg Gardens Gold & Spa Resort; Monks Cowl Golf Resort in Central Berg; Natal Spa Hot Springs & Leisure Resort in Paulpietersburg; Bushlands Game Lodge and DumaZulu Lodge & Traditional Village in Hluhluwe; Kloppenheim County Estate Hotel in Machadodorp; and SanRock Resort & Conference Centre in Modimolle.
With all these options available, you are sure to find a romantic getaway destination that is tailormade for you and your partner!
GOLDEN GATE HIGHLANDS NATIONAL PARK - CLARENS, FREE-STATE
Situated along the rolling foothills of the Maluti Mountains in the north-eastern Free State, the Golden Gate National Highlands National Park
should be on the must-visit list of every nature-loving couple and family.
Accommodation is provided at various points throughout the park, including Golden Gate Hotel & Chalets, Glen Reenen rondavels and guest cottages, Highlands Mountain Retreat wooden cabins, self-catering units at the Basotho Cultural Village, Noordt Brabant Guest House and shared group accommodation at Wilgenhof Environmental Education Centre.
Visitors can look forward to a wonderful array of activity options, including abseiling, canoeing, game drives, hiking and nature walks, horse riding and swimming; as well as a cultural route, herbal trail and museum tour at Basotho Cultural Village. Other attractions near the park include golf, white water rafting, shooting, quad bike trails, paint ball shooting, zip lining, archery, fly fishing and more! Best of all?
You can host a wedding here! With unique surroundings, serene settings, superb facilities and a seasoned staff, Golden Gate National Highlands National Park
guarantees a gorgeous, memorable day. A remarkable getaway awaits at this stunning national park.
GOLDEN VIEW LUXURY SELF-CATERING - CLARENS, FREE-STATE
Situated among the foothills of the Maluti Mountains, you’ll find Golden View
, a bouquet of beautiful guesthouses where visitors can enjoy a lovely, self-catering stay during a visit to Clarens and its surrounding areas.
This is the ideal base from which to take part in all the splendid activities there are to discover in the vicinity, which includes fly fishing, horse riding, mountain biking, bird watching, adventure sports like abseiling and rock climbing, as well as beer- and whiskey tasting, craft retreats, and more!
Visitors are also invited to partake in the annual events that take place throughout the year, including various MTB and road running races, the Cherry Festival and Craft Beer Festival. Visit their website
for more information.
GRANITA (KIEVITS KROON) - PRETORIA, GAUTENGGranita at Kievits Kroon
offers a fine-dining experience with innovative dishes created by their executive chef, alongside an award-winning wine list. At Granita the focus is on fresh, organic produce provided by local farmers and producers.
Their chef uses the finest local and seasonal ingredients to create a fresh fusion of flavours that offers diners a five-star culinary experience.
The Granita Wine Cellar is ideal for small, more intimate private gatherings and can accommodate up to 12 people - ideal for intimate engagement parties or family-only wedding receptions. The restaurant's gourmet dinner menu comprises a six-course tasting menu that changes seasonally to include the freshest local produce available.
Each course is paired with a select wine from their award-winning wine list. Granita
also offers a delectable 5-course Sunday lunch. This is the ideal destination for discerning diners with a love of elegantly prepared meals.
GRANDE PROVENCE - FRANSCHOEK, WESTERN CAPE
Grande Provence Estate
wears her 300-year history with dignity. Sitting in the magnificent Franschhoek Valley in South Africa’s Western Cape, her lush vines spread across 47-acres with gentle vistas over the valley floor, with the rugged mountains beyond.
This is heartland South African wine country at its very finest. Visit their website
for more information.
HAGA HAGA HOTEL - EAST LONDON, EASTERN CAPE
Located 60 km north of East London on South Africa's untamed Wild Coast, Haga Haga Hotel
is an idyllic 3-star hideaway at the end of a 13km gravel road near the small village of Haga-Haga, where the ocean meets a panoramic backdrop of rolling green hills.
The hotel has been owned and operated by the Chemaly family for nearly four decades and offers a truly serene respite from the hustle and bustle of city life.
Here, guests have their pick of 11 en-suite rooms with views over the ocean or 8 self-catering chalets that boast decks and barbeque facilities and are perfect for family getaways. Visitors can look forward to a stunning seaside holiday with great fishing, bird watching, boating, swimming, surfing, mountain biking, hiking, and dolphin watching opportunities.
Haga Haga Hotel
also has conference facilities that can accommodate up to 50 delegates, as well as a wedding venue and on-site chapel for beautiful ocean-side ceremonies and receptions.
HANDS ON RETREAT - JOHANNESBURG, GAUTENG
Set in a beautiful park-like garden with a babbling brook and abundant bird life, Hands On Retreat
is a 4-star boutique retreat and spa in Craighall, Johannesburg, located within easy travelling distance from the Sandton and Rosebank Gautrain station. Boost your relationship with an 'us time' package or treat yourself to a 'me time' package during a solo trip to this exceptional wellness destination.
Hands On Retreat
is tailor-made for couple's getaways, offering everything from 3-hour pampering sessions for two, to full-day indulgences and Sleep & Spa retreats. Accommodation is provided in elegant, self-catering units with private garden entrances and everything you need to enjoy a romantic weekend away.
HARTIES BOAT COMPANY - HARTBEESPOORT, NORTH-WEST
Harties Boat Company
is a proudly South African leisure operator that specialises in cruises on the Hartbeespoort Dam, affectionately known as 'Harties' among the Gauteng elite that flock here to enjoy waterside activities.
As a sought-after provider of daily cruises, leisurely Sunday Lunch cruises, special cruises on public holidays, as well as bespoke cruises for families, groups of friends or corporate clients, Harties Boat Company
is a one-stop shop for all your cruising needs.
Relax and sit back as you enjoy the stunning scenery of the Hartbeespoort Dam, listen to the soothing sound of water passing beneath the boat, sip a drink and enjoy gourmet snacks alongside your loved ones - what could be better?
HEAVEN ON EARTH SPA - DURBAN, KWAZULU-NATAL
There is nothing quite like a spa getaway to revitalise and rejuvenate a hard-working couple. At Date Night Ideas, we are always on the lookout for beautiful spas to share with our discerning readership, which is why we were thrilled when we came across the Heaven on Earth Day Spa
in Durban. This lovely pampering destination is one of those rare gems that tick all of our self-care boxes.
Situated at 262 John Zikhali, just off Essenwood Road and directly across the way from Essenwood Fleamarket, Heaven on Earth Day Spa
boasts a wonderfully tranquil setting that is tailormade for a break from the bustle of everyday life. Here, guests can enjoy a full range of treatments at the hands of highly qualified therapists.
This includes manicures, pedicures, facials, hair removal and cosmetic treatments, as well as massages, wraps and comprehensive spa packages.
HELIVATE HELICOPTER SERVICES - KRUGERSDORP, GAUTENG
Helivate Helicopter Services
was established in 2011 in response to the ever-increasing helicopter charter market within South Africa and its neighbouring countries. Now with its operational base in Krugersdorp, Gauteng, the company is one of the leading providers of business helicopter flights and private helicopter charters throughout the country.
Aside from corporate charters, Helivate
also offers bespoke helicopter trips for special occasions. Book a tailor-made tour for your and that special someone; pop the question mid-air or simply set the mood with a bespoke flight to the destination of your choosing. With Helivate, the sky's the limit.
HORSE ABOUT - CAPE WINELANDS, WESTERN CAPE
offers soul-restoring horse trails in the heart of the Cape Winelands, within easy reach of Cape Town, Stellenbosch and Paarl. Offering a rich combination of scenic Western Cape beauty, rural tranquillity and unrivalled scenery, a Horse About trail is a unique and unforgettable way to explore the Cape Winelands.
The company values the safety, comfort and enjoyment of both horse and rider above all else and has a variety of horses to suit everyone, from beginners to advanced riders, as well as kids and adults. Horse About
horses are well schooled and their experienced guides will offer instruction throughout your ride.
Find out more about their team building exercises, horse riding lessons, magical moonlight trails and romantic proposal rides by visiting their website
HOTEL QSL ON 44 - JOHANNESBURG, GAUTENG
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!
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.
HOUSE HIGGO - RANDBURG, GAUTENG
is a four-star boutique guest house in Randburg, within easy distance from OR Tambo International Airport, Lanseria Airport, the city centre of Johannesburg, as well as Sandton, Hyde Park and Rosebank.
This stunning destination offers a magnificent home away from home, where you will find unsurpassed levels of elegant and discreet service that will satisfy even the most discerning visitors. House Higgo's
individually decorated suites will take your breath away with its luxurious and eclectic style and singular combination of space and classic decorative touches.
The guesthouse is also the ideal venue to host any event - from functions that require flair and elegance to a simple family get together.
HOUTBOSCH BAY SELF CATERING - JEFFREYS BAY, EASTERN CAPE
Honeymoon Suite with Jacuzzi is the perfect option for honeymooners and couples who want to enjoy a romantic getaway far from the noise and distractions of the inner-city bustle. Situated in the midst of a nature reserve along South Africa's picturesque southern coast, this hidden gem is a nature lover's dream.
is approximately 5km from Jeffreys Bay and 75km from Port Elizabeth airport on the N2 and Route 62, and 120km from the world-famous Addo Elephant Park that is home to the sought-after Big 5. As such, it can be reached with ease, but once you're there, you can revel in utter seclusion.
