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November 02, 2017
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“A journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it.” – John Steinbeck 

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.

TZANEEN COUNTRY LODGE - TZANEEN, LIMPOPO 
For accommodation in Tzaneen this is the place to be... in the heart of the north eastern Lowveld of the magical Limpopo Province in South Africa - you will find the Tzaneen Country Lodge Hotel & Spa Accommodation with its new Earth Spa. 

The privately owned Tzaneen Country Lodge offers warm hospitality and Limpopo charm with a wealth of beauty and allure. It's all there for the taking in an area where history, geography and culture add character in a tantalizing mix. The tastefully decorated Tzaneen Country Lodge offers world-class hospitality, discreet security and outstanding service. Exclusive and private, the lodge is nestled on 150 hectares of farmland and indigenous forest. Visit their website for more information. 

MONATE GAME LODGE - MODIMOLLE, LIMPOPO
Discover the gem of the bushveld! Monate Game Lodge is an elegant and peaceful break-away retreat where our guests can enjoy the tranquility of the bush whilst 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. This malaria-free area is beautiful in its diversity, ranging from open plains to typical bushveld and interesting rocky outcrops, caves and koppies. It is home to abundant wildlife such as buffalo, lion, giraffe, hippopotamus, zebra, a large variety of antelope, and close to 50% of the bird species found in South Africa. Visit www.monatelodge.com for more information. 

FALAZA GAME PARK AND SPA - HLUHLUWE, KWAZULU-NATAL
Luxury tented accommodation provides true safari ambiance, with every comfort catered for, including spacious dressing rooms, en-suite bathrooms and private sundecks. Spend time relaxing with family and friends at the bar, enjoy memorable meals at the restaurant or in the boma, or simply spend time reading a novel in the comfortable lounge. 

Cool off after a day of enthralling game viewing with a refreshing dip in the swimming pool, and enjoy watching a favourite channel with loved ones on satellite TV in the lounge. Revitalize yourself with an invigorating spa treatment, or make a full romantic outing of a spa visit with a candle-lit dinner and bath setting. 

indulgence awaits guests selecting specialized treatments in advanced facilities nestled among the indigenous foliage of the Spa at Falaza. Revitalization, as well as physical and mental relaxation, for both men and women are available in this tranquil environment. From traditionally inspired foot cleansing treatments to advanced skin and body treatments, in addition to a full range of massages and holistic spa treatments – Falaza’s Spa offers pampering of mind, body and soul. Visit www.falaza.co.za for more information. 
 
THABA ECO HOTEL - KLIPRIVIERSBERG NATURE RESERVE, GAUTENG
Imagine yourself and your partner against a truly romantic bush backdrop. Close your eyes for a moment. It feels great, doesn’t it? Surrounded by Johannesburg’s Klipriviersberg Nature Reserve, with the dramatic views of the quartzite ridges and the undulating peaks and troughs forming the Valley, Thaba Eco Hotel is known for luxurious accommodation in Johannesburg, dream weddings, romantic breakaways and delicious dining in a romantic setting created by bespoke décor; warm fireplaces and an extensive wine and beverage offering. 

Thaba Eco Hotel is a retreat for those who enjoy nature but like the feeling of luxury. After a relaxing nap in your sophisticated suite, you can walk through the landscaped gardens that are home to a variety of indigenous plant species. 

The Thaba Eco Hotel Game Ranger is available for educational walks and will explain the plant and wildlife in the area, including the edible plant & nature trails. We are also a registered Birder Venue and have a variety of beautiful birds to admire during your stay with us. World-class mountain biking trails called Thaba Trails are ideal for every mountain-biking enthusiast – suitable for beginner, intermediate and advanced riders.

All this whilst supporting an authentic commitment to ecology and conservation. Visit www.thabahotel.co.za for more information. 

OSTRICH MANOR - HARTBEESPOORT DAM, NORTH-WEST PROVINCE
The Ostrich Manor is a tranquil and intimate Eco Lodge situated within the Silkaatsnek Nature Reserve, which is part of the UNESCO Magaliesberg Biosphere. Silkaatsnek is home to some of Africa’s magnificent wildlife, including giraffe, zebra, kudu, nyala and over a 100 bird species.

Overlooking the bushveld you will find our Self-catering Romantic Rondavel and besides Family Rooms, the 1920’s Manor also features our spacious Zebra Honeymoon Suite. All our accommodations have been decorated with eye for detail and we have managed to keep that authentic 1920’s feeling, so our guests often wonder if ‘’Out of Africa’’ Karen Blixen will be joining them for breakfast!

We offer Game Drives, Horseback Safaris and Hiking, all of which can perfectly be combined with a Special Couple’s Massage, Private Dinner or Romantic Picnic. Especially our Full Moon Picnics are a unique surprise to celebrate special moments with your loved one! We are located in the Hartbeespoort Dam area that boosts a great variety of nature, culture and adventure activities. Visit www.ostrichmanor.com for more information. 

