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Every year, Valentine’s Day serves to remind people how much love there is to go around. With this day fast approaching, some may be wondering what to do or how to celebrate. We all want to make Valentine’s Day extra-special for our loved ones when celebrating it. Obviously, there is nothing wrong with the traditional romantic dinner and homemade Valentine’s Day gifts, but showing your special someone how much you care is more meaningful if you do something more creative and unique. 

With restrictions easing, we don’t see a reason why romantic getaways shouldn’t be a priority. We have a few getaway options for you and your better half to consider. 

African Pride Mount Grace Country House & Spa 

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A romantic getaway away from the hustle and bustle of the city might be just what you need. The African Pride Mount Grace Country House & Spa is located in the majestic Magaliesberg Mountains, 80 kilometres from Johannesburg. The classic style, elegant comfort, and breathtaking views will make your stay an unforgettable experience. The hotel has four on-site restaurants to choose from, a fitness centre, offers recreational activities and sightseeing, has an award-winning spa, and is only a short drive away from the Cradle of Mankind. 

Toyota Hilux:
In light of the 80 kilometres you will drive
if staying in Johannesburg, the Toyota Hilux is an excellent starting point if reliability is your main concern. It is tough, yet comfortable. Additionally, if you are inclined to drive off-road and would like to see the breathtaking views of the Magaliesberg Mountains, the Hilux would be a far better vehicle. 

Glenburn Lodge & Spa 

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The Glenburn Lodge & Spa is the perfect romantic getaway that is neither too far nor too close. Located in the beautiful scenery of the Zwartkops Mountains, you and your bae are sure to have a relaxing quiet time getting pampered at the Glenburn Spa. Interesting local spots in the area include game drives at the Rhino & Lion Nature Reserve, Siverstar Casino, the Sterkfontein Caves, and Danielsrust Game Farm, offering horse trail rides, quad biking, paintball, archery, and clay pigeon shooting. 

Ford Ranger:
Would you not want to be on that game drive with one of the toughest, most reliable cars in the country? It’s ironic that Ford’s slogan, ‘Built Ford Tough’, fits so well here. With its great ability to handle both on- and off-roads, this is the perfect vehicle for your baecation. 

Thaba Eco Hotel 


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Located in an idyllic setting with luxurious suites and lush surroundings, Thabo Eco is sure to stir up romantic feelings between you and your significant other. It is just 10 kilometres away from Johannesburg, in the Klipriviersberg Nature Reserve, which is a haven for indigenous plants, trees, and wildlife. There are plenty of leisure activities you can enjoy, such as mountain biking, bush walks/drives, spa treatments or a special meditation trail. If you’re looking for a romantic atmosphere while dining, Kraal Restaurant has indoor and outdoor seating areas. There is also a private dining room that overlooks the indigenous landscaped gardens. 

 Audi A3:
The Audi A3 is definitely giving us ‘couple goals’, and Thabo Eco Hotel will without a doubt be complemented by this posh city car with striking features, latest technology and a powerful engine. The posh interior is luxurious and comfortable enough to go on long getaways without feeling exhausted with the travelling bit. Now what are you waiting for, the streets are calling.
 

Amberhall Guesthouse 

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A baecation in the city for a change? Look no further than the Amberhall Guesthouse, situated 8 kilometres from Monte Casino, Randburg. It boasts a garden with a small stream, making you feel as if you are miles away from the city buzz, in your own serene space. The two of you will have fun going to various places in and around Randburg, including Maropeng (Cradle of Humankinds & Sterkfontein Caves), Soweto, Montecasino, and Gold Reef City. 

Polo Vivo:
The Polo Vivo is smooth on paved roads and it’s a breeze to drive. Its stylish design, innovative features, good fuel efficiency and technology, make it stand out. It has also maintained its reliability, usability and efficiency. This one is perfect for your city baecation.