The suite features everything you'll need for a comfortable self-catering stay, including an indoor jacuzzi that overlooks the ocean! Best of all, when you feel like some company, you can simply stroll along the beach to one of the rustic, oceanside restaurants nearby. In short - the perfect honeymoon set-up for travellers who want to get off the grid.
HOUW HOEK HOTEL - GRABOUW, WESTERN CAPE
Houw Hoek Hotel
near Grabouw in the Western Cape is a spellbinding destination where the romance of yesteryear meets the seamless conveniences of a modern-day retreat. It is only 80 km from Cape Town.
Here, guests can look forward to comfortable family-friendly accommodation in an array of configurations, as well as romantic units tailor-made for a couple’s getaway back to nature.
There’s also plenty to see and do! Aside from the many wine farms and adventure activities that can be explored in the vicinity, the hotel itself has many onsite entertainment options that range from putt-putt, volleyball, tennis, and squash, to a boules court, foosball, a pool table and board games for when it's rainy out.
is also a renowned wedding destination, with many different indoor and al fresco ceremony and reception venues to choose from, and serves a wonderful array of proudly South African and fusion-inspired meals that can be enjoyed throughout the day by guests and visitors alike. Keen on dancing? The hotel hosts a dinner dance every Saturday, so whip out those dancing shoes and get ready for an old-school date night like no other!
INDABA HOTEL & SPA - JOHANNESBURG, GAUTENG
The Indaba Hotel & Spa
is located conveniently close to the urban hub of Sandton in Johannesburg, and offers guests an elegant reprieve from this fast-paced atmosphere.
Within striking distance of the OR Tambo International Airport and Lanseria International Airport, you can now enjoy luxury accommodation with modern facilities in one of 260 en-suite, air-conditioned bedrooms.
This makes the Indaba Hotel the perfect place for a destination wedding. Expecting lots of guests from various parts of the country or around the globe?
Or simply looking for a charming destination for a smaller event? The Indaba Hotel
specializes in taking care of your wedding-planning needs from start to finish.
Prepare with a sumptuous spa day, enjoy the luxurious accommodations and facilities on offer and have fun preparing for the big day while their professional team takes care of all the details. See their wedding brochure for more info.
INTOSOL PRIVATE COLLECTION - NATIONAL
Penthouse on Beach
offers luxurious amenities and exceptional views over the Mother City, while Santa Maria Guest House offers self-catering villa accommodation within a stone's throw from the water's edge in Bloubergstrand.
Retreat on Hove
is situated at the heart of Camps Bay, one of the city's trendiest waterside suburbs, with stunning views of Table Mountain, Lion's Head and the Twelve Apostles, not to mention the Atlantic Ocean! Further afield, Edge House No.6 in Simola Golf Estate and Retreat on Cliff in Pezula Golf Estate are both in close proximity to the coastal town of Knysna along the verdant Garden Route.
offers luxury accommodation solutions for couples, families, and groups of friends who want to enjoy an elegant self-catering getaway, fully catered holidays, unforgettable honeymoons and more!
RETREAT ON HOVE - CAMPS BAY, WESTERN CAPE
Ranking among the most exclusive private accommodation options in Cape Town's fashionable suburb of Camps Bay, Retreat on Hove
is a magnificent property that looks out over the glorious vista of Lions Head and the Twelve Apostles Mountain Range.
This expansive 700 square meter living space accommodates up to eight people in four luxurious suites, each with their own designer charm. Epitomising refined enjoyment and sweet relaxation, Retreat on Hove
is best rented out in its entirety for a group of friend or family, but you can just as easily book a single suite with a luxurious breakfast included.
PENTHOUSE ON BEACH - CAPE TOWN, WESTERN CAPE
Nestled high above Table Bay Beach, the private Penthouse on Beach
a magnificent view of the surrounding beaches, Table Mountain and the bustling hub of the Mother City from a sumptuous, sky-high space that covers a vast 350 square meters split over two floors.
This gorgeous property is available for exclusive rental for a maximum of 6 guests on a self-catering basis and is the perfect option for visitors who want a central location from which to explore all that Cape Town and her surrounding Winelands has to offer.
SANTA MARIA BEACH HOUSE - BLOUBERGSTRAND, WESTERN CAPE
One of the few properties located directly above the Atlantic Ocean along Cape Town's Blouberg beachfront, the Santa Maria Beach House and Spa
comprises a stunning residential complex made up of three units, each of which is available for exclusive rental - the perfect choice for families or a small group of friends.
Each unit boasts a comfortable living room that has been equipped with stunning furniture and an elegant dining area adjacent to a beautifully appointed open-plan kitchen, as well as a sundeck with barbecue facilities to make the most of the gorgeous South African weather.
EDGE HOUSE KNYSNA - KNYSNA, WESTERN CAPE
A beautiful retreat along South Africa's verdant Garden Route, Edge House Knysna
offers refined luxury amidst the treetops and fynbos above the Knysna River.
The property offers B&B accommodation and villa rentals in a breath-taking space that was conceived by a renowned US architect who sought to transcend the laws of physics to create an intriguing destination against a seemingly inhospitable cliff face.
ranks among the most luxurious and spectacular accommodation options on the Garden Route and is the perfect option for active couples and families who are keen to participate in a spot of fly-fishing, golfing or hiking in between relaxing treatments at the on-site spa.
RETREAT ON CLIFF - KNYSNA, WESTERN CAPE
Offering exclusive luxury along South Africa's renowned Garden Route, Retreat on Cliff
is a stunning 560 square meter living space that comprises three luxury suites overlooking the Indian Ocean.
This sumptuous bed & breakfast destination is tailor-made for honeymoon couples and romantic getaways - situated amidst the fynbos expanse of the Pezula Golf Estate, it offers utter seclusion, as well as close proximity to quiet beaches and hiking routes for those who enjoy active pursuits as part of their leisure time.
IRENE COUNTRY LODGE - CENTURION, GAUTENG
The historical village of Irene
, Centurion is known for the long and winding oak-lined country lane where cows graze in green pastures.
With lakeside views to rival most paintings, African Pride Irene Country Lodge is a luxury upmarket hotel boasting 75 spacious luxury accommodation rooms, a fine dining restaurant, conference, function and wedding venues, as well as the luxurious and well-appointed Camdeboo Day Spa.
Guests arrive at a haven of peace and tranquillity, and promptly forget that they are in or even near one of South Africa’s busiest metropolitan areas. If you want to enjoy a singular combination of convenience and indulgence, Irene Country Lodge
should be at the top of your list.
ITAGA LUXURY PRIVATE GAME LODGE - BELA BELA, LIMPOPO
Itaga Luxury Private Game Lodge
lies nestled among the foothills of the Waterberg Mountains near Bela Bela in the greater Mabalingwe Nature Reserve - home to the famed Big 5 and only an hour's drive from Pretoria via the N1.
Here guests can indulge in 4-star luxury accommodation in one of eight tastefully appointed, air-conditioned chalets that open onto private patios and feature screened outdoor showers for a true African experience.
The lodge also offers the services of an on-site spa, game drives and archery lessons; and guests can book elephants adventures, horseback safaris, quadbike outings, zipline excursions and more from nearby activity providers.
ISIPHIWO BOUTIQUE HOTEL & SPA - PRETORIA, GAUTENG
Located amidst beautifully manicured gardens, a mere 15 minutes from the bustling city centre of Pretoria, and an hour's drive from Johannesburg metropole, Isiphiwo Boutique Hotel & Spa
is a four-star accommodation venue that prides itself on its welcoming ambience, beautifully designed guest rooms and luxurious amenities.
This stunning destination is tailor-made for romantic getaways, corporate events, leisure holidays and even weddings, with two chapels and reception venues to choose from. Isiphiwo
also has an on-site spa that offers a range of massages, treatments and overnight packages.
JB TRAIN TOURS - NATIONAL
JB Train Tours
has been one of South Africa’s foremost train tour operators since 1975. Their innovative service offering also includes a range of budget train- and bus tours to accommodate schools, church groups, corporates, sport clubs and organisations that require safe, comfortable transport at an affordable rate.
Their luxury tours are facilitated on the inimitable Desert Express and Premier Classe trains and includes everything from week-long meanders between Cape Town and Johannesburg and forays to the Drakensberg, to a Kruger National Park Panorama Route and convivial trips to annual events like the KKNK Art Festival and Two Oceans Marathon.
Rediscover the magic of train travel tour packages with your partner – book a romantic getaway today.
JOHANNESBURG SKYDIVING CLUB - JOHANNESBURG, GAUTENG
From AFF and static line, to tandem jumping and professional classes, there is something for everyone, whether you're looking for a once-off adrenaline rush or would like to make a long-term hobby out of it.
A team of professionals are standing by to ensure that you take to the skies with utmost confidence. A skydiving experience is a great option to celebrate a special occasion like vow renewals, anniversaries and birthdays – nothing says ‘we’re a team’ quite like jumping out of a plane together!
KAGGA KAMMA - CEDERBERG, WESTERN-CAPE
Far away from the city lights, in a vast open space where rock formations frame the horizon, there is a place where lovers of nature can experience a truly unique environment.
