Show SA some love this Valentine’s Day

Turn up the heat at these romantic hotspots

Now that the December holidays are a distant memory and 2017 is in full force your clients may already be in need of a time out. What better time to take one than during the month of love? For a luxury, loved-up getaway, why not tempt them with these five romantic rendezvous:

Four Star Cathedral Peak Hotel, Valentine’s Special for two nights from R2 430 per person sharing – self drive

Cathedral Peak

The Four star Cathedral Peak Hotel is surrounded by the majestic Drakensburg mountain range and a three hour’s drive from Durban’s King Shaka Airport. It’s a great option for couples who want to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and spend a few days in a peaceful environment. Guests will be spoilt with a complimentary picnic and bottle of sparkling wine and the area offers daily guided walks, bike routes and horse rides.

Fancourt Hotel George for two nights from R2 745 per person sharing – self drive


The Fancourt Hotel in George has been a long-time local favourite among South Africans. Conveniently located 10 minutes from George Airport or a 4.5 hour drive from Cape Town, it’s close enough for a sneaky weekend getaway. For adrenalin-seeking couples, the Garden Route is home to the world’s highest bungee jump and Tsitsikamma treetop canopy tours. It also offers some of the most untouched beaches. A 10-out-of-10 setting in which to spoil your significant other.

Four star L’Ermitage Franschhoek Chateau and Villas for two nights from R 3610 per person sharing


What’s more romantic than spending a weekend in a French-inspired villa for Valentine’s Day? Just one hour’s drive from Cape Town is the four star L’Ermitage Franschhoek Chateau and Villas. Slip into something a little more European and enjoy Parisian-styled scenery, décor and oodles of romance. Sample local French-style cheese, chocolates and bubbly or take a guided tour on horseback through the Cat se Pad trail – there is an abundance of experiences on offer that will create amazing memories for those couples looking for love.

Four star Falaza Game Park for two nights from R1 729 per person sharing – self drive


The Four star Falaza Game Park on KZN’s Elephant Coast is a great option for adventure seeking couples. Game drives and walks are high up on the hotel’s agenda with must see cultural experiences such as Zulu dancing, private dinners and the meeting of habituated elephants on offer around the clock. After all the action guests can relax in a luxury tent set in the picturesque forest of Zululand or be pampered head to toe at the Lodge’s spa.

Five star Fairmont Zimbali Lodge for two nights from R3 000 per person sharing


Last but not least, here’s an option for couples looking to explore the outdoors without compromising on luxury. The five star Faimont Zimbali Lodge in Durban boasts helicopter flips, adventure sports, scuba diving and spa treatments and is the ideal getaway to treat your loved one who has a taste for fun.

Plenty more local and international Valentine’s getaways can be found on Most package prices already include a small mark-up (depending on operator), but you’re welcome to charge additional service fees.

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