August is Women’s Month! And so, we celebrate the strength and resilience of women and their remarkable contribution to society and country.
Yes, it has huge historical and social significance. But … it’s also a marvelous excuse to spoil our better halves, right? This month, we get to pay tribute to the incredible woman in our life and acknowledge that everything we are is because of her!
So, for the ultimate Women’s Month indulgence (and maximum ‘brownie points’!), lavish your lovely lady with a luxury getaway at one of our amazing resorts.
But wait – there’s more!
Following are 5 excellent ways to spoil and pamper her once you’re there!
- Give her flowers!
Forget buying a bunch from the local flower shop – go straight to the source – Mother Nature herself!
The Midlands in the heart of KZN is a beautiful landscape offering a welcome respite from crowded city life, with vast, open stretches of gorgeous farmland and rolling, green hills, lush forests, lakes, waterfalls … and the flower-laden foothills and craggy slopes of the Drakensberg in the north.
Take her on a gentle hike to enjoy the magnificent outdoors. Stroll hand in hand through charming little towns, sampling the local produce and admiring the arts and crafts. Stop in at one of the many delightful restaurants for a leisurely meal. Visit cheese farms, coffee shops, breweries and more.
You’ll feel like you’re in another country!
Whispering Waters – luxurious midlands accommodation
Located in the heart of KZN, Whispering Waters offers spacious accommodation, breathtaking surroundings, luxurious amenities, and access to all the Midlands Meander’s beautiful attractions.
Bushman’s Nek – Drakensberg self-catering accommodation
For the lady who loves mountains, fresh air, cool nights spent cuddling in front of a fire, and a little bit of outdoor adventure, this lovely resort, nestled in the foothills of the Southern Drakensberg, offers a range of engaging activities and luxury amenities.
Midlands Saddle and Trout – cosy self-catering chalets
Spoil her with a comfortable chalet in the peaceful Midlands, where she can enjoy marvellous amenities, a luxurious spa, horse riding and other outdoor activities while surrounded by the beauty of nature.
2. Chocolates and Wine
Is there anything more indulgent than visiting one of the stunning wine estates in the Cape?
A day trip is a delight to the senses as you sample award-winning wines, cheeses, chocolates, coffee and other delectable treats while surrounded by acres of forest, fynbos, orchards and vineyards rising up mountain slopes and the warm caress of ocean breezes. Enjoy a leisurely meal at the restaurant, explore the shops or markets … and simply revel in one of the Cape’s most popular attractions.
Cape Gordonia – self-catering luxury in Gordon’s Bay
This quiet, romantic beach retreat, only 20 minutes from Lourensford Wine Estate, features white sandy shores, spectacular sunsets, fantastic dining and all the sights and attractions of coastal village life.
Port Owen Marina – gorgeous, self-catering apartments and chalets
Located on the banks of the marina in Velddrif, on the Cape West Coast, this marvellous resort is the ideal location to enjoy sailing, water sports, fishing, and so much more. Also, the region boasts its own wine route and is renowned for its fresh seafood, quaint restaurants and unique markets – a smorgasbord for food and wine lovers!
Perna Perna Mossel Bay – self-catering Garden Route accommodation
Spacious, open-plan living with great amenities, perfectly located to enjoy all that the rustic coastal village of Mossel Bay has to offer! Also, you’ll be spoiled for choice with the local wine tours and tastings!
3. Take her shopping!
Half of the fun of being on holiday is the shopping! KZN provides plenty of opportunities to while away your time at the coast, exploring the latest fashion, entertainment and luxurious shopping destinations.
With over 430 stores, 70 eateries and a host of exciting entertainment, Gateway Theatre of Shopping is definitely worth a visit! A bit further north, on the Dolphin Coast, Ballito’s Lifestyle Centre offers beautiful surroundings and a more relaxed atmosphere with plenty of stores and restaurants to keep anyone busy.
Chaka’s Rock Chalets – ocean views in Ballito
High quality yet affordable accommodation with gorgeous sea views in the beautiful holiday town of Ballito. Great onsite amenities and nearby attractions, including fabulous restaurants, shopping, golden beaches, fishing, dolphin, whale-watching tours, and more, make this the perfect coastal escape!
La Montagne – modern North Coast apartments
Explore the stunning Dolphin Coast from a modern, fully equipped apartment with gorgeous ocean views, a lovely pool area and onsite restaurants and bars. Enjoy Blue Flag beaches, incredible fishing, shopping, dining and more right on your doorstep!
Lake View Cabanas – well-appointed apartments in St. Lucia
Quality, affordable accommodation surrounded by stunning nature, game reserves, a world-renowned estuary, and seemingly endless kilometers of unspoiled coastline.
4. Breakfast in bed
Breakfast in bed is the ultimate treat for anyone while on holiday! No cooking, no cleaning up – you don’t even have to get dressed! Simply order in and pamper your lady with her favourite delicious meal before you both head out for a day of relaxation and fun … Pure holiday indulgence!
Hole in the Wall – Wild Coast accommodation
Immerse yourself in the beauty of the pristine Wild Coast, with marvelous comfort and amenities as well as direct access to stunning beaches and a lovely natural bay. Enjoy a hearty breakfast delivered straight to your room from The Bell Buoy – their popular onsite restaurant.
The Palace All-Suite – luxury Durban beachfront accommodation
The very best accommodation on Durban’s Golden Mile, with incredible ocean views, a secluded pool area, relaxing sun lounge, luxurious spa … and trendy restaurant serving sumptuous meals straight to your room!
Selborne Golf Estate, Hotel and Spa – South Coast luxury
A coastal utopia complete with luxury spa, championship golf course, marvellous accommodation, sumptuous dining … and miles of beautiful coastline just a short drive away. This is South Coast living!
5. Spa treatment
It’s no secret that ladies absolutely love the spa!
From revitalising beauty and anti-ageing treatments to luxuriously relaxing massages, fantastic manicures, pedicures, facials and more … it’s all about being pampered and spoiled while feeling and looking fabulous!
You could spoil both of you with a fabulous couples spa experience (definitely worth it!).
Or you could head out with the kids or enjoy a thrilling round of golf while your better half gets some first-class pampering.
Qwantani – luxury Sterkfontein Dam chalets
Offering Sterkfontein Dam accommodation that’s perfect for the whole family – including your fur-babies! Enjoy well-appointed chalets in a gorgeous mountain setting, and a host of wonderful, relaxing activities and amenities, including a luxurious onsite spa.
Magalies Park – luxury resort in Hartbeespoort
Lose yourself in nature at the foot of the Magaliesberg Mountains. A declared bird sanctuary, this beautiful resort boasts unrivalled scenery, comfort and hospitality, along with a luxury wellness spa and one of the best golf courses in Hartbeespoort!
Margate Sands – award-winning seaside resort
Located in the popular seaside resort town of Margate, this award-winning, self-catering beach resort has its own wellness spa and is perfect for revelling in that relaxed South Coast beach life, with restaurants, nightlife, shopping, and more right at your door.
La Côte d’Azur – affordable, self-catering apartments
La Côte d’Azur is one of Margate’s most popular hotels, offering high-end, yet affordable self-catering apartments with all the usual onsite facilities, including onsite spa. And it’s close to all the local attractions, shops, restaurants, and world-class beaches!