Kagga Kamma Nature Reserve
is nestled in the scenic Cederberg Mountains and offers unparalleled 4-star accommodation in one of South Africa's best-loved mountainous regions.
not only offers guests spectacular scenery and absolute tranquillity, but also provides unique accommodation, South African cuisine and fascinating tours and activities, including rock art tours, guided nature drives, quad bike safaris, hiking trails and stargazing at the mini observatory!
Relax at the Kagga Kamma swimming pool while marvelling at the surrounding rock formations; or enjoy a sundowner as the sky changes colour in the late afternoon. There’s so much to enjoy at this beautiful retreat.
KHAYA NDLOVU MANOR HOUSE - HOEDSPRUIT, LIMPOPO
Khaya Ndlovu Manor House
is a breath-taking destination outside of the quaint town of Hoedspruit in the Lowveld. Here, guests can look forward to exceptional accommodation in the midst of the 15000-hectare Blue Canyon Conservancy that is home to four out of the famed Big Five.
This exclusive retreat is a wonderful option for couples, families and group of friends who require polished service, exceptional attention to detail and plenty to see and do throughout their stay. Khaya Ndlovu
offers game drives and walks, as well as Kruger Park day tours.
Guests can also book pampering treatments at an on-site spa and families may make use of childcare services if required. The establishment is tailormade for weddings, and honeymooning couples enjoy the ultimate indulgence. In short - everything you need for a gorgeous bushveld getaway.
KOSMOS MANOR - LITTLE MONACO, NORTH-WEST
Less than an hour from Johannesburg and Pretoria, situated in the heart of the little Monaco of the Hartbeespoort Dam, lies the exclusive Kosmos Manor
Guest house, where a warm greeting awaits you from the friendly team who are on hand to personally welcome and pamper you from arrival to departure.
Whether you are a business person looking for peace and tranquillity after a hard day's work, or a holidaymaker looking to enjoy a unique side of South Africa's many-splendored beauty, Kosmos Manor Guest House at the Hartbeespoort Dam is sure to live up to your discerning expectations.
The guest house also offers conferencing facilities and a wide array of leisure activities. See their website
to find out more about their extensive offering.
KOLOLO GAME RESERVE - VAALWATER, LIMPOPO
Tailormade for romantic getaways and family holidays, Kololo
offers accommodation in a range of upmarket villas and chalets positioned in pristine bushveld surroundings that offer plenty of cycling and hiking opportunities among 'small' wildlife that are allowed to roam free on the reserve.
Excursions are offered to nearby areas, where the toothier animals enjoy spacious, yet secure, living quarters. At Kololo
you can enjoy the wildlife from the comfort of your private terrace or view it from the decks at the restaurant.
Guests can also look forward to a range of leisure options that include everything from swimming sparkling pools to partaking in guided horse safaris!
KRIDZIL HOLIDAY APARTMENTS - MARGATE, KWAZULU-NATAL
Setting off on an adventure with your partner shouldn’t pose logistical issues. Ideally, when the mood strikes, you simply want to throw a few things in a bag, hop in the car and make your way to a beautiful destination where the rest is all taken care of. This is what you’ll find at Kridzil
, fully serviced self-catering holiday accommodation along the beautiful Hibiscus Coast on the South Coast of KwaZulu-Natal.
Margate is renowned for its sunny weather, exceptional beaches and bustling holiday atmosphere. At Kridzil
, adventurous couples enjoy close proximity to many popular after-sunset venues and gorgeous eateries; not to mention a host of activities that include everything from scuba diving and chartered boat trips, to golfing, water skiing and sundowner cruises. Visit their website
for more information.
KURISA MOYA NATURE LODGE - MAGOEBASKLOOF, LIMPOPO
Situated in the verdant Limpopo Province near Magoebaskloof, Kurisa Moya Nature Lodge
is a place of peaceful tranquillity, where forests take the place of highways and footpaths the place of grim office corridors.
Here, guests can get closer to nature, experience the ancient rhythms of life, and enjoy comfortable, unpretentious accommodation in log cabins, beautifully appointed cottages or a spacious farmhouse in private settings that overlook mountains, forests, rivers and bushveld.
As one of SA's top eco-destinations, Kurisa Moya Nature Lodge
is the ultimate destination for couples who want to spend their leisure time in the midst of nature, with plenty of walking paths, hiking trails, MTB tracks and bird walks to explore.
LA BOQUERIA RESTAURANT - JOHANNESBURG, GAUTENG
Every now and again you come across a restaurant with a truly delightful ambience, inventive menu and exciting wine list. This is when you know you have a winning combo that you will return to again and again for date nights, special occasions and more.
My husband and myself recently enjoyed an experience like this at La Boqueria
in Johannesburg. We wanted to try a new restaurant for my birthday, which is always a little bit of a gamble, but this time around it paid off!
We were so impressed with the fantastic food, great service and romantic atmosphere that we will happily give it a 10/10 on all counts and recommend it without the slightest hesitation.
This all-day eatery is great for cosy breakfasts as well - think beautifully roasted single-origin coffee (a must for serious coffee lovers), and decadent brioche buns loaded with bacon and egg.
is known for cooking on live fires and wood ovens, so their food is immensely flavourful. Pull in for a tapas-style lunch (the ceviche is to die for and a great Paleo-friendly meal for diners why try to avoid carbs), or do as we did and enjoy a long, lingering dinner.
My personal recommendation is the Asado de Pulpo paired with a beautifully balanced Keermont Merlot. My husband enjoyed the starter so much he actually ordered a second portion! Leilani - Founder of Date night ideas for couples in SA.
LA DOLCE VITA GUESTHOUSE - HARTBEESPOORT, NOTH-WEST
Embrace all the romance and stylistic flair of Italy when you escape to La Dolce Vita
, a tranquil guest house resting on the edge of the Hartbeespoort Dam, backed by the purple-tinged mountains of the majestic Magaliesberg, just an hour’s drive from the city.
Here you will find a calm oasis infused with the fresh breezes of air and earth, where far-reaching views stretch across luminous expanses of water. Enjoy it all from the serenity luxury rooms and al fresco verandas.
Guests can look forward to delectable cuisine, soul-rejuvenating spa treatments and customised activity packages to suit every taste and budget.
Whether you're looking forward to rekindling the flame with your partner or want to enjoy a luxurious weekend away with the family, La Dolce Vita Guest House
caters to every whim.
LA PETITE DAUPHINE GUEST FARM - FRANSCHOEK, WESTERN CAPE
La Petite Dauphine
is one of those Western Cape accommodation venues that truly astounds. Situated on a working fruit and wine farm in the verdant Franschhoek valley, this inimitable five-star destination delivers on all fronts - the scenery is out of this world, your every whim is catered for and there is nothing more you could want when it comes to absolute luxury and comfort.
Best of all? It's located a mere 2km from the heart of Franschhoek village - a delightful town that is commonly referred to as the gourmet capital of South Africa.
When staying at La Petite Dauphine
5-star guest farm, visitors have the option of staying in one of 9 suites, which includes 3 luxury suites; 2 luxury two-bedroom suites that sleep four; 1 luxury suite that sleeps three; 2 exclusive villa suites; and a junior studio suite.
Breakfast is included in the rate of your stay and can be enjoyed on the on-site restaurant, Café BonBon. This beautiful eatery is situated in a 200-year-old renovated wine cellar on the premises, and also features Veruska's Wine Bar, where diners can enjoy Haut Espoir wines in rustic comfort.
LA VUE GUEST LODGE & FUNCTION VENUE - MULDERSDRIFT, GAUTENG
Situated in the tranquil area of Nooitgedacht, near Muldersdrift, La Vue Guest Lodge & Function Venue
is within close proximity to Sandton, Randburg and Lanseria Airport - making it the perfect destination for couples, families and groups of friends who want to enjoy restful accommodation close to all the major amenities in the Gauteng area.
Spacious and luxurious rooms provide all the makings of a wonderful night's sleep and La Vue
is also fully equipped to host picture-perfect weddings and conferences for up to 100 delegates in true Bushveld style.
LAGOON BEACH HOTEL - CAPE TOWN, WESTERN CAPE
Lagoon Beach Hotel
is a sought-after accommodation, conference and spa venue situated in the vibrant city of Cape Town in the Western Cape.
With over 200 sophisticated en-suite bedrooms and suites, numerous holiday apartments, 14 conference venues, three world class restaurants and a magnificent view over Table Mountain, it's clear why Lagoon Beach Hotel
is ultimate business and leisure destination in the Mother City.
The hotel offers conferencing facilities, wedding and honeymoon packages, as well as a range of exceptional leisure activities for guests who want to make the most of their stay in Cape Town. If it's glamour and modern amenities you're looking for, Lagoon Beach Hotel
is the place to be.
LAPA LANGE GAME LODGE - SOUTHERN NAMIBIA
Surrounded by the majestic beauty of Southern Namibia, Lapa Lange Game Lodge
is built around a waterhole, where guests can view free-roaming wildlife from just about every room.
The lodge comprises a collection of freestanding chalets and luxury suites that feature all the creature comforts required on a safari adventure, as well as peaceful campsites for couples and families who prefer to be closer to nature.
