The Western Cape is a wonderful province for enjoying romantic and unique couple escapes. With everything from cosy cottages to lavish houses and rustic nature farms – there is no shortage of dreamy accommodations to whisk your partner away to for a romantic getaway.
In this post, we look at ten romantic and unique couple escapes in the Western Cape to enjoy together:
Cliffhanger Cottages (Knysna)
Located outside Knysna in the beautiful Garden Route region, Cliffhanger Cottages accommodation is the answer for any couple seeking a secluded self-catering stay.
The largest of the Cliffhanger Cottages is the self-named Cliffhanger Cottage. It enjoys picturesque views of the forest, Outeniqua mountains, and valley and offers full amenities, including an extra-length, queen-sized bed, wood hot tub (with stunning views), scenic shower, aircon, and ceramic fireplace, and a lovely, fully equipped kitchen, as well as a Weber braai on the deck.
Owls’ Nest (Overberg Region)
Found in the freeing Overberg Region near Wolvengat, Owls’ Nest at Inyoni Lodge is a magical honeymoon suite designed to take you to new heights… quite literally!
For anyone desirous of heading off the grid, Owl Nest is the answer. Situated in the heart of a green belt, this peaceful country oasis-meets-forest escape is disturbed only by sweet birdsong.
This open-plan, New York loft-style home is stylish and beautifully decorated inside. It comes complete with its own porch and balcony, private outdoor shower, handmade clay fireplace, and a luxurious four-poster, king-sized bed, and private braai area.
The farm also has a communal boma/braai area, a children’s jungle gym, a hot tub, and a splash pond.
The Cottage at Haskell (Stellenbosch)
For food- and wine-loving couple, a stay at the sensational Haskell Vineyards’ The Cottage is unmissable.
Situated in the Stellenbosch Winelands, this cottage is a loft-style, one-bedroom apartment equipped with gorgeous views of the famous Helderberg mountains.
The Cottage offers a lovely bedroom, open-plan kitchenette and lounge area, and spacious veranda with an outside braai, satellite TV, and aircon.
Regrettably, The Cottage is not suited to small children.
Huckleberry House at La Bruyere (Tulbagh)
For couples keen on a country getaway with friends or family, La Bruyere Farm’s Huckleberry House is the answer.
Nestled near the Wizenberg mountains in tranquil Tulbagh, this spacious house – which comfortably sleeps six – is surrounded by ancient oaks, wild olives, a shaded garden, and a vineyard, providing you with a heady dose of Cape country charm.
This family- and pet-friendly house is newly renovated and playfully decorated; each bedroom has a country theme (Bali, Japan, and India respectively).
Amenities include comfortable bedrooms; a Kolkol hot tub on a covered veranda; a dedicated workspace; an indoor fireplace; a beautiful kitchen- and lounge spaces and more.
Cheverells Farm Cottages (Elgin Valley, Grabouw)
A stay on a working apple farm near Grabouw? Yes, please! This relaxing farm getaway is ideal for couples who wish to enjoy life at a gentler pace.
There are two self-catering cottages at Cheverells Farm to choose from but we like Braeburn. This cosy, pet-friendly cottage offers a fireplace, an electric blanket in winter, a fully equipped kitchen (with Nespresso, farm-style rusks and other kitchen amenities), outdoor braai, a covered veranda and a cottage-style bathroom with shower.
Both cottages are quaintly decorated and set in peaceful surroundings, with gorgeous views of the fruit orchards and vineyards in the picture-perfect Elgin Valley beyond.
Where will you be booking your next romantic couple escape at?