Sometimes for Valentine's Day you want to get away from it all and escape with your partner. These Kalahari getaways may just help you do that.
From quiet desert to lush greenery, you may find what you're looking for here...
Kgalagadi Lodge, situated between the red sand dunes of the Kalahari, is the ideal desert haven where modern meets wilderness.
Two-hundred and fifty kilometres away from Upington Airport, and only five kilometres from the popular Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, this family-owned and operated lodge offers the perfect romantic getaway for excitement-seeking travellers.
This desert haven sets the scene for romance and offers a weekend that your partner will never forget - with perfect Kalahari sunsets, stargazing at night and picnics on the red sand dunes.
Visit http://www.kgalagadi-lodge.co.za/ for more information or to make a booking.
Rating: 3 - 4 star
Price range: R650 - R1 300 per unit
African Vineyard Guesthouse
The Green Kalahari region of the Northern Cape, in contrast to its desert surrounds, boasts beautiful blue skies, greenery and, of course, South Africa’s longest river - the Orange River.
Located in this tranquil haven is African Vineyard Guesthouse, offering guests a romantic getaway to this luscious part of South Africa. With spacious, beautiful rooms that open out onto the green oasis of the garden alive with birds, African Vineyard Guesthouse offers warm, country hospitality with beautiful surroundings.
For more information on how to escape to ‘the island of slow living’, visit http://www.africanvineyard.co.za/
Rating: 4 star
Price range: R684 per person sharing to R855 per person sharing.
Pecanwood Manor guesthouse is perfectly located on the banks of the Orange River in Upington, with a beautiful view over a pecanwood forest. Pecanwood Manor sets the scene for Valentine's Day with beautifully decorated, luxury accommodation and friendly hospitality that will ensure a memorable experience for you and your partner.
For more information or to make a booking, please visit http://www.pecanwoodmanor.co.za/
The venue is brand new, having opened up in January 2016.