Treat yourself to a last-minute Valentine’s Day getaway

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Dream Hotels & Resorts, a favourite amongst South African travellers looking for a relaxed and comfortable local getaway, invites you to snap up one of their last-minute romantic special offers.

“With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, many South Africans with itchy feet are considering booking a last-minute Valentine’s Day treat,” says Sharmila Ragunanan, Marketing Manager for Dream Hotels & Resorts.

“While in previous years booking at the 11th hour would leave you with limited options, we’ve seen a definite uptick in the trend for last-minute bookings this year. We want to assure those looking for a romantic getaway, dinner, high tea or trip to the spa that there is no reason to despair. With a variety of incredible options to choose from, they’re sure to find something at one of our 21 properties across the country.”

“The appeal of our resorts are that many of them are off the beaten track, away from crowds, intimate and quiet. There are also a range of activities couples can enjoy together; from Segway Safaris at Finfoot Lake Reserve and diving at the Blue Marlin to birding at Nibela Lake Lodge. These are wonderful experiences to enjoy together with your significant other, but as always, a firm favourite, a romantic spa treatment and dinner, remains a bestseller.”

The ‘month of love’ special offers include:

Zimbali Lodge

Surrounded by acres of tropical forest, a stay at Zimbali Lodge feels like a ‘Balinese’ holiday on the Dolphin Coast.

Zimbali Lodge special package – Take some time out for a full-day experience (a hot stone or aromatherapy massage and high tea) from R1,760 per couple or opt to extend your spa day by including a 1-night B&B experience from R3935 per couple.

Jozini Tiger Lodge

Close to St Lucia and the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve, Jozini Tiger Lodge is well worth a visit!

Jozini Tiger Lodge and Spa Valentine’s special – Includes dinner, bed and breakfast, a turndown service, 60-minute full body massage for two and a 2-hour sundowner cruise. From R3,300 per couple per night.

Le Franschhoek Hotel & Spa

Ease into pure luxury and wine and dine in the heart of the Franschhoek Valley at Le Franschhoek Hotel & Spa.

Le Franschhoek’s Suite Valentine Escape – Includes a romantic turndown gift, bubbly on arrival and 10% of any spa massage treatments, plus receive 25% off their best flexible rate. Offer valid for the month of February 2021.

The Blue Marlin
Make the most of the endless sunshine on the south coast at Durban’s beloved Blue Marlin Hotel with rooms offering exquisite sea views.

Special offer – Stay 3 Nights pay for 2 – from R3400 per couple. Contact the hotel for more info on this offer. 

Finfoot Lake Reserve

Just a 90-minute drive from Johannesburg and situated in the Greater Pilanesberg area, lies Finfoot Lake Reserve. It’s the perfect weekend break in the bush. Splurge on a romantic spa treatment, starting from R600 per couple.

Special offer from R2704 per room per night.

Piekenierskloof Mountain Resort
Treat yourself to an overnight or weekend stay in the Cederberg Mountains at Piekenierskloof Mountain Resort, less than a two-hour drive from Cape Town.
Special offer from R1635 per room per night or book a Valentine’s dinner on 13 February for just R325 per person including a glass of sparkling wine.

“After the challenges of 2020, and already one month into 2021, there’s never been a better time to treat yourself and your partner to a Valentine’s Day getaway. Make up for lost time. Book your romantic treat with us today!” concludes Ragunanan.

For enquiries and reservations contact 0861 010 347 or email