Guests can look forward to a variety of activities, including cheetah feeding, game drives, hiking trails and stargazing. Lapa Lange Game Lodge
also hosts destination weddings in the Namibian wilderness.
Their Elephant Hall can comfortably accommodate up to 200 guests for a dinner dance, while the 360˚ Room is used as a chapel. The lodge offers a turnkey wedding service that includes decor, flowers, the wedding cake, accommodation and more!
LERIBA HOTEL AND SPA - CENTURION, GAUTENG
Leriba Hotel and Spa
is nestled among thirteen hectares of indigenous flora on the banks of the Hennops River in Centurion. It’s strategically located and easily accessible from Pretoria, Johannesburg and the OR Tambo International, as well as Lanseria airport.
This award-winning destination boasts 73 luxurious, en suite rooms, 20 fully equipped conference venues, two a la carte restaurants with walk-in wine cellars, a professional gym and physiotherapist, warm and cool swimming pools, as well as a wide variety of outdoor teambuilding activities.
Additionally, guests enjoy a complimentary shuttle service to and from the Centurion Gautrain Station and Centurion Shopping mall.
LIFE BALLOONING - MAGALIESBERG, GAUTENG
If you are looking for the romance and adventure of a hot air balloon flight, Life Ballooning is the South African activity provider you've been looking for.
Every flight with Life Ballooning is a special occasion, celebrated with in-flight champagne, and memories in the making are captured with an on-board camera so you have a photo memento to treasure at home.
Situated at the heart of Magaliesberg Biosphere Reserve that recently received UNESCO World Heritage status, Life Ballooning's base of operations is a mere 35km from both Johannesburg and Pretoria.
Experience South Africa’s most spectacular scenery from the unique vantage of a hot air balloon - it's something you'll remember for the rest of your life!
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MABALINGWE NATURE RESERVE - BELA BELA, LIMPOPO
is a beautiful nature reserve near the town of Bela Bela that offers a variety of accommodation options for adventurous couples, families and groups of friends.
Out here it’s all about enjoying nature at her unfettered best, so you can expect to feel truly immersed in the untouched bushveld ambience. Mabalingwe
accommodation options include the Kalahari Bush Camp, Kalahari Tent Camp, 4x4 Camp and Pitsi Bush Camp.
MADI-MADI KAROO SAFARI LODGE - OUDTSHOORD, WESTERN CAPE
Situated among the tranquil foothills of the Kammanassie Mountain range near Dysseldorp and Oudtshoorn, Madi-Madi Klein Karoo Safari Lodge
is perched on the scenic banks of the Kammanassie River in a secluded valley where time stands still.
Here guests can sit back and enjoy luxury accommodation in one of two Executive Riverfront Cottages, two Luxury Suites or two Superior Riverfront Cottages.
This elegantly appointed Little Karoo destination also offers real South African cuisine, starting with bush breakfasts after your guided game drive or a relaxing breakfast cooked on an open fire in the lodge, picnic lunches or lunch platters to enjoy in the privacy of your suite, or outside overlooking the river before heading out to end the day with a sunset river cruise.
Guests can also indulge in a variety of activities, including nature drives, fishing, guided horseback adventures, informative bird viewing excursions, guided Bushman trails, spa treatments and stargazing. In short - it's the ultimate little Karoo getaway for discerning couples.
MAGALIES MOUNTAIN LODGE - HARTBEESPOORT, NORTH WEST
Situated between Pretoria and Hartbeespoort Dam, bordering Gauteng and the North-West Province, Magalies Mountain Lodge
is a private guest lodge at the foot of the majestic Magalies mountains.
Here guests can leave the bustle of the city behind to enjoy unspoiled surroundings and indulge in everything from breath-taking outdoor adventures to relaxing spa sessions. The lodge's extensive facilities include stylish, yet affordable accommodation, an in-house restaurant, spa, pub and wedding venue.
Accommodation is provided in a selection of double rooms and rondavels with a choice of a bath or shower; and there is a range of getaway and lifestyle packages available to suit a variety of budgets. Magalies Mountain Lodge
is the perfect place to enjoy a romantic getaway or book a luxury spa day to enjoy with your partner.
MALIBA LODGE - LESOTHO
Located at the heart of a pristine national park in the Mountain Kingdom of Lesotho, Maliba Lodge
is the only 5-star luxury accommodation venue in the entire country.
This picturesque destination is just over 4 hours' drive from OR Tambo International in Johannesburg and offers a variety of accommodation options, including all-inclusive luxury units and self-catering lodges.
Maliba also has an on-site spa, children's entertainment area, gourmet restaurant and a host of passionate staff members who take immense pride in providing seamless, fuss-free service.
This award-winning Lesotho lodge is the perfect option for active couples on a getaway and even families with kids. There is plenty to see and do, including hiking, bird watching, 4x4 routes, archery, horse riding, swimming, village and community visits and even a dinosaur footprint tour!
There are also a number of popular travel destinations to explore nearby, including Clarens, the Liphofung Caves, Bokong Nature Reserve, Katse Dam and more! In short, Maliba Lodge
is the perfect place from which to discover the many marvels of Lesotho.
MANGWANANI AFRICAN SPA - NATIONAL, SOUTH AFRICA
Mangwanani African Spa
came into existence in 2002, when Erin Limbert, the company’s dynamic CEO, first set into motion the realisation of her dream to create a wellness retreat where South Africans could experience true head-to-toe indulgence.
With branches in Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, as well as the Eastern- and Western Cape, Mangwanani African Spa offers a range of indulgent treatments that combine age-old African wisdom with contemporary techniques.
Whether you want to enjoy some time off on your own, are interested in a couple's retreat or would like to treat a few of your girlfriends to an afternoon of pampering, Mangwanani African Spa
is the place to be.
MENLYN BOUTIQUE HOTEL - PRETORIA
Menlyn Boutique Hotel
is one of those rare Pretoria accommodation venues that succeeds in combining luxury and tranquillity with an inimitably artful approach to its overall look and feel.
Here, discerning visitors can look forward to detailed and personalised service and truly stunning surroundings that have been curated with an expert eye. Conveniently located at the heart of Tshwane, right across the way from the famous Menlyn Shopping Mall, this sought-after hotel is easily accessible from Johannesburg and the OR Tambo International airport, making it the ideal option for both business and leisure travellers.
The venue comprises 6 Express Rooms, 10 Standard Rooms, 2 self-catering units, 8 Executive Rooms and 1 Presidential Room. The Menlyn Boutique Hotel luxury collection also includes Fifty Seven Waterberg, a five-star lodge in the Welgevonden private game reserve. Guests can also look forward to an on-site restaurant and spa at the hotel.
The Black Bamboo offers five-star South African fine dining at its best; while the Beauty Within Salon & Spa provides a full range of wellness treatments. The venue is also available for exclusive hire to host boutique weddings of up to 100 guests. For more information, visit their website
MNARANI CLUB - KENYA
Get into the holiday feeling, with the tropical island vibe of beautiful Mnarani
. Located on the edge of Kilifi Creek in Kenya, with its own private beach and onsite diving and water sports centres – you simply can’t go wrong!
Fragrant Frangipanis, colourful flowers, an interesting variety of leaf plants and all sorts of other wonders flourish in the coastal environment, and can be found along walkways throughout this piece of paradise; creating an atmosphere of total relaxation and pure bliss.
Celebrate your shared future, your forever, at the fabled Mnarani; an incredibly romantic and beautiful beach wedding venue and the perfect honeymoon destination to commemorate your first adventure as Mr and Mrs.
MONATE GAME LODGE - MODIMOLLE, LIMPOPO
Discover the gem of the bushveld! Monate Game Lodge
is an elegant and peaceful break-away retreat where guests can enjoy the tranquillity of the bush while being treated like royalty.
Monate Game Lodge
is nestled in manicured gardens on a 1839-hectare private reserve in the Limpopo Province, within easy reach of the Gauteng area. It is home to abundant wildlife including buffalo, lion, giraffe, hippopotamus, zebra, a large variety of antelope and almost 50% of the bird species found in South Africa.
This malaria-free area is beautiful in its diversity, ranging from open plains to typical bushveld and interesting rocky outcrops, caves and koppies - the perfect place to enjoy the quintessential South African safari.
MONTAGU COUNTRY HOTEL - MONTAGU, WESTERN CAPE
The Montagu Country Hotel
is your home away from home. Strategically located in the part of the Western Cape where you have direct access to Route 62, the Klein Karoo Winelands, and a vast selection of scenic routes to walk or cycle, this is your perfect getaway spot.
The Montagu Country Hotel
boasts 31 beautifully furnished en-suite bedrooms, a conference centre and restaurant. With an on-site wellness centre and spa for all your relaxation and massage therapy needs, the Montagu Country Hotel
is definitely one of the Western Cape's hidden gems and a must-visit destination for discerning travellers from all walks of life.
MONTAGU SPRINGS - MONTAGU, WESTERN CAPE
Are you on the lookout for your next fun-filled family getaway destination? Or perhaps you and your partner enjoy uncovering new and exciting places to get closer to nature in the Western Cape? Look no further than Montagu Springs
– an ideal holiday destination within two hours’ drive from Cape Town.
