11 Valentines Day specials in the Western Cape

Posted on 16 January 2023

Believe it or not, Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. With the back-to-work blues in full swing, what better way to up the energy levels than with a romantic celebration of love? With these 11 Valentine’s Day specials in the Western Cape (and one in the Eastern Cape), planning the 14 of February has never been easier.

1. Gonana Collection

Premier eco-conscious Gonana Guesthouse is located in the fishing village of Paternoster, with luxury accommodations. It provides the perfect option for those seeking privacy for a romantic Valentine’s getaway. Gonana Collection’s ‘Loved Up’ Special, starting from R2 750 per room per night for two, includes daily breakfast, poolside lounging, direct access to Bekbaai Beach, complimentary WiFi, and interruption-free stays Plus – in celebration of Valentine’s Day and valid from Friday 10 to Friday 17 February for couples at Gonana Guesthouse only – there is the addition of a complimentary bottle of sparkling wine to each room on check-in. Other accommodation comprises two pet-friendly self-catering houses, three Studios, and the Coral Villa – all are, to all intents and purposes, off the grid and entirely environmentally ethical.

2. La Petite Ferme

La Petite Ferme in Franschhoek offers luxurious accommodations in its Manor House Suites and the equally luxurious Vineyard Suites. Blessed with the most breathtaking views, it is a favourite romantic venue of many for an overnight getaway or a delicious lunch or dinner – perfect for Valentine’s. La Petite Ferme’s award-winning Restaurant, where the kitchen team takes pleasure in experimenting with various flavours, ingredients, and textures to create authentic ‘country cuisine with a fresh contemporary touch’ menus that showcase seasonal produce from the area.

Book your Valentine’s Day lunch – Tuesday 14 February now, and you and your special someone will enjoy a complimentary glass of La Petite Ferme Estate wine, along with friendly, professional service and a relaxing and romantic experience. La Petite Ferme Summer menu – two-course R580 per person/three-course R620 per person. Lunch – from 12:00 until 15:30. La Petite Ferme wishes you an exquisite Valentine’s culinary day at its restaurant – Bon appétit!

3. Turbine Boutique Hotel and Spa

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Situated on Thesen Islands, Knysna – a 5-star hotel housed in what was once an old power station, offers a variety of accommodations, and exceptional facilities – the elegant Island Café restaurant, the cosy Gastro Pub, the Turbine Spa, and the Turbine Water Club. One-Night Special at R3 500 per room – valid for Valentine’s Day Tuesday 14 February only – includes breakfast and a 45min Couples’ back, neck, and shoulder Massage. Pamper your special person with the Spa Special – valid from 1 – 28 February 2023 – R699 per person – enjoy a Chocolate Foot Scrub, followed by a 60min relaxing Hot Stone Massage, plus a complimentary ‘Love Potion’ beverage.

4. Sky Villa Boutique Hotel

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Offering world-leading luxury accommodation in Plettenberg Bay, Raw Africa Boutique Collection’s luxurious 5-star Sky Villa Boutique Hotel is the place to be! Perched on a hilltop with breathtaking views of the ocean, mountains, and lagoon, this boutique hotel has it all. For a premium, Valentine’s celebration- of- love book Sky Villa’s Perfect Date Package – R5 200 per couple – includes a two-night stay, a complimentary bottle of Bramon Blanc de Blanc MCC on arrival, a R1 000 Sky Villa Food & Beverage voucher and a 60min Massage from Beauty@Sky.

5. The Bungalow

Raw Africa Boutique Collection’s beachside haven in Plettenberg Bay is perfect for a romantic getaway. A stone’s throw from the water’s edge at Hobie Beach and expansive sea views. For the ultimate in romantic treats, book The Bungalow’s Perfect Date Package – R5 200 per couple – includes a two-night stay, a complimentary bottle of Bramon Blanc de Blanc MCC on arrival, a R1 000 Bungalow Food & Beverage Voucher and a 60 min Massage from Beauty @Bungalow. Valid 1 to 28 February 2023 Subject to availability.

