The festive season has come and gone and let's face it - the start to the new year is always a bit of a shock to the system. But February is upon us and we are entering the month of big romantic gestures, treating the people you love and sneaking off for a couples Valentine’s Day getaway.!
When is Valentine's Day in South Africa?
Valentine’s Day falls on the 14th of February, which is the second Tuesday of the month. Like most countries around the world, South Africans celebrate Valentine’s Day with written cards, flowers, sweet treats and other tokens of love. Valentine’s festivals, events and specials are held throughout the country. At the end of the day, Valentine’s traditions are about one thing: showing your fellow humans how much you appreciate and love them.
Valentine’s Day Getaway Ideas
Whether it's your first Valentine’s Day together or a time-tested love, there is nothing better than a couples Valentine’s Day getaway near Cape Town . Whisking away with your partner to a beautiful location to celebrate your relationship and get some much needed quality time together is always a great way to strengthen one’s relationship.
There are plenty of swoon-worthy Valentine’s Day weekend getaways to explore in South Africa, such as lavish hotel stays, quaint airbnb’s, picturesque farmstays, winery picnics, or relaxing spa weekends! Don’t forget about all the award-winning wine farms in Cape Winelands, offering wine pairing lunches and dinners with some of the most beautiful views in the country.
If you haven’t decided where to go, here are four of South Africans’ most popular Valentine’s Day getaway destinations in the country:
Paternoster is located on the West Coast and is just a 2 hour drive outside of Cape Town. Known for its laid back and peaceful Mediterranean charm, this small traditional fishing village is big on the romantic atmosphere front making it a great destination for a Valentine’s Day Weekend Getaway!
The Garden Route
After a 5-hour journey outside of Cape Town you will find yourself in the beautiful Garden Route. Home to dazzling beaches, thick mountain forests, sunny weather and a strong air of “holiday vibes”. You can visit areas such as the Wilderness, Knysna, and Plettenberg Bay to name a few. All of which offer a perfect escape from reality.
Franschhoek is the foodie capital of South Africa, with superb restaurants and wine estates on the menu. Franschhoek is only a short 1h15min drive from Cape Town as well as a 1hour drive from Stonehaven, making it an ideal choice for a day trip or weekend getaway.
Hermanus and The Hemel en Aarde Valley:
Just 1.5 hours travel from Cape Town, find yourself in the incredible vistas of Hermanus in the Overberg region. Locals and foreigners alike love this seaside town for it’s indulgent wining and dining spots, lovely beaches and the world-renowned Hemel-en-Aarde Wine Route. Time really does slow down when you’re visiting this charming area in the Cape Winelands.
Visit Stonehaven for a Couples Valentine’s Day Getaway Near Cape Town
Searching for a Valentine’s Day Weekend Getaway with a little bit of everything? Look no further than the stunning farm stay, Stonehaven, located in the Hemel en Aarde Valley. The incredible Heaven Eco Cabin is perfect for a peaceful romantic escape in nature with dozens of fine-dining, casual dining and winery spots close by! Stonehaven has plenty of nature activities for couples to bond over and is close to some of the loveliest beaches in the Western Cape. Book your Valentine’s Couples Getaway at Stonehaven today and regardless of how you celebrate Valentine’s Day, remember to give extra love to those who matter this year!