14 Romantic Getaways in the Western Cape for Under R700

[Updated June 2020]

Romantic getaways for you and your special someone are always a fun time with guaranteed splendid memories. We’ve put together an easy-on-the-pocket guide that will make your mini break a thoughtful, yet easy-going occasion. Find a quiet hideaway to rejuvenate your senses from firefly forest walks to beachside hideaways. We’ve also included some truly unusual options. Pick your favourite romantic getaway for under R700!

1. Gecko Creek Wilderness Lodge, Clanwilliam

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Visit this beautiful wilderness lodge for a blissful hiking experience in the Cederberg. Take in the transcendent sights of this region where you’ll get to explore several waterfalls and lush landscapes.

Book your stay at Gecko Creek Wilderness Lodge!

2. Wolverfontein Karoo Cottages, Ladismith

Go on a Route 62 adventure and stop over at this secluded yet luxurious farmhouse (you’ll have it all to yourselves). It is nestled on the foot of the Touwsberg, on the banks of the Touws River. D’Waenhuis dates back to the late 1800s and couples can enjoy this self-catering retreat at their leisure.

Book your stay at WolverfonteinFarm!

3. Protea Wilds Retreat, Garden Route

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Reconnect at the romantic and affordable Protea Wilds Retreat between Knysna and Plett. This lovely accommodation has breathtaking views of the surrounding mountain and bush landscapes. Do a guided fynbos walk and enjoy the tranquillity!

Book your stay at Protea Wilds Retreat! 

4. Calitzdorp Railway Station

And now for something completely different: stay in a converted train ticketing office. It is a five-minute walk from Calitzdorp and is an idyllic spot for couples looking for a quick and quirky getaway along Route 62.

Book your stay at Calitzdorp Railway Station!

5. Pascal’s Country Lodge

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You can’t go wrong with an artistic Van Gogh-inspired room and one of the most popular restaurants in the Overberg on the premises. Take in the amazing views of the Napier Valley and relax to tranquil sounds of nature surrounding you.

Book your stay at Pascal’s of Napier!

6. Rainbow Glen Guest Chalets, Montagu

Enjoy views of Kanonkop from the cottages, go rock climbing, hike along Cogmanskloof hiking trail and release some steam in the hot springs! The self-catering cottages are within walking distance from surrounding coffee shops, restaurants and farm stalls.

Book your stay at Rainbow Glen!

7. Carol’s Cottages, Swellendam

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This welcoming country cottage allows pets on request. The myriad of little walks, cafes and mountain views make Swellendam a captivating weekend retreat.

Book your stay at Carol’s Cottage!

8. Zandrivier Stone Cottage, near Ladismith

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Find Karoo romance with wood fires and clear starry skies after the sun sets. The cottage is located above the Zandrivier Farm, with waterfalls plunging down from the peaks above. The cottage has all the cosy luxuries of home, in a welcoming private setting.

Book your stay at Zandrivier Stone Cottage!

9. Suikerbossie, Riebeek-Kasteel

Situated in the beautiful Swartland wine district, Suikerbossie is a wonderful four-bedroomed house in the heart of Riebeek-Kasteel. The area is known for its famous wine and olive farms. The house is in close proximity to restaurants, pubs and shops.

Book your stay at Suikerbossie!

10. Appelkooskop Cottage, Bredasdorp

This solitary stone cottage is the perfect getaway if you’re seeking total isolation from any signs of city life. Embrace the fresh air and beautiful surrounding nature. The cottage has a cosy fireplace to keep you warm on those chilly winter nights.

Book your stay at Appelkooskop Cottage!

11. Tanagra Private Cellar, McGregor

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A little slice of heaven tucked away in the sleepy village of McGregor, this private wine farm offers spectacular accommodation in the veld like no other in its price range. This is the ultimate romantic getaway just two hours from the city!

Book your stay at Tanagra Winefarm!

12. Winterberg Mountain Inn, near Ceres

Breede River offers tranquillity, mountains, fresh air and wild flowers, as the awe-inspiring Ceres region always does. Stay at this historically-rich accommodation, surrounded by harvest dining, fruit orchards and majestic mountain views.

Book your stay at Winterberg Mountain Inn!

15. Enjo Nature Farm, Clanwilliam

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Head off to this romantic getaway in the Cederberg mountains. Swim in the spring-water dam and allow yourselves to be mesmerised by the surrounding mountains while staying in self-catering splendour.

Book your stay at Enjo Nature Farm!

All of these incredible places sure does make you wish you were on a perfect romantic getaway! Book your stay and look forward to a memorable escape for just the two of you.

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Our Readers Comments

  1. Hi can you please recommend a pet friendly, fireplace, secluded, romantic in the mountains accommodation, in close proximity, lets say +/- 100 – 50 km from Somerset West.

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