6. Spanish Farm Guest Lodge

Another of Raw Africa Boutique Collections, the lodge is set in Somerset West, boasting a peaceful ambiance and typical warm South African hospitality. It offers luxury air-conditioned Guesthouse bedrooms, self-catering Villas with lush indigenous gardens, and panoramic views of False Bay. For your Valentine’s getaway, take advantage of Spanish Farm’s Romantic Escape Package – two nights at the Spanish Farm Guest Lodge – R6 800 for the Honeymoon Villa – includes breakfast, a complimentary bottle of wine/bubbly, and a 60min Thai massage for two. Valid for 1 to 28 February 2023. Spanish Farm Guest Lodge is the recipient of the Hotels Combined’s 2020 Recognition of Excellence Award for consistently achieving the highest customer satisfaction standards worldwide.

7. The Den Apartments

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These elegantly furnished, self-catering apartments by Raw Africa Boutique Collection in Stellenbosch are fitted with the finest in fixtures, appliances, and linen and feature interior design by Clara’s Interiors, a communal rooftop deck with pool, a braai area, and views of the nearby mountain range. It is close to many of Stellenbosch’s top restaurants and is perfect for tourists, holidaymakers, and those wanting a romantic hideaway for Valentine’s. The Den Apartments by Raw Africa Boutique Collection’s Romantic Hideaway Special – a two-night stay at R3 000 for a Studio apartment includes a cheese board with a complimentary bottle of wine/bubbly and an hour-long in-room massage for two. Valid for 1 to 28 February 2023.

8. Eendracht Hotel & Apartments

Book a two-night Valentine’s stay at Eendracht Hotel & Apartments – the luxurious establishment situated in the heart of the oldest part of Stellenbosch – your stay includes two nights’ accommodation in one double room, plus a platter, bubbly, rose petals, chocolates and dinner for one night for two. The ‘Pre-Valentine’s Day Special’ – all-inclusive for two nights at R6 026 is valid for the weekend of 10 – 12 February 2023.

9. Hippo Boutique Hotel

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Cape Country Routes’ 4-star Hippo Boutique Hotel in Cape Town is conveniently within walking distance of some amazing Kloof Street Restaurants. It offers contemporary accommodation, iconic views of the Mother City, and a fabulous Valentine’s Day Spoil for you and your loved one this February. Enjoy an Accommodation Package inclusive of a bottle of Bubbly on arrival, two giant heart cookies from the world-renowned Charlie’s Bakery, and a breakfast voucher valid at a nearby local Café from R2 045 per person per night.

10. Supertubes Guest House

Just 30 meters from the world-famous surfing beach of Jeffreys Bay in the Eastern Cape, offers accommodation comprising standard and luxury rooms, and self-catering apartments – 11 Pepper with three en suite rooms, and 16 Pepper/‘Khaya Zinza’ with five en suite rooms. Aside from surfing, there are plenty of other activities, including whale watching, surfing, fishing, Big Five game viewing, excursions, and shopping. Supertube’s special Valentine’s offer is a cheese platter for two and a bottle of sparkling wine free of charge with every room booked for Valentine’s Day Tuesday 14 February 2023.

11. Marine Dynamics’/ Dyer Island Cruises

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Marine Dynamics’/Dyer Island Cruises is an award-winning shark cage diving and viewing company. They are offering a fabulous 40% discount Valentine’s offer which is valid for the month of February 2023. There is no better to celebrate love, romance, and Valentine’s than outside and on the sea! See sharks, whales, dolphins, seals, and penguins, explore the world-famous Dyer Island ecosystem with an onboard marine biologist and enjoy a (free) visit to the African Penguin and Seabird Sanctuary (a Dyer Island Conservation Trust project).

Ts & Cs apply to all specials

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