5 romantic escapes near Joburg

Posted by David Henning on 17 March 2022

If you’re looking to spoil the one you love, then this is the sign to pack your bags and go on a trip. Treat your special person to a romantic and peaceful escape away from the busy city. Here’s our pick of places near Johannesburg.

1. The Cliffside, Northcliff

Picture: The Cliffside

Situated within the city limits, but secluded enough to feel like you you’ve left behind the hustle and bustle of the 9 to 5 life, The Cliffside is the perfect urban escape.

This quiet urban oasis is perched on top of the Northside ridge, offering spectacular views of Johannesburg north towards the Magaliesberg.

Rates from R3 940 per person sharing in The Cliffside Room.

Visit their website here.

2. Farmhouse 58, Cradle of Humankind

Project 58 is a tourism facility located in the Cradle of Humankind with their accommodation based ‘regenerative principles’ with their accommodation options varying from a retreat, to a farmhouse and private villas.

Farmhouse 58 regularly offers workshops and interactive workshops from beekeeping to interactive art, so it’s a perfect place to discover a new passion with a loved one, and engage with the surrounding nature.

Rates from R2 500 for two people per night in the Deluxe Suite.

Visit their website here

3. The Cradle Boutique Hotel, Cradle of Humankind

Picture: The Cradle Boutique Hotel

Located in a 9 000 ha nature reserve where the hotel consists of 31 upmarket rooms, 24 of them eco-friendly and sustainably built.

These rooms offer panoramic views of the highveld and the surrounding valleys and a restaurant with an outdoor area overlooking the Magaliesberg hills.

Prices for the luxury room start at R3 350 for two people per night.

Visit their website here

4. Quiet Mountain Country House, Magaliesberg

Located in the Hartebeestfontein Conservancy, this idyllic retreat is located only one hour away from Johannesburg.

The old homestead and adjoining buildings are steeped in history, dating back to the 1800s, with the tranquil gardens perfect for leisurely, romantic strolls.

Rates from R1 450 per person per night in room 1.

Visit their website here.

5. Bokmakierie Cottage, Wakkerstroom

Picture: Getaway Gallery

A bit more budget-friendly, Mahem guest house is situated on the edge of Wakkerstroom. Contrary to its name, the guesthouse offers views of the wetland area where you can catch glimpses of the crowned crane in the mornings.

Their Bokmarie chalet is a two-person cottage perfect for the romantic getaway, and the venue is also pet friendly.

Rates start from R400 per person, or R800 for a couple.

Visit their website here.

Pictures: Supplied

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