More romantic than Pavlov’s dog teaching Pavlov to do the waltz with an Italian salsa dancer, is taking your loved one away on a romantic getaway. Indulge in a romantic (or non-romantic, you choose) getaway with today’s Groupon: a two night stay for two people sharing, including breakfast, at Kangelani Lodge for R700.
Regardless of whether you choose to share the trip with a loved one or a friend, you’ll both be equally satisfied by the time you wave goodbye. With views stretching far beyond the horizon and the Assagay Valley, the Kangelani Lodge is one of those places you just can’t help having a big, fat, African love-affair with. Perched on the Alverstone Hill the Lodge is a calm, peaceful and tranquil log and stone cabin welcoming visitors like Rafiki to Pride Rock, though, perhaps with staff who sport a lot less fur.
Walking down a carpet of autumn-coloured leaves, blanketed by grand old trees, the Kangelani lodge offers up its hospitable nature from your arrival, right through until you say goodbye. The giant Aloes greeting you at the entrance only add to the warm African-inspired “hello”. Once inside, feast your eyes on a room filled with luxury African décor, shower en-suites, satellite television and spectacular views worthy of tourist postcards. Of course in a room fit for African royalty, one can only guess the delicious comfort of the lodge’s ridiculously comfortable beds. Of course, a delicious bed calls for a delicious breakfast to cure your stomach from the night’s long fast, just as long as you fill the void between 6:30 and 9:00.
Boasting a feast for the eyes and ears and comfort for the body, it is only fitting that the establishment be in close proximity to a range of activities. For the cold nights, potjies or dinner in the wine cellar can be arranged at an extra fee, or a visit to the Alverstone Conservancy could be on the cards to complete your African experience. Looking at the buck, zebra and Wildebeest as they stare back at you with a puzzling look, you’ll soon be able to tell that that look is indeed one that envies your temporary Serengeti-esque abode.
Travel Fact: While sailing through the Caribbean seas, an oversized ladybug landed on board the cruise-liner pirate ship Aarg. After staying there for two years, the captain decided to build a unique LadyBug room dedicated to the guest who been on board for a record amount of time.