If you’re looking for a couples getaway for an anniversary, a special occasion or even just because, Thompsons has loads of plush weekend getaways for couples and the best vacation spots for long romantic stays. Splurge out on a 5*experience in South Africa – like a trip to a luxury city hotel or into the bush for an unforgettable safari - or for the more active why not head for the magnificent Drakensberg or scenic Garden Route? From hiking and biking, to spa treatments and beach walks, South Africa is filled with excellent holiday ideas for couples.
Looking to venture a little further? The Indian Ocean Islands are incredibly romantic and the warm water is great for couple’s activities like diving and snorkelling, plus palm-fringed beaches and cocktails on the sand beckon from private boutique resorts. The Far East is also an excellent choice for quality time together, with plenty of beaches to relax on and vibrant cities to explore.
Here are a few suggestions for couples getaways.
Combine golf and spa treatments on a leisurely break at the 4* Selborne Golf Estate at Pennington on the KZN south coast
For a quick one-night getaway in Gauteng, try the 4* Indaba Hotel with a bonus high tea, boma dinner and couples spa treatment
For exceptional views, nothing beats the 3* Blyde Canyon a Forever Resort in Mpumalanga
Fly off to the romanticVilanculos Beach Lodge on the azure coast of Mozambique
The Islands of Siankaba near Livingstone offer mokoro boat excursions, picnics on the great Zambezi River and ultra-luxury accommodation. Why not add on a helicopter or microlight flip over Victoria Falls?
Enjoy great game viewing at Etosha in Namibia – Etosha Village gives you easy access to the reserve plus other game-viewing opportunities
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