Take your loved one on a romantic Sho’t Left this Valentine’s Day. Creating life long memories is as easy as visiting one of the many weekend destinations South Africa has to offer.
We love Paternoster for its quiet, laid-back, Mediterranean charm. Paternoster is one of the last traditional fishing villages on the West Coast, and it is certainly the most romantic and serene. Whitewashed cottages, traditional fisherman architecture and foot-printed beaches overlooking the endless blue ocean make for a perfect weekend away.
We love Hartbeespoort because it’s a quick, country-style waterside escape for Gauteng’s city slickers. Couples can enjoy a weekend of country markets, dining out, water sports, mountain trails, golf, wildlife encounters, canopy tours, hot-air balloon rides and the aerial cable way. Or simply enjoy doing as little as possible!
We love Clarens because it’s done well to earn a reputation as the ‘Jewel of the Free State’ and a world-renowned artistic haven. With wildlife, golden mountains, winding rivers, flower-strewn gardens and quirky spots, it’s a fairy-tale town waiting to be discovered.
We love Parys because it’s a small town that’s big on adventure. Whether your loved one enjoys a lazy weekend of sunbathing on the river banks or the thrill of leaping out of an airplane, you’ll make many happy memories in Parys.
We love Dullstroom because it’s dull without being dull. Dullstroom is a natural paradise with little more to do than relish the mountain and wild-flower vistas. It’s a popular trout-fishing destination, but since this is best done in the cold winter months, your fishing-fanatic partner will have few distractions from you.
We love Knysna because there’s no reason NOT to love Knysna. After a beautiful drive along the Garden Route you’re rewarded with a peaceful lagoon, beautiful beaches, thick mountain forests, good weather and a tangible sense of ‘holiday’. Whether you prefer opulence or rustic stays, Knysna has it all.
We love Bela-Bela’s hot springs! Need we say more?
We love Hermanus for its seaside charm and indulgent wining and dining spots. Meander along the beautiful Hemel-en-Aarde Wine Route, enjoy a candlelit dinner overlooking the ocean, and top the day off with a romantic stroll on the beach. The weather changes so frequently that you can experience an entire year’s worth of seasons in a single weekend – you’ll feel as if you’ve been away for ages!
We love Langebaan because it’s a breath of fresh, sea-salted air from the chaos of everyday life. The calm lagoon, soothing bird calls and untouched flora of the West Coast National Park make it an idyllic natural haven. But don’t be fooled into thinking this is a completely sleepy town. You’ll have to book long in advance to get a spot at the popular Strandlopers beach restaurant!
We love Margate for its subtropical, Hawaii-wannabe beach vibes. If your ideal weekend wardrobe consists of a cozzie and flip-flops, you’ll love Margate’s palm-speckled beaches and warm Indian Ocean waters. When the sun gets too much, Margate also has great shops, art galleries, craft markets, pubs and quaint restaurants to visit.
Whether it’s a quiet getaway in the mountains, or a sandy beach weekend, there is no shortage of awesome places to take your someone special this month.
DID YOU KNOW? Valentine’s Day is named after Saint Valentine, who was an avid supporter of true love.
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