In short, it’s the ideal place to relax and unwind with your family, a group of friends or even just your partner. The area is absolutely gorgeous, so try to make a long weekend of it so you can drink in the many sights along the famous Route 62 that leads to Montagu Springs
. There are many wonderful wine farms to visit and quaint stopovers to enjoy.
For more information regarding the accommodation and activities available at Montagu Springs
, visit their website
MOYEN SKIN AND WELLNESS - MIDSTREAM, GAUTENG
There are certain wellness destinations that stand out from the rest – stunningly tranquil wellness centres with a restful, serene atmosphere where you can step away from the rigours of your day-to-day life to enjoy a few hours of well-deserved rest and recuperation. Moyen Skin & Wellness
is one of these remarkable wellness centres.
Couples are invited to book double treatments in their signature double suite, and groups can indulge in convivial pedicure and manicure sessions in a specially tailored lounge. Naturally, there are also completely private treatment rooms for visitors who prefer to enjoy their treatments alone.
For more information regarding Moyen Skin & Wellness
, visit their website
or get in touch with their reservations team directly. Selfcare is such an important part of taking care of your relationship – remember to take the time to indulge in some pampering; it’s more important than you think.
MAPUNGUBWE NATIONAL PARK & WORLD HERITAGE SITE, LIMPOPOMapungubwe National Park and World Heritage Site
is the ideal destination for couples and families who are interested in wildlife and birds, as well as those who are in search of serenity and a break from the bustle of day-to-day life.
Accommodation is available at Leokwe Camp, Limpopo Forest Tented Camp, Tshugulu Lodge (luxury stay for up to 12 guests in 6 bedrooms), Vhembe Wilderness Camp (rustic and unplugged to the core!), and Mazhou Camping Site, which caters for ten caravans and tents.
Visitors can look forward to a variety of activity options, including a museum tour that highlights the park's amazing landscapes, heritage tours, game drives, morning guided walks, bush braais, as well as tree top walks. The park also caters for small weddings and special events.
This exquisite park
is a wonderful getaway destination and should feature on every active couple's bucket list.
MARAKELE NATIONAL PARK - NYLSTROOM, LIMPOPO
Situated in the heart of the Waterberg Mountains, Marakele National Park
takes its moniker from the Tswana word for 'place of sanctuary', and truly lives up to this name.
This stunning park in the transitional zone between the dry western and moister eastern regions of South Africa is home to an impressive array of wildlife and the ideal destination for active couples and nature-loving families. Accommodation is available at Tlopi Tented Camp (safari tents and guest cottages), Bontle Rest Camp (36 camp sites and 10 tented units with private verandas), and Concession Lodge, a luxury lodge on a 23 000-hectare private concession within the park.
Visitors can look forward to stunning scenery, exceptional fauna and flora, as well as a host of activity options. This includes bird watching, game viewing, mountain pass trails, morning & sunset drives and bush walks, as well as 4x4 eco trails. This beautiful park is the ideal getaway spot for adventurous couples with a love of the great outdoors – book your spot today
MOLEDI GORGE - MAGALIESBERG, NORTH WEST
Looking for a scenic sanctuary for your next getaway? Moledi should be at the top of your list. This exceptionally well-appointed destination in the North West Province of South Africa is situated just north of Magaliesburg.
Here, guests can look forward to sumptuous accommodation in a gorgeous bush villa that overlooks an expansive gorge. This singular 8-suite venue is tailormade for discerning travellers who value privacy and relaxation in a luxurious environment.
boasts everything couples, groups of friends and families will require for a delightful stay, including an on-site wine cellar with private dining room, a games room with DStv, a spa with steam room, two bomas and even a hammock picnic garden!
MOOIPLAAS WEDDING & FUNCTION VENUE - NYLSTROOM, LIMPOPOMooiplaas Wedding & Function Venue
specialises in the creation of beautiful events to celebrate your special day. Here you can say your vows under a giant Wildfig tree against the backdrop of a lush granadilla orchard, or get married at one of the stunning churches in Nylstroom and host your ceremony at the venue, which is only 10km from town.
has a hall that can accommodate up to 300 guests and offers a fully-customisable wedding feast that can be tailored to your specifications. Their standard wedding package includes venue rental, set-up and breakdown, servers and barmen, all cutlery and crockery, a three-course meal, a fully-licensed cash bar and wine cellar, as well as the services of a wedding coordinator on the day.
Accommodation is available on the premises at Mooiplaas Lodge (4 chalets and a 6-bedroom house), and at sister venue Valleyview Bush Lodge about 22km from the farm. In short – everything you need to host the perfect wedding!
MORGAN BAY HOTEL - MORGAN BAY, EASTERN CAPE
Experience the majestic beauty of South Africa's Wild Coast at the Morgan Bay Hotel
. This sought-after, family-friendly destination is situated less than an hour's drive from East London and is a restful haven overlooking the ocean, against a dramatic backdrop of breath-taking cliffs.
Morgan Bay Hotel
offers comfortable, relaxing dinner, bed & breakfast accommodation that is tailor-made for couples on romantic getaways, families with children, as well as groups of friends. The hotel also hosts weddings and private functions and boasts an on-site beauty spa, restaurant, pub and beach boutique - everything you need to enjoy a fun-filled holiday from start to finish.
Keep an eye out for their midweek specials and winter promos! Now is the time to create lasting memories at Morgan Bay Hotel
MORRUMBENE BEACH RESORT, MOZAMBIQUE
Morrumbene Beach Resort
is located in the Inhambane Province of Mozambique. With picturesque beaches, coconut trees and landscapes of contrasting beauty, the serenity of this sought-after destination will undoubtedly capture your heart.
Morrumbene Beach Resort
is a tranquil oasis set right on the beach front, the perfect place from which to explore the beautiful surroundings or stay put and enjoy the serenity of a true Mozambican getaway.
The resort offers 8 self-catering chalets in various configurations that sleep between 6 and 10 guests each. Guests can look forward to a fully-equipped kitchen, braai facilities, cleaning services as well as a surf launch beach that is perfect for all sorts of water-based activities - the perfect set-up for an active family holiday or getaway with a group of friends!
NETFLORIST - KNYSNA, WESTERN CAPE
Nothing says ‘I love you’ like an unexpected bunch of flowers or carefully chosen gift delivered at your desk. NetFlorist
, NetGifts, NetJewel and NetPerfume leverages world class technology and global sourcing, enabling you to send bouquets, arrangements, gifts, perfumes and a wide range of quality jewellery and watches to loved ones, friends and associates both locally and around the world. It’s as simple as choosing your gift, entering the delivery address, paying via a secure payment porthole and sitting back to answer that happy call once it’s been delivered. Now you can shower your loved ones with affection even if you’re not there in person.
NORTHSTAR AVIATION - JOHANNESBURG, GAUTENG
offers exclusive, romantic flights over Johannesburg and Hartbeespoort Dam in Gauteng, South Africa. Celebrate your anniversary or birthday in style, or indulge in a idyllic night flight over the City of Gold on your next date night.
As accredited scenic flight providers, the Northstar Aviation
team goes out of their way to create idyllic outings for adventurous couples. This includes everything from a 30-minute couple flight with champagne and chocolates, to a 60-minute flight over Hartbeespoort Dam, a romantic night flight for two and a range of bespoke VIP experience for when you really feel like dialling up the glamour.
Aside from scenic flights over Johannesburg, Northstar Aviation
also offers day flights to Sun City and various popular game lodges, as well as chartered services to Botswana and Namibia. Take to the air in style with Northstar Aviation - Date Night Ideas' preferred supplier of romantic flights in Johannesburg.
OAKFIELD - MULDERSDRIFT, GAUTENG
Situated in Muldersdrift, close to Johannesburg and Pretoria, Oakfield Farm
is a beautiful country venue set in 72 acres of manicured gardens and sweeping fields. With 22 years' experience hosting weddings and other special events, this exceptional destination has various spectacular settings to choose from, as well as on-site accommodation to house the bridal party, a dedicated wedding planner and talented chefs to tailor your dream menu.
truly has it all - a beautiful location that can be adapted to suit any style and ambience, well-trained staff members to make your event planning a breeze and an exclusive list of professional suppliers to enhance your big event.
PICNIC PANTRY - CHARTWELL NORTH ESTATES, GAUTENG
offers bespoke picnic baskets and al fresco decor for special get-togethers with family and friends. Their beautifully tailored picnic packages are also perfect for outdoor weddings - they can create a special outdoor event according to your budget and theme - not to mention anniversaries, birthdays, engagements, baby showers, farewell parties, team building events and more.
They also cater corporate year-end parties, airport group transfers, as well as preparing client gift baskets and meeting platters. When it comes to picnic catering, baskets, bio-degradable boxes and al fresco decor in Gauteng, look no further than Picnic Pantry
PINE LAKE MARINA - SEDGEFIELD, WESTERN CAPE
Pine Lake Marina
should be on every couple's romantic bucket list. This extraordinary Garden Route resort is located only 5km from Sedgefield on the banks of the Swartvlei Lake in the middle of the Garden Route National Reserve. It offers a variety of self-catering accommodation with units that range from 2 to 10-sleepers, with views over the lake or garden.