VIEWS BOUTIQUE HOTEL AND SPA - WILDERNESS, WESTERN CAPE
Whether you are here to have “time-out” or exploring the picturesque Garden Route, a wedding, a honeymoon or a special occasion, Views offers personalized service, unabashed luxury and elegance. Perfectly situated, on a beach front dune on Wilderness Beach, offering panoramic beach and ocean views, 20 minutes from George Airport. All of our 26 suites offer 5 star qualities ranging from Sea Facing Suites or Rooms to the magnificent Penthouse Suite overlooking the vast Indian Ocean, Non-Sea Facing Suites or Rooms and a self-catering suite with views of suburban Wilderness.

Views Restaurant serves delectable cuisine and is perfect for coffee & cake breaks; sundowners and cocktails. Enjoy the exclusivity of uninterrupted oceans views at our roof top pool & cocktail deck. Alternatively, find solace and relaxation in Views Spa with four multi-functional treatment rooms, a Tylarium Herbal Sauna, Vitality Pool and Moroccan-style Rasul Chamber. The Gym offers a range of cardiovascular equipment. Visit www.viewshotel.co.za for more information. 
 
BESPOKE AND MEMORABLE HELICOPTER TRIPS - 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.

For more information about celebrating special events in style call their team now on 072 219 3264 or 084 583 1569, or visit www.helivate.com for more information. 

FOREST CREEK LODGE AND SPA - SCHOEMANSKLOOF, BYPASS ROAD, MPUMALANGA
This incredibly exclusive, private place in the Mpumalanga Escarpment offers an escape from the bright city lights. Marvel at the expansive night sky and fall asleep to the sounds of the night in our Luxury Lodge Suites or one of the self catering accommodation options available. Forest Creek nestles in a gorge of the Steenkampsburg Mountains, which is the end of the Drakensberg Mountain range. Set in a Private Nature reserve of the Mpumalanga escarpment. The gorge is softened only by a blanket of shrubs and trees which have grown in this malaria-free zone over millennia. 

It is only when one gets to the gate of Forest Creek Lodge that the rock-strewn grassland is left behind, one climbs up, and up, and enter this little enchanted world. This winter come and enjoy some good food and wine snuggled in front of our log Fireplaces, and go home feeling indulged. A wonder for the Nature lover! Visit www.forestcreek.co.za for more information. 

CRYSTAL SPRINGS MOUNTAIN LODGE - PILGRIMS REST, MPUMALANGA
A nature lover’s paradise; Crystal Springs Mountain Lodge is set in a 2 400 hectare reserve, incorporating breath-taking natural scenery, resident wildlife such as zebras and antelope, and a misty forest atmosphere ensuring that romance is always in the air. 

Treat yourself and your significant other to an invigorating couple’s massage at Le Fera Beauty Spa, head on over to the Clubhouse for a relaxing Jacuzzi session, or enjoy a hike to get close up and personal with the incredible scenery and surrounds. Round-off your delightful day together with a romantic dinner, or a nightcap, at the Le Fera Restaurant, Bar and Pizzeria – or grab some takeaways and snuggle up in front of the fireplace. It is said that when planning a proposal or a honeymoon, you can’t go wrong with beautiful views, astonishing sunsets, a cosy fireplace and a bottle of bubbly! Visit www.crystalsprings.co.za for more information. 

DE HOEK COUNTRY HOTEL - MAGALIESBURG, GAUTENG
An elegant and classic beauty, a 5 star country hotel that continues to go from strength to strength, and which is truly exceptional in every way… 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. 

Visit www.dehoek.com for more information. 

LAGOON BEACH HOTEL - MILNERTON, CAPE TOWN
Lagoon Beach Hotel, the place where moments become magic!
Situated along the picturesque Atlantic Ocean beachfront with breath-taking views of Table Mountain and Robben Island alike, you will find the most romantic setting in Cape Town… Lagoon Beach Hotel and Spa.
 
Whether your heart desires a moment to indulge in extraordinary cuisine with your loved one overlooking the ocean while sipping on your favorite cocktail, or escaping to a beach side hotel creating your fairytale memories, Lagoon Beach Hotel offers the ideal environment for you to be romantic. 

At Lagoon Beach Hotel we offer romantic packages which includes spa treatments, in-room dining and romantic turndowns. Let us spoil you! Visit www.lagoonbeachhotel.co.za for more information on our offerings or contact our Reservations Department to make a booking.

HAVE A ROMANTIC PICNIC WHILE ON YOUR WEEKEND AWAY
Based in Cape Town, 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.Visit www.dialapicnic.co.za for more information on packages. 

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.


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