We’ve found The Perfect Romantic Holiday just for two, whether you’re planning a romantic weekend away, going on honeymoon, or celebrating a special anniversary…
Phoenix Guest House, Wilderness
A panoramic view of the tropical town of Wilderness, flanked by the glittering Indian Ocean, provides a dream of a backdrop. You’ll find a showstopper in lush Phoenix Guest House. The house is a riot of quirky designs, with huge windows highlighting one stunner of a view. Hop into your car and, not 10 minutes away, you’ll find the laid-back Fláva Café & Restaurant. Do try the slow-roasted pork belly – delicious!
See www.phoenixguesthouse.com or call 082 395 9986.
The Ballito House, Ballito
Invite friends and family to toast your landmark anniversary at The Ballito House, a glamorous villa that’s a mere five-minute walk from the beach. Seven en-suite bedrooms all boast balconies looking out across the magnificent Indian Ocean. Breakfast is included in your stay at the house, but for a celebratory dinner, head to Al Pescatore, five minutes away by car, for seafood and Italian fare. It’s one of the oldest eateries on the KwaZulu-Natal North Coast, and never disappoints.
See www.facebook.com/theballitohouse or call 032 586 1021.
Kurland Hotel, Plettenberg Bay
Nestled between Plettenberg Bay and Nature’s Valley, the renowned Kurland Hotel has jaw-dropping views of the Tsitsikamma Mountains, rolling green fields to bliss out on, and interiors that mingle old-world romance with slick modern comforts. The award-winning Homestead is the most romantic of the hotel’s two restaurants. Request the unforgettable Chef’s Table experience and lauded executive chef Leon Coetzee will put on his very best show.
See www.kurlandvilla.co.za or call 044 534 8246.
Menlyn Boutique Hotel, Pretoria
The five-star Menlyn Boutique Hotel is luxurious, with superb service. Twenty-six chic and elegant rooms include self-catering units and a Presidential Suite. Request a suite away from the highway for absolute peace and quiet. At the Black Bamboo, the Menlyn’s on-site restaurant, chef Pellie Grobler’s fine cuisine garners nods from discerning local foodies. Spend an indulgent evening trying food from the seasonal menu, paired with wines.
See www.menlynhotel.com or call 0861 007 387.