After all the buzz and bustle of the festive season, February is the perfect opportunity to sneak off on a romantic weekend away with your partner. And we know all the best moves to help you sweep your Valentine off their feet this Feb!
Start with a digital detox. Switch off your WiFi, disconnect your devices, power down your PC and reconnect with your partner. Book an intimate candle-lit dinner with our exclusive Valentine’s Day menus or indulge in a romantic escape with our irresistible Couples Experience by Marriott. Whichever way you choose to celebrate Valentine’s, make sure to enjoy a sip of champagne in the afterglow at these top sunset spots in and around Cape Town, Jo’burg and Durban.
TOP SUNSET SPOTS IN AND AROUND CAPE TOWN
Protea Hotel by Marriott Saldanha Bay
Enjoy a romantic weekend escape at Protea Hotel by Marriott Saldanha Bay just 90 minutes outside the city. Gaze at the shimmering waterfront as the sun sets on the horizon, then share an intimate dinner for two at the gourmet Mussel Cracker Restaurant where romance is always on the menu.
Protea Hotel by Marriott Stellenbosch
Take a drive to stunning Protea Hotel by Marriott Stellenbosch where romance, fine wine and unforgettable sunsets await. Take a leisurley tour of the lush surrounding wine farms, then return to the hotel for a gourmet meal overlooking the vineyards.
With arguably one of the most panoramic views of Table Mountain, Blouberg Beach definitely deserves a top spot on the city’s list of best sunsets. Feel the sand between your toes and the cool ocean breeze on your skin as the sun slowly sinks behind the mountain, painting the sky in gorgeous shades of gold.
Pack a picnic and hop on the cable car to the very top of Table Mountain. With the entire city, Robben Island and the Cape peninsula at your feet, there’s no need to guess why it’s been named one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature. Sip a glass of bubbly and watch as the glittering city lights come to life once the sun dips below the horizon.
Beautiful Camps Bay has even more to offer than golden sand, cool beach vibes and stylish bikinis. After a lazy day at the beach, head over to one of the ultra-stylish bars just offshore, order an exotic cocktail and witness one of the most jaw-dropping sunsets Cape Town has to offer.
Cape Point Vineyards
Toast the sunset with a glass of superb Sauvignon Blanc as you gaze out over the gorgeous Atlantic Ocean. Renowned for its exceptional wines, gourmet food and panoramic views of the mountain, fynbos and vineyards, you’ll be hard pressed to find a more romantic spot than the Cape Point Vineyards.
TOP SUNSET SPOTS IN JO’BURG
African Pride Irene Country Lodge
Nestled in the lush countryside between Johannesburg and Pretoria, African Pride Irene Country Lodge is the perfect place to indulge in a night or two of uninterrupted romance and luxury. Sip champagne as the sun sets, savour a gourmet dinner for two, then relax in style in your luxurious suite.
African Pride Mount Grace Country House & Spa
Grab a picnic basket, spread out your blanket on the rolling green lawn and watch the sun as it sinks against the beautiful Magaliesburg Mountains. After the stars come out, indulge in a romantic meal at 5-star Rambling Vine restaurant, then indulge in a soothing couple’s spa treatment the next day.
Protea Hotel by Marriott Clarens
Whisk your partner away on a romantic weekend in enchanting Clarens. Protea Hotel by Marriott Clarens is the perfect destination to experience the sunset in all its glory over the dramatic sandstone cliffs of the Maluti Mountains. Be sure to pop in to the many quaint art shops, curio stores and coffee shops during your stay.
Protea Hotel by Marriott Rustenburg Hunters Rest
Just 2 hours’ drive from Johannesburg lies serene Protea Hotel Rustenburg Hunters Rest. Take a scenic nature drive up to the reserve’s amazing viewing deck for unparalelled views of the surrounding bushveld and a magnificent sunset you have to see to believe.
Protea Hotel by Marriott Johannesburg Parktonian All-Suite
Located in Braamfontein, Protea Hotel by Marriott Johannesburg Parktonian All-Suite features a sparkling rooftop pool with panoramic views. Sip champagne and soak up the spectacular view of the Johannesburg skyline as the golden glow of the sunset sets the city alight.
As the city’s second highest koppie, Northcliff Hill offers uninterrupted views over both the vibrant CBD and leafy northern suburbs. Put the bubbles on ice, pack some snacks and take the short drive up at dusk to experience the Jo’burg sunset from a whole new perspective.
TOP SUNSET SPOTS IN DURBAN
Protea Hotel by Marriott Durban Umhlanga Ridge
Located just 20 minutes from the city centre, Protea Hotel by Marriott Durban Umhlanga Ridge is the perfect place to pop in for some sundowners and a gourmet dinner overlooking the ocean. For some evening entertainment, head to the exciting Gateway Theatre of Shopping across the way.
Protea Hotel by Marriott Durban Edward
There’s nothing like watching a glorious sunset over the ocean to heat up a romantic evening out. Feel the fresh sea breeze as you sip cocktails and dine on the terrace at Protea Hotel Durban Edward along the famous Golden Mile. This is pure romance by the sea.
Durban Botanical Gardens
Lush lawns, tropical trees and balmy breezes set the scene at Durban’s beautiful Botanical Gardens. Spread out your blanket on the lush lawn, pour some champagne and lie back as the sun slowly sets, turning day into night and providing the perfect start to your romantic evening out.