Feel like waking up in a luxury hotel this Valentine’s Day, and enjoying a leisurely breakfast, including freshly plucked wild oysters served with sparkling wine, while absorbing panoramic sea views before heading off to the spa for a day of rejuvenation and relaxation? How about spending a few days at a 5-star luxury wilderness reserve discovering wide-open plains and wildlife? Or perhaps you’d rather prefer adventurous hikes with sundowner picnics accompanied by spectacular views of the mountains and ocean.
Whatever your heart’s desire may be, this Valentine’s Day we have a romantic getaway to suit everyone! Here are four of our top romantic hotels and resorts:
The Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa is set on the slopes of the Table Mountain National Park, just meters from the Atlantic Ocean. It offers couples all the serenity and privacy of a country hotel, yet it is just minutes from the vibrant heart of Cape Town.
You can stroll straight from your suite onto the mountainside with marked paths leading through the gardens to a handful of amazing romantic picnic spots. The hotel’s award-winning Spa offers a cocoon of wellness and revitalization while looking out across the ocean. What better way to enjoy your treatment than outside under one of the Mountainside Spa Gazebos, breathing in the fresh ocean air?
At the end of an adventure-filled day out in the Mother City, return to the hotel to toast each other to some of the best sunset views the city has to offer, at one of the plush on-site restaurants.
Resting in the rugged Cederberg Mountains, Bushmans Kloof offers an utterly unique and intimate wilderness escape in South Africa. This gorgeous ecological oasis is set within a 7500-hectare private reserve and combines five-star luxury and inspired South African cuisine with unforgettable days spent pristine mountain landscapes and discovering unique and endemic animal species.
At Bushmans Kloof your dining experiences will be extraordinary to say the least. Much of the fresh produce served comes from their extensive on-site kitchen gardens, and the menus evolve daily with the change of the seasons.
Embracing wellness is a pillar of the Bushmans Kloof experience. Within the serene surrounds of their intimate spa, experience one-of-a-kind treatments and a truly tranquil escape. The secluded Riverside Gazebo is ideal for couples seeking an al fresco, side-by-side treatment.
With its dramatic location on the KwaZulu Natal coastline, just meters from the golden sands of Umhlanga beach, lies one of South Africa’s finest seaside hotels, The Oyster Box.
Guests can be sitting out on the terrace within 15 minutes of leaving the airport, gazing out over the ocean, and feeling the warm sea breeze on their skin. This iconic hotel is located just opposite the historic red-and-white lighthouse, with direct access to the rolling waves.
Executive Chef Kevin Joseph creates an incredible curry buffet regarded as the best in South Africa, with a delicious range of KwaZulu-Natal-inspired dishes on their Ocean Terrace. This is also a spectacular spot for enjoying indulgent oysters, which are best served with champagne and idyllic views of the ocean. It is genuinely like something out of a fairy-tale!
The Spa at The Oyster Box offers a serene space for you to unwind and relax. You can enjoy a little healthy indulgence with their wellness-focused spa menu.
Grootbos Private Nature Reserve sits on the vibrant, fynbos-clad hills overlooking Walker Bay in South Africa’s Western Cape. It is an exceptional destination and once you have visited this amazing eco-reserve, you will be back to experience more. This is the place you want to travel to if you are looking at escaping the busy city life for a romantic holiday and to just enjoy the tranquility this reserve has to offer.
From horse-riding through the ancient milkwood forest, to marine excursions in the Bay, there is so much to experience. Couples can then indulge in one of their special beauty treatments. The location for these treatments is amidst the serenity of the milkwoods, or near lush, landscaped gardens, providing a sanctuary where tensions disappear and stress melts away. Healing hands and natural, locally sourced products all add to the tranquil experience, ensuring you leave relaxed and revitalized.
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