It’s almost that time of the year once again where cupid’s marksmanship of love reigns supreme. Some of you are well prepared for it with romantic surprises lined up for your boo (baby, lover, partner or friend), while some of you (like me) think love should be celebrated all year round and conveniently “forget” about Valentine’s.
In this article I’ve found romantic getaway deals for those trying to say I love you (on Valentine’s) and those of you, like me, saying I’m sorry (for forgetting Valentine’s). Either way, love wins.
Entabeni Game Reserve, Johannesburg
If you’re on the hunt for a sweet escape along KwaZulu-Natal’s North Coast, then look no further than the awesome Chantilly Resort. Tucked away among those rolling hills of sugar cane, this place is like finding a little slice of paradise just a short 25-minute drive from Ballito or a breezy 35-minute cruise from King Shaka International Airport.
Chillax in Style
Picture this: you kick back in one of Chantilly Resort’s chalets, surrounded by lush greenery and tall trees. These digs are seriously decked out with everything you need for a comfy stay. Think queen-sized beds, private decks for soaking up the sun, and all the modern conveniences like satellite TV, free Wi-Fi, and air conditioning. Plus, there’s a basic kitchen to whip up some grub whenever you feel like it.
Fun times await
But wait, there’s more! Chantilly Resort isn’t just about kicking back in your chalet. They’ve got a bunch of cool stuff to keep you entertained on-site. Take a dip in the pool, challenge your mates to a game of pool (pun intended), or fire up the braai and gather ’round the firepit for some good times under the stars. And if you’re feeling fancy, treat yourself to a spa sesh right there at the resort.
Feeling adventurous? Chantilly Resort is your gateway to all sorts of outdoor fun. Get your adrenaline pumping with deep-sea fishing or hop on a cruise to explore the stunning coastline. Or maybe just take a leisurely stroll along the beaches and soak up those ocean vibes. Whatever floats your boat, this place has got you covered.
Here is the deal:
A 1-night stay in a self-catering chalet
A minimum of a 2-night stay over weekends is required
A deposit of R700 must be paid within 7 days of arrival. This deposit will be returned within 3 days of departure, provided that the room is in its original condition.
Buy up to 4 vouchers and extend your stay
Value: R 1950
You pay: R 1299
This deal is valid for use until 29 February 2024.
Valid for 2 people.
Valid for stays all week, including weekends.
Block-out period: 15th December 2023 – 5th January 2024, Public Holidays and Long Weekends
Kids Policy: Kids under 12 pay R250 per night. Kids over 12 pay the adult rate.
Riebeek Valley Hotel, Cape Town
Set against the backdrop of gorgeous vineyards, the picturesque Kasteelberg Mountains and olive groves, Riebeek Valley Country Retreat is the kind of accommodation you look for when craving tranquillity and a bit of romance. This hotel is the perfect and peaceful getaway for travellers from all walks of life. Despite its quaint charm, Riebeek Valley Hotel offers luxury without the price tag, boasting beautiful gardens, a swimming pool and a small spa.
A 1-night stay (Superior Room)
A full English Breakfast is available for an additional charge of R130 per person
Purchase another voucher to extend your stay
Value: R 1000
You pay: R 650
This deal is valid for use until 31 March 2024
Valid for 2 individuals
Available for reservations Monday to Sunday
Kievits Kroon Gauteng Wine Estate, Pretoria
Calling all luxury seekers! If you’re craving a getaway that’s both upscale and conveniently located, look no further than Kievits Kroon in Pretoria. This sprawling 16-hectare country estate is a haven of relaxation and indulgence, boasting top-notch recreational and conferencing amenities that’ll leave you feeling pampered and rejuvenated.
Prepare to be spoiled for choice with 142 luxurious hotel rooms, each meticulously designed to provide the utmost comfort and style. Whether you’re unwinding in the library bar, savoring delectable dishes at one of the two restaurants, or treating yourself to some well-deserved pampering at the wellness spa, every moment at Kievits Kroon is an opportunity for pure bliss.
Get ready to dive into relaxation at the estate’s wellness spa, where you’ll find excellent thermae facilities including indoor and outdoor pools. Whether you’re taking a dip in the heated indoor pool, doing laps in the outdoor lap pool, or lounging at the cocktail pool bar, you’ll feel your worries melt away in this oasis of tranquility.
Perfect for Events and Conferences
Planning a special event or business gathering? Kievits Kroon has you covered with its state-of-the-art conference center and spacious banqueting venue. Whether you’re hosting a corporate meeting, wedding, or milestone celebration, you’ll find everything you need to ensure your event is a resounding success.
A Taste of Excellence
Wine aficionados, rejoice! Kievits Kroon boasts a multi-award-winning wine list that’s sure to impress even the most discerning palates. Explore the estate’s walk-in cellars and select the perfect vintage to accompany your dining experience, adding a touch of sophistication to every sip.
Experience the Charm of the Winelands in Gauteng
With its lush lawns, vibrant rose beds, and picturesque Cape Dutch-style Manor House, Kievits Kroon has earned the nickname “the Winelands in Gauteng.” Whether you’re strolling through the manicured gardens or simply taking in the breathtaking scenery, you’ll feel transported to the idyllic wine estates of the Cape.
A 1-night stay for 2 people
Welcome drinks on arrival
A VIP platter in your room
A bottle of sparkling wine
A romantic turndown
You pay: R 1999
This deal is valid for use until 31 May 2024
Block out: 17 December 2023 – 15 January 2024
Deal is valid for 2 adults
Available for bookings any day of the week, subject to availability.
Regret no children.
Kievits Kroon is a CASHLESS environment. The merchants does accept all major credit and debit cards.