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8 Secluded But Stunning Romantic Getaways in South Africa

South Africa romantic getaways
Written by Teresa Mwangi

There is something special about quietness especially if you’re spending time with your better half. It is this principle of silence that secluded romantic getaways South Africa operate on.

These romantic getaways in South Africa are impressively quiet but built and decorated to leave a lifetime impression.  See Africa Today brings you the best of romantic getaways you can hook on over the weekend together with your lover.  One thing you will love about these hotels in seclusion is the delicious meals they prepare with stunning views of Mzansi.

Which is Best Romantic Place?

The following secluded romantic getaways South Africa are among the most romantic places in the world. Here they are.

Valley Lodge & Spa

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Valley Lodge & Spa in South Africa. Photo/

Valley Lodge & Spa treats you to the best of the South. It is serene with a peaceful view. You also enjoy a sizable resort-style pool, a fantastic spa complete with a heated mineral pool, Jacuzzi, saunas, and wonderful treatment options. For alcohol lovers, there is a pub, and outdoor games include tennis.

Quiet Mountain Country House

Secluded romantic getaways South Africa

Quiet Mountain Country House. Photo/Vanguard Studio

The Hartebeestfontein Conservancy’s Quiet Mountain House offers a lot of joy. Meals cooked here are prepared with premium ingredients, including eggs from the House’s chicken coop. Milk, butter and cream always decorate your dessert and breakfast thanks to cow rearing at the hotel. There are also the sprawling gardens and the top-notch service that John and his partner Terence have provided to guests for more than 22 years.

African Pride Mount Grace Country House & Spa

South Africa romantic getaways

African Pride Mount Grace Country House Spa. Photo/

African Pride Mount Grace Country House & Spa is invitingly beautiful and it is one of those places to enjoy the luxury of time. It’s an hour’s drive from Johannesburg or Pretoria, in the ruggedly gorgeous Magaliesburg Mountains which is why it’s among the secluded romantic getaways South Africa has.

You get a massage at the hotel’s on-site spa and also indulge in tasty food at the renowned Rambling Vine Restaurant.

Grootbos Private Nature Reserve

Romantic getaways in South Africa

Grootbos Private Nature Reserve. Photo/Kartagener Associates

Grootbos Private Nature Reserve abounds with beautiful native fynbos flowers endemic to the reserve. They help lovebirds express affection better. Each of the reserve’s chalets has a wide view of Walker Bay, where whales throng in season. You also enjoy superb local wines that always accompany meals. Beach picnic, horseback riding for two, and spa treatments among the trees are part of the romantic seclusion package.

Bushriver Lodge

secluded romantic getaways south Africa

Bushriver Lodge South Africa. Photo/SafariNow

Bushriver Lodge lives up to its status among secluded romantic getaways South Africa. It is sensational in nature with its polite station on the banks of Olifants River. Nothing fascinates here more than dinner in the bush which spices up love with so much privacy on offer.

La Cotte

La Cotte secluded romantic

La Cotte SOuth Africa. Photo/

La Cotte is a tranquil getaway in the Franschhoek region of South Africa known for its breathtaking Winelands. This historic property is a gem in the Winelands and the bustling tourist village of Franschhoek vanishes the moment you approach.

The cottages are set in expansive, stunning gardens with great vistas of the mountains.  You soak it all in with delicious food and wine at the La Cotte Restaurant.

Strandloper Ocean Boutique Hotel

Secluded romantic getaways South Africa

Strandloper Ocean Boutique Hotel in South Africa. Photo/The Mail & Guardian

Strandloper Ocean Boutique Hotel is nestled away in a prime Mosselbank location at the village’s northern boundary. To safeguard the unhindered views and prevent further development, the owners also bought an additional three km of coastline. Ideally, this gives the best of the secluded romantic getaways South Africa could offer.

A comprehensive range of pampering is available to guests at Strandloper and it is worth every minute spent there.

Lanzerac Hotel & Spa

romantic getaways South Africa

Lanzerac Hotel & Spa. Photo/Lanzerac Wine Estate

Lanzerac’s room range is astonishing. Five of the suites have their own private plunge pools, and several have their own steam rooms, which are great for the winter and romance. Each has its own distinct concept for decoration.

Further, you can treat yourselves to couples massages at the spa, which is among the best in this region.

Which Province Is The Most Romantic In South Africa?

Known as the Gem of Mpumalanga, Dullstroom is unquestionably one of the most charming locations in South Africa. It is close to the Panorama Route area, which offers breathtaking views of the Cayon, Pilgrim’s Rest, and Echo Caves, among other scenery.

Mpumalanga is scenic in nature and it offers a new perspective of what beauty is in southern Africa. Dullstroom is a favourite destination for couples on honeymoon.

About the author

Teresa Mwangi

Teresa is a journalist with years of experience in creating web content. She is a wanderlust at heart, loves travelling and telling stories about tour and travel in Africa by every angle.

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