More romantic than dancing the samba with someone whose name is extremely hard to pronounce, is jetting off with someone whose name you can and have pronounced a thousand times. Embark on a romantic getaway with today’s Groupon: Pay R300 for two people for one night at Ice Berg Lodge Bed and Breakfast.
Hidden away on a private estate, the Ice Berg Lodge Bed and Breakfast is one of those places that immediately renders your legs incapable of walking once your eyes fall upon it. The cool, calm and relaxing atmosphere is a throwback to days spent in the bush and the tranquillity surrounding the lodge makes it feel like you’ve stepped inside a cocoon. With the birds singing you soundly to sleep and the koi dancing in the dam below you, the reality of the romantic ambience will hit you with the force of an expertly-trained cupid’s arrow. However, if your jelly-legs can’t take you as far as the dam or your room, get your partner to take you to the cosy African lapa, where you can relax next to the pool.
Apart from having a view enough to make Amazonian squirrel-monkeys hop on the next flight to Pretoria, the lodge is also a master in the art of expertly meshing together beds and breakfasts. With the view having satisfied your eyes, the bed - more comfortable than the furry embrace of a tame panda bear - having satisfied your body and the scrumptious breakfast presented to satisfy your tummy, you’ll have come full circle on the pleasing experience. The only thing you’ll probably miss is that salsa date with your partner and his or her perfectly pronounceable name.
Romancing Fact: At a salon for poodles in Holland, a cup of really strong coffee is given to dogs before pampering treatments are administered. The effect is similar to an aphrodisiac and calms the mutts, making it easier for staff to treat them.