There are few things as romantic as a cozy weekend away in Cape Town during the rainy season. Not having to worry about the cooking or cleaning, and being in a space away from home, is just what you and your partner need to break the monotony of everyday life.
Here are our suggestions of places for couples to go for a whimsical weekend that will warm your wintery hearts.
12 Apostles Hotel and Spa
A romantic weekend away at the Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa in Camps Bay is special. It’s close enough to the city that you won’t feel isolated from the world but tucked away in a secluded mountain-side spot that will make you feel like you’ve taken a trip somewhere far away. Whether you choose mountain-facing or sea-facing, the views from the elegantly decorated rooms will take your breath away. There’s plenty to do outside the rooms too. The hotel boasts an award-winning Spa where you can swap the sea views for the tranquility of their indoor wellness facilities. However, we recommend booking a couple’s massage in one of the mountainside gazebos, which offers panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean and Table Mountain National Park.
Aquila Game Reserve and Spa
Aquila is the perfect escape for couples seeking an escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. Sure it’s a two-hour drive from Cape Town, but we promise it’s totally worth it. See the Big Five via a horseback safari or a traditional game drive and then retreat to the luxury accommodation for some alone time. To really melt the city tensions away, book a treatment at the Tranquila Spa before you leave. Aquila has some great weekend deals until the end of August so it’s the perfect time to book your weekend away.
Mount Nelson Hotel
The Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel describes itself as an oasis of calm within Cape Town’s beating heart so if you’re looking for a time-out from your busy lives this is a great place to spend a weekend. Soak up all the opulence and old-world charm the Nelly has to offer. You can’t visit Mount Nelson without indulging in their famous afternoon tea in their iconic lounge, but there’s lots to do in and around the hotel. After you’ve enjoyed the fabulous tea, you can compete with your partner in a tennis match on one of the two courts. It’s also close to the Company’s Garden, where you can enjoy a romantic stroll with the squirrels and capture some perfect Instagram-worthy moments. If you find it gets too quiet, it’s a stone’s throw from some of the most popular restaurants in the Mother City.
Throughout 2021 the Mount Nelson is offering special rates to South African and SADC residents. Enjoy the Deluxe Room special, which includes an Ala Carte breakfast, access to the two heated swimming pools, and 24 hour gym access. View specials.
Alphen Boutique Hotel
The Alphen Boutique Hotel is situated in the beautiful, serene suburb of Constantia, about half an hour from the city. During your stay, you’re spoilt for choice with some of the finest eateries in Constantia such as Blanko, La Belle, and Incognito. More adventurous couples might enjoy ziplining just a few minutes away at Silvermist Estate, but if that’s too much adrenaline for you, then a walk or jog along the Alphen trail on the Constantia Greenbelt will have you warmed up in no time. The Alphen Hotel has a great winter deal running that local couples will love: Enjoy a night’s stay at The Alphen and a winter dine-in lunch or dinner from la Belle. Book now.