It's getting harder to get out of bed these mornings - which must mean winter is upon us! Take some time out these holidays and listen to the relaxing, roaring crackle of a fireside at these 17 cosy fireplace stays across South Africa.
Forest Valley Cottages Rheenendal
Beaming with casual luxury, Forest Valley embraces the dramatic beauty of the coastline town of Knysna with an amphitheatre of mountain and forest views. When you’re not cosying up by the fireplace, relax in your own private Jacuzzi or spa bath.
At 85 on Church Prince Albert
Centrally located in the charming town of Prince Albert, At 85 on Church consists of a spacious, charming house and a separate cottage ideal for a winter getaway.
Lord's Guest Lodge McGregor
Inspired by Scottish passion and the rough natural geometry of the rock of which it is built, The Lord's Guest Lodge boasts expansive views and cosy accommodation.
Madi-Madi Karoo Safari Lodge Oudtshoorn
Secluded, one-of-a-kind and luxurious, Madi-Madi Karoo Safari Lodge offers superior accommodation along the riverside with an unforgettable Karoo game experience and more.
A short 2.5 hours from Cape Town, Farm 215 offers luxury farm accommodation in the middle of the fynbos – ideal for star gazing during a city getaway!
Stonecutters Lodge Dullstroom
Stonecutters Lodge in Dullstroom is a must-visit holiday destination for fishing enthusiasts and all types of travellers looking for a tranquil getaway between picturesque mountains and river.
Kurisa Moya Nature Lodge Magoebaskloof
Complete off-the-grid in a peaceful, private setting, Kurisa Moya is the perfect holiday away from the city.
Celtis House Irene
Need an excuse for that quick escape from Joburg? Enjoy an awesomely unique, pet-friendly stay in Pretoria at the minimalist and stylish Celtis House.
Bona Bona Game Lodge Klerksdorp
Deep in the bushveld, Bona Bona Game Lodge in Klerksdorp ensures a unique and sophisticated holiday sanctuary perfect for all types of travelers.
Oyster Creek Lodge Knysna
Surrounded by the Knysna Lagoon with a spectacular view of The Heads, this intimate, luxury lodge can sleep up to twelve people and offers a variety of flexible accommodation choices.
Moon Shine on Whiskey Creek Plettenberg Bay
Stay in a unique, hand-crafted wooden cabin just 10 minutes outside of Plett, but 1000 miles from reality! All cabins are fully-equipped with private entrances and fireplaces, and are surrounded by the majestic indigenous forest.
Livingstone Villa Wilderness
Enjoy 5 star luxury at your very own private villa set in the heart of Wilderness. Accommodating a total of 6, Livingstone Villa is great value for money and perfect to get into that laid-back, holiday mood.
Tantivvey Guest Farm George
Tantivvey Guest Farm prides itself in being carefree country accommodation far away from the hustle and bustle of the main tourist routes but still extremely central to shops, restaurants, beaches, airport and all the major tourist attractions.
Penwarn Country Lodge Underberg
The Penwarn Estate lies in a beautiful valley offering fully catered, B&B and self-catering units. Experience the breath-taking beauty of Penwarn on invigorating hikes in the foothills or take a leisurely picnic on the lawns overlooking the lake.
Berghouse and Cottages Drakensberg
With stunning views of the Drakensberg Mountains from all of its 8 self-catering cottages, Berghouse and Cottages is the ideal winter getaway. Cosy up next to your cottage's log fire place and take in the tranquility of this "little mountain paradise".
Cheetah Ridge Lodge Ladysmith
Treat yourself to a luxury lodge stay at Cheetah Ridge Lodge outside Ladysmith. Get access to a fully catered service, tennis court, spa and more at this unforgettable safari getaway.
Mkomazana Mountain Cottages Sani Pass
A nature lover’s paradise and possibly the Southern Drakensberg’s best-kept secret, Mkomazana Mountain Cottages is a charming combination of two eclectic farmhouses and three picturesque homely cottages.