Whether you are planning your honeymoon, rekindling an old flame or desperate for a romantic getaway with your loved one – the Western Cape has countless couple escapes to make you fall in love all over again!
In part two of this series, we look at five romantic and unique couple escapes in the Western Cape to enjoy:
Aloe Ridge (Swellendam)
Overlooking the banks of the beautiful Breede River, this Swellendam gem offers secluded self-catering accommodation fascinating perched on a small ridge and offering unrivalled country views.
Ideal for both couples and families, Aloe Ridge offers a choice of five thatched homes – each cleverly named after a famous mountain range/peak, like Kilimanjaro, Langeberg or Drakensberg.
Each tastefully decorated house offers a dreamy en-suite bedroom and bathroom, fully equipped kitchen, patio with undercover braai area, private pool and other creature comforts, like premium DSTv.
Note: Aloe Ridge accommodation is purely self-catering. Accommodation must be booked for a two-night minimum. Maximum of four guests per house.
Enjo Nature Farm (Clanwilliam)
If you and your partner wish to be far from the madding crowd, enjoying blissfully uninterrupted Cederberg scenery, Enjo Nature Farm is for you.
This pet-friendly nature farm is situated in the Biedouw Valley (a magical place during the annual wildflower season, August-September), close to Clanwilliam.
It offers peaceful, down-to-earth accommodation alongside the river. Choose from a range of options – from camping sites to self-catering chalets. (As well as the very remote Lonely Planet Cottage.)
While staying here, guests can enjoy stargazing, braai facilities, dam swims, hiking trails and much more.
Accommodation is on the rustic side but still offers basic amenities needed for a relaxing, soul-soothing stay. You also get to enjoy incredible views and private Jacuzzis with some of the chalets.
Squirreled away at the foot of the Bainskloof mountains near Wolseley, Fynbosrust offers couples a luxurious mountain getaway. This cottage is well-built, offers stunning country- and mountain views, and is magically equipped with all necessary creature comforts for a tranquil nature escape.
Fabulous Fynbosrust is found within the Mount Bain Nature Reserve, making it ideal for nature retreats, winter getaways, and summer holidays alike. Nearby, you can enjoy tackling fun hikes and cycle tracks, missions to the waterfall, and of course, savouring sublime sunrises and sunsets.
This four-sleeper cottage offers every possible amenity – including complimentary WiFi, a fireplace, solar-powered air conditioning and two en-suite bedrooms and bathrooms.
Note: Vehicles with high ground clearance are perhaps advisable due to the dirt/mountain road. There is covered, on-site parking on the premises.
Farm215 – Fynbos Suite (Overberg Region)
Farm215 is a quintessential, long-standing couple spot made for blissfully carefree, romantic Western Cape escapes.
Found within an 800-hectare private nature reserve in Uilkraal Valley (between Stanford and Cape Agulhas), this beautiful accommodation offering sleeps up to 20 guests. Accommodation can be individually booked or you can book out the farm for private weddings, events and family getaways.
Choose between the Fynbos- or Mountain Suites or Fynbos Hill House – although Fynbos Suite is perfect for couples.
This dreamy suite offers all necessary creature comforts, including a bath or shower; a deck area (perfect for braaiing and watching sunsets); a private hot tub or splash pool; a fully equipped kitchen, a wood-fire stove, and a king-sized bed.
Beyond your accommodation, savour the rich bird-, plants- and wildlife, calming nature walks or hikes, MTB routes, horse rides with a partner company, African Horse Company, and more.
Underhill Farm (Elgin Valley)
Whether you love a peaceful nature escape or you are dying to live out your Tolkien fantasy, Underhill Farm is perfect for couples seeking a romantic, secluded stay in Elgin.
This sustainable, pet-friendly Overberg farm provides luxurious, yet earth-friendly getaways. It is powered by the sun and built using recycled and upcycled materials (each possessing its own unique story) – like the wine bottles-turned windows.
The farm has five rentals (including the new Earthship), as beautiful and tranquil as the next.
The accommodation comes with necessary, cosy creature comforts, while also featuring some tasteful touches like upcycled, rainwater-fed plunge pools, private, river-facing decks, king-sized beds, braai areas, sunbeds, and more.
Which of these couple spots has stolen your heart? Let us know in the comments below.