3 Romantic Breaks for Valentine’s Day

This February, enjoy a well-deserved break with your significant other at one of these wonderful guest houses.

There’s no better Valentine’s Day treat than getting away from the hustle and bustle of life and relaxing in a scenic location.

Rickety Bridge Manor House, Franschhoek

Just 4km outside of Franschhoek, Rickety Bridge Manor House is the perfect place for a Capetonian couple to retreat to for a quick break.

They have three suites available – the Pinotage, Shiraz, and Chardonnay; all adorned with lush Cape-Dutch décor. These intimate rooms are the perfect place to just relax with your loved one.

The Manor House is on the Rickety Bridge Winery, so you can take a stroll down to the tasting rooms and sample delicious vintages. The on-site restaurant serves amazing bistro-style cuisine, and the wonderful view from the deck makes it a lovely place for romantic meals.

Cost: From R3 383 per night
Where: Rickety Bridge Winery, R45 (Main Road) Franschhoek, Western Cape
Contact: ricketybridge.com, [email protected], 021 876 2129

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Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse, Mooirivier

Tucked away in the Drakensburg, a two-hour drive away from Durban, Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse is an ideal place for a romantic getaway. Make sure to take some time to hike around the area so you can enjoy a romantic picnic while taking in the stunning views.

Their en-suite rooms are all decorated in different styles, so be sure to browse the website to find the one which suits you. Owner Richard Poyton is an award-winning gourmet chef which can be seen in the fantastic meals on the restaurant’s menu.

Cost: From R 2,295.00 Per Person, Per Night, Dinner, Bed and Breakfast inclusive for a Standard Double Room
Where: Highmoor Road, Kamberg, Mooirivier
Contact: cleomountain.com, [email protected], 033 267 7243 or 071 687 7266

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Intaba Thulile Guest Farm, Magaliesberg

Just a two-hour drive from Johannesburg, Intaba Thulile Guest Farm is a wonderful respite away from the noise of the big city. The two-room self-catering chalets are beautifully decorated with simple décor, and no television or Wi-Fi. This is a place where you and your loved one can truly escape the day-to-day confines of the modern world and get back to each other.

Make sure to take the time to walk through the beautiful game reserves, filled with zebra, impala, giraffe, and red hartebeest. The magnificent scenery makes for a uniquely African Valentine’s Day celebration.

Cost: From R350 per adult on weekends, and R650 per chalet on weekdays
Where: Farm Boschfontein, Magaliesburg (directions are available on their website)
Contact: intabathulile.co.za, [email protected], 014 577 2644 or 083 655 3498

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