You will love these romantic destinations in three SA provinces

You’ll love these romantic destinations in three SA provinces

Nothing beats a little road trip adventure en route to a romantic destination for two. In honour of the month of love, we’ve rounded up three of our favourite romantic spots in Gauteng, Kwazulu Natal and the Eastern Cape to help you plan a road trip to the perfect romantic getaway. 

Top Tip: Nothing wrecks a romantic weekend quicker than your car spluttering to a stop before you get to your destination! Make sure your car is serviced before hitting the road. With a MotorHappy Service Plan you will be able to budget for this expense, leaving some extra cash for your romantic getaway. 


Take a trip to the beautiful Winelands without the 13-hour trek to Cape Town. Believe it or not, Gauteng has its very own little piece of the alluring Cape Winelands - and it’s just few minutes outside of Pretoria. The magnificent, 16-hectare Kievits Kroon Country Estate is the perfect romantic spot to relax, unwind and spend some quality one-on-one time with your other half.


Enjoy the picturesque, tranquil surroundings; tall trees, lush gardens and beautiful Cape Dutch décor that truly makes you feel like you’ve stepped into the countryside. You can actually feel your body set into relaxation mode the moment you drive through the magical Jacaranda-lined driveway.  

For a true romantic experience, book a stay over at the estate. Arrive early, just before lunch and enjoy a picnic on the lush green grounds. The picnic package includes a delicious basket of treats as well as the use of a picnic blanket and cushions to laze on. For dinner, dine out at the seven-star Granita Restaurant; enjoying their six-course, Gourmand Dinner Menu. Eat like a king with this set menu, which includes pairing each meal with a select, award-winning wine.  


After dinner, stroll hand-in-hand, under the stars to your sleeping quarters and when you wake up the next day, book a relaxing treatment for two at their beautiful Winelands Spa. 

The only difficulty you’ll have at Kievits Kroon is saying goodbye to it as you once again, see those magical Jacaranda’s in your review mirror on the way out. 

Kwazulu Natal  

The KZN Midlands is one of the most romantic settings to enjoy a magical experience with your loved one, cozied up to the backdrop of majestic mountains. It’s no wonder that the Midlands is a popular choice for destination weddings. 

If you’re looking for something really special and romantic, plan a little Midlands Getaway for just the two of you. And to make it a little more special, spend a night in the trees. 

Sycamore Avenue Treehouses offer 3-star accommodation in Mooiriver. These eccentric, unique and artistically designed tree houses are perfect to watch the sunset over Giants Castle, swinging in your hammock from your own private balcony. It doesn’t get more romantic than that! 


Whether you’re looking for cozy and quirky, whimsical and intricate or a chance to spend a night straight out of  a fairytale story, each of the five treehouses offer their own unique appeal. 

It’s an accommodation experience that will have you wanting to return more than once to experience the different tree houses. 

Eastern Cape   

If you’re looking for the ultimate romantic getaway in the Eastern Cape, look no further than Hogsback This magical village, nestled in the Amathole Mountains, boasts the most magnificent forests and dramatic natural beauty. 

It’s especially beautiful on a cozy, rainy day with overcast skies that let you see and feel the magic. 

With an array of hotels, guest houses and cottages, you’ll be spoilt for choice on where to spend your romantic getaway in this land of myths and magic. 

Granny Mouse House is a perfect choice if it’s privacy and intimacy you’re after, as the Inn is limited to six adult guests at a time. This means, you can rest assured you’ll get the personal touch by the owner or manager. 

Old school charm add to the appeal of Granny Mouse House and even more, we love that they encourage South African locals to experience it and often share discounts for SA residents on their website,  


Explore the Ultimate Journey website and discover your own romantic adventure  

For two years now, South Africans have been adding their favourite destinations to MotorHappy’s Ultimate Journey website. Visit our website and explore the road trips we’ve created, featuring destinations that received the most votes from visitors to our site.   



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