Warm getaways: 6 spots with toasty fireplaces to visit this winter

Posted by Anita Froneman on 29 June 2021

With the winter chills setting in around South Africa, we’re always on the lookout for warm and cosy places to cuddle up. One of the best ways to warm up is in front of a fireplace, so we’ve sought out some of the hottest accommodation spots across the country to get comfy in.

Read: 6 places near Cape Town with wood-fired hot tubs

1. The Residence Boutique Hotel

This incredibly grand property is just as comfortable as it is classy. Make yourself at home in front of this inviting fireplace while enjoying a top-class meal.

Where: Johannesburg, Gauteng

Cost: From R3,996 per night per person sharing

Contact: 011 853 2480

Or visit their website. 

2. Stonecutters Lodge

If you’re eager to get to the countryside, this is just the spot. It’s also the starting point of the scenic Panorama Route, perfect for hiking, fishing and mountain biking. Cosy up in front of the lively fire after a busy day outdoors.

Where: Dullstroom, Mpumalanga

Cost: From R1,280 per single person per night

Contact: 083 375 0132

Or visit their website. 

3. Ten Bompas Hotel

This lovely setting in the suburbs of the City of Gold will let you escape the rush and just relax, unwind and warm up. Here, each one of the 10 suites has its own lounge with a fireplace, so you don’t have to share!

Where: Johannesburg, Gauteng

Cost: From R3,000 per night per suite

Contact: 011 325 2442

Or visit their website.

4. Bona Bona Game Lodge

Situated close to Klerksdorp and Potchefstroom, this 4-star private game lodge is a winner. Here you can go superb safaris, relax in the boma under the stars or indulge in the spa, all before curling up in front of the fireplace with a book at night.

Where: Northwest Province

Cost: From R525 per person per night

Contact: 018 451 1188

Or visit their website. 

5. Tintswalo Atlantic

At Tintswalo Atlantic, you can listen to the waves crash and the fire crackling at the same time. The ocean-facing lodge in Hout Bay has exquisite meals to offer on top of beautiful and luxurious accommodation suites, perfect for a winter staycation in the Mother City.

Where: Cape Town, Western Cape

Cost: From R6,500 per suite

Contact: 021 773 0900 

Or visit their website.

6. Monte Vista Boutique Hotel

No need to go anywhere if you’ve got such a lovely, mesmerising fireplace to enjoy. Guests can leisurely nurse a hot drink by the fire before heading to bed at night. Montagu is the ideal country getaway, and the perfect road trip from Cape Town.

Read: Meeting the ‘mense’ of Montagu

Where: Montagu, Western Cape

Cost: From R848 per person sharing

Contact: 083 305 8058

Or visit their website. 

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