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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Perfectly Pet Friendly Accommodation in South Africa

Love going on holiday, but feel bad leaving Fido behind? Well, now you don’t have to.

You’re welcome. 

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Hoopoe Haven Self Catering Cottages

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Where: Chartwell, Gauteng

Hoopoe Haven is positioned on 2 acres of landscaped gardens in the countryside with horse trails and a beautiful view of the Magaliesburg Mountains. It is a place to relax and unwind in the peace and quiet of the countryside. One can watch the magnificent birdlife while you have a sundowner, a braai on the patio, or a cooling swim in the crystal clear pool, with a beautiful sunset in the background. If you decide to stay up late on a clear evening you may even be lucky enough to hear the roar of the lions from the lion park.

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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

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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Bush Bling – Luxury Game Lodge Accommodation

 

When you think of going to a game reserve to go spot your favourite animals, you automatically assume that having to share your rooms with bugs is the norm. WRONG!

We have found some amazing accommodation that will ensure you not only get to see all the wildlife that is on your wishlist, but that you’ll also be staying in the most beautiful, upmarket establishments.

You’re welcome.

 

Raptor Retreat Game Lodge

Raptor Retreat Game Lodge is a little slice of luxury, situated on the Balule Parsons Nature Reserve in the Mopani region. Balule Parsons Nature Reserve forms part of the Greater Kruger National Park.

At the heart of Raptor Retreat is the Main Lodge where guests can gather to either dine or catch up on their adventures. Relax with a drink on the deck or slump into one of the voluptuous leather couches. The Main Lodge features a huge deck that looks out over an open plain where herds come to graze or drink at the water hole and predators wait for an opportunity.

The accommodation at Raptor Retreat is some of the best the industry has to offer. There are two private lodges on offer: the Elephant Lodge and the Buffalo Lodge. Each air-conditioned room has high thatched ceilings and a huge, built-in king-size bed as well as a large sliding door that opens onto a private deck with double recliners. The deck is nestled in amongst the trees giving you the feeling of being right in the thick of the bush. One could expect an elephant or lion to stroll past any minute.

Slip into your own splash pool and cool off under the hot African sun whilst watching game graze nearby.

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Pezulu Tree House Lodge

Pezulu is a small, exclusive, one of a kind, Tree House Game Lodge situated in the game rich area of the Limpopo province of South Africa, only forty minutes from the world famous Kruger National Park.

The thatched main building is entwined around a large Marula tree. It consists of a lounge, dining area, curio shop and a charming treetop bar. The magnificent rock swimming pool is the perfect place to cool off during hot summer days. After dark, dinner is served under the stars in the beautiful outdoor boma. The delicious food is typically South-African.

The Lodge comprises of eight unique thatch and reed Tree Houses, accommodating a maximum of twenty two people. Every unit is en-suite and has a private balcony where you can view herds of animals passing below, or view a giraffe eye to eye. Blending in beautifully with the African bush, solid wooden walkways lead high into the private tree houses. Each unit has been built to blend with the environment whilst maintaining an element of luxury. No nails have been knocked into the trees; rather the units have been built around the trees, resulting in huge branches (which are still growing) passing through the Tree Houses.

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Soul of Africa Lodge

Soul of Africa is a luxurious privately owned game lodge nestled in the idyllic Bushveld surrounds of the Waterberg Mountains, just outside the town of Thabazimbi, in the Limpopo Province.

The lodge comprises 6 very exclusive chalets which are scattered on the mountain ridge, and offers privacy to all guests. Guests can watch the sun set in a golden display over the distant mountain peaks, from the chalet’s private viewing deck, or watch a sky of scattered clouds, suffused with shades of purple and pink as dawn approaches.

Game and ample bird-life can be viewed whilst sipping cocktails in the beautiful swimming pool, or whilst enjoying a braai with friends at the lodge’s braai-area, both overlooking the scenic bushveld environment and Waterberg Mountains.

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