All units have a fully-equipped kitchen and dining area that leads onto a patio with a braai and garden furniture. They also offer accommodation for animal-lovers who travel with smaller dogs. Best of all is that there are 20+ on-site resort activities to enjoy, as well as indoor play centres, games areas, a gym, tennis courts, putt-putt, Jacuzzis and no less than five swimming pools to enjoy (1 heated).
Pine Vibe also offers a lovely menu with speciality cocktails for a romantic dinner or lunch. Or order a picnic basket and enjoy a lunch on the lake by boat!
PRIMI ROYAL - CAMPS BAY, WESTERN CAPE
Situated along the sought-after Camps Bay seafront, the Primi Royal hotel
is a 4-star accommodation venue that offers magnificent views of the Twelve Apostles peaks and Camps Bay beach. Here, discerning couples can look forward to an inimitable romantic ambience underpinned by good value for money and exceptionally beautiful surroundings.
The Primi Royal
offers 10 unique, air-conditioned units that include Standard No View, Standard Sea View, Classic Sea View and Superior Sea View Suite options. All rooms (except one) offer stunning views over the Atlantic Ocean, and the Superior Suites enjoy access to a private balcony with a spa bath or splash pool.
Breakfast is served in the communal dining and guests have access to complimentary Wi-Fi, a splash pool, sun deck, as well as free on-site parking and 24h reception. There is no better place from which to explore the many marvels of the Mother City - the perfect destination for a lingering couple's getaway.
PIGALLE - CAPE TOWN, WESTERN CAPE
Well-known as the perfect venue for a stylish evening out, Pigalle
in Green Point, Cape Town offers guests live entertainment from their dance floor alongside superb dinner courses. Renowned for fresh seafood and a great selection of steaks, the restaurant's menu comprises of classic dishes with subtle Portuguese influences.
The venue includes a spacious cigar lounge and private dining room, and is versatile enough to accommodate private functions like engagement parties and intimate wedding receptions. It's also the ideal destination for an elegant date night or proposal dinner.
No matter what the occasion, Pigalle
always delivers superb service, exceptional food and a understated, romantic ambience.
PRIMI SEA CASTLE - CAMPS BAY, WESTERN CAPE
Situated along the sought-after Camps Bay seafront, the Primi Sea Castle
hotel is a 4-star accommodation venue that offers magnificent views of the Twelve Apostles peaks and Camps Bay beach. Here, discerning couples can look forward to an inimitable romantic ambience underpinned by good value for money and exceptionally beautiful surroundings.
The Primi Royal offers 10 individually-decorated units that include Standard No View, Standard Sea View and Classic Sea View Suite options. The Classic Suites all have private balconies, of which one comes equipped with a private spa bath.
Breakfast is served in the communal dining and guests have access to complimentary Wi-Fi, a splash pool, sun deck, as well as 24h reception and convenient free street parking. There is no better place
from which to explore the many marvels of the Mother City - the perfect destination for a lingering couple's getaway.
PROTEK - NIGEL, GAUTENG
Create a gorgeous outdoor environment with Protek
to enjoy with your partner and make a few memories in the process. Protek offers a comprehensive range of home and garden pest control and plant nutrition solutions for avid gardening couples or beginners alike.
Keep your prized garden lush and vibrant with the help of Protek's innovative fertilisers, insecticides, herbicides, fungicides and more. Available from all leading hardware stores, nurseries, chain stores, cooperatives and independent retailers, Protek's
range of easy-to-use products makes gardening a breeze.
RIVERSTONE LODGE - MULDERSDRIFT, GAUTENG
in Muldersdrift offers 3-star accommodation on the scenic banks of the Crocodile River, within easy reach of Pretoria, Johannesburg and Lanseria Airport.
This elegant destination offers stylish accommodation in spacious rooms that feature all the comforts of home, including 12 executive suits that overlook the river, 36 twin rooms with private patios that open onto the shared swimming pool area and one superior suite with its own private garden and splash pool.
also boasts an on-site restaurant, Driftwood Cafe, which has an innovative menu that features South African and Portuguese classics, as well as an extensive wine list.
Best of all? You can host your wedding or special event in one of four venues - the Savuti, Okavango and Savannah halls are situated on the banks of the Crocodile River, while the smaller Kalagadi venue is situated in the middle of the lodge amongst lush beautiful landscaped gardens, Koi Ponds and the pool lapa.
RIVONIA BED & BREAKFAST - SANDTON, GAUTENG
Rivonia Bed & Breakfast
is a luxury four-star accommodation venue in the upmarket suburb of Sandton, north of the bustling metropolis of Johannesburg. This multi-award winning B&B is the ideal 'home away from home' for business- and leisure travellers, wedding groups and out-of-town shoppers.
With 50 freestanding en suite units (self-catering bed-sitters and double rooms with coffee and tea making facilities), as well as seven family units for couples with kids, there is plenty of accommodation options to choose from.
Add secure on-site parking, an Internet workstation, complimentary Wi-Fi and DStv, daily cleaning and a laundry service to the deal, and you can see why Rivonia Bed & Breakfast
is so popular with South Africans and foreigners alike.
ROYAL ELEPHANT HOTEL & CONFERENCE CENTRE - CENTURION, GAUTENG
The Royal Elephant Hotel & Conference Centre
is situated on the scenic banks of the Hennops River in Centurion. Here guests can enjoy tasteful North African elegance at its best and revel in personalised service and seamless attention to detail on the part of each and every Royal Elephant
Tailormade for discerning couples, families and groups of friends who want to enjoy a gorgeous Moroccan atmosphere on South African soil, the Royal Elephant has it all - a stunning venue for private events, themed parties and conferences; an on-site restaurant, wine cellar, cigar lounge and resident's bar; and accommodation options that range from luxury rooms to family suites.
ROVOS RAIL - PRETORIA, WESTERN CAPERovos Rail
is a luxury South African train safari operator that covers the sub-continent of Africa with a variety of journeys. This includes trips between Cape Town and Pretoria; Pretoria and Durban; Pretoria and the Victoria Falls; Pretoria and Namibia; Cape Town and Dar es Salaam; the African Golf Collage between Pretoria, Kruger Park, Durban and Cape Town; and more.
The train is also available for private hire, subject to availability, and for hunting safaris. Recapture the romance and atmosphere of a bygone era as you step aboard reconditioned wood-panelled coaches and enjoy fine cuisine in five-star luxury.
A Rovos Rail
journey is the perfect option for honeymooners in search of an elegant getaway, and could also be a very unique destination for a proposal. Accommodation is available in various configurations, including Royal Suites (±16 sqm), Deluxe Suites (±10 sqm), and Pullman Suites (±7 sqm).
Revel in the atmosphere of an era when elegance reigned supreme with Rovos Rail
SANI VALLEY NATURE LODGES - DRAKENBERG
Sani Valley Lodge
is a private nature lodge only 2 hours' drive from Durban. It sits within the dramatic Drakensberg mountain range, borders a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is the closest luxury lodge to the famous Sani Pass.
The reserve has a very limited number of secluded luxury lodges designed to accommodate couples, families and small groups, all with the choice of full/self catering. Within the valley sits one of the largest privately owned lakes in South Africa.
The lodges are scattered on the edge of the lake which is surrounded by a variety of antelope, zebra, baboons and other wildlife. This is one of the very few animal reserves in the Drakensberg, further enhanced by the vast lake which attracts unparalleled birdlife. In short - a wildlife experience unlike any other!
SEASIDE COTTAGES - CAPE TOWN, WESTERN CAPE
If you're yearning for the quaint blue-shuttered Greek-style whitewashed houses, the tinkling of boat masts in the breeze and brightly coloured fishing vessels scattered along the shore, the Seaside Cottages
in Paternoster are right up your alley.
Situated at the edge of a cluster of village homes above the beach, Seaside Cottages 1 and 2 are two open-plan cottages with magnificent views of the sea and beach.
This self-catering destination
is the perfect option for couples or a family of four - each cottage boasts a spectacular 4×5 metre rim-flow infinity swimming pool, spacious open plan kitchen, dining and lounge area, all furnished in old French style with whitewashed walls and its own indoor fireplace.
SHARK CAGE DIVING - DURBAN, KWAZULU-NATAL
Shark Cage Diving KZN
specialises in cage diving experiences with sharks, and is operated by scuba diving expert John Miller who is a pioneer in the practice in KwaZulu-Natal. John has 25 years of scuba diving experience, both in diving with sharks and diving coral reefs.
He, together with his experienced team, will ensure you have the most unforgettable shark diving experience. The Shark Cage Diving KZN
team has great respect for the natural underwater world and take a holistic approach to shark diving, that allows you to enjoy close encounters with Great White Sharks, Tiger Sharks, Blacktip Sharks, Dusky Sharks, Zambezi Sharks without disrupting their natural habitat.
Book now for the thrill of a lifetime!
SHERATON SOMA BAY RESORT
Located along the serene Soma Bay Peninsula on the eastern shores of the world-famous Red Sea, the Sheraton Soma Bay
enjoys a spectacular location that accentuates its singular, dramatic architecture, which was inspired by the Karnak Temple in Luxor. However, that’s where the similarities with this ancient structure end.
Once you walk through the doors of the Sheraton, you are in the lap of luxury, with every whim catered for and every need satisfied. Think large, spacious rooms and suites in a variety of configurations to suit every lifestyle requirement.
