Romancing South Africa
Valentine’s Day in South Africa is celebrated with great passion and enthusiasm. The geographical location of the country has made it one of the most romantic destinations in the world. Road Travel travel far and wide to find the most romantic and exceptional secret spots in Southern Africa. From powder white beaches along the beautiful coastline to the spectacular rugged beauty of the African bush, this is where you’ll fall in love all over again.
In search of a hedonistic retreat in the wilderness or a chic beach resort? Then discover places so gorgeous you won’t want to leave your room. The effect that South Africa will have on each individual can only be described as magical. From a romantic standpoint it is an extraordinary destination. Here we share just five of our personal favorite romantic places in South Africa.
In the native Shangaan language, Tintswalo means “the intangible feeling of love, gratitude and peace bestowed upon someone offering you a meaningful and worthy gift.” This magnificent lodge is situated in one of the most stunning locations in Southern Africa. Positioned at the base of Chapman’s Peak, Tintswalo Atlantic overlooks the quaint fishing village of Hout Bay.
This luxurious and modern boutique hotel is located in the Cape Mountain Reserve, surrounded by panoramic sea and mountain views. The hotel is built predominantly from wood and glass and blends seamlessly into the surrounding natural environment, creating a very tasteful and understated design.
Pezula Private Castle is one of the most exclusive destinations in the world, and is situated on the exquisite Noetzie Beach, voted one of the three top beaches in South Africa. This magnificent residence is built into the cliff-face and offers discerning guests direct beach access, huge luxurious suites with private terraces, and personal service from the executive butler and private chef.
You could laze at the heated outdoor pool, work out in the private gym or drink cocktails in the gazebo perched above the most beautiful beach in South Africa. The castle complex offers five spacious luxury suites in three separate castles with sumptuous bathrooms, vast living areas and private terraces overlooking the beach.
Bushmans Kloof is a luxurious, wilderness reserve and retreat, nestled and secluded in the heart of the Cederberg Mountains, a malaria and predator-free environment. This haven is ideal to experience a sense of magic, romance and tranquillity. Enjoy nature drives with your specially trained guide to discover and explore the reserve’s multitude of gifts, from the flora and fauna, to some of the 130 rock art sites, and enrich in one of man’s oldest civilisations, the San.
The beautifully styled lodge offers the perfect setting for you to celebrate your love. Unwind in the special outdoor areas, with peaceful and soothing dual spa treatments, then indulge in a private candlelit feast in one of our spectacular dining locations. Share special and memorable moments together with exciting outdoor adventure from the wide range of activities which include canoeing, hiking, mountain biking and swimming in waterfalls and rock pools.
Sweni Lodge is situated on the banks of the Sweni River in the Kruger National Park. This luxury lodge offers guests a sense of intimacy and seclusion in the most beautiful and elegant accommodation. The secluded suites have been carefully created to bring in the textures and shades of the bush. Designed with open-plan living in mind, your suite flows from the bathroom area, through to the lounge and into the bedroom – yet if you wish, each area may be sealed off by curtains. Try the outdoor shower overlooking the river or – for a magical experience – ‘camp out’ under the stars on the day bed out on your viewing deck.
Look forward to spotting Africa’s Big Five (Lion, Elephant, Buffalo, Rhino and Leopard) on an exciting game drive or walking safari. Guests can also enjoy mountain biking through the African bush with an experienced guide. The area is abundant in animal and bird life. Whether you want to enjoy some quiet time in your suite, a pampering session for two or a delicious dinner under the African sky, this beautiful environment will not disappoint.
The Saxon redefines the ultimate in luxurious African elegance. From the moment you arrive at this magnificent boutique hotel within its breathtakingly landscaped garden setting, you are enveloped in a world of romance and delight. Here time ceases to be relevant. No intrusions, no interruptions, while your every wish is met with discreet service that leaves nothing to be desired.
The Saxon is unique and unforgettable, and has achieved world renown for outstanding South African hospitality. It is within these serene surroundings that Nelson Mandela chose to edit his best-selling autobiography, A Long Walk to Freedom. The Saxon is undeniably in a class of its own. It is the most desirable destination and the ultimate romantic escape.