If you’re a honeymooner, an incurable romantic, or someone who revels in a little glorious seclusion, we have three great getaways for you in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. All are private, remote and romantic – splendid spoils for anyone intending to avoid the crowds and the crush.

Kosi Forest Lodge, KwaZuluNatal
Kosi Forest Lodge, KwaZuluNatal

Sleep deeply in a sand forest on the edge of a lake, soak in a tub set in pearl-white sand under the stars, and spend idyllic days walking in raffia forests, canoeing on beautiful channels, and snorkelling at a secret paradise where the Kosi River meets the big sea. This is the kind of getaway that awaits you at Kosi Forest Lodge, a wonderful nature hideout tucked away between the trees beside Lake Kosi in KwaZulu-Natal. The lodge is hidden away in a wilderness that forms part of the Isimangaliso Wetland Park. It’s the only private lodge in the Kosi Bay Nature Reserve – one of the world’s recognised jewels, and it’s one of South Africa’s best ecotourist destinations. The Kosi Bay Nature Reserve encircles the rare lake system of Kosi Bay – one of the best-preserved estuary systems on South Africa’s Indian Ocean coastline. The reserve is a utopia of crystal waters, swamplands and coastal forests alive with birds. Hippo and crocodile live in and around the lakes, whilst all manner of unusual fish, plants and animals inhabit the reserve. Mail us.

Luxury chalets of Thonga Beach Lodge just above the beach, KwaZulu-Natal
Luxury chalets of Thonga Beach Lodge just above the beach, KwaZulu-Natal

Truly exquisite and hidden far away the crowds, is Thonga Beach Lodge at Mabibib Bay on the North Coast. This romantic getaway is set in dense dune forest just above a pristine beach that few people are lucky enough to visit. The luxury chalets are no more than a few steps away from the beach. And it is on this beach that huge turtles come to lay their eggs each year. Between November and February, Thonga’s guides will take you on unforgettable night-time turtle trips to watch the egg-laying process and to see new hatchlings making their first journey down the beachsands to the ocean. Diving, kayaking and swimming with dolphins, whale sharks and manta rays are also part of Thonga’s offering, along with sunbathing and swimming on a magnificent stretch of coastline. Mail us.

Your bathtub with sensational views at The Gorge, KwaZulu-Natal
Your bathtub with sensational views at The Gorge, KwaZulu-Natal

The Gorge Private Game Lodge & Spa is another place that’s remote and romantic, towering atop the majestic Oribi Gorge on the South Coast of KwaZulu-Natal. It’s a breahcatching wonder-work of nature, and a major spoil of a getaway. Nature is vast here, with guided trails through indigenous coastal forests bringing you close to the area’s many plants, animals, insects and birds. You will stay in an enormous villa, of which there are just five, built on the edge of impressive sandstone cliffs. Below is the incredible Oribi Gorge Nature Reserve. It goes without saying that views are amazing! There is a top-class spa, where all manner of fabulous treatments await you. Mail us.

Views from the spa at The Gorge, KwaZulu-Natal
Views from the spa at The Gorge, KwaZulu-Natal

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