My Top 3 Romantic Cities in South Africa

February – the month of pink stained cheeks, unapologetic laughs, smiles that always meet your ears and that constant warm, tingly feeling in the pit of your stomach – or also referred to as the month of love!  Yes the month is practically over but that does not mean your romantic gestures should fade away too.

Do you fancy going on a romantic vacation with your beloved? How about serenading them under the moon or enjoying the adrenaline rush of indulging in adventure sports together? There are plenty of experiences to enjoy as a twosome from experiencing the cultures of different destinations to tasting local cuisine to enjoying the calm, peaceful tranquility of a region.  There is plenty to see and do in South Africa with your partner by the side.


A romantic getaway has to include indulging in at least one or multiple massages! Magaliesburg is where most of these gems are found.  A weekend escape no more than 90 minutes from Joburg, a convenient Friday after-work drive.  If you do not live in Johannesburg all you have to do is book your Flights to Johannesburg and you are ready to go!

African Pride Mount Grace Country House & Spa, Magaliesberg

This beauty is located at the top of Magaliesburg, offering panoramic views of Magaliesburg Mountains. This country style hotel features an outdoor pool and lush gardens.

The Mount Grace Spa offers the epitome of relaxation, a floatation pool, steam room, outdoor hot tub and reflexology walkway.


Are you looking for a relaxed and peaceful haven? Hartbeespoort Dam it is! There is no secret as to why it is one of the most popular holiday destinations in South Africa.

Sit back and enjoy the moment with a relaxed boat ride, or get your adrenaline pumping in the cable car. The choices are endless, with guest houses, hotels and spas to tickle anyone’s fancy.

The French Toast Koffie Kafee

The French Toast Coffee Cafe was specially built as the official ‘Bar’ in the film French Toast, which in Montmartre, Paris, France playback, and it is known as Café Alexandre in the movie.

During the filming of the movie in Paris is certain elements brought back to the movie set for the public to enjoy, such as a 12.5m Eiffel tower, and the ‘I love you wall’ and even a lock bridge where you can seal your love forever.

If it is not obvious already, French Toast Koffie Kafee is well known for their divine take on ‘French Toast’ and is a must stop when exploring Hartebeesport!

Cape Town

Cape Town is timeless, recognised as one of the most beautiful cities in the world, it is a must! With breathtaking beaches, iconic mountains and buzzing nightlife, the Mother City offers  a variety of anything you can imagine. It is vibrant and diverse – the returning tourists speak for themselves.

African Pride 15 On Orange Hotel

Do you and your partner want to explore luxury without limits? The African Pride 15 on Orange Hotel has an unparalleled location in Gardens, a short distance from the city centre, and allows for convenient access to Cape Town’s world-famous landmarks.

They pride themselves with distinctive five-star style, and this grandeur extends to their modern, immaculately appointed guest rooms and suites which overflow with luxury amenities!  This would be the perfect accommodation for your romantic getaway and your partner will appreciate being spoilt.


It cannot be easy deciding on the perfect Romantic City for you and your beloved as I am sure wanting everything to be perfect can be nerve-wrecking, I hope this post helped you with your big decision.

If you will be flying out of province to get to your Romantic Getaway, book your flights with Travelstart for incredible savings!

DISCLAIMER: This post was written in collaboration with Travelstart, all opinions expressed herein are my own.


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