Here are some options for the budget-conscious traveller wanting a romantic getaway:

Marketing Manager at Fancourt, said: “Fancourt offers wonderful deals during the winter season, which is perfect for a romantic weekend getaway.”

Owner of Ocean Odyssey in Knysna, said: “We have a huge variety of accommodation offerings in Knysna and many are very romantic, by virtue of their scenic locations and beautiful views. There is something to suit all budgets, from caravan and camp sites, to self-catering units, home stays, B&Bs, guesthouses and hotels.”

Director of Gondwana Game Reserve, said Gondwana’s affordable options included the Eco Camp and Kwena Lodge, situated in the reserve along the Garden Route. “Rooms are both cumulatively priced for the luxury and authentic Big Five experience they offer,” she said.

We have also identified some other affordable romantic getaways:
Inkasi Lodge is near the Klaserie River in Limpopo, close to the the Kruger Park’s Orpen Gate. The lodge has recently undergone extensive renovations, and the interior has been decorated with Ardmore fabrics.

There are two private cottages on a secluded dam, each with two en-suite bedrooms, a large bathtub that looks out on to the dam, a lounge, kitchenette and large veranda. The fifth bedroom has been incorporated into the entertainment area.

Activities include game drives, bush walks, and bird-watching. There is also a private guide who accompanies guests on outdoor activities and tracks wildlife on foot.


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