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Pondoro Game Lodge was voted South Africa’s most luxury romantic hotel in the 2010 World Luxury Hotel Awards.
Romantic accommodation in South Africa is something very special: rooms with private decks, their own splash pools and hot tubs, open fireplaces, four-poster beds, and luxurious bathrooms with generous baths and outdoor showers. Everything you need for that perfect romantic holiday.
The nature of the landscape, from bush to beach and mountains, naturally lends itself to romantic holidays in South Africa. Think Out of Africa and the like and you’ll have an idea of the allure of these secluded retreats. Of course these locales also lend themselves to special occasions such as romantic bush dinners by lamplight, private beach walks and intimate forest and riverside picnics.
Many of the establishments catering for couples will specifically arrange these outings for you. Some also offer exclusive twosome activities, such as couples massages, couples yoga, horse riding and hot air balloon rides, complete with champagne sundowners.
Romantic accommodation in South Africa is usually graded 4- or 5-star, as such establishments offer great attention to detail and ensure privacy. The Tourism Grading Council of South Africa has graded a number of venues described as ‘romantic’, ranging from private game lodges to manor houses and even exclusive tree houses.
You won’t be disappointed with the seductive Timamoon Lodge near Sabie, Mpumalanga; Kennedy’s Beach Villa in Hermanus, Western Cape; Thonga Beach Lodge in Mabibi, KwaZulu-Natal; Singita Boulders Lodge in Sabi Sand Reserve, Mpumalanga; and Pondoro Game Lodge near Hoedspruit in Limpopo.
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