Life can get in the way of spending quality time with your significant other. So this year, celebrate the month of love with a much-needed break at one of the Cape’s most exquisite accommodation offerings.
Tucked away in a valley along the Cape Wine Route, Langverwagt is a historic, operational farm boasting majestic oak trees and arresting vistas of Table Mountain. Book your stay at one of two cosy cottages situated in the oldest building on the premises and sporting vintage characteristics originally created in 1740. Each cottage has a separate, safe parking zone, fully stocked kitchenette and DStv. Plus, you’ll be treated to a scrumptious breakfast while taking in the view of the luscious gardens every morning.
2 The White House Beach Villa
Just an hour’s drive from Cape Town, in the picturesque Pearl Bay, you’ll stumble upon The White House Beach Villa. This three-story guest house is a refreshing and intimate sanctuary for you and your loved one to revel in the sights, sounds and scents of the ocean. Take a short walk to the fishing village of Yzerfontein for a dip in the waters or grab a bite at one of the distinctive eateries nearby. Whatever rendezvous you decide to embark on, the entire villa is yours for the duration of your getaway.
Initially commissioned by a Victorian Englishman, Lemoenfontein was constructed as a hunting retreat in 1850. It has since been converted into a warm and inviting lodge that preserves the old-world flair of the original building yet includes a host of modern amenities to guarantee you a luxe vacation. Delight in the breathtaking landscapes of the Karoo and marvel at the region’s wildlife whilst on a game drive. Prefer something more challenging? Try taking a hike up the Nuweveld mountain range.
4 Blue Bay Lodge & Resort
This nautical-themed resort, overflowing with chic white-washed furnishings, prides itself on providing a space for repose. And it’s not hard to see why. The sizeable balconies are ideal for sipping on a revitalising drink as you admire the whales gliding through the seas. If you’re in the mood to pamper yourself, visit the on-site Pearls Beauty Salon for a massage or facial. Pet owners will be thrilled to know they can bring their furry friends along too.
5 Cape Grace
Situated on the buzzing V&A Waterfront, the Cape Grace hotel is adjacent to the flourishing Cape harbour. After undergoing a full revamp, the hotel’s restaurant, Signal, is now ornamented with plush French windows, vintage yellow-wood furniture and hand-made chandeliers. Indulged a bit too much? Burn those calories in the 24-hour fitness studio before unwinding with a domestic or international paper in the library.
6 Camps Bay Retreat Luxury Boutique Hotel
This opulent haven is nestled on a lush nature reserve, where the sounds of waterfalls and streams are music to your ears. With outlooks of the mighty Atlantic Ocean and the tips of the Twelve Apostles mountain range, you can look forward to relishing the beauty of both land and sea. Dive into one of the four swimming pools or test your tennis skills on the court. On returning to your abode, step into a hot bubble bath festooned with rose petals and devour a selection of gourmet snacks with your sweetheart.
Photography Courtesy images, Kristi Agier Photography