Totally Romantic Getaways in South Africa

Valentine’s Day falls on a Sunday this year. So, what does that mean for you? It means you get to take a break and get away with the one you love.

 

Paternoster Dunes Guest House

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The three luxury ground floor sea facing rooms allow you to walk straight out to the beach from your private patio while the fourth sea facing room on the first floor has great views and direct access to the beach via its own staircase. Sun tanning on the beach or in the courtyard around the private pool can also be enjoyed. Full breakfasts are served upstairs in the guest dining room where the formal lounge, small library and bar are situated – all are for the exclusive use of their guests and have beautiful views over the Atlantic Ocean.

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10 Beach Houses In Southern Africa That We Are Totally Obsessed With!

With summer fast approaching, the tourists are headed for the shores to embrace the divine weather and to soak up some rays.

Summer is great – it’s like Christmas morning, falling in love, winning the world cup and the Olympics all in one glorious 3 month period. Summer embodies everything that life is really about, love, happiness and general good times. This being said, great care must be taken not to waste a single solitary second of it because when it ends, you will realize just how magical it is.

So just to give you a taste of what is on offer, we picked out 10 of our favourite beach houses in Southern Africa. It’s OK, you’re allowed to drool.

 

Paternoster Dunes Guest House

Paternoster, Western Cape

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The three luxury ground floor sea facing rooms allow you to walk straight out to the beach from your private patio while the fourth sea facing room on the first floor has great views and direct access to the beach via its own staircase. The beautifully decorated courtyard room has a patio from which you can view the sea as well as direct access to the beach.

 

Fluistering

Britannia Bay, Western Cape

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Go and spoil yourself in this brand new, modern state of the art and very spacious 4-bedroom home. It is elevated on the water’s edge barely an arm’s length from the calm sheltered Bay of Whispers, or Fluisterbaai, because of the little waves softly rolling out onto the 3 km long Golden Mile beach. Continue reading

10 Reasons Why You Should Never Visit Cape Town

1. Nothing to do

Cape Town is probably one of the most vibey cities on the planet! There certainly isn’t a lack of activities here – in fact, your schedule will be jam-packed if you visit.

We have found a list of great activities to keep you busy:

The Springbok Experience

The Springbok Experience is a world-class, modern interactive museum telling South Africa’s story through the eyes of its most powerful sport. It offers a fun and entertaining experience for the whole family and is a ‘must-do’ attraction at the heart of the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town.

The museum features more than 60 audio visual displays where visitors can watch the history of South African rugby unfold, set among cases displaying historic objects such as famous trophies, jerseys, boots and other memorabilia. It makes a perfect venue for exclusive corporate events as well.

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G-Force Paintball – Ground Zero

The venue of many a friendly score-settling throw-down, Ground Zero is the ideal spot for a day of high-adrenaline shenanigans and the chance to artistically alter the appearance of some of your friends or colleagues.

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UpSouth – Cape Peninsula

What better way to experience the most spectacular coast lines of the Cape than on a BMW Motorcycle. UpSouth Adventures will take you on a journey down the eastern side of the Cape Peninsula, which includes the oldest wine estate in South Africa, the penguins at Boulders beach, the famous Cape Point and The Cape of Good Hope.

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Luxury Accommodation For The Not-So-Budget Traveler

We often have the urge to treat ourselves to a fabulous holiday, so we scroll through the accommodation listings with anticipation…

“Oohh, that looks lovely… oh wait.. the price.”

“What about this one? Oh, nevermind.”

“This one is four stars, so it should be within our budget.. Nope.”

Admit it, we’ve all been there. But there are the lucky travelers who are able to drop dollar for an amazing penthouse… so, this list is especially for YOU (and the rest of us who want to dream of better days and drool a little).

Camps Bay Retreat

Where: Camps Bay, Western Cape

About: Camps Bay Retreat Boutique Hotel is a sanctuary for the soul, set on four acres of lush green nature reserve. With a mountain meditation pool, thickets of trees, waterfalls and streams, it is a peaceful paradise, where meditative moments are waiting to be had.

Price: R3 150 – R12 840 per room per night

Awards: Certificate of Excellence 2015 Winner – Tripadvisor

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Getaways for Disney Fans

99.9999 % of the human population are Disney fans – some more so than others. So, we thought we’d be ever so kind and find some getaways that would make every Disney princess smile.

Forest Creek Lodge & Spa

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“What I love most about rivers is you can’t step in the same river twice”

If we were Pocahontas, we would definitely choose to spend our time at Forest Creek Lodge & Spa! The lodge is nestled in a gorge, which is softened by a blanket of shrubs. Just 2km away, you will find a waterfall and an idyllic stream. Sigh!

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Desert Dew Guest House

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“Unbelievable sights, indescribable feelings.

Soaring, tumbling, free-wheeling through an endless diamond sky”

Although Jasmine lives in a palace, we know for a fact that she would have no problem living at Desert Dew Guest House with her other half, Aladdin. Situated in one of the hottest places in South Africa, we know that Aladdin will be happy to spend his time in the desert-like environment.

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