It’s easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of a vibrant city, especially ones like Johannesburg or Pretoria, where things rarely seem to slow down. It’s important to set aside some time to spend with your significant other.
Whether that involves a romantic staycation at one of the many romantic hotels in Gauteng or spotting the Big Five at a secluded game lodge, we have the perfect options for you. We’ve also included romantic spa weekend getaways in Gauteng, making sure that whatever you go for, it’s a magical weekend away together.
Just decide when you want to unplug from big city life and book a weekend (or longer) at your favourite spot from the list below. If you are not from the province then just book cheap flights to Johannesburg and get your couples retreat in Gauteng started.
Most Romantic Hotels for Weekend Getaways in Gauteng
Whether you are travelling from elsewhere or you’re planning a staycation in Gauteng, there is no shortage of romantic hotels to choose from. Both of the superb hotels below will be sure to cater to your every need. Leaving you to relax and soak up your time together.
De Hoek Country Hotel
This tranquil haven is home to the ultimate couples retreat in Gauteng. Nestled within the lush Magaliesburg Mountains, this magical hideaway is the perfect setting for two. Look forward to luxury treatment from the moment you step foot on these exquisite grounds.
You’ll be blown away by the attention to detail and world-class service of this 5-star establishment. Relax together in the countryside or, if you’re an adventurous couple, check out exhilarating tours, like hot air ballooning, offered from the hotel.
Be treated to an exceptional wining and dining experience in the unmatched restaurant where the dedicated chefs only use seasonal produce from the local community. Everything De Hoek offers is done with immense detail and passion and is sure to make for a treat of a weekend away together.
This quirky spot in the heart of trendy Melville will have you mesmerised by its originality and authentic feel. A newly renovated hotel on the highest point in Melville means you’re in for rare 360 views of Johannesburg.
Watch the sunset over the Sandton skyline from the deck while you indulge in one of their famous pizzas. And come morning you won’t want to leave your comfy king-sized bed as you sip on a tasty coffee from your Nespresso machine.
The walls of your colourful room will be adorned with art from local South African artists, and the views of Melville Koppies will make sure you never want to leave.
Most Romantic Lodges in Gauteng
Gauteng is also home to Game Reserves and luxury lodges in the countryside that are perfect for unwinding and reconnecting with each other. These usually require a short road trip from the major areas in Gauteng, so hire a car and hit the road.
Mongena Game Lodge
Located within the Dinokeng Game Reserve, this luxury game lodge is the only one in the province to boast being home to the entire free-roaming Big 5 and is perfect for couples looking for a secluded getaway in the bush.
From sunset cruises on the dam to hearty meals served in the restaurants, you will be treated like royalty throughout your trip.
The lodge is conveniently located 40 minutes from Pretoria and 1 hour and 30 minutes from Johannesburg. So you have no excuse not to escape for a weekend and enjoy the tranquillity of nature.
La Provence d’ Afrique
They say Paris is the city of love and you won’t get much closer to that in Africa than this French-themed accommodation in Magaliesburg.
Your stay will be filled with riverside brunches and guided forest walks. We can’t think of any better way to rejuvenate. There is also a spa available to spoil and pamper yourselves for a day. Everything on this property is done with love, and you can feel the romance in the air.
This spot is charming and beautiful, easily making it onto our list for the best romantic weekend getaways in Gauteng.
Best Spa Getaways in Gauteng
Nothing says romantic trip like a couples spa retreat, and we have just the places for you to indulge in complete pampering and relaxation. Check out the best romantic spa weekend getaways in Gauteng below.
Kievits Kroon Country Estate
This country estate is stylish and elegant and makes for a perfect romantic hideaway. This lodge aims to give all its guests a getaway filled with wellness and tranquillity. The service is unmatched, and you will leave this luxurious estate feeling revitalised and centred.
Also home to its own winelands, you can experience the wine created on the estate while you are enjoying a meal in the world-class restaurant.
The spa offers couples packages, signature treatments and aims to meet the standards of top European spa facilities. Come back from this spa retreat ready to face the busyness of life with renewed energy and drive.
Abloom Bush Lodge and Spa Retreat
Located in Cullinan, this is a sanctuary of seclusion and exclusivity in the untouched bush that surrounds the lodge. The lodge is small and can only accommodate eight guests at any given time, ensuring your stay is private and personal.
Your gracious hosts are available at all times, going above and beyond to make your stay a one-of-a-kind experience. Indulge in gourmet meals and pampering at the spa (spa treatments included in every stay). Each unit also has its own private plunge pool, so you’ll be able to enjoy a dip in total privacy.
You’ll probably want to spend all of your time at the lodge, but if you feel like going on a little adventure, the Cullinan region has lots to offer. It’s worth moseying around the quant Cullinan town. You can also play a round of golf or take to the skies in a hot air balloon.
Final Thoughts on Romantic Getaways in Gauteng
You don’t have to look very far to find epic romantic destinations for you and your loved one in Gauteng. From spa retreats to luxury lodges you’ll be on cloud nine on whichever getaway that you decide on.
Escape the city and spend some quality one-on-one time together as you unwind and relax with a weekend away in Gauteng.