15 Places In South Africa That’ll Make Your Valentine’s Day Extra Romantic


A romantic getaway for valentine’s day can be everything you want it to be and more with exotic places in South Africa that add the extra colour to what you’ve already planned. Or perhaps you haven’t even planned anything yet considering that it’s only a few days into the new year – it’s fine. There is a list of places to journey to and renew the spark in your relationship. Right here, you have that list you have been searching for.

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Whether you have only just started dating or already at the stage of a lifetime proposal or even already in the lifetime commitment, these places go beyond your ordinary expectations. They bring the extra oomph needed to spice things up and set the ball rolling for an evening of pleasure, desire, and adoration.

  1. Cape Town


Places In South Africa That’ll Make Your Valentine’s Day Extra Romantic


Now, Cape Town is reputed for many things but have you ever thought of the extra romantic vibes this Mother City has? 

The sparkling waters that welcome you in and the archetypal Table Mountain scenery is just perfect for your date to have a feel of the paradise ahead.

In Cape Town, you are certain of mind-blowing experiences with your partner. Think of the renowned wineries in Stellenbosch and the opportunity to catch sight of whales. And then the nearly irresistible offer of cage-diving with great white sharks.

The Pink Flamingo Rooftop Cinema is also perfect for your bonding time. Fine dining awaits you with great restaurants that put up special offers for couples on valentine’s day.

The amazing topography of Table Mountain National Park is also there for your viewing pleasure. Not only does this place create a good background for your photos, but there’s also ample opportunity for you and your partner’s quiet moments.

Rest assured that there is a lot of fun in Cape Town, with a rich and diverse arts and culture.

  1. Garden Route’s Plettenberg Bay

Places In South Africa That’ll Make Your Valentine’s Day Romantic

Here, Emily Moon River Lodge caters to your accommodation needs with enjoyable meals and stunning views of the Bitou River. It’s guaranteed that you’ll find yourself dying to get into their two beautiful swimming pools with your partner.

Plettenberg Bay is definitely nature at its finest. Did no one tell you yet?

Another choice of accommodation is Fountain Shack which offers you and your partner more privacy. Found inside the Robberg Nature Reserve, the expansive views of the Indian Ocean and the Robberg Peninsula encompasses you throughout your stay. Perhaps a more intimate getaway is what you want and here you’ll have it.

  1. Knysna

Places In South Africa That’ll Make Your Valentine’s Day Extra Romantic

Knysna is home to the sweet and calm Teniqua Treetops where you and your partner can relax from your independent busy schedules. Find yourself curled up beside your lover as you both feel the heater next to you.

There is also the bathtub for your pleasure as you enjoy the pleasant surrounding view. 

Definitely, the perfect eco-friendly romantic getaway is exactly what you get at Teniqua Treetops. And what’s more glorious than a beautiful proposal here?

  1. Blyde River


Blyde River Canyon has a stunning beauty that will get anyone to fall in love again. Drive through the Panorama Route for an amazing romantic experience you can only have with the only person that makes your heart beat faster.

Here, have picnics at the base of waterfalls. You can also enjoy the sunset’s view of the splendid landscapes to be ever seen in South Africa. There is also standard, decent accommodation for your pick.

  1. Kruger National Park


The Kruger offers you a wide range of opportunities for your favourite or dream accommodation. It doesn’t matter if you are on a budget, there is something for you here.

From self-catering chalets to absolute luxury, get the best out of Kruger National Park with your partner right next to you. 

Have you heard of outdoor champagne baths? You’ll get this here. Also, you’ll get to find delicious cuisine that satisfies your cravings and taste buds.

  1. Port Elizabeth


A stop at Port Elizabeth will fulfil your desire to enjoy the beaches surrounding the Indian Ocean with your partner.

There is also Algoa Bay’s Addo Elephant National Park which offers you and your lover the wonderful opportunity to catch sight of extrinsic wildlife.

It is also guaranteed that you will enjoy your stay at the exquisite hotels. The restaurants here will suit your taste buds. And why not choose one of them to make that proposal even more special? 

