• Win the ultimate Valentine’s getaway worth over R43 000.

    One winner takes all! Stand the chance to win the ultimate Valentine’s Day getaways around South Africa and so much more…

    Here’s what you can win:

    Arniston Hotel & Spa

    PRIZE: 2 x night stay for two – dinner, B&B stay plus a Rasul treatment (Turkish steam chamber) and a couple’s massage – to the value of R7 920.

    The luxurious 4-star Arniston Spa Hotel has panoramic views of the ocean and is a stone’s throw from an endless, pristine coastline and safe, child-friendly beaches.

    Arniston is internationally known as one of the world’s best getaways. We are nestled between two breathtaking nature reserves, just two hours from Cape Town.

    Spoil yourself and your loved one at their relaxing seaside getaway with an indulgent Ginkgo Spa treatment.

    Culinary delights include fresh oysters and a range of delicious seafood sourced fresh from the local fishing boats. Your meals are complemented with a choice of excellent local wines.

    Unforgettably charming, Arniston will leave you feeling relaxed and rejuvenated.


    Holland House Luxury Accommodation

    PRIZE: 2-night stay for two, including breakfast – to the value of R2 600.

    Holland House Bed & Breakfast, is located in Morningside; a centrally located leafy suburb that affords the visitor easy access to some of the many features of Durban that makes it the most popular tourist destination in South Africa.

    Seven luxuriously appointed apartments are available all of which offer a spectacular view of Durban’s skyline at night and sunrise in the morning for those early risers! There is also a large pool allowing the visitor to cool off after a hot day of sight- seeing or the business person to unwind and relax once the day’s board meetings are completed.

    All in all, Kim and staff are confident that their guests will relax and enjoy their stay at Holland House, and make it their home away from home when they visit Durban.

    Access to the vibrant, trendy Florida Road is a mere stroll from the house. The iconic Moses Mabhida stadium and world-famous uShaka Marine World and Waterpark are just a short drive away.


    Our Place 

    PRIZE:  3-course “Chef’s Table” dinner for two plus a bottle of MCC sparkling wine – Total value: R1 200.

    Nestled a stones-throw from Blouberg Beach, you will find yourself awestruck as the aromas from the freshly prepared artisanal bread and pastries greet you upon entering Our Place, a family-friendly establishment, where doors are open to foot and paw alike.

    The open-plan seating offers you a front-row opportunity to watch the masterful baker at work or enjoy a warm sunset and lovely sea breeze on the patio with scrumptious items from the tantalising new menu.


    Rexford Manor

    PRIZE: 2 night’s stay for two – B&B – to the value of R7 920

    Situated in the quiet suburb of Rexford, Knysna, on the world-renown Garden Route, Rexford Manor is a beautifully appointed guesthouse, with spectacular high-level views of the historical town of Knysna and the picturesque lagoon.

    Ideally situated in close proximity to Leisure Island and The Heads and only 7-8 mins drive from the bustle of the Waterfront and town centre.

    For golf lovers, Pezula Champion golf course is less than 5 min away and has the most spectacular view over Knysna. Other golf courses include Knysna Golf Course and Simola Golf Course.

    With only 5 bedrooms an ideal place for a quiet getaway, or a romantic weekend in the Honeymoon Room.

    Each of the private rooms has its own en-suite bathroom/shower, walk-in wardrobe, a fridge and tea/coffee station, free Wi-Fi internet access and satellite TV.

    Shared areas include a sparkling blue pool, sun deck, lounges and the dining room. At the top of the stairs is the library, and the upstairs balcony on which to relax with a glass of wine, enjoy the view, and watch the sun set over the lagoon.

    The Knysna area has so much to offer, from forest walks for the nature lover, to paragliding for the adrenaline junkie, trips on the sea and lagoon, and many superb restaurants.


    Rickety Bridge

    PRIZE: Two-night stay at the Manor House (includes breakfast) and so much more – to the value of R7 590.

