Anniversary Ideas In South Africa

What is an Anniversary Idea?

An anniversary is the date on which an event took place or an institution was founded in a previous year, and may also refer to the commemoration or celebration of that event. The word was first used for Catholic feasts to commemorate saints.

Anniversary Ideas In South Africa

Best Anniversary Ideas:


1. Quiet Mountain Country House

Many pleasures are at Quiet Mountain House, located in the Hartebeestfontein Conservancy.

There’s the food prepared with quality ingredients, including milk, cream, and butter produced from resident cows and eggs from their obliging hens; the rambling gardens; and the excellent service that John and his partner Terence have given guests for more than 22 years.

  • Location: Magaliesberg, Mogale City
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2. Valley Lodge & Spa

Here you have the best of both worlds: a serene view from your veranda, combined with the pleasures of being in a large hotel.

These include an enormous resort-style pool, a fabulous spa (heated mineral pool, Jacuzzi, saunas, great treatment menu), a convivial pub, tennis court, babysitting, and a few dining options wood-fired pizzas delivered to your room.

  • Location: 13 Jennings Street, Magaliesburg
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3. Saamrus Guest Farm

This 500-hectare farm offers the most private and romantic collection of self-catering cottages in the area and the best views.

The only drawback is the 4×4 required to reach hillside cottages, or you’ll have to brave it on foot: it’s a 200 to 400-meter trudge uphill, but two strong men are always on duty to help carry for a tip.

  • Location: RH 4 Doornkloof, Magaliesburg
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4. African Pride Mount Grace Country House & Spa

Experience the luxury of time at African Pride Mount Grace Country House & Spa. Nestled amongst the ruggedly beautiful Magaliesburg Mountains, merely an hour’s drive from Johannesburg or Pretoria.

Here you can indulge in a massage at their on-site spa or dine in style at the acclaimed Rambling Vine Restaurant.

  • Location: Old Rustenburg Rd, Magaliesburg
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5. umVangati house

Nothing can prepare you for the view from this house. The 360-degree surroundings are uninhabited and unmarred, and all perfectly framed by the monumental scale of the architecture.

Avangate is a luxury purpose-built lodge reached via a steep road winding deep within the Moholoholo reserve. This is the kind of place where you propose, make amends, celebrate Valentine’s Day, or blow your partner away with a surprise weekend.

  • Location: Swadini Road, Hoedspruit
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6. Bushriver Lodge

This is one of those places that make your heart soar. The location is at the end of a long track that takes you through various gates and is situated on the banks of the Olifants River, so the water lullaby is a constant soundtrack. Enquire into the bush dinners ‒ a very romantic set-up in a dry riverbed.

  • Location: Oxford Farm, portion 1, Hoedspruit
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Western Cape

7. Grootbos Private Nature Reserve

The private reserve is unique in its focus on protecting and showcasing the local fynbos, much of which is endemic to this region, as well as the fauna that relies on it.

Chalets in Forest Lodge are separated by ancient milkwood forests and each has extensive views of the colourful fynbos and sweeping expanse of Walker Bay where whales abound in season. The food is outstanding, paired with carefully picked local wines. Think spa treatments under the trees, romantic horseback rides, and beach picnics.

  • Location: Grootbos Private Nature Reserve, Gaansbaai
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8. De Hoop Collection

For concerted nature lovers, De Hoop Nature Reserve is a must-visit – the only place in the Western Cape to see a successful breeding colony of Cape vultures, while minutes away, southern right whales swim close to shore.

Romantic picnics on dunes, warm fires on chilly nights, wonderful hospitality, and access to mountain bike and walking trails among the eland, bontebok, and reedbuck are all on offer.

  • Location: De Hoop Nature Reserve, Overberg DC
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9. La Cotte

A jewel in the Wineland crown, this old farm is a quiet retreat in the world-famous Franschhoek village. Set among large, beautiful gardens with grand views of the mountains, the bustling tourist village of Franschhoek disappears the moment you enter. Savour fine wines and exquisite food in La Cotte Restaurant.

Our choice would be a quaint one-bedroom Forest or Orchard Cottage from R3 529 per night or one of the beautifully appointed Manor House Pool Rooms from R3 700 per night.

From April to October, La Cotte is running low season rates from R3 207 per night in the Forest or Orchard Cottages, with the special running at the same rate for a Manor House Pool Room.

  • Location: La Cotte Farm, Franschhoek
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10. Haesfarm

The two spacious en-suite bedrooms on this 40-hectare organic fynbos farm, perched atop the rolling hills east of Stanford, share a lounge/library/bar.

They’re warmed with underfloor heating, a combustion fireplace, and a profusion of books and art, plus a covered terrace (with braai) from which to enjoy the sweeping valley views.

  • Location: Papiesvlei/Elim road
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