SKIETBAAN - PRETORIA, GAUTENG
Situated in the N4 Gateway Park in Pretoria Oos, Skietbaan
is a shooting range that allows men and women from all walks of life to indulge in the singular excitement of handling a firearm in a safe environment. Shooting is an ideal activity if you want to blow off steam and simultaneously improve at a demanding activity in a measurable way.
offers thirteen shooting stations, automatic target retrieval with 30m range, as well as a range of pistols and rifles to try at your leisure. If you choose to return more than once, they also keep a detailed log of all your shoots so you can improve your skill and marksmanship.
SONDELA NATURE RESERVE & SPA - BELA BELA, LIMPOPO
Located in the verdant Limpopo province, Sondela Nature Reserve & Spa
is one of South Africa's most popular holiday resorts. This private camp offers a wonderful variety of high-quality accommodation options that range from 4-star self-catering chalets and 5-star, butler-serviced accommodation in the Country House, to a beautifully appointed caravan park and convivial tented camp.
Tailor-made for active families and nature-loving couples, Sondela
offers a great selection of activities that include game drives, guided horse trails and quad bike adventures, bush expeditions, rental bicycles, an animal farm yard, organised poolside games, bird viewing excursions, traditional kleilat games, a 4x4 obstacle course and more!
The on-site spa boasts trained therapists, quality products and assorted treatments have been carefully selected to enhance your overall experience at this welcoming and truly relaxing retreat. In short - everything you need for a rewarding getaway with your partner or family.
STONECUTTERS LODGE - DULLSTROOM, MPUMALANGA
is a luxuriously appointed country accommodation venue situated between Dullstroom and Lydenburg. Here, guests are invited to shrug off the slog of everyday life to relax and emerge rejuvenated.
The lodge features an array of self-catering accommodation units that can sleep two, four or seven guests – so it’s tailormade for couples, families and groups of friends who want to reconnect and enjoy the unfettered beauty of natural abundance.
For more information on this spellbinding destination, visit the Stonecutters Lodge website
or get in touch with their reservations team directly.
STRANDLOPER OCEAN BOUTIQUE HOTEL - PATERNOSTER, WESTERN CAPE
Hidden away on the shores of the authentic fishing village of Paternoster, only 90 minutes’ drive from Cape Town, Strandloper Ocean Boutique Hotel
is an inimitable seaside destination with immeasurable charm.
Here guests can relax and unwind in 14 exquisite on-suite rooms and suites that feature a fusion of beach style and contemporary luxury interiors, each with either a private enclosed courtyard or its own terrace that opens onto breath-taking views of the ocean and vast nature surrounds.
Here you can take the time to simply be, or, if you’re feeling more adventurous, set off on an endless beach walk in search of whales and dolphins, hop onto a bicycle for a leisurely ride or take to the waves in a kayak. Paternoster is a seafood mecca, a gourmet destination for travellers in search of the ultimate meal.
The hotel creates inspired cuisine with a local and organic slant at their intimate restaurant, which also serves up breath-taking views of the surroundings. Indulge in the ultimate Strandloper Ocean luxury, a sensual Spa experience that reflects the soul and the ancient, healing secrets of Africa. By using only naturally harvested botanical ingredients a memorable, relaxing treatment experience is created.
A romantic venue for couples, honeymooners or anyone looking for some special me-time, the Strandloper Ocean Boutique Hotel
offers the best of fuss-free, luxury West Coast hospitality.
SUDWALA LODGE - NELSPRUIT, MPUMALANGA
Are you planning a romantic getaway to Mpumalanga? Whether you’re in the mood for a quick visit or a full on romantic escape, there’s nowhere better to enjoy some of the most scenic sights South Africa has to offer, than the Panorama Route.
Aside from the scenic views and historical sites found throughout this picturesque region, visitors flock here to experience its wealth of fauna and flora. Sudwala Lodge
is located in a spellbinding wooded valley near the Sudwala Caves and Dinosaur Park, which makes it the perfect gateway to the Panorama Route. Visit their website
for more information.
SUMMERFIELDS ROSE RETREAT & SPA - HAZYVIEW, MPUMALANGA
Located near Hazyview, Mpumalanga, just 10km from Phabeni Gate of Kruger National Park and right on the doorstep of the Panorama Route, Summerfields Rose Retreat & Spa
is a 5-star, family-owned retreat on the scenic banks of the Sabie River.
This sought-after destination offers luxury accommodation in 12 tented suites and one premier timber suite, all of whom have access to two restaurants that serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Summerfields
is the ultimate destination for relaxation and tranquillity on a pristine working farm beside the Sabie River. Book your spot now and experience barefoot luxury at its finest.
SUPREME SHARKS - VAN DYKS BAY, WESTERN CAPE
Shark cage diving is one of the top attractions in South Africa. Whether you are in Cape Town on holiday or looking for a unique adrenalin rush, this exciting water-based leisure pursuit is the answer. Supreme Sharks
offers an experienced team and state-of-the-art equipment to make your shark cage diving experience truly memorable!
No diving experience is required and all equipment is provided. They also offer breaching and cage diving combo tours that allow guests to view sharks as they hunt in their natural habitat before viewing them up-close in the galvanised steel cage.
Best of all, Supreme Sharks
offers a unique guarantee - if you don't see a shark on your excursion, your next trip is free of charge!
THABA ECO HOTEL - JOHANNESBURG, GAUTENG
Surrounded by Johannesburg’s Klipriviersberg Nature Reserve, Thaba Eco Hotel
is known for offering luxurious accommodation in Johannesburg, as well as hosting successful functions, facilitating dream weddings and creating delicious dining experiences.
With an authentic commitment to ecology and conservation, this beautiful destination should be at the top of the list of couples who enjoy the great outdoors.
you can immerse yourself in stunning views over the dramatic quartzite ridges of the Klipriviersberg, the undulating peaks and troughs of the Klipriviers Valley, and the countless small details that make local animals and indigenous plants, flowers and landscapes so special.
THE CORNER HOUSE - FRANSCHHOEK, WESTERN CAPE
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.
THE OUTPOST LODGE - KRUGER NATIONAL PARK, LIMPOPO
If a visit to the Kruger National Park has always been on your bucket list, The Outpost
should be your first port of call when it comes to secluded, luxury accommodation.
Situated in the wildest and most remote part of the renowned Kruger Park, The Outpost offers exclusive luxury accommodation in a wilderness area that is known for abundant wildlife species that aren't always evident in other regions of the park.
Here, guests can look forward to sightings of large elephant- and buffalo herds, Nyala and diverse flora that ranges from Mopane Woodlands to Fever Tree Forests. Visit their website
for more information.
THE GADGET SHOP, NATIONAL
Founded on amazing inspiration, fed on passion and grown with determination, The GADGET Shop
is a one-stop destination for everything electronic, intelligent, technological and FUN!
Specialising in the latest high-tech equipment, gadgets and super-toys, this innovative company has stores throughout South Africa and also offers a user-friendly online porthole where tech geeks (and their loving partners!) can peruse a carefully curated selection of boy toys, computer accessories, gifts, promotional products and more.
This includes everything from remote control helicopters, collectable toys, paint ball guns, puzzles and robotics, to wearable imagery, hoverboards, 3D printers, GPS travel accessories and drones of all shapes and sizes. In short - if your partner is into tech stuff, this is the perfect place to find the ultimate anniversary, birthday and Christmas gift.
THE VIEW BOUTIQUE HOTEL - JOHANNESBURG, GAUTENG
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.
THE WALDEN HOUSE - CAPE TOWN, WESTERN CAPE
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.
THONGA BEACH LODGE - MABIBI BEACH, KWAZULU-NATAL
Thonga Beach Lodge
is set on the pristine shores of the Maputuland Coast in KwaZulu-Natal, which forms part of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park that was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1992.
Here guests will find a magical place of coastal forests, grasslands, shimmering lakes and exquisite sandy beaches with clear, warm waters that provide excellent snorkelling and off-shore SCUBA diving opportunities. The 24-bed luxury lodge is the ideal place to discover one of Africa’s last unspoilt wilderness beaches.
Accommodation is provided in 12 thatched bush suites with either ocean- or forest views, while the Deluxe Ocean Views room also boast private plunge pools. The suites are positioned to afford maximum privacy and minimal environmental impact. Excellent cuisine can be enjoyed al fresco on the dining deck or beach deck overlooking the sea.
In short, the perfect spot for a luxurious, romantic getaway.
THOMPSONS HOLIDAYS, NATIONAL
Getting ready to jet off on your honeymoon, looking for a gorgeous proposal destination, or simply in the mood to treat your partner to an unforgettable getaway? Look no further than Thompsons Holidays
As the leading South African travel wholesaler that specialises in the needs of leisure travellers based in Southern Africa, the team at Thompsons
has nearly 4 decades' worth of experience in providing a carefully curated selection of holidays to some of the world's most sought-after destinations.
This includes unbelievable deals and value-added packages, as well as specialist tours like cruises, sports travel, escorted tours and self-drive excursions. No matter where you're headed, Thompson's
will get you there safely, affordably and conveniently. Bon voyage!
