A romantic holiday is probably on most people’s mind with Valentine’s Day around the corner. No matter where you live in South Africa, a quick weekend break is just around the corner. If you’re looking to spark a little romance into your relationship with a weekend getaway, take a look at these world class local destinations.
Getaway to majestic mountains or breath-taking beaches
KZN is blessed with an endless stretch of golden beaches and spectacular mountain ranges with lodges, hotels and self-catering apartments that make a weekend getaway extra special. Is there anything more ideal than strolling along empty beaches at sunset or chatting around a crackling fire, as the stars glisten overhead, and the moon canvasses the mountains?
Hike the day away in the Drakensberg Mountains, arrange a horse ride for two in the hills of the ‘berg’, enjoy sundowners on a quiet beach, watch the sun rise from the comfort of your bed in your beachfront hotel room.
Golden getaway moments near Jozi
Joburg is very conveniently and centrally located to a variety of amazing venues for the ideal romantic getaway. Head off to Magaliesburg or the Pilansberg, or make your way to Dullstroom in Mpumalanga. All of these locations offer the ideal scenery with hills, wide open spaces and loads of activities to do for two.
Take an early morning game drive in the Pilansberg Game Park, picnic under a tree in the Magaliesburg, or treat yourself and your loved one to a spa day in Dullstroom.
Hearts will flutter on a Free State getaway
Explore the Free State’s Big Five with various recommended routes to make the most of your romantic getaway. Take the Cheetah route from Bloem to Ladybrand, the Lion route from Parys to Kroonstad, the Eagle route from Warden to Ficksburg, the Flamingo route from Bothaville to Brandfort, or the Springbok route from Jakobsdal to Philippolis. Each route offers a unique experience with something different to enjoy and amazing, scenic venues to stay at.
If you’re in the area, make sure you pay a visit to Clarens for an interesting day out in this rich cultural town. Witsieshoek Resort is another Free State gem that must be visited. From here you can hike the Drakensberg Mountains or try your hand at a number of action packed activities.
Getaway in the fairest Cape
Whether it’s a quick trip up the west coast to Paternoster, a quick drive to Hermanus or a road trip for two up to the Cederberg mountain range, the fairest Cape is an ideal location for a romantic weekend getaway. With so many options like wine routes, mountains and beaches, the Western Cape has loads to offer.
The desolate beaches of the western coastline will make you feel like the only couple alive – ideal for romantic moments. Dine on fresh and delicious seafood, taste delightful wines on the wine route, get up close and personal with majestic whales in Hermanus.
From the sunny shores of the east coast and the vast wilderness of the Free State, to the golden moments waiting for you in Gauteng and the breath-taking scenery in the fairest Cape, there’s a weekend Getaway for everyone across South Africa. So, speak to your Flight Centre consultant today to find out more about our local package deals or see some of our deals here