Winter fireside getaways bring their own kind of reverie, often composed of the fizzle and sputter of a log fire, and alongside it a sufficiency of books, friendly socks and good wine. Partaking of good food in an enchanting space centred around a roaring fire is another well-favoured winter pastime. We share a few of our favourites South African getaways that will get you fired up and keep you cosy during winter.FIRESIDE GETAWAYS IN WESTERN CAPE & GARDEN ROUTE

South African winter fireside getaways
The warmth from a softly whooshing fire envelops you in the comfy lounge at Abalone House & Spa in Paternoster. Great food at Reuben’s and stress-easing spa treatments are part of the delight.
South African winter fireside getaways
Embers is a magnificently scenic outdoor dining venue at the fireside, at Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Retreat in the foothills of the Cedeberg Mountains.
South African winter fireside getaways
Warm up on the verandah at gorgeous Angala Boutique Hotel in the Franschhoek winelands
South African winter fireside getaways
A stay in the Grootbos Private Nature Reserve near Walker Bay includes sumptuous dining in a variety of venues. In addition to fine dining in beautiful restaurants, guests also enjoy fireside meals in the boma.
South African winter fireside getaways
Book the Honeymoon Suite at The Tulbagh Boutique Heritage Hotel and enjoy having a warming fireplace in-room, under thatch and with plenty of old-world charm.
South African winter fireside getaways
A blazing fire burns at Katarinas Restaurant at Kurland Hotel, The Crags, in chilly weather, and fireplaces are fitted in the Elegant Suites. Loads of luxury make this a grand all-weather getaway.

FIRESIDE GETAWAYS IN KWAZULU-NATAL

South African winter fireside getaways
Winter in KwaZulu-Natal is all the better for the snow-capped mountains of the Drakensberg. Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse offers idyllic views of icing-sugared peaks in winter, and serves outstanding, hearty food to warm you, top to toe. A fire sizzles away in the cosy lounge.
Lythwood Lodge is a wonderful 4 star destination in the Midlands of KwaZulu-Natal, with fireplaces in its immaculate rooms and suites.

FIRESIDE GETAWAYS IN MPUMALANGA

South African winter fireside getaways
There’s no place like the misty Eastern Highlands of Mpumalanga for snuggling up at the fireside. Make a Luxury Lakeside Suite at Walkersons Hotel & Spa your base for warming up, and then venture out to fish for trout or horse ride.
South African winter fireside getaways
Critchley Hackle is another Dullstroom favourite for stretching out before the fireside. The rooms all have fireplaces where you can thaw out after happy hours spent in the village tasting local cheese, chocolates, whiskey and artisan beer.

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