TRANQUIL NEST - HAZYVIEW, MPUMALANGA
Hazyview is fast becoming the hub of Mpumalanga, catering to local and international visitors. Tranquil Nest
is conveniently situated adjacent to the R40 between White River and Hazyview, making it a conveniently located Mpumalanga holiday resort.
Each chalet is nestled amongst indigenous trees, overlooking the Sabie River Valley which lies at the edge of the escarpment of the misty Drakensberg Mountains; various animals frequent the grounds, including Zebra, Impala, Kudu and Wildebeest to name a few.
offers a variety of accommodation options, including chalets, caravan sites and family-style A-Frame houses. Guests can also look forward to all sorts of leisure activities, including golf, tennis, bowling, and an array of exciting day excursions.
TSHWENE LODGE, LIMPOPO
If it is unbridled luxury in a stunning African location you want, Tshwene Lodge
is the place to be. It's very seldom that you find such a beautifully-appointed getaway destination that ticks all the luxury travel boxes, but Tshwene Lodge delivers on all fronts: location, accommodation, amenities, cuisine, wildlife proximity and more!
First of all, let's talk location. It's an exclusive lodge comprising five standard suites and one ridiculously romantic honeymoon suite, set among a verdant canopy of trees overlooking the stunning vistas afforded by the rugged Taaibos River valley below.
UMTHUNZI HOTEL - UMTENTWENI, KWAZULU-NATAL
Situated on the sun-drenched southern coast of KwaZulu-Natal, Umthunzi Hotel & Conference
is an upmarket 3-star hotel and venue that offers a stunning setting at exceedingly affordable rates.
A mere hour's drive from Durban, the hotel enjoys sweeping ocean vistas and a tranquil ambience perfectly suited to a family holiday, romantic getaway or even a wedding or vow renewal. The hotel
also boasts a sought-after on-site restaurant, 30ᴼ SOUTH, where guests can sit down to exceptional meals, expertly prepared by chefs with a passion for South African and international cuisine.
Put this award-winning hotel at the top of your bucket list and get ready to enjoy exceptional service as you explore a piece of paradise.
UNDER THE COVERS, NATIONAL
Under The Covers
is a tasteful digital platform that promotes passion, romance and everything that goes along with it. As a division of Date Night Ideas, Under The Covers caters for the more intimate needs of our readership, including everything from bedroom aids and personal pleasure products to curated content on a wide array of amorous topics.
After all, sex is a natural extension of every loving relationship and taking care of your intimate needs as a couple is as important as taking care of your emotional needs. Visit Under The Covers
to find interesting ways to keep things exciting in the boudoir and bolster the longevity of your intimate relationship.
UURPAN LODGE - SCHEIZER-RENEKE, NORTH-WEST
is a 4-star accommodation venue 10km outside of the small town of Schweizer-Reneke in the North West Province. Here, guests can look forward to a tranquil environment, with buffalos grazing nearby as the sun sets on yet another wonderful day.
comprises 13 beautifully appointed bedrooms that overlook the fields where game roam freely and features all the amenities required for a comfortable, catered stay. Uurpan also has an on-site restaurant where guests can enjoy their meals, and a full range of activities to partake in throughout their stay.
This includes everything from game drives and bass fishing, to hiking trails and bird-watching. Not to mention the on-site wedding venue, chapel, function hall and conference facilities that complete the picture. In short - a dream destination in a stunning, off-the-grid location
VAL DU CHARRON - WELLINGTON, WESTERN CAPE
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!
VALVERDE ECO HOTEL - SANDTON, GAUTENG
Situated close to Sandton in the Johannesburg area, Valverde boutique hotel
offers 25 comfortable country-style rooms with free Wi-Fi hotspots in each room. With a top a la carte restaurant available for your convenience, it’s better than home. Wake up to the sounds of the countryside and the exquisite views of the environment - it feels natural, yet it’s extraordinary.
Close to the business and travel hubs of Sandton and Johannesburg, Valverde
offers an escape to the beauty and peace of nature while offering rapid links to all the top local business- and leisure spots. This makes it ideal for travellers visiting Gauteng, as well as a convenient location to host conferences and weddings.
VAN LOVEREN - ROBERTSON, WESTERN CAPE
Family Vineyards is a wonderful destination for romantic meals, getaways with friends or family-friendly outings. Situated it the spellbinding Robertson Valley, this beautiful wine farm is popular with wine lovers from all walks of life.
Aside from a wonderful array of wines that highlight the singular Robertson terroir, the Van Loveren
estate also offers a great variety of attractions and things to do.
Take a road trip out to this beautiful neck of the woods and spend the day enjoying innovative food & wine pairings, taking a hike or exploring the farm by mountain bike, birding, wandering in the historic garden or simply sitting down to a delicious meal at the on-site bistro, Christina's @ Van Loveren.
VIEWS BOUTIQUE HOTEL & SPA - WILDERNESS, WESTERN CAPE
The Views Boutique Hotel & Spa
is well known for its legendary personalised service which is accentuated by the perfect ambience created by world-class surroundings. Situated in the tranquil Garden Route town of Wilderness, the hotel is easily accessible from George Airport with connecting flights to Cape Town, Johannesburg, and Durban.
This gorgeous getaway is popular with discerning guest from all around the globe, and with good reason - it combines exceptional views and sumptuous accommodation with unbeatable cuisine and on-site spa experiences to die for. If you've been looking for a reason to pack your bags and enjoy some R&R with your partner, this is it!
VILLA SAN GIOVANNI - PRETORIA, GAUTENG
Conveniently located at Wonderboom Airport in Pretoria, Villa San Giovanni
offers well-appointed airport accommodation for discerning work- and leisure travellers, alongside a full complement of culinary destinations to keep you fuelled for your travel adventure.
This includes a beautiful fine dining restaurant with elegant decor and an award-winning wine list; the informal Terrace & Pizzeria overlooking an expansive play area (tailor-made for diners with energetic kids); as well as the trendy J&B Jet Lounge with its own bar, which is perfect for private functions and product launches.
VINDOUX TREE HOUSE GUEST FARM & SPA - TULBAGH, WESTERN CAPE
Vindoux Tree House Guest Farm & Spa
is located in the picturesque Tulbagh valley in the Western Cape. This little piece of heaven is a mere 90 minutes' drive from Cape Town and offers luxury treehouse accommodation on a quaint working farm with beautiful mountain views.
Guests have a choice of four treehouse suites, a self-catering Tree Lodge or a self-catering cottage, and can book treatments at the on-site Day Spa that offers a great selection of beauty and pampering treatments. There's also a small function venue on the premises that is perfect for intimate weddings and events.
VUSALELA DAY SPA - PRETORIA, GAUTENG
Vusalela Day Spa
is truly a unique sanctuary of relaxation and personal rejuvenation, where the proprietors seek to pamper you as never before. Fringed by the beauty of nature and perfectly situated on the banks of the Hennops River, the spa offers an array of pampering experiences that are not to be missed.
There are a variety of treatment packages that include hand- and foot massages, facials, full body hot rock massages, Indian head massages and full body exfoliation. This versatile sanctuary cares for individuals, couples, or groups, so whether you're simply hoping to unwind or looking for a venue to host an indulgent special occasion or corporate outing, Vusalela Day Spa
is a top choice.
WESTIN SOMA BAY GOLF RESORT AND SPA - HURGHADA, EGYPT
Are you in the mood for a far-flung getaway that will introduce you to one of the most intriguing cultures in the world? Look no further than the Westin Soma Bay Golf Resort and Spa
in Hurghada, Egypt. Situated in scenic splendour on the coastline of the renowned Red Sea, this remarkable resort is a haven of tranquillity where guests can look forward to a truly extraordinary travel and accommodation experience.
At Westin Soma Bay
the lifestyle approach is to eat well, sleep well, play well, work well, move well and feel well. The resort’s impressive 18-hole championship golf course that overlooks the Soma Bay peninsula was designed by golfing legend Gary Player, and is the very first of its kind in the Middle East.
The Westin Soma Bay Golf Resort and Spa
also boasts private beach access and a gorgeous pool where guests can soak up the sun. Indoor and al fresco dining is offered at Seasonal Taste, the on-site restaurant that overlooks the golf course and Red Sea; while the Eagle's Nest pub provides a casual space to enjoy drinks and conversation; and the Seashell Beach Restaurant is tailormade for cosy dinners with a sea view.
ZEBULA GOLF ESTATE & SPA, LIMPOPO Zebula Golf Estate & Spa
is situated a mere 2 hours north of Johannesburg in the magnificent malaria-free Limpopo Province, amidst 1600 hectares of pristine bushveld in the shadow of the Waterberg mountains.
Here guests can look forward to indigenous tree-covered hills and wide-open grasslands that are punctuated with frequent dams and waterholes – a diverse landscape that supports a wide variety of game, birds and small wildlife, and is also home to an environmentally-friendly Peter Matkovitch-designed golf course.
Accommodation is available at the 4-star Zebula Bush lodge in cosy chalets that overlook either the golf course or the unspoiled bushveld, close to the main clubhouse with its many facilities.
The Spa at Zebula offers an array of indulgent therapies in a serene space that features 10 private treatment rooms and a raised deck overlooking the bush for open-air therapies. In short, Zebula Golf Estate & Spa
has everything you need for a luxurious couple's getaway.