MOST ROMANTIC HIDEAWAYS
March 03, 2017
"A vacation is like love - anticipated with pleasure, experienced with discomfort, and remembered with nostalgia."
1. KAGGA KAMMA
Cederberg, Western Cape
Discover a place of your dreams – a place with scenery out of this world and tell the stories of moments and experiences that have never been told. Whether you are a nature-lover or adventurer, relaxer or explorer – Kagga Kamma is the perfect escape. Stay in a Cave Suite, beautifully integrated with the sandstone rock formations, or choose a spacious Thatched-hut Suite. For a truly remarkable experience book the Outcrop Open-Air Room for an entire night under the stars. Admire astonishing views; traverse the nature reserve on foot, two-wheels or four. Cool off in the pool, eat dinner under the stars and experience the unique wilderness of Kagga Kamma.
2. MONATE GAME LODGE
Discover the gem of the bushveld! Monate Game Lodge is an elegant and peaceful break-away retreat where our guests can enjoy the tranquillity 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.
3. FOREST CREEK
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. A wonder for the Nature lover!
4. THANDEKA LODGE & SPA
Come and experience spectacular vistas and this majestic wilderness in the luxury that is Thandeka Lodge. Only two short hours drive from Johannesburg, this privately owned and run reserve is a must for everyone, from the bushveld connoisseur to the romantic at heart.
5. SIMOLA - 5 STAR HOTEL
Knysna, Garden Route, Western Cape
Set above the beautiful town of Knysna, the hotel boasts awe inspiring views across the Knysna estuary, over emerald hills and the Knysna River, all the way to the famous Heads in the distance. Away from the bustle, Simola Hotel offers a tranquil and relaxed atmosphere; while still close enough to a myriad of entertainment, dining and leisure activities to suit leisure travelers, golfers and adventure seekers alike.
Simola Hotel & Spa offers guests welcoming and friendly yet efficient service. The 5-star facilities include the Orchid Room Restaurant and Sushi Bar serving buffet breakfasts and delectable a la carte dining, Sir Roy’s Bar, the Club Café for light meals and Spa with a fully equipped gymnasium. In addition to the world class golf course golfing facilities include a club house lounge and bar, luxurious locker rooms, and Pro-shop. The Forest View Room has hosted many a fairy-tale wedding, while the executive boardroom is great for quick meetings before an afternoon of golf or spa treatments.
6. GUVON HOTELS
Gauteng, Northwest, Mpumalanga
Guvon Hotels & Spas is a leading hospitality group offering a collection of hotels. All properties offer excellent accommodation, conference, team building and wedding facilities. Kloofzicht Lodge & Spa, Glenburn Lodge & Spa and Bush Willow Tented Camp are in Muldersdrift, in the Cradle of Humankind. Askari Game Lodge & Spa, a Big 5 game reserve, is in Magaliesberg, while Umbhaba Lodge is situated in Hazyview. The Fairway Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort (Randpark Golf Club), and All Suite On 14th (Fairlands) add city retreats to our country collection of properties.
7. BERLUDA FARMHOUSE & COTTAGES
Schoemanshoek, Oudtshoorn, Western Cape
In the picturesque Schoemanshoek Valley, halfway between Oudtshoorn and the Cango Caves, lies Berluda, an intimate guesthouse and self-catering family experience. If you are looking for peace and quiet in a beautiful country setting, with fine touches in hospitality, you need to look no further, be our guest at Berluda Farmhouse and Cottages! We will do our utmost to ensure the best possible experience in personal service and sincere South African farm hospitality.
8. CHÂTEAU LA MER - INSPIRED BY THE FRENCH
When the hustle and bustle of city life gets too much, take a drive to the west. Visit the French style exclusive château in Hartbeespoort. Delight in French splendor and special service from Château la Mer Exclusive Guesthouse.
"Stunning views, stunning place, just STUNNING!" - Albert and Natasha, Hyde Park
9. ROYAL ELEPHANT HOTEL
The Royal Elephant Hotel has 40 bedrooms including a royal presidential suite. All our rooms and suites are individually decorated using traditional Moroccan & North-African furnishings and antiques, as well as unique pieces from distinguished Southern African artists and artisans.
10. KIEVITS KROON - THE WINELANDS IN GAUTENG
Kievits Kroon has 142 stylishly decorated rooms which are fully equipped with all modern facilities. The rooms are detached or semi-detached, and located in clusters around the estate, except for the Executive Rooms, which are housed in a luxury two storey contemporary Cape Dutch building. There is secure parking close to all rooms, which are connected by landscaped pathways to the main hotel and conference buildings. A porter service is available to drop off and pick up your luggage on arrival and departure. In-room dining is available from 7am to 10pm. Complimentary bottled water is provided and the minibar is stocked on request. There is a nightly turn-down service. You will find Kievits Kroon’s own room amenities in your bathroom, including a body wash, conditioning shampoo and body lotion. Check-in is from 2pm on the day of arrival. Guests are requested to check-out by 10am on the day of departure.
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