Romantic Cottage Getaways
Whether you’re a hopeless romantic or a hopeful realist, there comes a time in every relationship where a Spur burger date night just doesn’t cut it anymore. We’ve got your back fellas and have listed a few perfect romantic cottage getaways for you and your partner, guaranteed to get you some nookie.
Lazy Leopard: Romantic self catering cottages and chalets on the Rheenendal Ramble, Garden Route are idyllic honeymoon hideaways. Lazy Leopard offers secluded self-catering accommodation overlooking the Knysna forest. Set against the background of the Outeniqua Mountains there is nothing but nature in front of you.
River View in Calitzdorp. The River View cottages are three 1 bedroom cottages overlooking a sweeping bend in the Gamka river in the Matjiesvlei valley, 14km outside of Calitzdorp. Each of the cottages are unique, perfectly rustic and overlook the water in the valley. Hideaway just the two of you or go as a group and enjoy the uninterrupted mountain and river views.
Galileo Farm: The Shack and Coots Cottage are the perfect getaway cabins for a romantic weekend away. It’s all about home-away-from home, comfort in a tranquil surrounding with no crowds or traffic. Situated in the breathtakingly beautiful Elgin Valley in the Western Cape’s Overberg region. Less than an hour from Cape Town, their apple farm offers 38 hectares of unspoiled country charm surrounded by fruit trees, dams, vineyards and roses.
South Hill Pumphouse: The Pumphouse, is a romantic honeymoon cottage, situated in the seclusion of an indigenous garden and fynbos, on the banks of the middle dam surrounded by Shiraz vineyards. Offering a very special experience, you can relax in your own tub or have an exhilarating spa bath in the private stone walled courtyard.
StrooiKooi in Calitzdorp A unique cottage built of straw situated on the edge of a vineyard just outside Calitzdorp. This is a good option for those seeking a combination of privacy and romance. This straw-bale cottage has been created using materials from its surroundings, combining all the elements of traditional Karoo building techniques. This eco-friendly cottage offers comfortable accommodation for two guests. There are braai facilities outside as well as basic cooking facilities.
Cliff Hanger Cottages: Cliffhanger Cottages are situated along the Rheenendal Road, a scenic 15 minute drive from Knysna, in South Africa’s Garden Route. Two of their three self-catering cottages are nestled on the edge of a valley, overlooking the forest canopy with breathtaking views of the Outeniqua Mountains.