10 Top Valentine’s Stays Near Joburg

Last updated: Feb 06, 2018

With Valentine's Day coming up on Wednesday 14th February, what's better than getting away for a holiday with your loved one? In case you haven't made plans for what you're going to do, we have collected 10 great options to stay at located within a few hours from Joburg.

1. Shikwari Bush Lodge and Pangolin Bush Camp, Hoedspruit

From R700 per person.

This exclusive 4 star reserve is nestled under the majestic Drakensburg Mountains, and offers an elegant and relaxed getaway. This is an ideal base to explore the Limpopo Province and is approximately an hour to Kruger National Park.

2. Forest Creek Lodge and Spa, Dullstroom

From R1400 per unit.

Set in a Private Nature Reserve this incredibly exclusive, private haven is said to be the perfect spot for couples. Here guests can enjoy some good food and wine snuggled in front of the log fireplaces, and return home feeling indulged.

3. Tsanana Log Cabins & Mulberry Lane Suites, Graskop

From R740 per person.

Each of the Luxury Suites is decorated with understated elegance and charm, and sleeps two people. All the suites are air conditioned and offer a truly idyllic and indulgent experience.

Each suite has a private patio with jacuzzi, braai area and offers magnificent views from their secluded positioning.

4. Valley of the Rainbow Country Estate and Nature Reserve, Dullstroom

From R650 per person.

Go away to Dullstroom for a romantic weekend at the Valley of the Rainbow Country Estate and Nature Reserve. Surrounded by mountains, indigenous forests, rivers, a mild climate and malaria-free, this is a venue to experience peace and tranquillity away from city life.

5. Blue Roan Country Lodge, Magaliesburg

From R625 per person.

Less than 1 hour from Johannesburg and Pretoria and 30 minutes from Rustenburg, lies a peaceful farm with pet friendly self-catering chalets just waiting to welcome you. Experience panoramic views of the Magaliesberg Mountains from your patio, peace and quiet and a mere 7.8 kilometers from the quaint town of Magaliesburg.

6. Galagos Lodge, Hartbeespoort

From R775 per person.

Unique and exclusive with unmistakable character, Galagos Lodge is a charming hideaway under a sprawling thatch roof where a warm welcome & excellent service awaits guests. Perfectly situated in the picturesque village of Kosmos, set against the Magaliesburg mountain range with uninterrupted views of the Hartbeespoortdam.

7. Chateau la Mer Exclusive Guesthouse, Hartbeespoort

From R900 per person.

Château la Mer is a luxury, upmarket establishment, nestled in the quiet suburb of Ifafi in Hartbeespoort. The newly developed guesthouse is family owned and managed. Guests can expect luxury accommodations and warm hospitality along with peace and quiet. The room rate includes breakfast and can be enjoyed in the stylish, French style dining room.

8. Thaba Manzi Ranch, Magaliesburg

From R600 per unit.

2000 acre Game and Cattle Ranch nestled below and incorporating 2.5 kilometres of the cliffs, Kloofs and the mountain forest of the Magaliesberg. Thaba Manzi is a venue where you can truly escape from the city life. Enjoy an evening braai where the back-ground music is the sounds of the bush and the calls of the Jackals. Or for the more active, horse trails are offered, hikes and climbs in the mountains and game viewing on numerous internal cycle and walking trails.

9. Amadwala Lodge, Roodepoort

From R400 per person.

Amadwala is a fitting choice for travellers as a base to explore Johannesburg and its surrounding attractions, or to simply unwind. It is also an idyllic and fuss-free getaway destination for local South Africans. The many offerings open to guests include comfortable accommodation, a decadent African-fusion style restaurant, a welcoming bush bar and private boma venue.

10. La Provence d'Afrique, Magaliesburg

From R750 per person.

La Provence is a unique concept of 7 French suites (set in the beautiful Magalies Valley on the berg river just below the infamous Mount Grace), built inside the beautiful old stone studio. If you would like to indulge in the most wonderful French four poster beds, romantic bathrooms with antique Victorian baths (this is by request only), beautiful antique furniture pieces, hand embroidered linen and exquisite attention to detail, all this makes for an unforgettable weekend for those who still love 'a touch of French romance', without having to travel all the way to Europe!