So we’ve just touched down into the month of romance … Celebrating Valentines Day is actually an ancient rite dressed up in the modern-day spoils of flowers and champers, candlelit dinners, dreamy-eyed cupids, and getaways to die for.

Whatever else may woo you during this season of seduction, we hope these discounted getaways will sweep you off your feet, steal your heart and be a little easier on your purse strings.

Here’s a romantic’s dream-made-real: Kindle romance at the top of the world at The Gorge Game Lodge & Spa. From your huge and exclusive villa (there are just five, so no risk of overcrowding) you’ll be lording it over KwaZulu-Natal’s dramatic Oribi Gorge. Exclusive Getaways is discounting the rate to between R1063 and R1403 per person per night sharing (normal rates R1250 to 1650) and R2890 per person per night sharing on a minimum of 3 night stay (normal rate R3400) on a bed and breakfast basis. Nature is vast and on tap, meals will happen at your convenience, and an impressive spa menu will lead you into extreme temptation. T&Cs apply, read more

Or head up KwaZulu-Natal’s Elephant Coast to the gorgeous Kosi Forest Lodge, tucked away in a sand forest and more romantically cosy than anything you could imagine. For one thing, your bath is set in soft white sand and the boughs of a tree are all that separate you from the starry sky. It’s a world of forests, and placid lakes, and exquisite untrampled beaches. Stay for 3 nights and pay for only 2. Rates are from R1250 per person per night including accommodation, all meals, guided walk, guided canoe trip and a sundowner experience. T&Cs apply, read more.

If the Garden Route is your chosen rendezvous for valentines month, take advantage of Exclusive Getaways’ discounted rate at Palms Wilderness. For just R744 per person per night sharing on a bed and breakfast basis (normal rate R875) you can enjoy the charms of the pretty seaside town of Wilderness. T&Cs apply,read more.

Paternoster on the West Coast is another charming little haven for romance. But get plush and go to Abalone House, where for just R1500 per person sharing per night, you have a gorgeous five-star boutique-style stay, inclusive of afternoon tea, a three course crayfish dinner, and breakfast. T&Cs apply, read more.

Or perhaps Cupid lurks in Mpumalanga … Highgrove House in leafy Hazyview is available at a discounted rate of R1730 for a Luxury Suite per person per night sharing (normal rate R2035) and R2057 in an Orchard Suite per person per night sharing on a bed and breakfast basis (normal rate R2420) . T&Cs apply, read more.

You can’t beat the bush for a bit of wild romance. At Shibula in the Welgevonden, if you pay for 2 nights you get the third on the house. Or pay R1200 per person per night sharing mid-week and R1500 per person per night sharing over weekends. Rates include a complementary bottle of wine, all meals and two game drives per day. Read more.

Mail us for more info, or call 0860 102 907 (local) or +27 21 797-7122 (international).