    Rickety Bridge Winery offers luxurious accommodation on a Franschhoek wine estate, less than 3 kilometres from the centre of the quaint Franschhoek town. The beautiful historic Manor House has been transformed into country-style comfort with individually decorated en suite bedrooms, a beautiful lounge and pool area. The idyllic setting of the wine estate offers the perfect backdrop for a Winelands wedding, function or conference. You can also enjoy a Bistro style lunch at Paulina’s Restaurant or go to the Wine Tasting Centre for wine tastings, cellar tours, wine blending and wine pairings overlooking the vines.


    Sycamore Treehouse Accommodation

    PRIZE: One-night stay including breakfast for 2 people (Sunday – Monday) (Friday + Saturday if a second night is booked at a discounted price) – to the value of R1 900.

    Eccentric, unique and romantic treehouse-style B&B accommodation is nestled along the magnificent Kwa-Zulu Natal Midlands Meander.

    The artistically designed treehouses will inspire you to relax and unwind while reliving your childhood fantasies. Enjoy yourself by either soaking in a private spa-bath, warming yourself by a cosy fire or indulging in a glass of wine and fine country cuisine on the patio while watching the sunset over Giants Castle in the Drakensberg.


    Unmgazi Hotel & Spa

    PRIZE: 2 x night’s stay for two – dinner, B&B plus a couples’ massage – to the value of R9 000

    The magical Umngazi Hotel & Spa is a hidden gem on The Wild Coast – South Africa’s most spectacular & yet least touristy region with its rocky coastline, indigenous forests, secluded coves and many river mouths.  Umngazi has all of this natural beauty on its doorstep as well as being an award-winning resort & spa.

    Thatch-roofed accommodation at the resort is perfectly situated among the indigenous gardens which provide the ideal setting for a totally relaxed and perfect romantic getaway.

    Umngazi orchestrates unforgettable romantic honeymoons and has earned a reputation as one of South Africa’s premier romantic destinations.  Special Honeymoon Bungalows have been designed to provide privacy and added pampering, while our spectacular Spa provides idyllic romantic treatments for two. The dedicated and experienced therapists use imported and locally made body products to ensure guests leave feeling relaxed, pampered and rejuvenated.

    Weekly fly-in packages are available Friday to Friday from Virginia Airport, Durban where you will fly at 500 feet above sea level along the beautiful coastline.

    During the out of season periods, Umngazi are able to create intimate and memorable weddings for up to 50 people. The Bride and Groom can either exchange vows on the riverfront with panoramic views of the surrounding mountains, Xhosa huts and setting sun or choose to say “I do” on a stretch of unspoiled eye-catching coastline unique to South Africa.

    To find out more about this truly memorable destination please contact Umngazi Hotel & Spa e: [email protected] t: (047) 564 1115/6/8/9 or w: www.umngazi.co.za.


    Gift Experience

    PRIZE: 2 nights’ accommodation at a Cape Town Holiday Apartments unit – your home away from home. As one of Cape Town’s greatest short term rentals agency with a selection of award-winning holiday apartments in the heart Cape Town, you have the confidence that your holiday or business trip is that bit more enjoyable and comfortable.

    The prize also includes breakfast for 2 at Salt at Paul Cluver. Located in the Elgin Valley, Salt at Paul Cluver is a rustic farm-style eatery with a twist of salt, where the ethos is simple food done really well. Open for breakfast and lunch daily (except on Monday’s) Salt at Paul Cluver also offers great wine & food pairings for both the adult and children too.

    And lastly, a R2 500 Gift Experience voucher for use at any Cape Town-based experience. Gift Experience South Africa is an exciting online experience gift store selling carefully hand-picked experiences and activities as gift vouchers. Perfect for anyone that is looking for a thrilling client gift, memorable staff incentive or just something truly special to gift a friend or partner for a milestone birthday or event. Their friendly and experienced staff would love to chat to you about creating the perfect experience gift that is unique, affordable and memorable. With over 400 amazing experiences across the whole of South Africa including supercar driving days, skydiving, spa pampers and romantic getaways, let them help you to create an unforgettable memory with your next gift.

    Total value: R5 000.

    To enter, simply complete the entry form below. Terms and conditions apply. Transportation (unless otherwise stated) is not included in the prize. Competition ends 31 March 2020.

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    Imka Webb

    Imka Webb is a freelance digital marketing expert and the digital editor of Food & Home Entertaining magazine.  www.imkawebb.com