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, easy-going occasion. Get away from it all with firefly forest walks, little-known corners of the Western Cape and beachside hideaways. We’ve also included some truly unusual options. This guide will ensure that you get the best romantic getaway for no more than R600.
Make sure to book timeously so that you don’t miss out!
1. Gecko Creek Wilderness Lodge, Clanwilliam
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.
2. Wolverfontein Farm D’Waenhuis, Barrydale
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.
3. Protea Wilds Retreat, between Knysna and Plettenberg Bay
Reconnect at the romantic and affordable Protea Wilds Retreat on the Garden Route. This lovely accommodation has breathtaking views of the surrounding mountain and bush landscapes. Do a guided fynbos walk and enjoy the tranquility!
4. Calitzdorp Railway Station
And now for something completely different: stay in a converted train ticketing office. It is a 5-minute walk from Calitzdorp and is an idyllic spot for couples looking for a quick getaway along Route 62.
5. Pascal’s of Napier
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 tranquil sounds of chirping birds.
6. Rainbow Glen Guest Chalets, Montagu
Enjoy views of Kanonkop from the cottages, rock climbing, Cogmanskloof hiking trail and hot springs await you in Montagu! The accommodation is also in walking distance from coffee shops, restaurants and farmstalls in the area.
7. Carol’s Cottages, Swellendam
This welcoming country cottage allows pets on request. The myriad of little walks, cafes and mountain views make Swellendam a captivating weekend retreat.
8. Zandrivier Stone Cottage, near Ladismith
Find Karoo romance with wood fires and clear starry skies after the sun sets. The Stone Cottage is located above the Zandrivier Farm, with waterfalls leaping down from the peaks above. The cottage has all the luxuries of a home, in a welcoming private setting.
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 olives farms. The house is in close proximity to restaurants, pubs and shops.
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 for those winter nights.
11. Little Stone Cottage, Mossel Bay
Situated on a riverbank, Little Stone Cottage affords you and your partner the opportunity to retreat in absolute tranquility. Take in the twittering of the birds and the lush green surrounding nature.
12. Tanagra Winefarm, McGregor
Tanagra Wine Farm near the sleepy village of McGregor offers spectacular accommodation in the veld like no other in its price range. This is the ultimate romantic escape.
13. Get back to Nature at the Forest Hut in Nature’s Valley
SANparks are always a winning choice with their affordable, adventurous accommodation options. This location can be found 30km from Plettenberg Bay, Forest Hut is a great self-catering accommodation for couples (or small groups) who enjoy birdwatching and avid hikers.
14. Winterberg Mountain Inn, near Ceres
Breede River offers tranquility, mountains, fresh air and wild flowers, as the awe-inspiring Ceres region always does. Stay at this historically-rich accommodation, surrounded by nature’s finest elements.
15. Enjo Nature Farm, Cederberg
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.
All of these incredible places sure does make you wish you were on a perfect romantic getaway! Make a booking for a memorable escape into the tranquil abyss.
What are some of your favourite romantic getaway spots in the Western Cape? Let us know in the comments below.