It’s that time of the year again when the temperature is dropping and instead of making our way to the sunny beaches, we are cuddled up under the blankies instead.
Instead of just staying home this winter, why not plan a cute little staycation? Explore some of the cosiest countryside spots that SA has to offer.
Before we get started, you might also be interested in romantic getaways in KwaZulu Natal.
Here are our 3 favourite spots.
Situated in the heart of the Winelands, Stellenbosch offers a sense of serenity that is rare. Spend your days wine farm hopping, and your nights snuggled up with a good book. The area is also known for its rich history, some great art galleries, and unspoiled natural views of the Stellenbosch mountains.
Pro-tip: Daddy’s Deals offers a 2-night stay for 2 people at the Cultivar Guest Lodge in their deluxe rooms with a private patio, plus a bonus voucher of R50 per person towards a half-day bicycle rental, for R3499. Get it now, as this offer expires on 30 April 2023.
Just 1.5km from Cape Town’s city centre, De Doorns is one of the Western Cape’s best-kept secrets for countryside getaways. De Doorns is all about peace and tranquility and is for nature lovers and 4X4 enthusiasts. Enjoy the small surrounding towns of Rawsonville, Robertson, and Worcester. It boasts a view of extensive vineyards as far as the eye can see, with historical Cape Dutch homesteads, and in winter you can take in the view of snow-capped mountains. I can’t think of anything better!
Pro-tip: Enjoy a one-night midweek stay for up to four people in a self-catering chalet at Impangele Mountain Lodge for only R499 with Daddy’s Deals. Hurry this deal expires on 30 April 2023.
Harties is a landlocked resort town in the North West offering peace and tranquility. It is situated on the slopes of the Magaliesberg Mountain and the banks of the Hartbeespoort Dam. The town is known for holiday homes, so if seclusion is what you are looking for, Harties may just be it.
Pro-tip: Daddy’s Deals offers a 1-night stay for 2 at the Sun Deck Lodge, located just minutes away from tourist hotspots like shopping centres, and the famous snake and animal park. You can also find some bespoke art galleries surrounding the premise for art lovers.
Get your winter on at the top countryside getaways.
Be sure to check out The 25 Best Restaurants in Stellenbosch.
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