  1. East London’s Nahoon Beach


The dazzling waterfront here is all the little glitter that makes the difference for you and your partner on valentine’s day. 

At Nahoon Beach, there’s an opportunity to go surfing. Also along the coast are well-cared-for parks and beaches for your pleasure – find the right outdoor activity to participate in with your special one.

Acclaimed as a transport centre, East London grants visitors access to the Transkei or the quaint little towns that dot the coast to either side of it. Take advantage of this to explore the neighbouring towns with your partner.

  1. Cape Winelands


Yes, you can have a simple romantic getaway at the Cape Winelands. With the notable Franschhoek Wine Tram where you can get drunk – amid other wine farms that offer restaurants, boutique accommodation, and spas namely  Boschendal, Babylonstoren, Waterkloof Wines, Lanzerac Wine Estate, and Constantia Glen – there’s a lot of fun to have here.

  1. Cederberg


Get lost in one of the most beautiful parts of the Western Cape located 200 km from Cape Town. Have an unforgettable adventure underneath the stars as you both walk past San rock paintings en route to Stadsaal Caves. Don’t forget to take great pictures of the night sky.

  1. The Drakensberg

The Drakensberg

The magnificent Drakensberg Mountain Range is one of the lovely places to be with your partner this valentine. Find nestled among the lofty peaks boutique lodges and the highest waterfall in Africa. No Wi-Fi means no distractions as you get full attention from your partner. Here, the top of Sani Pass takes care of your desire to enjoy breathtaking views and a memorable sunrise.

There are no snows here but there’s the chance to go hiking, mountain biking or tackle 4×4 trails.

  1. Tulbagh, the Geodome

Owned by La Bruyere Farm, the extra romantic feel of Tulbagh, the Geodome is superb. Settled against the Witzenburg mountain range, your mornings have you surrounded completely by trees.

Here, find yourself cooking anything you want in the fully equipped kitchen after a good cool off in the river. You also get to enjoy the sight of the sunset over the valley from your private deck. Nothing could be more romantic. 

  1. Kimberley 


Here, you’ll find the fascinating Big Hole and the accompanying recreated mining settlement in Northern Cape. It presents an opportunity to experience how Kimberley used to be. 

With magnificent museums and beautiful ancient buildings imbued with history, there’s a lot to do in Kimberley. Of course not forgetting a dash of decent hotels and restaurants for you and for your partner to get lost in each other’s day arms after a long day of sightseeing.

Situated amid the Diamond Fields, Kimberley is also famed for being the origin of de Beers. 

  1. Grahamstown


The erstwhile centre of bloody wars between Europeans and the Xhosa, there is pleasant old architecture and churches in Grahamstown that creates images of old England and suggests its foremost position in Settler Country. 

There is now a lively university known for a vibrant arts scene. It also includes the huge National Arts Festival. There is also an abundance of nature reserves that gives both of you the opportunity to see the Big Five Game – lions, leopards, rhinos, elephants, and buffalo.

A scenic place with energetic bars, restaurants, and nightlife, Grahamstown offers little boredom and a lot of fun memories for your romantic getaway.

  1. Upington


Found on the banks of the Orange River which waters its lush gardens and date palm avenues, Upington is a beautiful place that offers you and your partner the luxury of calm and serenity – a true hallmark of a valentine’s day getaway.

Here, you and your special person will get to enjoy the nice views as well as meditate in the quiet. Also for your pleasure is the incredible Augrabies Falls and the Kalahari Desert. And it is guaranteed that you will enjoy walking along the riverfront holding hands and reminiscing on your special moments together.

  1. Coffee Bay

Coffee Bay

Located in the centre of Wild Coast, Coffee Bay has everything you’ll ever desire on a beach for your romantic getaway. There’s the opportunity to take a stroll with your partner along the water’s edge or go horseback riding together along the sand. It might be to just relax and sunbathe or feel the wind in your hair – whatever you both want is right here.

There is also a tempting offer for you to make more memories together as you swim through the Hole in the Wall. Undoubtedly, Coffee Bay can be just what you want to make this valentine’s day a little more special and significant.


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